Institute of Teaching and Learning

Professional Development for Teaching and Learning

Using student evaluation of teaching data to enhance teaching and learning

Stuart Palmer, Institute of Teaching and Learning, Deakin University, January 2012


This professional development module seeks to provide an overview of the concepts related to student evaluation of teaching (SET) and how SET data can be used for improving teaching and learning. It considers the concept of 'quality' generally, as well as in the context of higher education. The background and importance of the course experience questionnaire (CEQ), the student evaluation of teaching and units (SETU) survey and the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) are presented. The use of CEQ and SETU data, in a Deakin context, is explored in more detail.

This professional development module is composed of the sub-sections listed below. While each sub-section has been made as self-contained as possible, they are derived from a single document that can also be read as a single entity if desired. The entire document can be downloaded here (203 KB).

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17th January 2012