The Leuphana Salon

A new campus format

Teaching is influenced by many parties: teachers as well as students, central institution employees, individual actors and their initiatives. The Leuphana Salon offers everyone the opportunity to influence teaching development, be represented centrally and receive feedback regarding their activities, current considerations and perspectives. The Salon is supported by the network “Leuphana... on the right track!” and uses an open format without strict rules allowing all actors to make use of this campus-wide opportunity for exchange and to present their ideas. The Leuphana Salon forms part of the project “Leuphana... on the right track!“ (LadW). The LadW network advertises Salon events and offers its past experience to contribute to the Salon’s success. If you are interested in participating in the Leuphana Salon, please contact Norbert Sattler, Head of Communication in the LadW project. 

Find out more about the Salon events here.

  • EN "Transdisziplinarität in der Lehre" am 3. Juli 2018
  • EN "Universitäres Lernen im 21. Jahrhundert – Lehr-Lernumfelder zwischen Präsenz und digitalen Räumen" am 7. November 2017
  • EN „Selbstständigkeit und Handlungsorientierung in der Lehre“ am 2. Dezember 2015
  • EN "Leitbild Lehre und Lernen" am 15. April 2015
  • EN "Forschungsnahes Lehren und Lernen" am 29. Oktober 2014
  • EN "Diversity - Vielfalt zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit" am 2. Juli 2014
  • EN "Gute Lehre" am 20. November 2013

EN "Transdisziplinarität in der Lehre" am 3. Juli 2018

Follow-up measures
Results
Invitation

 

EN "Universitäres Lernen im 21. Jahrhundert – Lehr-Lernumfelder zwischen Präsenz und digitalen Räumen" am 7. November 2017

Invitation

Leuphana Salon “University learning in the 21st century – Teaching and learning environments between attendance events and digital spaces”
Tuesday, 07/11/2017, 6pm-8pm, Room C40.256 (Central Building) 

Ladies and gentlemen,
dear colleagues,
dear students, 

The network "Leuphana... on the right track!", the Leuphana Teaching Service and the research project team Global Classroom are inviting you to attend the Leuphana Salon event “University learning in the 21st century – Teaching and learning environments between attendance events and digital spaces”. 

This Salon event deals with “Teaching and learning environments between attendance events and digital spaces”. Together we will examine the impact of digitisation at Leuphana and will look at how this is already implemented by lecturers and students as part of university learning. This open exchange and idea format enables us to discuss the requirements, challenges and opportunities created by the clashes between digital and attendance-based teaching and learning settings and learning spaces. All you need to bring along is your ideas, experiences, questions and suggestions! 

We are looking forward, among others, to meeting the speakers Beatrice John and Dr. Guido Caniglia from the Global Classroom project who will introduce the topic with their key note speech on designing and implementing a “Global Curriculum”, presenting excerpts from the Global Classroom manual. 

At the end of the Salon, you will have the opportunity to swap ideas with colleagues, lecturers, students, network and Teaching Service employees and the speakers during a Gallery Walk. 

If you would like to find out more, or have any questions or suggestions, please contact Caroline Kärger – Head of Digital Teaching at the Leuphana Teaching Service (Tel.: 04131/677-1556; Email:  caroline.kaerger@leuphana.de). 

We are looking forward to your contribution and to an exciting discussion on this topic. To make it easier for us to organise this event, please register at: teach.digital@leuphana.de. Thank you. 

Kind regards

Markus Reihlen

Note for participants of the Leuphana Teaching Certificate Programme:
You have the option to count this event towards your Leuphana Teaching Certificate programme as an optional module. To do so, please register here:www.leuphana.de/lehrservice-anmeldung. If you have any further questions, please contact the programme coordinator Anke Brehl (brehl@leuphana.de).

EN „Selbstständigkeit und Handlungsorientierung in der Lehre“ am 2. Dezember 2015

Invitation

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 6pm, Room C14.001 

At this Leuphana Salon, you will have the opportunity to focus on “Independent and practical work during apprenticeships”. This aims to investigate how students can be empowered to incorporate independent ideas which they actively wish to implement into their studies, what methods and didactics lecturers can apply to support this process, and what framework conditions and factors in teaching must be taken into account to achieve this. 

Contact:

EN "Leitbild Lehre und Lernen" am 15. April 2015

Follow-up measures

This Salon event will be the first aimed at agreeing a broad teaching and learning concept within the university community. 

The findings are published in the Teaching Portal and can be discussed further in the new online forum on the website. 

