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Mid-Semester Interview About Teaching

The Mid-Semester Interview about Teaching, or MIT, is a mid-semester evaluation technique that provides instructors useful feedback from their students about their learning in a course. This new FTLC service involves a member of our staff visiting a class, interviewing students, and reporting back to the instructor. Conducted during the 4th to 9th week of the semester, the MIT takes 30 minutes of class time wherein a consultant guides a three-step feedback process. First, students are asked to respond individually to two questions:
  • What are the major strengths of this course? What is helping you learn?
  • What changes would you make in this course to assist you in learning?
Small groups of students share their answers and write their responses on the board. The consultant then facilitates a class discussion, seeking clarification and consensus. After the MIT, the consultant meets with the instructor to discuss the feedback. Sometimes referred to as a Small Group Instructional Diagnosis, this process provides timely formative feedback to the instructor and engages students in reflecting on their own learning. Requests accommodated based on consultant availability and on a first-come, first served basis. To request a MIT, please complete the request form.

Upcoming Events

Personnel Portfolio Workshop - June 22-26 -  (5 DAY WORKSHOP)

Personnel Portfolio Workshop - June 22-26 - (5 DAY WORKSHOP)

June 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

These workshops are for faculty who are preparing for pre-tenure and tenure reviews, or for promotion. Working closely with faculty mentors, participants will compose their Integrative/Reflective Statement...

Faculty Teaching Institute: Focus on Essentials

Faculty Teaching Institute: Focus on Essentials

August 17, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Three sessions focused on syllabus construction, first days of class, active learning strategies and challenging conversations in the classroom.

Part- Time Reception

Part- Time Reception

August 17, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Meet and mingle with part-time faculty at GVSU.

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