In implementing the Teaching Evaluation Framework, a number of different tools are used by academic staff to evaluate their teaching. These are listed below and include mandated, endorsed and optional teaching evaluation activities.

 

Mandatory Teaching Evaluation Tools

Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) – Topic & Teacher (Wk 12-17)

Peer Evaluation of Teaching
(as a process of facilitated self-reflection)

 

Endorsed Teaching Evaluation Tools (Self-Selected)

Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) – Flexible

(Flexible SET “How-to” guide)

FLO – Choice (poll)

(Used early in semester to formatively assess student knowledge; used within or outside of student contact time)

FLO – Feedback (survey)
(for feedback on topic pre and post completion)

*FLO – Quizzes
(Used early in semester to formatively assess student knowledge)

FLO – Touchpoint survey
(used early in the semester to formatively assess student learning; can be used within or outside of contact time)

 

Optional Teaching Evaluation Tools

Design:

  • Negotiated (with students) topic outcomes (revisited during and at topic end to determine achievement)
  • *regular conversations with Topic Coordinator (e.g. review topic content, resources, teaching) to inform topic (re)design
  • Spiral curriculum ” (e.g. always revisiting previous material before moving forward with new material)

In-classroom activities:

Observational techniques:

  • observing student behaviour
  • reviewing lecture recordings
  • show of hands
  • student attendance

Online tools:

(online student response systems using online exercises, games and quizzes)

Self-reflective techniques:

  • assignment deconstruction (e.g. to analyse issues and design improvement for subsequent assignments / cohorts)
  • reflective practice (e.g. use of a teaching journal)

Student assessment:

  • *Quizzes
  • Weekly / regular formative assignments (to help identify problem areas for students)

Surveys:

  • mid-term surveys (e.g. to enable changes to teaching to be undertaken just-in-time)
  • stream (evaluation of different topic streams)
  • teaching delivery evaluations
  • topic (pre and post-topic)

Verbal techniques:

  • conversations with students (formal and informal)
  • facilitated discussion regarding specific issues (e.g. assignments, resources)
  • informal conversations with peers
  • informal peer review of teaching
  • *regular conversations with Topic Coordinator (e.g. review topic content, resources, teaching) to inform topic (re)design