Can student feedback become a two-way street?

Posted in Teaching on October 6th, 2016 by steve

UK“Assessment and feedback have been dubbed the higher education sector’s Achilles heel. Year after year, metrics such as the UK’s National Student Survey tell us that students are less satisfied with the feedback they receive than with any other aspect of their studies …” (more)

[Naomi Winstone and Robert Nash, Times Higher Education, 6 October]


Academics Anonymous: student feedback is a waste of everyone’s time

Posted in Teaching on May 9th, 2014 by steve

“Collecting feedback on courses benefits neither staff nor students – often it’s biased, sexist or simply unrealistic …” (more)

[Guardian Professional, 9 May]


Student Feedback

Posted in Life on December 8th, 2011 by steve

“One of the peculiar things about our system here is the process of student feedback. Students fill out a ridiculously long survey called a not-so-student-friendly ‘Q6A’ for each module and more usually for both of two lecturers in a module. This rates everything from the conditions of the room to the helpfulness of the lecturer …” (more)

[Michael Seery, Is this going to be on the exam?, 8 December]

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