Faculty: Find out how to conduct mid-semester evaluations to improve classroom experience

Halfway into the semester is a good time to take stock of how your course is going. First of all, you’ve had enough time to get a sense of what your students are like, and they’ve gotten a sense of you. But more importantly, it still leaves you with time to make the kinds of crucial course corrections that can improve the experience for all involved. These corrections can be in the way you present the content as well as what kind of classroom climate has been created.

In order to make meaningful changes and improvements, you need useful information. What do your students think about the course and you? What would they like to see you doing more of? Less of? And what can you realistically do in the time remaining to make the course better?

The next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education session, participants will cover:

  • Some guidelines on what kinds of feedback questions are meaningful to ask at this stage of the course;
  • The methods by which one can gain that information from students (both electronically and on paper); and
  • The kinds of changes that are reasonable to make as well as those that should be avoided.

The session will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Allen Memorial Medical Library’s Herrick Room (use Adelbert Road doors).

Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session. RSVP to ucite@case.edu.