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 2021

The last InfoForum Study and Teaching took place in virtual form on April 28, 2021. All sessions were offered as Zoom meetings. Here you can find the program and the presentations of the individual sessions.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Müller, Vice PResident Academic and Student Affairs; Claudia Meijering, Head of TUM Center for Study and Teaching

Download PDF: Introduction and News from the TUM Center for Study and Teachging (2.1 MB)

As a scientific information center, the University Library offers comprehensive library services and numerous information and research options - for scientists*, students and non-academic staff.

In the session you will get an overview of the wide range of training and consulting services offered by the UB and how it has changed in Corona times. Other services, such as publication support and research data management, will also be discussed.

Claudia Sterzer, TUM University Library

Download PDF: The Services of the TUM University Library – even in Times of Corona (2.2 MB)

On October 1, 2020, the Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan (WZW) was transferred to a new school structure. As the first of what will be seven Schools, the launch of the TUM School of Life Sciences marked the beginning of a comprehensive structural reform at TUM.

In this session, we will share our experiences from the first six months as a pilot school from the perspective of the Campus Office. We will present the new structures and explain what background and considerations underlie them. We would like to conclude with a discussion of our "lessons learned".

Dr. Inga Meyer, TUM School of Life Sciences

TUM Alumni & Career offers a wide range of career events to help students and doctoral candidates successfully launch their careers – both nationally and internationally. We offer graduates and (young) professionals a platform for starting their careers and accompany them on their professional and personal paths.

In this session, we will present our event and advisory services, report on our experiences as to whether or how the Corona pandemic is affecting career entry, and discuss how the current situation can be taken into account with suitable, perhaps completely new services.

Claus Schultze-Rhonhof, TUM Global & Alumni Office

Download als: Support for Starting a Career: Career Service at TUM (aslo) in Times of Crisis (2.4 MB)

Electronic examinations or remote examinations have been gaining in importance for some time. During the Corona pandemic, remote examinations were also significantly expanded at TUM. In this context, the "Bavarian Competence Center for Remote Examinations" was established at TUM in order to bundle and provide knowledge and experience on remote examinations for all Bavarian universities.

After two semesters of online examinations, many teachers are asking themselves whether and in which scenarios electronic examination formats have proven their worth, what students think of them, and whether such examinations will continue to play a role in the future.

The session will briefly summarize the development of e-exams from past exam periods and show what has happened in terms of exam technology at TUM during the pandemic situation, using key figures and exemplary content. Subsequently, the work and the first results of the newly founded competence center for remote examinations are presented.

Finally, the speakers will venture an outlook on electronic examination formats for the coming semesters based on past experiences and current developments.

.Dr. Matthias Baume, Matthias Gerstner and Nina Muris-Wendt, ProLehre / Media and Didactics

Download PDF: Will Electronic and Remote Examinations Still be Needed after the Pandemic? (2.0 MB)

In July 2020, the EuroTeQ Engineering University was selected by the European Commission as one of the European Universities. After intensive preparation, the TUM-coordinated project was launched in November 2020. Since then, more than 100 colleagues from the six partner universities have laid the foundation for successfully implementing the shared vision over the next three years. The goal is to create a joint EuroTeQ campus that is not only open to students, but also enables lifelong learning. Quality and qualification are at the forefront of this. Since March 2021, the first concrete activities have been open to the TUM family.

Marita Mau, TUM Global & Alumni Office

Download PDF: EuroTeQ Engineering University: European Engineering Education of the Future (2.1 MB)

In this session, the objectives and methodological approach for the evaluation of digital teaching in the summer semester 2020 will be explained in comparison to the use of standard instruments in order to clarify the function of evaluation in the TUM QM system. Central results from the two student surveys will be presented with regard to the digital formats used, the study and learning conditions in summer semester 2020, and the effects on motivation to study. Finally, methodological consequences for the standard instruments will be discussed based on the question of what can be learned from the special evaluation in the summer semester 2020 for the future use of the standard instruments.

Simone Gruber and David Schneider, TUM Center for Study and Teaching

Download PDF: Evaluation of Digital Teaching in the Summer Semester 2020 (0.6 MB)

In the department Student Advising and Information Services, personal direct interaction with prospective and current students is the elementary component of our work. Whether in our projects to promote girls, lectures, our trade fair and event formats, or our advising and coaching services: Until last winter, the overwhelming majority of our formats were only conceivable for us in presence. And then Corona came along, and within a few weeks we had completely switched our offerings to "virtual" legs.

Andrea Kick, TUM Center for Study and Teaching

Download PDF: Hello, is Anybody There? How We Can Reach Our Advice Seekers Even Without In-Person Offers and What We've Learned About Online Formats (1.2 MB)

Studying at TUM is more than attending courses, taking exams and collecting credits. With numerous offerings, TUM gives students the opportunity to broaden their horizons, develop their personalities, and strengthen interdisciplinary exchange. Learn more about the new formats in this session!

Claudia Meijering, Dr. Sandra Hirsch and Martina Wayand, TUM Center for Study and Teaching

Download PDF: Project Weeks, Plug-in Modules and Certificate Programs: Strengthening Interdisciplinary Competencies Together (0.6 MB)