Mid-Semester Feedback

Educational research suggests that mid-semester feedback sessions can lead to better instructor evaluations at the end of the semester. Seeking student input shows students that you are engaged and care.

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.

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 allow instructors to ask a wide range of questions. For convenience, the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence has compiled a list of required questions that are asked of all participants.

Instructors are also welcome to add additional questions that related directly your course. 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 on the following scale:

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 are
  5. Concern for student learning is
  6. Evaluation and grading techniques 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 class 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?