Collecting Midterm Student Feedback

Seminar Description

Participants will be introduced to various techniques and strategies to collect student feedback on their own teaching approaches and practices.  As part of the three-part seminar, participants will collect student feedback in their current courses with the aim to make small tweaks and enhancements to their teaching to enhance student learning and engagement.

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Upcoming Dates

Offering #1

1: Fri, Oct 12, 2018; 1:30 – 3:30 pm
2: Fri, Oct 19, 2018; 1:30 – 3:30 pm
3: Fri, Nov 16, 2018 1:30 – 2:30 pm


Offering #2

1: Tues, Feb 5, 2019; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
2: Tues, Feb 12, 2019; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
3: Tues, Mar 5, 2019; 10:30 – 11:30 am

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  1. Consider various collection techniques for collecting mid-term student feedback;
  2. Develop a strategy to collect midterm student feedback for implementation in your course context;
  3. Implement a selected feedback collection technique in your course;
  4. Reflect on student feedback with the support of MacPherson staff and instructor peers;

Address student feedback with small changes to your course and/or teaching, and reflect on its impact.

Resources

Vanderbilt University’s Gathering Feedback from Students (Online Guide)

A teaching guide created by the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University that includes strategies such as in-class feedback forms, online surveys, and small group analysis.

https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/student-feedback/#inclass

University of Saskatchewan’s Assessing and Evaluating Your Teaching Practice (Online Resources)

From the Teaching and Learning resources at the University of Saskatchewan, this guide highlights ways to assess your teaching, including standardized questionnaires with various supplemental question suggestions.

https://teaching.usask.ca/classes/course-evaluations.php

Forward with FLEXibility’s Gathering and Implementing Learner Feedback (eBook Chapter)

A chapter from the Forward with FLEXibility guidebook developed at McMaster University that discusses common oversights with end-of-course feedback forms and offers more comprehensive feedback strategies to use while your class is ongoing.

https://flexforward.pressbooks.com/chapter/encouraging-student-feedback/