CTLM’s Mid-Semester Feedback invites faculty to receive anonymous, aggregate feedback from current students in their courses. Participation in this program is on a first-come, first-serve voluntary basis, and instructors can choose to invite either faculty and student pedagogical consultants to gather and deliver their feedback.
This unique approach to feedback gives students a voice in shaping their education, brings faculty and students together, and allows faculty to respond to student needs in real time. Moreover, the consultation process brings instructors together for mutual inspiration, discussion, and troubleshooting challenges.
Here’s how the process works:
- The instructor requests a mid-semester feedback session and is paired with a pedagogical consultant.
- The instructor and pedagogical consultant meet to go over goals for the feedback session, such as which questions to ask students. In this planning meeting, the instructor may also discuss the general course objectives and what challenges they’ve encountered. This information helps the pedagogical consultant shape the feedback session and aggregate advice.
- The pedagogical consultant visits the classroom to carry out the feedback session with the students. This process requires a minimum of about 25 minutes.
- The pedagogical consultant synthesizes the feedback and writes a summary report for the instructor to keep. The report is confidential, but the instructor can optionally share as part of their reappointment, promotion, etc.
- Finally, the pedagogical consultant and instructor meet to discuss the written report and additional observations from the pedagogical consultant.
At the start of each semester, CTLM solicits interest in the program and makes every attempt to meet the full demand. If you are interested in participating in this program, it’s never too early to let us know! Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and make your request.