SET stands for Student Evaluation of Teaching. SETs are online surveys, containing 5-point scale and open ended (text response) questions, which evaluate and deliver feedback on topics and teachers.
The primary purpose of Student Evaluation of Teaching is to provide staff with valid and reliable information with which to make informed decisions about improving student learning outcomes.
In accordance with your College agreement SET agreement record, Planning and Analytical Services will generate SETs for all topics.
As a topic coordinator, you are responsible for the SET for your topic(s).
The majority of SETs for 2023 are open 29 May to 7 July (Semester 1) and 16 October to 24 November (Semester 2). Some dates may vary to fit in with teaching times.
1. Example text to FLO latest announcement
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This announcement is to let you all know that you will be invited to evaluate this topic and our teaching!
You will be sent an email to your Flinders account with the web address to the survey or you can click on this link set.flinders.edu.au.
Please take up this invitation.
SETs will open to students on 1 June and close 10 July 2020.
We greatly value student feedback. We incorporate, wherever possible, suggestions and comments that students provide to us.
You will also find the results of the previous SETs on home page of this topic in FLO under Topic links - View past evaluations.
This announcement is to let you all know that you are invited to evaluate [Teacher name]’s teaching!
Logon at set.flinders.edu.au here to provide your feedback.
Please take up this invitation – [Teacher name] values your feedback.
The survey opens on 1 June and closes 10 July 2020.
Be sure to include links to the student SET FAQ page and relevant contact information:
2. Adding a link to SET in FLO Weekly Activities
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Subject: It is really valuable to have student feedback for [Topic]
Dear [Topic] students,
As discussed in last week's class it is really valuable to have student feedback via the Student Evaluation of Teaching survey.
Could you please:
The surveys will be closed on [Insert survey closing date].
Thanks, [Teacher Name]
Ps. Summary results of this SET will be available for you to view in FLO (Click on View past evaluations link) when the survey has closed.
Pps. The primary purpose of the Student Evaluation of Teaching is to provide staff with valid and reliable information with which to make informed decisions about improving student learning outcomes.
Ppps. Complete the online student evaluation of teaching (SET) survey. Because around 10 minutes of your time could win you one of ten $50 gift cards.
More information about SETs
Support: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (08) 8201 3929
Email email@example.com for all questions, queries and one-on-one training via Teams.
Training is available for:
SET surveys are administered online. Students receive a SET student survey invitation and reminder emails which include the web address set.flinders.edu.au to login to SET.
Students can also access surveys in FLO by clicking on the Student Evaluation of Teaching link under Topic links.
Students who are enrolled in the topic on the survey open date will be able to access the survey. It will be important that the topic coordinator or support staff review the survey open and close dates and think carefully about the timing of the survey.
Talk to your students about the SET.
Let them know that the survey is open and they should have recently received an email containing the log on web address set.flinders.edu.au. Let them know that their feedback is important to you and how you use that feedback to improve topic delivery and teaching. Teaching staff are also encouraged to make use of the promoting the SET in class resources.
Providing feedback to students is an important part of the feedback loop. By providing feedback, staff reinforce the importance of the SET feedback to students.
Students can access staff feedback along with aggregated SET results for their topics in FLO by clicking on the View past evaluations link under Topic links.
To provide feedback to students, you can follow the steps below.
You can also download the user guide - Creating student feedback
The topic coordinator as listed in SET can provide feedback to students. This can be provided for topic evaluations using the U: Customisable form. Feedback cannot be provided for F: Flexible forms or teaching evaluations.
Feedback to students can be created once the survey has closed.
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