A mandatory interim assessment should take place between two and three months after the start of your research project or business internship. During this interim assessment you will receive feedback from your supervisor(s), on your work, progress and performance. In case of a research project at the UU or UMCU you will receive feedback from your examiner, preferably together with the daily supervisor. In case of a (research) project outside the UU/UMCU, the interim assessment is between you and your supervisor(s) host institute. Please note that this interim assessment is different from regular work discussions.
Your supervisor can use different rubrics to indicate for which criteria you are on the right track and which parts can be improved. The rubric about research skills will most likely be used, since the rubrics about presentation and report might not be relevant at this stage. We also hope to provide a rubric for Business Internships in the near future.
Since the interim assessment is a mandatory part of your project, you have to hand in a report of this meeting. There are two options:
- If your supervisor used the rubrics to give you feedback, hand in a pdf of the highlighted rubric signed by your supervisor.
- If no rubrics were used, write a short report (½ A4) using either the Interim assessment form - inside698.04 KB (project at the UU/UMCU) or the Interim assessment form - outside716.72 KB (projects outside the UU/UMCU).
Handing in the rubric or report, signed by your supervisor, at the Master's administration is a prerequisite to get the final grade of your research project registered. In case of an research project at the UU or UMCU have the rubric or report signed by your examiner. In case of (research) project outside the UU/UMCU, have your rubric or report signed by your supervisor host institute. Please inform your Utrecht examiner about the outcome of the meeting (e.g. by sending him/her the rubric or report as well).