Stan van Ginkel graduated Cum Laude

Stan van Ginkel graduated Cum Laude

Stan van Ginkel defended his dissertation today very well, and received his PhD with distinction (Cum Laude). A great achievement. Title of the dissertation: Fostering Oral Presentation Competence in Higher Education. Stan: congratulations, you earned this. Paranymphs Philippine Waisvisz and Nicolette Tauecchio, congratulations too.

Thanks Prof. dr. ir. Marcel Zwietering for chairing, and Professors Bedir Tekinerdogan, Luc De Grez, Diana Dolmans and Jan Vermunt for acting as opponents. Thanks professor Cees van der Vleuten and Sherwyn Morreale for your second opinion. Thanks Dr Harm Biemans and Dr Judith Gulikers for the daily supervision. Thanks Omid Noroozi (Education and Learning Sciences), Mila Roozen, Tom Bos (NCOI Online Academy), Richard van Tilborg and Melanie van Halteren (CoVince) for your contributions in the Virtual Reality study during the end of the project of Stan.

Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension included in Social Science Citation Index

I am happy to share that the ‘Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension; Competence for Communication and Rural Innovation’ (JAEE) got included in the Social Science Citation Index this week. The first (2018) Impact Factor is 1.388, which places it in the middle range of the journals listed in the category Education and Educational Research. Needless to say that this is the result of many years of hard and concentrated work, of the past and present editorial teams, publishers, reviewers, and above all, the authors. Thank you all very much for your efforts! I am stepping down as Editor-in-Chief at the end of the year, and wish Kristin Davis and Laurens Klerkx a lot of success with the further development of the journal. Establishing top quality agricultural education and extension throughout the globe will contribute to the quality of life.

Nienke Woldman succesfully defended her dissertation

On May 24, 2019, Nienke Woldman successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Competence development of Temporary Agency Workers. Understanding the complexities of a triangular employment relationship”. Why can better conditions for competence development contribute to increasing the performance of the organization and the career development of the indivual? Is more regulation desirable? If neglected, lack of competence development of flex workers, including independent entrepeneurs without employees, will at the end of the day result in high societal costs because of growing skills gaps and mis-matches.

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