Recent posts from the IDEAblog

Growing STEM One Layer at a Time

September 2, 2014

By Steve Benton  Plant stems grow when active cells produce new ones at the stem tips, and successive layers of new cells are laid down much like bricks in forming a wall. One layer builds upon...

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“Sending Out an SOS” for SLOs

August 18, 2014

By Steve Benton  Perhaps you’ve felt like “sending out an SOS”—the closing line from Message in a Bottle by The Police--when faced with the prospect of assessing student-learning outcomes. If you are...

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Extended Benefits of Being an IDEA Client

August 4, 2014

By Jake Glover  I am obviously biased but I believe the assessment tools available through IDEA Education are without compare. Even so one of our best kept “secrets” is the vast amount of expertise...

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Using IDEA for Faculty Development

July 28, 2014

Guest Blog by: Jo ClemmonsDirector, Center for Teaching and Learning, Point Loma Nazarene University As a faculty developer I work one-on-one with many faculty members. Often I am able to pull...

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Keeping Pace with the Changing Landscape of Higher Education

July 21, 2014

By Pat Sullivan, Director of Product Development  There is little doubt that we, those of us who have dedicated ourselves to Higher Education, find ourselves in midst of . . . of . . . well, of...

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We are All Ears: Collecting Students’ Feedback on the Updated IDEA SRI

July 14, 2014

By Dan Li  Last year I blogged about our progress on updating the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system. Ten months passed and our updating mission has entered a new stage. After collecting and...

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Frequently Asked Questions about the IDEA SRI

July 7, 2014

By Steve Benton  IDEA staff continually responds to questions from users by phone or e-mail, when making on-campus visits or attending conferences, and when conducting IDEA webinars and workshops....

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Application and Clarification for the FIF using different IDEA platforms

June 30, 2014

By Jake Glover  The importance of the Faculty Information Form (FIF) as an anchor point in the entire IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system can sometimes be misunderstood. We’ve actually...

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Why We Like to Do Webinars

June 23, 2014

By Jake Glover  Gathering with people to talk about ways to improve student learning, particularly regarding how IDEA feedback systems contribute to the conversation, is one of our favorite things to...

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What Institutions Use the IDEA SRI? A Snapshot

June 16, 2014

By Dan Li  Over 300 institutions across the U.S. are using the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system. From time to time we are asked by our clients, "what other institutions are using the SRI?"...

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