The purpose of mid-semester feedback is to collect formative feedback on your course to explore possible adjustments. Mid-semester feedback is optional. The feedback comes to you only and is not used for administrative review purposes.
Mid-semester feedback is a useful approach for receiving feedback on the course experience at a moment when it is possible to make adjustments. By taking part in mid-semester feedback, educators have a chance to adjust a course based on just-in-time feedback. Mid-semester feedback provides an opportunity to gain insight on the course experience, not specifically on you as the instructor. The feedback instrument focuses on three general questions:
- What would students like to see more of?
- What would students like to see less of?
- What would students like to see done differently?
The mid-semester feedback instrument is to be used with students at any moment in the class, although mid-semester is the most desired moment because students will have had enough experience to provide useful feedback, and you will still have time to make changes to the course, if necessary. The instrument is brief and includes both scaled and open-ended questions.
Mid-semester feedback instruments tend to be generic. In constructing this specific tool for MSU, we have drawn from the work of colleagues at Vanderbilt, Brown, MSU’s Broad College of Business, the College of Arts and Letters, and the College of Natural Sciences. We thank everyone for their prior work.
Request Form – How to Participate
If you are interested in participating, please fill out this Request Form. This information will be used to generate a Qualtrics survey for your specific course that you can share directly with your students.
After submitting the form, you will receive a confirmation email including the survey link that you can send to your students. We recommend that you allow students at least three days to complete the survey. Once complete, data will be sent to you as an excel document within one week of the deadline specified in the request form. In addition to the data, there were will be resources available on how to interpret the data along with options for a conversation with us about the results if you wish.
If you have any questions about this new opportunity, click here to contact Ashley Braman.