The coordination process also continues at further events involving the faculties and schools. You can find notifications and deadlines relating to the concept process here

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please contact Dr. Dorothea Ellinger from the Teaching Workshop (Tel.: 04131/677-1709; Email: dorothea.ellinger@leuphana.de).

Results

Leuphana Salon "Teaching and Learning Concept" on 15 April 2015 

This fourth instalment of the Leuphana Salon took up the topic of the first event of the format with the theme “Teaching and Learning Concept”. The first event in October 2013 had investigated the question of what makes “good teaching”, and what framework conditions may be required. The Salon event on 15 April kicked off a process whose aim is to design a jointly developed teaching and learning concept at Leuphana. 

However, the evening started with questions based around “good teaching”. During the first part, the 55 participants exchanged their personal opinions as to what makes students learn and lecturers teach enthusiastically. The discussion strongly benefited from the contributions made by students and student representatives, and was based on the following four teaching and learning principles deduced from the Leuphana concept: “promoting diversity”, “focus on practice”, “dialogue-based teaching” and “interdisciplinary issues”. Discussions took place in four groups utilising movable walls and hosted by moderators and proponents of the relevant principle. No final consensus was reached for any of the principles - but this had not been the aim of this first event on the concept process. 

Instead, controversial, critical, as well as constructive and concentrated, and at times lively, discussions on the importance and definition of the principles took place, and on how such teaching and learning principles can be applied in practice. Summaries of the discussion will soon become available on the Teaching Portal. An online forum is currently being created, which all university members are cordially invited to access, where discussions on the four principles and the question of what makes ‘good teaching’ can continue. At the end of the Salon, Prof. Reihlen (Vice President of Quality Development, Graduate School and Internationalisation) encouraged the attendees to incorporate the questions and discussions of the evening into their degree programmes and to develop them further at the faculties and schools. The project "Leuphana... on the right track!” (LadW) will organise additional formats to discuss the teaching and learning concept and support the speakers involved in the LadW network. 

Meinfried Striegnitz was the charming and results-focused host of the evening, having been involved in teaching and research at Leuphana for many years before retiring last year. Prof. Reihlen and Mr. Brei (from the University Development and Teaching Development department) further demonstrated how the concept process is incorporated into teaching development at Leuphana and what links exist between the principles presented at the start and the aims of the project "Leuphana... on the right track!”.  Many different university lecturers also acted as hosts at the tables and walls. Thank you all for your committed contributions to this first concept process event!
If you have any further suggestions, criticisms, questions and best-practice examples relating to the concept or to individual principles, please contact Dr. Dorothea Ellinger from the Teaching Workshop (dorothea.ellinger@leuphana.de).


Invitation

Leuphana Salon "Teaching and Learning Concept"
on Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 6pm-8pm,
in Building 9, Room 9.102 (Main Campus) 

Dear ladies and gentlemen,
dear colleagues,
dear students,

The network "Leuphana... on the right track!” and I would like to draw your attention towards, and cordially invite you to, this special event.

This Leuphana Salon offers all members of the university community the special opportunity to participate in kicking off a process whose medium-term aim is to develop a teaching and learning concept for Leuphana. 

This event is intended to open up the discussion on basic didactic principles according to the Leuphana concept and present approaches towards implementing these in the teaching and learning process. 

The Leuphana Salon will be followed by intensive talks with the Presidential Committee of the University, the faculties, schools and committees.  It is expected that the findings will be presented in 2016. The general aim is to integrate the teaching and learning concept devised in a participatory process into strategic development planning of studies and teaching at Leuphana. More information is available in the Teaching Portal.

The Leuphana Salon offers an open format to present and exchange ideas, and you are cordially invited to attend. All you need to bring along is your ideas, questions and suggestions!

We would love it if you could attend and note down the date in your diary. To make it easier for us to organise this event, please register with Katrin Soudil at soudil@leuphana.de.

Kind regards 

Prof. Markus Reihlen Vice-President of Quality Development, the Graduate School and Internationalisation

EN "Forschungsnahes Lehren und Lernen" am 29. Oktober 2014

Follow-up measures

The findings from the event and the examples presented are summarised on the website Research-based teaching and learning in the Teaching Portal. Additional practical examples can be added to this page at any time. 

The project "Leuphana... on the right track!” will soon be publishing a brochure on the topic of research-based teaching and learning. This file can also be downloaded from the website. 

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please contact Dr. Dorothea Ellinger from the Teaching Workshop (Tel.: 04131/677-1709; Email: dorothea.ellinger@leuphana.de).

