Competent teaching: SAMK has received several top positions in a national student survey
According to graduating Bachelor’s degree students SAMK is the best university of applied sciences in Finland in terms of teaching competence. In addition, Master’s degree students at SAMK are in general very satisfied with their studies. Even they give SAMK the top position in satisfaction among all universities of applied sciences.
Ministry of Culture and Education conducts an AVOP survey on satisfaction among graduating students annually. The inquiry was answered to by 22, 000 graduating students last year. SAMK had altogether 1015 respondents, i.e. 98 % of graduating students answered the questionnaire.
SAMK has either been the best or among the best universities of applied sciences several years in a row, when quality of teaching has been measured. In the inquiry in 2016, bachelor’s degree students placed SAMK as number one in the following: competent teaching, easy cooperation with teachers, no futile courses, no overlapping courses and evaluations correspond to my competence. SAMK was also close to the top positions in general satisfaction with the studies.
Employment for all students is one of SAMK’s focus areas and feedback given by the students has also a positive effect on basic funding. Graduating master’s degree students gave SAMK a top position in general satisfaction with studies. SAMK was also given a top position in providing studies throughout the year and in the use of online study environments.
The survey included 101 questions and 13 question classes which included the content of studies, planning and guidance of studies, teaching, learning environments, support services, feedback and evaluation, internationality/ multiculturalism and language studies, connections with the employment market, employment skills, practical training, Bachelor’s thesis and study satisfaction.