Tasks of a Programme Committee

A Programme Committee usually consists of several student members and equally many teacher members. The chair of the PC is a teacher. Their general task is to assure the quality of the education of a particular study direction.

Monthly PC meetings
In the PC meetings, the student members of the PC meet the teacher delegation and the institute assessor(s). The agenda is set by the chair of the PC. Additionally, the student part of the PC can choose to have their own internal meetings to prepare the agenda points. Agenda points often concern the institute, the curriculum and generally all things specifically related to a programme or course.

Walk-in Moments
After every quarter, when the exams are over, the PC organizes walk-in moments, often during the lunch break. The PC reserves a room, buys snacks and promotes the walk-in moment. During the session, the students can voice their opinion about the courses they took and the PC makes notes on the feedback. After this, the notes are compiled into a document for each course, which contains general information about the course as well as the feedback from the students in a summarized fashion. With the help of CNCZ, this document is added to  the course evaluation survey results. The purpose of the session is to reduce the use of inappropriate language used by students when giving open feedback.

Course Evaluations
After every quarter, the chair of the PC receives the survey results consisting of the students feedback and the teachers evaluation. Together with the results from the walk-in moments, the courses are distributed amongst all members. The members look though the survey results as a preparation for the upcoming PC meeting, where the course evaluation is listed as an agenda point. Additionally, the student members of the PC can discuss the survey results amongst themselves. The PC uses all information present to decide on the outcome of the evaluation, which is a statement about if the teacher's response is considering the feedback well and if there is any additional action required to improve the course. The PC composes a document for each course, which is the feedback that students receive automatically via email when they have filled in the course survey. For problematic courses, the PC goes into discussion with the teacher.

Broad Meeting
All PC’s come together for a meeting organized and chaired by the Faculty Student Council roughly every six weeks. An agenda is made by the FSC, consisting of topics which are relevant for all PC’s. For example, the FSC makes announcements that are of faculty wide interest, collects feedback and gives the PC’s the opportunity to voice concerns and general feedback.

Reviewing the Education and Examination Regulations (EER)
Just as the FSC, the PC is involved in the yearly process, where the new Education and Examination Regulations are reviewed. First, the PC discusses the general part of the EER and sends their feedback to the policy makers of our faculty. The policy makers take the feedback into account to compose another version of the EER and explain to the PC what suggestions they could incorporate and which not. The PC informs the FSC if their feedback was taken seriously. Secondly, the PC reviews the programme specific part together with the programme coordinator. Again, feedback is given to the policy makers and the programme specific part is drafted. After this, it is up to the FSC to vote in the EER during the Faculty Joint Assembly.