Gathering student feedback is a great way to find out what's working in your class and what could use some improvement. Although we recommend offering students multiple opportunities to provide input on the course, midsemester is an optimal time to conduct a formal assessment. Students are familiar with the learning environment and have a sense of their own progress. Instructors appreciate hearing about issues with sufficient time to make corrections or changes. Students appreciate the timing because they can benefit from their own comments and because the instructor has an early and improved awareness of student concerns.
SEEQ is a 9-factor omnibus student rating form that has been heavily researched by nearly one million surveyed respondents as being appropriate for determining teaching effectiveness over diverse settings. We offer this teaching tool to all Penn State instructors. Instructors commonly use this tool for collecting mid-semester feedback from their students.
The SEEQ survey is now available to all instructors from the Learning Object Repository (LOR) in ANGEL. Use the instructions in the following link to import the SEEQ survey into your course, browsing to find Mid-Semester Feedback Survey and checking the SEEQ survey box (http://kb.its.psu.edu/cms/article/531). The SEEQ is set to be anonymous and we recommend instructors do not change this setting because students may provide more honest feedback if their names are not associated with their responses. Within ANGEL, you can analyze your SEEQ data by following the instructions available at http://kb.its.psu.edu/cms/article/72.