Utrecht University has awarded the Teacher Awards since 1994, to encourage academic teachers to continuously improve their teaching and to show them appreciation. The Teacher Awards consist of the Teacher Talent Award, for academic teaching who have recently started; and the Outstanding Teacher Award, for those teachers with upwards of five years’ teaching experience. Every year, study associations can nominate a teacher for these prizes and this year, no fewer than 33 have been nominated. A jury shortlisted four nominees for the Outstanding Teacher Award and four nominees for the Teaching Talent Award from the submitted teachers. Dr. Andringa was of course part of the latter. Criteria include the educational vision of the lecturer, the creation of student interaction and the students’ learning experience.
The jury consisted of Ruud Schotting (chair), Petra de Jongh, Ronald Bleys, Bernadette van de Rijt, Sigrid Merx, Arjen Vredenberg, Margot Koster, Frans Pennings, Arjan Stegeman, Niels Bovenschen, Marij Swinkels and student members Geerte Koster (Biomedical Sciences) and Luna Kuijper (Public Administration and Organisation Science). The jury was supported by the Centre for Academic Teaching.
The official prize ceremony will take place during the University’s Dies Natalis in Utrecht, on Thursday March 26th.
UCR students, faculty and staff congratulates Dr. Andringa on her award!
If you want to know more about Dr. Andringa’s vision, you can read her interview with the Dean of University College Roosevelt.