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4TU.CEE starts LinkedIn groups
4TU.CEE starts LinkedIn groups
4TU.CEE believes in jointly inspiring, stimulating, supporting and disseminating effective and high quality engineering education through research and application of evidence-based innovations. We have recently started two LinkedIn groups in which we would like to exchange knowledge and events on innovative engineering education. One group ‘4TU.CEE’ is more general in nature. The other group focuses on Learning Spaces and is called ‘4TU.CEE Learning Spaces’. You are most welcome to join these groups on LinkedIn. A third group ‘4TU.CEE Olin College’ is in the making.
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Teaching Excellence Recognition
Teaching Excellence Recognition
All four TU’s have decided on further recognition of teaching excellence. 4TU.CEE therefore engaged in two international studies by Ruth Graham. Besides the Teaching Cultures Survey, a ‘Roadmap for Change’study identified the next steps that should be made after decision making. Both best practises and failures from an international group of universities were analysed with those involved. Outcomes show that senior management support, consultation, a HR framework and building of engagement are important. Also the flexibility to adjust the original plans for optimal fit in the own university setting is of importance. Lack of momentum can be a serious failing factor. In the next newsletter we will report on the Teaching Culture Survey which will give us a baseline of where we stand now while enabling a progress check in the future.
Wednesday 6 March 2019
New projects TU/e Innovation fund
New projects TU/e Innovation fund
As every year, new projects started beginning 2019 with support of the TU/e innovation fund. This year’s themes were ‘Hands on and digital education’, and projects that gear towards the ‘TU/e education vision 2030’. The projects this year are very ambitious!
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Senior University Teaching Qualification Ceremony at UT
Senior University Teaching Qualification Ceremony at UT
You are invited for the SUTQ/SKE ceremony on 18 April, from 15.00-17.00 in Atrium Ravelijn at the University of Twente. During this ceremony the SUTQ (Senior University Teaching Qualification) and SKE (Senior Examination Qualification) participants will receive their certificate from the vice president of the executive board, Mirjam Bult.
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Future engineering skills in Hong Kong and Shenzhen
Future engineering skills in Hong Kong and Shenzhen
In the summer of 2018 a group of 15 honours programme students from TU Delft, together with  Prof. Peter Wieringa (HPD Dean & Vice-Rector at TU Delft) spent eleven days in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, to learn about the local engineering culture.
Monday 4 March 2019
How to give effective feedback in the international classroom
How to give effective feedback in the international classroom
Feedback is questionable in the intercultural context
Sunday 3 March 2019
Interim testing in bachelor courses: pro's and con's
Interim testing in bachelor courses: pro's and con's
In 2012, Eindhoven University of Technology launched the Bachelor College reform. As part of this reform, interim testing was introduced for (almost) all bachelor courses. Courses were obligated to provide interim assessments during the course, such as exams or assignments that counted for at least 30% of the final grade. These interim tests would provide early feedback to students about their academic progress and encourage them to engage with their learning at an early stage in each course, and were expected to provide immediate benefits to students’ learning achievements in courses, as well as teach them ‘healthy’ study habits in the long run (i.e. not always cramming at the last possible moment).
Thursday 21 February 2019
Blog Learning Spaces Tour AMS Institute
Blog Learning Spaces Tour AMS Institute
End of January 2019, 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education had the privilege to visit the Amsterdam Metropolitan Institute. 30 participants from the 4 Technical Universities in the Netherlands participated in this first stop of the 4TU learning spaces tour. The programme consisted of two site visits to two living labs: HOOD and DIGITAL, where students of the master Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering (MSc MADE) in action contexts and stakeholders were interviewed on their experiences and the pedagogical framework in which they were working. Read the blog written by 4TU.CEE programme coordinators Renate Klaassen (TUD) and Chris Rouwenhorst (UT) and view the presentations.
Friday 8 February 2019
Blog 4TU meets Olin college
Blog 4TU meets Olin college
End of November a group of some 40 4TU staff gathered for a two-day workshop to discuss and work on interdisciplinary education. It was guided by Prof. Siddhartan Govindasamy and Prof. John Geddes from Olin College, where almost all education is interdisciplinary. It is considered as one of the leading institutes in engineering education by Ruth Graham. Learn more by reading the blog of 4TU.CEE programme coordinators Renate Klaassen (TUD), Chantal Brans (TU/e) and Chris Rouwenhorst (UT).
