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TUCpanel Student Survey Results Now Available

The results from the spring 2021 Chemnitz University of Technology student survey focusing on the Corona pandemic experience are here - Divisional reports and an extended content analysis to follow

TUCpanel is Chemnitz University of Technology’s student survey. The spring survey took place from April 26 to May 14, 2021. Students at Chemnitz University of Technology were called upon to actively contribute to the process of improving academic conditions. In total, the TUCpanel team received 2,239 completed questionnaires in this round. "The opportunity to participate was thus seized by more than a quarter of the students contacted. First of all, we would like to express our sincere thanks for this," says Prof. Dr. Maximilian Eibl, Vice President for Academic and International Affairs at Chemnitz University of Technology. Excluded from the survey were students in their first semester and those who were on leave of absence last semester, as well as part-time students and guest students.

As the first step in the evaluation process, the TUCpanel team first completed the course reports that each individual course received for evaluation. Furthermore, the overall summary reports are available online. Here, the results from the survey for the undergraduate degree programs, the master's degree programs, and the part-time distance and continuing education programs are available in summary form.

Due to the situation, one focus of the TUCpanel this time was on the effects of the Corona pandemic on studying and teaching. Thus, 76 percent of the surveyed Bachelor's and 71 percent of the Master's students were satisfied with their studies at Chemnitz University of Technology despite the stress of the past two semesters. In addition, 70 percent of the bachelor's and 73 percent of the master's students surveyed said they appreciated the way Chemnitz University of Technology dealt with the Corona pandemic. This includes the university's clear position and the comprehensive switch to online teaching and examinations. Just under one-fifth of the bachelor's and one-third of the master's students surveyed said that online examinations had in many cases been accompanied by greater time pressure and more workload.

Now that the study program reports have been sent to the eight faculties, the Centre for Teacher Training, and the Centre for Knowledge and Technology Transfer, the respective study program committees can discuss the results. In addition, other institutions of or connected to Chemnitz University of Technology will receive reports with the evaluations and comments from the students' open responses that are relevant to them. These include, among others, the University Library, Career Service, Facility Management, the Student Service, the Student Council of Chemnitz University of Technology, the International Office, the Centre for Equal Opportunities in Science and Research, and the Studentenwerk Chemnitz-Zwickau

Background: TUCpanel

TUCpanel is the annual student survey on the academic situation and student satisfaction at Chemnitz University of Technology. The aim of the panel is to further develop study programs and to improve general academic conditions by conducting a regular survey. The TUCpanel is carried out and evaluated by the Saxon Ministry of Science, Culture and Tourism (SMWK)’s Study Success Management System (SEMS) project.

Additional information on TUCpanel is available online, in the FAQs, and by emailing tucpanel@tu-chemnitz.de.

(Author: Dr. Andrea Hertel / Matthias Fejes / Translation: Chelsea Burris)

Matthias Fejes

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