Students reported being less stressed about deadlines, but some staff worry no due dates will increase their workloads.
The annual Student Experience Survey is a litmus test of student engagement, satisfaction and educational quality. But the survey’s categories of study no longer match the post-COVID experience.
Social spaces that bring together international and domestic students are an essential part of creating an open campus culture.
Year-round academic and extracurricular opportunities that encourage cultural exchange between international students, their peers and the wider society are important.
Holland Taylor as Professor Joan Hambling in The Chair.
The new ‘Screenomatic’ model can protect students and academics, while still providing useful feedback.
Students’ evaluations can be very personal and many factors can skew survey responses. But surveys can be designed to produce more valid and reliable results that could be used to improve teaching.
Student experience or satisfaction surveys are not a reliable guide to teaching performance. Even worse, anonymous survey responses are at times little better than university-facilitated hate speech.
Immersive and collaborative lab experiences are now possible online, and in the future they will complement in-person lab work.
Before the pandemic, only a fraction of students made use of the wide range of curricular and extracurricular experiential learning opportunities, but through online engagement that can change.
Discipline, leadership and time management are some of the positives veterans say they bring to their studies. But not everyone has a chance to demonstrate these.
While many military veterans do well on campus, not everyone feels welcome or their views matter. Here’s what universities can do better.
For many students, the experience of teacher-led feedback is underwhelming or negative, and they are effectively left to their own devices.
Despite heavy investment by universities, student experience of feedback higher education continues to be less than desirable, especially for at-risk students.
What students want is becoming more important than what univerisites want to teach them.
China’s higher education sector is gaining strength. Should we be worried?
Chinese universities have started to rise up the world university rankings, increase their investment in research and grow their numbers of international student. Should Australia be worried?
Getting into the spirit at Temple University.
UK universities should take note from US colleges and cultivate more of a university spirit.
Not everyone is here, but I’ll begin.
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Students need to have an educational incentive not to skip class, rather than just being scare of Big Brother.
Don’t leave university without acquiring some knowledge.
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The proposal for a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) announced by universities and science minister Jo Johnson in early July that would recognise “excellent teaching” and “make good teaching better…
Lots has changed, but not this.
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As more people around the world head to university, the quality of teaching and research is coming under tighter scrutiny.
Is the next slide more interesting?
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Reading bullet points off a screen doesn’t teach anyone anything.
More than just a pipe dream?
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We stumped up, now we get to stamp.
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