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Missouri Cares About Teaching (MoCAT) Mid-semester Course Evaluation

The University of Missouri's mid-semester course evaluation instrument is now supported by the Assessment Resource Center after many years of hosting and support by ET@MO. The revised questions are intended to gather formative information about various aspects of the class. We hope instructors will consider the feedback from students and be able to implement some of the suggested changes to whatever extent possible. The survey results are intended to provide instructors with valuable feedback regarding student perceptions of instruction and learning while showing students that instructors at the University of Missouri care about teaching.

The MoCAT evaluations typically occur around mid-semester, occasionally as early as Week 5 or 6 of the semester, but often a few weeks later, allowing instructors the opportunity to modify their classes to enhance teaching and learning throughout the remaining weeks of the semester. Instructors should assure students that their responses to the survey will remain anonymous-all student responses are aggregated into a single report for the instructor. Results are provided only to the person who launches the survey.

There are currently six forms, allowing instructors to choose the form most appropriate for any specific course type. Please note each form contains a number of selected response items and a few open-ended questions which allow the student to provide some typed comments.

This new MoCAT tool will be ready for instructors to use starting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.