This Tuesday the student council was a guest at the Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering. Professor Schmitt’s invitation was in response to your criticism and displeasure about the module Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering for Mechatronic Systems (GEMS). Among other things, the unexpected change in the focus of the exam, the evaluation process, the supervision of the exercises and homework, but also the behaviour of some students, especially in the social media, were the subject of the discussion.
We would like to thank Professor Schmitt. It is not a given that the student council will be actively invited to participate in any module in the event of criticism. We agree that teaching and examination must be competence-oriented. The demands on students must not be lowered despite the special challenges of the Corona Semester.
However, there was also disagreement on relevant points. In our view, parts of the examination, despite their unusual form, are an answer-choice procedure (“multiple choice”). The change in the focus of the exam was justified by the publication of the old exam, for which a completely “disjunctive” exam had to be set. We did not think this was necessary because there was no good reason to do so and this very publication contributed to the confusion. Any insinuations by the department that the publication of the exam was at the insistence of students are incorrect and led to unjustified blame. We also explained that the teaching did not prepare sufficiently for the exam due to the short-term restructuring of the exam.
At this point, we would like to remind all students once again of their right to receive a copy of their exam: https://www.asta.rwth-aachen.de/einsichtnahmen-aber-richtig/ (cf. §22 (3) ÜPO)
We have pointed out to the chair that the review of the exam should not only be used to check the accuracy of the correction. Students must be able to learn from their mistakes, so that either a sample solution must be provided or the correct solution must be explained. The Chair has promised to pay more attention to this. We recommend that you read the handout “Einsichtnahme” (fsmb.eu/handreichung_einsicht) yourself.
We have pointed this out to the Chair and agree with it that its statements should in no way give the impression that it is morally reprehensible for students to demand their rights.
Unfortunately, some students have made it difficult for us to communicate with the Chair through their statements. Even professors and assistants are only human and deserve to be treated with respect. Polemical and impertinent statements by individual students – even more anonymously – damage the reputation of all students and make it difficult for us to represent your interests. We condemn this behaviour!
We look forward to discussing the feedback from the evaluations and possible improvements of the module in future meetings with the Chair.
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We cordially invite you to the WG Education on Friday, 22.05.2020 at 12 noon.
Under the over-theme “Digital Semester” the following topics will be discussed:
- Status of the survey evaluation (short)
- Potential differences for MacOS and Linux users
- Discussion E-Test in Math
- Implementation of laboratories and KGÜ etc.
- Dealing with waivers and copies in the insights
- Loss of the excursion week
- Planning further live Q&A
- Restrictions on the choice of professional fields
- Cooperation in the teaching team
If you are interested in getting involved in one of these topics, please drop by, we are looking forward to meeting you!
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Due to the Corona-Crisis, we are more limited and we get more inquiries than usual. To counter this challenge, we have adapted our consultation to be able to answer your questions efficiently and by the correct contact person. Here, you will find the ways you will still be able to contact us:
- Write us via our contact form or contact the specific contact person for your question (below). For general questions (for example oral exam reports), write us via email@example.com.
- For oral exam reports, first check here if your report is available.
- During our consultation hours (Tuesday and Thursday, 1PM to 2PM), you can call us via our regular phone number (+49 241 80 95308). We are able to answer your calls from home.
- WhatsApp: Because WhatsApp is installed on our tablet and is only processed by one person, processing your messages may take longer than usual. You can reach us at 0241 80 95308. To get a quicker response from the right person, please email us, see above.
- Instagram Direct: Instagram is mainly processed by one person, so your message may take longer than usual to process. To get a quicker response from the right person, send us an e-mail, see above.
The following ways of communication will not be available:
- Personal Consultation: The student council ist closed for our active members as well, so you will not be able to meet anyone there.
- Facebook: To answer your questions efficiently, we will not answer questions via Facebook. You will recieve an automatic response.
We kindly ask you for your understanding of these measures! Stay healthy!
Your Mechanical Engineering Student Council
On behalf of the International Office, we would like to inform you that the application period for the Scholarship for Completing Studies and the Scholarship for Particularly Involved International Students will start on the 1st of May.
