Montreal, Canada – November 29, 2016 – The University of Divinity has selected Blue as its powerful all-in-one assessment system to manage, automate, and administer teaching surveys.
“The decision to purchase Blue was influenced by the recommendations of other higher education institutions on support and ease of use once it has been implemented,” remarks Jit Li Au, Director of Quality and Standards, University of Divinity. Blue continues to have a strong presence in the Australian higher education market with one out of three universities using the solution to power their teaching and learning survey processes. Blue-powered institutions include RMIT, Charles Darwin University, James Cook University, and 50% of the Group of Eight.
Made up of 10 theological colleges and supported by a wide range of churches and religious order, the University of Divinity will benefit from Blue’s scalability and efficiency. “We hope that over time we will be able to replace our paper based survey and move fully online to reduce cost, time, and resources to produce reports,” Jit Li Au adds. “The reports must be easy for lecturers and Academic Deans to understand and take actions to enhance student experience.” Blue’s integrated platform will allow the institution to fully automate their processes, minimizing the time and resources it takes to run the surveys. Reports will be quickly available, easily accessible, and can be provided in various formats to meet the needs of all decision makers.
“The second stage is to enable lecturers to select more questions from a list of approved questions in addition to the standard questions,” Jit Li Au reveals, commenting on Blue’s thoroughly validated question bank and question personalization function. “We will also consider asking students to evaluate the lecturers teaching the same unit.” Blue’s advanced capabilities will allow students to evaluate individual instructors in team taught and cross-listed courses providing data that is fundamental to the university’s operations.
Founded in 1910, the University of Divinity has colleges based in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney. The University offers various levels of degrees in the subjects of theology, philosophy, and ministry. The University of Divinity was recognized as a Schedule 1 Higher Education Institution by the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training in 2001.