Step 2: Reporting Out and Reaching Consensus

The SGID facilitator asks each group to report out its answers to the questions; all the answers are displayed for the students to see. There may be discussion amongst the students about the exact wording or meaning of the answer. Following this, all the students vote on whether or not they agree with each answer. This measure of the students' overall agreement or disagreement with each answer gives the faculty member a clear sense of the relative importance of each answer. This feedback, given as a percentage of students who agree with each answer, gives a much clearer picture of what the students think about the course and the instruction than would the individual student comments.

Overall, our estimate of the amount of time to allocate for the entire SGID process is:

  1. < 30 students: 20-30 minutes
  2. 30-60 students: 30-40 minutes
  3. > 60 students: 50 minutes.

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