By initiating, listening and responding to feedback from students about their University experience and, specifically, about the quality of teaching, programs and courses, UQ aims to improve the quality of the learning experience for current and future students. Feedback is sourced from a number of in-house and Australia-wide surveys, focus groups and more formal review processes.
Student Evaluation of Course and Teacher (SECaT)
During 2009, a working party reviewed UQ’s major student surveys on teaching and learning to determine if new tools were required, consider improvements to current instruments and identify whether changes needed to be made to the way in which the instruments were administered, reported and used. Consequently a combined student evaluation of teaching and course (SECaT) questionnaire was developed, replacing the separate iCEVAL and TEVAL questionnaires. The SECaT questionnaire will be used each time a course is offered and provides the facility to obtain teaching evaluations for all teaching staff on one form in team-taught courses. The instrument was piloted in semester 2, 2009, and will be implemented University-wide in semester 1, 2010.
Student Evaluation of Tutor (SETutor)
The Student Evaluation of Tutor (SETutor) is a questionnaire that evaluates the student experience of tutoring. It is designed to be used in courses where student learning is supplemented by small group learning, usually led by an individual who is call a tutor or lab demonstrator.
Australasian survey of student engagement (AUSSE)
A decision was also made to replace the UQ student experience survey with the Australasian survey of student engagement (AUSSE). The AUSSE is conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research and provides an opportunity to benchmark responses against other universities. First and later-year bachelor degree students are surveyed, assessing several dimensions of students’ engagement in their university education and a range of learning outcomes.
An overview of the recommendations and changes are detailed in Professor Deborah Terry's powerpoint presentation:
- New student evaluation instruments [pdf 1mb]
Supervision Experience Evaluation survey (SEE)
The Supervision Experience Evaluation (SEE) survey is available to evaluate research higher degree students' experience of the research environment and supervision processes. The survey is completed at School level to preserve the anonymity of student responses.
UQ Library Survey
The UQ Library Survey was undertaken in August 2008 and August 2010. It is intended that the survey will continue to be administered every two years. The purpose of the Library Survey is to seek feedback from students (and UQ staff) about Library information provision, Library spaces and Library services. Results from the survey are used also for international benchmarking.
International Student Barometer and Student Barometer
The University also takes part in the International Student Barometer (ISB) and Student Barometer. The ISB is:
• An independent and confidential feedback process for education providers, tracking the decision-making, perceptions, expectations and experiences of students studying outside their home country.
• A risk management tool, identifying the key drivers of international student satisfaction and establishing the relative importance of each.
• A comparative measure, tracking year on year how expectations and perceptions change - within your institution and against national and global benchmarks.
Australian Graduate Survey (AGS)
Graduate Careers Australia is the coordinating body for the national survey of graduate destinations, the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS). The components of the AGS are the Graduate Destination Survey (GDS), Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) and the Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ). These surveys are administered by the University of Queensland under the auspices of Graduate Careers Australia.
The data is used by UQ and government agencies to measure our performance against other Australian universities. In particular, results from the CEQ comprise one of the major indicators influencing the allocation of Learning and Teaching Performance Funds.
Beyond Graduation Survey (BGS)
The Beyond Graduation Survey (BGS) is a three year follow-up to the AGS. This survey is conducted by UQ in conjunction with Graduate Careers Australia to examine the importance of a higher education qualification in the lives of graduates three years after graduation.
Annual Student Feedback Report
These reports combine the student survey feedback results obtained using the Institutional Course Evaluation (iCEVAL), Teaching Evaluation (TEVAL), Course Quality Scale (CQS, from the UQSES), and the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE).
- 2006 Annual Student Feedback Report
- 2007 Annual Student Feedback Report
- 2008 Annual Student Feedback Report
- 2009 Annual Student Feedback Report
- 2010 Annual Student Feedback Report
MIS - UQ Reportal data
Further student survey outcome data is available on the UQ Reportal. At the UQ Reportal site, click the Log On key, then the Visitor Access button, and then click on the Indicators Portal. Here you will find further public reports on the UQSES, iCEVAL, GDS and CEQ.
TEDI's Evaluation Services can provide a range of assistance and support to staff in gathering and interpreting feedback from students, peers and external agencies on the UQ teaching and learning environment.
The UQ Student Survey Framework
The University of Queensland Student Survey Framework has been established to ensure surveys undertaken at UQ are consistently of a high standard; do not duplicate or overlap with other UQ surveys; do not over survey UQ students and graduates; adhere to right to information and ethical standards; and are disseminated and utilised appropriately.
UQ Student Experience Survey (UQSES)
The UQSES was conducted biennially from 2001-2007. The survey aimed to assess students' perceptions of teaching, program and course quality; the acquisition and development of graduate attributes; the quality of teaching and learning facilities, resources and services; and the quality of general facilities, resources and services.
The survey was administered to:
- first year undergraduate students;
- final year undergraduate (including honours) students; and
- postgraduate coursework students.
The survey was administered in 2001, 2003 and, most recently, in 2007.
UQSES Reports are available to staff via the MIS Reportal under Students --> Survey --> UQSES
Institutional course evaluation (iCEVAL)
iCEVAL Reports from previous years are available to staff via the MIS Reportal under Students --> Survey --> iCEVAL
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