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Friday 12 April 2024
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2017-18 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 (Figure 1).
  • In 2017-18, taught postgraduate students gave the highest rating on Knowledge and Skills developed from their programmes, followed closely by Teacher-Student Relationships, Active Learning and Relevance to Practice.
  • Open-ended comments were visualised in comparison word clouds to highlight the keywords most frequently used by students on “Best Aspects of Programme” and “Suggestions for Programme Improvement” (Figure 2). Taught postgraduate students emphasised best aspects such as “field trips”, “knowledge in the field” and “helpful teachers”.

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 myzhao@hku.hk for support in interpreting and utilising survey data, and Ms. Yvonne Chan at chanyyw@hku.hk for technical support in using ISRS.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the SLEQ-TPG between 2013-14 and 2017-18
Figure 1. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from the SLEQ-TPG between 2013-14 and 2017-18

 
 

Open-ended Comments on Suggestions for Programme Improvement (Red) and Best Aspects of Programme (Blue) in a Comparison Word Cloud
Figure 2. Open-ended Comments on Suggestions for Programme Improvement (Red) and Best Aspects of Programme (Blue) in a Comparison Word Cloud