Student Learning Experience Questionnaire

SLEQ is a University Council approved tool that can be used to gather student feedback about their experiences of teaching and learning both midway through and at the end of the course.

There are many advantages to using SLEQ including:

  • A cascading survey design allowing for college, department, and instructor designed questions
  • Term-adjustable flexibility to handle complex and diverse course structures including questions specific to particular types of courses (labs, seminars, tutorials, etc.)
  • High quality, actionable feedback due to a redesigned and validated set of USask Core questions focused on enhancing teaching and learning as opposed to student satisfaction
  • Mobile access for survey completion
  • Formative mid-course surveys
  • Department/College configuration of course-level survey dates
  • Customizable reporting
  • Historical aggregate reporting showing institutional, college, and department norms as well as trends down to the course/instructor over each term


Student Learning Experience Questionnaire

The mid-course student learning experience questionnaire (optional) contains:

  • 3 validated University-wide close-ended questions
  • Instructor-selected questions for instructor’s use and viewing only as part of formative feedback (optional)
  • 2 University-wide open-ended questions

The mid-course questionnaire results are only viewable by the instructor and is intended to be purely formative.

The end of course student learning experience questionnaire contains:

  • 6 validated University-wide close-ended questions
  • College/School-wide and/or Department-wide questions (optional)
  • Modular question sets (optional)
  • Context specific course/instructor type questions (where applicable; online, experiential learning course, lab instructor, tutorial, etc. – optional)
  • Instructor-selected questions for instructor’s use and viewing only as part of formative feedback (optional)
  • Three University-wide open-ended questions

Mid-course/End-of-course SLEQ
*Please note: Due to licensing agreements, these questions cannot be distributed beyond our institution. As such, access is restricted to those with a valid USask NSID. If you are prompted to log in for PAWS access, please use your NSID credentials.

For questions about implementing SLEQ please see the following FAQ document. 


For further information about implementing SLEQ in your College/Department, for technical issues, or to request other supports, please contact

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Student Learning Experience Questionnaire

A Brief History of the Decision-Making Process

Process for SLEQ

Nancy Turner, Director, Teaching and Learning Enhancement on SLEQ process


The following process has been undertaken, with oversight by the Teaching and Learning Academic Resources Committee (TLARC) of University Council:

Process By TLARC Working Group
Summary Documents
  • Initial looking at policy led to discussion of how to measure, and what is meant by Teaching Quality.
  • Review institutional plans, policies, documents, learning charter
  • Identified changes needed in student evaluations
  • Initial development of Teaching Quality Framework
  • Review of best practices in student evaluation of teaching
  • Development of principles
  • Review of existing tools
  • Invited presentation on campus by eXplorance for their system Blue for faculty, staff and students in May 2017

Literature Review on SET

Principles for
TLARC Working Group

Process for
TLARC Working Group

Comparison of available student evaluation question sets and of systems (can request)

Summary of Validity & Reliability study of the question set (can request)

  • Pilot SETLQ/BLUE
  • Council Approval - See item 12 and Appendix B

Pilot timeline and question structure (can request)

Council Minutes

2018/19 & 2019/20
  • Renaming of SETLQ to SLEQ (Student Learning Experience Questionnaire)
  • Implementation of the data integrity gateway (DIG) tool for department customization/selection of question sets, instructors, and questionnaire open/close dates
  • Staged Implementation of SLEQ (looking to support 10 – 15 new departments per term)
  • Plans in place to phase out SEEQ support by September 2021