Course Evaluation Institute at the University of Toronto

Full Agenda | At-a-Glance Agenda

September 20th & 21st, 2023
Faculty Club, St. George Campus, University of Toronto
41 Willcocks St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Day One Presentations

Podium Sessions: Improving Institutional Effectiveness

Session 1: Going beyond the Course Evaluation tool: the MD program approach to the evaluation of their courses.

Presenters: Dr. David Rojas, Frazer Howard, MD program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

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Session 2: The Student Learning Experience Survey (SLES): Reimagining and pilot testing a novel approach to course evaluations at McMaster University.

Presenter: Dr. Amanda Kelly Ferguson, McMaster University


Concurrent Podium Sessions

Track 1: EDIA

Session 1: An Analysis of Winter 2022 Student Course Perception (SCP) Survey Responses at the University of Waterloo.

Presenters: Dr. Sonya Buffone, Kathy Becker, Dr. David DeVidi, University of Waterloo

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Track 2: Establishing Reliability and Validity

Session 1: Longitudinal Analyses of Student Feedback to Enhance Faculty Engagement with an Informed Interpretation of the Data.

Presenter: David Greaves, University of Saskatchewan

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Session 2: Testing and Visualizing the Dimensionality of Rating Scale Data. Presenter: Kenneth Tsang, Villanova University

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Track 3: Leveraging Technology

Session 1:How UC Berkeley Created a Custom Web App for Managing Course Evaluations Data.

Presenter: Becca Long, University of California, Berkeley

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Session 2: Course Evaluation Middleware: Bringing Efficiency to CE Workflows. Presenter: Paul Steacy, CTSI, University of Toronto

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Featured Podium Session No.1: Establishing Reliability and Validity

Taking a Scholarly Approach to Transform Student Feedback on Teaching.

Presenters: Dr. Stephanie McKeown, Dr. Abdel Azim Zumrawi, Alison Wong & Dr. Brad Wuetherick, University of British Columbia

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Panel Discussion No.1: A Multi-Institution Discussion on Course Evaluations in the Framework of EDIA (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility)

Moderator: Dr. Jasjit Sangha, Faculty Liaison Coordinator, Anti-Racist Pedagogies, CTSI, University of Toronto Panelists: Dr. Yasmine Djerbal, Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University; David Greaves, Teaching and Learning Enhancement Specialist, University of Saskatchewan; Dr. Stephanie McKeown, Chief Institutional Research Officer, University of British Columbia; Dr. Kosha Bramesfeld, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


Panel Discussion No.2: Defining Teaching Effectiveness for Course Evaluations and Other Methods of Teaching Assessment

Moderator: Christie Barron, CTSI, University of Toronto. Panelists: Dr. Sonya Buffone; Kathy Becker; Dr. David DeVidi, University of Waterloo


Explorance Presentation: Amplifying the Voice of the Student with AI

Presenter: Samer Saab, Founder and CEO of Explorance

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Day Two Presentations

Podium Sessions: Qualitative Analysis

Session 1: A Qualitative Analysis of Open-Ended Comments in Student Course Perception Surveys: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Presenters: Dr. Sonya Buffone & Kathy Becker, University of Waterloo

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Session 2: Leveraging data science to analyze and interpret qualitative data from student evaluations of teaching. Presenters: Kevin Hong, Dr. Caroline Junkins, Dr. Pratheepa Jeganathan, Dr. Sharonna Greenberg & Dr. Amanda Kelly Ferguson, McMaster University

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Session 3: Mapping course sentiments to instructional elements to gain a nuanced understanding of student feedback. Presenter: Arman Edalatmand, McMaster University

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Workshop No. 1: Leverage Design Thinking Methods to Up Your Game in Visualizing Course Evaluation Data

Presenters: Dr. Yuxin Tu & Dr. Alan Fleck, CTSI, University of Toronto

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Featured Podium Session No.2 More Than ‘Just Another Dashboard’

Presenter: Dean Langan, Sheridan College


Workshop No.2: Making Sense of Student Feedback: Metrics for a more Meaningful Interrogation of SEI Data

Presenters: Dr. Abdel Azim Zumrawi, Alison Wong, Tizitash Mohammed, & Dr. Stephanie McKeown, University of British Columbia

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Featured Podium No.3: Highlighting the Student Voice: Co-developing & Piloting Research Protocols to Explore Student Perspectives and Experiences with Course Evaluations

Presenters: Dr. Cora McCloy, Selina Mae Quibrantar, Michele Hutrya, & Jasmine Pham, CTSI, University of Toronto

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