Projects on the analysis of course progress and the development of a monitoring system at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences

The Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences is gradually expanding its quality management system in the areas of learning and teaching. The JGU Center for Quality Assurance and Development is supporting this process at the project level. These projects focus on, among other things, the analysis of course progress, aspects of course feasibility, including course entry requirements, student counseling and guidance, workload, density and organization of examinations, as well as models of supporting individual course progress and the phenomenon of students changing programs of study and subjects.

In addition to identifying areas for improvement, the projects also aim at the development of a continuous monitoring system for the areas of learning and teaching. The projects are as follows:

  • Feasibility
    The focus here is on systematic analysis of students' course progress, the aim being to identify hurdles to course progress and to capture the quantitative extent of course dropouts and subject changes.
  • Evaluating student data
    The focus here is on course dropouts and subject changes. Within the scope of the project, the data for the university is compared with data from other German universities. Amongst other objectives, the project aims to develop a monitoring system in relation to course progress and other issues of importance in the area of faculty-specific and university development.

  • Evaluation of the program "Supporting individual course progress"
    This program focuses on supporting course success and satisfaction, in particular for students who already have professional qualifications, migrants, women, gifted students, and (potential) dropouts. To this end, the university is initiating a large number of measures, the success of which will be ascertained within the scope of the evaluation using course progress analyses of different student cohorts.