Quality of education
At TU Delft and the faculty of CEG we want to give students the best possible education. The department of quality assurance CEG supports the programs in organizing the quality assurance system. To monitor the quality of our educational programs, we applied the Plan - Do - Check - Act Cycle to our quality assurance system.
Courses are evaluated regularly in two different ways. Student feedback is obtained through EvaSys surveys and the Student Response Group. The figure below summarizes our evaluation process.
Your feedback is important
Student input is essential as your experiences and feedback are important indicators of our programs’ quality. Therefore, we very much welcome your feedback. As a student, you can make your voice heard and have a direct influence on the quality of your education by filling out EvaSys surveys and participating in Student Response Group meetings.
At the start and end of each academic period (i.e. each quarter), Quality Assurance organises evaluation meetings. Student feedback is the driving force of those meetings. In the Response Group, you interact directly with teachers and discuss course strengths and growth opportunities. Furthermore, it is a fun and instructive way to get involved in the education within CEG.
More information about the quality assurance system and which courses are evaluated can be found on Brightspace on the bachelor and master page under the heading 'Education and course evaluations'. The outcomes of the evaluation meetings can be found on the Evaluations TUD page on Brightspace under 'CITG / CEG'. You can access this page through self-enrolment in the Catalog.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated and, as a thank you, several gifts will be raffled off among the participants of completed surveys each term. We thank you in advance for your support so we can ensure high-quality education for our students at CEG.
See below for our frequently asked questions.
As a student, there are two ways to share your feedback about our teachers and courses. You can fill out EvaSys surveys and participate in the Student Response Group.
The EvaSys surveys are created quarterly for each course and are distributed at the end of a quarter by the instructor(s) of that course via Brightspace and/or e-mail. These surveys address various aspects of a course and are an accessible way to share your feedback on courses. Completion takes approximately 5 minutes per course. Surveys are anonymous, but when personal details are shared in the open questions, the results might be traced back to you.
If you would like to be more intensely involved in the quality of education and be in direct contact with the CEG faculty, you can apply to participate in the Student Response Group. The student associations of each study and track form a response group at the beginning of the year to discuss the quarter's courses. Representatives from the Student Response Group attend review meetings to discuss feedback with the faculty. You do not have to be a member of the student association to join the response group. If you are interested in participating in the Student Response Group, please contact your study association. On the website of your study association, you can find more information about participating in the Student Response Group. In the following table, you can find an overview of the websites of the different study associations.
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Over the past few years, as a result of student feedback, we significantly improved our curriculum. Examples include more question hours for courses where this was desired, a better alignment of the curriculum and its technical application, and more practice materials for courses by, for example, making at least one mock-up exam available for each course.
Course feedback from the EvaSys surveys and the Student Response Group is shared with faculty. Also, during the evaluation meetings after each teaching period, the feedback, questions, and comments are discussed in a dialogue between students, teachers, and the Director of Studies. Based on the discussion, areas for improvement for the next academic year are established and documented.
How we will implement improvements is discussed in the meeting prior to the new teaching period of the next academic year. This way, we ensure that improvements, and thus the feedback from the students, are considered to better our education.
After each quarter, the feedback from the evaluated courses is summarized for each course. These summaries contain the results of the EvaSys surveys and the key points of the evaluation meetings. The summaries also document what we will improve in the coming academic year.
Bachelor courses are evaluated every two years via an EvaSys survey. Due to the new set-up of the master program, all courses will be evaluated via a survey. On the bachelor and master page under 'Evaluation Planning', you can find the planning for the evaluations per study or track. Here you can see which courses will be evaluated and when.
In addition, at the end of each term, a message is posted on the bachelor and master page with the courses being evaluated at that time. This message also contains a link to each survey. Since you, as a bachelor’s or master’s student, are automatically registered for one of these pages, you will receive a notification of this message.
At the end of each term, surveys are posted for the courses being evaluated. It is common for the survey to be available when the exam or the deadline for a project has passed. Often, this is in week 9 or 10 of the academic period. The survey is then shared via Brightspace and/or email.
Surveys can be completed up to and including week 2 of next term. After this, surveys are closed, and the feedback is processed and shared with teachers.
For some courses, the opening and closing of the surveys is different. This will be shared by the lecturers. If the survey has not been opened by the end of the quarter, please kindly remind your instructor.
Each term, several gifts are raffled off among the students who have completed the EvaSys surveys. You can participate in the raffle by leaving your email address at the end of the survey. The email addresses are separate from the survey and will therefore not affect anonymity.
The gifts that will be raffled off are for example coffee vouchers, bol.com vouchers, and CEG merchandise. The gifts will be raffled off among submitted email addresses after the surveys have closed. Around week 4 of the next period, the winners will receive an email with the gift they have won and how they can receive it.
Within CEG two more participation councils deal with the quality of education and facilities. These are the Board of Studies (OC) and Faculty Student Council (FSR). If you are interested in participating in one of these councils you can find more information on the pages of the various councils.
The OC is an independent committee within CEG, and may (unsolicited) advise on the quality of education. Via this site, you can find more information about the OC.
Questions and additional information
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact: Evaluation-CEG@tudelft.nl. The links below will take you to the different Brightspace pages. On the Evaluation TUD page, you can find the published summaries per program. On the bachelor and master page, you can find an overview of the quality assurance system and the annual plans for the evaluations per program.