Central or decentral? Tailored solutions for course evaluation as a tool for quality development

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Author(s)Petra Pistor, Karl-Heinz Stammen, Michael Kerres
The article deals with assets and drawbacks of different models of course evaluation and describes the current practice at University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) as an ex-ample for a large and highly heterogeneous institution. At UDE a conversion from a decentralised practice of computer-assisted teaching evaluation towards a centrally organised procedure has turned out to be most effective. The Centre for Higher Education and Quality Development (Zentrum f├╝r Hochschul- und Qualit├Ątsentwicklung1) of UDE has developed a flexible system of course evaluation, which is oriented on common standards and which simultaneously allows the provision of tailored solutions for individual faculties. The paper discusses the pro and contra of the two approaches.
CategoriesQuality of HE » 2006 1st EQAF