InfoForum Study and Teaching
The internal training event of the TUM Center for Study and Teaching is aimed in particular at employees in degree program and student management as well as in the examination administrations at TUM’s schools. The InfoForum provides information about the individual work areas of the TUM Center for Study and Teaching and addresses current topics from other units of TUM. The event offers both experienced and new colleagues up-to-date information about studying and teaching at TUM and the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange ideas.
Summer semester InfoForum on May 11, 2023
The TUM CST InfoForum Teaching and Learning in the summer semester 2023 will take place on will take place on May 11, 2023 at the Garching Campus.
The opening session will take place in the Institute for Advanced Study's (IAS) Auditorium at Lichtenbergstraße 2a, and the info sessions will be held in seminar rooms in the IAS and in the MW building, Boltzmannstraße 15.
The rooms for the individual sessions will be announced in due time.
Claudia Meijering (Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern)
The Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern with its more than 40 catering establishments, its counseling network, the Office for Educational Support and 18 childcare facilities is much more than just student housing. In this info session, the tasks, the service areas and the structure of the Studierendenwerk will be presented, as well as an overview of the operating facilities and housing complexes. In addition, the session will focus on the financing of the Studierendenwerk in general and student housing in particular. The goal of the session is an open exchange – questions are very welcome!
Friederike Ressel-Burmeister, Dr. Christina Riedl (TUM CST – Planning)
In this workshop, we will present some evaluations of the academic background of our Master's applicants and first-year Master's students:
Which regions do you come from? How do applicants from universities of applied sciences fare in the TUM application process? How do the proportions of internal and external first-year students develop?
You will also get an insight into the dashboard and we will show you how you can analyze the academic background of the Master's applicants.
Verena Weltz-Huber and Alain Kathola (TUM CST – Student Advising an Information Services), Tobias Helmke (TUM CST – Legal Affairs)
Inquiries and applications for compensation for disadvantages are increasing, especially from students with invisible physical or mental impairments. Dealing with this in a humane, professional and legally correct manner is equally challenging for advisors, examiners and examination boards. The new Bavarian Higher Education Innovation Act has provided clarity on one important point, but has raised a new question elsewhere.
In this session, we would like to show the consulting possibilities, present the legal prerequisites and limits of disadvantage compensation and – also by means of a checklist – offer assistance in processing inquiries and applications for disadvantage compensation.
Dr. Matthias Baume, Eva Dörfler (ProLehre | Media and Didactics)
Assessing the aptitude of prospective students can require a great deal of human resources, especially when there are large numbers of applicants.
Digital aptitude tests can provide support here and make the aptitude assessment process more efficient. The test provides applicants with a transparent and comprehensible opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and study requirements. For those responsible for the degree program, the rapid evaluation of the results enables a serious assessment of performance for the corresponding cohort.
In our session, we will give an overview of the currently available variants of digital aptitude tests and show how such a test works in practice. In addition, we will present first results from the evaluation of the digital proficiency tests conducted so far and discuss with you the possibilities and limitations of the test variants.
Birgit Nierhoff-King, Katharina Lechle (TUM Language Center)
Global integration and interdisciplinary exchange are of great importance for academic teaching, science and research. In order to operate successfully in this environment, intercultural communication skills are indispensable for students and employees. The “Intercultural Communication” department at the TUM Language Center promotes these skills in a wide range of courses for students and staff.
We cordially invite you to an interactive mini-workshop that will provide practical insights into the training of intercultural competencies and the development of a culturally sensitive attitude. The workshop activities are particularly suitable for staff who advise international students or work in multicultural teams. The activities also offer valuable suggestions for those who would like to prepare or follow up on their own mobilities.
Tobias Michl, Selina Orsi-Coutts (TUM Sustainability Office)
In October 2022, the TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030 was published and presented as a guideline for the sustainability transformation of our university. The TUM Sustainability Office coordinates the implementation of the measures of this strategy.
We would like to take up the topic of sustainability as a central challenge for humanity in the 21st century, concretize it with our own sustainability strategy, and invite you to discuss the field of action “Teaching and Continuing Education” together – both in terms of your own experiences and your wishes and needs.
Dr. André Utrap (TUM CST – Quality Management)
As a central monitoring tool in TUM's quality management system, the annual reports of the degree programs have already gone through several iterations in form and function. With each change in legal and policy requirements, it has become apparent how valuable and versatile their utility is for quality assurance.
In this session, we will take a look at annual reports from the perspective of TUM's quality management system and from an accreditation law perspective. In addition to a brief look at the history and a presentation of the current form of the annual reports, we will bring them together with the other QM documents and look at how the individual cogs of the TUM QM system mesh and cover the requirements of university quality assurance.
Annette Eiberle, Theresa Reif (TUM CST – Legal Affairs)
Every degree program at TUM has its own Academic and Examination Regulations (FPSO), which are usually revised every five years as part of the accreditation process. But how does this actually work?
In this session, we will try to bring some order into the jungle of statutes and provide answers to the following questions, among others: How do you get started, who needs to be involved in revising the statutes, and what processes need to be followed? Which statute document is used? What committees need to be gone through? When is a change substantial and what about when a new program is established or cancelled? What time frame must be observed and what documents must be submitted?