The Monitoring Instrument is a reporting tool based on key performance indicators (KPIs) that uses student and study-related data stored in SAP SLcM. The MSL reports contain 22 KPIs that enable conclusions to be drawn about the quality and success of the study programs and ensure that decisions about teaching and curriculum development are evidence-based.
The Monitoring Instrument provides information which can be used to improve the quality of study programs in an independent and decentralized process.
Frequency / Timeline
The data for the MSL reports is extracted annually on a set date. Currently, the PDF reports are automatically generated and sent to the user groups. In the future, PDF reports will be replaced by an interactive dashboard allowing individual users to access customized KPIs.
- Study program directors and the Offices of Student Affairs receive the set of KPIs. The user groups can then interpret the data and identify measures on this basis.
The MSL reports can be used as an information basis for Quality Meetings, as well as for quality statements to be drafted as part of the evaluation or accreditation process. Selected KPIs are also incorporated in the interactive Quality Index (QSL).
KPIs are reported from two different data perspectives:
- New cohort: Number of students and number of admissions by gender, educational and academic background, age of students, progress of study (changes, drop-outs, degrees), incoming/outgoing students
- Graduates: Transitions between degree levels, number of graduates by gender and educational background, most common combinations of study programs, duration of studies, ECTS credits acquired per semester, final grades