Small Group Instructional Feedback

Facilitated by Dr. Stephanie Sisk-Hilton

Small Group Instructional Feedback is a formative, mid-course check-in process to gather information about student learning experience to inform faculty's pedagogical decisions. You will work with a small group of colleagues from different departments to gather and share information about student experience in a confidential, non-evaluative process. The SGIF process is designed to be a valuable tool to examine and enhance your teaching, and it is intentionally separate from official peer observation processes that may be part of departmental retention, tenure, and promotion.


Program registration is closed.


Past Program Information Found Here:

In Fall 2023, SGIF groups were run between weeks 6-12 of the semester. Participating faculty* were eligible for a $300 stipend based on the following anticipated time commitment:

  • 1.5 hour group meeting: learning SGIF process, forming feedback partnerships
  • 2.5 hours planning, administering, and compiling data for SGIF session in feedback partner's classroom
  • 1 hour meeting with feedback partner to share results of SGIF
  • 1 hour group meeting: reflection and next steps

*Stipend eligibility guidelines

  • Faculty who register and complete the SGIF process by Dec. 1, 2023 will receive a stipend of $300.

  • Due to CSU policy, the following appointments will not be eligible to receive a stipend: MPPs, Staff, FERP faculty, and individuals not actively employed at SF State. 
  • Stipends are only valid with an active teaching appointment during the time of work and payment. If the participating faculty member is found to not have an active appointment, stipends become invalid.
  • All stipends for CEETL course completions by eligible participants are processed through payroll and are subject to tax, so the final amount and timing for stipend payments may vary according to individual tax rates and employment status with the university. To monitor incoming payments, we recommend you turn on your bank notifications to get alerts on your accounts.