Teaching Evaluation

Teaching Evaluation

 

The Methodology Center is responsible for the administration, statistical analysis and reporting of student surveys in order to evaluate courses and study programs in cooperation with the faculties and the central institutions. Hereby, the Methodology Center supports the faculties in implementing the University–wide concept of quality control in teaching.

Implemented or planned elements of the surveys are the following:

  • Student surveys in curricular courses and workshops that are executed by the faculties and central institutions (e.g. KSB, ZfuW) - course and workload evaluation.
  • Interviewing freshmen about their transition from school/profession to studies and regarding their application as well as their orientation phases (“Show-Up” surveys).
  • Interviewing candidates, who did not accept the University admission they were offered (“No-Show” surveys), about the reason of their decision and about their opinion on the application phase. This survey is still in the design phase.
  • Interviewing students about their current academic conditions and cross-event offers (students survey “stud”). This survey is still in the design phase.
  • Graduate surveys on the transition from University to job and a retrospective assessment of their studies at least one year after graduation (graduate tracer studies).
  • Interviewing dropouts about the reasons for dropping out. This survey is still in the design phase.

In this context the Methodology Center’s tasks include development of questionnaires, execution of online surveys, the analysis and reporting of the data sets and continuing quality control of collected data and the respective research.