The main goal of the mid-term evaluation is to get feedback on your course and teaching, and in doing so, the outcome should be specific changes or adjustments to teaching. While it may not be reasonable to expect major shifts in pedagogy or assessment, instructors can still make meaningful changes to their courses based on students' needs. Here are some of the benefits of doing mid-course evaluations:
- the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to students and that you value their feedback
- the opportunity to reflect on your own teaching by examining your strengths and areas for improvement as identified by students
- the opportunity to get feedback from students of different experiences and backgrounds in order to be as inclusive as possible
- the opportunity to explain your instructional choices to students
Student Feedback about mid-course evaluations
Another important reason to do mid-term evaluations is because students want to give you feedback. The 2019 Concordia Student Union Annual Undergraduate Survey Report showed that 84% of students surveyed wanted their instructors to implement mid-term evaluations.