2. Individuals are not identified in any of the survey reports that are made available to faculties for the purposes of addressing areas of concern signalled by students.
To ensure confidentiality and anonymity, the results are not reported for any paper, programme or specific population subgroup where fewer than five students could have given feedback. However, these responses are included in the aggregate results (e.g. Department, Faculty, or University level summaries), so every voice counts.
3. In high level reports, your written comments are analysed using text analytics software or are manually summarised by staff from the Academic Quality office. Each of these methods group comments into themes (e.g. Positive comments about the library resources) where identification of individuals is not possible. From time to time, specific comments that illustrate a relevant theme may also be presented in these reports. Specific comments can only be used if they do not contain identifying information (e.g. “The library has great access to online journal articles” would be fine to use).
Surveys@AUT sends you an email invitation for each survey and will send you reminders if you have not yet completed one of your surveys. When we asked students, some agreed they appreciated the reminders, others felt overwhelmed. These reminders are not meant to annoy you, but we need your feedback to better support you. Every single survey completion increases the power of the student voice. We don't want you to miss out on this opportunity! Please complete all your surveys on Blackboard or Student Digital Workspace and you will no longer hear from us... until the next round!
AUT endeavours to provide a supportive environment for staff and students. This includes the content of digital communications. In cases where the Academic Quality Office are made aware of comments suggesting there could be a threat to the safety of students, staff, or the public, appropriate staff or authorities may be notified and/or receive a confidential copy of the survey form and relevant information. This is in line with the duty of care that AUT holds for their students and staff. Please also note that, under the Harmful Digital Communications act it is an offence to post a digital communication that is intended to cause harm to a victim, would cause harm to an ordinary reasonable person in the position of the victim, and/or does cause harm to the victim.
If you have any other questions about student surveys conducted at AUT, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org