How eVALUate works to gather student feedback
Which units are included in eVALUate?
The eVALUate unit and teaching surveys are available online for all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework units at all of Curtin's Australian and some offshore campuses such as Curtin Sarawak, Curtin Singapore and Charles Telfair Institute. Currently, eVALUate gathers feedback for coursework units only.
How staff members initiate eVALUate surveys
The eVALUate Unit Survey is automatically included in each eVALUate event for student feedback on units: staff members do not have to nominate for a unit to be included. The eVALUate Teaching Survey however is not automatic: it must be requested online by a staff member. The eVALUate team uses postings in Curtin Weekly and the Staff News website to notify teaching staff about the teaching evaluation registrations.
Some study periods and the units running therein are not included in the six eVALUate main events. To request a special eVALUate event, Unit Coordinators should contact eVALUate. (Note: a special event will only be run for units with 10 or more students.)
How do students participate in eVALUate?
The eVALUate surveys are administered online through OASIS, the student portal. Students are notified by an Official Communications Channel (OCC) message sent from the eVALUate team. Each week non-responders are sent additional email messages, encouraging them to give feedback. For the Semester events, students are also triggered to evaluate their units when the posters are distributed and displayed around the campuses.
Students can give feedback for as many teachers as they choose within the one unit.
Although students must login to use the system, all student feedback is anonymous. Under no circumstances will a comment be tracked to identify any student.
When can students give their feedback?
eVALUate opens for student feedback towards the end of each main eVALUate event at all the participating campuses. These events are:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- Trimester 1
- Trimester 2
- Trimester 3
See Dates for the six eVALUate events and when each is opened for student feedback.