Student perceptions of student evaluations: Enabling student voice and meaningful engagement
A two-year project to explore student perceptions of the evaluation process and inform the institution and potentially, other tertiary institutions, on how student evaluation systems can be refined to encourage student engagement. A collaboration of Otago Polytechnic and University of Otago.
The key aims of the project are to:
- identify and describe students' perceptions of student evaluations
- determine relationships between perceptions of students to providing feedback on their teaching (including the investigation of cultural differences for Maori and Pacific learners)
- make implications for types and content of resources to support the development of evaluation processes and practices
- support the role of student evaluations in the ongoing professional development of teaching staff, and their institutions.
A mixed method approach will be used, both qualitative and quantitative, including:
- a literature review and environmental scan
- an online questionnaire for students
- focus groups and workshops.