Further Improvement Examination boards in higher education

This report by the Inspectorate answers the question of how, and to what extent, the examination boards of higher education institutions establish whether a student satisfies the intended exit qualifications, in relation to Section 7.12 of the Higher Education and Research Act (Wet op het hoger onderwijs en wetenschappelijk onderzoek WHW). The inquiry focuses on the tasks of the examination boards, as well as the manner in which they are performed and the position occupied by the board within the institution. For purposes of clarity, we wish to emphasise that the Inspectorate makes no statement in this report regarding the final qualification levels themselves; we are solely concerned with the role played by the examination boards in guaranteeing these levels.