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Curtin University

Faculty of Business and Law

Response to student feedback from Semester 1 2018

Thank you for responding to eVALUate for Semester 1, 2018. We are delighted that the Faculty of Business and Law continues to provide quality courses to our students. I note that ‘overall satisfaction’ continues to rise (0.2%), and I have shared this news with our Senior Leadership team, and Directors of Learning and Teaching.

Our Faculty had a high overall response rate (38%), meeting the Curtin target (35%). This means that with so many students sharing their views, we can continue to improve and respond to those views.

We are very pleased to note that our Faculty of Business and Law students have high overall satisfaction (86%). Our eVALuate results are very positive, and in those few instances where we have a course that hasn’t met the high standards we set ourselves as a Faculty, I undertake a review. I note that key issues relate to student motivation, enthusiasm and commitment towards those courses. I have raised these issues with our Senior Leaders, and we will endeavour to achieve improvements so that all our students have an exceptional learning experience across all our courses.

The Faculty of Business and Law congratulates all our Schools that have continued to sustain and consolidate on the improvements achieved in their eVALUate results. Student feedback indicates that our courses have clear unit learning outcomes (89.9%), provide positive experiences (86.6%), and workload (88%) and teaching quality (85.3%) indicators in the Faculty are also very good.

As the Dean of Teaching and Learning, I will continue to connect with Faculty Heads of Schools, the Faculty’s Student Engagement Portfolio and Directors of Teaching and Learning to discuss improvements to our courses. Our Student Consultative Committees and Forum also provide feedback about the learning and teaching experience and the student experience more broadly. These initiatives continue to grow and gain traction throughout our student cohorts. They allow us to listen to our students. By investing in these mechanisms we are able to continually improve our offerings and enhance the student experience with the information captured at these Committees and Forums provided to the Senior Leadership group for review and action.

What is happening in 2019

We look forward to an exciting 2019! We are launching our new Master of Luxury Branding, our renewed Master of Marketing, and our Bachelor of Commerce Finance and Financial Planning double major. Also approved for 2019 is our new Bachelor of Commerce core unit ‘Introduction to Global Business’. Students might also be interested to learn that from 2019 the School of Economics, Finance and Property, and the School of Marketing will offer a Master of Research.

Associate Professor Sonia Dickinson
Dean Teaching and Learning
Faculty of Business and Law