After we had decided to apply for the Instellingstoets Kwaliteitszorg [institutional assessment of quality assurance], the execution of university-wide internal audits commenced at VU University. The first audit took place in the Spring of 2012, the second at the beginning of 2013, and the report on the most recent audit was handed-in in January 2014. Since the first audit substantial improvements were realised. At the first audit, approximately 25% of the criteria were met, at the second audit this was 42%, and in the most recent audit 77%.
To date, the audits were executed at the level of the Institution in preparation of the institutional assessment of quality assurance. As of 2014, such audits will be executed every three years as mid-term reviews in the six-yearly cycle of the institutional assessment of quality assurance.