Results

The topic of the third Leuphana Salon was “Research-Based Teaching and Learning”. At Leuphana, this idea is not just a dream but is already being applied. This was confirmed by ten different presentations of projects and teaching initiatives across all faculties and schools in the Gallery Walk. Only 5 minutes into the event at the Hosenfeld/Szpilman Hall, the around 40 participants were already deep in discussions about the benefits, opportunities and limits of the contributions presented on A0 posters.

After the first 30 minutes (which passed all too quickly), Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Webler, Scientific Director of the Institute for Scientific and Education Research in Bielefeld, and Prof. Heidi Schelhowe, until recently the Deputy Head of Teaching and Studies at the University of Bremen, presented a framework for the experiences gained at Leuphana.

Professor Webler gave an introduction to research-based learning from the perspective of teaching theory, illustrated with reference to specific didactic measures including from his own teaching experience at the University of Bielefeld. He encouraged all participants to start by implementing individual elements only, such as literature seminars or single assignments, in order to gain initial experience, instead of focusing entire degree programmes on research-based learning.

Professor Schelhowe openly reported from the perspective of a University Presidential Committee. She presented problems which the University of Bremen needed to resolve both in relation to the structural framework conditions and in relation to lecturer participation. The solution strategies presented were particularly exciting, which included a Good Teaching magazine at the University of Bremen, a university-wide Semester Teaching Summit, and financial support to integrate research-based teaching and learning.

The talks were succeeded by a lively discussion, which continued over juice and snacks even after Prof. Markus Reihlen, the event chair, had closed the meeting.

The posters presented at the Salon were published in the Teaching Portal to allow the discussion to continue even further. Moreover, the LadW network is inviting all lecturers using research-based teaching to present their practical experience in a short text and/or poster as suggestions and best-practice examples.  Please send your contributions to Dr. Dorothea Ellinger from the Teaching Workshop (dorothea.ellinger@leuphana.de).

Invitation

Leuphana Salon "Research-Based Teaching and Learning"
on Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 6pm-8pm,
at the Hosenfeld/Szpilman Hall (Main Campus, Building 16, Room 310) 

The network "Leuphana... on the right track!" is cordially inviting you to attend this Leuphana Salon. We would like to discuss research-based teaching and learning at Leuphana University with you. 

We are looking forward to hearing the speakers 

  • Prof. Heidi Schelhowe, Deputy Head of Teaching and Studies at the University of Bremen and
  • Prof. Wolff-Dietrich Webler, Scientific Director of the Institute of Scientific and Education Research in (IWBB), 

who will open the topic with their Key Notes on the importance of, and the opportunities for integration offered by, research-based learning at universities. 

After the talks, you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with your colleagues and the speakers during the Gallery Walk and a panel discussion

The Leuphana Salon offers an open format to present and exchange ideas, and you are cordially invited to attend. All you need to bring along is your ideas, questions and suggestions! 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Agnes Friedel (Tel.: 04131/677-2800, Email: friedel@uni.leuphana.de) or Timo Barfknecht (Tel.: 04131/677-1612, Email: barfknecht@uni.leuphana.de). 

To make it easier for us to organise this event, please register with Katrin Soudil (soudil@uni.leuphana.de). Thank you. 

We are looking forward to your contribution and to an exciting discussion on this topic.

EN "Diversity - Vielfalt zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit" am 2. Juli 2014

Follow-up measures

The Office for Women and Equal Opportunities took up the many ideas of the Salon and e.g. initiated several follow-up events:

  • An Empowerment workshop took place in December 2014 on the subject of ‘People of Colour’ and two Critical Whiteness events were held in December and May 2015.
  • In January and May 2015, interested parties were able to discuss the topic “How the blind can see”.
  • An interactive workshop was held on the Diversity charter, which Vice President Burkhard Funk signed at the Salon.
  • An event on “How to balance out disadvantages during studies” took place on 10 July.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please contact Valentina Seidel from the Office for Women and Equal Opportunities (Tel.: 04131/677-1062; Email: vseidel@uni.leuphana.de).

Results

Lively discussions and new perspectives for greater recognition of diversity 

Around 70 participants took up the invitation to the second Leuphana Salon sent out by the Office for Women and Equal Opportunities and the network "Leuphana... on the right track!". Political Scientist Dr. Ulrike Guérot offered a moderated panel discussion and a Marketplace of Opportunities on the topic of “Diversity”. Vice President Prof. Burkhardt Funk signed the Diversity Charter to encourage greater respect, openness and equal opportunities at Leuphana alongside greater diversity. 

