The course objectives of the certificate track are that you:
Three face-to-face meetings are organised in which you share and discuss topics in research into higher education with other certificate track participants. The meetings are guided by the coordinators and/or guest lecturers.
The first meeting helps you to situate your own research project in the broad research field of higher education. During this meeting the outline of the master class and related expectations will be explained as well. Furthermore, dr. Didi Griffioen (HvA, chair of VOR SIG-HO) will give a guest lecture on the role of higher education research in higher education change processes. The lecture helps you to actively explore ways in which outcomes and/or processes related to your research project could inform educational practices in higher education institutes.
In the second and third meeting there will also be a guest lecture.
During the third meeting we ask two former, recently graduated PhD to present their work. The speakers will be announced in due time. During the third meeting we compose the manuscript, by selecting the paragraphs to incorporate in the paper.
During the course of the Masterclass students collaborate in writing a paper which describes current trends in research in higher education and ways in which this research can inform future developments in higher education. To describe research trends different concepts studied in the context of higher education are used. The paper targets an audience of higher education researchers and professionals. The coordinators guide the writing process.
The assignment stimulates you to reflect on the content as discussed during the meeting and to relate it to your own research project as well as other projects. Also, in preparation for the meetings you will be asked to do some preparatory work (reading an article, preparing a presentation).
For the first meeting we ask you to present a 2-minute pitch on your research and to read three articles (see below). For the second and third meetings we ask you in pairs to write a paragraph on relation(s) between the topic of the guest lectures and your topic.
In order for you to situate your research within the broad field of higher education, we ask you to prepare for the first meeting by reading the papers by Tight (2013) and Kandlbinder (2013).
In order to get familiar with a framework to describe levels within higher education at which research and teaching can be connected, we ask you to prepare for the first meeting by reading the paper by Healey & Jenkins (2018).
During the first meeting we explore if this framework is helpful to structure the paper.
The literature for the other meetings will be related to the specific topics of the invited speakers. Literature will be distributed timely before the start of the session (at least 2 weeks in advance).
The study load for following the certificate track is rated at 60 hours, distributed as follows:
Calendar and deadlines
|Deadline registration certificate track||15 September 2018|
|Face-to-face meeting 1||11 December 2018|
|Deadline assignment 1: Submit pitch||15 November 2018|
|Face-to-face meeting 2||5 February 2019|
|Deadline assignment 2||15 January 2019|
|Face-to-face meeting 3||9 April 2019|
|Deadline assignment 3||15 May 2019|
Free for ICO members. For all others € 1000.
Deadline for registration for the certificate track is September 15, 2018. You have to complete the registration form on the ICO website. Participants who want to register for the certificate track after the deadline is due, are recommended to contact the coordinators.