Teaching Enhancement Cycle
Tools for gathering feedback from students
The following student evaluation tools are approaches to getting
mid-semester feedback from students to gauge their opinion on the topic
or topics of your inquiry.
Analysis Poll (TAP)
This is a feedback technique that involves handing over the end of a
lecture to a colleague or peer to get feedback from students and
collective suggestions for improvement.
- [Link to TAP Guidelines]
- [Link to TAP Form]
Student focus groups allow for structured discussion around courses,
teaching or specific topics of teaching or learning. They allow a
greater explanation of topics that may have come up in your reflections
or through formal student questionnaires. Use the following guidelines
to help you get the most from your focus group.
- [Student focus group guidelines] (guidelines to be devised
from (Huntley-Moore and Panter (2006 p29) or alternative.
This is a quick and easy end of lecture eercise that asks students to
write down: a) the three most important things they learned in the
lecture; and b) any area that needs clarification.
- Use the [Minute Paper Template] as a handout.
This is a similar quick and easy end of lecture or mid-lecture
evaluation to gauge students feedback on any topic. Use the [Muddies
Point Template] as a handout.
A class quiz can also be used to gauge students understand of a
particular element of learning. [Use the Class Quiz Template] to devise
a set of questions to hand out at the beginning of the class.