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Improving university teaching through student feedback – A critical investigation

Roxå, Torgny LU and Mårtensson, Katarina LU (2010) In Student Feedback: The Cornerstone to an Effective Quality Assurance System in Higher Education
Abstract
This chapter describes the use of student evaluations in the Swedish context in general, and in one university faculty in particular. The case study illustrates a systematic, well- organised way to collect and collate data from student evaluations on teaching. The case also includes a systematic process to interpret data, where lecturers, students and programme leaders join together. The crucial features of this system are described, and analysed. One important conclusion is that unless the data collected through student evaluations is interpreted and most importantly acted upon, the whole process of evaluation runs the risk of becoming a meaningless burden to all involved. Following from this, implications for leadership is also discussed.
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Student Feedback: The Cornerstone to an Effective Quality Assurance System in Higher Education
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Nair, Chenicheri Sid and Mertova, Patricie
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Woodhead Publishing Limited
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  author       = {Roxå, Torgny and Mårtensson, Katarina},
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  series       = {Student Feedback: The Cornerstone to an Effective Quality Assurance System in Higher Education},
  title        = {Improving university teaching through student feedback – A critical investigation},
  year         = {2010},
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