The UvA has updated its Vision on Teaching and Learning. New challenges meant that the previous, 2012 version needed to be modified and further clarified. Four ambitions have been formulated which encapsulate the direction that the University intends to take in coming years.
The updated Vision on Teaching and Learning is the result of intensive consultation rounds within the UvA community.
The main themes of the previous Vision on Teaching and Learning will still apply. Education at the UvA is research-intensive, centred on academic development and serves to promote further differentiation and specialisation.
'I am happy with the updated Vision on Teaching and Learning', Rector Magnificus Karen Maex said. 'Important issues are addressed, such as the equal value of teaching and research, the University's accessibility, research-intensive education and our decision to focus on blended learning. This Vision on Teaching and Learning will allow the University to make great strides in coming years.'
Following the consultation rounds within the UvA community – which involved such things as round-table discussions and feedback resulting from the 'Denk Mee' consultation platform – four ambitions were formulated.