Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


This article will begin with a focus on the importance of providing quality feedback. Faculty providing constructive and detailed feedback serves as an important component for effective student learning and is beneficial towards student achievement (Debuse, Lawley, & Shibl, 2007; Higgins, Hartley, & Skelton, 2002). According to Wolsey (2008), the desired outcome of feedback is to provide communication between instructor and student, which promotes learning. Quality feedback is defined as providing students with clear assessment criteria that is not only timely, but encourages further learning (Brown & Glover, 2006).