Criteria: general Backbone common to all NVAO frameworks: (1) Aims and objectives (2) Curriculum (3) Staff (4) Services (5) Internal quality assurance system (6) Results 2
Criteria*: Research Masters Students spend up to a whole year performing hands-on research. Master theses are of a very high standard. Embedded in research departments of proven very good to outstanding quality. Admission is highly selective.
Procedure: Research Masters NVAO & Royal NL Academy of Arts and Sciences Permanent Assessment Committees Application File: SER Questions & Answers; Additional Sources Site Visit Advisory Assessment Report: + or – Decision NVAO Board: + or - 4
Research Master Review 2007 The Exploration of a New Domain
BASINS: accreditation required? 6 Consortium: full members Netherlands: yes, May 2011 Norway: no France: no Consortium: associate members Hungary: yes, October 2015 Germany: yes, in future France: no
BASINS site visit 120510 the permanent committee Prof. dr. ir. Hein de Baar – chair, NL Prof. dr. Tom Veldkamp – member, NL Prof. dr. Rien Herber – member, NL Prof. dr. Gerard Govers – member, FL Heleen Cousijn, MSc – student member, UK Fred Mulder, MSc – secretary, NL/FL 7
BASINS site visit 120510 others present (pilot) Prof. dr. László Szarka – participant, HU Teresa Sánchez – observer, FR Kaja Braathen – observer, NL/FL 8
Tentative evaluation: Diversity within Jointness 1.Research Masters: Netherlands only accreditation as RM irrelevant in partner countries. 2.In the Netherlands, accreditation of RMs differs from the accreditation of other degree programmes. 9