By engaging in a Mid-Course Review (MCR), graduate student instructors/TAs are able to assess their teaching effectiveness by soliciting anonymous feedback from their students. By listening and responding to this feedback they are able to support and enhance student learning in their classroom.
An MCR consists of three steps:
You meet with a CCT Teaching Consultant (TC), a fellow graduate student trained in the MCR process, to discuss your course.
2. Facilitated Discussion with Students
The TC meets with your students for 20 minutes at the end of a class session to discuss their learning experience in the course. You are not present during the discussion, so students can share constructive, anonymous feedback.
You meet with the TC to discuss the student feedback.
Upon conclusion of the MCR process, you will receive a written report summarizing your feedback. The report and the entire process is confidential, though you may include the report in your teaching portfolio to document your reflective approach to teaching.