TIC Self-Evaluation Tool
Is an anonymous, private, confidential self-evaluation tool that allows users to reflect and evaluate upon the level of inclusivity within the delivery of programmes, modules or individual practices. Once completed, users will receive a report offering suggested actions that they can follow to enhance inclusion in their area.
Who should use the self-evaluation tool
This self-evaluation tool has been created for the evaluation of teaching, assessment, and information-sharing processes.
- Teaching self-review
- Module Evaluation
- Programme Evaluation
- Research Programme Evaluation
- Compliance with the Accessible Information Policy
- Library Practice
If you would like to evaluate an administrative area or service please contact the TIC Development Officer for an evaluation template.
The length of time varies depending on the evaluation type you complete and your subject area. Generally it should take between 20 minutes and 45 minutes. You can split the work between your colleagues also by inviting collaborators to complete your evaluation.
You do not have 20-45 minutes free in which to complete an evaluation?
- You can complete an evaluation in one sitting or save it and return to it when you please. You can choose to complete a subsection a day, or even one question per day. It is entirely up to you.
You have opened an evaluation and see that there are a lot of subsections!
- Don't panic! While some evaluation types have up to 15 sections, many subsections are very short - with only two or three questions each. None have more than ten questions. Furthermore, you can skip those subsections that are irrelevant to your discipline.
Some subsections are not relevant to your practices.
- Some subsections (for example, Problem Based Learning, Placements) may relate to teaching practices that you do not employ. Where this occurs, there will be an option to skip the entire section.
Some subsections would be better answered by colleagues.
- You may feel that some subsections would be better answered by colleagues. If you go to the Evaluation Front Page (see figures below) you will find the option to invite collaborators.
You have completed some subsections and would like to get feedback
- If you are unable to fully complete the evaluation you can still get feedback on your work so far by going to the Evaluation Front Page and clicking on the option to get 'interim report' (see figures below). This has all the functionality of the final report apart from the summary table of key suggested actions.
This self-evaluation tool consists of a tick-box questionnaire.
Questions are grouped under a series of headings concerning the design and delivery of teaching, learning, and assessment.
You are asked to respond to questions by ticking the relevant boxes, and based on your answers a report including suggestions, resources, and templates to enhance inclusion will be created.
For each question three possible responses are available:
- Yes: You are confident that you / your programme / your module is engaged in a specific activity.
- Unsure: You are unsure if you / your programme / your module is engaged in a specific action or you feel that you are unqualified to answer with regards to the programme/module as a whole.
- No: You / your programme / your module is not currently engaged in this activity.
A text box is also provided for each question. You may wish to include further details in this section as an aide memoir.
It is recommended that you seek student feedback as part of the evaluation process.
Participants during the pilot process in 2009-10 reported that seeking student feedback was a very beneficial exercise and led to a new understanding of the student's overall academic experience. Staff testimonials and draft questionnaires for student feedback.
Once the questionnaire is completed your answers will be collated into one comprehensive, succinct summary report with suggestions for future action.
This questionnaire is a resource for those wishing to evaluate their curriculum for inclusive practices. It is anonymous, personal, and private, and only those you choose to invite for collaboration, have access to your responses within the tool.
Content of responses cannot be seen by the administrators and are not used for auditing purposes. The tool administrator has access to the e-mail addresses of registered users only, and will not share this list with others without your express permission.