Strategic Controlling

Surveys at TU Berlin

This page provides an overview of University-internal surveys which Strategic Controlling supported or implemented.

Student surveys

Comparison between instructor and student surveys - winter semester 21/22

On behalf of the vice president for education, an instructor survey and student survey on study and examination conditions during the digital semesters was conducted in winter semester 2021/2022.

The two surveys contained many of the same questions in order to provide a side-by-side comparison of instructors’ and students’ viewpoints.

The results were presented to the deans of studies during a session of the Quality Management Working Group on 12.05.2022. Key issues revealed by the findings were jointly discussed.

Strategic Controlling also produced a condensed report comparing the two surveys as well as a separate assessment by faculty.

The vice president for education presented the findings to the Board of Trustees on 08.07.2022.

Information about downloading files:We are no longer able to link static webpages within TYPO3, such as the assessment reports ending with “HTML.” These files no longer initially open in your browser, but rather are downloaded. Please open the downloaded HTML file with a browser of your choice.

Opinion poll on in person examinations - winter semester 21/22

Strategic Controlling assisted the student representatives on the Teaching Committee and Board of Trustees with conducting a short survey (3 questions) among students. The survey aimed to assess students’ viewpoints regarding face-to-face examinations under pandemic conditions during winter semester 21/22.

You can find a detailed report on the findings here: https://docs.freitagsrunde.org/Umfragen/WiSe2021_22/Kurzumfrage-Pruefungen.html

The results:

  • Were presented and discussed with the Crisis Committee on 01.02.2022
  • Were presented to the Academic Senate on 02.02.2022
  • Are to be used in discussions, for instance regarding regulations, with the Berlin Senate

The student representatives and Strategic Controlling would like to thank all students who participated.

First-semester student survey - winter semester 20/21

Background

On behalf of the vice president for education, Strategic Controlling conducted a survey among first-semester students in winter semester 20/21.
The survey addressed how teaching was conducted and organized under pandemic conditions.
On this page you’ll find a report on the findings as well as several annexes.
The survey results were discussed throughout the University as follows:

  • The results were presented and discussed with the deans of studies during a session of the Quality Management Working Group on 09.12.2021.
  • The results were presented and discussed with the Teaching Committee on 08.02.2022.
  • Upon request by the faculties, individual assessments by degree program will be created wherever possible.
  • A further condensed evaluation of the results by university entrance qualification is planned for spring 2022.
  • ZEWK will receive a separate evaluation by student drop-out rate in each faculty, in order to adequately design projects to prevent this

2020 fall student survey

On behalf of the vice president for education, Strategic Controlling conducted a student survey in winter semester 20/21.

The survey addressed how teaching was conducted and organized under pandemic conditions.

The results were presented and discussed with the Teaching Committee and Quality Management Working Group. A special evaluation was also provided for the University Library as well as evaluations by degree program for the faculties.

You can find a comparison of student and instructor responses here

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Teaching Committee survey - summer semester 2020

On behalf of the Teaching Committee, Strategic Controlling conducted a student survey in summer semester 2020. The survey aimed to assess students’ viewpoints on various issues regarding the coronavirus pandemic under discussion in the University’s committees.

The results were discussed in the following committees:

  • Academic Senate - 09.09.2020 - Resulting in a decision to not record exam attempts
  • Quality Management Working Group (with deans of studies) - 10.09.2020
  • Teaching Committee - 15.09.2020
  • Short presentation of key results to Academic Senate - 28.10.2020
  • Executive Board - 10.11.2020

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Special analysis of course evaluations - summer semester 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, courses during summer semester 2020 were switched to digital format only within a matter of weeks. This also included course evaluations.

Together with Strategic Controlling, the evaluation officers developed a new questionnaire to be used at all seven faculties. This allowed a comparison in teaching and learning experiences during the first coronavirus semester.

Discussion of results

  • 09.10.2020 Presentation and discussion of the results with the deans
  • 22.10.2020 Presentation and discussion of the results in the Quality Management Working Group
  • 28.10.2020 Presentation of key findings to the Academic Senate
  • 10.11.2020 Presentation of key findings to the Executive Board

Research associate studies

TU Berlin surveys its research associates every five years pursuant to the resolution by the Board of Trustee of 04.12.2022.

A working group comprised of members of the Staff Council as well as specialists for data collection and analysis developed the basic questionnaire.

This contains questions about the associates’ further qualifications, research and teaching, as well as the working conditions of research associates.

The research associate studies are conducted on behalf of the vice president for continuing education of junior scholars. The studies were conducted in 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017. The next study is planned for 2022.

Other surveys

Survey on internal communication at the TU Berlin 2023

In order to obtain as complete a picture as possible of the communication and information needs of TU employees, the Communications, Events and Alumni Office launched a survey on the topic of internal communication at the TU Berlin in the summer of 2023. Strategic Controlling supported the survey organizationally and with regard to the evaluation. In total, more than 1,000 employees participated in the survey during the survey period from July 5 to 24, 2023.

The staff unit would like to thank all participants for their time and commitment. Your commitment is very important to us!

The results of the survey can now be viewed anonymously by all employees at TU Berlin and will be incorporated into the strategic planning of internal communications. In the winter semester 2023/2024, the strategy paper based on this will be published with a catalog of measures for the next three years, which will be created in exchange with KOMM AG.

Note on results: The website is restricted to the IP address space of the TU Berlin. Please log in with your TU user data to view the results.

Surveys in the context of the energy saving measures in WiSe 2022/2023

As part of the planning of energy-saving measures in the winter of 2022/2023, Strategic Controlling implemented two surveys from the Energy Task Force. The surveys concerned the topics "Closing times" and "Emergency planning". At the request of the Task Force, Strategic Controlling prepared the data for further use.

Employee survey of the Executive Board Summer 2022

Strategic Controlling supported the Executive Board in conducting and evaluating an employee survey based on the 100-day program. The results were communicated by the Executive Board.

Working and employment conditions of staff

Strategic Controlling supported the project group of the Cooperation Office for Science and the World of Work in the Central Institution for Scientific Continuing Education and Cooperation (ZEWK) in conducting an online survey as part of the "SoMi Study". This research project on the work and employment situation of science support staff at the TU Berlin took place on behalf of the Executive Board from September 2019 to March 2022 as an internal research project.

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