Faculty of Science

Information for Lecturers

Evaluation and quality enhancement

  • Commitment: Every eight years, the presidents office and the departments commit themselves to common objectives in teaching and learning, research, equal opportunity politics, structur and organisation.
  • Course evaluation: Each department designates a responsible person to evaluate courses with the software EvaSys. The study affairs board decides on the course selection according to the evaluation statue of the Universitäy of Tübingen.
  • Teaching report: Every four years the dean of study and the study affairs board of a cluster write a teaching report, which is discussed by the senat commission for teaching and learning. The initiative as well as the supply of the documents are provided by the Center for Evaluation and Quality Management.

Examples for good practise

e-learning

The IWM website e-teaching.org offers basic information on central elements and concepts of e-learning and virtual teaching and learning scenarios.
 

Teaching Award Winners of the Faculty of Science
2022 Prof. Rainer Nagel (Mathematics): Teaching award from the University of Tübingen: „Internet Seminar Evolution Equations".
2022 Dr. Elisabeth Fuss, Prof. Dr. Ralf-Peter Jansen (IFIB): 1st prize from the University of Tübingen for "Digital Teaching"
2021 Dr. Stefan Keppeler, Prof. Dr. Hannah Markwig, apl. Prof. Dr. Thomas Markwig & apl. Prof. Dr. Roderich Tumulka (Mathematics): Teaching award from the University of Tübingen: "Digitale Übungsgruppen in der Mathematik"
2019 Prof. Dr. Dr. Olaf Kühne (Geography): Senior Fellowship for Innovations in Higher Education Teaching: InExkurs – Innovative Exkursionsformate im Blended-Learning-Format
2017 Prof. Dr. Carla Cederbaum & Dr. Stefan Keppeler (Mathematics): Teaching award from the University of Tübingen: „Mathematik! Studierende unterrichten Flüchtlinge“ Press release
2016 PD Dr. Sebastian Slama (Physics): Cottrell-Fulbright Award: "Dipole-Dipole interactions of Rubidium atoms close to nanofiber tips in home-built vapor cells"
2015 PD Dr. Sebastian Slama (Physics): Teaching award from the University of Tübingen: "Physics Hour" und "Inverted Physics Hour" Press release
2013 Dr. Peter Sirsch (Chemistry): Teaching award from the University of Tübingen: "Lehre gut verklickert – Interdisziplinäre Implementierung von Klickern in der Lehre“ Press release
2009 Dr. Thorsten Nagel (Physics): Teaching award from the University of Tübingen Press release
2008 Apl.-Prof. Dr. Sven Gemballa (Biology): Teaching award from the University of Tübingen Press release
2005 PD Dr. Gregor Nickel (Mathematics): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg: "Integration von philosophischen und historischen Bezügen in das mathematische und physikalische Fachstudium"
2004 Hon.-Prof. Dr. Joachim Ostwald (Biology): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg
1999 Apl.-Prof. Dr. Sven Gemballa (Biology): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg
1998 Prof. Dr. Christian-Friedrich Bardele (Biology): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg
1997 Dr. Reinhard Klein (Computer Science): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg
1996 Apl.-Prof. Dr. Ulrike Zentgraf (Biology): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg
1995 Prof. Dr. Rainer Nagel (Mathematics): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg
1994

PD Dr. Ewald Müller, Andreas Heyd and Dr. Bernd Kuttler (Biology): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schief (Physics): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg

1993

Dr. Helmut Fischer, Prof. Dr. Helmut Kaul, Dr. Burghard Kümmerer and Prof. Dr. Manfred Wolff (Mathematics): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg

Prof. Dr. Herbert Klaeren (Computer Science): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg

Dr. Sabina Pauen (Psychology): Teaching Award from the State of Baden-Württemberg

Information for new Deans of Study

Overview of tasks regarding the administrative interface:

  • Appointment procedure: The Dean of Study makes a statement concerning the teaching activity and teaching qualification of the candidates.
  • Authorized examiners: At least once a year, the Heads of Department receive a list with new academic staff. Together with the Deans of Study and the Heads of the Examination Board, the Heads of Department agree on the application of authorized examiners. The Deans´s Office submits this list to the Presidents´s Office, who formally grants the examination entitlement.

