Our Online Unit Evaluation (OUE) system, introduced in 2006, enables students to provide anonymous feedback on their experience of all taught units. An online tool was developed to provide ease of completion by students and analysis/review by staff.
Unit Evaluation is a mandatory part of our formal annual unit and programme monitoring processes.
The OUE is an integral part of our commitment to provide high quality learning and teaching opportunities informed by the student voice.
The OUE has three main aims:
- to enable students to provide anonymous feedback on their experience of all taught units
- to obtain qualitative and quantitative data to inform continuous improvement of learning and teaching
- to inform the decision making process by the Academic Staff Committee on individual cases for probation and promotion
The Online Unit Evaluation tool
Common core questions
The OUE has the capacity to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Each questionnaire has a core mandatory set of University questions common to every unit evaluation. These questions have been formulated in consultation with the University Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee (ULTQC) and agreed by Senate.
The common core questions are:
a. My understanding of the subject is increasing as a result of taking this unit
b. I find the teaching methods used in this unit are effective in helping me learn
c. Sufficient advice and support in relation to this unit is available to me
d. Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the unit
e. It was made clear to me from the start of the unit, what I was meant to learn from it
f. It was clear to me what criteria would be used to assess my work before assessment took place
g. The type of feedback I would be receiving was clearly explained at the start of the unit
h. I received feedback in a timely manner
i. Please rate the quality of teaching on this unit
j. What would you like us to change to improve this unit?
You can find out more about how to:
Continued improvement of the OUE system is part of our ongoing commitment to obtaining student feedback to inform the quality of our learning and teaching. It is clear from student feedback that there is a preference for administering evaluations through the Moodle environment. We are working on this during 2012/13. Whilst aiming to improve the OUE system, we propose to use best endeavours to keep overall administration changes to a minimum. We will keep you informed of progress.
- For technical support contact Marie Salter, e-Learning Team
- For academic support contact Dr Rachael Carkett, Academic Staff Development Team
- For policy and feedback contact Shaun McGall, Student Learning Experience and Quality Team
- For future developments contact either Kyriaki Anagnostopoulou, Head of e-Learning or John Howell, Assistant Director – MIS, Computing Service