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What Do Students Think About my Course? (Find out early, find out often!)

August 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event is part of the CTLT Summer Institute, taking place from August 21–25, 2023.

How do we learn how students really feel about the courses we teach–before it’s too late? Gathering that information during our courses allows us to make changes as we go, instead of waiting for student experience surveys to apply our learning to future courses. Bringing both faculty member and educational developer skill sets along with decades of experience at UBC, the presenters will share options for collecting course feedback at midpoint and/or throughout your courses. You will learn strategies for how to tailor your students’ feedback to focus on what is most meaningful to your teaching and their learning: a teaching tool you’re trying for the first time, a new pedagogical approach, or a tried-and-true technique you’re thinking of retiring. In addition, you will learn how to collect information about what students liked, an approach that helps reduce their depression and anxiety and has ancillary benefits for faculty. You will leave this session with several additions to your classroom/online teaching tool kit, confidence in collecting feedback even from students who are “surveyed to death, and the alluring possibility of learning what students like best about the courses you design. 


  • Isabeau Iqbal, Senior Educational Consultant: Educational Leadership
  • Carellin Broooks, Lecturer, Communications Strategies Specialist, Department of Wood Science

NOTE: This event will be held in-person at the Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22


August 22, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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