New head of the Academic Affairs Office
As of April 1, 2022, Dr. Petra Tallafuss-Koch has taken over the head of the Academic Affairs Office. Her way to the Willers Bau was not far - both in terms of content and space, because since 2017 she was the deputy head of the department 7.1. in Mommsenstraße responsible, among other things, for concept development in the context of the Excellence Strategy. Prior to that, as founding coordinator of the Center for Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, she had developed, for example, the FLiK modules for research-oriented teaching and the study success project "Orientation Platform Research & Practice." "The Academic Affairs Office combines the examination offices with special expertise in course development and course management. I have gotten to know a team there that is as competent as it is cordial and service-oriented, so I am pleased to be able to take over from
Peer Kittel," explains Dr. Tallafuss-Koch. As the Academic Affairs Office is currently being restructured internally with a front desk and back office, there are a variety of tasks to be mastered, including the readjustment of the service offering: "The employees of the Academic Affairs Office have always been there for the students and lecturers, during the Corona period. Almost all questions could be answered by e-mail, telephone and virtually. This expansion of services is a positive side effect of the pandemic and should be maintained in the future."
Petra Tallafuss-Koch studied literature, theology and education at the University of Heidelberg and Queen's University Kingston, Canada. She earned her doctorate at the Rijksuniversität in Groningen, the Netherlands, and completed a master's degree in science marketing as a fellow of the Stifterverband at the TU Berlin. Before moving to TU Dresden, she worked at Freie Universität Berlin, among other places, where she headed the staff group International Network University.