Teaching Culture Perception Survey

What is the Institutional Teaching Culture Perception Survey?

The institutional teaching culture perception survey (TCPS) was created in partnership with 9 Canadian universities and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC). It seeks to explore how instructors, staff members and students perceive teaching at their institutions.  The survey consists of questions related to 6 categories:

  • Prioritization and support of teaching.
  • Assessment of teaching.
  • Approaches to teaching.
  • Infrastructure for teaching.
  • Engagement around teaching.
  • Recognition of teaching.

Why does teaching culture matter?

An institution with a strong teaching culture can lead to improved:

  • Student engagement and learning (Cox, McIntosh, Reason, & Terenzini, 2011; Grayson & Grayson, 2003)
  • Instructor and learner experiences (Kezar & Eckel, 2002)
  • Student persistence (Berger & Braxton, 1998)

How do I access the survey?

The survey for 2018 has now closed. If you would like information on the next scheduled teaching culture survey, contact us at cpi@brocku.ca

What if I have questions about the study?

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through a Brock University Research Ethics Committee (17-191). If you have questions for the Committee, contact the Research Ethics Office at 905-688-5550 ext. 3035 or reb@brocku.ca.

For all other questions, or for information about results from the Brock University study, please contact Dr. Jill Grose at jgrose@brocku.ca.

Information about the Institutional Teaching Culture project is available at https://qualityteachingculture.wordpress.com/.


2018 Survey Results

Summary of the Teaching Culture Perception Survey results in chart form.

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