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Small Group Feedback Session

In a Small Group Feedback Session (SGFS), a trained evaluator comes to your class during the last 20 minutes and, in your absence, places your students in small groups. Each group comes to a consensus on what is contributing to their learning in the class, what needs improvement, and (optionally) what students themselves can do to improve the course. The evaluator summarizes these responses, making them as specific as possible and resolving or clarifying contradictions among groups, and presents them to you later in a private consultation.

SGFSs focus student comments on high priority issues, resulting in results that are rich, specific, and readily translatable into productive course changes. 

SCHEDULE YOURS FOR WEEKS 4-6 OF THE QUARTER. After that, it'll be too late to put into practice what you learn. Please submit your request at least one week prior to your desired SGFS date.

Teaching more than one section? Due to the high volume of requests received, if your SGFS or Video request is for a course with multiple sections, we ask that you choose one section only to run the consultation.

Graduate student or TA and teaching two or more sections? Feel free to request an SGFS for each one.


Schedule Video Recording/Schedule SGFS

Key Dates

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


Frequently asked questions
Get answers to some common questions.

Principles of Evaluation

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