Teaching Evaluation

In order to ensure and further develop the quality of teaching, the Faculty regularly evaluates its courses and study programs. According to the Faculty's concept of QSE, all courses are evaluated by the students at the end of the semester with the help of an evaluation questionnaire. In addition, the Faculty decides annually which study programs are to be evaluated more specifically, for which purpose it is done and with which methods.

The Faculty evaluates all courses with a standardized questionnaire. The evaluation of the courses serves lecturers as a self-regulation tool and offers students the opportunity to give feedback. The Vice-Rectorate Teaching evaluates the sheets and sends the evaluation's results to the lecturers. The lecturers discuss the results with the students during the current semester. In addition, each department discuss the results too and analyzes them. In the case of repeated critical values, improvement measures such as attending university didactics courses are arranged for those concerned. At the end of the Academic Year, the Faculty reports the results of the course evaluation and the measures planned for the quality development of its courses to the Executive Board of the University.

The Faculty decides annually which study programs are to be evaluated, for which purpose it is done and with which methods. For the analysis and evaluation of the study programs, the Faculty relies on quantitative (e.g. student data) and qualitative data collected from different groups of people (e.g. students, lecturers, alumni and employers) using different methods such as surveys, interviews and focus group discussions.

Past evaluations:

-          Introductory year 2012
-          Master in Political Science 2015
-          Master in Comparative and Swiss Politics 2015


The Master's program in Applied Economic Analysis (MAEA) will be evaluated from 2018 to 2019. A Faculty Commission consisting of representatives of the teaching staff, the intermediary staff and the students carries out the evaluation. The evaluation consists of three phases (description, evaluation and follow-up) and is based on quantitative and qualitative data.

Current status  of the evaluation( March 2019): Data collection and evaluation completed. The resulting measures are currently being discussed and subsequently defined.