The Center for Learning and Teaching Newsletter Teaching News

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Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT)

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News Article

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New Chalk Talk

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For many reasons, end-of-course evaluation data are not enough. They come in too late to benefit the students doing the evaluation and they do not give us the details we need. They are a one way communication, and students do not believe they make a difference. Feedback activities during the semester are much more effective, and faculty who use these techniques learn more about how to improve their course than they would from end-of-semester evaluations.