This Week for Faculty: Giving & Receiving Feedback

by | Oct 19, 2020

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Early & Mid-Semester Student Feedback 

The CTL recommends capturing student feedback at various points within the semester, including mid-term. The goal is a dialogue about students’ learning, not an evaluation of the instructor’s teaching. This resource outlines two approaches for collecting feedback from your students:

  • The simple Start, Stop, Continue method.
  • A question bank for gathering feedback from students, including the Start, Stop, Continue questions.

Teaching Observations

An opportunity to reflect on your online or hybrid/HyFlex teaching.

Are you looking for confidential feedback on your teaching? Request a teaching observation for your hybrid/HyFlex or online course!

The CTL offers Teaching Observations with trained consultants who can help you think through your course goals, your teaching observation experience, and your future teaching. CTL Teaching Observations are confidential and evidence-based, developed to support instructors in their teaching practices. Request now through November 6. 

[External] How to Give Your Students Better Feedback with Technology (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

The Chronicle offers a thorough guide on how to use technology to better evaluate and comment on students’ work. Whether you’re a novice or an expert user of technology, you will find useful tips and answers to common questions here.

Upcoming Live Online Offerings

Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute

Teaching a hybrid or online course this semester? If you haven’t already, be sure to enroll in the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute to access a toolkit to help you plan your seminar, small lecture, or large lecture class.

Once you’ve completed the asynchronous modules in CourseWorks (approximately 4 hours), join the CTL and other faculty participants for a 90-minute synchronous online session via Zoom. Register through the link below. 

Date and TimeOctober 20, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Reading Group: Anti-Racist Pedagogy Theory and Practice

Have you enacted anti-racist practices in your teaching? Are you looking for resources and support for engaging in anti-racist pedagogical theory and practice? Join the CTL and peer instructors committed to learning more about and incorporating anti-racist pedagogy and practice. Each month, participants will engage in a discussion around a shared text, as well as use the time and space to reflect on their own practice and classrooms.

Please feel welcome to participate in as many gathering dates as your schedule allows. Register through the links below.

Dates and Times: October 21November 18, and December 9,11:00AM-12:00PM

Teaching Large Online Courses

How do I engage and build rapport with students in my large online course? How can I promote academic integrity? How can I use my TAs effectively?

In this session, we will explore these challenges and discuss evidence-based strategies to make large online courses more manageable and rewarding for faculty and students alike. Register through the link below. 

Dates and TimesOctober 20, 3:00-4:00PM, and November 6, 11:00am-12:00PM

Planning Live Online Class Sessions

How do I avoid Zoom fatigue? Will lecturing help my students learn? What can I do to plan effective live online class sessions?

In this session, we will address these questions by drawing on findings from the science of learning and consider ways of breaking up a live (synchronous) online class session to promote student engagement and learning. Register through the link below. 

Date and TimeOctober 23, 11:00AM-12:00PM

Ways to Be More Inclusive in Your Online Course

How do I create an online community in which all students feel a sense of belonging? What can I do to partner with my students on co-creating the learning environment?

In this session, we will address these questions by reflecting on our teaching practices and considering five principles of inclusive teaching as they apply online. Participate in conversations with peers, share ideas, and leave with strategies to implement in your course. Register through the link below. 

Date and TimeOctober 27, 3:00-4:00PM