We regret to announce the cancellation of USGTC camps for the summer of 2018. The last-minute cancelation is the result of the USGTC's delayed/missing application to South Hadley's Board of Health. Mount Holyoke College recognizes the deep inconvenience this will cause families and participants who were hoping to attend the camp.
Providing students with a chance to voice their experience in your course at the mid-semester can deepen students' investment and engagement. (Students do not have to save up their issues to share in the end of semester course evaluation. Minor issues, with no avenue for venting, can become unduly magnified.) Typically a mid-semester evaluation is distributed in class, requesting no names. Reporting back to students what was learned and what changes you will make and why should happen in the next class period. This practice has shown to be instructive for the entire class as students get to know the variability in perspective and why you think this practice contributes to their learning.
Mid-Semester Evaluation Resources
Mid-semester sample templates are provided below. Feel free to adapt a template, or simply ask students to write on a sheet of paper answers to a couple of questions you have for them.