What is the scope of applied science

Teaching obligation regulation for the Hamburg universities
(LVVO)
December 21, 2004
Reference: HmbGVBl. 2004, p. 497
Was standing: Last change taken into account: last changed by ordinance of May 26, 2020 (HmbGVBl. p. 313)

On the basis of Section 34 of the Hamburg University Act (HmbHG) of July 18, 2001 (HmbGVBl. P. 171), last amended on May 27, 2003 (HmbGVBl. P. 138, 170, 228), the following is ordained:

first section
Scope, definitions

§ 1
scope

This ordinance applies to the scientific and artistic staff at the state universities of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg named in Section 1 Paragraph 1 Numbers 1 to 6 HmbHG who are or may be obliged to teach within the framework of their service or employment relationship (teachers), including the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

§ 2
Definitions

(1) Teaching obligation within the meaning of this ordinance is the obligation to carry out courses (teaching activity) and to supervise students with theses, final theses and internships at the university (supervision activity).

(2) The scope of the teaching obligation is expressed in terms of teaching hours. A lecture hour comprises a course offering of one teaching hour per week of the lecture period of the semester, which is fully counted towards the teaching obligation according to §§ 10 to 14. Courses that are not expressed in terms of teaching hours per week of the lecture period or that do not take place regularly every week of the lecture period of the semester must be converted accordingly.

(3) One lesson comprises a teaching time of 45 minutes, in the artistic class of the University of Fine Arts and the University of Music and Theater 60 minutes. If the teaching obligation at the Hochschule für bildende Künste is fulfilled by supervising students in teaching, it is considered to have been fully fulfilled if at least 16 students are supervised for at least 18 hours per week of the lecture period.

second part
Calculation principles for the teaching obligation

§ 3
Consideration of courses

Courses are taken into account that are provided for in the regulations or curricula applicable to the university's degree programs or studies. Other courses will be taken into account if all courses mentioned in sentence 1 are offered.

§ 4
Crediting of courses

The following are counted towards the teaching obligation:

1.

Lectures, exercises, seminars, colloquia and repetitions full,

2.

Courses according to number 1 with artistic content at the University of Fine Arts and the University of Music and Theater with a factor of 0.67,

3.

other courses, which include the imparting of practical skills and knowledge, with a factor of 0.5,

4.

Excursions with a factor of 0.3, whereby a maximum of ten teaching hours per day are taken into account; At the University of Applied Sciences (HaW), the teaching obligation for excursions is deemed to have been fulfilled for the duration of the excursion,

5.

Full-day internships carried out in the university with eight, half-day internships with four teaching hours, each with a factor of 0.5, full in the university of applied sciences;

6.

Courses according to numbers 1, 2, 3 or 5 with a factor of 0.3, as long as the teacher does not have to be constantly available or only supervises the students.


§ 5
Courses with several teachers

Courses in which two or more teachers are involved are generally credited proportionally according to the extent of their teaching participation.

§ 5a
Online courses

Courses that are carried out via an electronic remote data network (online courses) are counted towards the teaching obligation in accordance with §§ 4 and 5. The crediting assumes that the courses are actively supervised by the teacher during their implementation. Active supervision is given in particular if the lecturer holds the course in direct broadcast or if a recording is made for delayed use for the first time, the lecturer enters into a professional exchange with the students during or in the immediate context of the provision of the course, or a new preparation the course is carried out by the teacher. If the time burden on the teacher, including preparation and follow-up, does not at least correspond to that for an event according to § 4, the credit will be reduced proportionally. The credit is limited to 25 percent of the teaching obligation of the teacher; the university can approve higher credit if there is a professional interest.

§ 6
Minimum number of participants

Unless individual tuition takes place, a minimum number of participants must be specified for courses, which must be achieved so that the course can be credited.

§ 7
Crediting of care activities

(1) The teaching obligation can be fulfilled by supervising student work and final theses. The university determines the credit factor for the supervision of a thesis according to the required effort.

(2) For the individual lecturer, the supervisory activity according to paragraph 1 can be credited up to a scope of 2 course hours, in the University of Applied Sciences up to a scope of 4 course hours. At the University of Applied Sciences, however, such supervisory activities may only be credited up to an average of 2 teaching hours on average for all teaching staff.

Third section
Compensation of teaching obligations

§ 8
Compensation by decision of the university

The university can determine the teaching obligation of a teacher in such a way that if there is a deviation from the teaching obligation in the individual semesters, this is fulfilled on an average of three consecutive academic years.

§ 9
Compensation by decision of the teachers

If it is ensured that the courses mentioned in § 3 Clause 1 are offered in a subject, the teachers can also fulfill their teaching obligations, if there are no business reasons to the contrary, by:

1.

Teachers fulfill their teaching duties for an average of three consecutive years of study or within the framework of a time account regulation introduced by the university or

2.

Teachers of a teaching unit balance their teaching duties within the respective semester; Professors can only balance their teaching duties with one another.

The teaching activities of the individual teachers in a semester should not fall below half of the respective standard teaching obligation.

