The students of the University of Basel deserve the best possible learning experience to develop their academic potential and to contribute to the shaping of society. To this end, the Department of Educational Development supports the professionalization of the teaching staff according to international standards, the development of contemporary assessments and examinations, and the establishment of a good feedback culture in the area of learning and teaching.
Assessments and Examinations
In June 2021, the University of Basel implemented university-wide quality criteria for assessments and examinations. Individual faculties are responsible for quality assurance. The faculties are currently undertaking pilot projects designed to implement the quality criteria and foster ongoing development of assessments and examinations. The Department of Educational Development provides various checklists for assessments and examinations: Checklist: exams and assessments (in general) (PDF), Checklist written examinations (PDF), Checklist oral examinations (PDF)
Developing as a Teacher in Higher Education
Members of the University of Basel have the opportunity to earn three consecutive certificates. At the heart of these certificates is the interaction between students and teachers:
Basic Certifcate in Higher Education Didactics
Higher Education Certificate 'Supporting Learning'
Higher Education Certificate 'Learning, Teaching and Assessing'
The Department of Educational Development offers a range of workshops to support the professional development of teaching staff of the University of Basel taking into account digital education. Workshops
Online registration for the workshops of fall semester is open since: 01 June 2023.
For further support the Knowledge Hub (Intranet) contains various resources and materials, e.g. Checklist: digital teaching (PDF), Checklist: flipped classroom for lecturers (PDF),Checklist: flipped classroom for students (PDF)
The various IT-tools for teaching staff and students at the University of Basel can be found on the EduTools website.
Teaching Excellence Awards
Every two years, the Department of Educational Development organizes the presentation of Teaching Excellence Awards in five different award categories. The next Teaching Excellence Awards will be presented in 2025.