De Onderzoekerij is commissioned to act as the secretary for the assessment of educational programmes in higher education. We support the assessments of existing programmes (accreditation), as well as assessments for new courses and programmes (initial accreditation assessments, TNOs), and institutional audits (ITKs).
As a certified NVAO secretary, De Onderzoekerij supports and oversees the assessment process. We are the contact person for both the university/university of applied sciences and the commission. We support the commission during the entire assessment process. In addition, we compile and draw up the assessment report.
Apart from this, we carry out other activities in the area of educational assessments. For example, we oversee audits for courses for ambulance assistance personnel for the CZO (College for Hospital Training Programmes) and we are experts on the classifications within the Dutch Qualification Framework NLQF.
Examples of completed educational assessments
The research master Social and Behavioural Sciences at Tilburg University (accreditation existing programme), the higher education master programme Clinical Obstetrics at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (initial accreditation assessment), the master programme Vitality and Ageing at Leiden University (mid-term evaluation), the institutional audits (ITKs) for the HAN University of Applied Sciences, the University of Groningen, and the Amsterdam University of the Arts.