Midterm Student Evaluations
Midterm Student Evaluation Process, October 6 - 24, 2014
As a service to professors, a CETL representative will visit a class to confidentially assess the course using students' feedback. Consider adding a midterm student evaluation to your syllabus.
Here's how it works: CETL staff will come to your classroom for the last 20 minutes of the day you choose. You leave and we interview your students for answers to three questions:
- What aspects of this class are helping you learn?
- What aspects of this class are not helping you learn?
- We will also ask the students to indicate the amount of out-of-class time they spend on your course.
The students form small groups and respond collaboratively to the questions. CETL collects the responses and then facilitates a class discussion with the students identifying the most important issues they want the professor to address. CETL summarizes the data, schedules a time to meet with the professor, and offers options if change is desired. This is formative data; all the information is passed on to the professor and no information is reported to anyone else (we don't even keep a copy).
The students love the idea that professors are willing to listen to their input and are open to change. They also like it when professors explain why certain procedures are used and why methods will not change.
To request a Midterm Student Evaluation, please follow the survey link and provide the following:
- Course title, number and section (e.g. Pediatrics, NURS 325.001)
- Day(s) class meets and time (e.g. MWF 10-10:50)
- Building and room number (e.g. N 265)
- Number of students in the class
- Date you prefer for the evaluation and at least one alternative
Contact CETL, 836-2385, if you have any questions.