Section 4.13.2 Student Evaluation of Educational Quality

Section 4.13.2 Student Evaluation of Educational Quality

Section 4.13.2 Student Evaluation of Educational Quality

The SEEQ (Marsh 1987) is one of the best researched student feedback instruments. Students are asked to judge how well each of 35 statements (reflecting nine aspects of effective teaching) describes their lecturer or module using a five-point scale from ‘very poor’ to ‘very good’. The nine aspects evaluated address:

  • Learning/value
  • Enthusiasm
  • Organization
  • Group interaction
  • Individual rapport
  • Breadth of coverage
  • Examinations/grading
  • Assignments
  • Workload/difficulty


Richardson (2005) provides a comprehensive discussion of the psychometric properties and Coffey and Gibbs (2001) discuss the relevance of the SEEQ to HE in the UK. Included in their analysis is reference to the reliability and validity of the tool, and the recommendation of the SEEQ for use by lecturers to obtain student feedback on their teaching/individual modules in preference to ‘home made’ student feedback questionnaires.


Balam and Shannon (2010) report that the SEEQ has received recognition for producing valid and reliable scores across different countries such as Hong Kong, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Spain, China and India.


Resources

Richardson, J.T.E. (2005). Instruments for obtaining student feedback: A review of the literature. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 30(4), 387-415

Coffey, M. & Gibbs, G. (2001). The evaluation of the Student Evaluation of Educational Quality Questionnaire (SEEQ) in UK higher education, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 26, 89–93.


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