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Unit Survey

The eVALUate Unit Survey items are designed to be meaningful to students across a wide range of disciplines in all Curtin's varied learning contexts (on- or off-campus, locally and internationally). The survey has 11 quantitative items and 2 qualitative items. Each quantitative item has a brief explanatory for clarification. Students can hide the explanatory text online if they wish.

The items ask students to indicate their level of agreement. Students may indicate Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree or Unable to Judge for each item.

Items one to seven ask students to report on what helped and hindered their achievement of unit learning outcomes.

  1. The learning outcomes in this unit are clearly identified.
    The learning outcomes are what you are expected to know, understand or be able to do in order to be successful in this unit.
  2. The learning experiences in this unit help me to achieve the learning outcomes.
    The learning experiences could include: face-to-face lectures, tutorials, laboratories, clinical practicums, fieldwork, directed learning tasks, and online learning activities.
  3. The learning resources in this unit help me to achieve the learning outcomes.
    Learning resources could include print, multimedia and online study materials, and equipment available in lectures, laboratories, clinics or studios.
  4. The assessment tasks in this unit evaluate my achievement of the learning outcomes.
    Assessment tasks are those which are rewarded by marks, grades or feedback. Assessment tasks directly assess your achievement of the learning outcomes.
  5. Feedback on my work in this unit helps me to achieve the learning outcomes.
    Feedback includes written or verbal comments on your work.
  6. The workload in this unit is appropriate to the achievement of the learning outcomes.
    Workload includes class attendance, reading, researching, group activities, online activities and assessment tasks.
  7. The quality of teaching in this unit helps me to achieve the learning outcomes.
    Quality teaching occurs when knowledgeable and enthusiastic teaching staff interact positively with students in well-organised teaching and learning experiences.

The remaining four items ask students to report on their motivation, enthusiasm and commitment in the learning experiences and their overall satisfaction with the unit.

  1. I am motivated to achieve the learning outcomes in this unit.
    Being motivated means having the desire or drive to learn, to complete tasks and to willingly strive for goals.
  2. I make best use of the learning experiences in this unit.
    I prepare for and follow up on the learning experiences offered in this unit.
  3. I think about how I can learn more effectively in this unit.
    I take time to think about how I can learn more effectively.
  4. Overall, I am satisfied with this unit.
    Overall, this unit provides a quality learning experience.

The qualitative items invite students to answer two questions in a constructive and professional manner (each text answer is limited to 600 characters).

  1. What are the most helpful aspects of this unit?
  2. How do you think this unit might be improved?