Prof. Hofbauer on the subject of course assessment
The student course assessment is probably the most important tool for ensuring quality and improving the courses at TU Wien. Minimal effort in answering questions and/or the inclusion of additional comments allow anomalous courses to be quickly identified and inadequacies to be eliminated. References to particularly positive and effective teaching methods ensure that these are developed further and recommended to other lecturers. I therefore view the course assessment as a win-win situation from which all participants have something to gain: the lecturers can improve their courses, which in turn benefits the students. As the Dean of Studies for Process Engineering, I for one can assure you that the positive suggestions and points of criticism that you make will be taken on board and implemented where possible.