LTSE Evaluation & Feedback YourJCU Subject and Teaching Survey

YourJCU Subject and Teaching Survey

JCU students should refer to the YourJCU Subject and Teaching Survey information in the Students website.

Information for JCU Staff

Students are at the heart of our University. As part of JCU's commitment to improving the quality of subjects and teaching, we regularly seek feedback from students on their student learning and teaching experience.

The YourJCU Subject and Teaching Survey is an online survey instrument used by students to provide feedback on subjects and teachers. Based in LearnJCU, the survey can be accessed by students directly, by logging into LearnJCU, or by a personalised link distributed by email.

The survey is easy to use, secure, centralised, and provides an avenue for students to share confidential feedback on subjects and teaching quality. It also provides staff and supervisors with reporting options to assist fast and effective review, reflection and revision of learning and teaching materials and methodologies, in line with professional development, discipline standards and institutional strategic goals.

YourJCU Subject Surveys are automatically conducted for every undergraduate and postgraduate coursework offerings. YourJCU Teaching Surveys are optional. Prior to student surveys going live, Subject Coordinators have the ability to opt teaching staff in for a teaching survey for any undergraduate or postgraduate coursework offering that they teach in to*. (The opt in process is outlined in the Survey Handbook, available below)
The opt-in process is described in the Quick Guides available below.

*The data surrounding the relationship between a Subject Coordinator, Lecturer and a Subject originate in the TRDB (Teaching Roles Data Base) and the responsibility of ensuring this data is correct lays with the Colleges/areas of the university, not the Teaching Evaluation team. Please contact the TRDB Administrator in your College/area if you require data in the TRDB to be updated.

review cycle

The evaluation and review cycle

YourJCU Survey Handbook

The YourJCU Survey Handbook (pdf) contains important information and instructions on the following;

  • YourJCU Survey Calendar
  • OPTing IN - For Subject Coordinators
  • OPTing IN - For Lecturers
  • Monitoring Response Rates
  • Question Personalisation
  • YourJCU Survey Results and Distribution
  • What should I tell my students?
  • How can students provide their feedback?
    • Students working in Original
    • Students working in Ultra

How do Students complete the survey?

When a YourJCU Subject and Teaching Survey opens, students will receive an email containing a personalised link that will take them directly to the survey.

If, for some reason, students fail to see or receive the email containing their survey link, the survey can be accessed through LearnJCU.

This presentation is a great tool to promote the survey to your Students.
In addition to providing examples about how Students can provide useable feedback, it also demonstrates how the survey can be accessed and completed through LearnJCU. Instructions are provided for students working Original and Ultra.

If you would like a copy of the presentation provided in PowerPoint format, please email teachingevaluation@jcu.edu.au

As students received a personalised link, it is not possible for an academic to make a link to the survey available on the content page of their their LearnJCU site.

Access survey reports

Access reports for your subjects via LearnJCU.

To view reports from previous years go to Tools and select YourJCU Subject Reports
IMPORTANT - to view your historical reports, you will need to click on Filter and select ALL for both Category and Display.

Historical national and institutional reports are also available (JCU staff access only).

Please Note: access to survey reports, past and present, are dependent on the relationship between an Academic team member and a subject within the TRDB (Teaching Roles Data Base) at the time of survey data preparation. This data is unable to be updated or adjusted after it has been prepared and loaded into our survey platform.
Any requests for reports or data outside of what you have access to in LearnJCU will need to be made to your ADLT (Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching). Your ADLT is best placed to determine your requirement to view the requested data and can provide you with the reports.

Staff guidelines, data distribution list and resources

Survey contacts

If you have any questions, feedback or concerns, please contact: teachingevaluation@jcu.edu.au