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Programme Committees

The Programme Committee (PC) is a representative advisory body in which students and lecturers discuss the quality of education at the level of the individual study programme or cluster of study programmes. In that capacity, the PC advises on the design of the curriculum, quality assurance, and policy choices.

The PC performs its task by reviewing the Teaching and Examination Regulations (TER) and its implementation and by issuing (unsolicited) advice to the programme director and the dean on all education-related matters for the relevant study programme.

It is important to University of Amsterdam that the programme committees are able to perform this valuable function. The Guide for Programme Committees offers more information about the duties and functions of the PCs and provides practical advice.

Workshops for programme committee members

The UvA also offers workshops that programme committee members can follow for further professionalisation. You can find the central workshop offerings on this webpage (if available). In addition, you can also consult the website of your faculty and programme for further information and the local professionalisation options.

  • Training Quality Assurance and UvA Q - January 2021

    The programme committee is responsible for assessing the way in which education is carried out. It does this by, among other things, looking at student feedback (in UvA Q). The UvA organises a workshop in January, so that programme committees can perform their task as effectively as possible.

    During this workshop, we will first briefly consider the quality assurance cycle that programmes and courses go through in order to achieve improvements in the quality of education. We will also discuss the role of the programme committee within this cycle. Subsequently, the role of student feedback will be discussed in more detail and the possibilities of the UvA Q evaluation system will be introduced. In the second (interactive) hour, the participants will work in groups and practice with reading and interpreting different variants of evaluation reports.

    The training will be provided by Wouter Schrover, education policy officer at Academische Zaken, and Tetje Timmermans, institutional researcher at Bestuurlijke Informatie and responsible for UvA Q.

    Date and time

    The training is offered 3 times:

    • Monday 18 January, 15.00-17.00h, in English (this session is full; registration is no longer possible)
    • Tuesday 19 January, 15.00-17.00h, in Dutch (this session is full; registration is no longer possible)
    • Monday 25 January, 15.00-17.00h, in English

    The training takes place online (via Zoom). The training is accessible to all members of programme committees, both students and lecturers.


    You can register no later than 18 January using the form below.