University Teaching Qualification (UTQ)

The University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) is evidence of the didactic competence of teachers in academic education. The UTQ is recognized by all 14 Dutch universities. You follow a UTQ trajectory at your own faculty.

The UTQ-program is intended for all (novice) teachers at Radboud University. For teachers with a permanent contract and a teaching load of at least 0.3 FTE, the UTQ is mandatory. By completing a UTQ, you can enhance your didactic skills to develop, deliver, and assess high-quality education. The UTQ serves as the starting point for your continuous development as a teacher.

The UTQ trajectory

The UTQ trajectory begins with an intake. During the trajectory, you, as a teacher, are supported in your learning process through practical assignments, appropriate course offerings, and support from your own faculty in the form of a community, coaching, and supervision. You also have the opportunity to work more gradually towards obtaining the UTQ (by completing competency domains with partial certificates). The UTQ certificate will ultimately be awarded based on a development focused assessment. This conversation will take into account both the achieved partial certificates, and your development throughout the entire UTQ trajectory. This also applies to your aspirations for the future within education at this university. 

Registering for the UTQ program

Registration for the UTQ program is currently closed.

Overview of teaching tasks required per assignment

AssignmentsRequired teaching responsibilitiesTime investmentSuitable course offerings
Teaching practice0.3 FTE teaching tasks (lectures/seminars or other forms of educational delivery such as labs)40 hours over a period of 6 monthsEducation in a Nutshell
Student supervision3 students to supervise in a thesis or internship trajectory (regardless of level).40 hours over a period of 6 monthsThesis and Internship supervision
Course DesignA course in which you want to revise (a significant part of) the course or a course you are designing from scratch (if you are not the course coordinator, please consult with the coordinator to discuss possibilities).40 hours over a period of 6 monthsCourse design 
Assessment A course in which you want to revise (a significant part of) the assessment methods in the course or a course in which you are designing new assessment methods (if you are not the course coordinator, please consult with the coordinator to discuss possibilities).40 hours over a period of 6 monthsAssessment and Learning

The courses are also offered to teachers outside the UTQ program. 

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Frequently Asked Questions about the UTQ

Contact

If you have any questions about the UTQ program, please contact the Faculty UTQ contact person at your faculty:

  • Social Sciences: bko-uko-fsw [at] ru.nl (bko-uko-fsw[at]ru[dot]nl) 
  • NSM: bko-fdm [at] ru.nl (bko-fdm[at]ru[dot]nl) 
  • Science: bko-fnwi [at] ru.nl (bko-fnwi[at]ru[dot]nl)
  • Arts: bko-uko-fdl [at] ru.nl (bko-uko-fdl[at]ru[dot]nl)