Step 4: 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.