The Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board document contains the duties and the procedural working practices of the Examinations Board relating to its statutory duty to monitor the quality of the degree programme's assessment and testing provisions. The law requires that the Examinations Board lays down guidelines and instructions accordingly (Article 7.12b, paragraph 3 of the Higher Education and Research Act). When creating their course and the corresponding assessments, teaching staff must comply with a number of obligations to enable the Examinations Board to guarantee that the assessments and certificates awarded meet the required quality standard.
The Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board include the following topics: the tasks of the Examinations Board and any individuals to whom these tasks have been delegated; the procedure for student requests (e.g. deadlines, basic assumptions and arguments in decision-making, appeals procedure); the appointment of examiners; the assessment policy (e.g. archiving, the administration of examinations, exam invigilation, resits, feedback, the right of inspection, field work); and the procedure concerning certification (e.g. cum laude policy).
Other documents that create a framework within which the Examinations Board performs its duties are the Assessment Policy Framework, the Assessment Policy for the Social Sciences and the Responsibilities of the Examinations Boards for Social Sciences. The Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board were drawn up by the Examinations Board on the basis of the UvA Model for the Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board.
The Rules and Guidelines of the Examinations Board documents can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.