The ITL's Unit of Study Questionnaires
Please choose your faculty from the drop down menu below and press 'Go' to view your faculty's Unit of Study questionnaire (pdf format). The Unit of Study Evaluation (USE) student feedback data was used in all faculties (except Law and Business) until and including Summer School 2014/15. Law used an Evaluation of Unit of Study system which is included below, but Business conducted their own surveys.
The USE has 8 standard items and 4 faculty designated items. Each faculty had the opportunity to include up to 4 items that are particularly relevant to their evaluation needs. Faculties discussed and decided these items and the ITL then added these to the core items before the survey forms were prepared for use by staff in that faculty. In this way there was potential for each faculty to have their own 'standard' survey.
All ITL questionnaires elicit both a numerical rating and the student's comments explaining their rating, for each item. This combination of quantitative and qualitative data for each item allows unit of study coordinators to gain an insight into why students consider particular aspects of the teaching and learning process to be effective, as well as identifying overall strengths and weaknesses from the students' perspective.
The USE survey was developed in relation to the Academic Board Resolutions on the Management and Evaluation of Coursework Teaching. There is a relationship between the Unit of Study items and the factor scales of the University's 'Student Course Experience Questionnaire' (SCEQ), which in turn is based upon the Australia wide Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ). The items on the national survey, the university survey and the unit surveys are 'student centred' and focus on the individual students' actual experience of teaching and learning. Because of the shared student focus of the three surveys, and the direct correspondence of USE items with the SCEQ and CEQ factor scales, improvements to issues identified by the USE items should be reflected in improvements on the related SCEQ factor scale scores, and ultimately in the university's performance on the national CEQ.