Improving Teaching

Support information and documents on improving teaching:

Relationship of Teaching Methods to Learning Objectives

PDF with a chart that illustrates the correlations between identified learning obectives and corresponding teaching methods. These correlations were derived by analyzing the data from numerous administrations of Student Ratings of Instruction at multiple sites over multiple years:

Interpretative Guide: IDEA Diagnostic Form Report

This PDF guide provides information to help you interpret your IDEA Diagnostic Form Report. You will find links in each section that provide expanded details about the interpretation of various aspects of the reports and the use of student ratings:

Interpretative Guide: IDEA Short Form Report

This PDF guide provides information to help you interpret your IDEA Short Form Report. You will find links in each section that provide expanded details about the interpretation of various aspects of the reports and the use of student ratings:

IDEA Paper 33 -- Developing an Effective Faculty Evaluation

The following is a PDF of IDEA Paper 33 on developing an effective faculty evaluation system:

Using IDEA to Improve Teaching

The Diagnostic Form Report facilitates the initial inquiry into how learning can be improved. Teaching methods and styles are presented in five categories on pages 3 of the Diagnostic Form Report.

Teaching Improvement - Best Practices

Use IDEA in Conjunction With Additional Sources of Information

IDEA results are used in conjunction with a peer observation, syllabus review and rating conducted by a peer, and/or student comments. Faculty members meet with a peer or faculty development person to discuss how the available information are consistent or not, and what can be done to guide improvement efforts.