Report to the Faculty Member

The SGID facilitator first compiles the students' feedback for the faculty member. The compilation does not associate any particular feedback with any specific student. In addition, the results of the SGID are intended for the faculty member only. He or she, in turn, can decide whether or not to include the results in any tenure, post-tenure, or other decisions, evaluations, etc. The results are typically e-mailed to the faculty member and, at that time, a consultation is offered. Although not a required step in the SGID process, a consultation or follow-up conversation between the faculty member and SGID facilitator is recommended. Such a conversation provides the faculty member an opportunity, after first reviewing the results, to ask follow-up, clarifying or other "next step" questions.

We recommend that the faculty member receive the results within 5 days of the SGID.

Faculty Member Reports Back to the Students

It is very important for the faculty member, after reviewing and considering his or her responses to specific suggestions or comments from the students, to spend at least a few minutes in class talking with the students about the SGID feedback. The faculty member can, for example, discuss his or her responses to specific comments or explain his or her rationale for particular course policies or assignments. It is important that this conversation occur, not only because it completes the feedback-response cycle, but also because it further demonstrates to the students the importance and value of their feedback and the specific ways in which their feedback will be used to improve the course and their learning.