Student Course Evaluation

The teaching evaluation at the TUHH was newly developed in a participatory process. The Executive Board has decided to use the new survey software "evasys" for this purpose, which is also used by the other universities in Hamburg. The new system will be technically set up at the end of January 2023 and will be available from the summer semester 23.

During the winter semester 22/23, teaching evaluations via Stud.IP are temporarily available for all teachers at TUHH. Different templates (for: lectures, exercises, laboratories, lectures with groupwork) can be found in Stud.IP. Templates can be implemented in individual lectures and optionally can be customized. Evaluations can be done anytime; analyses are directly accessible in Stud.IP.

Instructions for implementation, customization, and analysis of course evaluation templates can be found here.

Should you have any enquiries or require further support or assistance, please get in contact:

Contact:

Stud.IP implementation: Stephanie Wichmann, 040/42878-4208,
General questions to evaluation: Mariette Kühnelt, 040/42878-4818

Teaching evaluations give an insight into students‘ view; on what supports and hinders their studies. In order to achieve high response rates, it is important to express your interest in getting feedback towards your students and maybe discuss survey results in class.


Besides the standard end-of-semester course evaluation, there are many other ways to obtain feedback from students. Feedback can focus on the students’ comprehension of the subject (what have and haven’t students understood at a certain point?) or also course reviews (how do students evaluate aspects of your teaching?).

Should you already seek feedback mid-semester (so-called formative evaluation), this would enable adjusting your teaching during the current semester. The following table shows a selection of tried and tested methods. For each method, the table shows brief information on objectives, execution, effort, as well as digital and analog options of implementation.

Evaluation of student’s comprehension

Methods to assess student learning

Course evaluation

Methods to let students review aspects of your teaching
Poll systems Flashlight

Interim tests for self-testing

Target
Backchannel Individual questionnaire
One-minute-paper Peer visit
Muddiest point Teaching Analysis Poll (TAP)
Living statistics Living statistics
RSQC2 (recall-summarize-question-connect-comment-method)  

Formative feedback facilitates a direct and immediate dialogue between teachers and students about teaching methods, and helps to lay optimal foundations for successful learning.

We will readily give advice and practical support on realizing a suitable method for your teaching situation.

Contact:

Katrin Billerbeck, 040/42878-4621,
Lennart Osterhus, 040/42878-4620,