Frequently Asked Questions
Education Quality Work Groups (Estonian: Hariduse kvaliteedi töögrupid, or HKT)
To improve the quality of education given in TUT by collecting and communicating students constructive feedback and suggestions
Who We Are?
Education Quality Work Group project is year-around project which is created and lead by Student Union. Every year about 8 work groups are made which are lead by chairperson and assistant chairperson who are in charge of organizing meetings, collecting feedback and writing a report on theirs specific target group.
What Do I Have To Do If I Join A Work Group?
You are expected to take part in one meeting where students from same target group and faculty share their thoughts and suggestion about education in TUT. Meeting usually lasts 2-2,5h and then its done.
Meetings are organized and lead by the Work Group leaders who recruit member to the work group and write the final report.
What Are Work Groups And How Are They Formed?
Every year about 8 work groups are formed and anyone who belongs to a target group can join it. Work groups are made in every faculty/college or for a specific target group like foreign, non-stationary or PhD students. Student can give his/hers feedback usually in one meeting which is organized for students on a same curriculum or faculty.
Work group leaders also ensure that sufficient amount of students will participate in a meeting in order to collect valid feedback. Also, the participants are expected to represent the opinion of all students on your programme in order to get valid feedback. Everyone is welcome to join and share their thoughts and opinions will be discussed during the work group meeting. When every work group member agrees on a certain matter - that is the valid information we are looking for!
What Are Projects year-cycles?
Project has evolved and grown a lot since it first piloted in 2010. Due to increased number of target groups we have divided them into two years.
I cycle: Project is carried out in all TUT faculties; Results from previous cycle are analyzed and time is given to apply changes.
II cycle. Project is carried out in all TUT colleges and with foreign, non-stationary and PhD students. Results from previous cycle are analyzed and time is given to apply the changes.
How Is The Report Composed?
The report is composed from the information gathered at the work group meetings. Our work group leaders have a sheet with areas we would like to get feedback. Due to amount of information only very good examples and areas which have room to develop will be in the final report.
One meeting usually lasts about 2-2,5h and this is all we expect from work group members. Ater completion of first draft all students of same curriculum and faculty will receive it. They will have a two week period during which they can give feedback to it. It is mainly to ensure that no mistakes or biased opinions stays in the final report.
What Will Change?
Project results go to Student Union and Students Councils who ensure that necessary measures are taken into action. Heads of Departments are asked to write an answer to students suggestions which will also appear on this website.
Student Union will do its best to help and track the implication of meliorating measures.
Project is funded by TUT Student Union, Faculties and Colleges of TUT. Thank you!