- Students understand key concepts from the field of governance studies and are able to apply them in the context of their own student organisation.
- Students are able to describe and reflect on processes of governance from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
- Students understand key concepts from the field of policy studies and are able to apply them in the context of their own student organisation.
- Students understand key concepts from the field of leadership studies and are able to apply these when studying leaders in society and when reflecting on their own functioning.
- Students are able to design and conduct a simple research project that is relevant for the governance of student organisations and communicate the findings to a broad audience.
- Students have improved their academic skills (e.g. academic writing, critical thinking) and professional skills (e.g. presenting, negotiating).
The university has more than one hundred student organisations, which enrich students’ academic learning, personal development, and social life in numerous ways. The students who take up a position in the governing board of such organisations sometimes put their degree programme on a hold for a year, while others combine their board membership with teaching. The aim of this minor is to provide both groups of students an opportunity to broaden and deepen their academic development by offering a teaching programme that exploits the unique opportunity that their special position in a governing board brings. One the one hand, this minor aims to familiarize such students with insights from governance sciences from which they may benefit in their role on such a board. On the other hand, the minor also takes advantage of the situation by using those positions and organisations as an object of study.
The minor is organised in quartile 2, 3 and 4 of the academic year.