Following are a variety of midcourse feedback instruments that can be downloaded and edited to meet your specific needs:
- Knowing how much WPI students value the opportunity to provide mid-course feedback, the Committee on Academic Issues of the Student Government Association has created the following instrument with questions that seemed most relevant from their perspective as students: SGA mid-course feedback questionnaire (DOCX)
- This brief instrument with three open-ended questions solicits both positive feedback and areas for improvement, and also asks students to reflect on their own efforts, reminding them of their responsibility for their own learning: Open-ended questionnaire (DOCX)
- This survey has multiple choice questions addressing important aspects of teaching mechanics, organization, and interaction with students. This instrument could be a good choice for instructors looking for more specific feedback or for those with little ability to make immediate changes in response to open-ended feedback: Nuts and bolts questionnaire (DOCX)
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Brigham Young University Center for Teaching & Learning (2009). Poster presented at the POD Network Conference, Houston, TX, October 29-31, 2009.
Cohen, P. A. (1980). Effectiveness of student-rating feedback for improving college instruction: A meta-analysis of findings. Research in Higher Education, 13, 321-341.
Hayward, P. A. (2002). Developing ourselves through the use of midsemester evaluation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Communication Association (Valdosta, GA, February 15-16, 2002). Retrieved November 17, 2009 from ERIC database.
Marsh, H.W. & Roche, L. (1993). The use of students' evaluations and an individually structured intervention to enhance university teaching effectiveness. American Educational Research Journal, 30(1), 217-251.