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). Within the Dutch Qualification Framework NLQFEsther works as an expert for the Classification Committee and Annemarie is chair of the Quality Committee.
Examples of educational assessments
Cluster visitation of 13 research master’s programmes in the behavioural cluster, educational visitation of 17 second-degree teacher training programmes (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences), initial accreditation assessment of thehigher education master programme Clinical Obstetrics at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, mid-term evaluation of various master’s programmes of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Leiden University, the institutional audits for the University of Applied Sciences Arnhem and Nijmegen, the University of Groningen and the Amsterdam School of the Arts.