The 2017 Student Experience Survey reports are now available on the Survey Services Centre website at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c6jfw5vwy5yq1 (login required).
Once we have had a chance to review the data we’ll send a summary for SoEd.
- The reports aggregate data from 2017 QILT SES and the RMIT SES. The QILT SES is a Federal Government mandated survey of HE undergraduate onshore commencing and completing students, administered by Social Research Centre. RMIT administered the QILT SES to all middle year HE undergraduate students, postgraduate coursework and international offshore students.
- The CEQ questions apply to all middle year students and a small number of first and final year students.
- The Social Research Centre (SRC) uses a new method to evaluate scales such as the Good Teaching Scale (GTS). The original method simply added the number of responses which were “Strongly Agree” or “Agree” for all 6 GTS questions and divided this by the number of actual responses. This is the Percent Agree value for the scale. The new method counts students rather than responses. Firstly, students who did not answer at least 4 of the 6 questions are excluded from the calculation. Responses for the remaining students are then converted to a value between 0 and 100 (Strongly Disagree=0, Disagree=25, Neither=50, Agree=75, Strongly Agree=100) with an average below 55 are regarded as “Not In Agreement”. The Percent Agree value is then the number of students In Agreement expressed as a percentage of all students that were not excluded. If you are bamboozled, don’t worry – the new calculations result in higher scores!
- The Reliability measure is a function of the number of responses and the survey population. Three levels may be reported: Good, Sufficient and Insufficient.