Student Feedback & Teaching Evaluation Initiative

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 14:30

One of the Maynooth University initiatives under the HEA and National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education joint funding call of Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funding (SATLE) in Higher Education 2019 is the Student Feedback and Teaching Evaluation Initiative. This literature review was produced as part of that initiative. The review will help to ensure that Maynooth University student feedback approaches are informed by the latest scholarship.
The review is structured around several themes that are central to the work of the initiative partners and the wider University. These include:

  • encouraging as many students as possible to provide feedback on teaching and learning
  • promoting inclusion, diversity, and student partnership
  • exploring the impact of discipline and class environment on student feedback
  • assessing the value of technology in the gathering of feedback
  • considering how feedback on online and blended learning is best achieved
  • seeking feedback on feedback process – asking what students and staff think of attempts to gather feedback on teaching and learning from students
  • ‘closing the feedback loop’ - ensuring that feedback from students is meaningfully responded to

The review focuses on student feedback; a companion piece on teaching evaluation will also be produced as part of the initiative outputs. We hope that these will prove useful for colleagues working on related themes within Maynooth University and beyond.  
An executive summary providing a succinct outline of the literature review’s main findings is available here  MU Feedback & Teaching Evaluation Executive Summary and the full literature review document is available here  MU Feedback & Teaching Evaluation Literature Review