Department of Geography and Resource Management (GRM), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Survey of Student Learning Activities

The purpose of this survey is to periodically monitor the various aspects of learning activities of GRM major students, or Urban studies Students. The findings will be used as important references by the Department to continuously enhance teaching and learning quality. The survey is anonymous and will absolutely not be referred to any individual student. The survey is conducted once every academic year and so please respond based on your experiences of the past two semesters in this academic year.

    Survey of Student Learning Activities

    Section A: Background Information

    1) You are currently
    2) Before entering CUHK, what kind of secondary school did you attend? English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI)
    Chinese as the Medium of Instruction (CMI)
    3) Which stream did you study in the secondary school?

    Section B: Studying Habits

    4) Rate the factors influencing your selection of courses:

    Factors Very UnimportantVery Important
    Interest
    Expected good grade
    Benefit for career prospect
    Workload
    Peer influence
    Professor teaching the course
    Tutor(s) of the course
    Teaching format
    Timetabling
    Language of instruction
    I can really learn from the course
    The course is easy
    Others (please specify) :

    5) Rate the following items to describe your studying habits:

    Studying Habits Strongly DisagreeStrongly Agree
    I attend all lectures
    I participate actively in tutorial discussions/debates
    I mainly study lecture notes and Powerpoint materials
    I read most of the required readings
    I read most of the recommended readings
    I search and read additional materials myself
    6) If you missed some lectures, the reasons were:
    7) If you did not read the required readings, the reasons were:
    8) I obtained additional reading materials mainly from:
    9) On average, how many hours did you spend on studying after classes each week? hour(s) /week

    Section C: Student Assignment

    10) Please indicate (a) the number of assignments you have done in this year and (b) the average time you spent on each assignment.

    Type of assignment No. of assignments (a) Average time spent on each assignment(b)
    Essay/Term paper hour(s)
    Presentation hour(s)
    Project report (e.g. lab/practical/fieldwork) hour(s)

    11) Rate your opinions about student assignment:

    Studying Habits Strongly DisagreeStrongly Agree
    There are sufficient and clear guidelines from teachers and tutors
    The assignments are relevant and helpful to my study
    I feel more comfortable in writing in Chinese
    I feel more comfortable in writing in English
    There is a good balance between group projects and individual assignments

    12) For each type of assignment, tick two skills you learnt most effectively.

    Skill
    Laboratory report
    Short essay (<1,000 words)
    Long essay (>1,000 words)
    Takehome exercise
    Field trip report
    Project report

    Section D: Course Assessment

    13) Please indicate (a) the number of assessments you have done in this year and (b) the average time you spent in preparing each assessment.

    Type of assignment No. of assignments (a) Average time spent on each assignment(b)
    Quiz hour(s)
    Mid-term exam hour(s)
    Final exam hour(s)
    Individual presentation/ project hour(s)
    Group presentation/ project hour(s)
    Tutorial hour(s)

    11) Rate your opinions about student assignment:

    Strongly DisagreeStrongly Agree
    The course assessments can effectively reflect the desired learning outcomes of the course
    There are enough feedbacks for the assessments from teachers and tutors

    Section E: Overall Effort and Learning Outcome

    15) Rate the factors influencing your effort put in the courses:

    Factors Very UnimportantVery Important
    Interest
    Expected good grade
    Benefit for career prospect
    Workload
    Peer influence
    Professor teaching the course
    Tutor(s) of the course
    Teaching format
    Timetabling
    Language of instruction
    I can really learn from the course
    The course is easy
    Others (please specify) :

    16) Generally, when I encounter problems in learning, I usually seek help from the following people:

    Factors Strongly DisagreeStrongly Agree
    Professor
    Tutor
    Classmate
    Yourself

    17) Overall, I have made significant improvement in the following skills:

    Learning outcome Strongly DisagreeStrongly Agree
    Analytical skill
    Critical thinking
    Technical skill
    Numeric skill
    IT skill
    Reading skill
    Writing skill
    Presentation skill
    18) What is the biggest difficulty in your study?
    19) What is the most important thing you have learnt?
    20) On the scale of 0-100 (the best), how would you rate your major undergraduate programme?
    21) On the scale of 0-100 (the best), how would you rate the CUHK programmes?