Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF)Pioneered at the University of Washington, Small Group Instructional Feedback (SGIF) is a voluntary, non-evaluative process for collecting feedback from your students on their experiences and perceptions of your course mid-way through the semester. In SGIF, a faculty peer conducts a 30-minute session in your classroom in which they ask your students to respond individually, in small groups, and as a whole class, to four questions about your course: 1) What helps your learning? 2) What hinders your learning? 3) What can the instructor do to improve your learning? and 4) What can you to do improve your learning? The faculty peer provides you with a confidential, written report shortly following the feedback session, allowing you and your students an opportunity to make positive changes. Learn more about SGIF.

A subgroup of the Faculty Development Committee is piloting the SGIF process here at Harper, and is looking for faculty to attend this workshop that are interested in participating in SGIF in the Fall 2019 semester. After receiving training on the SGIF process, workshop participants will work in pairs to schedule and conduct an SGIF in-class feedback session in one another’s classes. If the pilot is successful, there could be future opportunities for stipends for trained SGIF Faculty Facilitators, so get in on the ground floor by participating in this workshop!

  • Two sessions to choose from:
    • Friday, September 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Building F, Room F315
  • Facilitators:
    • Michael Bates, Dean, Teaching, Learning, and Distance Education
    • Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist
    • Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair
  • CEUs: 0.4 (awarded for completing the workshop plus all post-workshop activities)
  • Register

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.