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Institutional Surveys

Institutional Surveys of Student Learning Experiences

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HKU conducts institutional surveys on students’ learning experiences for undergraduates and taught postgraduates on a regular basis to yield information for analysis and renewal of curriculum and pedagogy. These analyses help ensure and enhance the quality of students’ learning experiences.

The survey findings are analyzed and fed back to individual Faculties or programmes. Discussions are held with Deans, Associate Deans, Programme Directors and relevant staff members to address issues arising from the findings for the purpose of curriculum and pedagogy monitoring and renewal. In future surveys students will become more actively involved as they have an integral part to play in jointly constructing the curriculum and the learning.

UndergraduatesPostgraduatesGraduates and EmployersOther Student Learning Experience Surveys
Each year, all first and final year undergraduate students are invited to complete the HKU Student Learning Experience Questionnaire (HKUSLEQ). The aim of this survey is to collect data about undergraduate students’ perceptions on the achievement of their educational aims and their learning experience at HKU, with a focus on their experience of the degree curriculum as a whole. In response to Faculties’ request, the HKUSLEQ (Second Year) was introduced in April 2014 for administration to second year students under the new 4-year curriculum.

At the postgraduate level, the HKU Taught Postgraduate Experience Questionnaire (TPgLEQ) seeks student perceptions of the curriculum and the learning outcomes resulting from the programme, containing questions that are specific for the taught-postgraduate curricula to cater for the characteristics of taught postgraduate programmes. The collected data are used to provide feedback to enhance the programme quality.
Once every two years, HKU conducts a survey with graduates to understand their experiences during their full-time study of the Bachelor’s degree at HKU. Two different cohorts are invited in each round and the survey findings will be used to inform the University’s curriculum renewal. Surveys are also conducted with HKU graduates’ employers to understand their overall impression on HKU graduates.
Other HKU institutional surveys of student learning experiences cover specific areas including international education, experiential learning, service learning and volunteer work. These are conducted when necessary.
In the past, HKU conducted a survey to gather information about HKU entrants’ learning experiences at secondary school and their expectations about the learning that they will experience at HKU. The survey findings helped ensure that we provided a learning environment that would help students realize their intellectual potential.

Institutional Survey Reports System

The Institutional Survey Reports System was launched on January 17, 2011 to serve as the online platform for Faculties to retrieve institutional survey results from the HKU Student Learning Experience Questionnaire (HKUSLEQ), the HKU Taught Postgraduate Experience Questionnaire (TPgLEQ) and other institutional surveys on students’ learning experiences. This System will enable Faculties to retrieve survey results and generate reports at curriculum and programme levels. Standard report templates are also available for downloading results for the scales and the individual items.

The System can be accessed by academic staff and those administrative staff who have been granted access rights. Please follow the path below.

HKU Portal > My Page > Self Service > Teaching & Learning > Institutional Survey Reports

Faculties are welcome to contact Dr. Maggie Zhao at myzhao@hku.hk for support in interpreting and utilizing survey data, Ms. Yvonne Chan at chanyyw@hku.hk for technical support in using the System, and surveytl@hku.hk or 3917-4787 for general enquiries.