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.

For Semester 1, 2020, the SECaT survey will be run on an opt-in basis due to the disruption to teaching from the COVID-19 crisis. Course Coordinators may place orders to opt-in to Course evaluations only or opt-in for both Course and Teaching evaluations. There are three different Course survey instruments and two different Teaching survey instruments available for selection.

Course Coordinators will need to order their SECaT surveys for their course teams. Orders must be placed by 8am Tuesday 05 May, 2020 (Adjusted Teaching Week 09).

Login to the SECaT survey order form (UQ login required)

Key dates: Semester 1, 2020

Action Due date
Course Coordinators order their SECaT surveys

Tuesday 5 May 2020, Adjusted Week 09 (8.00 am)

Evaluation Unit imports data from the order forms and ECPs to the evaluation system, and schedules SECaT evaluations Tuesday 5 May 2020, Adjusted Week 09
Students receive the initial email invitation for SECaT evaluations according to a schedule selected by the Course Coordinators

Monday 25 May 2020, Adjusted Week 12

or

Monday 1 Jun 2020, Adjusted Week 13

or

Monday 8 Jun 2020, Additional Week 1
SECaT evaluations close before the commencement of Exams Friday 19 June 2020 (11.59 pm)

What is the SECaT?

For Semester 1, 2020, the SECaT survey will be run on an opt-in basis due to the disruption to teaching from the COVID-19 crisis. The first email invitation will be sent to students between Adjusted Week 12 and Additional Week 1.

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.