The Evaluation of Learning and Teaching Policy encourages multiple means to collect relevant information on the quality of learning and teaching. The Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) facilitates data collection through surveys of student views on the quality of their learning experience, and on the teaching quality, in their units.
The main purposes of the surveys are for quality assurance and quality enhancement. Data collected through the evaluation tools (typically students indicate their agreement to various statements on a questionnaire and have the opportunity to write comments), should be used in conjunction with all available information, to demonstrate or improve the quality of learning and teaching in ACU.
The evaluation data, along with individual professional development activities, may be used to support a lecturer's probation / performance review and application for promotion.
Student Evaluation of Learning and Teaching (SELT)
Coursework units offered by ACU will be evaluated in accordance with the Evaluation of Learning and Teaching Policy and related procedures, using the SELT questionnaire. The SELT questionnaire is designed to collect student feedback on various aspects of learning and teaching quality at the unit level. SELT surveys are conducted online at specific times in the year. Further information on SELT surveys (e.g., questionnaire content and survey cycles) is available at the Resources section.
Student Evaluation of Unit (SEU) and Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET)
- From 2012 First Half survey cycle to 2015 First Half survey cycle, coursework units offered by ACU were evaluated using the SEU questionnaire. The SEU questionnaire was designed to collect student feedback on various aspects of learning and teaching quality at the unit level.
- From 2012 Second Half survey cycle to 2015 First Half survey cycle, some lecturers/tutors used the SET questionnaire to gather student feedback on various aspects of the participating staff member's teaching.
- Key aspects of SEU and SET instruments have been combined to form the SELT questionnaire. From 2015 Second Half cycle onwards, the SELT survey replaces SEU and SET surveys, for the evaluation of ACU coursework unit/teaching.