Course Refinements are an opportunity to have a staff member or Student Partner from the MacPherson Institute meet with you to discuss the kind of feedback you’d like to gather from your students. We will then attend one of your regularly scheduled classes when you aren’t present, and collect feedback from students through a survey and a facilitated discussion. We then prepare a report for you on this feedback, and will meet with you again to discuss what you’ve learned. We can then work with you to identify what changes, if any, you want to make to the course while it is still in progress or for the next course offering.
Course Observations see a staff member from the MacPherson Institute meet with you to identify your goals for the observation. For instance, you might be interested in feedback on your presentation style, or your engagement strategies, or your integration of educational technology. We will then attend your class and observe your teaching in action. We’ll meet with you again to share our observations, make suggestions, and discuss with you any ideas for next steps you want to take with your teaching.
If you have other ideas for collecting feedback on your teaching, we are always happy to discuss alternative methods that might work better for you.