Traditional Feedback from Students
• comes after the course ends
• used in the annual review process
• plays into the pre-tenure and tenure review
Problems with This Feedback
• Comes to late to make any changes or adjustments to
course or instruction
• Does not uncover potential student misunderstanding of
material or learning problems
• Does not address student frustration in a timely manner
• It is high stakes…summative … permanent. It plays into
decisions about your livelihood.
• Get feedback (verbal and/or written) on
syllabus on day 2 and day 3 of class meeting
• Establish an email policy (For example: I will return emails
in 48 hours. Replies will be short and quick. If a major explanation is
required, invite the student to make appointment or come to office hours.
Take time in class to explain your email policy.
• Highlight your office hours and encourage
students visit you.
• Be available for office hours.
• Know their names.
• Call them by their names in class.
While teaching give short
that link to current lesson.
• Refer to syllabus regularly.
• If adjustments are needed (due to
time, assignments etc.) explain them in class
and have students edit the syllabus…
• Or provide students with another e-copy of