Each faculty has a Dean of Studies, whose remit is to ensure the quality of teaching and study and the academic student experience. They ensure that the faculty's courses adhere to the study and examination regulations (StuPo); they coordinate module delivery schedules so that students can complete their studies within the prescribed standard course length; and they are responsible for ensuring that adequate academic guidance is available.
In addition to the University's central Academic Advice Service, each faculty has programme advisers, who can advise prospective and enrolled students about questions regarding the programmes of study, as well as the courses and modules in their faculty.
A faculty's Dean is tasked with managing the entire faculty. Deans of Studies, on the other hand, are the people responsible for teaching and learning in the faculties. Their function is defined in article 30 of the Bavarian higher education act (BayHschG).
They have to produce a report for the Dean at least once per semester about the work undertaken. This includes course and module evaluations submitted by students. At the end of the year, the information is collated in the annual report on teaching and presented to the Faculty Council.
Deans of Studies are elected by the Faculty Council. Their term of office is three years and they are eligible for re-election.