Quality of education
Within the TU Delft and the faculty of CEG we want to give you as a student education of the best quality. The department of quality assurance CEG supports the programs in organizing the quality assurance system. The central approach to monitoring the quality of our educational programs is the Plan - Do - Check - Act Cycle.
Courses are evaluated regularly in two different ways. Student feedback is obtained through EvaSys surveys and the Student Response Group. The figure below summarizes the course evaluation process
Your feedback is important
Student input is essential in this system since your experiences and feedback are indicators of the quality of the program. Therefore, we very much welcome your feedback and are happy to receive it. The EvaSys surveys and Student Response Group are accessible methods to give your feedback. As a student, you can make your voice heard and have a direct influence on the quality of education. Student feedback is the starting point of the evaluation meetings before and after each teaching period. You are also in direct contact with the teachers when you participate in the Student Response Group. 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 therefore several gifts will be raffled off among the completed surveys each term. Thank you in advance for your support in ensuring that education of the best quality at CEG is maintained.
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There are two ways to share your feedback about teaching as a student. These are the EvaSys surveys and participation 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 the 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. The surveys are anonymous, but when personal details are shared in the open questions, the results might be traceable to you.
If you would like to be more intensely involved in the quality of education and be in direct contact with the faculty within CiTG, 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 faculty. You do not have to be a member of the student body 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 of your study. 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, multiple improvements have been made to the curriculum as a result of student feedback. Examples include more question hours for courses where this was desired, a better connection between the curriculum and technical application, and more practice materials for courses by, for example, making at least one worked example 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 the students, teachers, and the Director of Studies. Based on the feedback discussed, areas for improvement for the next academic year are established and documented.
The implementation of the points for improvement is discussed in the meeting prior to the new teaching period in the next academic year. In this way, it is ensured that the points for improvement and thus the feedback from the students are considered in the teaching within CEG.
After a teaching period, the feedback from the evaluated courses is summarized for each course. This is documented in the so-called 'samenvattings A4-tjes'. These summaries contain the results of the EvaSys surveys and the main points of the evaluation meetings. This also documents the points for improvement for the next teaching year.
The summaries are published on the Evaluations TUD page on Brightspace. The summaries of the current academic year and the years before are available. They are organized per study program.
As a student within CiTG, you are not automatically enrolled in the Evaluations TUD page. You will gain access to this Brightspace page through self-enrollment in the Catalog.
Bachelor courses are evaluated every two years via an EvaSys survey. Due to the new set-up of the masters, this year all these courses will be evaluated with 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 a teaching period, 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 quarter, surveys are opened for the courses being evaluated. It is common for the survey to be opened when the exam or, for example, the deadline for a project has passed. Often this is in week 9 or 10 of the teaching period. The survey is then shared via Brightspace and/or an email.
Surveys can then be completed up to and including week 2 of the next education period. After this, the surveys are closed, and the feedback is processed and shared with the 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 teaching period, please kindly remind your instructor.
Each term, several cool 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 nice CiTG merchandise. The gifts will be raffled off among the completed mail 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) advice on the quality of education. Via this site, you can find more information about the OC.
The FSR is a participatory body that has a say in faculty policy through various means. Through this site, you can find more information about the FSR.
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 ‘samenvattings A4-tjes’ 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.