Twelve initiatives used the Marketplace of Opportunities to introduce themselves and tell the audience about the challenges involved. The lively panel discussion revealed that discrimination can come in a number of guises. One example was that of mature students (aged 40+) where they are the first in their families to go to university and whose age makes them different to other students. It became clear that the university does not yet provide contacts and/or “spaces” for some groups, e.g. People of Colour or transients. Both the members of the panel and audience members hoped for greater empowerment and sensitisation workshops for the different target groups. 

At the end of the Leuphana Salon, Vice President Prof. Burkhardt Funk emphasised that Leuphana must encourage diversity and “increase the innovative power and attractiveness of Leuphana to new target groups”. He promised to “present the findings of the Leuphana Salon to the Presidential Committee” in order to draw greater attention to diversity and equal opportunities. 

The preparatory group will evaluate the Leuphana Salon and try to develop concrete solutions to the mentioned issues. If you are interested in further cooperation in or information about diversity activities, please contact Valentina Seidel (Office for Women and Equal Opportunities). 

Information on Diversity Initiatives
See below for information and links on diversity initiatives and speakers in the panel discussion and the Marketplace of Opportunities:

  • Antira: The AStA Anti-Racism Office aims to address and counteract racist and discriminating structures.
  • Arbeiterkind.de: supports pupils and students from non-academic households for free to meet their needs in choosing and starting a degree, on their path towards a successful qualification, and beyond.
  • Representative of the Presidential Committee for Students with Disabilities: Apl. Prof. Martin Pries is the contact for questions and problems faced by students with a disability. Alongside advice, his aims also include greater inclusion and accessibility.

supports pupils and students from non-academic households for free to meet their needs in choosing and starting a degree, on their path towards a successful qualification, and beyond. 

supports pupils and students from non-academic households for free to meet their needs in choosing and starting a degree, on their path towards a successful qualification, and beyond.

  • Office for Women and Equal Opportunities/ Family Service / EliStu
  • Office for Women and Equal Opportunities/ Family Service / EliStu: The Office for Women and Equal Opportunities supports Leuphana in performing its equality and equal opportunities target. The Family Service of the Office for Women and Equal Opportunities aims to improve the life-work or life-studies balance. EliStu (Student Parents) is a student initiative with AStA which offers child care services.
  • I, too, am Leuphana: After Harvard and Oxford, this campaign is now at Leuphana. It aims to give students and employees “of Colour” a face and a voice as they often remain unseen or unheard.
  • International Office: Promotes and supports international relations, e.g. by recruiting and integrating international students and scientists.
  • Leuphana Mentoring: Professional orientation, further education and networking offers for students, alumni, PhD candidates and postdocs.
  • Ombudsperson for lecturers and students: Thies Reinck is responsible for internal communication with university management and administration. He acts as an intermediary between different interest groups and is the student and lecturer contact for ideas and problems.
  • Rock your life: Student mentors help pupils from socially or economically disadvantaged circumstances and difficult families on their way to finding work.
  • Student Union: Offer social and psychotherapeutic advice to students, as well as child care in crèches and nurseries, and promote student culture, e.g. through the Cultural Office.
  • Student Counselling Service: Provides professional advice and information, e.g. where students or potential students experience special strain (family, work, illness).
  • Trans*LG - Contact for transients in the Lüneburg area
  • VisionInclusion: Students initiatives aiming to actively apply inclusion through meetings between people with and without disabilities.
  • ZEMOS - Central Unit for Modern Languages Teaching, learning and researching language and culture to promote multilinguality, transdisciplinarity and internationalisation 

The innovative Leuphana project "Guidance towards studying - Guidance during studies" must be mentioned, whose aim is to raise awareness among students from non-academic households towards the benefits of a degree. 

Find out more about the Office for Women and Equal Opportunities at www.leuphana.de/gleichstellung.

Invitation

“Diversity between requirements and reality”
Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 6-8pm, Room C14.027 

In cooperation with the Office for Women and Equal Opportunities at Leuphana, the network "Leuphana... on the right track! “ is holding a second Leuphana Salon. 

Leuphana wants to offer equal opportunities and counteract discrimination. What else do we need to do? Actors from different fields discuss the requirements, potential and challenges of implementing diversity. 

Together, let us take a look at what the University has achieved so far, where we still need to make improvements and what aspects a future University Diversity Policy should take into account. The Leuphana Salon offers an open format to present and exchange ideas, and you are invited to attend. All you need to bring along is your ideas, questions and suggestions! 

At the event, Vice President Prof. Burkhardt Funk will sign the "Diversity Charter". By signing the charter, Leuphana stands up for a respectful and open university culture based on equal opportunities and against discrimination. The “Diversity Charter” was initiated in 2006, with Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel as its sponsor. 

