The evaluation should not influence the course’s grading and vice versa. This should be ensured by completing the evaluation before the grades are published and publishing the results of the evaluation only after the grades have been announced.
Furthermore, the main evaluation should end before the final exam, so that the latter does not influence the evaluation.
The evaluation period should be at least one week and is set by default to the last weeks of the lecture period. A few examples are given below:
- Lecture with or without intermediate exam: The evaluation should take place before the final exam, since at this point the students have a comprehensive overview of the course and the main part of the assessment has not yet been completed. In this case, the standard can be left if the exam is not scheduled before the end of the lecture period or the evaluation period can be extended until the day before the exam.
- Block seminar with several dates: The evaluation can be completed directly before the last exam block. However, the evaluation period should only be take place at this time if there is little or no teaching content in the last block. Otherwise the evaluation can also take place after the exam.
- Block seminar in the lecture-free period: The evaluation period should definitely be postponed here. If there is not enough time between the course content and the exam, the evaluation should be carried out after the exam.
- Paper/project seminar: A suitable date would be after the last regular meeting or lecture. If the grades are not published before the regular evaluation period, it is advised to leave the default date so that students do not have too many different evaluation periods.