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Gather students feedback impartially

Looking for teaching feedback from a trained, impartial facilitator? Try a Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) session. Usually conducted about halfway through the semester to give you a chance to make changes, an SGID session takes about 20 minutes. You introduce the facilitator to your class, ask for honest feedback and leave the room. The facilitator organizes your students into small groups to gather input, then reports the findings to you privately.

SGID feedback lets you know how the majority of your class feels about the course, eliminating the extremes. Plus, it lets your students know you value their input. We recommend you thank your class for participating, briefly share the results and make at least one change based on their feedback.