The definition of structures and responsibilities within FAU’s quality management system serves the realisation of its quality-policy.
The structures relate to the organisational set-up and ensure clear responsibilities on all four levels.
According to the department structure, quality management in the area of teaching and learning has a decentralised set-up encompassing a dean of studies in each department and corresponding bracket structures on faculty level. The quality management of the faculty thus seizes on the decentralised approach of the FAU-wide quality management and carries it on analogously to its internal structures.
The Faculty of Science ensures continued development of teaching and learning on the faculty- and department-level as well as on the level of the individual degree programmes and modules. Duties and responsibilities are defined each of these levels.
The structures and its related tasks and responsibilities of the different levels are described in detail in guideline 01 Gremien, Strukturen und Funktionen in Lehre und Studium. A specific feature of the Faculty of Sciences is the Round of Deans of Study Affairs with a representative from each teaching unit. Members of this round elect a speaker (one year term) who represents the the Deans of Study Affairs on faculty level (faculty board and faculty council)
Each department or teaching unit has implemented a study committee which serves as central committee for all issues of studying and learning. Each degree programme of the Faculty of Sciences is assigned to a study-committee. The participation of each status group in the committees guarantees communication between all parties involved in the area of teaching and learning.