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“IDEA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide assessment and feedback systems to improve learning in higher education. IDEA supports the evaluation and development of both programs and people. Extensive data collection, research, and feedback from our clients have resulted in continuous enhancement of our services. The emphasis of IDEA always remains on improving teaching, learning, and the higher education process, while remaining true to our Core Values of Integrity, Quality, Collaboration, Service, and Knowledge.”

IDEA Papers

IDEA Paper 01: Motivating Students (William E. Cashin) @

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IDEA Paper 03: Improving Academic Advising (Thomas J. Grites) @

IDEA Paper 04: Classroom Observation Techniques*, (Acheson)

IDEA Paper 05: Using Simulation Games in the College Classroom (Ronald T. Hyman) – @ ERIC

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IDEA Paper 07: A Guide to Clinical Performance Testing (Neal Whitman) @

IDEA Paper 08: Questioning in the College Classroom, Hyman

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IDEA Paper 12: Court Challenges to Tenure, Promotion, and Retention Decisions (Peter Seldin) @

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IDEA Paper 16: Improving Multiple-Choice Tests (Victoria L. Clegg and William E. Cashin)

IDEA Paper 17: Improving Essay Tests (William E. Cashin)

IDEA Paper 18: Matching Instructional Objectives, Subject Matter, Tests, and Score Interpretations (Gerald S. Hanna and William E. Cashin)-

IDEA Paper 19: Improving College Grading (Gerald S. Hanna and William E. Cashin)

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IDEA Paper 21: Defining and Evaluating College Teaching (William E. Cashin) @

IDEA Paper 22: Student Ratings of Teaching: Recommendations for Use (William E. Cashin) @

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IDEA Paper 24: Improving Instructors’ Speaking Skills (Nancy R. Goulden)

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IDEA Paper 26: Improving Student Reading (Not Available Online)

IDEA Paper 27: Writing a Syllabus (Howard B. Altman and William E. Cashin) @

IDEA Paper 28: Peridicals Related to College Teaching (William E. Cashin and Victoria L. Clegg) @

IDEA Paper 29: Teaching Adult Students (Cheryl J. Polson) @

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IDEA Paper 31: Answering and Asking Questions (William E. Cashin) @

IDEA Paper 32: Student Ratings of Teaching: The Research Revisited *-

IDEA Paper 33: Developing an Effective Faculty Evaluation System (William E. Cashin) @

IDEA Paper 34: Focusing on Active, Meaningful Learning (Ann Stalheim-Smith)-

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IDEA Paper 36: Appraising Teaching Effectiveness: Beyond Student Ratings Donald P. Hoyt and William H. Pallett

IDEA Paper 37: Helping Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills (Cindy L. Lynch and Susan K Wolcott)

IDEA Paper 38: Enhancing Learning–and More!–Through Cooperative Learning (Barbara J. Millis)

IDEA Paper 39: Establishing Rapport: Personal Interaction and Learning (Neil Fleming)-

IDEA Paper 40: Getting Students to Read: Fourteen Tips (Eric H. Hobson)

IDEA Paper 41: Student goal Orientation, Motivation, and Learning (Marilla D. Svinicki)

IDEA Paper 42: Integrated Course Design (L. Dee Fink)

IDEA Paper 43: The Technology Literate Professoriate: Are We There Yet? (Dan Madigan)-

IDEA Paper 44: The Learning Portfolio: A Powerful Idea for Significant Learning (John Zubizarreta)

IDEA Paper 45: Assessing Your Program-Level Assessment Plan (Susan Hatfield)

IDEA Paper 46: Effective Lecturing (William E. Cashin)

IDEA Paper 47: Promoting Deep Learning (Barbara J. Millis)

IDEA Paper 48: Strategies to Improve Student Writing (David Smit)

IDEA Paper 49: Effective Classroom Discussions (William E. Cashin)

IDEA Paper 50: Student Ratings of Teaching: A Summary of Research and Literature (Benton and Cashin)

IDEA Paper 51: Using Graphic Organizers to Improve Teaching and Learning (Kenneth A. Kiewra)

IDEA Paper 52: Considerations In Online Course Design Paul A. Creasman

IDEA Paper 53: Active Learning Strategies In Face-to-Face Courses (Barbara J. Millis)

IDEA Paper 54: Reflective Ethical Inquiry: Preparing Students for Life (Qualters, McDaniels, and Cohen)

IDEA Paper 55: Team Teaching (Kathryn M. Plank)

IDEA Paper 56: Administrative Leadership (Jon Wergin)

IDEA Paper 57: The Flipped Classroom (Anne M. Braseby)

IDEA Paper 58: Motivation: An Updated Analysis (Stephen L. Benton and Kenneth R. Ryalls)

IDEA Paper 59: Motivation: An Updated Analysis (Marilla D. Svinicki)

IDEA Paper 60: Constructing a Learner-Centered Syllabus: One Professor’s Journey (Aaron S. Richmond)

IDEA Paper 61: Developing a Positive Classroom Climate (Jason J. Barr)

IDEA Paper 62: Transitioning from Traditional Courses to Technologically Supported Classrooms (Janice Proctor and Tiffany Bumgardner)

IDEA Paper 63: Using Metacognition to Promote Learning (Barbara J. Millis)

IDEA Paper 64: Actively Engaging Students in Asynchronous Online Classes (Shannon A. Riggs and Kathryn E. Linder)


IDEA Research Report 6: Understanding the IDEA System’s Extraneous Variable (Donald P. Hoyt and Eun-Joo Lee)