In a recent blog post from the Associate of College and University Educators (ACUE), Dr. Viji Sathy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shares insights into collecting focused student feedback. Dr. Sathy argues that collecting midsemester feedback can not only improve a course, but also provides an opportunity to model for students how to give feedback more generally. This valuable skill serves students later in life and helps focus end-of-the-semester course evaluations towards substantive issues and away from superficial personal characteristics.
In the short video below, Dr. Sathy shares some of her thoughts in this area. The full post of her comments can be read on the ACUE website.