Wayne State University

Mid-semester Assessment Program (MAP)

Compass and Map The Mid-semester Assessment Program (MAP) is an opportunity for Wayne State University instructors to get timely student feedback regarding their perceptions of what is going well and what could be changed or improved while the course is in progress. The MAP is voluntary, confidential, and feedback is provided only to the instructor. This assessment strategy is useful for traditional, hybrid, and online environments. The MAP follows a three step process:

  1. The first step is a preliminary meeting with an OTL consultant to review goals and to answer questions from the instructor.
  2. The second step is data collection. 
    • For courses with 70 or fewer students, an OTL consultant will visit the class to collect students' feedback during which students work together to answer two open ended questions:
           a. What is going well regarding learning in this class?
           b. What suggestions might the students have to improve their learning in this course or to improve the instructor's teaching of this course?
    • For courses with 70 or more students, students' feedback will be collected anonymously through an online survey. (An OTL consultant will provide the survey link for the instructor to distribute to students.)
  3. The third step is a follow-up meeting to review key themes in students' aggregated feedback and to identify helpful instructional strategies and resources.


MAPs for Winter 2018 will be conducted Monday, February 12 - Friday, March 9, 2018.

Registration is now closed - Check back in the Fall.

"This is so helpful!  While I think it's important to get end-of-semester feedback from students, having the ability to communicate about how the course is going in the MIDDLE of things is a really wonderful opportunity for instructors."

          - Wayne State University Faculty Member

For more information, please call the OTL at (313) 577-0001 or email OTL@wayne.edu.