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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH) Laurenz Görres

References Teaching at Universities

Link to evaluations of:

 

Evaluations of my courses at:

University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden

Remarks about the Evaluations

  • Course evaluations are compulsary and initiated by the Dean.
  • Students have to evaluate each course on a regular basis using a formalised questionnaire with rating scales from
    • "1" (= very good teaching result) to
    • "5" (= very bad teaching result).

    The evaluations are carried out anonymously.

  • All questionnaires are analysed by a special department (ZES) at the university using an automated system called "EvaSys".
  • The number of students attending my courses in winter semester: approx. 130 - 140 and in summer semester: approx. 100 - 110.
  • Click pictures below to enlarge for a better view. The pictures show a summary of the results of the evaluation of each course regarding the following points
    • 1st: "contents",
    • 2nd: "didactics",
    • 3rd: "teacher‚Äôs professional demeanour"
    • 4th: "learning progress",
    • 5th: "overall rating of the course".

 

Course: "Construction Methodologies and Construction Machinery I" | Bachelor | 4th semester

  • Course contents:
    • Basics about construction machinery and construction methodologies in civil and building engineering
    • Estimating and calculating machinery performance
  • Evaluations:
    Construction Methodologies and Construction Machinery I
    winter course 2018/19 | click to enlarge
    Construction Methodologies and Construction Machinery I
    summer course 2019 | click to enlarge
    Construction Methodologies and Construction Machinery I
    winter course 2019/20 | click to enlarge
    Construction Methodologies and Construction Machinery I
    winter course 2020/21  (online course) | click to enlarge
    Construction Methodologies and Construction Machinery I
    summer course 2021 (online course) | click to enlarge

 

 

Course: "Work preparation" | Bachelor | 4th semester

  • Course contents:
    • Basics about tendering a project and planning a project.
    • Students learn the planning and importance of construction methodoligy, equipment concepts, requirements about workforce and site staff, site installation, quantity take-off, logistics and time scheduling as well as impacts on cost estimation.
    • Students learn to use Excel and develop helpful Spreadsheets.
  • Evaluations:
    Work preparation
    winter course 2020/21 (online course) | click to enlarge
    Work preparation
    summer course 2020/21 (online course) | click to enlarge

 

 

Course: "Construction Methodologies and Construction Machinery II" | Bachelor | 5th/6th semester

  • Course contents:
    • Construction machinery and construction methodologies in civil engineering (with focus on special foundation works, tunnelling, bridge building and others)
    • Estimating and calculating machinery performance
    • Planning site installations
  • Evaluations:
    Construction Methodologies and Construction Machinery II
    summer course 2019 | click to enlarge

 

 

Course: "Site Organisation" | Bachelor | 5th/6th semester

  • Course contents:
    • Tasks of a Project and Site Manager
    • Tasks and processes during the execution of a construction project
    • The course is divided into two groups with the main focus on "Construction Management" or on "Environmental Engineering"
  • Evaluations:
    Site Organisation | with focus on "Construction Management"
    winter course 2018/19 | click to enlarge
    Site Organisation | with focus on "Construction Management"
    winter course 2019/20 | click to enlarge
    Site Organisation | with focus on "Environmental Engineering"
    winter course 2018/19 | click to enlarge
    Site Organisation | with focus on "Environmental Engineering"
    winter course 2019/20 | click to enlarge

 

 

Course: "Turnkey Projects" | Bachelor | 5th/6th semester

  • Course contents:
    • Basics of scheduling
    • Estimating durations for planning and execution
    • Using MS Project
    • Time scheduling a civil engineering turnkey project
  • Evaluations:
    Turnkey Projects
    summer course 2019 | click to enlarge

 

 

Course: "Time Scheduling and Contract Management" | Bachelor | 5th/6th semester

  • Course contents:
    • Basics of scheduling
    • Basics of"disrupted construction processes"
    • Using MS Project
    • Time scheduling a disrupted construction progress and analysing the effects
  • Evaluations:
    Time Scheduling and Contract Management
    summer course 2019 | click to enlarge

 

 

Course: "International Project Management" | Master

  • Course contents:
    • Working abroad
    • Tendering and bidding for international projects
    • Features of large-scale projects
    • Special features of international projects
  • Evaluations:
    International Project Management
    winter course 2018/19 | click to enlarge
    International Project Management
    winter course 2019/20 | click to enlarge

 

 

Courses: "(International) Contracts and Contract Management" | Master

  • Course contents:
    • Historical development of international construction contracts (basics of UK's legal system)
    • Special features of contracts with FIDIC and NEC
    • Conflict management in international projects
    • Basics of conflict management
  • Evaluations:
    (International) Contracts and Contract Management
    winter season 2018/19 | click to enlarge
    (International) Contracts and Contract Management
    winter season 2019/20 | click to enlarge

