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Study seeks instructors to test visualization tools for Student Evaluation of Teaching data

Researchers Phil Graniero and Beverley Hamilton have been developing a suite of Excel-based tools which enable instructors to visualize, contextualize, and annotate their own student evaluation of teaching (SET) data. In the coming months, the research team will be facilitating usability testing and focus group sessions in which instructors will assess the tools’ design, usability, and stability.

Research suggests that SET data can be used for effective inquiry into student perceptions of the learning experience. The tools have been designed to enhance reflection, inquiry, and opportunities for instructors seeking to leverage data for reflective practice. They do not enable individual comparison among instructors.

If you are an instructor at the University of Windsor and you are interested in participating in this study, please contact research assistant Victoria Townsend at victoria.townsend@uwindsor.ca.

The study is supported by the University of Windsor Centred on Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) and has been cleared by the university’s Research Ethics Board.