Student Feedback on Teaching

Student feedback on teaching is an important component of faculty development. It can take several years for faculty to develop their own teaching style. The Student Feedback on Teaching is a survey designed to provide feedback to faculty about the teaching practices that are most effective at helping students learn.

Results from a single course may provide some useful feedback if the participation rate was greater than 65%. However, before any conclusions can be made about one’s teaching effectiveness, one would have to look at the results of several classes over a 3-year period.

If faculty would like to have a discussion about survey results, they can contact the Faculty Development Specialist in the Centre for Teaching & Learning. The role of faculty development is to provide confidential support to the faculty on teaching effectiveness.

Student access to Institutional Research (IR) administered surveys

Student access of internal Mohawk surveys are available one of three ways (where applicable):

  1. Direct e-mail sent to their "@mohawkcollege.ca" e-mail account for all surveys
  2. "Available Surveys" channel on MyMohawk Welcome page, AND
  3. "Mohawk Surveys" widget on eLearn homepage.

 

Students are encouraged to evaluate all of their courses.  Surveys can be completed on any smart device with internet 24-7 during the survey period(s).  The surveys are accessible and are AODA compliant.

Faculty and course summary reports

Summarized reports for course surveys administered by Institutional Research (IR) are available 3-ways:

  1. E-mail from Institutional Research when reports are 1st released
  2. Employee tab in MyMohawk (bottom right – Survey Reports for Staff channel)
  3. eLearn homepage (bottom right – Survey Reports for Staff channel)

Survey and report access/technical issues

Contact surveys@mohawkcollege.ca for any technical or access issues with internal surveys and reports.  Please do not contact the IT Help Desk, as they are not involved with internal surveys.

 

Types of Student Feedback on Teaching Surveys:

Post-secondary (PSE) day program courses (most)

Categories Details
Survey Timelines

Fall & Winter Terms - Weeks 12, 13 & 14 (survey open for 21-days)

 

Summer Term - 85% of course completion (survey open for 21-days)

 

Survey Administrator Mohawk's Institutional Research Department (IR)
Survey Anonymity

Results are confidential and anonymous outside of IR.

 

Access to Survey Results

Faculty have access to course survey participation rates while the survey is open until reports are released.

 

Faculty, their Associate Dean and Dean have access to summarized survey results + exact wording typed in by students for the open-ended questions

Release of Survey Results

Reports are available to faculty and their supervisor(s) after student grades are released

 

Questions or Technical Issues E-mail: surveys@mohawkcollege.ca
Survey Questions

PSE Hybrid Courses-Student Feedback on Teaching Questions (PDF)

 

PSE Fully Online Courses-Student Feedback on Teaching Questions (PDF)

 

Clinical/Practicum/Placement courses (limited)

Categories Details
Courses Surveyed Specific courses in our Allied Health and Nursing Departments
Survey Timelines

Depends on program:

 

Allied Health courses are survey towards the last couple of weeks of the course (survey open for 14-days)

 

Practical Nursing courses are survey during the same period as the other post-secondary courses (survey open for 21-days)

 

Personal Support Worker courses are surveyed the last 3-weeks of course (survey open for 21-days)

 

Survey Administrator Mohawk's Institutional Research Department (IR)
Survey Anonymity

Results are confidential and anonymous outside of IR.

 

An exception is the Allied Health clinical/practicum/placement course student survey which releases individual student results to the clinical/practicum/placement co-ordinator(s) in order to deal with any clinical/practicum/placement site issues (Only the clinical/practicum/placement co-ordinator(s) see these detailed results).  All other reports are summarized.

 

Access to Survey Results

Faculty have access to course survey participation rates while survey is open, until reports are released.

 

Faculty and their Associate Dean have access to summarized survey results + exact wording typed in by students for the open-ended questions

 

Release of Survey Results

Reports are available to clinical/practicum/placement co-ordinator(s), faculty and their supervisor(s) after student grades are released

 

Questions or Technical Issues E-mail: surveys@mohawkcollege.ca
Survey Questions

Allied Health-Student Feedback on Clinical/Placement Experience Questions (PDF)

 

Allied Health-Site Supervisor Feedback on Clinical Experience Questions (PDF)

 

Practical Nursing-Student Feedback on Site Experience Questions (PDF)

 

Personal Support Worker-Student Feedback on Clinical Site Experience Questions (PDF)

 

BScN courses taught by Mohawk Faculty

Categories Details
Courses Surveyed

Only BScN courses taught by Mohawk faculty and not surveyed by McMaster

 

Survey Timelines

Same survey period as McMaster

 

Survey Administrator

Mohawk's Institutional Research Department (IR)

 

Survey Anonymity

Results are confidential and anonymous outside of IR.

 

Access to Survey Results

Faculty have access to course survey participation rates while survey is open, until reports are released.

 

Faculty, their Associate Dean and Dean have access to summarized survey results + exact wording typed in by students for the open-ended questions.

 

Release of Survey Results

Reports are available to faculty and their supervisor(s) after the Associate Dean of Nursing approves the report release.

 

Questions or Technical Issues E-mail: surveys@mohawkcollege.ca

 

Continuing Education Courses

Categories Details
Courses Surveyed

The following criteria is followed to determine courses being surveyed:

 

- Greater than 10 hrs

- 5 students or more are enrolled

- At least 7-days between course start and end dates

- The course has not already finished prior to survey being activated

- Course is cross-listed with a PSE course being surveyed (regardless of other criteria)

- Program Manager / Associate Dean / Dean requests course surveyed (regardless of other criteria)

 

Following course types are exempt from the survey:

  1. Courses surveyed during Provincial Survey (every 3-years, last surveyed Fall 2019)
  2. OntarioLearn courses (OntarioLearn administers surveyPrior)
  3. Mohawk College Enterprise (MCE) courses
  4. Clinical, placement, and work courses
  5. Self-paced courses not led or taught by a teacher/faculty member (e.g., Math Learning Centre courses)
  6. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) courses
  7. Most Pre-College courses (e.g., Academic upgrading, YWCA bridging program courses, etc.)  Note – Dual Credit and City Schools courses are surveyed.

 

Survey Timelines

85% of course completion.  Survey is open for 14-days

 

Survey Administrator

Mohawk's Institutional Research Department (IR)

 

Survey Anonymity

Results are confidential and anonymous outside of IR.

 

Access to Survey Results

Faculty have access to course survey participation rates while survey is open, until reports are released.

 

Faculty, their Program Manager and Dean have access to summarized survey results + exact wording typed in by students for the open-ended questions

 

Release of Survey Results

Reports are available to faculty and their supervisor(s) after student course grades are released.

 

Questions or Technical Issues E-mail: surveys@mohawkcollege.ca
Survey Questions

CE Hybrid Courses-Student Feedback on Teaching Questions (PDF)

 

CE Fully online / Distance Education Courses-Student Feedback on Teaching Questions (PDF)

 

Apprenticeship Courses (pilot)

Categories Details
Courses Surveyed Academic Area determines which courses are surveyed
Survey Timelines Academic Area determines when to survey
Survey Administrator Academic Area administers the survey in-class using an online form
Survey Anonymity Results are confidential and anonymous
Access to Survey Results Faculty, their Associate Dean and Dean have access to summarized survey results + typed responses by a staff member for the open-ended questions
Release of Survey Results Reports are available to faculty and their supervisor(s) after student grades are released and at the discretion of the Academic Area.