Self-Administered Mid-Semester Feedback Surveys

Midsemester surveys are a great way to check in with students and receive formative feedback about your course. This page will guide you through the various steps to consider when collecting feedback from students.

Sample Prompt

Please answer the following questions clearly and honestly using specific examples where possible. All responses are anonymous. Neither I nor any other individual will know who answered which evaluation. This evaluation is also completely voluntary. You do not have to fill out the evaluation, although I would appreciate your feedback.

Sample Questionnaires:

Sample #1  

(Freishtat, 2014)  

  1. What has been most helpful to your learning in the class so far?
  2. What has been least helpful to your learning in the class so far?
  3. What suggestions do you have that would help your learning in the class? 

 

Sample #2 

(Tollefson, 2005) 

  1. What is the most important/valuable thing you have learned in this course so far?
  2. What is the least important/valuable thing you have learned?
  3. What, if anything, is still unclear? Is the pace of lectures too fast/too slow/about right?
  4. How many hours a week, on average, do you spend on this reading and assignments?
  5. What suggestions do you have for improving the course? 

 

Sample #3 

(O’Neal-Hixson et al., 2017) 

  1. What do you LIKE MOST about this course so far?
  2. What do you LIKE LEAST about this course so far?
  3. What suggestions do you have for your INSTRUCTOR to improve your learning experiences in this course?
  4. What might YOU do to improve your own learning experiences and those of other students in this course?  

 

Sample #4 

(Snooks et al., 2004) 

  1. What (if anything) is interfering with your learning?
  2. What suggestions do you have to improve your learning?
  3. What is your instructor doing that helps you to learn?  

 

Sample #5 

(Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learningn.d.) 

Select 3-4 of the following questions: 

  • What aspects of the course are best contributing to your learning? Please try to be as specific as possible. 
  • What aspects of the course are detracting from your learning? Please try to be as specific as possible. 
  • Based on your answers to the previous questions, what can I do differently to make this course a better learning experience? 
  • What can you do differently to make this course a better learning experience? 
  • What did you find of most value from the readings/assignments in the course and why? 
  • What is the most important/valuable thing you have learned in this course so far?
  • What is the least important/valuable thing you have learned in this course so far?
  • What, if anything, is still unclear?
  • Is the pace of the course too fast/slow/about right?
  • How many hours per week, on average, do you spend on this course outside of class time?
  • What suggestions do you have for improving this course? 

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