Quality in the area of study and teaching escape classical methods and possibilities of control and is based essentially on the motivation and competencies of the actors involved. As a university, we are committed to the legal requirements for the design and accreditation of study programs; however, we also aim at providing a fertile environment for good teaching quality. In this context, we develop concepts and procedures for quality reviews and systematic improvement of study and teaching - coordinate, come to agreement about them across the university - because quality development only works in dialogue. We involve for example the Senate Commission foe studies and teaching, the working group Evaluation, the BeSt department and the quality management officers of the four faculties.
For our university, we have developed a quality concept for teaching, called "Sustainable Development of Study Programmes". It covers the entire process of programme development and implementation, from the sub-processes of needs assessment, programme planning, programme implementation, assessment of learning success and evaluation of the study programme to programme revision. The aim is to create a closed feedback circle, which can feed findings from strategic analyses and programme evaluation into the new conception and regular revision of study programmes.
We are committed to the following principles:
- Evaluation processes and instruments are designed in close dialogue with the relevant actors.
- Wherever possible, we want to increase transparency and provide data and information for evidence-based decisions.
- Data and statistics serve as the basis for an informed dialogue and cannot replace it.