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Now is a great time to schedule mid-semester feedback!

Posted by on Friday, February 5, 2010 in News.

The feedback students provide about your teaching on their end-of-semester course evaluations can be valuable in helping you improve and refine your teaching.  Soliciting mid-semester student feedback has the additional benefit of allowing you to hear your students’ concerns while there is still time in the semester to make appropriate changes.  A Small Group Analysis (SGA) takes this one step further by involving a CFT consultant to help clarify and decipher the sometimes mysterious comments students make on written course evaluations.

“I was able to implement some small changes to my courses that, I think, improved them. I also just found the process really helpful; I felt like my classes became more cohesive as groups and invested in the course after you solicited feedback, which led to a good conversation between me and my students in both classes.”

~An Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Science reflecting on the SGA experience

An SGA is a method of gathering anonymous feedback from students about what is helping them learn and what is not, in a course.  This service is an excellent way to assess students’ response to your teaching mid-semester.  The SGA results will remain completely confidential—only you and the CFT consultant will see them. Visit our website to learn more about an SGA.

To schedule an SGA, call the Center for Teaching at 322-7290.

If you’re interested in gathering feedback from your students on your own, please see our “Gathering Feedback from Students” Teaching Guide.


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