UvA Q is a new teaching evaluation method that reflects the UvA’s ambition to improve the quality of education.
UvA Q thus supports the curriculum renewal process, the institutional accreditation effort and the Study Success programme, aimed at ensuring that at least 70% of students in all degree programmes obtain their Bachelor’s degree within four years.
UvA Q gathers information on courses, student opinions and the experiences of lecturers via various forms. This information is subsequently compiled into clearly worded reports. Lecturers can apply this knowledge to improve their skills and teaching methods. It also allows Programme Committees (opleidingscommissies) to identify valuation discrepancies and take appropriate action, and it enables Graduate Schools and Colleges to permanently regulate the quality of their programmes. The UvA can also apply the UvA Q system to inform students of the evaluation results and the way in which they will be used.