Small Group Instructional Feedback

This strategy has been used by faculty and TAs throughout Duquesne. A CTE consultant is invited to the class for 20 minutes. In small groups students are asked to identify the aspects of the class they find most helpful to their learning and to suggest specific changes. The class then comes together as a whole and the ideas from each group are shared; the consultant records only those ideas where there is consensus.

The instructor meets with the consultant to discuss the students' ideas and identify appropriate changes in teaching. The instructor then provides feedback to the students on the findings, and often explains changes that result from the student input.