Hans van den Berg, 2 September 2015
1. WHAT IS THE SEQ?
SEQ was introduced for the full roll-out of TOM, in 2013-2014. It is special, because it is a standard questionnaire for all of our bachelor’s programmes. SEQ surveys the module level.
In addition to SEQ, module teams need to do additional evaluations to obtain an adequate view on the quality of what’s inside the module, and how to improve this. Guidance is provided for this by the QA Platform (UTpK in Dutch).
Generally speaking, the principle of SEQ is to be able to evaluate whether TOM’s implementation is successful.
2. HOW DID SEQ EVOLVE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS?
After the introduction of TOM, in 2013-2014, two revisions were made. The first, for 2014-2015, consisted of minor changes. The second, for 2015-2016, is a major revision.
In the second revision, the option for module teams to select an additional block of specific survey items was introduced. This allows some tailoring of SEQ by module teams. Furthermore, care was taken to maintain a significant level of comparability with the previous two versions of SEQ. This is important for historical comparisons.
If you need to know what the details are, please let us know: Hans van den Berg or Renilde van Seters.
3. WHAT, CURRENTLY, ARE THE ITEMS?
The SEQ for 2015-2016 has 18 items on a quantitative scale, and 2 open answer items. In 2016-2017 two general items were added.
These are grouped into 7 groups: (1) general; (2) module; (3) learning; (4) project; (5) assessment; (6) study time demands; (7) appreciation. This excludes the elective blocks. You can find a read-only file of the SEQ here.
4. CENTRAL COORDINATION OF SEQ
In the first two TOM years, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, central coordination was done by Jan van Diepen of BS/BMS, on a pilot basis. As of 2015-2016, CELT takes this over, using an Evasys system. Irene Steens is the coordinator. Irene will coordinate both the distributive execution of the surveys, and the reporting. And CELT will also continue supporting educational evaluation of educational units other than modules.
5. SPECIAL ASPECTS
There are several special aspects connected to SEQ. These include the following:
a. For special analyses, like historical comparisons, MISUT is required
b. For specific modules, like M12, there is a different SEQ
c. Standard SEQ reporting to date is straightforward and simple. The SEQ data may have additional use when analyzed in more detail. Hans has done a few of these analyses.