Both scholarships are awarded by the International Office with funds from the DAAD.
They are meant for international students who have a good or very good academic performance and engage themselves in the international context of the university. If you have any further Questions, don’t hesitate to ask us at the student council or the Team at the International Office.
We wish you a great time abroad!
Please find more information regarding eligibility and the application procedure here:
From tomorrow, Thursday, 12th March, we only offer our consulation hours via telephone.
This means, you can reach us via telephone at 0241 80 95308, via e-mail or via WhatsApp (0241 80 95308). If you need an exam report for an oral exam, we can send it to you via e-mail. Just write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check if your report is available. If you really need a personal consultation hour, ask the person in charge of that topic.
Times for the consultation hours will not change.
Unfortunately, we can not tell you, how long we have to offer our consultation hours via telephone only.
Stay healthy! Your student council
Status 12.20.2020 According to our current state of knowledge, the following exams are written on the dates listed below:
Fahrzeugtechnik I: 14.02.2020
Grundoperationen der Energietechnik: 25.02.2020
Faserstoffe I: 27.02.2020
Höhere Regelungstechnik: 10.03.2020
Mechanik I WI WP, Werkstoffing, TK und Lehramt: 13.03.2020 (lecture hall booking still open)
Produktionsmanagement I & II and Production Management A & B: 23.03.2020 von 8:30 – 14:00 (one after the other)
Check your mails and Moodle what your institutes have written! RWTHonline is not able to send update mails at the moment. If there should be any overlaps or other problems, please contact us or the AStA!
Status 13.02.2020 Frequently asked questions and answers from the legal department:
1. what must be taken into account with regard to a non overlapping alternative date for an examination in question? – The same aspects should be taken into account as for regular exam scheduling. This means that private plans of students (e.g. holidays) cannot be considered. It is sufficient to plan an alternative date for the registered students without overlapping.
2. may students who were not registered for the examination on 10.02. participate in the examination on the alternative date? – In accordance with § 6 Paragraph 3 S. 2 of the ÜPO, participation in the examination requires a corresponding registration. Once the registration phase is over, no further students can register for the alternate date and therefore cannot take part in the examination.
3. when can the earliest alternative date for an affected examination be scheduled? Is there a time regulation regarding communication with students? – We urgently recommend that you adhere to a lead time of at least three working days in order to enable students to cancel an examination without giving reasons in accordance with § 15, paragraph 1, sentence 1 ÜPO. We also recommend that you coordinate the time schedule and communication with the respective student council.
4. may the interval of four weeks between the first and second exam be reduced? – Yes, but it must be ensured that timely registration for teh second exam is still possible. Please also note that, according to § 10 Paragraph 7 S. 3 ÜPO, the reults of the examination mark must be available at least ten days before the second examination.
5. how to inform students of the alternative date? – A good and quick way to reach the affected students is to send them an e-mail. Please note that although RWTHonline has the option “Notification of date change” and a dialog box for sending an e-mail when moving the date to a future date, no e-mail is currently sent to the registered students.
6. in case of doubt, is it permissible to set an alternative date in April for an affected examination? – Yes, provided that this does not conflict with courses. The results of the examinations must be entered by the end of April (cf. § 10 Paragraph 7 S. 6 ÜPO).
Status 11.02.2020: We work closely with the faculty and the teams exam coordination to give you the best possible solution. We hope to be able to give you final dates for the exams tomorrow. The feedback loop between the faculty, room booking, exam planning team and us is still ongoing. The idea is to catch up on the exams over the next weeks. Overlaps with other exams can unfortunately not be prevented. If you are not able to take the exam, or if you have a deadline, please contact us, the AStA or the institute directly. RWTHonline is currently having problems sending e-mails about updated dates, so please check Moodle and the institute’s website regularly. If there are any uncertainties please contact us! As soon as there is something new, we will inform you! Good luck for further learning!
On 29.01.2020 from 18:00 h the AG “Welcome (Back) Week SoSe – Event Planning” will take place. We are planning how we will welcome the students who will be coming to us next summer, i.e. internationals, but also our students who are coming back from abroad. Be there and help us to create a unique event!
We’re looking forward to seeing you!