What else can you expect from the Leuphana Salon? 

Panel discussion with audience involvement 
Actors from different fields discuss the requirements, potential and challenges of implementing diversity.

  • Diego-Sebastian Gatica-Correa, Student, I, too, am Leuphana
  • Nadine Golly, research assistant, Institute for Integrative Studies
  • Thies Reinck, Ombudperson for Students and Lecturers
  • Dr. Kathrin van Riesen, Equal Opportunities and Womens Officer
  • Apl. Prof. Martin Pries, Representative for Students with Disabilities
  • Scarlett Saether, Student, ArbeiterKind
  • Sylvia Schweigler, Student, I, too, am Leuphana

Marketplace of Opportunities 
This event also gives you the chance to find out more about the many diversity initiatives at Leuphana.

  • Antira : The AStA Anti-Racism Office aims to address and counteract partially latent racist and discriminating structures.
  • Arbeiterkind : supports pupils and students from non-academic households in choosing and starting a degree, and on their path towards a successful qualification
  • Office for Women and Equal Opportunities/ Family Service/ EliStu
  • Office for Women and Equal Opportunities/ Family Service / EliStu - Student Parents is a student initiative with AStA which offers child care services.
  • I, too, am Leuphana : After Harvard and Oxford, this campaign is now at Leuphana. It aims to give students and employees “of Colour” a face and a voice as they often remain unheard.
  • International Office : Promotes and supports international relations, e.g. by recruiting and integrating international students and scientists.
  • Leuphana Mentoring : Professional orientation, further education and networking offers for students, alumni, PhD candidates and postdocs.
  • Rock your life : Student mentors help pupils from socially or economically disadvantaged circumstances and difficult families on their way to finding work.
  • Student Union: Offer social and psychotherapeutic advice to students, as well as child care in crèches and nurseries, and promote student culture, e.g. through the Cultural Office.
  • Student Counselling Service: Provides professional advice and information, e.g. where students or potential students experience special strain (family, work, illness).
  • Trans*LG - Contact for transients in the Lüneburg area
  • VisionInclusion : Students initiatives aiming to actively apply inclusion through meetings between people with and without disabilities.
  • ZEMOS - Central Unit for Modern Languages Teaching, learning and researching language and culture to promote multilinguality, transdisciplinarity and internationalisation 

The Political Scientist and expert on Europe Dr. Ulrike Guérot will be hosting the Leuphana Salon. 

Register with Katrin Soudil by Wed, 25/06/2014 at soudil@uni.leuphana.de 

If you require assistance and/or child care, we're there to help. 

Room C14.027 is wheelchair accessible.

EN "Gute Lehre" am 20. November 2013

Follow-up measures

There will be an opportunity to continue the discussion on “Good Teaching” at a second Leuphana Salon on the theme "Teaching and Learning Concept” on 15 April 2015. Find out more about the concept process here. 

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please contact Dr. Dorothea Ellinger from the Teaching Workshop (Tel.: 04131/677-1709; Email: dorothea.ellinger@leuphana.de).

Results

Vice President Prof. Markus Reihlen and the network "Leuphana.... on the right track!"held the first Leuphana Salon on 20 November 2013. The around 40 participants - lecturers, students and employees of university administration - discussed the topic of “good teaching” with four experts (Prof. Margret Bülow-Schramm, Hamburg, Dr. Nicole Auferkorte-Michaelis, Duisburg, Sonja Gräber-Magocsi, PhD, from the network and Björn Adam, student at Leuphana). The event was hosted by Prof. Reihlen. 

Questions such as “What should good teaching include?” and “What framework conditions enable successful learning?” brought about many ideas and findings: Good teaching requires interaction - and must take into account potential tensions and heterogeneity. Moreover, good teaching also depends on de-standardisation; i.e. framework conditions and assessments should be adapted to the learning processes. Administration processes and external organisation also influence teaching and must be taken into account. 

The discussions led to initial ideas which could be incorporated into teaching development at Leuphana. Generally, it was agreed that communication and consistency must be ensured, both individually and across degree programmes and in the university system as a whole. 

The Leuphana Salon will continue in 2014 and is an open format which all actors at the university may use in consultation with the network “Leuphana... on the right track!”. It deals with university-related topics. The Leuphana Teaching Workshop with its varied formats, many of which were offered for the first time in this semester, also deals with the subject of “teaching” in a stricter sense and as the focus of lecturers and teachers. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Hannah Jacobmeyer and Leonie Lange.