All teaching staff should have now received their CES feedback for sem 1 teaching. I hope the student comments are constructive.
The aggregation of data at a school level shows some positive trends.
HE CES summary
For the 83 SoEd HE surveyed, GTS and OSI (solid lines below) have both been climbing strongly for the last two years and sit above the RMIT averages. The overall lift in GTS (2.3%) for SoEd was the highest across the College. The OSI uplift (2.2%) was also strong, matched by one other school. This continued upward trajectory is particularly good news considering the challenges during this period including Canvas rollout, ITE program accreditation, relocation of VCE and changes at the Brunswick campus.
An analysis of individual GTS items (below) shows improvement on all 6 GTS items compared to sem 1, 2017. The strongest uplift was on the notoriously challenging Q2. The teaching staff normally give me helpful feedback on how I am going in this course. No matter what we think of the CES, feedback is a core part of good teaching and such strong improvement in this area is great to see.
Across our VE courses a consolidated effort to improve response rates paid off, with SoEd VE reaching a record breaking 67%! I know there are plans in place to improve HE response rates in sem 2. I look forward to sharing tactics across the school.
The following information on response rates has been circulated by the DVCE:
VE CES summary
For the 91 SoEd VE and 36 VCE courses surveyed, both GTS and OSI (solid lines below), after a dip in 2016, are sitting well above the RMIT averages.
Item analysis of the VE GTS shows maintenance of strong scores across all questions and notable uplift on Q5. My instructors communicate the course content effectively.
So in all a healthy picture for the school. I know our Associate Deans and PMs will be looking at this data as well as the student comments and will be working with program teams to continue to improve our teaching.
I thank you all for your commitment to our students and their learning. And as teaching settles in for sem 2, I wish you all well for the weeks ahead.