Early Feedback: Improve Student Learning and Teacher Satisfaction

Mid-semester feedback can be an effective tool in creating a student-centered learning environment. CIE and Innovative Learning support gathering this feedback in several ways.

  • Request a Small Group Instructional Diagnoses (SGID), during which CIE staff attends your face-to-face class meeting* to collect feedback through an evidence-based consensus building process. The SGID takes about 20 minutes of class time when most students are present (and the instructional team is not). We follow-up with you to review a short debrief of the qualitative results. Please complete and submit this request form two weeks before you want us to visit class.
  • Request midterm evaluations through PWL’s Course Evaluation software, which is also used for end-of-semester course evaluations. Schedule midterm evaluations early in the semester by working with your department coordinator. All surveys within a department will use the same questions for midterm evaluations and be conducted during the same five-day period. Further information on the PWL Course Evaluation software and guidelines on midterm evaluations are available on the Course Evaluation – Faculty section of the Instructional Data Processing website.
  • Create and administer your own early feedback tool(s), starting with CIE’s Guidelines and steps for conducting early feedback (PDF). You may also add course feedback questions to your course Brightspace by following Surveys documentation on the Purdue Brightspace Resources for Teaching and Learning website. For assistance in the construction and interpretation of feedback, email InnovativeLearningTeam@purdue.edu.
*CIE is considering how a SGID might be done for synchronous online class meetings. If you are interested in helping us explore this type of feedback, please indicate that on the request form. If your class does not meet synchronously, either face-to-face or online, we suggest you choose one of the other feedback options.


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