Ensuring and developing the quality of teaching and studying is a key goal at FAU. In this context the University is using the broad range of subjects that it offers as a strategic strength. A decentralised approach is taken to quality management, allowing all those involved to work as independently as possible and ensuring that the unique characteristics of individual subjects are taken into account. All quality assurance processes in teaching and studying are co-ordinated through centralised measures.
The Office of Teaching Quality Assurance (L8) was established in November 2014 as a central point of co-ordination for quality management and evaluation in teaching and studying. The Office is part of the Department of Academic Affairs and Student Services and is responsible for centralised quality management and evaluation.
The Office of Teaching Quality Assurance (L8) is the central point of contact for internal and external communication with regard to quality development in teaching and studying. It co-ordinates the implementation of central quality measures and supports the offices at the faculties and schools which are responsible for decentralised quality development:
FAU is currently undergoing a system accreditation process and is developing a system for continuous monitoring of degree programme development as part of its work on quality management in teaching and studying. Universities that have been accredited are awarded the Accreditation Council’s seal, which enables them to accredit their own degree programmes.