Evaluating our own teaching is just as important as evaluating our students’ learning. Moreover, instructors don’t need to rely on end-of-term surveys exclusively.

In this week’s episode of Let’s Talk Teaching, we explore ways to plan and conduct an assessment of teaching in the middle of the semester. We highlight a few options that might fit your teaching situation. Learn about the Small Group Instructional Diagnosis—informally known as a Midterm Chat—and how it can not only inform your teaching, but it can also provide your students with a sense of agency and empowerment in their own learning.

Let’s Talk Teaching is a podcast for instructors at the Illinois State University, produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. You can listen to this and past episodes, read the show notes, and subscribe using your favorite podcast app or through iTunes by going to CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Podcast.

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