The Delft Education Fellowship recognises and appreciates the efforts of lecturers for educational innovation and boosts the impact on educational reform and development. Lecturers, Assistant professors, Associate professors and Full professors can become Education Fellow when they have made a visible, substantial and valuable contribution to the education of TU Delft. The Dean of each faculty will nominate potential Fellows. Each year TU Delft appoints four new Education Fellows. Since 2016 26 Education Fellows have started their educational fellow project.
A TU Delft Education Fellow is appointed for a period of two years. They receive a two-year grant of €25,000 per year for educational purposes.
Every year Rob Mudde, Vice-Rector Magnificus/Vice President Education, and Annoesjka Cabo, Academic Director Teaching Academy invite the Deans to nominate suitable candidates among their faculty members by sending in their names together with a concise dossier for each of them.
The deadline for the nominations is Monday 19 September 2022. An assessment committee will assess all nominations on the basis of assessment criteria and a dossier. They will select maximum 4 proposals.
- 19 september 2022: Deadline nominations by the deans.
- Beginning October-mid October: (A delegation of) the committee will have interview(s) with the four selected candidates individually, in which the candidate’s proposal will be discussed in more detail and mutual questions can be answered.
- 17 October 2022: Assessment Committee meeting
- Before the end of October: The assessment committee will decide about granting the Fellowships.
- 10 November 2022 TU Delft Education Day: Official Announcement of the new appointed TU Delft Education Fellows.
- 1 January 2023: the appointed Fellows will start their projects.
Education Fellows are accountable for intended project results and should actively propagate them to the (Engineering) Education Community both inside and outside the university.
Education Fellows perform an ambassadorial role within the university. They could encourage other lecturers to also be or get actively involved in educational innovation. To this end, Fellows will also be actively involved in the Teaching Academy and the TU Delft Education Day.
Lecturers, Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Full Professors can become Education Fellow when they have made a visible, substantial and valuable contribution to the improvement of education at TU Delft. An Assessment Committee carries out Delft Education Fellowship Assessments. Their decisions are based on a list of assessment criteria and a dossier about the candidates.
Nominated candidates are expected to have demonstrated:
1. Structural quality of their education, demonstrated in student evaluations, feedback from colleagues or other key education-related documents
2. Their commitment to effective innovation in education
3. The continuing development of their teaching knowledge and skills
4. Cooperation with other lecturers for the development / modernisation of education
5. Sharing their knowledge and experiences inside or outside the university, for example through presentations, publications, workshops or lunch seminars.
6. The set-up of an innovative educational project for their Educational Fellowship, describing clear goals, activities and outcomes and fitting within the TU Delft Strategic Framework on Students & Education.
The criteria mentioned above should be accounted for in a dossier containing:
1. An education CV of the candidate (connected to criteria 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
2. A description of the innovative project to be carried out by the candidate (connected to criteria 2, 5, 6) consisting of a clear Goal, Problem Description, Methods to be used, Global timeline, Planned budget spend and Deliverables (approximately 3-6 pages).
3. A nomination letter by the Dean of the Faculty the candidate is employed at.
An example of topics to address in the dossier:
Experiences in Education (Started teaching in…, involvement in de Bsc/Msc or Extension School programmes (type of courses), different roles you have in education (can be teaching, setting up a course, course coordination, supervising etc etc.)
Experiences in renewing education.
Professionalization (courses you took yourself, participation in Teaching Academy Activities, educational conferences etc)
Recognition (Evaluations in education, Best lecturer, Innovative teacher, educational grants like Surf, Comenius, .. etc etc)
Research in education (submitted papers etc)
Other relevant information contributing to your educational CV
Project Proposal (3-6 p.)
Short Summary (in short the problem, solution and impact) (+- 1 paragraph)
Background of the project (why? What is the problem/challenge, what is known about it, what is there to win, reference to literature)
What is the proposed solution and results. (What is it you want to do (based on what), what are the project results your aiming for, how are you planning on achieving these (methods?), the main milestones/phases/timeline, who is involved, what are possible risks (and how to deal with these), how are you planning to evaluate the effect?
What is the impact for the TUDelft as a whole. How will your project contribute to education at other faculties. How are you planning on disseminating the results etc.
Global overview of the budget spend. (from conferences, activities, materials to TA’s to hire)
Nomination letter Dean
Dean focussing on why this nominee (project)
The awarded "Best Lecturer of the Year" from the faculties @TU Delft can be nominated without an education CV. Their status as Lecturer of the Year allows them to propose an educational project without additional evidence. A nomination letter is still necessary.
The Assessment Committee consists of the Vice-Rector Magnificus/Vice President Education, Academic Director of the Teaching Academy, a Dean, a Director of Education and an appointed Education Fellow.
They will select maximum 4 proposals on the basis of the criteria and dossier mentioned above.
Annoesjka Cabo | Academic Director Teaching Academy