Student Feedback Survey
Please let our students know...
The Student Feedback Survey (formerly Instructional Feedback Survey, or IFS) will be conducted from November 9 to 27, 2009.
In 2008, College Council formed a working group to review and recommend changes to the current Instructional Feedback Survey (IFS). One of the decisions made was to change the name of the survey to "Student Feedback Survey" aligning itself to names of similar surveys done by other institutions. The assessment scale was changed from opinion-based to a frequency-based scale; questions have been reworded, simplified and formed into three groups; the number of questions has been reduced from 24 to 22; three open-ended questions have been developed. The changes have the support of the union executive.
The survey will be administered as a pilot project to two academic Schools at the London
Campus (Health Sciences and Building Technology) as well as the Oxford County Campus. All
other students will receive the older survey model. The survey will be distributed on a
course-by-course basis, to be completed during the weeks of November 9 to 27, 2009.
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to complete the Student Feedback Survey. The survey takes about 10 minutes or less, and is completely anonymous. It covers the following three areas: effectiveness of teaching, supporting student success, and caring about student success. The results of the survey are intended to provide constructive information to faculty members and administration, and will be used to ensure education at Fanshawe College is first-rate. This is a good opportunity for students to share their opinions about whether their needs are being met successfully. Any assistance you can provide to motivate students completing the survey would be appreciated.
In order to make the survey more user-friendly, the College will be seeking feedback from the three pilot Schools. After appropriate changes have been made (if any), the revised survey will be used for all Schools beginning in 2010.
Please contact Holly Tunstill at 519-452-4430 ext. 4690 if you have any questions regarding the survey.