Education development officer
Lisann Brincker is an educational consultant and one of the main developers of the Science Skills Platform - a versatile digital learning environment where students can train skills they need during and after their studies. She developed flexible modules on collaboration, writing a literature review, presentation, peer-feedback, stress-management and, most recently, personal and professional development. She is the lead editor of the platform, ensuring that an appealing writing style that connects with students' experiences is used. Lisann supports teachers and programmes in implementing skills support in existing education. She is also contributes to the strategic education policy of the Faculty of Science and the University as a whole with regard to the topics skills and job market preparation.
Lisann has been working for Leiden University since 2019. She is closely associated with the bachelor and master Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences (BFW & BPS). Lisann regularly works with the education office of the Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research (LACDR), where she helps to streamline the communication with students. To implement the Science Skills Platform, she advises lecturers and regularly (re)designs educational materials such as assignments, manuals and assessment models. She also assists with skills training, for example by assessing student presentations.
Lisann recently designed a module that supports students in becoming aware of their personal and professional development. She worked together with study career advisers from the Science Career Service to align all new materials with the existing support. The module allows students to map out their personal profile and development plan and learn how to communicate about them effectively during and after their studies. This helps students get to know themselves and prepares them for a competitive job market.
In collaboration with other educational developers and the Science Career Service, Lisann also provides solicited and unsolicited advice on policy documents as well as testing them for applicability in practice. In doing so, she was involved in the creation of the 13 core skills for Leiden University students launched in 2022.
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