The IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system focuses on student learning of 12 general objectives, factors out extraneous circumstances, and can be administered online or on paper. IDEA tailors each report to fit the instructor's selected learning objectives and offers recommendations and resources for improvement based on research. Data can be aggregated for program assessment and accreditation.
Designed for executive leaders in higher education settings, IDEA’s web-based Feedback System for Administrators solicits input on 10 pivotal characteristics, representing five distinct administrative roles. The administrator survey tool gathers impressions on administrative styles, confidence, and job performance, while also identifying areas for improvement. Confidentiality permitting, the respondent sample can be stratified on the basis of a number of roles and relationships.
IDEA gives chairs the resources to strengthen leadership skills and focus on individualized improvement strategies with the Feedback System for Chairs and the annual Academic Chairperson’s Conference, co-sponsored with Kansas State University.