Using student evaluations to enhance teaching practice: Closing the loop
Half-day workshop | $165 + GST
About the workshop
Working with facilitators Dr Sarah Stein (University of Otago), Stuart Terry (Otago Polytechnic) and Dorothy Spiller (University of Waikato), participants will have an opportunity to:
- discuss and evaluate their current personal perceptions about student evaluations
- evaluate their institutional student evaluation processes and support systems
- recommend strategies for their institution, departments, individual teachers and students to promote better engagement with studentevaluations to enhance the quality of teaching and learning – and ‘close the loop’.
This workshop is based on the Ako Aotearoa funded project: The impact of student evaluations on teaching behaviour that highlighted the need for greater use of student evaluation as an integral part of professional development.
About the facilitators
Dr Sarah Stein
Sarah is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Evaluation Research and Development section in Higher Education Development Centre at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She teaches, researches and publishes in the areas of teaching, learning and curriculum across education levels, but most recently in higher education. She has a particular interest in evaluation, design and technology education, distance learning, science education and the professional development of teachers.
Dorothy Spiller is a Senior Lecturer in Tertiary Teaching and Learning at in the Teaching Development Unit at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. Her discipline area is originally English Literature and she has taught at school and university levels and been a student learning adviser. Born and educated in South Africa, she has lived in New Zealand for 25 years. Her research interests include teacher professional development and mentoring, course design, assessment and student evaluations. Her current work focuses on the professional development of academic staff in all areas related to teaching and learning.)
Stuart holds the position of Organisational Researcher in the Quality Services unit at the Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand. His research interests include quality assurance in higher education, measuring, listening and acting on feedback from students and stakeholders, closing the loop in the feedback cycle and graduate outcomes.
These workshops are part of Ako Aotearoa’s Professional Development Programme – an initiative to bring high quality, evidence-based and affordable professional development to educators and managers across New Zealand’s diverse tertiary education sector.
For further information you can contact your local hub manager:
Book Your own event:
Contact us to discuss a tailored workshop for your staff, group or organisation with special rates and time to suit.