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Where have they gone? Graduate Destinations is coming!

Have you ever wondered what happens to UC graduates once they leave us? Look no further!

The Ako Marake | Evaluation and Student Insights team will invite all former students who completed a degree in 2020 to complete the Graduate Destinations Survey next week.

The Graduate Destinations Survey (or GDS for short) is one of UC’s longest-standing annual surveys. It asks recent graduates about their employment, any volunteer roles they hold, and whether they’re undertaking any further study. The GDS helps provide advice to current and prospective UC students around trends in the employment market, further studies, and salary information. It also provides information to help improve our programmes and student support services.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the data, you can check out last year’s findings on ESI’s data dashboards here. Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled for the 2021 results due for release at the end of September.

For any questions, or if you would like ESI to come to speak to your team about this dashboard and others, please email Ellie Kay and Elyse Thompson at surveys@cantebury.ac.nz.

Closing the Loop – What Counts to UC Students

The Ako Marake | Evaluation and Student Insights team has created a one-page infographic of high-level results of 2021’s UCount survey to close the feedback loop with students.

The below infographic will be distributed via the UC screens, on Tūpono, and posted on selected notice boards across campus.

In April this year, a survey was sent to 15,972 enrolled students. The survey asked questions regarding student experience focusing on both the in-classroom and wider university environment. In total, 4,825 students returned valid/completed surveys, equating to a response rate of 30% (margin of error of 2% at the 99% confidence interval).

This data is available across a variety of ESI’s dashboards – you can check them out here.

ESI’s next survey, the Graduate Destinations Survey, is releasing next week. This time, we’ll be checking in with 2020 graduates to see what they’re up to now. Keep your eye out on Tū Ki Te Tahi for updates on 2020 graduates later in the year!

For any questions, or if you would like ESI to come to speak to your team about student survey data, please email Ellie Kay and Elyse Thompson at surveys@canterbury.ac.nz.

3 Years of Learning and Teaching at UC

With the closing of the UCount 2021 survey last week, we’re happy to write that that brand new data is already accessible to all UC staff in the Learning & Teaching Dashboard (opens new tab)!

Using the Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching (opens new tab), students provide feedback on the learning & teaching they experience at UC. Respondents consider their overall educational experience, course structure and relevance, engagement inside and outside of courses, and quality of learner resources, like physical spaces and course materials, and more. Individual items within the focus area categories undergo calculations to derive the respondents’ overall “percent positive” scores.

Ako Marake have used these QILT Learning & Teaching Indicators in the UCount survey since 2019. We now have 3-year trendlines for the focus areas, all of which can be “sliced and diced” to show your cohort of interest, whether it be a specific programme, subject, or ethnicity.

Over 12,000 respondents comprise the trends presented below:

line graph trends of UC Learning and teaching

In nearly all focus areas,  percent positive scores have reached or surpassed pre-COVID scores in 2019.

Have a look at the brand new data, and explore all of the new features in this dashboard (see this blog post for reference)(opens new tab).

If you would like, a member of the Ako Marake ESI team would be happy to come talk with you and your team about these data; reach out to Ellie and Elyse at surveys@canterbury.ac.nz with any questions or comments.

 

Are you part of the 173?

Over the past few months, the Ako Marake | Evaluation and Student Insights team have been sharing some of the high level results from UCount 2020 in Tū ki te tahi. This campaign has been successful, with over 170 staff members accessing at least one of the dashboards available for staff use. Keep your eyes peeled for more interesting data as the year progresses!

These dashboards, which house data on students’ academic and non-academic experiences at UC, are accessible to all staff. They include particular information on the experiences of thesis students, graduates, as well as course-taking students’ perceptions of teaching quality and engagement, and much more.

The 2021 UCount survey, which feeds into multiple ESI dashboards, has gone live to all students today! There’s a heap of prizes that have been put up by various teams and businesses across campus to incentivise students to participate. You might see advertising around campus promoting the survey, and a concentrated effort is being undertaken across UC to try and ensure every voice is heard.

If you’d like to be involved in the promotion efforts, we’ve included a picture below that you can put at the start of your lectures of print off to put in your common areas.  You can save the image by right clicking on it. The more responses we get, the better the data is for you, our dashboard users.

Watch out for new posts in Tū Ki Te Tahi for news on when the dashboards are updated with 2021 data (expected end of May).

For any questions, or if you would like ESI to come speak to your team about student survey data, please email Ellie Kay and Elyse Thompson at surveys@canterbury.ac.nz.

Teaching Quality in a COVID World

Have you ever wondered how students rate the quality of teaching they experience?

UCount survey results revealed that 89% of respondents rated teaching quality positively, an increase on 2019 results.

2020 was undoubtedly a year to remember – particularly for students who had to rapidly adjust to online learning during lockdown.  For staff, delivering curriculum completely online with minimal warning was also no mean feat.

Each year Ako Marake | Evaluation and Student Insights (ESI) surveys students, gaining valuable feedback on academic and non-academic life at UC.

Using the Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching, students provide feedback on the teaching quality they experience at UC. Respondents consider course structure and relevance, whether feedback on their work improved their learning, and whether they were intellectually stimulated. These, and other measures,  provide a deeper view of teaching quality within programmes.

Despite all of the challenges presented by COVID in 2020, students rated the quality of teaching across UC higher than in 2019, with 89% of students rating teaching quality positively.

You can check out how students in your programme or department rated their learning experience,  resources, and engagement with their studies (and more!) in the ESI Learning and Teaching dashboard here. The dashboards make it easy for UC staff members to “slice and dice” cohorts of interest.

To access, you must be a UC staff member. If you are on Windows, we recommend using Google Chrome. If you are on a Mac, please use Safari.

For any questions, or if you would like ESI to come speak to your team about this dashboard and others, please email Ellie Kay and Elyse Thompson at surveys@canterbury.ac.nz.