Annual Capacity Building Session on "Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET)"

December 22nd, 2022: Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) at the Institute of Business Administration Karachi arranged annual capacity building session on Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) for the QECs of Karachi based universities at IBA City Campus on Thursday.

The purpose of this event was to move beyond collecting feedback data. It aimed to share the knowledge with the participants about the analysis and use of data gathered from course & faculty evaluation survey to draw meaningful interpretations & actionable insights.

QEC invited Mr. Faisal Notta – Director QEC at Aga Khan University as the facilitator for the session, and thirty-eight QEC directors & data analysts from universities across Karachi were invited and welcomed to be a part of this insightful event. 

The event started with an introductory remark by Dr Saima Hussain, Director QEC IBA, in which she gave a comprehensive overview of the activities of QEC at IBA with a special emphasis on the course & faculty evaluation survey, she also shared the agenda of the event with participants, welcomed the event facilitator and formally initiated the session. 

During the session, Mr Faisal Notta comprehensively discussed, the significance of the course & faculty evaluation survey, the reasons for the low survey response rate and identified the ways of increasing survey response rate based on evidenced-backed practices and successful experiences. He also explained how to assure that the design of the survey is aligned with the data that intended to be gathered and what should be the value addition QECs have to create from the collected survey data. The key learnings from the session were defining the benchmarks, analysing the trends, and drawing meaningful interpretations and actionable insights for curriculum design and pedagogical practices. 

The session was designed to be an interactive and practice based. The participants were assigned into five teams for the group activity in which they are asked to use sample data to analyse the trends and make effective meanings from the data. The groups were also asked to present their findings. Important findings shared by the participants from the analysed data were benchmark response rate, graphical representation of the responses, programs/courses wise interpretation and identification of the improvement areas. 

The facilitator concluded the activity with note of thanks and participants were asked to fill out feedback survey where they were asked to share their thoughts about the session and learnings. Certificates and were distributed by Dr. Saima Husain to the participants and shield was given to the facilitator.

The event ended by serving the guest and the participants with networking lunch and group picture.