Fourth section
Scope of teaching obligation

§ 10
Teaching obligation at the university,
of the Technical University of Hamburg and the
HafenCity University Hamburg

(1) The following standard teaching obligations apply to teaching staff who are civil servants:

Course
training hours

1.

Professors at the University of Hamburg and the Technical University of Hamburg ...

9;

2.

Professors at HafenCity University Hamburg

a)

if you have been assigned the office of a university professor ...

9,

b)

otherwise ...

18;

3.

Junior professors

a)

in the first phase of employment ...

4;

b)

in the second employment phase ...

6.

(2) The universities can determine the teaching obligation for professors individually, deviating from paragraph 1. In the cases of paragraph 1 number 2 letter b, 12 course hours must not be undercut and 18 course hours must not be exceeded, in the other cases 4 course hours must not be undercut and 12 course hours must not be exceeded. Reductions and cancellations of the teaching obligation according to §§ 16 to 18 remain unaffected.

(3) The average teaching commitment of all professors at the University of Hamburg and the Technical University of Hamburg should each be nine, and at HafenCity University Hamburg ten teaching hours.

(4) In the case of junior professors in the second employment phase, the teaching obligation can be reduced to 4 teaching hours upon request.

(5) The teaching obligation of academic and artistic employees in civil service is based on the structure of the employment relationship and the functional description of the position. In the case of exclusive teaching activities, it amounts to at least 12 and a maximum of 16 course hours. In this case, the scientific or artistic staff should be deployed in such a way that, taking into account § 4, they carry out courses amounting to 24 teaching hours per week of the lecture period, if possible. For scientific and artistic employees according to § 28 Paragraph 2 HmbHG, the teaching obligation is up to 6 teaching hours.

§ 11
Teaching obligation at the university
for visual arts
and the University of Music and Theater

(1) For professors as civil servants at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts and at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater, there is a teaching obligation of 12 teaching hours. Section 10, Paragraph 2, Clause 1 applies accordingly, whereby 6 course hours must not be undercut and 18 course hours must not be exceeded. The average teaching commitment of all professors at the universities mentioned in sentence 1 should be 9 to 12 teaching hours each in scientific subjects and 12 teaching hours each in artistic subjects.

(2) For scientific and artistic employees, § 10 Paragraph 5 applies accordingly.

§ 12
Teaching obligation at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)

(1) The standard teaching obligation for professors in civil service is 18 teaching hours. Section 12 (9) of the HmbHG remains unaffected.

(2) For scientific and artistic employees, § 10 Paragraph 5 applies accordingly.

§ 13
Part-time civil servants

For civil servants who work part-time, the teaching obligation is reduced to the extent that corresponds to the respective part-time employment in relation to full employment.

§ 14
Employed teachers

(1) If teachers in accordance with Sections 10 to 13 are employed as employees, their contracts must stipulate that the teaching obligation is measured in accordance with this ordinance in its currently applicable version.

(2) In the case of academic employees in fixed-term employment contracts in accordance with Section 28 (1) of the HmbHG, the teaching obligation may be limited to a maximum of 5 teaching hours.

Fifth section
Reduction of the teaching obligation

§ 15
Discounts in the university hospital
Hamburg-Eppendorf

The teaching obligation is reduced for teachers at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf to the extent that they perform tasks in the immediate health care and diagnostic tasks as well as tasks in the supervision of students in the internship in the course of medicine. The total amount of the reductions may not exceed the sum of the standard teaching obligations of the staff, which corresponds to the staff requirements for the tasks mentioned in sentence 1. Personnel requirements are to be determined in accordance with the Capacity Ordinance of February 14, 1994 (HmbGVBl. P. 35), last amended on March 8, 2004 (HmbGVBl. P. 179) in the currently applicable version.

§ 16
Research contingent

(1) The teaching obligation can be reduced or canceled for professors and junior professors to perform additional tasks in research, technology transfer or for artistic development projects.

(2) Each university and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf has a numerically determined contingent of teaching hours available for the performance of tasks according to paragraph 1.

§ 16a
Contingent for doctoral supervision

(1) The teaching obligation can be reduced or canceled for professors and junior professors for the performance of tasks in the supervision of doctoral candidates within the framework of doctoral colleges (Section 70, Paragraph 5, Clause 4 of the HmbHG).

(2) Each university entitled to award doctorates and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf have a numerically determined contingent of teaching hours available for the performance of tasks according to paragraph 1. The same applies to the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences with regard to the supervision of doctoral candidates in cooperative doctoral programs in accordance with Section 70 (7) of the HmbHG.

§ 17
Quota for other tasks

(1) The teaching obligation can be reduced or canceled for the performance of tasks in the self-administration or the state contract administration of the university, for the development of online events according to § 5a or for tasks in the public interest outside the university if the task in question is exercised completely or partially excludes teaching.

(2) Each university and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf has a numerically determined contingent of teaching hours for tasks according to paragraph 1.

§ 18
Discounts for the severely disabled

The teaching obligation of severely disabled people within the meaning of the Ninth Book of the Social Code of December 23, 2016 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 3234), last amended on October 14, 2019 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2789, 2812), can be reduced, namely with one Degree of disability of at least

1.

