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Evaluation instruments

Curtin uses multiple measures to collect feedback on all aspects of the student experience including regular surveys and broad student representation on University, Faculty and School committees. Student satisfaction is a key indicator of success in the University's Strategic Plan objective to "improve the quality of the learning experience". Feedback is used to review performance and set targets as well as identify best practice, excellence and areas for improvement.

Curtin participates in data collection through national instruments such as the Australian Graduate Survey (AGS) which is conducted in assciation with Graduate Careers Australia (GCA). The survey consists of two components:

  1. Graduate Destination Survey (GDS) and
  2. Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) for coursework graduates OR
    Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ) for higher degree by research students.

Current student feedback is sought through eVALUate (gathering and reporting students' perceptions of their formal learning experiences) and CASS which focuses on other aspects of the student experience including campus life and available services and facilities.

eVALUate is Curtin's online system for gathering and reporting students' perceptions of their learning experiences. Students can give feedback about their unit and their teacher: these are two separate surveys.

  • The eVALUate unit survey asks students their perceptions of what helps and hinders their achievement of unit learning outcomes, their motivation and engagement, and their overall satisfaction with the unit.
  • The eVALUate teaching survey asks students to give feedback to individual teachers on their teaching effectiveness.