4 March 2019

Share your thoughts on a future-proof optional course profile

“All Bachelor's students at UU will design their optional course profile in a personal, future-proof and conscious manner by 2022. To this end, students will use part or all of the optional course profile to increase their breadth and interdisciplinarity.”

These words derive from the vision for the optional course profile (Dutch only), which was recently reinforced. How can we turn this vision into reality? Join in the discussion!

Meeting 1: Student communication and supervision

Monday 25 March, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Minnaertgebouw, Mezzanine room; walk-in lunch: from 12:45 p.m.

Key questions: What do you require as a student to design your optional course profile in perfect alignment with your interests, ambitions and future goals? How can you support students in this process as a lecturer, tutor, student counsellor or Master's coordinator? What obstacles to communication and supervision do you encounter as a student or as a colleague involved in education? Which solutions are available?

Meeting 2: Interdisciplinary curriculum in the optional course profile & support for lecturers

Thursday 28 March, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Minnaertgebouw, Mezzanine room; walk-in lunch: from 12:45 p.m.

Key questions: Which interdisciplinary courses would you like to take in your optional course profile as a student? What does the dream curriculum look like to you as a lecturer in terms of interdisciplinary education in the optional course profile? How would you like to be supported in developing interdisciplinary education as a lecturer?

Meeting 3: Scheduling and course planning

Wednesday 3 April, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Minnaertgebouw, Mezzanine room; walk-in lunch: from 12:45 p.m.

Key questions: What scheduling-related obstacles to making full and/or interdisciplinary use of the optional course profile do you encounter as a student or as a colleague involved in education? Which solutions are available?

Application 

Are you eager to attend one of the sessions? If so, you can register here. Feel free to forward this invitation.

Background

Would you like to know more? Read the updated and reinforced vision for the optional course profile entitled 'The future-proof optional course profile at Utrecht University'. This vision has been adopted by the Executive Board and ensues from the project on Interdisciplinary education in the optional course profile. The vision was elaborated on the basis of input by students and colleagues from all parts of the university during three sessions in October.

Next steps

With the help of your input, UU will conclude university-wide agreements to realise a future-proof optional course profile which Utrecht students can use to the full. More information will follow! 

We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the above!