Centre for Learning and Teaching

Unit evaluation

Unit Evaluation (UE)  is an integral part of our commitment to provide high quality learning and teaching opportunities informed by the student voiceenables students to provide anonymous feedback on their experience of all taught units. An online tool provides 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. 

Purpose

Unit Evaluation 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 Academic Staff Committee's decisions on individual cases for probation and promotion

The Unit Evaluation tool

Common core questions

The UE tool has the capacity to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Each questionnaire automatically includes a core set of mandatory questions formulated in consultation with University Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee (ULTQC) and agreed by Senate. There are four sets of core questions available. Unit convenors are responsible for selecting the core questions applicable to the unit:   

Promotion and communication

Staff are asked to set the opening and closing times for their standard unit evaluations for specific dates, staggered by Faculty/School.

Within eight weeks of the close of the survey, unit convenors are asked to upload their completed reports to the relevant Moodle page for their programme. Reporting for Unit Evaluation via the online tool has been developed to reflect templates 6-9 of QA51.

The central unit evalaution page links to these Moodle pages, please contact studentengagement@bath.ac.uk if your page does not appear here. This page acts as a comprehensive and clear source of information of how student feedback influences learning and teaching on units, and students should be clearly signposted to it.

Further information

An online guide has been made available to cover the basics of setting up your Unit Evalaution. For additional queries, please contact the Student Engagement Team: studentengagement@bath.ac.uk.