50 percent by up to 12 percent,

2.

70 percent by up to 18 percent,

3.

90 percent by up to 25 percent.


Sixth section
Decisions, reporting requirements

§ 19
decisions

(1) Decisions under this ordinance are taken by the universities, unless this ordinance expressly stipulates otherwise. As far as decisions are made by the universities, they are responsible

1.

in universities without faculties the presidia,

2.

in universities with faculties

a)

the executive committees for cross-faculty decisions,

b)

for decisions about the teaching duties of professors, insofar as they are to be made in the context of appointment and stay negotiations, the presidia in consultation with the dean's office,

c)

incidentally the deaneries,

3.

the Dean's Office at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

(2) The quotas mentioned in Sections 16 to 17 are changed in target and performance agreements in accordance with Section 2 (3) of the HmbHG or in agreements in accordance with Section 2 of the Training Capacity Act (AKapG) of March 14, 2014 (HmbGVBl. P. 99) on May 23, 2016 (HmbGVBl. p. 205), as amended from time to time. They are also deemed to have been effectively agreed if the agreements are still subject to reservation in accordance with § 4 AKapG. In universities with faculties, the quotas are distributed to the faculties by the presidium. The faculty management, in universities without faculties the presidia and in the UKE the dean are responsible for the administration of the contingents. These bodies make the decisions on reducing or canceling the teaching obligation.

§ 20
Evidence, reporting requirements, overall teaching performance

(1) After a semester or trimester, every teacher has to confirm in writing to the responsible body of the university that they have personally fulfilled their teaching duties. If the teaching obligation has not been fulfilled, the reasons must be given. In universities that have set up a regulated system for planning courses and recording their implementation, the confirmation according to sentence 1 can be omitted if the fulfillment of the teaching obligation can be proven via the system. Insofar as the teaching obligation is fulfilled at the artistic universities through supervisory activity, evidence of this can also be provided through surveys of the students, through regular personal check-ups or other suitable measures; the measures taken and their essential results are to be put on record.

(2) In the case of online events (§ 5a), the teacher must submit the necessary information and evidence to the responsible body of the university in order to enable a review of the fulfillment of the teaching obligation. The university can make crediting towards the teaching obligation dependent on certain technical and didactic minimum requirements being met; these minimum requirements are to be made known in a suitable manner.

(3) Every teacher who has been granted discounts from the research contingent must, after completion of the task, submit a brief report on the performance of the task and the results to the body named in Section 19 Paragraph 2 Clause 3.

(4) By the end of a calendar year, each university must provide the competent authority with information on the fulfillment of the teaching obligation in the two preceding semesters (winter semester and summer semester) or in the three preceding trimesters. The structure of the tables is specified in the target and performance agreements. Information on the use of the quotas according to §§ 16 to 17 and the results achieved in the tasks according to § 16 are to be included in the tables.

Seventh section
Transitional and final provisions

§ 21
Transitional provision

(1) For teachers who are employed full-time at the universities at the time this ordinance comes into force and who are not covered by Sections 10 to 14 of this ordinance, the provisions of the ordinances mentioned in Section 22 (2) continue to apply with regard to the scope of the teaching obligation . Section 10 (3) in the version valid until December 31, 2009 applies accordingly to these teachers.

(2) For the professors employed at the universities on December 31, 2009, Section 10, Paragraph 2 and Section 11, Paragraph 1, Clause 2 shall apply until September 30, 2012, with the proviso that the determination of an individual teaching obligation requires their written consent.

(3) Insofar as the teaching obligation of a professor was determined before May 1, 2014 by an individual agreement or decision deviating from §§ 10 and 11, this teaching obligation applies until a different decision according to § 10 paragraph 2 sentence 1 or Section 11 (1) sentence 2 continues.

(4) Section 10 (3) comes into force with regard to HafenCity Universität Hamburg at the end of December 31, 2016. Until then, the average teaching commitment of all professors will be specified in the target and performance agreements in accordance with Section 2 (3) of the HmbHG. The average teaching obligation within the meaning of § 10 Paragraph 2 Clause 2 at HafenCity Universität Hamburg is a teaching obligation of 10 teaching hours.

(5) Section 10 (3) applies to the University of Hamburg until the introduction of courses in accordance with Section 54 (4) HmbHG in human medicine, with the proviso that when calculating the average teaching commitment at the University of Hamburg, the professors of the Faculty of Medicine are not must be taken into account. The average teaching obligation of the professors of the Faculty of Medicine will be determined by then in the target and performance agreements in accordance with Section 2 (3) of the HmbHG.

§ 22
Come into effect

(1) This Ordinance shall enter into force on January 1, 2005. It is to be applied for the first time in the 2005 summer semester.

(2) The Teaching Requirements Ordinance of January 18, 1994 (HmbGVBl. P. 16) and the Art College Teaching Requirements Ordinance of November 3, 1997 (HmbGVBl. P. 517) are repealed.

Given in the assembly of the Senate,

Hamburg, December 21, 2004.