Mid-Course Assessment Program (MAP)

SCHEDULE A MAP

Mid-Course Assessment Process (MAP)

MAPS CAN BE CONDUCTED FOR FACE-TO-FACE, ONLINE, AND HYBRID COURSES.

All MAPs will be conducted online

The Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CEITL) coordinates a service by which faculty can receive feedback about their students’ learning during the semester. The MAP differs from the end-of semester teaching evaluation in several ways:

Benefits:

The primary benefit of a MAP is that it gives teachers information about their students’ perceptions of the course, with particular emphasis on what helps them learn, before the end of the semester. The feedback about the various features of the course is given in time for an instructor to make adjustments, if deemed necessary. An added benefit is that students are given a strong message that the instructor cares about how they are doing in the course.

Procedure:

All MAPs are conducted online, outside of Canvas in Qualtrics (UNH’s online survey software program). The process for online MAP completion allows for all faculty to participate in the MAP process, whether the course is face-to-face (any day and time of the week), online, or hybrid.

MAPs may be completed:

  • During class:
    • This will ensure the highest possible response rate
      • The Qualtrics survey can be accessed via computer, tablet, or smartphone
    • On the day of your scheduled MAP, we ask that you allow 15 minutes at the beginning or end of your class for students to complete the MAP.
    • We will make available for your students the Qualtrics link to your MAP on the date you specify.
    • All MAPs will be available to students for 48-96 hours, depending on the day the MAP is scheduled to open (see chart below).
  • Outside of class:
    • We will make available for your students the Qualtrics link to your MAP on the date you specify.
    • All MAPs will be available to students for 48-96 hours, depending on the day the MAP is scheduled to open (see chart below).
MAP Scheduling and Timeframe

If your MAP is     scheduled on a

Your MAP will be Available to students for

Your MAP will close on the following

Your MAP Report will be sent to you on

Monday

48 hours

Wednesday

Wednesday

Tuesday

48 hours

Thursday

Thursday

Wednesday

48 hours

Friday

Friday

Thursday

96 hours

Monday

Monday

Friday

72 hours

Monday

Monday

 

Either way, having your students complete a MAP for your course sends a clear message that their feedback is important to you.

To conduct a MAP, we ask that you: 

  1. Complete and submit the Schedule a MAP webform.
  2. At least one week before your scheduled MAP, send an email to your students with a letter (provided by CEITL) that tells students why, when and how to access the MAP for your course.
  3. Remind students on the scheduled day about the importance of completing the MAP.  
  • For a PDF of step-by-step instructions on how to administer a MAP in class, please click here.
  • For a PDF of suggestions for in-class announcements about the MAP, please click here.

After the 48-96 hour window has closed, CEITL staff will provide a confidential MAP report, shared only with you, the course instructor. Every MAP Report comes with an opportunity to have a confidential consultation with a CEITL staff member to review the report content with you and offer suggestions, as appropriate. 

MAP Instrument:

The MAP comes with three standard open-ended questions (see below). You can modify, omit, and add questions to your MAP by indicating this in the comment section on the Schedule a MAP webform.  

  1. What has been the most helpful to your learning in this course so far?
  2. What has been the least helpful to your learning in this course so far?
  3. What suggestions can you offer to make this course a better learning experience?

Scheduling a MAP

You may schedule a MAP for any and all of your courses. You must complete a separate form for each course or section for which you want to have a MAP completed. All you will need to do is identify the date you wish to administer your MAP in the request form. Click below to schedule your map.