Mid-Course Assessment Program (MAP)


Mid-Course Assessment Process (MAP)


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:


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.


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 at the beginning of your scheduled class time on the date you wish your MAP to take place.
    • Students will have up to 60 hours to complete the MAP. The online MAP form will be available to students after class until 8pm, two days later. For example, a MAP scheduled to open at the start of class at 9am on Monday will close two days later on Wednesday at 8pm.
  • Outside of class:
    • We will make available for your students the Qualtrics link to your MAP on the date you specify.
    • Students will have up to 60 hours to complete the online MAP form. For example, the form will be available from 8am the morning of the MAP date until 8pm two days after the MAP date (e.g., Monday, 8am – Wednesday, 8pm).

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. Notify your students about the MAP at least one week before your scheduled MAP.

2. Remind students about the MAP one class session before your scheduled MAP.  

NOTE: If you are teaching an online or hybrid course, please follow the first two steps above. On the day of your scheduled MAP, we ask that you send students the email message (provided by CEITL) with the link to your MAP. Remind students that they have up to 60 hours to access and complete the online MAP form. 

  • 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 60-hour window has closed, CEITL staff will provide a confidential MAP report, shared only with you, the course instructor. A response rate of 50% or greater works best to ensure the reliability of feedback. 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:

Once in the Qualtrics MAP web-based form, students will anonymously respond to the following three questions:

  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 and section for which you want to have a MAP completed. All you will need to do is identify the class time and date you wish to administer your MAP in the request form. Click below to schedule your map.