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