But before that…let´s go back to basics… It all matters a good evaluation and feedback method… please don’t run away! I know that you might be thinking that this is waste of time and boring! That is the way I also used to think before. Today I am more than excited about this!
I know all about this too well and it makes me mad every time when I see people struggling with the feedback forms and senseless queries.
This is a simple example of the course feedback! Course feedback is typically made at the end of the course. I would like to ask why. Also the students might like to ask what is it good for them? Why not to ask already at the beginning of the course or after the few lessons. That is the only way to be able to affect also the on-going course members to benefit of the feedback. The results should be public (at least for the group).
In Finland each student will bring about 7000 dollars each year max 4 years The maximum number of students for each year is defined by the goverment We can have more, but we won’t get the money of extra persons. So, you must understand that these are some of the key figures in our University. Without a good success in figures, we would be in trouble. What are the reasons for the students to apply for our school? Where and how did they received the information and made them to choose our University? What are they worried about at the starting phase of the studies reason for the delays of the studies reason for quitting the studies
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We all agree on… that feedback (queries) has an essential role in improving the teaching, learning, arrangements, management, well being and all the other important processes in any ( educational) organisation But….. … do we really succeed well with this task in real life? Feedback / Evaluation processes
1/2001 The common problems of evaluation / feedback processes
lots of work and paper wasted…
the whole process takes too much time…
results are unclear and difficult to make conclusions…
lack of improvements based on the feedback…
goal and purpose of the process / study remains unclear..
Euros Quality Key figures Present state Target Feedback Action plan attractiveness of the course ( the number of students applying for the school / courses) 2,5 3,8 Report –case1 action plan how many students will complete the studies in scheduled time 67 % 85 % Report –case2 action plan How many students will interrupt the studies 25 % 5 % Report –case3 action plan Employment rate 74 % 92 % Report –case4 action plan
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Employee well-being 1. I am valued and trusted 2. Fairness in the workplace 3. Giving and receiving feedback 4. Communication in the workplace 5. Compliance with rules and regulations 6. Development opportunities 7. Communication on difficult topics 8. I support my manager in management 9. My line manager values feedback 10. Use of satisfaction surveys 11.My work produces satisfaction
Hazard and risk assessments Response rate: 73% Statutory hazard and risk assessments To what extent do you see the following items as hazards/risk factors: 1. Effect of the work environment on job satisfaction 2. Threat of violence and substance abuse 3. Cooperation between managers and employees 4. Communication in the workplace 5. Uncertainty regarding job security 6. Ambiguity in work delegation and responsibilities 7. Deficiencies in job orientation 8. Lack of support from manager 9. Lack of valuation of your work 10. Inappropriate treatment in the workplace 11. Substance abuse
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Organisation's self-evaluation Section 4: Information and knowledge management : 1. We monitor the fulfilment and development of our business objectives with appropriate indicators and set target values, in relation to the whole business and to individual processes. 2. We monitor the impact and efficiency of our business processes. 3. We can easily acquire analytical, up-to-date information on our company's performance and its development in relation to our strategic objectives and other points of comparison. 4. Our real-time internal accounting is predictive. 5. Our employees measure, analyse and evaluate the quality of their own work in order to make decisions and improvement measures related to their work in line with the whole company's development measures. 6. Our employees and the company's most important stakeholders receive accurate information as to how the company operates as a whole and in relation to themselves, and how its objectives are fulfilled. 7. We comprehensively manage the measurement data on our company and its functions, and the know-how of our people. 8. In knowledge management we utilise effective, creativity-oriented employer-employee negotiations.
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Pekka Silvén Director Professional Development Services Oulu University of Applied Sciences [email_address] +358 10 27 23195