Bookings are open for this year’s HEA Surveys for Enhancement Conference which takes place on 4 June at The Rep Theatre in Birmingham.
The conference is for everyone interested in how feedback from students can inform improvements to experience, engagement and the quality of learning and teaching. This might include senior staff with strategic responsibility for learning & teaching, educational developers and researchers, quality enhancement professionals, survey and data officers, and student representatives.
The keynote speakers are Professor Janet Beer: Vice Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University, and Chair of the Higher Education Public Information Steering Group and the National Student Survey and Unistats Review Steering Group, and Dr. Camille Kandiko Howson, Research Fellow, King's Learning Institute at King's College London, who specialises in student engagement and student surveys, including the National Survey of Student Engagement.
The programme will be announced shortly. Themes this year include:
Evaluating modules – for example, the benefits and challenges of using standard module evaluations, benchmarking module performance and using feedback supportively.
Drilling down – for example, undertaking further analysis and data exploration, analysing qualitative data, and trying to find out what the survey doesn’t tell you.
Innovative approaches – for example, using alternative types of survey instrument and triangulating information from different surveys
Embedding in enhancement – for example, how are surveys best used as part of both formal and informal quality enhancement processes?