InterPro’s mission is to advance the Wisconsin Idea for the College of Engineering by delivering professional education programs and learning services to individuals and organizations. Student Surveys provide an important opportunity for learners to reflect and provide feedback on their learning. We value this information and use it to continuously improve the learning experience.
6 Strategies to Increase Student Survey Response Rates
1: Discuss the Importance of the Survey.
Express the purpose, importance, and value of learner feedback. If students know that you will read their feedback and seriously consider changes based on their feedback, they will be more likely to complete the survey.
4: Send Personal Reminders.
Reminders from Faculty, Instructors, and Program directors including emails and Canvas Announcements, have been shown to increase survey response rates.
2: Provide Time During Class to Complete the Survey.
Give students time (10-15 minutes) to complete the survey during class. Showing students in multiple ways that their feedback is valued can increase response rates.
5: Provide Incentives.
Provide a small incentive for completing survey. One way to do this could be to set a target response rate for the class – say 90% – and provide everyone a bonus point if the class reaches the target.
3: Include Information About the Survey in the Syllabus or Course Overview.
Provide information about the survey and illustrate how you have used learner feedback to improve the course. Provide specific examples if possible.
6. Monitor & Share Response Rates in Progress.
While the student survey is available, monitor the response rates and communicate the rate to learners.
Student surveys are a valuable tool for students, instructors, and staff to reflect on the learning experience and discover opportunities to improve and innovate for future courses.Learning Design & Technologies
Credit Course Student Surveys
Student surveys for credit courses are available to students and instructors via the UW AEFIS Dashboard. AEFIS is the UW-supported Assessment, Evaluation, Feedback, and Intervention System used for credit programs. While a student survey is active, instructors can monitor the response rates in AEFIS. After the survey ends, the results become available in AEFIS. Survey results are made available one day after the final grades are due for the course.
Credit Course Student Survey Overview
The InterPro end-of-course student survey for credit courses includes four key sections: student ratings, student comments, student self-assessment of course learning outcomes, and optional instructor-added questions.
Student Self-Assessment of Course Learning Outcomes in the Credit Course Student Survey
As part of the survey, students are asked to assess their understanding of the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) before and after taking the course. The AEFIS system pulls the official CLOs directly from the Lumen system.
Instructor-Added Questions in the Credit Course Student Survey
Instructors have the option to add custom survey questions. Instructors add these questions through their personal AEFIS Dashboard.