Project "Leuphana... auf dem Weg!”

Second funding phase - Teaching development in five interaction fields

The quality pact teaching project “Leuphana... auf dem Weg!” makes a key contribution to teaching development at Leuphana both in terms of content and structure by systematically taking up and promoting the didactic interaction fields in the university development plan, i.e.: dialog-focused teaching, digital teaching, diversity-focused teaching, experience-based teaching and inter- and transdisciplinary teaching. Two objectives in the approach are mutually beneficial, interact with each other and inform each other:

  1. Further development of degree programmes to match the 5 interaction fields
  2. Development of a comprehensive profile to match the 5 interaction fields.

In order to implement these objectives, a network was set up during the 1st funding phase of the QPT project, which was then expanded to comprise members of all faculties, schools and central institutions during the 2nd funding phase. Ideas for teaching innovations were continuously generated and collected together with the lecturers of the faculties and schools at course, module or degree level, and developed in more detail as part of development projects. Project managers can apply for technical and/or financial support for further project planning or to implement their project during a half-annual call for bids. In particular, funding will go to didactically innovative and sustainable projects relating to the above interaction fields.

While financial support is available from a separate project innovation fund, providing a total of EUR 500,000 for the period from 2017 to 2020, five experts from the Teaching Service, each specialising in one of the interaction fields, will provide technical support.  Their tasks further include the task of supporting the process of developing a comprehensive teaching profile at Leuphana by setting priorities for university-wide discussions on teaching, contributing their expertise and building networks for the relevant interaction fields. They cooperate closely with the project-financed quality management experts (QME) who are members of the faculties and schools or of Team Q with excellent connections in their departments and who are involved in quality assurance, further development and degree programme harmonisation processes.

In addition to these general objectives, the network also supports specific measures designed to improve quality in studies and teaching as well as initiatives to promote the university as a community, some of which were already launched during the first funding phase. Find out more about specific project findings during the first funding phase (2012-2016) here.