Student evaluations (Check-In, SECaTs and SETutors) are phrased so that you can select your scale of agreement for each of the questioned asked. There are also two open text questions for you to enter up to 8,000 characters per question. These open text questions allow you to comment on your perceptions of course and teaching quality.

The surveys may include photos of staff. If you can't remember who staff are, you can hover over the photos to enlarge them.

The rubrics below are designed to help you to answer the scale questions and provide advice about the type of comments you can make in the open text questions.

Remember (updated 25/07/2018):

  • SECaT and Check-In surveys are confidential (we know who you are but won't give your individual identity to course staff, unless required to by a court of law). Student identifying data are only accessible to systems administrators, such as the Evaluation Unit, Reporting team, and other administrative areas, as outlined by 3.30.02 Course and Teacher Surveys. To help protect individual student identities, data are reported to course staff in aggregates of 6 or more students for SECaT surveys, and 2 or more for the Check-In survey. The differences in the reporting thresholds are due to the response patterns for each survey. As the Check-In survey is informal and optional, it normally receives much lower response rates (between 20-25%) than the SECaTs (between 37-42%).  
  • Beginning from Semester 2, 2018, SETutor evaluations are also run as confidential surveys. Like the SECaT and Check-In surveys, student identifying data are only accessible to administrators. To further help to protect your individual identity, data are reported in aggregates of 5 or more responses for SETutor surveys.
  • When writing comments, if you don't wish to be identifiable to staff, make your comments general. Don't mention specific events, examples of conversations, or incidences you’ve had in the past with staff as those comments may easily identify you.
  • When you provide feedback in your surveys, you are required to comply with the policy PPL 3.60.04 Student Integrity and Misconduct which outlines acceptable and inappropriate student behaviours. We won't tolerate offensive or inappropriate comments.
  • Results are primarily used for quality assurance purposes. Student feedback informs the understanding of teaching strengths and weaknesses, and provides ideas about how courses and teaching can be improved. Survey results are also used for decisions regarding recruitment, continuing employment and promotion, and for decisions about courses, programs, and many aspects of curriculum and the student experience.
  • Non-identifiable data collected from the UQ course and teaching survey instruments may be made available to staff for research purposes under Section 5.1.22 of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research
  • By agreeing to complete your student evaluations, you agree to provide constructive feedback (positive or negative) which is intended to help improve the quality of teaching and learning at UQ. In doing so, you are also aware of your obligations as a UQ student.
Survey types

Course

SECaT Course Questions Strongly Agree (5) Agree (4) Neutral (3) Disagree (2) Strongly Disagree (1)
1. I had a clear understanding of the aims and goals of the course. You strongly agree that you had a clear understanding of the aims and goals of the course. You agree that you had a clear understanding of the aims and goals of the course. You neither agree nor disagree that you had a clear understanding of the aims and goals of the course. You disagree that you had a clear understanding of the aims and goals of the course. You strongly disagree that you had a clear understanding of the aims and goals of the course.
2. The course was intellectually stimulating. You strongly agree that the course was intellectually stimulating. You agree that the course was intellectually stimulating. You neither agree not disagree that the course was intellectually stimulating. You disagree that the course was intellectually stimulating. You strongly disagree that the course was intellectually stimulating.
3. The course was well structured. You strongly agree that the course was well structured. You agree that the course was well structured. You neither agree nor disagree that the course was well structured. You disagree that the course was well structured. You strongly disagree that the course was well structured.
4. The learning materials assisted me in this course. You strongly agree that the learning materials assisted you to learn. You agree that the learning materials assisted you to learn. You neither agree nor disagree that the learning materials assisted you to learn. You disagree that the learning materials assisted you to learn. You strongly disagree that the learning materials assisted you to learn.
5. Assessment requirements were made clear to me. You strongly agree that assessment requirements were made clear. You agree that assessment requirements were made clear. You neither agree nor disagree that assessment requirements were made clear. You disagree that assessment requirements were made clear. You strongly disagree that assessment requirements were made clear.
6. I received helpful feedback on how I was going in the course. You strongly agree that you received helpful feedback in the course. You agree that you received helpful feedback in the course. You neither agree nor disagree that you received helpful feedback in the course. You disagree that you received helpful feedback in the course. You strongly disagree that you received helpful feedback in the course.
7. I learned a lot in this course. You strongly agree that you learned a lot in this course. You agree that you learned a lot in this course. You neither agree nor disagree that you learned a lot in this course. You disagree that you learned a lot in this course. You strongly disagree that you learned a lot in this course.
8. Overall, how would you rate this course? In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this course was Outstanding (rating = 5). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this course was neither Outstanding nor satisfactory (rating = 4). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this course was satisfactory (rating = 3). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this course was neither satisfactory nor very poor (rating = 2). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this course was very poor (rating = 1).

9. What were the best aspects of this course?

Comment on what you thought worked well to help you learn in the course. For example, if the weekly reminders kept you on task, let the course staff know.

If you have no suggestions, please leave the comment blank rather than writing "Nothing" or "N/A".

10. What improvements would you suggest?

If there were certain aspects of the course that did not help your learning, make suggestions for improvements by listing those aspects and provide your reasons. For example, if you found the assessment details confusing explain why that was the case. Was the information contradictory? 

If you have no suggestions, please leave the comment blank rather than writing "Nothing" or "N/A".

