Jan Aten is UvA Lecturer of the Year 2022
Dr. Jan Aten of the Faculty of Medicine has been elected UvA Lecturer of the Year 2022.
"Aten knows how to create a friendly and open atmosphere in his classes. He knows his students' names and exudes calmness and patience so that students feel space to ask questions. His feedback to students is very constructive. It is no wonder that students praise his kindness and support and his ability to explain complicated material very clearly. In his classes, Aten strikes a wonderful balance between support and guidance and encouraging self-regulation. As a result, Jan Aten is this year's UvA Lecturer of the Year 2022."
Students from the jury Robin Blom (member Central Student Council) and Paula Eikelboom (vice-chair of ASVA Student Union) announced this during the UvA Education Day in the Singelkerk.
In the video, students and staff motivate their nomination for UvA Lecturer of the Year 2022.
Lecturer of the Year 2022 per faculty
M. (Milio) van de Kamp
Lecturer of the Year 2022 at Faculty of Social- and Behavioural Sciences
Milio van de Kamp is a junior lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. According to students, he is funny, passionate and really cares about his students. They students notice a nice and safe atmosphere in his lectures and feel seen and heard. Students prais him for his program "Baanbrekers", a group for first generation students at the University of Amsterdam. This program focuses on talent development and space is given to feel at home. Van de Kamp is a hardworking teacher gives a lot of attention to his students to get the best out of them.
Dr Ir Erik J. Bekkers
Lecturer of the Year 2022 at the Faculty of Science
Dr Erik Bekkers teaches Geometric Deep Learning in the Machine Learning Lab at the UvA. According to students, he is a talented lecturer who knows an awful lot about his field. He knows how to clearly convey this to his students in his well-prepared and structured lectures. He communicates well with his students and they can always come to him with questions. In addition, his clear explanatory videos on YouTube are a fantastic addition of high quality, which is inspiring for online education.
Dr mr V. (Vassilis) Dafnomilis
Lecturer of the Year 2022 at Amsterdam Law School
Dr Vassilis Dafnomilis is both lecturer and academic coordinator at the Amsterdam Law School. According to his students, he has a special talent for tackling difficult course material, making them fun and understandable. Students prais him because he is friendly, has a lot of humor and is enthusiastic. This enthusiasm ignites students. He takes the time for them and is always there for all students.
Dr M.N. (Mohammad) Nasiri
Lecturer of the Year 2022 at the Faculty of Economics and Business
Dr Mohammad Nasiri is assistant professor in the Strategy & International Business department. Students prais him for his efforts to help everyone where he can and because he is always ready for the student. He prepares his lectures extremely well and if you have a question, he does everything he can to answer it. According to his students, he is also very funny, respectful and very inspiring.
Dr C.P. (Colin) Sterling
Lecturer of the Year 2022 at Faculty of Humanities
Dr Colin Sterling teaches in "Memory and Museums" at the University of Amsterdam. Students prais him because he involves everyone in his lectures and is very interested. His students get the study material explained very clearly in his lectures. When something is not clear, he takes his time with his students until everyone understands. According to student, you can easily ask him questions, considering this lecturer is very open and enthusiastic.
Dr J. (Jan) Aten
Lecturer of the Year 2022 at Faculty of Medicine
Dr Jan Aten teaches in Pathology at the Bachelor of Medicine. With his teaching of pathology, students say he has inspired them to look at the world with a different perspective. In lectures, he takes a dedicated approach, always making free time for his students. He is friendly and is a real support to his students. Students prais him because he is a structured lecturer who explains everything in great detail, with great patience and enthusiasm.
B.G.J.R. (Bernardus) Aan de Stegge
Lecturer of the Year 2022 at Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)
The Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA) organized a seperate election. Bernardus Aan de Stegge was nominated Lecturer of the Year 2022 at ACTA. See the post of the FSR ACTA about the announcement here.
What does the election process look like?
All students and employees are able to nominate a lecturer during a time period (last year between Monday 4 until Friday 15 April 2022).
For every faculty, a faculty lecturer of the year is named. After collecting all nominations, the nominations per lecturer was corrected for program size of the lecturer, to ensure that study programs of large and small size have an equal chance for this title. The lecturer with the most (adjusted) number of nominations is named faculty Lecturer of the Year.
The Lecturers of the Year per faculty will continue for the title of UvA Lecturer of the Year. The UvA Lecturer of the Year is chosen by a jury. The jury consists of students from the Central Student Council and ASVA Student Union, the rector magnificus and a former UvA Lecturer of the Year.
Who can nominate a lecturer?
Every student and employee of the UvA. The Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA) organised a seperate election.
When will the election for academic year '22-'23 start?
The organizing committee is currently evaluating last year's election process and has no planning yet.
Who have been former winners?
Previous years, the UvA Lecturer of the Year were: David Bos (2021), René Smits (2020), Elio Baldi (2019), Frank Nack (2018), Antoinette Muntjewerff (2016-2017), Bas de Bruin (2015), Joris Marée (2014), Mieke Mulder (2013), Jan van Maarseveen (2012), Gerben Moerman (2011), Sander Bais (2010), Peter Starreveld (2009), Mathieu de Bakker (2008) and Maria Bonaria Urban (2007).
The Lecturer of the Year award has existed since 2007 in its current format.
Who is organizing this award?
The Lecturer of the Year award is organized by the Central Student Council (CSR) and ASVA Student Union. They are supported by staff from the UvA Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC) and Academic Affairs (AcZ). This award has existed in its current format since 2007.