Continuous feedback on various aspects of studying and teaching from students, students who have withdrawn or otherwise disenrolled, and graduates is solicited in various formats, including evaluations and meetings of commissions, task forces, and working groups. This feedback then goes back into the further development of training and education in veterinary medicine.
Pursuant to section 14 of the Partial Basic Rules and Regulations (Teilgrundordnung) and/or section 73 of the Higher Education Act for the State of Berlin (BerlHG), the education commission (Ausbildungskommission – ABK) is a body of the department that is tasked by the department council with supporting and advising the council on matters relating to education. With the participation of students and instructors, the education commission regularly deals with the conceptual design and further development of study programs and makes recommendations to the department council with an eye to improving study conditions in individual programs, alignment toward current vocational profiles, rules and regulations, and other factors within the scope of development and further development of academic programs.
The education commission of the Department of Veterinary Medicine is composed of the vice dean for teaching and three additional professors, two research associates or assistants, and eight students. At least one student on the commission is supposed to represent the Equine Science program. The members by co-optation are the head of the study office and the Dean’s Office Representative for Studies and Teaching.
The department publishes an annual quality report to inform the university management of Freie Universität Berlin about the results of quality assurance processes, the measures that have been developed and implemented, and the inclusion of these measures in the development of study programs.