The End-of-SemesterTeaching Evaluation will be conducted on a regular basis within the last two weeks of each semester and right before the examination period. All students will be asked to complete this survey, independently from their study program and current semester. The evaluation consists of three major parts: i) the comparison of courses, ii) the comparison of lecturers and iii) questions about the general study situation and satisfaction. The questionnaire consists of approximately 50 questions and takes about 10-15 minutes to be completed.
The results are supposed to shed light on the the quality of education and how it could be improved by e.g. the department of studies / Studiendezernat. Additionally, the university gains insights into how students perceive and evaluate their courses and lecturers. Furthermore, these results will be used as a basis for recommending lecturers of different courses, exercises and seminars for an annual University Teaching Award. The implementation of the survey’s last part is essential for relating and evaluating external influences to learning achievements and study performance.
The Short Evaluation is a fast communication tool used for lecturers and their students. Every lecturer has the possibility to set up and activate their own course surveys during the various semesters. Students can then participate in this Short Evaluation by using the specific course-ID announced by the lecturer. The gathered information are instantly accessible by the lecturer and may be used and discussed with the students in the following lessons. All lecturers are free to conduct the Short-Evaluation as there is no obligation to do so.
All gathered information will only be accessible by the lecturer. It will not be used by Eval.uni nor other internal and external departments.
For the first time, graduates can now participate in a special designed survey that includes questions about the experiences made during their studies as well as their vocational perspectives. Graduates value separate courses of their studies and lecturers quite differently compared to students who did just attend a certain course.
The results will give insights about the vocational perspectives of the graduates and whether the educational programs of the university are sufficiently adapted to these perspectives or whether it needs more adjustments in the future.
In order to judge the success of the several study programs, there will be a new Alumni Feedback. By relating course contents, study experiences and actual job related tasks and actions of former students, the organizational board of the university as well as the lecturers may now optimize their course contents. Furthermore, the relevent courses and lecturers will be revealed that influence the personal attitudes and development of the students in an essential way.