All university members of the THM are guided by the following principles in the teaching and learning context:
(as of September 2020)

  1. Create an open learning environment
    All teachers and learners maintain a cooperative and social interaction that is based on mutual respect and trust and enables motivated teaching and learning.
  2. Define comprehensible competence goals
    Based on the current state of science and technology, the respective job-specific requirements as well as the mission statement and principles of the THM , the departments define suitable competence profiles, which also aim at individual personality development and the assumption of social responsibility (according to HHG, §13).
  3. Make performance requirements transparent
    The teachers create the conditions for competence-oriented and reflected learning processes.
  4. Promote active learning
    All teachers promote self-directed learning processes and use appropriate and activating teaching/learning methods in the respective learning situation.
  5. Use feedback for teaching/learning processes
    Lecturers actively contribute to establishing a constructive feedback culture at the THM , in which teachers and students jointly assume responsibility for a successful teaching and learning process.
  6. Enable individual technical and didactic Professional Development
    The university promotes and requires continuous individual didactic and technical Professional Development as well as cooperation between teachers. The process of lifelong learning is actively demonstrated to students.
  7. Ensuring framework conditions for the development of didactic skills and concepts
    The further development of the didactic concepts and the necessary infrastructure is an integral part of the quality management of the university. It is actively promoted by the university management and promoted by the lecturers in their events.

With the adoption of these principles by the Senate, quality-determining criteria are available for the core process of teaching. They were selected by the “Higher Education Didactics” topic group Working Group "Quality in Teaching and Studies" (AG QLS) Developed.

The Workgroup: Quality management is a topic-related network for quality development in teaching and studying, which works as a voluntary network of all those involved in teaching in a self-determined and non-hierarchical manner and communicates its results openly.

Explanations of these principles and other recommendations of the Workgroup: Quality management for the design of teaching/learning processes are available to all members of the university on the THM learning platform.