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The quality management system of the University of Potsdam gives extensive autonomy to the faculties with respect to developing and implementing quality-assuring measures. The Center for Teaching Quality Development (ZfQ) supports the faculties in both preparing and implementing quality measures. The University defined five key fields of activity that have been anchored in the University Development Plan 2014 - 2018:
The quality management system of the Faculty of Human Sciences refers not only to its teaching. Other priorty fields of activity include the further development of the research focuses Cognitive Sciences, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences, the promotion of young researchers, Internationalization and Equal Opportunities.
The primary task of the QM system at the Faculty of Human Sciences is to establish a quality culture that serves as a guideline for alle relevant decisions. The quality of all processes that are implemented in the central fields of activity is ensured according to the following basic principles:
The following intra-faculty fields of activity in teaching and studies were defined in accordance with the priority fields of activity of the University of Potsdam:
All processes related to implementing the fields of activity are controlled by using the PDCA cycle. Measures that are taken in the fields of activity are documented and published annually in a Faculty report. For an overview of current measures and projects, please click here.