Gathering Early Semester Student Feedback






Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Location: ND Room, 202 LaFortune Student Center
Presenter(s): Kevin Barry, Assistant Director of the Kaneb Center


Description: Research indicates that ongoing formative feedback from students and colleagues is the best way to improve teaching (National Research Council, 2003). Early semester feedback offers an opportunity to collect detailed information from students about how well your course is working.   During this workshop participants will discuss the value of early semester feedback and review sample feedback forms.  Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm possible questions and begin crafting their own feedback forms.

We will help you administer an early-semester student feedback survey using Qualtrics. For details visit  Gathering Student Feedback.
Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • state reasons for incorporating early semester feedback into your course design and plan.
  • describe at least one option for administering an early semester feedback form.
  • create a form that you could use to gather feedback from your students.
What to Bring:  
In the Library: Classroom assessment techniques: a handbook for college teachers. Angelo & Cross
[Kaneb Center LB 2822.75 .A54 1993]
Learning from Students: Early Term Student Feedback in Higher Education.Rando, William C.
[Kaneb Center LB 2331 .R36 1994]
Online Resources:
 Certificates: Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoc certificates:

The title was updated in Spring 2013 to reflect current literature and practices.

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