2016-17 SLEQ-TPG KEY FINDINGS
HKU conducts institutional surveys on students’ learning experiences for taught postgraduates (SLEQ-TPG) on an annual basis for teaching and learning quality assurance and continuous improvement. All final year taught postgraduate students were invited to participate in the SLEQ-TPG.
Highlights of Findings
- Overall performance on Achievement of Educational Aims, Teaching and Learning Environment, and Overall Satisfaction remained steady over the years, ranging from 3.87 to 4.04 in 2016-17 (Figure 1).
- In 2016-17, taught postgraduate students gave the highest rating on Knowledge and Skills developed from their programmes, followed by Active Learning, Relevance to Practice and Teacher-Student Relationships.
- Open-ended comments were visualised in comparison word clouds to highlight the keywords most frequently used by students on “Best Aspect(s) of Programme” and “Suggestion(s) for Programme Improvement” (Figure 2).
Detailed results at the institutional, Faculty and curriculum levels are available at the online Institutional Survey Reports System (ISRS), which enables Faculties to generate survey reports at various levels and make comparisons across years. All academic staff and administrative staff with access rights can directly access the System after logging on to the HKU Portal account (HKU Portal > Self Service > Teaching and Learning > Institutional Survey Reports > View Reports). Detailed instructions on using the System are available in the User Manual, downloadable here.
Faculties are welcome to contact Dr. Maggie Zhao at email@example.com for support in interpreting and utilising survey data, and Ms. Yvonne Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org for technical support in using ISRS.
Figure 1. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the SLEQ-TPG between 2012-13 and 2016-17
Figure 2. Open-ended Comments on Suggestions for Programme Improvement (Red) and Best Aspect of Programme (Blue) in Comparison Word Clouds