With many ongoing developmental efforts in higher education, the question of excellence is often raised. What is the ultimate level of quality that can be achieved? And what is the magic recipe for reaching it?

The TALIDA projects aim to, on a course by course basis, address these questions. We believe it is unlikely that we will uncover any magic recipe; therefore, our aim is to find the best solution for each course’s unique circumstances.

Our goal is excellence, and the rapidly changing landscape of higher education continuously sets new and higher standards for what should be considered excellence. Thus we believe focusing our efforts on three basic questions and routinely reassessing the answers to them will have the biggest impact on student learning:

Are students learning what they should learn?

Are we teaching students in a way that ensures they learn what we want them to learn?

Are we actually assessing that students have learned what we want them to learn?