Each spring semester, we conduct a teaching evaluation that focuses on the evaluation of the individual subjects, teaching and the lecturers for each programme.
This is a part of quality assurance and quality development for the programmes, and the results are used, among other things, to determine whether the students judge that the teaching is at the appropriate level or whether there is room for improvement in the frameworks set for the teaching.
Method for evaluation
The Quality Department identifies, in cooperation with the heads of department for each programme, when each class should participate in the questionnaire surveys. The data collection is flexible from programme to programme and is therefore customised according to the teaching rhythm for each programme.
The questionnaire is prepared by the Quality Department. In the questionnaire, the students are asked to answer a series of questions on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is the lowest score and 10 is the highest score. This score is then calculated to an index number.
Working out the index number
In the questionnaire, the students are asked to answer a series of questions on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is the lowest score and 10 is the highest score. The answers are then adjusted into an index number that converts the numbers into a scale of 0 to 100.
To change the scale to an index calculation, the following equation is used: (Scale point - 1) x (100/(scale max - 1)) i.e. when using the 10 point scale, the formula will be: (scale point - 1) x 11.1.
So if a student has answered:
- 1 provides the score 0 as an index number
- 5 provides the score 44.4 as an index number
- 10 provides the score 100 as an index number