About Feedback for Teachers (FFT)
The purpose of the Feedback for Teachers service is to encourage staff to reflect on their teaching and to improve it.
Dependent on the nature of the feedback sought, different methods may, or may not, be suitable for achieving this purpose. The ITL Surveys Team is able to assist staff in selecting the feedback strategy best suited to their needs.
The use of the Feedback for Teachers service by staff is entirely voluntary and student feedback gathered using this service is returned only to the staff member or group requesting it. It is up to the staff member involved to decide whether to discuss the feedback with colleagues and what action to take. Academic staff at the ITL are available to discuss the feedback and collaborate in the development of improved teaching strategies if requested.
The ITL does not encourage over-surveying of students. It is recommended that student feedback be collected only with the clear intention of acting upon such feedback. Furthermore, it is recommended that students be informed of actions and improvements arising from the feedback they have provided.
Student opinion is only one source of feedback on the teaching and learning process. Some resources for undertaking peer evaluation and self evaluation are given here. Should you wish to discuss alternative ways of obtaining feedback on your teaching or units of study, from sources other than students, please do not hesitate to contact an academic staff member in the ITL.
Feedback for Teachers is a confidential service for individual teachers. Staff are not permitted to order on behalf of other staff members. e.g. a head of school cannot order a survey for a lecturer; a lecturer cannot order surveys for a tutor working for them. It is the responsibility of individual teachers to order surveys for themselves.
A range of questionnaires
There are a range of FFT questionnaires available for use by teaching staff, depending on your teaching setting. These include questionnaires designed specifically to understand students’ experiences in your lectures, tutorials, labs, clinics, or online.
If you have any feedback or queries regarding the ITL's FFT system, or need assistance placing an order, please contact a member of the ITL Surveys Team.