Good Teaching Is a Group Effort

The many players in University teaching - from instructors to the vice president

Ultimate responsibility for teaching at Technische Universität Berlin lies with the vice president of education, who is assisted in their work by Student Services and Strategic Controlling.

Faculty Boards

The faculty board is the faculty’s main decision-making body and issues regulations on admission, studying and academics, and examinations and is advised by its education committee. It appoints the following coordinators and officers and awards teaching assignments.

Deans of studies

The faculties’ deans of studies oversee the proper conduct of teaching and examinations as well as the coordination and evaluation of teaching.

They work together with the degree program coordinators, module officers, teaching staff, and examiners at the faculty.

Degree program coordinators

The degree program coordinators in each faculty have a number of responsibilities including correctly implementing study and examination regulations, ensuring courses and modules can be offered, approving teaching assignments, updating documents required in the degree program, coordinating the further development of the degree program, and regularly organizing and staging teaching conferences. Together with Strategic Controlling, the coordinators also organize the implementation of the degree program evaluation process.

Course timetable coordinator

The course timetable coordinator is tasked with ensuring that all courses can be offered by the responsible academic chairs and lecturers and that courses students are required to take do not conflict with each other.

Advisors for studies and teaching

The advisors for studies and teaching in each faculty are the main point of contact for issues concerning the organization and content of teaching and academics. They are also responsible for collaborating with other key actors to develop and implement measures to improve teaching quality while also ensuring guidelines for course design and examinations are observed and that academic content reflects the current demands of the professional world.

Evaluation officers

Together with the advisors for studies and teaching, the evaluation officers organize course evaluations and inform teaching staff of scheduled evaluations.

Teaching staff

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, and other teaching formats would be not possible without the commitment and dedication of our professors, teaching assistants, tutors, and international visiting scholars. These individuals are essential to the University’s teaching. Their specialist knowledge, teaching skills, and personalities are a significant and positive contribution to our high quality of teaching. All teaching staff are required to conduct course evaluations.

Examination boards

Each degree program at TU Berlin has its own examination board responsible for ensuring that examination regulations are observed. It is also responsible for the organization of examinations, recognition of study periods as well as previous study credits and exams, drawing up the list of examiners and observers, and for taking decisions about suitable examination conditions for students with a longterm or permanent physical disability or impairment.

Teaching Committee

The Teaching Committee advises on the establishment and discontinuation of degree programs. It evaluates the study and examination regulations submitted by the faculties/joint committees taking into account existing framework guidelines and statutory requirements. The Teaching Committee also delivers an opinion on support for academic reform projects, project laboratories, and innovation tutorials, while the final decision regarding such support is taken by the vice president. It actively contributes to academic reform and advises on the preparation of guidelines and regulations for the development of degree programs.

Academic Senate

The Academic Senate approves the establishment and discontinuation of degree programs, delivers an opinion on amended regulations, and approves guidelines and framework regulations on a variety of matters. It is also responsible for determining admission requirements and admission quotas.