In the beginning of 2018, the TU Delft presented a new strategic framework for the coming years: the Strategic Framework 2018-2024.
This Strategic Framework serves as a high-level compass for TU Delft, and provides guidelines for the myriad decisions, both big and small, that are taken in every part and level of the University.
The framework mentions Open Education and Open Educational Resources several times:
Page 11: "We promote and facilitate Open Education. We strengthen online education."
Page 20: "We make Open Educational Resources part of TU Delft’s education policy by:
- Structurally supporting lecturers and students with the use of such means.
- Encouraging lecturers to publish their educational material under an open license.
- Making open education part of the basic teaching qualification programme and the evaluation criteria of courses.
- Replacing commercial textbooks by open resources in all BSc programmes as much as possible."
Page 36: "We value a variety of career paths for our academic staff that each in its own way contributes to the various goals and values of TU Delft. To this end, the R&O cycle will include a more explicit recognition of:
- Education. We strengthen a culture and create a career structure that gives academic staff the opportunity to excel in education, educational leadership and/or educational research.
- Team effort. We value each person’s individual contribution to team performance.
- Impact activities, knowledge transfer and outreach. For example, we will explore the option to have an impact paragraph in PhD dissertations and Master’s theses.
- Engagement with Open Science and Open Education. For example, we support (inter) national initiatives aimed at finding alternative indicators that positively value open access publications"
Page 47: "We support the implementation of Open Science and Open Education. In particular, we:
- Facilitate a central place of support for researchers who want to use open source software.
- Implement a TU Delft policy for research data, and enable researchers to control their own research data in accordance with this policy.
- Create low-barrier data management systems across the research lifecycle, and involve researchers in contributing to TU Delft’s policy for research data management.
- Set up an integrity policy that protects scientific data and personal data in line with the EU directives."