How are we using Student Evaluations of Teaching? And what does best practice look like?

CAULLT Grant Series

Friday, 28 June 2024, 12:00 – 1:30 pm AEST
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This project investigated how teaching and learning leaders value and use student evaluation surveys to support quality teaching in their institutions. Using case studies across five regional universities, the project team investigated approaches to optimising student engagement with these surveys, how the results inform teaching quality and what sorts of institutional processes are undertaken to use the data effectively. In this webinar, we will hear about the outcomes of the project and Gail and Sarah will launch the Student Evaluation of Learning and Teaching: Good Practice Guide to support CAULLT member institutions in effective use of these surveys.


Associate Professor Gail Crimmins is the Acting Dean of the School of Business and Creative Industries and Associate Professor in Communication at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Gail is a recipient of an Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  As Co-Chair of UniSCs Athena Swan Implementation Committee and a National SAGE Athena Swan Advisory Committee member, Gail designs programs and advocates for policy to develop leaders’ gender competency and change agency to support the development of more equitable work structures and opportunities within universities.

Dr Sarah Casey is Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator (Communication) at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She leads projects looking at rural women’s experiences living in long-term drought in rural communities. She is the co-author of Media and Society (6th Edition), and Hashtag Feminisms: Australian media feminists, activism, and digital campaigns. Prior to becoming an academic, Sarah worked in education in Japan, in financial services in the UK and Australia and in higher education student success and retention. Sarah is the  Secretary of the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association, the national academic peak body for women’s and gender studies research. Her work has featured in academic publications, national media such as ABC Country Hour, as well as internationally in the Chicago Quarterly Review. In 2022, Sarah’s piece (with Juliet Watson) on Neighbours was included in The Conversation‘s annual yearbook.

Project Team: Assoc Prof Gail Crimmins, Dr Sarah Casey, Dr Melissa Sullivan, USC; Prof Graham Brown, Prof Janelle Wheat and Assoc Prof David Smith, CSU; Dr Carol Quadrelli, USQ, Prof Kate Ames, CQU, Prof Steven Warburton, UNE and Prof Ruth Greenaway, SCU