Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Using Two-Part Focus Groups As A Supplemental Instrument For Student Course Evaluations

This paper describes the use of a two-part focus program designed to afford opportunities for business students to provide course feedback (and be heard) two times during the semester. The focus groups proved very useful in terms of the value of the students' suggestions for future planning for the course. Many of the students' comments and observations were helpful as the instructor worked to continuously improve the course. Student provided suggestions for changes to improve the course as well as positive reinforcement for those aspects of the teaching/learning process that they found particularly useful. That is, students provided both constructive criticism and postive reinforcement.