Facilitated Course Assessment

The Faculty Hub provides confidential, facilitated course assessments (FCAs) to faculty and instructional staff upon request. This service offers faculty the opportunity to invite a consultant from the Faculty Hub into their classroom to gather anonymous feedback from their students through a facilitated conversation.

An alternative to a self-administered anonymous feedback form, this service is facilitated as a dialogue between students and a Faculty Hub consultant and is designed to provide instructors with specific, extensive feedback about student learning in their course. A 25-35-minute conversation will take place without the instructor present, which ensures student anonymity, creating an opportunity for open, honest dialogue about the learning experience.

After the assessment, the facilitator will schedule a follow-up consult with the instructor to provide a summary of student feedback. At that meeting, the facilitator can also help faculty analyze and develop a plan for responding to the feedback provided by their students. 

Here are a few suggestions for how faculty can take advantage of this service:

  • Mid-term assessment: We can visit your class to conduct a mid-term assessment with your students. Mid-term is an ideal time to gather feedback from students because it leaves time for instructors to take that feedback into consideration and consider modifications that might improve student learning in the second half of the semester.
  • Assessing a new assignment or pedagogical approach: We can visit your class to gather feedback from your students after you implement a new assignment or make a change to your usual approach to teaching particular skills, content, or courses.
  • To check-in with students about their learning experience: We can facilitate a conversation with your students at any point during the semester when it would be beneficial to you to have more information about how students are experiencing your class so far. 

If you would like to find out more, please read this overview of the service.

You are also welcome to reach out to facultyhub@richmond.edu with any questions.