Following the open forum on Student Experience of Instruction (SEI) in March we are holding another open forum on Sept. 28, 2021, 12:00-1:30 p.m. During this event we will provide updates about work being done to implement recommendations about SEI endorsed by both UBC Senates in May of 2020, focusing in particular on revisions to the University Module Questions that were endorsed by Senate committees at both UBCO and UBCV in August. These revised questions are being implemented on student end-of-course surveys starting in Winter Term 1, Fall 2021, so this open forum provides a useful opportunity to discuss the rationale behind the changes and answer questions.
As a reminder, at the open forum in March we discussed changes to the end-of-course student surveys, including a change in the name of the surveys from “Student Evaluations of Teaching” to “Student Experience of Instruction.”
At the open forum on September 28 we will begin with updates on implementing the recommended changes to SEI, and we will also open the floor to questions from participants. We invite you to submit questions ahead of the open forum through the registration process.
Updates on Senate-endorsed recommendations regarding SEI
Revisions to UMI Questions
Metrics and reporting on results
Integrative approach to evaluation of teaching
Analysis of text comments
Faculty and unit-level questions: development of an Item bank
We have uploaded a two-page “primer” document that will allow Faculty to review the changes to the Student Experience of Instruction (SEI) surveys, as we begin to roll out the new surveys for the start of the term.