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 or if you request we can send the link to your student for you using a Canvas announcement - it's your choice
  • 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

Mid-Semester Feedback Schedule

All MSF data has now been sent out. If you are missing any data, have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact CAFE,  cafe@mst.edu

Please note this semester’s survey timeline.

  1. We will be accepting requests for mid-semester feedback surveys from weeks 4-6 (February 5 – February 22). All survey requests should be submitted by Thursday, February 22nd. REQUESTS FOR MSF, SP24 ARE NOW CLOSED.
  2. The surveys will be open to students during weeks 7-8 (February 27 – March 8).
  3. We will be processing the survey results and returning them to you during weeks 9 & 10 (March 11 – March 22)

REQUESTS FOR MSF, SP24 ARE NOW CLOSED. If you have any questions about Mid-Semester Feedback, please contact cafe@mst.edu.

All MSF data has now been sent out. If you are missing any data, have any questions, or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact CAFE,  cafe@mst.edu

Statistics from Mid-Semester Feedback Surveys Spring 2024

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 relate directly to their course. To maximize the effectiveness of the surveys, please keep the total number of questions to 20-25. This increases the chances that students will provide meaningful and substantive responses.


The following questions are asked of all respondents on the following scale:

Consistently / Often / Sometimes / Rarely / Never / Not Applicable

"Please rate your instructor on the frequency that they exhibit these qualities and behaviors:"

  1. Knowledgeable About Subject Matter (for example, appropriately answers students’ questions; provides value beyond required texts)
  2. Establishes Learning Objectives (for example, prepares/follows the syllabus; has clear learning objectives)
  3. Uses Relevant Assessments (for example, assignments/tests target key learning objectives)
  4. Provides Constructive Feedback (for example, provides useful, timely feedback on returned work)
  5. Accessible (for example, posts/attends office hours, gives contact information, responds in a reasonable amount of time)
  6. Attentive to Student Learning (for example, asks questions to check student understanding; reinforce information when necessary)
  7. Engaging and Interesting (for example, uses relevant examples; supports and enhances lectures with educational tools and/or technology)
  8. Receptive to Feedback (for example, requests course feedback from students; responds to student suggestions)
  9. Respectful (for example, is considerate and polite, encourages students, promotes an inclusive environment)


The following questions are asked of all respondents on the following scale:

Strongly Agree / Somewhat Agree / Neither Agree nor Disagree / Somewhat Disagree / Strongly Disagree / Not Applicable

  1. The instructor is an effective teacher.
  2. I will tell other students that the instructor is effective in communicating the content of the course.
  3. I will tell other students that the instructor describes and consistently follows course and grading policies.
  4. I will tell other students that the instructor is prepared for class.
  5. I will recommend this instructor to other students.


The following written questions will be asked of your students:

  1. With regards to teaching, what are the strengths of the instructor?
  2. What suggestions do you have for improving the quality of instruction?