Mid-semester feedback

Keep Students Engaged

Most students have opinions about your class, and will freely share them if asked. This keeps them involved and engaged.

Schedule a mid-semester feedback session with us! We have streamlined the whole process so it takes around 15 minutes, and uses the student's own smartphone or computer.

Course Evaluations Spreadsheet Questions 

Make Course Corrections

With traditional end-of-course evaluations, it is too late to adjust the course to improve the student learning experience for that semester.

Through mid-semester feedback, you have an opportunity to incorporate their ideas and suggestions for improvement. They will see that their feedback leads to an improvement in their own learning experience and thus respond more favorably on end-of-course evaluations.

How Does It Work?

  • Sign up for a feedback session
  • Select your questions
  • We send you a link to the survey
  • Send the link to your students
  • We compile the results and send them to you
  • We can schedule a consultation to discuss the results if you desire

Survey Questions

Mid-semester feedback surveys allows instructors to ask a wide range of questions. For convenience, the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence has compiled a list of Required Questions--those asked of ALL respondents.

In addition, instructors are welcome to pick and choose questions from the lists below when requesting a mid-semester feedback survey. Or they can create completely different questions.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of the surveys, please keep the total number of questions to 15-25. This increases the chances that students will provide meaningful and substantive responses.

The following questions are asked of ALL respondents.

Students will use the following scale to respond to these questions:

Excellent / Good / Satisfactory / Fair / Poor / Not Applicable

  1. Use of class time is 
  2. Communication of subject matter is 
  3. Inclusion of opportunities for student performance is
  4. Response to student questions, comments, opinions is
  5. Concern for student learning is
  6. Evaluation and grading techniqes are
  7. Overall teaching effectiveness is
  8. How appropriate are the technologies used in this class? 
  9. The effect of visual aids / presentation of content on my learning of course content is
  10. Facilitation of student to student interactions, such as large and small group discussions, group problem solving, group projects, and activities (in clss or online) is

The following Written Questions will be asked of your students:

  1. What does your instructor do that helps with your learning?
  2. What could your instructor do to improve your learning?

Instructors will also be asked to choose ONE of the following Required Questions when requesting a mid-semester feedback survey.

  • How would you evaluate this course in helping stimulate interest in and enthusiasm for the subjects discussed?
  • How would you evaluate this course in enabling you to think independently about the subject, even if doing so meant developing differing views from the instructor?

Create questions from those listed below or add your own! Unless otherwise noted, the recommended choices for responses (answers) are: Excellent / Good / Satisfactory / Fair / Poor / Not Applicable

  • Organization of the course is...
  • Explanation of student responsibilities is...
  • Use of instructional technology is...
  • Listening skills are...
  • Speaking skills are...
  • Use of examples, illustrations, analogies is...
  • Feedback on exams, assignments, etc., is...
  • Openness to diverse student views is...
  • Availability outside of class is...
  • Inclusion of diverse perspectives in curriculum is...
  • Assignments are...

Create questions from those listed below or add your own! Unless otherwise noted, the recommended choices for responses (answers) are: Excellent / Good / Satisfactory / Fair / Poor / Not Applicable

  • How would you evaluate this course in helping you learn the material assigned?
  • How would you evaluate this course in integrating the writing assignments with course content?
  • How would you evaluate this course in helping you critically think about the subject matter?
  • How would you evaluate this course in providing valuable, interesting assignments?
  • How would you evaluate this course in helping to improve your writing or presentation skills?
  • For me the pace of the course is...

Create questions from those listed below or add your own! Unless otherwise noted, the recommended choices for responses (answers) are: Strongly Agree / Agree / Neither Agree nor Disagree / Disagree / Strongly Disagree / Not Applicable

  • The content of the reading assignments is appropriate.
  • The length of the reading assignments is appropriate.
  • Discussion in class is helpful. 
  • The assignments pertaining to the reading and discussions are helpful in meeting course goals.
  • The instructor treats students respectfully during our in-class discussions.
  • The instructor is effective at stimulating my thinking.
  • I believe that the material in this course will help me in my other coursework or in my job after the course is finished.

Create questions from those listed below or add your own! Unless otherwise noted, the recommended choices for responses (answers) are: Excellent / Good / Satisfactory / Fair / Poor / Not Applicable

  • Overall use of classroom technology (projectors, computers, etc.) in the course is...
  • The instructor's recovery when technology problems occur is...
  • I would rate the instructor's knowledge of the technology used as...
  • Overall effect of classroom technology on my learning is...

Create questions from those listed below or add your own! Unless otherwise noted, the recommended choices for responses (answers) are: Excellent / Good / Satisfactory / Fair / Poor / Not Applicable

  • Integration of clickers into the course...
  • The use of clickers to move discussions along is...
  • The use of clickers to review material is...
  • The extent to which using clickers in this course has improved my learning of course content is...

Create questions from those listed below or add your own! Unless otherwise noted, the recommended choices for responses (answers) are: Excellent / Good / Satisfactory / Fair / Poor / Not Applicable

  • The use of presentation software (PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote, etc.) is...
  • I would rate the quality of the content of presentations as...
  • I would rate the technical quality (transitions, animations, readability, etc.) of presentations as...

Create questions from those listed below or add your own! Unless otherwise noted, the recommended choices for responses (answers) are: Excellent / Good / Satisfactory / Fair / Poor / Not Applicable

  • The use of audio/visual material is...
  • I would rate the quality of audio/visual materials used in the class as...
  • The effect of audio/visual materials on my learning course content is...

Create questions from those listed below or add your own! Unless otherwise noted, the recommended choices for responses (answers) are: Excellent / Good / Satisfactory / Fair / Poor / Not Applicable

  • Depth and variety of instructor's use of online communication tools such as the discussion board, email, blog, chat, wiki, etc., is...
  • The selection of various media (websites, audio/visual, tutorials, e-portfolios, etc.) use to enrich and illustrate subject matter and support learning is...
  • The accessibility, currency, and organization of the online course site is...
  • The ease of accessing, exchanging, and using different file types (.doc, .pdf, .ppt, etc.) is...