Strengthening evaluations and improving evaluation feedback

Memo, January 2018

Evaluations are too often a monologue, where students give feedback but do not hear back what is done with their feedback. This phenomenon leads to quite low response figures on course evaluations. The result is that the evaluations paint an incomplete picture of the quality of education at the University of Groningen.

By letting teachers give concrete feedback on the evaluation results on Nestor and diversifying the evaluation methods used to create a more complete picture of the whole curriculum, students will more easily notice that their feedback is taken seriously. That does not only benefit the quality of education, but also the willingness of students to take part in the conversation about quality.