The 2020-21 Academic Experience Surveys are a set of surveys administered across the academic year to students and instructors to better understand their experiences teaching and learning during the 2020-21 academic year. The goal of these surveys is to gather information about and quickly react to improve the academic experience throughout each term.
These surveys ask about access to technology and resources, challenges with instruction and instructional tools, experiences with various instruction modes, concerns covering a range of topics, perceptions of health and safety, belonging and climate, and experiences with course instructors. The surveys are not course specific and each individual receives one survey.
In the Spring 2021 Academic Experience Survey, 19% of instructors responded. The survey results are under review by a small team of faculty, staff and students.
Recommendations are being communicated to the COVID-19 Academic Planning Group, the Academic Deans Council and the Provost’s Cabinet for action and implementation.