The Deggendorf Institute of Technology has been system accredited by the agency ASIIN since 9 September 2020.
The focus is on the highest quality in study, teaching and further education as well as the continuous further development of processes and the targeted development of degree programs. In order to maintain this, DIT developed a quality strategy.
The Central Quality Management has the task of managing all aspects relating to the quality of studies, teaching and further education and further services in a targeted manner in the quality management system and documenting processes. As an independent unit, the central quality management supports faculties and facilities of the DIT in the implementation of their quality goals in order to achieve the highest teaching and educational quality for the students of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology.
The DIT QM-System is arranged in levels.
Strategic objectives were developed out of the general concept and the profile of the DIT. They are shown in the X-Matrix. The elements of the QM-System achieve their effectiveness due to constant examination and revision as well as due to definition and execution of quality-improving measures.
Within the system the stakholders act from the level of the DIT executive DIT to the faculties and then within the study courses themselves.
The stakeholders in charge of the quality-system take care for a comprehensive rating and evaluation of the study course as well as its contents under consideration of the students' evaluation.
Stakeholders: Quality Securing System
The planning of new study programmes, as well as the modification of existing study programmes, is carried out using the process KL01 "Programme" Development", which can be viewed on the intranet. Special attention is paid here to adherence to the P-D-C-A cycle by repeatedly obtaining feedback from various (external) bodies and reacting accordingly.
The executive board presents their strategic DIT quality objectives were each year to the faculties.
From this, the faculties develop their internal goals with associated measures and key figures. All matrices are published on the Intranet. The implementation will also be documented there.
Due to the current situation in regards to the Corona pandemic, all quality objectives of DIT have been extended to 30 September 2021.
The annually compilation of a quality report is used to document the improvement measures to the outside and is an implemented process step in the core process F04 “Weiterentwicklung QM System”. In 2017, the first quality report of the THD was provided; it included the preparations for the enlargement of the QM system that were executed by the quality management and the preparing steps for the System Accreditation. The following reports also had their priority on the System Accreditation and at this point the implementation of Internal Audits.
The focus of quality measures is on study and teaching, but also considers supporting processes of administration and research.
The quality report for 2019 is currently in progress.
First Semester Students Survey
The first semester survey is conducted annually by the ZQM. It asks how satisfied students in the second semester were with their entry into their studies and what they think could be improved.
Together with the Career Service the Central Quality Management intend to do a business survey in 2020.
The teaching reports are created by the deans for student affairs and are regularly cause the presentation and discussion of the established and further developed and projected instruments and control circuits in the faculty. Furthermore they are used in the exchange with the university administration. Additional information can be found in the intranet.
The Deggendorf Institute of Technology has been system accredited since 9 September 2020. The following study programmes have successfully passed the internal quality system:
Procedure of internal accreditation (contents to follow)
The expert opinions on the programme accredited study programmes at DIT can be found in the database of the Accreditation Council:
Reports on Programme Accreditations (in German)
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The consistent and thoroughly maintenance of our process data results in a well-structured and complete documentation of the most important procedures regarding management, studies, teachings, research and the supporting administration at the DIT.
The processes build the basis to keep the knowledge of the employees inside our system and document the further developments of the DIT. Our processes are evolved out of the general concept and strategies of the DIT. They will have sustainable impact when established in the employees’ minds.
EvaSys is the standard tool at the THD for carrying out course evaluation and other surveys. All lectures are evaluated every semester. The dean of student affairs analyses and discusses the results internally and documents them in the teaching report.
Within the course development, courses are regularly evaluated in the faculties.
The CHE University Ranking is the most extensive and detailed ranking platform for German Universities and Universities of Applied Science. With covering 39 subjects it adresses to more than 75% of first-year students.
U-Multirank offers international mobile students an orientation in the choice of the university and allows participating universities to compare themselves internationally with a diverse sample of universities with a similar profile.
U-Multirank offers comparisons at the level of whole universities (“institutional ranking”) as well as individual subjects.
The DIT releases their statistics with general data on the website twice a year. Information about the number of students as well as employment figures regarding professors as well as other staff is published.
The CEUS management information system is a hierarchically distributed data warehouse system that offers data about students, staff and finance to Bavarian universities and the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts as a basis for decisions. A separate report is created here that contains the key figures defined by the THD.
The basis for the key figures to be monitored is the general report agreed between the universities over a period of 5 years based on the figures from official statistics.
In relation to the general report, the university concentrates on the following key figures in the field of studies:
The portal with social media character is a suggestion scheme for students and employees at the THD. Proposals and ideas with focus on quality as well as general improvement can be handed in. All users can like or dislike any idea once a day by pressing the corresponding button. Furthermore users can comment on ideas.
The Central Quality Management is running the system, which was developed together with the staff council as well as the student council. If there are ideas the DIT cannot take responsibility for the student council will be involved.
Submitted ideas should focus on the improvement of the teaching quality as well as the quality of the equipment or facilities. They should implement practicability, should be – if possible - without cost or lie within a budget the THD can afford. If costs incur, the administration management will verify if there are funds to put the idea into practice.
Any idea or suggestion for improvement will be displayed without user or personal data. Also liking or disliking is anonymous but comments will be displayed with user data.