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IDEA What it is and How to Implement the System Texas A & M, February 2013 Shelley A. Chapman, PhD Senior Educational Consultant
Individual Development Educational Assessment Teaching Improvement Faculty Evaluation Curriculum Review Program Assessment Accreditation
What is teaching effectiveness? Being Organized Being Prompt Being Clear Relating course material to real life situations Requiring critical thinking Forming learning teams Introducing stimulating ideas Inspiring students to set and achieve goals
Most Surveys How well do the instructor’s methods resemble those of a “model” teacher? How well do students rate their progress on the types of learning the instructor targeted? Teaching Effectiveness
What is teaching effectiveness? Philosophy of IDEA Primary indicant of Teaching Effectiveness = Facilitating Learning
Conditions for Good Use The instrument Targets learning Provides suggested action steps for teaching improvement Has evidence for validity
Conditions for Good Use The Faculty Trust the process Value student feedback Are motivated to make improvements
Conditions for Good Use Campus Culture Teaching excellence - high priority Resources to improve - provided Student ratings - appropriate weight
Conditions for Good Use The Evaluation Process 30-50% of evaluation of teaching 6-8 classes, more if small (<10) Not over-interpreted (3-5 performance categories)
Reflective Practice using Individual Reports Collect Feedback Interpret Results Read & Learn Reflect & Discuss Improve IDEA resources that are keyed to reports Talk with colleagues Try new ideas Online, Paper What the reports say and what they mean
Underlying Philosophy of IDEA Teaching effectiveness is determined primarily by students’ progress on the types of learning the instructor targets.
FIF: Selecting Objectives 3-5 as “Essential” or “Important” Is it a significant part of the course? Do you do something specific to help students accomplish the objective? Does the student’s progress on the objective influence his or her grade? Be true to your course.
Student Survey Online Delivery Link is on Howdy Reminders are sent by email Start/end dates determined by Institution Submission is confidential and restricted to one
Online Response Rates – Best Practices Create value for feedback Prepare Students Monitor and Communicate
Example: Course Syllabus Objective 3: Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions) Students will be able to apply the methods, processes, and principles of earth science to understanding natural phenomena Students will think more critically about the earth and environment Objective 8: Developing skill in expressing myself orally or in writing Students will be able to present scientific results in written and oral forms IDEA Center Learning Objective Course Learning Outcomes
Diagnostic Report Overview 1.How did students rate their learning experience? 2.What contextual factors impacted those ratings? 3.How do my scores compare to: IDEA, discipline, and institution? 4.What might I do to facilitate better learning for my students next time?
Your Average (5-point Scale) RawAdj. A.Progress on Relevant Objectives 1 Four objectives were selected as relevant (Important or Essential—see page 2) 4.14.3 1 If you are comparing Progress on Relevant Objectives from one instructor to another, use the converted average. 1. How did Students Rate their Learning?
Summary Evaluation: Five-Point Scale Report Page 1 Your Average Score (5-point scale) RawAdj. A.Progress on Relevant Objectives Four objectives were selected as relevant (Important or Essential—see page 2) 4.14.3 Overall Ratings B. Excellent Teacher 4.74.9 C. Excellent Course 4.14.4 D. Average of B & C 4.44.7 Summary Evaluation (Average of A & D) 4.34.5 50% 25%
2. What contextual factors impacted those scores?
3. How do my scores compare to: IDEA, Discipline, Institution?
POD-IDEA Notes Background Helpful Hints Application for online learning Assessment Issues References and Resources
IDEA Papers Resources for Faculty Evaluation Faculty Development
IDEA Terminology Student Ratings of Instruction = student survey FIF = Faculty Information Form OCC = On Campus Coordinator Sub-OCC = Person who works with the OCC on campus GSR = Group Summary Report Aggregate Data File = Excel spreadsheets of all data Benchmarking Report Discipline Code = modified CIP codes Local Code = code for creating groups Converted Averages = T Scores Adjusted Scores = Scores that take into consideration variables outside the control of the instructor
IDEA Website and Who’s Who www.theideacenter.org
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