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Dialogue Formats and Events

Dialogue formats and events encourage the exchange of experiences and ideas between stakeholders of TU Graz. The didactic events were created as part of the strategic project Education 2020 in accordance with its information and communication strategies to support and advance high-quality teaching.

The Studierendenstammtisch (students’ discussion group), LEHR-Stammtisch (teachers’ discussion group), the Think Tank, and the Lunch & Lehre (Lunch & Teaching) events were created to meet the needs of different target groups and encourage participants to exchange experiences and ideas. In addition, TU Graz employees and students receive information on developments in the field of education at TU Graz. Information is actively and methodically gathered at these events, allowing it to be incorporated into strategic decisions and measures related to teaching at TU Graz. The active participation of students, teachers and administrative staff is critically important at these events to shape innovative processes.

At the Lunch & Lehre (Lunch & Teaching) events, teachers, students, and administrative staff can exchange ideas on various topics in an informal setting. The setting of the event varies depending on the topic, but opportunities area always provided for lively discussions with the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Detlef Heck, and the heads of his departments.

At the LEHR-Stammtisch (teachers‘ discussion group), experts provide detailed information on all topics related to professional teaching at TU Graz. Teachers from all faculties and institutes are invited to participate in these events to actively exchange their experiences and ideas on certain educational topics.

At the Studierendenstammtisch (students’ discussion group), TU Graz students can speak to the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Detlef Heck, and the heads of his departments and exchange information on the newest didactic developments. This event takes place in an informal setting in which active, honest, and creative exchanges as well as stimulating discussions can occur. Further developments in the programme and teaching should be driven by the information, experiences and views shared by the students.

In the Think Tank, a selected group of TU Graz stakeholder representatives work together in external, moderated workshops to develop ideas and innovative concepts related to the current topics of the Education 2020 project.

Source: TU Graz

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Katharina SALICITES
Assistant to the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
Phone: +43 316 873 8548

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Lunch & Lehre (Lunch & Teaching)

Dialogue event for TU Graz employees and students

Next date: 21 November 2017, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Topic: Guided Start for Teachers and Students

Location: TU Graz Aula, Rechbauerstraße 12, 1st floor

Previously-discussed topics:

  • General concerns, wishes, suggestions, feedback
  • Guidelines for long-distance learning modules units
  • Use of e-learning based on the example of university courses
  • Internationalization
  • Guidelines for curriculum development, course planning and teaching assignments
  • Checklist for diversity in teaching

Video: Lunch & Lehre

Additional information for TU Graz employees and students is available in the intranet TU4U: Lunch & Lehre

LEHR-Stammtisch (teachers' discussion group)

Dialogue event for TU Graz teachers, held once per semester

Next date: 27 February 2018, 2 to 4 p.m.

Previously-discussed topics:

  • Implementation of digital methods in teaching
  • Legal framework in the teaching environment (legal regulations for academic affairs, copyright law, open educational resources)
  • Handbook for Academic Affairs
  • Teach Center 2.0
  • Feedback culture
  • Teaching qualification
  • MOOC to Open Educational Resources (OER)

Additional information for TU Graz employees and students is available in the intranet TU4U: Lehr-Stammtisch

 

 

Studierendenstammtisch (students‘ discussion group)

Dialogue event at which students can exchange information

Next dates:

  • Studierendenstammtisch in German:
    13 November 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Location: HS II, Rechbauerstraße 12, 1st basement level
  • Studierendenstammtisch in English:
    10 January 2018, 5 to 7 p.m.
    Location: BMTEG038, Stremayrgasse 16, ground level

Previously-discussed topics:

  • Teach Center 2.0
  • Virtual teaching or long-distance study modules units
  • English Master's Programmes
  • Course evaluation
  • NAWI Graz Programmes
  • Teacher training programme
  • Binding nature of course registration
  • Spatial planning –synchronizing course start times

Additional information for TU Graz employees and students is available in the intranet TU4U: Studierendenstammtisch

Think Tank

Innovative dialogue event with a selected group of students, teachers and administrative staff.

Additional information for TU Graz employees and students is available in the intranet TU4U: Think Tank