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 the departments. 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.

InfoForum on May 19, 2022

The previous InfoForum Study and Teaching took place on May 19, 2022 at the Garching Campus. On the occasion of the forum's tenth anniversary, the event was opened with a welcome address by Senior Executive Vice President Albert Berger and a look into the future of teaching at TUM by Senior Vice President Academic & Student Affairs Gerhard Müller.

Afterwards, participants could find out about all of the TUM CST's departments at an info fair, before various info sessions were offered.

Here you can find the recording of the opening speech as well as the presentations from the individual info sessions (access with TUM ID for employees).

Albert Berger (Senior Executive Vice President Human Resources, Administration & Finance)

Opening of the jubilee InfoForum Study and Teaching by Albert Berger

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Müller (Senior Vice President Academic & Student Affairs), Claudia Meijering (Head TUM CST)

Study and teaching at TUM continue to develop with an immense dynamic. In particular, the focus is on further strengthening interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity, as the School Transition and the development of diversified graduate cohorts are two of the pillars of the Excellence Strategy in the area of study and teaching.

In the opening lecture to the CST InfoForum Study and Teaching, we will take a look at how TUM's teaching agenda has evolved from the Raitenhaslach Agenda 2017 to the TUM Teaching Constitution to the Raitenhaslach Results 2022, and what it means for the future of teaching at our university. We will look at the development of structures – be it the Professional Profiles, the Academic Program Directors or the innovations in the TUM CST – as well as the development of formats with their innovative approaches to digital teaching, plug-in modules or project weeks.

Recording of the opening lecture

Download as PDF: Die Lehre an der TUM (German, 5.9 MB)

TUM CST departments will present their work and areas of responsibility and will be available to answer questions on any topic:

  • Admissions and Enrollment
  • Central Examination Office
  • Fees and Scholarships
  • Student Advising and Information Services
  • Study and Teaching – Communications
  • Study and Teaching – Legal Affairs
  • Study and Teaching – Planning
  • Study and Teaching – Quality Management
  • TUM CST Management

David Schneider (TUM CST Study and Teaching – Quality Management)

Obtaining student feedback on teaching through various surveys is an important and established part of TUM's QM system. Now, for the first time, instructors were also surveyed in a TUM-wide assessment. They were asked about the design of their teaching (and the challenges in this regard in the “online semesters”), their view of teaching evaluation, their assessment of student engagement and competence levels, teaching culture and research relevance, as well as their plans for the future development of their teaching. In this info session, selected results and information about the survey will be presented.

Download as PDF: Die Sicht der Lehrenden (German, 313 KB)

Christine Hager, (TUM CST Student Advising and Information Services)

In our session, we will give you an overview of what we have to offer: What events and programs do we provide for people who are interested in studying for a Bachelor's degree at TUM? In addition, we would like to discuss with you what expectations a study orientation program should fulfill in order to make it as suitable as possible for our target group – and we will do this specifically on the basis of one of our event formats. We look forward to your participation, your ideas, a lively discussion, and diverse perspectives on our offerings!

Download as PDF: ExploreTUM – Angebote zur Studienorientierung (German, 1.2 MB)

Dr. André Utrap (TUM CST Study and Teaching – Quality Management)

Hardly any document in the field of teaching stands at the interface of so many areas as the module description; it serves university law, accreditation law, examination law, serves as a platform for lecturers, as a source of information for students, and must combine many other things in itself.

In this session we want to take a look at the module description from the point of view of accreditation law and as part of TUM's quality management system. Besides a short introduction to the legal basics and a presentation of the current interpretation of these by TUM, we will try to capture what makes a good module description, how to avoid typical mistakes and how problem cases arise.

Download as PDF: Modulbeschreibungen aus Sicht des Qualitätsmanagements (German, 360 KB)

Po Sang Lam (TUM CST Fees and Scholarships), Sibylle Hammer-Huba (Munich Student Union)

Studying costs money. Those who cannot pay rent, food and semester fees on their own or with the support of their parents have various options for financing their studies - from BAföG to taking out a student loan to a part-time job or scholarship. The Fees and Scholarships department will introduce you to TUM scholarships and explain what to look out for. Likewise, the Munich Student Union will explain the various options for financing your studies.

Download as PDF: Stipendien für Studierende (German, 3.2 MB)

Tobias Helmke (TUM CST Study and Teaching – Legal Affairs)

Falsified certificates, plagiarized essays or secretly present auditors at online interviews: If dishonest behavior on the part of applicants becomes apparent in the aptitude assessment process or during enrollment, the question arises as to how this may and must be reacted to. The first impulse is often: the offender must be rejected, preferably for good. However, the legal requirements for this are high. Plagiarism is not yet deception, a high Similarity Index in the Turnitin test is not yet substantiation, and mere suspicion is not yet proof. In addition, case law on this topic is currently in flux.

This session will present the legal situation and the state of the debate on deception in the application process, as well as provide practical advice on how those involved in processing applications in Schools, Faculties and CSTs should properly respond to “attempts to deceive”.

Download as PDF: Täuschung im Bewerbungsverfahren (German, 245 KB)