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Creating a Simple Student Midterm Feedback Questionnaire

Are you struggling to interpret less-than-ideal student engagement or success in one of your department’s courses?  Do you ever wonder what students really think of the class?

Try creating a simple, auto-graded student questionnaire in your LMS or online homework test bank. With a few simple, gradable questions you can get invaluable insight from your students.

  1. You are taking (fill in course name).  Name one thing that you have learned so far that you found interesting, surprised you, or that you found particularly helpful.


  1. How is the structure of the class (online, blended, face to face) working for you?


  1. What advice would you give a student who is going to take this class next term?


  1. What is one thing your instructor should keep doing to help students be successful?


  1. What is something your instructor should start doing to help you be more successful?

About the Author

Lisa Rombes is recently retired as an instructor and chair of the Mathematics Department at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Penn State University with degrees in Math Education. Her focus in school was Number Theory, and she always looks to convey to students that there is beautiful math other than that found in the Calculus sequence. She taught teaching developmental and first-year college math for 30 years, at the middle school, high school, and community college level. As chair, her focus was on student success, access, and quality of instruction. An early developer and instructor of online math courses, she is passionate about student success in this environment. Online course design is a real interest: Lisa also served on the college committee working to review the quality online courses in all subject areas. She loves looking at the "student view" and helping instructors see what their students see.

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