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Course feedback is one of the main instruments in order to develop and to enhance learning and teaching processes at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

This tool provides lecturers with feedback on their courses from the students’ perspective, with the aim of highlighting not only the quality of teaching in general but also the quality of individual courses, and of showing what students would like to have changed or improved. By the same token, the focus will be on what is helpful for and beneficial to students. Thus, we aim to strengthen the dialog between lecturers and students, and to encourage both these groups involved in the process to act self-critically, and to reflect their actions.

In order to reflect the great variety of forms of teaching and learning at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, different feedback procedures are offered, including in particular qualitative ones such as student discussions. By providing course specific questions it is possible to adapt the feedback tool in an optimal way to the actual teaching and learning conditions of a single course.

Lecturers are expected to carry out the feedback procedure every three years, but they can also conduct it voluntarily any time they wish to do so. Mandatory feedback applies to all the courses organized by an institute in the winter and summer terms.

Course feedback is continually adjusted and extended, and meta-evaluations systematically ensure that the feedback process actually reflects the interests of both students and teachers/lecturers.

Questions and Advice

The Department of Quality Management assists and advises you on any questions concerning the course feedback (e.g. selecting a feedback method, formulating individual feedback questions, interpreting the feedback results, interpreting statistical values, making use of the feedback results).

Current Projects

  • Study Year 2017/18: Institute for Education in the Arts –  IKL

Completed Projects

  • Study Year 2016/17: Institute of Natural Sciences and Technolog – INTK
  • Study Year 2015/16: Course Feedback at the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies – IKW
  • Study Year 2015/16: Course Feedback at the Institute of Art and Architecture – IKA (voluntarily)
  • Study Year 2014/15: Course Feedback at the Institute of Art and Architecture- IKA (voluntarily)
  • Summer Semester 2014: Course Feedback at the Institute of Art and Architecture- IKA (voluntarily)
  • Winter Semester 2013/14: Course Feedback at the Institute of Art and Architecture- IKA (pilot project)

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