Response to Student Feedback
HSTY2685 Gender and Historical Change: East Asia (2010)
Unit Coordinator: Professor Helen Dunstan
Your responses to this unit of study were interesting. Overall satisfaction was OK, at 4.3 out of 5, and most of you were happy with the feedback you received (4.5) and the support in “develop[ing] valuable graduate attributes” (4.55). But there were four areas in which the “score” was between 3.6 and 3.91; these I regard as cause for concern.
I read your feedback carefully for suggestions about how “learning outcomes and expected standards” could have been made clearer, how you could have been better supported in your quest for effective learning, how your motivation could have been enhanced, and how the learning materials could have been improved, but there was no clear consensus on any point. The only clear message was that many of you would have liked the presentations - which you generally appreciated - to be twice the length. This is a request with which I sympathize but which would be hard to implement with higher enrolment numbers.
Perhaps the most important message for me from your comments is that students are diverse and that they learn and react in diverse ways. I will think more carefully about how to cater for all this diversity next time I teach the unit.