Educational Evaluation

Dimensie guards the quality of education on the UT in different ways. Dimensie does this through collecting complaints and participate in the panel talks or education committee.

Educational committee
The educational committee vouches for the quality of education. The course- and module-evaluations are being discussed and together with the education staff they try to solve critical problems. That’s why it is so important that as many students as possible fill out these evaluation forms. The students’ input is needed to find out what the biggest problems are and how they can be improved.

When an evaluation form is filled out the results are sent to the EC members. The results are discussed profoundly during the EC meeting. Furthermore, the course- and module coordinator writes a reaction about all parts. In this document, the points that will be improved in the next year are discussed and the teaching staff reacts to positive and negative parts of the module. The EC decides whether this is enough or if there are any further improvements that need to be done.

In the EC meetings, different subjects that are linked to psychology are discussed. Examples are:

  • Course- and module-evaluations
  • Internationalisation of the bachelor and master programme
  • Communication with students
  • Final evaluations of the bachelor- and master program
  • Developments within Twents Education Model (TEM)
  • General subjects concerning the quality of the educational program, like compensation rules

The committee consists of 5 teaching members and 5 student members. They meet roughly once a month and these meetings are led by Stephanie van den Berg (one of the teaching members).

On Dimensie’s behalf, Mathijs de Ruiter participates in the meetings as our Commissioner of Educational Affairs. He discusses all subjects that are communicated to him by students. You can reach him by mailing to onderwijs@svdimensie.nl or by just stopping by in the Rubix.

This information can also be found at https://www.utwente.nl/organisatie/structuur/faculteiten/bms/onderwijs/opleidings-en-examencommissies/

Panel Talks
The panel talks are a collaboration of Dimensie and the educational staff of psychology. These panels are held for the first and second year and the second half of the third year and they take place twice per quartile.

In the panel talks the module of that quartile is discussed; what are strong points of each track, what goes wrong and what are possible points of improvement. Through these talks, students can affect the education and make their voice heard. Participants of the panel talks are active during the lessons and keep an eye on what goes right or wrong.

Would you like to participate in the panel talks? Send an e-mail to onderwijs@svdimensie.nl

Educational Complaints
Dimensie plays a role in guarding the quality of the psychology programme at the UT. The Commissioner Educational Affairs can’t do this alone. As a student, you know better than anyone else when something goes wrong during a course.  So if you have any feedback to make the education better for yourself or future students feel free to mail us via:

education@svdimensie.nl

All complaints will be treated anonymously. They will in no way be communicated to a teacher linked to your name without your consent.

Project BMS and NSS
At the 10th of October 2017, Dimensie organized an event in collaboration with the other BM S study associations and the educational staff of psychology to evaluate the study program. This evaluation was based on the National  Student  Survey which was conducted from the beginning of 2017 till the end of April in 2017. The fact sheet displayed here, show the general results of Project BMS. 

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The main results - Project BMS and NSE 2017