A good way to gather feedback on your teaching is by inviting a colleague or teaching and learning specialist to visit your class and discuss the course with your students. The method typically used is a focus group methodology that has been adapted to gather robust, targeted feedback from students about their ongoing experience in your course.
While you leave the room, a facilitator engages your students in guided discussion, collects verbal and written feedback from them about their experience in your course, and provides you with a summary of student comments and suggestions. Afterwards, you and your facilitator meet to discuss your students' feedback, and to discuss ways in which you would like to respond to your students' feedback.
We recommend that you collect feedback from your students in every course, every semester (ideally in week 4-6). However, in classes where a focus group is not the preferred format, we recommend an early course feedback survey, distributed at the beginning of class in week 4-6. Targeted Classroom Assessment Techniques can also be used for similar purposes.
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