Teach Analysis Programs (TAPs) are mid-semester evaluation techniques that provide instructors with qualitative feedback from their students, at the mid-semester point, about the learning environment in a course. This feedback can be used for focused reflections on, and even improvements to, one’s teaching. 

For the past three years, the TAPs program has been on pause. This was partly associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also because members of the CFI teaching team identified issues that needed to be addressed, including around diversity, equity, and inclusion. We wanted to ensure that the program was not only sustainable, but also designed in a way that allowed all students to give, and all faculty to receive, feedback in ways that were productive. 

During this pause, the CFI actively sought ways to address these issues. Through this process, several programs were relaunched or created that expanded the CFI’s offerings around mid-semester feedback. With this expansion, we would like to reimagine TAPs from “Teaching Analysis Polls” to a suite of programs called “Teaching Analysis Programs.” As always, the CFI values your feedback as we strengthen our offerings to meet the needs of the faculty.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at cfi@jmu.edu.

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