Photographer:Fotograaf: Simone Golob
MAASTRICHT. Five of the programmes at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences that were issued a ‘yellow card’ by quality watchdog NVAO in 2013, seem to have received the go-ahead. The Qanu committees that assess the quality for NVAO, are satisfied with the changes that have been implemented.
This means that the ‘yellow cards’ are most likely no longer applicable and hence also the threat that government funding would be withheld. The Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) still has to give the official go-ahead. This is expected in December.
The master’s programme of Media Studies had already received a good report last June, so all six studies that had initially received a rap on the knuckles because theses were not up to scratch, can now heave a sigh of relief. The research master’s of European Studies that received an unsatisfactory mark at the beginning of 2014, is in its recovery phase.
The faculty celebrated the good news last Wednesday by raising a glass with members of staff, and proudly reported the news in its electronic newsletter FASoS Weekly.
Dean Rein de Wilde does not want to comment on the joyful news. It is still “informal”, he emphasises. NVAO must first give its formal approval.