Staffdevelopment, UM Faculty of Law
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Steps:
The UTQ programme consists of several steps:

Step 1: Attending the UTQ kick off meeting with the UTQ coordinator
Step 2: Attending the UTQ intake meeting with the UTQ coordinator
Step 3: Attending the 6 UTQ-modules:

  1. Assessing and guiding a thesis/essay
  2. Vision on education
  3. Lecturing (interactive) and presentation skills
  4. Course development and problem design
  5. Tutor role - Interactive group work and group dynamics 
  6. Assessment

You can start at any time, with the module of your preference. Once you have done the UTQ kick off and intake, you will receive emails with UTQ news. As soon as a module is organized, you will receive information about the module and a link to register yourself.

Step 4: Writing your UTQ portfolio (in parallel to steps 2 and 3)
Step 5: Assessment procedure
Step 6: UTQ certificate ceremony (at UM level)

 

UTQ Module 1: Assessing and guiding a thesis/essay.

What
In these UTQ sessions you will discuss how to supervise students in research and writing, and how to provide feedback.  You will also discuss criteria for assessment of writing assignments and how to apply these in assessing students and providing final feedback.

These are the Intended Learning Outcomes
Participants are
- Able to supervise students individually and in groups [teaching delivery]
- Able to adopt various roles, such as thesis supervisor or coach [teaching delivery]
- Able to provide constructive feedback [teaching delivery]
- Able to give students constructive feedback on the basis of the formulated 
assessment criteria [student assessment]
- Able to assess students based on predefined criteria [student assessment]

Parts
“UTQ: Assessing and guiding a thesis/essay” consists of 3 parts.

Part 1 Information and journal club
Part 2 Lectures (and Questions)
       2.1) Practical information about bachelor and master thesis
       2.2) What have students learned during the skills courses?
Part 3 Workshop

We would like to ask you to attend the parts chronologically. You start with part 1 (information and journal club), afterwards you attend part 2 (two lectures), to end with part 3 (workshop).

Registration:
You need to register for each part/session. So, you need to select 4 timeslots and register 4 times. For each part, you can choose between several dates. During part 3 (workshops) we will work in small groups of 8 participants to give you optimal personal guidance.

Pretask:
For part 1 and part 3 you are asked to complete preparatory tasks. You will receive the preparatory task after registration.


UTQ Module 2: Vision on education

What is the module about?
In these UTQ sessions, participants discuss the educational vision of the UM and the FoL and their own educational vision.

These are the Intended Learning Outcomes:
Participants are…

  • Able to understand the educational vision of UM, the FoL.
  • Able to express how their own educational vision aligns with the educational vision of UM, the FoL.
  • Able to explain how they perceive the role of the teacher in the student learning process and what they want to achieve in teaching.

Sessions:
“UTQ: Vision on education” consists of 3 parts:
1) Journal Club and info
2) CCCS in NNR/NR and ELS
3) CCCS Boundaries or opportunities

Registration:
You need to register for each part/session so you need to select 3 timeslots. For each part, you can choose between several dates.

Preparation:
For part 1 and part 3 you are asked to complete preparatory tasks. You will receive the preparatory task within a few days after registration.

UTQ Module 3: Lecturing (interactive) and presentation skills

What is the module about?

In these UTQ sessions, participants will explore what elements are important for student-centered, interactive lecturing and share experiences. Participants will receive feedback on their personal presentation style, from both the workshop trainer and their colleagues.

What are the Intended Learning Outcomes?

Upon completion of this module, you are able to: 

  • reflect on the role of a classical lecture in the curriculum,
  • discuss the ‘why’ of interactivity during plenary sessions,
  • compare and contrast different ways of facilitating interactivity during plenary sessions,
  • practice with presenting in front of a live audience,
  • reflect on your presentation style,
  • summarize factors that enhance student learning during lectures.

These link to the more general goals of the UTQ trajectory:

Participants are…

…. Able to apply the educational principles of active, student-centered learning in developing education and teaching.  [developing education – teaching delivery]
…. Able to adopt various educational roles, such as lecturer. [teaching delivery]
….. Able to encourage students to embrace the educational principles of active, student-centered learning. [teaching delivery]

Sessions:
The module “UTQ: Interactive lecturing” consists of 3 parts.

1) Journal Club and information
2) Tips about (interactive) lecturing
3) Workshop

We would like to ask you to attend the parts chronologically. You start with part 1 (Journal club and information), followed by part 2 (Tips about interactive lecturing), and then finish with part 3 (Workshop).

Registration:
You need to register for each part/session. This means that you need to select 3 timeslots and register 3 times. For each part, you can choose between several dates. During part 3 (Workshop) we will work in small groups of 5 or 6 participants to give you optimal personal guidance. Therefore, available spots are limited for part 3 of this module. The sessions of part 1 will be organized online. The sessions of parts 2 and 3 will be organized on campus.

Preparation:

For part 1 and part 3 you are asked to complete preparatory tasks. You will receive the preparatory task after registration. Before attending part 1 you need to upload your preparation task. You can already register yourself now and upload your preparation later, using the same registration link.
 

UTQ Module 4: Education development - Course development and problem design

What is the module about?

In these UTQ sessions, participants discuss course development and problem design and share experiences.

What are the Intended Learning Outcomes?

Upon completion of this module, you are able to:

●  explain the position of your part of the curriculum in relation to the structure and the ILOs of either the entire curriculum or the relevant part of it. [developing education]

●  identify characteristics of the target group, such as prior knowledge, and design education based on these characteristics. [developing education]

●  clearly express and communicate the educational outcomes (ILOs) to students. [developing education]

●  justify the educational design choices made for different parts of the curriculum, such as a course, workshop, training session(s) or lecture. [developing education]

●  involve students in the educational principles of active, student-centred learning. [teaching delivery]

Sessions:
The module “UTQ: Development of education” consists of 3 parts.

1)         Part 1: Journal club, theory and information – Development of education
2)         Part 2: Problem design, course design and curriculum design in Legal Education
3)         Part 3: Workshop – Reflection on course and task design

You have to attend the parts chronologically. You start with part 1 (Journal club, theory and information – Development of education), followed by part 2 (Problem design, course design and curriculum design in Legal Education), and then finish with part 3 (Workshop – Reflection on course and task design).

Registration:
You need to register for each part/session. This means that you need to select 3 timeslots and register 3 times. For each part, you can choose between several dates. During part 3 (workshop) we will work in small groups of 8 participants to give you optimal personal guidance. Therefore, available spots are limited for part 3 of this module. All sessions will be organized on campus.

Preparation:
For parts 1 and 3 you are asked to complete preparatory tasks. You will receive the preparatory task after registration. You need to upload your preparation task at least 2 working days before the start of the session via ‘aanmelder’. 

UTQ Module 5: Tutor role - Interactive group work and group dynamics
More information about these modules will be added soon.

UTQ Module 6: Assessment
More information about these modules will be added soon.