Why Mid-Course Feedback?
- In contrast to end-of-course evaluations, the feedback can be used to make changes during the current course
- Students report feeling empowered to help craft their educational experience;
- Questions can be tailored to highlight the specific characteristics of the course, rather than global measures of teaching effectiveness from the end-of-course evaluation;
- The instructor can solicit formative feedback that does not have to be shared with the university administration
Strategies to Consider
Stop, Start, Continue
- (watch video to the right)
- Provide students with index cards and have them provide feedback on something specific. The index card becomes their “exit” ticket that you can collect as they exit class.
- Using an online survey (such as Qualtrics), similar questions can be asked as described in the Stop, Start, Continue video. Or you can craft different questions.
What Do You Do With the Feedback?
Research has indicated that instructors who collect mid-course feedback, analyze it, discuss it with their students, and then made changes, if appropriate, saw the most improvement in their ratings. Your CTAL colleagues are happy to review mid-course feedback and work with you to determine what changes, if any, should be made.