We ask the students to organize into groups of 3 or 4 (more if the class is larger); one of the students in the group serves as the recorder. Each group is asked to consider four questions:
A final question to which each student responds individually is, "How much have you learned in this course thus far? The choices are: nothing; a little; an average amount; an above average amount; an excellent amount.
One or two other questions specific to a faculty member's needs or interest can also be posed.
The student groups are typically allowed 15 minutes to answer the four questions.