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Online Feedback

Get teaching feedback mid-quarter

VPTL has designed two services to help you get feedback from students mid-way through the quarter so that you can make quick adjustments and optimize your students’ learning experience.

Online Survey

Set up a survey to send to your students during weeks 4-6 of the quarter, starting from a template we provide. We'll activate it and give you the link to share with your students.

After it's closed, we'll send you a confidential report of the anonymous results, curated to keep out inappropriate comments. We can connect you with a consultant in your disciplinary area who can help you interpret your results and put them into action.

Create Online Survey

  • You'll be able to select either our short template, with just a few open-ended questions, or our long template, which has 13 questions, mostly numerical ratings. Preview what the short template and long template look like to students.
  • Please allow three business days between your request and the day you want the survey to open.
  • Teaching two sections? Feel free to request a survey for each one.
  • After you set up your survey, a VPTL administrator will approve it and email you the unique survey URL to share with your students.
  • To get more responses to your online survey, give students five to ten minutes to start it and tell them explicitly how important their feedback is to you.
  • You must receive at least 5 responses to get a report. If you don't have that many students, an SGFS is a better option.
  • If you're not already being evaluated by the Stanford end-term student feedback system, you can use this online form to create your own end-term feedback. Just be sure to set the dates to correspond to those of the end-term feedback term. Here's a preview of the teaching feedback template, which uses the same questions as the end-term system.

Schedule SGFS (Faculty, lecturers, postdocs)  

Schedule SGFS (Grad/TA)

Key Dates

Key dates for end-term feedback.
Check the dates for end-term feedback for the academic year.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions.
Answers to common questions.

Principles of of Evaluation

Key principles of evaluation.
Key ideas guiding evaluations and student feedback at Stanford.