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Unit of Study Survey (USS)

Why bother?

  1. To improve student learning
    To identify particular aspects of the student experience that facilitates or limits learning. (Of course this feedback needs to be considered in conjunction with your own reflections and feedback from others relating to currency of the curriculum etc.)

  2. To enhance the student experience
    To demonstrate that you value your students' views

  3. To promote as teaching evidence
    As part of the evidence of effective and reflective teaching that you can provide for promotion or in your annual performance and development process. See Academic Promotion section IV 3c and PM&D forms.

  4. To share effective practices with colleagues

In this Unit of Study (Quantitative):

  1. Overall I was satisfied with the quality of teaching by the teacher(s).
  2. The work has been intellectually rewarding.
  3. I developed relevant critical and analytical thinking skills
  4. I have had good access to valuable learning resources
  5. The assessment tasks challenged me to learn.
  6. I have been guided by helpful feedback on my learning.
    Response scale: 1=Strongly Disagree, 2=Disagree, 3=Neutral, 4=Agree, 5=Strongly Agree

Open response items (Qualitative)

  • What have been the best aspects of this unit of study? ..........
  • What aspects of this unit of study most need improvement? ..........

Closing the feedback loop

Closing the loop during semester Closing the loop at the end of semester