Teaching

 
SECaT Teaching Questions Strongly Agree (5) Agree (4) Neutral (3) Disagree (2) Strongly Disagree (1)
1. ...was well organised. You strongly agree that the teacher was well organised. You agree that the teacher was well organised. You neither agree nor disagree that the teacher was well organised. You disagree that the teacher was well organised. You strongly disagree that the teacher was well organised.
2. ...was good at explaining things. You strongly agree that the teacher was good at explaining things. You agree that the teacher was good at explaining things. You neither agree not disagree that the teacher was good at explaining things. You disagree that the teacher was good at explaining things. You strongly disagree that the teacher was good at explaining things.
3. ...stimulated my interest in the field of study. You strongly agree that the teacher stimulated your interest in the field of study. You agree that the teacher stimulated your interest in the field of study. You neither agree nor disagree that the teacher stimulated your interest in the field of study. You disagree that the teacher stimulated your interest in the field of study. You strongly disagree that the teacher stimulated your interest in the field of study.
4. ...inspired me to learn. You strongly agree that the learning materials assisted you to learn. You agree that the learning materials assisted you to learn. You neither agree nor disagree that the learning materials assisted you to learn. You disagree that the learning materials assisted you to learn. You strongly disagree that the learning materials assisted you to learn.
5. ...inspired me to learn. You strongly agree that the teacher inspired you to learn. You agree that the teacher inspired you to learn. You neither agree nor disagree that the teacher inspired you to learn. You disagree that the teacher inspired you to learn. You strongly disagree that the teacher inspired you to learn.
6. ....encouraged student input. You strongly agree that the teacher encouraged student input. You agree that the teacher encouraged student input. You neither agree nor disagree that the teacher encouraged student input. You disagree that the teacher encouraged student input. You strongly disagree that the teacher encouraged student input.
7. ...treated students with respect. You strongly agree that the teacher treated students with respect. You agree that the teacher treated students with respect. You neither agree nor disagree that the teacher treated students with respect. You disagree that the teacher treated students with respect. You strongly disagree that the teacher treated students with respect.
8. Overall, how would you rate this teacher? In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this teacher was Outstanding (rating = 5). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this teacher was neither Outstanding nor satisfactory (rating = 4). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this teacher was satisfactory (rating = 3). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this teacher was neither satisfactory nor very poor (rating = 2). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this teacher was very poor (rating = 1).

9. What apects of this teacher's approach best helped your learning?

Comment on the approaches that the teacher used which you believed best helped you to learn in the course. For example, if the gave practical examples in class and these examples helped you to understand key concepts, let this staff member know.

If you have no suggestions, please leave the comment blank rather than writing "Nothing" or "N/A".

10. What would you have liked this teacher to have done differently?

Make suggestions for how you believe this teacher could have better supported your learning. For example, if the staff member did not keep to time or planned content in lectures, provide that feedback. 

If you have no suggestions, please leave the comment blank rather than writing "Nothing" or "N/A".

Tutoring

SETutor Questions Strongly Agree (5) Agree (4) Neutral (3) Disagree (2) Strongly Disagree (1)
1. ...was well prepared. You strongly agree that the tutor was well prepared. You agree that the tutor was well prepared. You neither agree nor disagree that the tutor was well prepared. You disagree that the tutor was well prepared. You strongly disagree that the tutor was well prepared.
2. ...communicated clearly. You strongly agree that the tutor communicated clearly. You agree that the tutor communicated clearly. You neither agree not disagree that the tutor communicated clearly. You disagree that the tutor communicated clearly. You strongly disagree that the tutor communicated clearly.
3. ...was approachable. You strongly agree that the tutor was approachable. You agree that the tutor was approachable. You neither agree nor disagree that the tutor was approachable. You disagree that the tutor was approachable. You strongly disagree that the tutor was approachable.
4. ...inspired me to learn. You strongly agree that the tutor inspired you to learn. You agree that the tutor inspired you to learn. You neither agree nor disagree that the tutor inspired you to learn. You disagree that the tutor inspired you to learn. You strongly disagree that the tutor inspired you to learn.
5. ...encouraged student input. You strongly agree that the tutor encouraged student input. You agree that the tutor encouraged student input. You neither agree nor disagree that the tutor encouraged student input. You disagree that the tutor encouraged student input. You strongly disagree that the tutor encouraged student input.
6. ...treated students with respect. You strongly agree that the tutor treated students with respect. You agree that the tutor treated students with respect. You neither agree nor disagree that the tutor treated students with respect. You disagree that the tutor treated students with respect. You strongly disagree that the tutor treated students with respect.
7. ...gave helpful advice and feedback. You strongly agree that the tutor gave helpful advice and feedback. You agree that the tutor gave helpful advice and feedback. You neither agree nor disagree that the tutor gave helpful advice and feedback. You disagree that the tutor gave helpful advice and feedback. You strongly disagree that the tutor gave helpful advice and feedback.
8. Overall, how would you rate this tutor? In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this tutor was Outstanding (rating = 5). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this tutor was neither Outstanding nor satisfactory (rating = 4). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this tutor was satisfactory (rating = 3). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this tutor was neither satisfactory nor very poor (rating = 2). In context with your overall experience at UQ, you believe this tutor was very poor (rating = 1).

9. What aspects of this tutor's approach to teaching best helped your learning?

Comment on the aspects of this tutor's approach to teaching that best helped you to learn in tutorials. For example, if the tutor used scenarios or problems in tutorials that helped you to learn concepts, make a comment about those activities.

If you have no suggestions, please leave the comment blank rather than writing "Nothing" or "N/A".

10. What would you have liked this tutor to have done differently?

If there were certain strategies that the tutor used which you believed could have been done differently, make a comment about those strategies. For example, if your tutor used examples which you felt were irrelevant to the course and tutorials, make a comment about the relevance of those examples. State that you did not believe the examples were relevant and used class time which could have been better utilised on reviewing the concepts discussed by the Lecturer in the lecture.  

If you have no suggestions, please leave the comment blank rather than writing "Nothing" or "N/A".