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Corona - Good practices

Everyone is working hard to ensure that the educational processes run as smoothly as possible in these difficult times and that the quality of education and testing remains high. This often means that existing working methods must be adapted and new ways of working needs to be developed. For the programme management as well as the Examination Boards. With this site we want to offer a platform to share good practices, protocols, new procedures, etc. For the benefit of all of us!  

So, please do not hesitate to share your working methods or new materials with us! Or ideas and suggestions. Let's support each other, make use of expertise where it can be found and a organise all the good efforts in various areas efficiently. You can send materials or suggestions to the contact person below. In the accompanying text please indicate whether particularities apply, e.g. whether the name of the authors should be mentioned, conditions for using the materials, a disclaimer, etc.

  • Guideline Inspection and discussion of assessment in crisis situation (COVID 19

    In response to questions and concerns from examiners about upcoming remote test inspection, the Examination Board for Behavioural Sciences (BS) has drawn up some guidelines. 
    Guideline Inspection and discussion of assessment in crisis situation (COVID 19). May, 2020.

  • Remote Graduation Colloquia: a description how to organize graduation colloquia.

    Due to the Corona pandemic health measures, it is currently not possible to physically meet for graduation colloquia at the UT. Computer Science [1] organises remote graduation colloquia using the BlueJeans video conference system. In this document they explains the required technical and organisational actions. 
    [1] Adapted, with gratitude, from the guidelines prepared by Technical Medicine

  • Rules for an on-line/video BSc- or MSc exam. Faculty of Engineering Technology.

    Good practice shared by Gert-willem Römer (Chairman Examination Board ME & SET). 

    As measure to minimize the spread of the Corona virus, it was decided that BSC & MSc colloquia shall be continued as planned, but in an on-line (video based) fashion. But how to minimize he risk of fraud during an on-line/video BSc- or Msc exam?
    The programma managers and Examination Boards ME/SET/IDE/CE of the Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) have developed and issued a set of rules
    Although at the same time the Examination Boards are of the opinion that the risk of fraud during a BSC & MSc colloquium is low, when compared to the risk of fraud during online sessions of a regular oral exam of a regular course. After all, in a BSc/MSc project, supervisor(s) and student have cooperated for a longer time. So, supervisor(s) are already (to a large extend) aware of the skills and capabilities of the student. Moreover, the topic of the Bsc/Msc project is mostly very specific for the student, and therefore it is unlikely other students can help answering. For an on-line session of a regular oral exam of a regular course, extra measures should be taken, on top of the attached rules, in order to minimize fraud.

    NB. In the document “BlueJeans” is mentioned as preferred on-line video-tool. The Examination Board ME&SET also allowes Skype. 

    Not mentioned in the document but also relevant for programmes to consider: the EB ME&SET has mandated someone from “Student Affairs & Logistics, Faculty Engineerig Technology (ET), Educational Affairs Office WB/ME (BOZ) to issue a "Graduation Statement" on behalf of the EB to the student once he/she has passed. This kind of letter is sent also by other programmes to a graduate student because the Msc diploma, due to the Corona crisis, cannot be issued physically. 

  • Directive Hogeschool Rotterdam: No grades for adjusted, alternative tests, but a '(not) completed'.

    For this Corona period, the Hogeschool Rotterdam has drawn up guidelines and advice for online testing in a document. One of the guidelines concerns giving (no) grades for adjusted, alternative tests. 
    The underlying principle is the expectation that students will have more difficulty preparing themselves optimally for a test based on the existing standards but with a different form or a test that is administered digitally. The university of applied sciences would regret if this will (in the longer term) affect the judiciaries with which students can graduate. Think of cum laude graduation and/or the transition to (pre) master's programmes for which a certain average final mark is required. As advice it has been stated that the adjusted tests are only assessed with 'completed' (voldaan) or 'not met' (niet voldaan). The argumentation is that the exactness that can be guaranteed under other circumstances cannot be guaranteed now. In addition, this assessment has no consequences for judicia such as 'cum laude' on the diploma, which would be the case if the grade were calculated.

    The directive will not be maintained if there are particularities such as mutual compensatory tests. If the student's result has a negative effect on the awarded judicia due to the measure and this has consequences for future possibilities, the student can contact the examination board.