Journal article

The influence of student experiences on post-graduation surveys

Joe Hirschberg, Jenny Lye

ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

This study attempts to establish the extent to which in-class teaching quality instruments can be used to predict post-graduation survey results. It examines the responses for the Good Teaching Scale of the Course Experience Questionnaire administered to 10,433 students who completed their studies at a major Australian tertiary institution from 2003 to 2005 using a unique data-set that matched student records and measures of class characteristics to the individual survey responses. The findings indicate that the overall degree experiences of particular students can be predicted by measures of class differences as measured by teaching quality instruments and the grade distributions of the cla..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd


Funding Acknowledgements

Partial support for this research was provided by grant CG7-384 from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd, an initiative of the Australian Government and a grant from the Teaching and Learning Performance Fund of the University of Melbourne.