Student Learning Feedback Form
The Student Learning Feedback Form (SLFF) was approved by the faculty in April of 2021 and will be used campus wide starting in the fall of 2021.
In the future, faculty will be expected to create their SLFFs at the beginning of the semester; however, this year the timeline will be a little different because of the need to finalize the technology, support academic coordinators, and provide faculty with enough time and support to create a form for each course.
- August 11-20: CTL Learning Objective Sessions for Faculty
- September: Train and support academic coordinators
- October 4-25: Faculty create SLFFs in Evaluation Kit
- October 4-25: DLT Evaluation Kit Workshops and Help Sessions for Faculty
- November 29-December 6: Student submission window
Please keep in mind that faculty will need to create a version of the SLFF for each of their courses. Faculty may use the same form for multiple sections of a course. Once a form is created, you will be able to edit and use that form in future semesters.
Below are resources designed to help you create and use your forms.
Creating your SLFF in Word (Step 1)
A. To begin creating your SLFF, you will need to identify the following aspects for each course, most of which can be easily gleaned from your syllabus:
- Learning objectives
- Skills and abilities
- Concepts and topics
- Resources and experiences
B. The first part of the process is for you to create your SLFFs in Word (using the template below so that you have them neatly organized and clearly written. Note: Each of these six sections can have no more than five items. The goal is to create a Word document from which you can then cut and paste the text you need in Step 2.
SLFF Blank Template for Faculty (Word)
C. Below is a handout on learning objectives. Writing objectives seems to be the area in which faculty tend to need the most support. Writing good learning objectives takes practice and the more clearly written your learning objectives are, the more useful the feedback you will receive. There are a variety of frameworks for writing learning objectives. There are no specific requirements as to how these are generated.
Handout on Learning Objectives
D. Please note that the SLFF is designed with several criteria in terms of the categories on the form, which are also intended to ensure you get the most reliable and useful feedback possible.
- Each of the sections can have no more than five elements in each.
- Learning objectives should be one sentence each, clearly written and specific.
- Skills and/or abilities may have some overlap with your learning objectives and are most often specific to a particular discipline or area.
- Concepts and/or topics should be discrete and specific. Usually, they are no more than two or three words.
- In terms of assignments, you may choose to include either categories of assignments or a specific assignment itself.
- Resources and experiences can be anything from classroom-specific resources to off-campus field trips.
Creating Your SLFF in Evaluation Kit (Step 2)
A. Once you have your SLFF created in Word, you can then use EvaluationKit to create the actual form. Each form (for a specific course) only needs to be created once. You will be able to use this form for future iterations of your course. You may choose to modify the form at that time, if necessary.
B. We strongly encourage you to use the Help Guides and Screencast Videos below that include sequenced steps. EvaluationKit is fairly simple, but not intuitive. In addition, we are working with the company to streamline this process. At the moment, there are more clicks and navigating than should be necessary.
This is the online system through which you will create your form(s).
Help Guide – Creating Your SLFF
Screencast Video – Creating Your SLFF
Attaching an SLFF to a Course (Step 3)
A. Your final step is to “attach” your SLFF to a specific instance of a course. This means that you are essentially making an SLFF available to students for a specific course during a particular semester.
Help Guide – Attaching an SLFF
Screencast Video – Attaching an SLFF