AoL - Assurance of Learning

No data is currently being collected, so the evaluation forms for Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral theses are not currently available.

The background to Assurance of Learning

Assurance of Learning (AoL) is a quality management tool which evaluates study programs as a whole. It allows to monitor whether students acquire those competencies and skills which the program is designed to offer.

AoL complements Leuphana’s well established quality management tools such as teaching evaluations, which focus on individual courses and teaching faculty, and the student-faculty-exchange in Quality Circles. In comparison, AoL allows to reflect on and implement measures for strategic improvement of the programs and study experience.

How does the evaluation work?

AoL allows those responsible for study programs to continuously monitor whether overarching learning goals are being achieved. The Team AACSB of the Dean’s Office supports with regard to the different operational steps.

Assurance of Learning Control Loop

AoL process circle ©Leuphana
AoL process circle

The Assurance of Learning is a systematic process based on measurements of student learning, the identification and implementation of improvements and the monitoring of outcomes through repeated measurements. For this, measurable Learning Objectives are defined for each Learning Competency.

In the academic year 2023-24, we revise the competency goals and data collection processes. From winter semester 2024-25 on, we return to data collection.

Improving study programs

Information from AoL is integrated into the school’s encompassing Quality Management process. In this process, the Program Directors and faculty discuss the findings and include the information into the program’s faculty-student discussion that takes place every year. Team AACSB facilitates this process together with Team Q. In this process, data is evaluated, measures and improvements are being developed and documented. Improvements usually concern the curriculum design, the evaluation process itself, or the teaching coordination.

contact and feedback

Your contact for any question regarding AoL is Dr. Lotte Lutz of the Dean’s Office Team.

We are happy to receive your feedback, either in person or via email at

Dr. Lotte Lutz
Universitätsallee 1, C6.011
21335 Lüneburg
Phone 04131.677-1995