Course evaluation at Aarhus BSS

Formål/forskningsspørgsmål

 

This project investigates in detail if and how systematic course evaluations are being used to continuously support and improve the quality of teaching and learning at Aarhus BSS.

Steering group:

  • Carter Walter Bloch (PI) Department of Political Science - Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus BSS,
  • Berit Lassesen (project coordinator), Center for teaching and Learning, Aarhus BSS,
  • Lise Degn, Department of Political Science - Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus BSS,
  • Ebbe Krogh Graversen, Department of Political Science - Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus BSS

Baggrund

Student evaluation of teaching (SET) is increasingly being used for quality assurance at all levels in Danish education. Thus, Aarhus BSS has applied a shared systematic SET system since 2015. The project has several aims: First, it will enhance shared knowledge and awareness on whether the teaching, from an academic, pedagogical and didactic point of view, provides an opportunity to develop the knowledge, the skills and the competencies stated in the learning objectives. Second, it will establish and secure an ongoing, institutionalized dialogue between students, lecturers, boards of studies and management regarding the learning environment and the learning outcome in the individual courses Third; it will ensure that the evaluation procedure is transparent with a clear division of responsibility for quality assurance and course development.

Data og analyser

The project is designed as a case study and will investigate:

1.     If systematically driven student feedback on teaching is a suitable catalyst for thoughtful and sustainable pedagogical and academic development and for educational development of programs.

2.     If there is evidence that courses and teaching have changed in response to evaluations, and if so, which changes can be registered

3.     If there has been a significant change in learning and educational outcomes for individual courses.

This involves pre- and post-adaptation analysis by the use of quantitative data derived from local and central databases and interviews with central stakeholders.

Resultater og perspektiver (hvis afsluttet)

This case study will provide insight into the potential effects of SET - that is how results are being used to inform and promote strategic quality enhancement initiatives.

Status: igangværende

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