More Student Voices in Quality Circles


In your experience, what are the three most important strengths of your study programme? "Student research project. Holistic approach. Group work". Since the summer semester of 2019, student answers such as these have been sent to study programme representatives by Team Q with the semi-annual data delivery for the Quality Circles (QZ).

Kirsten Mülheims, consultant for system surveys for the project "Leuphana... auf dem Weg!" in Team Q regularly compiles data from the interim, final and alumni surveys for the QZ. The problem: A minimum of 15 answers per study programme is required for quantitative evaluations, also to guarantee data protection. This is hardly possible for smaller programmes.

The open and anonymous answers now offer an alternative. Although they do not provide statistically secure data, they do provide qualitative impressions of the students on the respective study programme. The open answers are to be treated like requests to speak by individual students in the QZ. With this information and the other data provided via myStudy, the participants in the QZ - programme officers, lecturers and students - can prepare themselves thoroughly.

The evaluation of the data can provide valuable information on the further development of the study programmes. Team Q also makes data available for other quality management instruments such as the internal test procedures and the new control loop for study programme development.

Further information

Kirsten Mülheims
Consultant for system surveys for the project "Leuphana... auf dem Weg!" in Team Q
Phone +49.4131.677-2244