Forward FOCUS

Forward FOCUS (Feedback on Course Understanding and Skills) is an end-of-course survey developed by the UMass Center for Teaching and Learning. Forward FOCUS is: 

  • Forward-looking: What worked for you and your students this semester, and how can you use that information to re-envision your teaching of this course in the future? 
  • Focused on student understanding and opportunity for skill development. What were the most valuable things that students learned in your course? 
  • Strengths-based and sensitive to academic disruption: What worked before the academic disruption, and why? What worked after the disruption and why? 
  • Modifiable: You can add, delete, or modify questions to fit your course.

Forward FOCUS is available to send to your students through Moodle and Blackboard.

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