Update! Special Edition 2018
Topic: New types of examinations to be introduced in the 2018/19 academic year
The perfect examination for each course: New types of examinations to be introduced in the 2018/19 academic year!
Lectures with a final exam, courses with continuous assessment of student performance based on homework and a final exam – this is by no means all WU has to offer in terms of teaching. There is great variety in the course designs used at WU: Students are given diverse tasks during classes, work in small project groups supervised by teachers throughout the semester, use technologies like text-message voting and clickers, and work with case studies – these are only a few of the tools used in different teaching settings at WU. The three types of exams currently included in WU’s curricula – course examinations (LVP), courses with continuous assessment of student performance (PI), and subject examinations (FP) – rest on exam regulations that were developed 15 years ago and that do not adequately represent the existing diversity. For this reason, new examination types have been created as the result of a comprehensive development process, with involvement of WU’s students union, to complement the existing formats. The following new examination types will be introduced in October 2018:
|Lecture with interactive elements (VUE)|
|here.Like continuous assessment (PI) courses, lectures with interactive elements are courses that require active student participation. However, VUE courses allow instructors to reduce the number of required performance components to two and to lower attendance requirements. This type of examination is well suited e.g. for courses with a lecture part and an interactive lab part. Please find more information|
|Research seminar (FS)|
|here.A research seminar is a course held in a small setting, e.g. involving small-group coaching sessions or project work. This means that the number of contact hours in class and the required levels of student attendance can be reduced. Please find more information|
|Workshop-type course (AG)|
|here.So far, workshop-type courses have only been available as complementary courses at WU, outside the core curricula. As of October 2018, however, it will be possible to incorporate them into the regular curricula. Workshop-type courses are graded on a pass/fail basis only, making this format well suited to courses incorporating workshop elements. Active course participation is the central grading criterion. Please find more information|
|here.A module examination is a written or oral exam on the material covered by at least two preparatory courses. Attendance of these courses is a prerequisite for taking the module examination, but the preparatory courses themselves are not graded. Please find more information|
The new examination types will be incorporated into the curricula step by step starting in the 2018/19 academic year. In the course of the upcoming 2018 summer semester, we will keep you informed about the planned changes to WU’s degree programs.
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