UvA students are invited to nominate their favourite professors for the title ‘Lecturer of the Year.’
‘Up until now, the election has been too much of a beauty contest,’ ASVA chairman Henriëtte Hoogervorst tells Folia. ‘Whereas originally the idea was to help motivate professors to engage with their students on a personal level. To give something back.’
In nominating their favourites, students are asked to provide justification for their choices. These are then passed on to the professor as a sign of appreciation and support.
This year, the organising committees ASVA and CSR will also be running an intensive campaign around the voting. Each vote will be attributed a certain weight according to the number of students registered per course and the number of professors that teach that course.
Within two weeks the nominees will be revealed with a jury of students deciding on the winner at the beginning of April. The digital ballot box opened on Tuesday.