Recent posts from the IDEAblog

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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Why Doesn’t IDEA Control for Differences in Level of Student?

June 10, 2014

By Steve Benton  Contextual Question #5 on the Faculty Information Form asks instructors to identify the principal type of student enrolling in the course. They select from (1) first-year/sophomore...

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Where is IDEA heading in 2015?

June 2, 2014

By Ken Ryalls  As we come to the end of our fiscal year it is only natural to reflect back on our accomplishments, which I would like to share here. I hope that all of our clients have by now heard...

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Is it too early to start thinking about next semester?

May 26, 2014

By Jake Glover  About this time last year Theresa Wilson of Saint Francis University made an excellent guest blog post on her institution’s process for using IDEA as part of a comprehensive, and...

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Statistical Detail: Hidden Gems on the Diagnostic Form Report

May 19, 2014

By Dan Li  On page four of the Diagnostic Form report is statistical detail, which includes a series of tables containing relevant statistics for all the items on the instrument. While the amount of...

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