Griffith delivers a standardised survey to students as part of its commitment to Learning and Teaching enhancements. Feedback is drawn from a student's experience with their courses (SEC) and teachers (SET) and is managed through an online system.
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See our latest Student Experience of Course (SEC) and Teaching (SET) video
Show it to students at the end of classes to demonstrate the importance of completing their surveys and to help boost response rates.
The experience@griffith system
- Promotes a holistic approach to course and teaching surveys;
- Provides instant access to reports, in a variety of formats;
- Allows analysis of student experience trends over time;
- Streamlines and partially automates survey admin; and
- Maintains high data integrity standards, including confidentiality of responses.
The survey gives students the opportunity to provide valuable feedback, which has the ability to change course design and teaching practices.
"By completing the course experience survey, students are contributing to ensuring the standards recognised by employers are maintained. It's not just for staff to obtain endoresement from students about their teaching, but rather to improve the overall course delivery at Griffith."
Indu Singh - Associate Professor / Convenor
School of Medical Science
The Communications and Surveys team oversees the experience@griffith system. In general, key dates to remember are:
|Week 8||Academic staff are requested to review survey details; add SET s, add customised questions and make changes|
|Week 11||Surveys are open for student response|
|First week of exams||Reports are made available|
Increase response rates by showing students the importance of feedback.
View and download the In-class announcement PowerPoint Presentation here.
Group and School level results are compiled into a report disseminated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) twice yearly, while system-sourced reports are available immediately after a survey closes. These are often used for purposes such as awards, personal reflection, and promotions:
- Individual report (PDF 552k) – data and open comments for one course.
- Summary report (PDF 868k) – data and open comments aggregated and averaged for several courses defined by the user (i.e. Group, School, program; by term, campus, method of delivery).
- Multiple report (PDF 910k) – data for multiple courses displayed individually by course in one report.
Survey results are incorporated into academic profile reports and academic staff are encouraged to utilise a Course Improvement Plan (PDF 238k) to document the development of courses over time. Additional support is available through Learning Futures.
Did you know...
- Almost every course is automatically evaluated every time it is offered, while SETs need to be manually added by convenors and instructors.
- Extra questions can be added to both an SEC and SET, including a customisable question specific to Convenor needs.
- experience@griffith reports can display results in various ways, including summary reports that calculate results of several courses selected by the user and multiple reports that display individual results for multiple courses.
- The system experience@griffith is smartphone and tablet friendly for student only.