The Centre for Higher education (ZHD) of the Faculty of Humanities is a member of the Network of Higher education NRW, which forms an association of 15 didactical centres and jobs at North Rhine-Westphalian universities, administrative colleges and some colleges of art and music.
With its membership in the network "Hochschuldidaktik NRW", the centre offers lecturers and interested junior researchers the opportunity to participate in the qualification programme "Professional Teaching Skills for the University." It includes a well-founded basic didactic qualification and concludes with a certificate. The certificate serves as "educational aptitude", which is required at many universities within the teaching profession.
The total certificate with 200 work units (AE) consists of three modules: basic module (80 AE) expansion module (60 AE) and advanced module (60 AE) and thus complies with national and international standards. The AEs are acquired with Workshops (WS), cooperative job shadowing (KoHo) and as part of an Innovative Teaching Project.
Within the modules, all subject areas with defined compulsory work units must be completed. The following compulsory work units apply:
• Teaching and learning: at least 60 AE
• Reviewing and rating: at least 16 AU
• Counselling for students: at least 16 AE
• Feedback and evaluation: at least 16 AE
• Developing innovations in teaching and studies: at least 60 AE