Each semester we ask students to reflect on the classes we teach by filling out Faculty Course Questionnaires (FCQ ). In the Spring of 2018, the CU Denver Faculty Assembly approved a new set of FCQ questions that focus on course experiences and are designed to provide faculty with more meaningful feedback on their teaching practices.
There has been much research on the efficacy of course questionnaires
and the demonstratable flaws of these instruments as a tool for faculty evaluation, including the potential for bias (also see
). When used constructively and appropriately, however, FCQs can provide individual faculty members insights into the experiences of students in their classes. Data gathered from FCQs can be viewed as a type of formative feedback (rather than summative) that allows faculty to reflect on their role in creating learning experiences for students and guide their efforts at strengthening their teaching practices.
The goal of this website is to help faculty translate course feedback gathered through the Faculty Course Questionnaire (FCQ) into actionable steps to improve student learning. Each of the new FCQ questions listed below is hyperlinked to a list of concrete evidence-based suggestions and resources that will support faculty in the work they do as educators. Learn how to access and understand your FCQ summaries.
In this course, the instructor:
In this course, I was encouraged to: