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Teacher of the Year Election

Every year, the Teacher of the Year Election chooses the best teacher of Tilburg University. This teacher is then nominated for the national Teacher of the Year election, which is organised by the ISO. Each student can cast one vote.

The nominees

Nikolaus Schweizer - TiSEM

Nikolaus Schweizer

Dr. Nikolaus Schweizer is the nominated lecturer of TiSEM. He teaches the courses Asset Liability Management, Games and Economic Models and Valuation and Risk Management. He was trained as a mathematician and came to Tilburg University five years ago. He strongly believes in teaching mathematics by storytelling.

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Erik-Jan Broers - TLS

Erik-Jan Broers

Mr. Erik-Jan Broers is the nominated lecturer of TLS. He teaches the subjects Geschiedenis van het Belastingrecht, Perspectieven op Recht, Rechtsgeschiedenis en Europese Rechtsgeschiedenis. Furthermore, he mainly does research on the history of criminal law. During his lectures he uses old criminal cases among other things. To keep the students' attention, he includes a relaxation moment in each lecture. During such a moment, he makes a small excursion to something that is less relevant to the lecture, but still instructive and fun.  

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Tila Pronk - TSB

Tila Pronk

Dr. Tila Pronk is the nominated lecturer of TSB. She teaches the courses Introduction to Psychology for Social Sciences and Introduction to Psychology for International Students. She has been working at Tilburg University since 2014 and she mainly conducts research on love and relationships. During corona, she chose to record her lectures in advance. Instead of recording lectures of one and a half hours, she divides them into shorter clips. In addition, she organised weekly zoom sessions where students could ask questions. This was done so that she could make real contact with the students.

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Nathan Wildman - TSHD

Nathan Wildman

Dr. Nathan Wildman is the nominated lecturer of TSHD. He teaches the courses Logic, Digital Aesthetics and Philosophy of Technology. During corona, he has tried not to imitate the physical lecture hall, but rather to create a digital learning environment that works just as well. He records his lectures in advance and organises Q&A sessions via Zoom. The key, however, is to provide interactive tutorials.

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Dries de Crom – TST

Dries de Crom

Dr. Dries de Crom is the nominated lecturer of TST. He teaches the subjects Greek (1, 2 and 3) and Latin (1, 2 and 3). In his classes, he tries to give students the knowledge, skills and confidence to read Latin and Greek texts independently. When it comes to teaching, he likes to think there are two fundamental rules: the first one is that you have to be an expert in the subject you are teaching and the second one is that you give your students the respect they deserve.

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Voting: how does it work?

Every year, the Teacher of the Year Election chooses the best teacher of Tilburg University. This teacher is then nominated for the national Teacher of the Year election, which is organised by the ISO. Each student can cast one vote. The lecturers are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The teacher has passion for his or her subject and knows how to convey the social added value of the subject to students.
  • The teacher uses activating didactics by means of sufficient interaction and feedback and is able to connect to the student's world of experience.
  • The teacher strives to continue professionalising and developing himself/herself.
  • Despite the changing circumstances caused by the corona crisis, the teacher is able to provide high-quality education and keep the students involved.

Keep these criteria in mind when casting your vote! Ultimately, the Teacher of the Year is chosen by the votes of the students (50%) and the votes of the jury (50%).

Voting is now closed.