Resources related to: evaluation

Academic Skills Advising: Evaluation for Program Improvement and Accountability

Webb, J., & McLean, P. (eds) (2002). Academic Skills Advising: Evaluation for Program Improvement and Accountability. Melbourne: Victorian Language and Learning Network.  Read a summary…

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Bridging the distance: the use of blogs as reflective learning tools

Wolf, K. (2010). Bridging the distance: the use of blogs as reflective learning tools for placement students.  Higher Education Research & Development, 29(5), 589-602. Read a summary…

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Celebrating student successes

Celebrating student successes can have a big positive impact on the students. An experienced academic gives an example of using a mail-merged letter of congratulation in relation to a completed assessment. View video…

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Coordinating units of study with large enrolments: some tips

If the unit is small you are in an excellent position to do your own self-evaluation. However, if the unit is large, and you are working through 20 or more tutors or demonstrators, then your primary source of feedback is your regular meetings with those sessional staff members. This experienced academic offers suggestions for how to make this work for you. View video…

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Doing course evaluation as if learning matters most

Edstrom, K. (2008). Doing course evaluation as if learning matters most.  Higher Education Research & Development, 27(2), 95-106. Read a summary…

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Evaluating the integration of a language and learning program into the first-year subject Business Law

Murphy, H., & Stewart, B. (2002). Evaluating the integration of a language and learning program into the first-year subject Business Law. In Janis Webb & Patricia McLean (Eds.). Academic skills advising: Evaluating for program improvement and accountability. (pp. 56-72). Melbourne: Victorian Language and Learning Network.  Read a summary…

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Evaluating your unit / course of study

Becoming a reflective practitioner:  an experienced academic talks about developing a continuum of feedback that includes such formal methods – such as questionnaires and 360 degree feedback processes – through to the more immediate and informal – our way of relating to students and sessional staff on a daily or weekly basis. View video…

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First Words website

‘First Words’ by David Baume is a website supported by the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD).  Read a summary…

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Getting feedback on your performance

Getting feedback from students in a friendly way, early in the piece, can enable you to put changes in place as you go along. This may help you avoid negative reviews through the formal feedback process at the end of the process. View video…

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Improving feedback in large classes: application of task evaluation and reflection instrument for student self-assessment (TERISSA) in a unit on business statistics

Harlim, J., de Silva, A., & Belski, L. (2009). Improving feedback in large classes: application of task evaluation and reflection instrument for student self-assessment (TERISSA) in a unit on business statistics.  Read a summary…

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Improving your unit: some questions to reflect on

What is working well and what could be done better? Questions to ask yourself about the structures & processes in your unit as you consider the feedback you are getting from students and sessional staff. View video…

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Making a difference: Comparing the impact of a unit improvement strategy on two Accounting and Finance units

Gilbert, K. & Bennett, L. (2008).  Making a difference: Comparing the impact of a unit improvement strategy on two Accounting and Finance units.  (pp. 39- 46). Proceedings of AUQF2008: Quality and Standards in Education: Making a Difference. Canberra, Australia, 9-11th July.  Read a summary…

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Reflecting upon and improving unit quality

Part of the role of unit coordinator is to be always looking for ways things could be done differently so as to enhance the unit content and the way that it is delivered to students. View video…

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Reflective practice: engaging with student feedback about your unit

Handling hurtful feedback from your students – what to let go of, and what to do with the bits that have some truth in them. View video…

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