Friday 4 January 2019

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4TU.CEE starts LinkedIn groups
4TU.CEE starts LinkedIn groups
4TU.CEE believes in jointly inspiring, stimulating, supporting and disseminating effective and high quality engineering education through research and application of evidence-based innovations. We have recently started two LinkedIn groups in which we would like to exchange knowledge and events on innovative engineering education. One group ‘4TU.CEE’ is more general in nature. The other group focuses on Learning Spaces and is called ‘4TU.CEE Learning Spaces’. You are most welcome to join these groups on LinkedIn. A third group ‘4TU.CEE Olin College’ is in the making.
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Teaching Excellence Recognition
Teaching Excellence Recognition
All four TU’s have decided on further recognition of teaching excellence. 4TU.CEE therefore engaged in two international studies by Ruth Graham. Besides the Teaching Cultures Survey, a ‘Roadmap for Change’study identified the next steps that should be made after decision making. Both best practises and failures from an international group of universities were analysed with those involved. Outcomes show that senior management support, consultation, a HR framework and building of engagement are important. Also the flexibility to adjust the original plans for optimal fit in the own university setting is of importance. Lack of momentum can be a serious failing factor. In the next newsletter we will report on the Teaching Culture Survey which will give us a baseline of where we stand now while enabling a progress check in the future.
Wednesday 6 March 2019
New projects TU/e Innovation fund
New projects TU/e Innovation fund
As every year, new projects started beginning 2019 with support of the TU/e innovation fund. This year’s themes were ‘Hands on and digital education’, and projects that gear towards the ‘TU/e education vision 2030’. The projects this year are very ambitious!
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Senior University Teaching Qualification Ceremony at UT
Senior University Teaching Qualification Ceremony at UT
You are invited for the SUTQ/SKE ceremony on 18 April, from 15.00-17.00 in Atrium Ravelijn at the University of Twente. During this ceremony the SUTQ (Senior University Teaching Qualification) and SKE (Senior Examination Qualification) participants will receive their certificate from the vice president of the executive board, Mirjam Bult.
Wednesday 6 March 2019
Future engineering skills in Hong Kong and Shenzhen
Future engineering skills in Hong Kong and Shenzhen
In the summer of 2018 a group of 15 honours programme students from TU Delft, together with  Prof. Peter Wieringa (HPD Dean & Vice-Rector at TU Delft) spent eleven days in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, to learn about the local engineering culture.
Monday 4 March 2019
How to give effective feedback in the international classroom
How to give effective feedback in the international classroom
Feedback is questionable in the intercultural context
Sunday 3 March 2019
Interim testing in bachelor courses: pro's and con's
Interim testing in bachelor courses: pro's and con's
In 2012, Eindhoven University of Technology launched the Bachelor College reform. As part of this reform, interim testing was introduced for (almost) all bachelor courses. Courses were obligated to provide interim assessments during the course, such as exams or assignments that counted for at least 30% of the final grade. These interim tests would provide early feedback to students about their academic progress and encourage them to engage with their learning at an early stage in each course, and were expected to provide immediate benefits to students’ learning achievements in courses, as well as teach them ‘healthy’ study habits in the long run (i.e. not always cramming at the last possible moment).
Thursday 21 February 2019
Blog Learning Spaces Tour AMS Institute
Blog Learning Spaces Tour AMS Institute
End of January 2019, 4TU.Centre for Engineering Education had the privilege to visit the Amsterdam Metropolitan Institute. 30 participants from the 4 Technical Universities in the Netherlands participated in this first stop of the 4TU learning spaces tour. The programme consisted of two site visits to two living labs: HOOD and DIGITAL, where students of the master Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering (MSc MADE) in action contexts and stakeholders were interviewed on their experiences and the pedagogical framework in which they were working. Read the blog written by 4TU.CEE programme coordinators Renate Klaassen (TUD) and Chris Rouwenhorst (UT) and view the presentations.
Friday 8 February 2019
Blog 4TU meets Olin college
Blog 4TU meets Olin college
End of November a group of some 40 4TU staff gathered for a two-day workshop to discuss and work on interdisciplinary education. It was guided by Prof. Siddhartan Govindasamy and Prof. John Geddes from Olin College, where almost all education is interdisciplinary. It is considered as one of the leading institutes in engineering education by Ruth Graham. Learn more by reading the blog of 4TU.CEE programme coordinators Renate Klaassen (TUD), Chantal Brans (TU/e) and Chris Rouwenhorst (UT).
Friday 4 January 2019