Changes to end-of-course student feedback surveys

Based on recommendations endorsed by the UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan Senates, UBC is implementing changes to the questions posed in the Student Experience of Instruction (SEI) surveys (i.e., end-of-course student  feedback  surveys, formerly named Student Evaluation of Teaching).

Starting this term, the SEI surveys will use the same six core questions for both UBC campuses — a reduction for UBC Okanagan from the previous 19 core questions — with revised wording based on feedback obtained from students and faculty through focus groups, student interviews, and pilot-testing.

The new survey questions were approved by the Vancouver Senate Teaching and Learning Committee and the Okanagan Senate Learning and Research Committee in the summer of 2021, and are in effect for courses offered during 2021/22 Winter Session, Term 1 and onward.

To view the updated questions, learn more about the metrics and analysis, and to review what these changes will mean for you, please visit the new Student Experience of Instruction website at

Andrew Szeri
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver

Ananya Mukherjee Reed
Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Okanagan

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