Maria Verschoor appointed new Recognition & Rewards programme leader

On 1 April 2022, the Recognition & Rewards programme will welcome Maria Verschoor as its new programme leader. She will primarily act as a connector and booster of the programme. In addition, she will further shape and implement the vision on recognition and rewards within Radboud University.

“I’m looking forward to getting started and to further shape this programme together with everyone involved. I attach great importance to including the knowledge, skills, aspirations, and critical questions of employees in this process."

Inclusive change process

Verschoor currently works for the Dutch Research Council (NWO). “As part of the cross-domain initiative WOTRO Science for Global Development and the National Science Agenda (NWA), I focus on developing and implementing the NWO’s knowledge utilisation policy. I will take this experience with me in my role as Recognition & Rewards programme leader at Radboud University. Creating an inclusive change process that results in a balanced, workable and inspiring system of recognition and rewards is my ultimate goal!”

Teaching Cultures Survey

Besides the appointment of a new programme leader, April will also mark the start of the Teaching Cultures Survey(verwijst naar een andere website). This survey is part of a global longitudinal study, of which the first measurement was held in 2019. The second measurement will take place from 5 to 19 April 2022 and will enable universities to capture and track the culture and status of teaching across their academic community and compare findings with global peers. The third - and final - measurement of the Teaching Cultures Survey is scheduled for 2024.

The Teaching Cultures Survey covers part of the topics covered by the Radboud-wide Recognition & Rewards programme, namely the appreciation of our staff members’ teaching activities. The Radboud-wide Recognition & Rewards programme has a broader scope than just the appreciation of teaching activities, and also includes aspects such as the human dimensionAcademic Career Paths and Measuring Quality in its approach. Employees who perform an educational task will receive an invitation for this survey.