All EEMCS teachers can voluntarily work on their own education development, for the purpose of becoming a member of the ETP network. In 2016-2017, where possible and in consultation with all parties, a limited group will be offered the space and support they require. In the autumn of 2016, for organizational reasons (informing management, required financial means, time and support), we surveyed which teachers would like to participate in this pilot and what they required in terms of their means.
In the autumn of 2016, about 15 teachers have shown an interest in using a form of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The aim is that at the end of the academic year 2016-2017, about 5 to 10 teachers have taken a significant step towards becoming an excellent teacher.
What kind of support can a teacher in the pilot expect?
Details concerning the support still have to be considered. For now, teachers can contact project management if they require information concerning participation, want to register as a participant or could use some help, for example in drafting a research question or looking for relevant literature.
During this pilot, it is possible for a limited group of teachers to participate in the UT learning track called Senior University Teaching Qualification (SUTQ, the follow-up to UTQ). It concerns the first version of SUTQ, another pilot. SUTQ serves as a great starting point for subsequent development to become an excellent teacher. Namely, within the SUTQ programme a teacher can analyze and improve or redesign their education methods on the basis of theory and/or teaching methodology. With this, the SUTQ is a relatively short study into good education practices, lasting from half a year to a year, which differs from ETP, which entails a longer track where the teacher becomes well acquainted with the research-based approach and works on strengthening their role in their personal education environment. Three EEMCS teachers have started the SUTQ track in September 2016.