Each semester the IT University conducts a student evaluation of the courses taught at the IT University and the IT University in general.
How and when?
The evaluation is based on dialogue and takes place by means of a web-based questionnaire system. The students are asked to evaluate the course, the teaching and teachers in each course 10 weeks after the courses has started. Also the students are asked to to give a general assessment of the IT University.
The course evaluation is divided into three phases ensuring among other things that teachers examine students' responses, reply to them and possibly make an adjustment of their course. In addition the management of the IT University follows up major issues and concerns that have become visible during the evaluation. After 4-6 months a report is released describing ongoing and planned actions following up on the students' suggestions and comments.
The results of the evaluation - for courses
Students are asked to answer several questions about the quality and level of teaching and teachers' efforts. Teachers have responded to the evaluation as well, and their answers follow directly from the evaluation result on each course. Students' and teachers' evaluation responses concerning courses are available here
The evaluation results are discussed and analyzed in the different study programme groups etc. and form an important part in the ongoing goals about quality improvement.
The results of the evaluation - IT University in general
As a part of the evaluation the students are also asked to indicate whether there are things at the IT University that they would like to improve. Text boxes with unlimited number of characters are available to answer this question.
Students thus have unlimited opportunities to take matters up.
The Study Administration process these comments in detail. They are categorized and analyzed, and the issues most frequently raised will be sent to the IT University's various departments - including, e.g. the IT department, Facilities Management, the Board of Directors and the Study Administration, as well as the Board of Studies and the different study programmes.
A report explaining the initiatives caused by the students' comments is then made public.
The IT University has chosen to let this thorough process work as the way the university carries out the statutory teaching environmental assessments (UVM), as the students comments to a very large extent cover e.g. the physical, psychological and aesthetic working environment.
See the overall response from the IT University's departments and boards of study: