Overview of reports
SETC uses a “staircase framework” to facilitate question delivery from different evaluation user groups in the SFU community, including instructors, evaluating units (departments, schools and programs), Faculties and university administrators. Once responses have been collected, SETC disseminates customized reports to each user group. Broadly speaking, there are five types of reports:
- Instructor’s reports
- Course reports
- Evaluating unit reports (department, school or program)
- Faculty reports
- The university report
Different question/answer sets appear on each type of report and responses are aggregated at different levels (e.g., course, department, Faculty, university), as displayed in the chart below:
|Course report with instructor questions||Course instructor||Instructor, evaluating unit, faculty, university||Responses within course|
|Course report||Supervisor (e.g., department chair, tenure and promotion committee)||Evaluating unit, faculty, university||Responses within course|
|Evaluating unit||Evaluating unit administrators (e.g., department chair, school director, manager of administrative services)||Evaluating unit, faculty, university||Responses across evaluating unit, across faculty, across university|
|Faculty||Faculty administrators (e.g., dean, administrative manager)||Faculty, university||Responses across faculty, across university|
|University||Associate vice-president, learning and teaching||University||Responses across university|
Reports contain descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, frequencies, and response count for each question) aggregated at a course level to protect student confidentiality. If fewer than five students respond to a SETC evaluation, means are rounded to the nearest whole number and standard deviations are removed from reports.
Classes with fewer than five students do not receive SETC evaluations to protect student confidentiality. Evaluating units or instructors may administer their own evaluation outside of the SETC program in this case.
Ad hoc reports
SETC currently does not do reporting beyond the standard reports that are sent out at the end of a semester. Any ad hoc reporting (statistical modelling, inferential analysis, data-set preparation) is on hold until all units have had a chance to be rolled into the SETC platform.