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. Since 2019, Harper faculty have been using the SGIF process to great success in their classes, including an online version of SGIF (called Guided Mid-Semester Survey).

Thanks to the participation and feedback of faculty and students in those initial semesters of SGIF (review some feedback), we are now offering an enhanced SGIF+B (belonging) process that allows faculty to participate regardless of their course modality and includes a question that will help students and faculty discuss students’ sense of belonging. Even if you have participated in SGIF or the Guided Mid-Semester Survey workshops before, you are encouraged to experience this improved version.

In SGIF+B, a faculty peer conducts a 30-minute session in your class or distributes an online survey in which they ask your students to respond to five questions about your course: 1) What helps your learning? 2) What hinders your learning? 3) What can the instructor do to improve your learning? 4) What can you to do improve your learning? and 5) What increases (or could increase) your sense of belonging in the course? The peer will provide you with a confidential, written report of feedback collected, allowing you and your students an opportunity to make positive changes.

Faculty participating in the workshop will work in pairs to complete the SGIF+B process in a Fall 2022 class of their choice. CEUs will be awarded for completing the workshop plus all post-workshop activities.

  • Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
  • Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Webex
  • Facilitators: Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist and Stephanie Whalen, Academy Chair
  • CEUs: 0.4 CEUs will be awarded after completing the workshop plus all post-workshop activities prior to December 2, 2022.
  • Registration Required

Questions? Please contact the Academy at