Maximazing student feedback

How StudentPulse and Tilburg University are Improving Course Quality and Wellbeing through Micro-Surveys and AI

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Feedback quality, rate and use

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StudentPulse and Tilburg University are collaborating to improve student feedback and course quality through the use of micro-surveys and artificial intelligence.


StudentPulse is a company that specializes in using micro-surveys to gather feedback from students about their courses. In an upcoming project with Tilburg University, StudentPulse will be using micro-surveys to not only increase course quality, but also to improve student wellbeing. The main goals of this project are to increase response rates, engage teachers, and improve course quality ratings. Unlike previous projects, this one will not use incentives to encourage student participation.


To increase response rates, course coordinators will remind students about the micro-surveys in class and through the canvas. StudentPulse is making the survey short and easy to complete and using a variety of communication channels to reach students. These efforts are expected to result in a significant increase in response rates, from an average of 10% in previous years to over 60% in the upcoming semester.

To engage teachers and improve course quality, StudentPulse will analyze the feedback it has received from students using artificial intelligence (AI) and highlight the responses that are most relevant for improvement. This will help to ensure that teachers are able to easily understand and act on the feedback, leading to a higher level of engagement and a greater willingness to use the feedback to make improvements to their courses. In addition, the micro-surveys will include questions related to student wellbeing, allowing StudentPulse and Tilburg University to gather valuable insights on this important aspect of the student experience.


It is expected that the efforts of StudentPulse and Tilburg University to improve course quality and student well-being through the use of micro-surveys will be successful. In the upcoming semester, the final course evaluation survey is expected to show improvement in course quality ratings compared to previous years. This is likely to be due to the high response rate, which will allow for a more representative sample of student opinions, as well as the engagement of teachers, who will be able to use the feedback to make meaningful changes to their courses. The inclusion of questions related to student well-being will also provide valuable insights that can be used to improve the student experience.


Overall, the upcoming project between StudentPulse and Tilburg University is expected to be successful in improving course quality and student well-being through the use of micro-surveys and AI. By gathering and analyzing student feedback, StudentPulse will be able to increase response rates and engage teachers in a way that leads to improved course quality ratings. This case study will demonstrate the effectiveness of using micro-surveys and AI to gather and use student feedback to improve course quality and student well-being, even without the use of incentives.

“It was such a pleasure working with Tilburg University on this innovative project, it will bring positive changes in student feedback and course quality. Looking forward to the results”

Rune Sønderby

Student Experience Director, StudentPulse