Student Evaluation of Course and Teacher (SECaT)

SECaT evaluations give students with the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience of courses and teaching at UQ.

Each time a course is offered, students enrolled in that course will be invited to evaluate their course and teacher(s) via an online SECaT evaluation.

SECaT results for Semester 1, 2020 were emailed to staff according to data reporting guidelines on 22 July 2020. Due to the opt-in nature of the Semester 1 SECaTs amid the COVID-19 crisis, results were not automatically published to UQ systems (i.e. Reportal and IAP) as per usual guidelines. Instructions for staff who would like to opt-in for their results to be published to UQ systems were sent via email with SECaT reports on 22 July 2020.

Key dates: Semester 2, 2020

Action Date
Evaluation Unit imports data from the order forms and ECPs to the evaluation system, and schedules SECaT evaluations Monday 5 October 2020
Students receive the initial email invitation for SECaT evaluations

Monday 19 October 2020

SECaT evaluations close Friday 6 November 2020 (11.59 pm)

What is the SECaT?

SECaT evaluations provide students with the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience of course and teaching at UQ. Each time a course is offered, students enrolled in that course will be invited to evaluate their course and teacher(s) via an online SECaT evaluation.

For the majority of courses at UQ, the first email invitation will be sent to students at the beginning of Week 12 each semester. Students can access the SECaT via the link contained in the email invitation, the ‘Have Your Say’ module on the Blackboard welcome page (PDF, 203.7 KB) or via the Evaluations Portal.

All SECaTs remain open for at least two full weeks. Students are sent up to three reminders, usually five days apart.