Feedback from students plays an important role in maintaining the quality and standards of a course. Student feedback, whether formative or summative, provide students with an opportunity to voice their opinions on aspects of the course that might work well and those that might need improvement.
Use a Mid-Course Evaluation
The best time to collect this feedback is after the first or second major assessment, but still early enough to allow time to make any necessary adjustments for the remaining weeks in the semester.
Questions should be Specific and Targeted
Students should be answering questions related to specific areas of the course where you might see a need for improvement. Questions should relate to the course materials and assessments if you see that students are struggling in a particular area of the course.
- Service Request Form
- Center for Teaching Excellence Services
- Betsy Barre (Teaching in Higher ED): The Research on Course Evaluations
- Cara Gormally, Mara Evans, and Peggy Brickman: Feedback about Teaching in Higher Ed: Neglected Opportunities to Promote Change
- Academic Advancement Network (Michigan State University): Mid-term Student Feedback