Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Further Education

Contact
Opening hours: 
On weekdays
According to prior agreement.
Address:
Grantham-Allee 20
53757
Sankt Augustin
Phone Number(s): 
+49 2241 865 731
Fax Number: 
+49 2241 865 8731
Email Address: 
vp1 [at] h-brs.de
Since it was founded in 1995, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University has continued to grow. Today, almost 8,000 young people are studying at our university's three sites. The central task of the university is to prepare these young people for successful careers. In so doing, the university seeks not to limit itself solely to professional training but also to stimulate students to reflect on their role in society and encourage them to take on responsibility.

In-depth professional knowledge and the ability to work methodically remain essential to having a successful career. The challenge for the teaching staff lies in conveying this knowledge in such a way that it is firmly embedded in students' minds and can be recalled, whilst at the same time ensuring through practical teaching methods that what is learned can also be applied appropriately and that it does not merely stand alone as a remote theoretical superstructure without relevance to practice.

The students need to be able to develop an ability for networked thinking, to make connections and be ready for lifelong learning. Whilst they are still studying we need to prepare them to cooperate constructively with very different people.

The role of the vice presidents is to create the right conditions for this; this means supporting the departments in developing the range of courses, promoting continuing training in didactics, enabling new methods of teaching and learning that will prepare students to the best possible extent for the challenges they will face in future, and also working towards forms of examination that appropriately map the skills and expertise that they will need. 

In addition to didactics, shaping good teaching actually also includes the physical space, the learning environment and virtual learning spaces. In this regard there is close cooperation with the library, which is a physical and virtual learning space in one. For the further development of teaching and didactics, there is close cooperation with Pro-MINT-us (German), a university-wide project.

Current Projects

  • The Didactic Dessert (topics to date: "Activating teaching in large-scale classes", "It doesn't always have to be PowerPoint")
  • The "Long Night of Deferred Assignments"
  • Student "Creative Minds" competition to improve the appearance of the campus