Student course evaluations provide instructors with personal feedback, offering an opportunity to regularly develop and improve their teaching. To ensure feedback is effective, it is important that teaching staff and students openly discuss the evaluation results. This requires lecturers to be open to self-reflection and suggestions for improvement and students to provide constructive criticism.
To promote communication about teaching, results should be discussed together during the current semester. This allows you to make adjustments promptly, while students benefit from participating in the survey and discussing their feedback with their instructors. In addition, aggregated results from the course evaluations play an important role as a stimulus for discussion in teaching conferences or faculty committees on how to improve teaching in a degree program.
Your first point of contact when conducting a course evaluation is the relevant member of your faculty’s Office of Academics and Teaching. They provide questionnaires (paper or electronic) and inform instructors of the results of the evaluation.
Group 3 - Quality Management, Academic Reform, and Operating Figures in Strategic Controlling also assists all University members with using the Evasys evaluation software and organizes dialogue between the evaluation officers at the faculties.
In addition to course evaluations, it may be useful to have a colleague sit in on your class to provide you with feedback specific to the subject area. Scientific Continuing Education at TU Berlin offers fundamental knowledge and trainings on teaching and learning.