The PolyU Student Feedback Questionnaire (SFQ) System

  An Interactive Tool for Interpreting Your SFQ Scores  
  [Last modified November 2014]  
     
 

This tool only works with Adobe Flash player version 5 or above. If you have not installed it on your computer, please download it from here.

 

The interactive tool below enables you to compare your SFQ ratings from a particular class of students with the Faculty SFQ Norms for classes with a similar class size so as to identify:

  • your relative strengths in teaching as well as areas where you can further improve, and/or
  • the relative standing of your scores as compared to other classes of similar size within the Faculty.

Procedure

Interpretation

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Enquiries and suggestions


Procedure

1.  Click the appropriate link to select the Faculty and the appropriate class size group corresponding to the enrolment of your class.

2.  Double-click the 'start' button on the document that appears.

3.  Type the year of feedback, your name and the name of the subject for which SFQ data has been collected.

4.  After inputting the mean score of each item for your class, press 'Enter'.

5.  You should be able to see a diagram similar to the one below in which your own SFQ scores (in blue) are plotted against the Faculty mean scores (in red).

 

Print a copy of the report if you want.

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Interpretation

1.  To have a sense of the relative standing of your scores as compared to similar classes in your Faculty, examine the region in which your SFQ scores fall into. The following is a rough diagram for interpreting the scores:

2.  To identify your relative strengths and areas for further improvement in teaching, compare your own SFQ scores with the Faculty Norms:

  1. Items in which your SFQ scores are significantly higher than the Faculty mean scores (i.e., in the High or Medium-High region) represent areas of your relative strengths in teaching,
  2. Items in which your SFQ scores are significantly lower than the Faculty mean scores (i.e., in the Medium-Low or Low region) probably indicate areas where students feel less satisfied and thus, warrant more of your attention and effort to improve.

3.  Always remember that student ratings of this sort are rough indicators only. They are not precise nor absolute measures of a staff member's teaching performance and thus, must be interpreted in context and with great care. A more detailed explanation of the guidelines for interpreting the SFQ can be found in the following links.

  Understanding the nature and limitations of student feedback on teaching
  Interpreting the results from the faculty-based Student Feedback Questionnaire (SFQ)

 

Start the tool

Click the appropriate links below to start the tool:

2000/01 - 2001/02

Faculty
Class size groups
FAST
FB
FCE
FENG
FH
FHSS

 

2002/03 - 2005/06

Faculty
Class size groups
FAST
FB
FCE
FENG
FH
FHSS

 

2006/07 onwards

Faculty
Class size groups
FAST
FB
FCE
FENG
FH
FHSS
SD
SHTM

 

Enquiries and suggestions

If you have any queries or suggestions about the tool or the interpretation of SFQ results, please contact Dr Christine Amatas of the EDC by phone (Ext 6284) or via email <christine.armatas@polyu.edu.hk>.

 

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