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Teaching Evaluation at BCI

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Teaching evaluation is one of the most important elements of quality assurance in teaching.
All compulsory courses of the faculty are evaluated, as well as almost all elective courses.

The legal basis is regulated in the Regulations for Quality Management in Teaching and Learning at the Technische Universität Dortmund of 27.12.2019 and the Evaluation Regulations of the Faculty of Bio- and Chemical Engineering.  

Procedure of the teaching evaluation

The teaching evaluation takes place online. Towards the end of the semester, all students are given the opportunity to complete an online questionnaire. A sample questionnaire for lectures can be found here. Special questionnaires are available for the evaluation of the design project, the internships or the project work PEP in the first semester.

Publication of the results

The results of the teaching evaluation are sent in summary form by mail to all students and scientists of the faculty. Once a semester, the advisory board deals with the results of the teaching evaluation. It holds discussions with teachers whose evaluation results are not satisfactory. The advisory board can also recommend general measures, e.g. for the further training of teachers.

The faculty's teaching prize is awarded among the best courses. The BCI student council decides on the award.

Award winners:

2022 Kirsten Lindner-Schwentick for the successful introduction and organization of the peer program "Startelf
2021 Kirsten Lindner-Schwentick, Prof. Stephan Lütz, Dr. Georg Hubmann für the lecture "Klima: Wandel, Wer­te, Wis­sen­schaft“
2020 Prof. Markus Nett (TBL) for the digitalization of the microbiology practical course and Bettina Scharzec (FVT) for the lecture "Thermische Verfahrenstechnik 1"
2018 Rebecca Goebel (FVT), Kai Kruber (FVT) for the lecture "Transportprozesse"
2017 Dr.-Ing. Peter Lakshmanan (SM)
2016 M. Kelz, Ilya Lukin (APT)
2015 Dr.-Ing. Christoph Held (TH)
2014 Kirsten Lindner-Schwentick, Study Coordinator BCI
2013 Dr. Armin Quentmeier (TB)
2012 Dr. Konrad Böttcher (SM)
2011 Dr.-Ing. Daniela Zander (BMP)
2010 Prof. Oliver Kayser (TB)
2009 Prof.-Ing. Dr. Gerhard Schembecker (APT)
2007 Prof.-Ing. Dr. Gerhard Schembecker (APT)
2005 Dr. Frank Katzenberg (BMP)


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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.