SETC Improvement Project
What is the purpose of SFU’s Student Experience of Teaching and Courses (SETC) surveys? There is a lot of confusion about what the surveys can—and cannot—help us understand about student learning experiences. In Fall 2021 we are launching a project to:
- Re-examine the questions in the common core to ensure they are consistent with the purpose of understanding and improving the student learning experience
- Re-examine the utility of the cascading framework by engaging with Faculties and departments directly and, if we decide to keep the framework, ensure unit-level questions align with the purpose of the SETC program
- Engage explicitly with students about the purpose of the program to improve response rates and the tenor of responses, and consider other mechanisms to improve response rates
- Mount a communication/education campaign to help instructors, staff and students understand the purpose of the SETC system: to better understand—and to empower instructors, units and the university to improve—the student learning experience
Visit the SETC website to learn more about the current program.