The exam committee acts as supervisor for the Academy for Theatre and Dance. This independent committee monitors the quality of tests and assessments in relation to the formulated competencies and exit qualifications of the study programmes.

It does so by appointing examiners, drawing up guidelines for holding tests and assessments (including awarding diplomas), combating fraud, verifying the quality of tests and deciding on submitted complaints, dispensations and personal study tracks. The Education and Exam Regulation (OER) functions as a guideline for the decision-making process of the exam committee, as does the Study Guide which contains the competencies and exit qualifications of the study programme. The exam committee also gives solicited and unsolicited advice about topics that have to do with the quality of tests and assessments.

When to contact the exam committee? 
If questions or problems with tests or assessments arise, it is advisable to first discuss these with the teacher in question and/or artistic director of the study programme. Although formally the exam committee has final say, applications for dispensations or a personal study track are primarily dealt with by the artistic director. Students who have problems with study progress should consult with the student counsellor or study coach.

If no solution is forthcoming you can consider contacting the exam committee:

  • If in your opinion something is wrong with the result of your assessment or if you have doubts about the assessment and consultation with the teacher, examiner or artistic director of the study programme has not helped to solve the problem.
  • If you find that faults were made in awarding a dispensation or deciding on a personal study track.

You can lodge an objection against proceedings or a decision. The exam committee will investigate if procedures have been followed correctly and that the OER has been sufficiently adhered to. A verdict by the exam committee can mean that a procedure must be repeated.

How do you get in touch with the exam committee?
You can contact the exam committee via its secretary, Liesbeth Koot at: liesbeth.koot@ahk.nl 

Who have a seat on the exam committee?
Fien Bloemen (chairperson)
Liesbeth Koot (secretary)
Melvin Fraenk (member)
John Taylor (member)
Juul Beeren (member)
Erik Viskil (external member)

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