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About the Graduate School

Committees

Graduate School of Child Development and Education

Graduate School Examination Committee

The Graduate Examination Committee will in practice consist of a number of chairs of Examination Committees for each discipline and programme. The task of this broad committee will be to maintain and guard harmonisation and coherence in the examination concerns. The committee advises the management team.

Graduate School Teaching Committee

The Graduate Teaching Committee will in practice consist of a number of Education Committee-chairs for each discipline and programme. The task of this broad committee will be to help assure the quality of the school's programmes by reviewing the curricula and education regulations and procedures.

All the heads of the Education Committtees and Examination Committees shall meet at least once a year - preferably at the end of the teaching year in June - for mutual consultation and discussion with the GSCDE management team. The committee advises the management team.

Examination Committees (Examencommissie - EC)

The majority of the Dutch language one-year Master's programmes shall remain under one of the disciplinary ECs, while the Research Master programme has its own EC.

By law (WHW 7.12), the EC has the official task of guarding the level and standard of the programme (examination). Also the EC has the right to grant exemptions (and other adaptations of the curriculum) to individual students. The EC is also responsible of the admission into the programme, although an admission committee can be mandated by the EC to handle the admissions on its behalf.

The EC stipulates the regulations for examinations and is also responsible for the handling cases of fraud- and plagiary. The EC appoints examiners for programme units (if necessary).

Within the GSCDE, the EC will also be involved in formulating the Examination and Teaching Regulations, especially where the curriculum and examinations are concerned.

Members of the EC are appointed by the faculty dean for a period of 5 years (can be renewed) on the recommendation of the director of the GSCDE.

Education Committees (Opleidingscommissie - OC)

The majority of the Dutch language one-year Master's programmes shall remain under one of the disciplinary OCs (together with the bachelor), while the Research Masterprogrammes has its own OC.

The Education Committees are the most important advisory body on programme level for the management. The committees have rights granted by law (WHW 9.18):

  • give advise on the Examination and Teaching Regulations
  • yearly evaluation of how the Examination and Teaching Regulations have been executed
  • give advise, upon request or upon own initiative, about the management and structure of the programme
  • give advice, upon request or upon own initiative, about anything concerning the education within the programme.

Members of the OCs are appointed by the dean of the Faculty of Social and Behaviourial Sciences (FMG) for a maximum period of 2 years (can be renewed) on the recommendation of the director of the GSCDE. Half the members of the committee are students of the programme. The other half is comprised of lecturers involved in teaching in the programme.