Mid-Course Feedback

Focus on Teaching and Learning Workshop Session:

Getting the Most Out of Mid-Course Feedback

Students are best at voicing what it is like to be a learner in your course. Requesting and responding to student feedback are integral to creating engaging educational experiences. In this 20-minute asynchronous session, Getting the Most Out of Mid-Course Feedback, you’ll learn more about how to gather and use student feedback to make small changes midway to deepen learning through the rest of the semester. The session also highlights Syracuse University’s online course feedback platform, EvaluationKIT, which is a new tool you can use to collect student input in regular session courses (i.e., full semester).

Consult with CTLE staff on how to interpret and respond to the feedback you receive in a private, one-on-one Zoom session.

Contact the IEA course feedback team or visit the IEA website if you have any questions or would like more information about the University’s course feedback framework.

The IEA EvaluationKIT Information for Instructors page includes log in information, a guide, and video on how to create and attach a survey to your courses.

EvaluationKIT Item Banks PDF

Receiving and Responding to Mid-Course Feedback in Answers.syr.edu

Buskist, C., & Hogan, J. (2010). She needs a haircut and a new pair of shoes: Handling those pesky course evaluations. The Journal of Effective Teaching 10 (1), 51-56.

Center for Teaching Excellence, Duquesne University, Benefits, Impact and Process of Early Course Evaluations.

Keutzer, C.  (1993). Midterm evaluation of teaching provides helpful feedback to instructors. Teaching of Psychology 20 (4), 238-240.Marx, R. (2019).

Soliciting and utilizing mid-semester feedback. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching.

McGowen, W.R. & Osgathorpe, R.T. (2011). Student and faculty perceptions of effects of midcourse evaluation. To Improve the Academy 29, 160-172.

Build 3/1-14/2021 Custom surveys can be attached to regular session courses in the two weeks prior to the survey opening date (3/15). Surveys can be created now through 3/14.
Administer Starting 1 p.m. on 3/15
Ending 11:59 p.m. on 3/21/2021
Survey window for students to provide mid-course feedback in EvaluationKIT.
Learn Starting at 12:01 a.m. on 3/22/2021 Instructors access and download results in EvaluationKIT. Results are available to instructors only.

This session is part of the Focus on Teaching and Learning (FOTL) Lunch and Learn Series, a collaborative effort between the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) and Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA). To learn more about upcoming sessions and explore prior presentation materials, visit the FOTL webpage.