While studying in 2020 at the University, many students continued to rise to the challenges and horizons of the current times. In terms of the whole sector, the University of Divinity has maintained student satisfaction to a high level. However, we want to keep hearing your experiences and feedback on your units of study, and let you know the results. The semester 2, 2020 Student Unit Evaluation results were released recently. In the areas students have highlighted, staff are working to increase quality and improve the design and delivery of units of coursework study. These results are continually shared to encourage and thank you for your participation.
Students have made comments which show an appreciation of the importance of active participation in learning, including online, through the Learning Management System, ARK and the Library Hub. Lecturing staff have appreciated the hard work and patience of students in the mixed modes of learning and the resulting experiences.
Thank you, students, for your time and effort in sharing your experience. The University can grow and change because of your input.
The Student Unit Evaluation, Semester 2, 2020
Out of 1041 responses throughout the student body of the University surveyed (up 1.5% compared to responses from Semester 1), the percentages of those that strongly agreed to each of these aspects of their learning were:
|Aspect of learning||Strongly agree||Increase/decrease since the previous semester|
|Developing knowledge||66%||Up 3%|
|Accessing Library Hub and ARK||58%||Up 2%|
|Learning Skills||50%||Up 5%|
|Clear Communication||65%||Up 4%|
|Gaining a Clear Purpose||65%||Up 2%|
|Receiving Helpful and Supportive Feedback||64%||Up 4%|
|Participating Actively Online||60%||Up 7%|
|Encouraged to Participate||64%||Up 1%|
Dr Carolyn Alsen is Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, Academic Programs, University of Divinity. Carolyn has experience in Higher Education management, academic quality and strategic planning, lecturing in biblical studies and linguistics, curriculum design, quality compliance and research in Australian and international Universities. In her role, Carolyn drives improvements to academic quality and student experience at the University.