EvaluaTUM

The overall goal is to improve teaching. We evaluate different methods of feedback in terms of student participation and satisfaction of students and lecturers.

Background

As we have experienced in our studies at TUM, the evaluation process of lectures contains unused potential:

  • Old-fashioned user-interface and user-experience (UI & UX) due to lengthy, confusing questionnaires
  • Irrelevant questions due to missing individualization
  • Vicious cycle: in some faculties, low participation due to lack of discussion and publication of results, which leads to less meaningful results for lecturers and professors
  • Unclear, puzzling reporting of the results in combination with lack of individualization and correlation analysis

Method

First, we conducted an extensive situation analysis for which student associations, lecturers, professors as well as authorities (e.g., HRSL, ProLehre) were consulted. To implement (new) methods at TUM, they need to be adapted to meet the TUM guidelines.

We are happy to announce that we have found two partner faculties to help us with our project the following winter semester 2019/20. We will accompany MSE with their change to online evaluation and investigate the impact on the response rate as well as possibilities to overcome potential negative effects. Moreover, we will work together with the chemistry faculty which uses paper based evaluation. By optimizing the space used, shortening and accentuating the free response questions we will examine the effects on the quality of feedback received by the lecturer.

Team

  • Stefan Engels
  • Stefan Lehner
  • Judith Paripovic
  • Pascal Resch
  • Paul Sieber

Tutors

  • Konstantin Riedl
  • Dennis Goldner

Supervisors

  • Prof. Dr. Annette Noschka-Roos

Contact

If you are interested in our project and/or want to cooporate with us, feel free to contact us for more information.