Mid-Course Assessment

Every Fall and Spring, the Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL)’s Mid-Course Assessment (MCA) helps University of Southern Maine (USM) faculty receive anonymous feedback from their students regarding specific areas of their course design and teaching, and make any necessary changes. Hundreds of students answer this survey each semester. This survey is not required by the university. Results are kept confidential, shared only with individual faculty members and select members of CTEL, and not be considered as part of student evaluations of teaching. Please direct all questions to Rucha Modak at rucha.modak@maine.edu or Ryan Hatcher at ryan.hatcher@maine.edu, and not to the Office of Academic Assessment.

Sign-up for the MCA

Sign-up for the Spring 24 Mid-Course Assessment has closed. Please check back in early September for the Fall 2024 sign-up link. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore ways to elicit student feedback. Brightspace has a number of options and there are also other external platforms that can be effective. Feel free to explore the questions in the assessment with the link below, or reach out to one of our learning designers at ctelhelp@maine.edu. We are happy to help and look forward to working with you in the future.

MCA Preview

The survey has two sections: “The Syllabus” and “The Instructor and Learning Environment”. Both sections pose quantitative questions and allow open-ended feedback. Only you and select members of CTEL will have access to the assessment feedback.

Click here to view a preview of the Mid-Course Assessment.