The Use of Student Feedback on Teaching to Evaluate Academics’ Teaching in Higher Education in Australia

By Elfriede Sangkuhl.

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One of the measures of teaching and learning achievement used in Australian universities is Student Feedback on Teaching (SFTs) evaluation forms. Generically, these evaluations are known as the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ). These are instruments, according to Ramsden, that, if appropriately constructed, provide invaluable feedback for teacher reflection and are the only way to actually determine the ‘quality of the student learning experience’. This paper looks at the policy in the use of SFTs in higher education in Australia. The paper reviews the literature and publicly available data from Australian universities. The aim of the article is to highlight the similarities and differences in policy between Australian universities in their use of SFTs as an appraisal tool.

Keywords: Course Experience Questionnaire, Student Feedback, Reflective Teaching Tool

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp.95-108. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 784.762KB).

Dr. Elfriede Sangkuhl

Lecturer, School of Law, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, NSW, Australia

Dr. Sangkuhl is a lecturer in law at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She would like to thank the referees for their thoughtful evaluation of the work.

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