note: you can access a downloadable file of the sample questions here.
Mid-semester feedback is a way your instructor can collect information about your learning experience and how the course design impacts your experience. This survey is your opportunity to share insights about class so your instructor can make decisions on how to proceed with the rest of this semester. This is an anonymous survey. Your identity will not be shared with anyone and will in no way impact your grade in the course. Your feedback is valued and appreciated.
(Matrix with 1 = never, 2 = sometimes, 3 = often, 4 = always)
I am prepared for class.
I understand what is expected of me in preparation for class.
I have opportunities to ask the instructor questions.
The course meetings and activities motivate me to learn.
The way new concepts are introduced is aligned with my learning style.
The activities and materials are interesting and engaging.
Instructor feedback is provided in a timely manner.
Instructor feedback is provided in a way that helps me learn.
The instructions for completing assignments are clear.
The assessments are aligned with what we are being asked to learn.
Synchronous technology (e.g., live presentations and video conferences) was used effectively to achieve the goals of the course.
Asynchronous technology (e.g., threaded discussions) was used effectively to achieve the goals of the course.
Overall, my learning in this course meets my expectations.
- Neither Agree nor Disagree
What elements of class have contributed to or proved most helpful for your learning so far? (For example, describe the times in this class when you were most engaged. Or describe activities or assignments that are valuable.) open ended
What could be added or changed to reduce barriers to learning in this class so far? open ended
Other examples of questions:
What aspects of this course and your instructor's teaching help you learn best? open ended
What specific advice would you give to help your instructor improve your learning in this course? open ended
What steps could you take to improve your own learning in this course? open ended
What would you like to see more of between now and the end of the semester? open ended
To date, I have found my own level of participation in the class sessions to be…
The pace of this course is...
- too fast
- just right
- too slow
How would you rate the work-load of this course? (high = 5, low=1)
How much of the reading that has been assigned so far have you completed?
- less than 50%
How many hours per week, outside of regularly scheduled class meetings, do you spend on this class?
- more than 8
Other examples of Likert Questions that could be added to the second general question example above:
Questions of General Applicability:
I find the format of this class (lecture, discussion, problem-‐solving) helpful to the way that I learn.
I feel that this class format engages my interest.
I feel comfortable speaking in this class.
I learn better when the instructor summarizes key ideas from a class session.
I find the comments on exams or other written work helpful to my understanding of the class content.
I find that this class stimulates my interest in reading about this subject outside of class.
I feel comfortable approaching the instructor with questions or comments.
I think that I would learn better if a different format were used for this class (suggested below).
Questions Applicable for Problem-‐solving or Laboratory Classes:
The problems worked in this class help me in working other problems on my own.
The problems worked in this class help me in learning the content ideas in this class.
I feel that I learn how to solve problems more easily when I work with a group of students.
I find the laboratory lectures helpful in understanding the purpose of the experiment.
I find the instructor's comments during laboratory help my understanding of key steps in the experiment.
I find the comments on my written laboratory reports helpful in understanding the experiment.
I learn more from the laboratory when I am given questions about it to think about first.
I learn more from the laboratory when I am given questions about it to write about first.
Questions for Discussion-‐Oriented Classes:
I find class discussions help me in understanding the readings.
I find class discussions help me in understanding key ideas in the course.
I learn more if class discussions are more structured.
I feel that class discussions are dominated by one or a few people.
I learn better when I have more of a chance to speak.
I learn more from discussions when I am given a question to think about first.
I learn more from discussions when I am given a question to write about first.
Questions for Classes Using Team or Group Work:
I feel that I learn more when I work with a group.
My group works well together
I feel that I need more guidance for our group work.
I find that working in a group confuses me.
I find it helpful if the instructor summarizes results obtained as part of group work.
I find it helpful to get feedback from my group on my own performance in the group.
I think that groups work better when each person has an assigned role in the group.
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