In 2013, a comprehensive concept for evaluation and quality assurance in teaching (EQL) was adopted in the WiSo Faculty. In addition to the evaluation of courses (LvE) prescribed by the evaluation regulations of the University of Tübingen, this provides for further, innovative evaluation modules at the degree programme level: the degree programme evaluation (SgE) and the round table discussions (RT) with students.
The Dean's Office carries out an obligatory evaluation of the courses (paper pencil surveys) for each department every three semesters. The next regular LvE in the Department of Social Sciences is scheduled for the winter semester 2019/20. For the School of Business and Economics, the next evaluation will take place in the summer semester 2020.
In addition, since Winter 2016/17, all events of junior professors, postdoctoral researchers, and junior research group leaders have been evaluated centrally by the Dean's Office every semester.
Teachers also have the opportunity to evaluate other courses not covered by the central evaluation on their own initiative (self-evaluation) using the faculty questionnaires.
In contrast to course evaluations (LvE), which refer to the individual courses, these evaluation modules give students the opportunity to evaluate and reflect on their entire course of study. These include, for example, the following questions: Why did students choose a particular course of study? Does the course meet expectations? Do students feel supported? How could the course of studies be improved?
The second faculty-wide course evaluation took place in winter semester 2017/18. The students of almost all courses of study at the Department of Economic and Social Sciences were asked about their studies.
In summer semester 2018, the results of the program evaluation were discussed in round table discussions between students and subject representatives. The results were then prepared by the representatives of the study program into overall reports and discussed in the study commissions. These reports provide an important information basis for the further development of the degree programs.