How Can Improving Student Feedback Improve the Quality of Each Educational Encounter?
When it comes to feedback about course quality, students and teachers aren’t necessarily using the same yardstick. “How hard is it to get a good grade?” That’s typically the student concern, whereas faculty are more concerned about developing critical thinking skills. Faculty know learning takes time and considerable effort, while students may be more focused on grades than learning.
Interpreting student comments and feedback needs to take these divergent perspectives into consideration.
Purchase the How Can Improving Student Feedback Improve the Quality of Each Educational Encounter? 20-Minute Mentor program, presented by Lolita Paff, PhD. You’ll explore how students’ beliefs about learning and their definitions of rigor impact end-of-course evaluations. This program begins by considering alternative interpretations of typical student comments, then identifies ways to help students provide more meaningful feedback, and offers ideas for organizing and interpreting feedback to maximize its effectiveness.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
- Recognize how alternative definitions of rigor and mismatched expectations impact student feedback
- Apply strategies that improve the quality of student feedback
- Consider alternative interpretations, questions, and lenses for evaluating student feedback
- Build a culture of feedback and responsiveness
- Organize, interpret, and share feedback data
- Faculty definitions of rigor vs. student definitions of rigor
- Effective student feedback
- Rewriting evaluations to emphasize the learning experience
- Factors that influence how students view a course
- Interpreting student comments
- Alternative ways to structure how student feedback is reported
This program will benefit faculty, deans, and program directors.
By viewing student feedback through alternative lenses, faculty and administrators are able to better understand and manage mismatched definitions of rigor. Careful consideration of student feedback can lead to instructional and policy changes that facilitate closer alignment of expectations regarding rigor, assessment, and learning. Purchase this program today!
Product Code: PM18EA