An induction programme for Early Career Academics
Given the little professional teaching preparation, the first teaching experiences of many of our Early Career Academics are daunting. Aside from the stress this may cause for ECAs, this situation may impede the quality of education. The present proposal addresses this concern by offering an induction programme. Firstly, this programme will include insights in the organisational structures. Secondly, it will offer extensive support during teaching the first course, consisting of a combination of group wise mentoring as well supervision by senior staff. Thirdly, the programme will offer additional workshops according to individual needs of participating ECAs. A qualitative study will be conducted to find out to what extent the programme impacts their experiences in a positive way.