Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment uses the following instruments to evaluate its teaching and degree programs:
You can learn more about the framework conditions and how evaluations help maintain quality standards in the Quality Management Regulations (QMO).
The course evaluation for the summer semester 2023 has been completed, 171 courses were evaluated. 109 instructors and their teams received feedback from a total of 959 completed questionnaires. In the winter semester 2022/2023, 118 instructors registered a total of 186 courses for evaluation and were able to collect feedback from 1,820 completed questionnaires.
Course evaluations for winter semester 2023/2024 are scheduled to take place from 15 to 26 January 2024. One third of our academic chairs are required to be evaluated during this period. However, academic chairs not scheduled for evaluation are also invited to participate.
In Faculty VI, each academic chair must evaluate its courses at least every three semesters.
Here you’ll find the current evaluation schedule for Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment.
Different evaluation instruments lend themselves to different types of courses. Faculty VI recommends using a variety of instruments:
Results of current course evaluations are made available to registered users (Login via TU Portal).
Faculty VI’s award for teaching recognizes outstanding and exemplary teaching as well as exceptional commitment and dedication to students. It is endowed with a total of 5,000 euros and - after a pandemic-related interruption - will again be awarded every two years starting in 2023. During the nomination period, all faculty members are invited to nominate instructors. Nominations are reviewed by a jury and the recipients announced by the faculty board.
Thank you to all recipients for your dedication and congratulations on this recognition!
Upon request, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs can develop standardized degree program questionnaires to evaluate individual degree programs. Tailored questionnaires (either online or as hard copies) allow the views of students and instructors to be recorded and later used, for example, to reform degree programs. In addition to drafting the questionnaire and programming it in EvaSys, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs is responsible for organizing, conducting, and evaluating the survey.
Upon request, it can also conduct group discussions about teaching in Faculty VI’s degree programs with students and instructors. Using guidelines, each group first discusses the positive and negative aspects of its degree program (in a safe space). These discussions are recorded, transcribed, and evaluated (qualitative content analysis). The aim is to present any problems in detail, examine the reasons, and reconstruct participants’ perspectives. This qualitative approach is not representative (a discussion group comprises 6-8 persons). However, the level of detail provides input for joint discussions and the further development of the degree program.
TU Berlin has system accreditation, meaning it can evaluate its degree programs using its own quality objectives. All degree programs undergo an internal review procedure. Upon successful completion, they are registered as accredited with the Accreditation Council. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs assists with the degree programs in Faculty VI. Strategic Controlling provides an overview of the degree program evaluation procedure as well as a current review schedule.