University of Groningen

Institution Profile: University of Groningen
Type of InstitutionComprehensive University or equivalent
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified
Summary of Intervention(s)

• In the Netherlands, various debates, agendas and campaigns around responsible research assessment culminated in the multi-stakeholder Recognition and Rewards Programme and its position paper ‘Room for Everyone’s Talent’ being published in 2019.
• In response to the national programme, Groningen University established a working group to forge an action plan and consult with staff on how to diversify career structures at the University.
• The working group committed to: cultivate dialogue via meetings with staff groups, set up pilots, share good practices, and embed the results in policies and procedures.
• A central concern has been to support activities and achievements that can go unnoticed in traditional academic career structures, for example, teaching, societal impact, patient care, and contributions to administration.
• New profiles emphasizing one or more of these domains will be generated, with new qualitative and quantitative performance indicators developed to support hiring, promotion, and tenure track decisions for appointing staff.

Source Material
2021 Action plan
LinkPortfolio assessment
Type of DecisionHiring, Promotion, Tenure
Scope of PolicyInstitution-wide
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified

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