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Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE)
The AUSSE consists of the Student Engagement Questionnaire (SEQ). A sample of first- and later-year students in participating Australian and New Zealand institutions are invited to complete the survey each year.
Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET)
The system of Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) adopted by Flinders University caters for the mandatory student evaluation of teaching and topics with a series of standard questions based on published educational research (referred to colloquially as standard SETs for Teaching and Topic, respectively). In the SET, students express their degree of agreement or disagreement on a five-point scale with statements about facets of their topic.
Student Finances Survey
In 2000, Flinders University was one of nineteen universities who agreed to participate in a survey of student finances to closely examine the cost pressures being faced by students. In 2006 all (37) of the Australian public universities participated in the survey. The survey is aimed at determining students' income and expenditure and identifying the impact that their financial situation has on their studies.
Student Satisfaction Survey
Open to all onshore students who were enrolled as at mid July were invited to complete the survey. The survey aims to assess satisfaction with various aspects of teaching, supervision and support services. It is conducted triennially and involves three separate online questionnaires (one for students undertaking a higher degree research, one for students studying a coursework course internally, and one for students studying a coursework course externally).
University Experience Survey (UES)
The University Experience Survey (UES) was developed for the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE). It was conducted in 2012 to help both universities and government improve teaching and learning. Focus areas included: skills development, learner engagement, teaching quality, student support and learning resources. A sample of first- and later-year undergraduate students was invited to participate in the survey via email with a link to the online UES questionnaire.
De Enrolling Survey
Students who enrolled for study at Flinders University during start of semester 1, but subsequently withdrew their enrolment by late April were contacted by telephone for the annual De Enrolling Survey. The survey, first conducted in 2009, aims to identify the reasons for students initially enrolling and then leaving. Information on student's intention to return was also gathered.
Non-Returning Students Survey
A survey of students who enrolled in the previous year and who, according to University records, have neither graduated, deferred, nor returned to study. Flinders University is anxious to discover the reasons why students have chosen not to enrol and to use the information to improve academic and administrative support services for students. Conducted triennially.
Australian Graduate Survey (AGS)
Annual survey conducted for Graduate Careers Australia (GCA). New graduates who complete the requirements for their qualifications in the previous calendar year are surveyed regarding their major activities, including full-time study, full or part-time employment, seeking employment, or their unavailability for work or study.
Beyond Graduation Survey
The Beyond Graduation Survey, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia, is a follow-up to the Australian Graduate Survey. It obtains an update on labour market status and some aspects of course experience. The survey also examines career aspirations, perceptions of the relevance of qualifications to employment and the importance of a qualification post-graduation. Findings concerning the activities of Australian resident bachelor degree graduates from Flinders University are compared against national averages.
Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ)
In late April and October each year, Flinders University graduates are invited to respond to the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) that accompanies the Graduate Destination Survey (GDS). In the CEQ, graduates express their degree of agreement or disagreement on a five-point scale with 24 statements about five facets of their courses: the quality of teaching, enhancement of their generic skills, quality of student support, development of graduate qualities and overall level of satisfaction with the course.
Postgraduate Research Experience Questionnaire (PREQ)
Gathers data regarding the experience of research higher degree graduates, a group not adequately covered by the CEQ. The aspects of research experience examined include supervision, the thesis examination process, issues about student goals and expectations, faculty/department ethos and intellectual climate issues, infrastructure issues and skills development issues. No survey was conducted during 2001.
Graduate Employers Survey
A study of employers is conducted every 5 years to capture trend changes in employer perceptions of graduate skills and graduate demand. The purpose of the research is to improve the qualities developed in Flinders University graduates, providing them with skills which are valued by employers.