About the Student Course Experience Questionnaire (SCEQ)
In 1999 the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) began collecting data for The University community on students' perceptions of their teaching and learning experiences. This data is gathered every second year using a survey specifically developed for this task, the "Student Course Experience Questionnaire" (SCEQ). The purpose of the SCEQ is to provide the University community with a basis for strategic, faculty level academic development and curriculum review to further enhance the quality of teaching and student learning.
The survey gathers data on students' perceptions of the quality of teaching and student learning in their degree courses as well as their perceptions of the administration and student support services. The ITL analyses this data and provides a range of reports to staff and students of the university through this web site.
The SCEQ data provides faculties with a useful resource to inform strategic teaching and curriculum developments. Faculty Associate Deans Learning and Teaching coordinate how their faculty responds to the survey. More information on responding to the SCEQ can be found here.
For a description of the SCEQ, its psychometric properties, and its use at the University of Sydney, see:
Ginns, P., Prosser, M., & Barrie, S. (2007). Students’ perceptions of teaching quality in higher education: The perspective of currently enrolled students. Studies in Higher Education, 32, 603-615.
|2011 SCEQ PRIZE DRAW WINNERS (drawn December 2011):|
|1st Prize||Sidney Takac||Health Sciences|
|2nd Prize||Guangyi Jing||Engineering and Information Technologies|
|3rd Prize||Quing Li||Business School|
|4th Prize||Peter Knight Smith||Architecture, Design and Planning|
|5th Prize||Melanie Brierley||Arts and Social Work|
|6th Prize||Lauren Duncan||Education and Social Work|
|7th Prize||Xuan Fang||Business School|