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Fall 2021 surveys

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Student Experience of Instruction (SEI) surveys are available from November 27 to December 10, 2021, for most classes.

Please visit (CWL required) to access your surveys.

Student Experience of Instruction Open Forum: Sept. 28, 12:00-1:30pm

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.


  1. Opening remarks
  2. Updates on Senate-endorsed recommendations regarding SEI
    1. Revisions to UMI Questions
    2. Metrics and reporting on results
    3. Integrative approach to evaluation of teaching
  3. Next steps
    1. Analysis of text comments
    2. Faculty and unit-level questions: development of an Item bank
    3. Senate policies
  4. Panel for Q&A


Please register for the open forum. If you would like to ask questions for the panel to answer during the forum, please email them to

Zoom registration link:

Thank you,

Dr. Christina Hendricks, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and Chair, Student Experience of Instruction Implementation Committee

Dr. Tanya Forneris, Interim Academic Lead, Centre for Teaching and Learning, and member of the Student Experience of Instruction Implementation Committee

Two-page SEI primer for Faculty

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.

Please visit UBC Student Experience of Instruction (SEI) surveys: Changes in Fall 2021 (For Faculty) to review the document.

Report to UBC Senates posted

A report on progress on the sixteen recommendations endorsed by UBCO and UBCV Senates in May of 2020 was presented to Senate committees on both campuses in April 2021, and to both Senates in May 2021. The report is also posted on the “Resources” page of this site. It contains information about the testing process and timeline for new university module questions, plans for periodic testing of UBC results for bias, and more.

Student Experience of Instruction open forum notes (March 10, 2021)

We have posted the notes from the Student Experience of Instruction open forum held on March 10, 2021. You can view the notes here (PDF)

You can also see the slides from the forum: March 2021 Open Forum slide deck with information about the changes (PDF).

If you have any questions, please contact

Open forum on March 10 2021

We thank everyone who attended the open forum on the upcoming changes to the Student Experience of Instruction, on March 10, 2021.

We will be providing summary notes from the event soon. You can also see the slides from the forum: March 2021 Open Forum slide deck with information about the changes (PDF).

We are planning to hold another open forum in late summer or early fall 2021; please be on the lookout for an announcement about that in the coming months.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at