 

 

Comments from students about the courses taught by Laurenz Görres

original comments by students
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Comments on Mr. Görres’ teaching methods:

  • The courses are demanding, but highly instructive. The homework is perfect training for future professional life.
  • In my opinion the presentations are excellent.
  • A very good professor. Homework was a little bit too much to do.
  • A very varied and interesting course. The contents are well presented and easy to understand.
  • A very motivating and varied course.
  • His teaching style is very good and motivating.
  • Very practice-oriented! Excellent!
  • Good presentations and handouts
  • The theory is taught based on real projects.
  • Excellent teaching style - very varied with a lot of information.

original comments by students
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Mr. Görres has the following notable features:

  • Takes time to answer questions outside the lectures and office hours.
  • Always tries to help the students.
  • Takes a lot of time for students during his office hours.
  • Gives a lot of feedback in his courses.
  • He loves his job and that is obvious for everybody.
  • Clear and direct communication.
  • He knows how to motivate.
  • He knows how to inspire interest for civil engineering, in his courses he always tries to give it his all.
  • Instructive courses
  • Cool guy!
  • Always in a good mood, exemplary and motivating person.

 

original comments by students
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Especially positive features about the courses taught by Mr. Görres:

  • The course is clearly structured. I feel very well prepared for the job.
  • The contents of the courses are very good and interesting. The course is practice-orientated for future professional life.
  • The homework was a lot of fun and is very helpful for future jobs.
  • Mr. G√∂rres answers any questions and tries to give as much information as possible.
  • 10 of 10 points.
  • The homework was a lot of work, but I learnt a lot!
  • Very good homework!
  • If necessary, the course's contents are explained several times. Due to the typical question-response game between Mr. G√∂rres and the students during the courses it is easier to understand and learn the contents.
  • He always has time to explain any issues during his weekly consultation hours.
  • The topics of the courses are very practice-orientated.
  • Very demanding courses but very helpful, worth doing it ‚Üí he is very helpful even outside the lectures
  • There are no courses where you learn more than in the ones Mr. G√∂rres teaches.
  • The course is on a very high level, challenging, offers a lot to learn. The really demanding homework gives you self-confidence for future big projects.
  • Mr. G√∂rres' teaching style is informative. The homework is instructive and practice-related. Each course is well structured and fun.
  • The homework was a lot of fun and very instructive.
  • The course as a whole is "excellent"
  • The best course compared to other courses.
  • Very good lecture as well as presentation and lecturer notes.
  • Very demanding and instructive homework, challenging and informative.
  • Mr. G√∂rres motivates students to learn. I have learnt a lot.

 

original comments by students
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What Mr. Görres could do better?

  • He should clone himself. That would benefit everybody.
  • The homework should be easier ‚Üí it is too much. You can get 2.5 credit points for a one-week language course too
  • More credit points for the course, there is too much to learn for the exam
  • More exercises, for example estimating crane capacities
  • The handouts could be published earlier
  • Too much homework
  • It is too much for only 2.5 credit points
  • Keep it up, Mr. G√∂rres!!
  • Too much to learn for the exam.
  • Too much homework at the beginning that was too difficult but was manageable after a while and some training.
  • The homework was extensive and demanding in the beginning. But after a training period good to solve.
  • The homework is demanding and takes a lot of time, but it is worth it.
  • More credit points for the homework or less homework
  • More excursions / BIM laboratory / more training of skills like Excel and others

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University of Applied Sciences N√ľrnberg (2014 - 2016)

For an English translation please click on the original document

Source: Result of an evaluation at the University of Applied Sciences N√ľrnberg 2015 - done by Prof. Gerhard Galneder
(maximum possible score: 7 | highest rating of all lecturers | as per sommer 2015) | translated by Kathrin Bennett

 

 

Source: From a certificate of employment by Prof. Gerhard Galneder (2016) | translated by Kathrin Bennett

 

 

 

University of Applied Sciences in Biberach (2011 - 2013)

For an English translation please click on the original document

Source: From a reference letter by Prof. Dr. Gisela Götz (2013) | translated by Kathrin Bennett

 

 

 

University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich (2009 - 2015)

For an English translation please click on original document

Source: From a certificate of employment by Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. J√ľrgen Schwarz (2016) | translated by Kathrin Bennett

 

 

 

Summa summarum teaching

Regardless at which university I taught my classes were always very well attended by the students:

 

 

 


Date of last edit webpage: March 2022

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