  • Commitment

  • Course evaluation

  • Guest Students: Within the scope of the available study place capacity, persons can be admitted as guest students upon application who can demonstrate sufficient education and who wish to further their education in individual areas of knowledge. Guest students cannot officially take part in examinations.
    Students who also wish to take part in examinations can enroll as temporary students (Admission and Enrollment Regulations of the University of Tübingen §24). Students are enrolled in the course of study (with corresponding fees) in which they are enrolled at their home university. They have no possibility to graduate in Tübingen, but they can officially take exams. Temporary students can also be enrolled in restricted-admission programs without any problems. The consent of the subject must be obtained for all applications.

  • Establishing new study programs

  • Internal Accreditation

  • Ranking of the Center for Higher Education (CHE): This Ranking is held approximately every three years. Several of the adressed topics are related to the area of study and teaching.

  • Selection procedures (and admission to master programs)

    • Selection statutes: The coordination is left to the subject (usually the Head of the Selection Committee) and the Law Department (Division I/3); the Law Department directly submits the regulation to the senat.

    • in charge of the selection procedure of study programs with restricted admission: the elected selection committee

    • selection procedure of master programs without restricted admission: the subject generates an "admission committee"; this committee decides upon the affinity of the bachelor's degree in the present case as well as on further required entrance requirements (for example foreign language requirements)

  • Special funds for teaching and learning (Studentische Qualitätssicherungsmittel QSM): The "Verfasste Studierendenschaft" assigns these funds and manages them on an own bank account. 4% of the QSM are immediately available to the "Verfasste Studierendenschaft". The remaining 7,764% are remitted to the study commissions upon application by the students. The signature of the Dean of Study and of one student is required when applying for the QSM.

  • Teaching assigments: The Deans of Study apply for teaching assigments if necessary. The applications are submitted as a list to the personnel department (download area of division VI/2) (deadline: January 15 for the summer semester, July 5 for the winter semester). Since 2018 the Dean´s signature is required. The Dean´s Office informs the Deans of Study about the internal deadlines.

  • Teaching report

Teaching awards

Teaching award from the University of Tübingen
  • Advertised each year
  • Prize money: 2.500 €
Teaching Award from the State Baden-Württemberg and Award for open science
  • For this award, the senat nominates the teaching award winner of the University of Tübingen for the current year and the previous year.
  • Offered by: Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
  • Advertised every second year
  • Prize money: 50.000 €
Ars legendi award for excellent higher education teaching
  • Offered by: Stifterverband, Hochschulrektorenkonferenz
  • Advertised each year
  • Prize money: 50.000 €
Ars legendi award in engineering and computer science
  • Offered by: Stifterverband, Dachverband der Fakultätentage der Ingenieurwissenschaften und der Informatik 4ING
  • Advertised every third year
  • Prize money: 25.000 €
Ars legendi award in mathematics and natural sciences
  • Offered by: Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Verband für Biologie, Biowissenschaften & Biomedizin in Deutschland
  • Advertised each year
  • Prize money: 5.000 €
Fulbright-Cottrell-Award
  • Offered by: German-American Fulbright Commission
  • Advertised each year
  • Prize money: 63.000 €
  • Program description: With its Fulbright-Cottrell Award, the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin offers a unique opportunity for researcher-educators in the fields of chemistry, physics and astronomy. Successful applicants will receive funding of 63,000 € for a three-year project that combines pioneering research and creative teaching within their respective fields. The award also includes an additional 5,000 € for participation in the annual Cottrell Scholar Conference (next taking place in July 2020 in Tucson, Arizona). The award’s combined funding and conference participation recognizes outstanding teacher-scholars and allows for engagement with transatlantic scientific communities, as well as acknowledgment for the quality and innovation of their research programs and academic leadership skills.

Fellowships for innovations in higher education teaching
  • Offered by: Stifterverband, Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, Thüringer Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Gesellschaft
  • Advertised each year
  • Prize money: 200.000 - 500.000 €