Any university survey in the world would reveal that people would be willing to spend for top-quality education. For schools to know what would it take for them to provide the best curricula, instructors, facilities and other necessary aspects of their whole education experience, they need to research not just about the advancements in the academe, but also what are the students perceived needs, wants and goals. Various types of researches and questionnaires are conducted to determine these essentials.
An evaluation about the campus is one of the most basic questionnaires you would want answered about your school. The aim usually is to find out what your students are experiencing regarding student support services and mostly tangible aspects in the school premises, such as transportation, housing, health care and food, among others. You might also want to ask about the school paper and student groups. It normally ends with questions asking your students’ opinions about how to improve the quality of students’ life on campus.
An education survey is done to determine mainly if your offered courses are relevant, if the content of the courses is what the students expected, and if the instructors of the courses were effective in delivering the course objectives. You could also ask if the reading and other course materials, projects and exams were reasonable and significant.
Instructor-related questions may also be included here. You should find out if the instructor was fair in treating students, demonstrated knowledge and ability about the subject, always came prepared for class, and helped stimulate students’ interest in the course. You might also want to ask if the instructor used teaching aids and technology effectively.
A faculty review is an administrative audit generally to improve the efficiency of the faculty members, eliminate redundancy and bureaucracy, and help everyone in the faculty to be more effective in his tasks. It usually looks closely at the major elements that affect teaching, such as learning objectives, curriculum and co-curriculum, teaching methods, student learning assessment and quality control. Have you clearly defined what you want students, who finish your program, to know and be able to achieve? Do you collaborate as a team in developing and implementing assessment of program learning objectives? Do we point out best practices in teaching and utilize them to improve our teaching?
Education survey, faculty review and campus evaluation are just some of the types of effective surveys to know if your school is providing effective programs and satisfying students. People invest in education and it is just right that schools offer excellent quality education, facilities, instructors and environment.