Mid-Semester Assessment Process (MAP)
MAP Applications for the fall 2021 semester are now open.
The Mid-semester Assessment process (MAP) allows instructors to assess their teaching and gauge how and what students are learning in a particular course while the semester is still in progress. Typically a MAP occurs between weeks 5 and 9 of the semester. The process involves a MAP facilitator (a consultant from either the CTL or the eCampus Center) gathering feedback from students and then meeting with the faculty member to review the anonymized responses. During this meeting the MAP facilitator supports the instructor to think about ways they may make changes to the teaching and learning that takes place in their class.
Due to COVID-19, this semester all MAPs will be done asynchronously using a Qualtrics survey. Once a faculty member requests a MAP (using the MAP request form), a MAP facilitator will reach out to schedule the MAP and follow up meeting.
The MAP survey asks students three questions, to which they respond with open-ended answers:
- What about this course and its instruction fosters your learning?
- What specific changes could be made in the course that would improve your learning?
- What efforts could you make as a student to improve your learning in this course?
The CTL is happy to work with individual faculty to add a question to the survey (for example, about a new active-learning technique or a change in the format of the course). Please share any specific queries with the MAP facilitator when they reach out to schedule the MAP.
Schedule a MAP
To schedule a MAP please complete the MAP Request Form.
Because of high demand for MAPS, the request form may close earlier than listed. Additionally, we request that each faculty member choose only one course per semester to be involved in a MAP. (You are, of course, welcome to come back next semester for a different course!)
NOTE: Whether the CTL can accommodate MAP requests for summer and intersession courses depends on the availability of CTL staff. To request a MAP for a summer or intercession course, please email the CTL at email@example.com.
Self-Conducted Mid-Semester Evaluations
You can conduct your own mid-semester evaluation without assistance from the CTL. To do so, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the MAP survey that you can deploy on your own.