myExperience T2 2021 data reports highest ever undergraduate satisfaction with teaching
For a third term in a row—and despite the challenges of the current lockdown—T2 2021 myExperience outcomes show undergraduate satisfaction with teaching is the highest on record since the survey was introduced in Semester 1, 2017.
Over 84,000 responses to the teaching survey and almost 50,000 responses for the course survey were collected in T2. Students also provided over 65,000 qualitative comments on their courses and teaching this term.
86% of undergraduate students rated their teaching positively*. Satisfaction among our local (85%) and international students (89%) was the highest ever reported.
87% of undergraduate students reported that academic staff encouraged student participation and 85% reported that staff provided helpful feedback, the highest since the survey began.
Postgraduate students also report strong satisfaction (89%). 90% of international students and 87% of local students rated teaching positively.
Professor Rorden Wilkinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor Education & Student Experience, said:
“This is good news for UNSW. Our students and staff have experienced unique challenges during a difficult term of lockdown. These results are testament to the quality of our teaching, our commitment to delivering exceptional learning experiences, and the support and engagement we have offered to all of our students.”
52% of UNSW students took the time to complete myExperience, setting a university record for a second term in a row. Five faculties achieved response rates of over 50% with the UNSW Business School achieving 58%! Prof. Wilkinson added,
“Engaging our students in the myExperience process and achieving high response rates are important. Students are more likely to complete the survey if they know the outcomes matter. For student experience surveys to have value, it is vital that staff see the benefit of taking the time to promote them and that students feel their voice is being heard.“
Some faculties have developed materials to explain to students how important their myExperience responses are and what happens to their feedback. See videos from the Faculty of Science and UNSW Business School below.