On 10 December 2018, the University Council consented to the University Implementation Plan for Quality Agreements.
The plan sets out the measures that the University will take in the coming years to improve the quality of its education, and how the quality resources will be applied to achieve this. These resources are being made available from the introduction of the loan system and, in line with the coalition agreement, must be used to improve the quality of education.
How the resources for these quality agreements will be applied is described in the Implementation Plan for Quality Agreements Leiden University 2019-2024. This plan was assessed positively by NVAO (the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders) and was approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in June 2019. The implementation plan is based on the faculty implementation plans that were drawn up in consultation with the Faculty Councils and approved by them. In these plans, the faculties describe in concrete terms their policies and measures for improving their teaching. Students, lecturers and, once again, the participation bodies will be actively involved in implementing the University Implementation Plan.
Leiden University regards the quality agreements and the contingent resources as important instruments for further implementing the University’s vision on teaching and learning Learning@LeidenUniversity. The quality resources make it possible to give an impetus to active participation by students, provide better support in the learning process and offer smaller scale supervision.
With effect from 2019, an annual report (text in Dutch) will be drawn up indicating the progress made with the quality agreements. A summary of this report will be included in the University’s annual report.