IDEA Webinars: Learning for Greater Impact

IDEA hosts live webinars on an ongoing basis to bring up-to-date resources to our client partners and higher education community.

Monthly Training:

Student Ratings of Instruction on Campus Labs Overview
IDEA SRI on Campus Labs Faculty Reports Training
IDEA SRI on Campus Labs Department Heads Reports Training

Past:
Creating a Learner-Centered Syllabus
Handling Hot Topics in the Classroom

 

IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction LIVE Webinars - monthly training

On-campus coordinators should consult the schedules below and promote the webinars to the appropriate faculty and administrators as needed. It is recommended that campuses organize joint-viewing sessions so that leaders can answer questions about local issues at the same time participants are learning the system.

Are you interested in a custom webinar for your campus?  Let us know.


IDEA offers these three webinars on a rotation every month

IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction (SRI) on Campus Labs Overview: This training focuses primarily on the selection of learning objectives, best practices for response rates, and the addition of custom questions. Reports are touched on briefly, but primarily to provide context for objective selection.

  • Who should attend: This session is designed primarily for faculty, but administrators are encouraged to attend.
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Upcoming live webinars - all at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time:       
    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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IDEA SRI on Campus Labs Faculty Reports Training: This training focuses on understanding and navigating faculty reports and explores how to use that data to make improvements to a given course. This session is designed primarily for faculty, but administrators who will be reviewing faculty reports should attend as well. 

  • Who should attend: This session is designed primarily for faculty, but administrators who will be reviewing faculty reports should attend as well. 
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Upcoming live webinars - all at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time:
    • Wednesday, December 12
    • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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IDEA SRI on Campus Labs Department Heads Reports Training:

This training focuses on administrator reports, with attention primarily given to the navigational elements of the system. In addition to focusing on where unit-level data exists within the system, we discuss how to use that data to target professional development, examine how objectives are selected across the unit, and how to assess unit-level teaching effectiveness. This session is designed only for department heads (chairs/deans or other unit administrators).


  • Who should attend: This session is designed only for department heads.
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Upcoming live webinars - all at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time: 
    • Wednesday, December 19
    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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HANDLING HOT TOPICS IN THE CLASSROOM


Original Air Date - Thursday, October 11, 2018

It’s easy to want to avoid difficult topics in the classroom because most of us do not enjoy conflict. But discussing sometimes contentious topics is a necessary part of learning and certainly appropriate for college-level learning. In this 30 minute webinar we will explore ways of preparing for classes where you expect difficult topics to come up as well as those where they come up unexpectedly.

Presenters: Dr. Chavella Pittman, Professor of Sociology, Dominican University
Dr. David Pollock, Faculty Development Specialist, IDEA

Didn't get a chance to attend the webinar?  Here's the recording.

Take a listen to SoundIDEA podcast episode Difficult Topics.

 

CREATING A LEARNER-CENTERED SYLLABUS


Original air date - August 16, 2018

Does the syllabus really matter? For many, the syllabus is just a formal document with policies and due dates. While such information is essential, the syllabus can be so much more. 

 

Join us in this 30 minute webinar to spur your thoughts about creating a syllabus that gets students interested in your course and helps them better understand what they will learn and why it’s important. You’ll come away with some ideas for creating a more “learner-centered” syllabus.

Presenters:

David Pollock, PhD
IDEA Faculty Development Specialist 

Michael Palmer, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
Professor, General Faculty and Lecturer in Chemistry
University of Virginia

Didn't get a chance to attend the webinar?  
Here's the recording and related Resources for Faculty Developers.

Take a look at IDEA Paper #60: Constructing a Learner-Centered Syllabus: One Professor’s Journey and read our latest blog Does the Syllabus Matter?


New Student Video Available


To help you communicate the importance of providing feedback, we are providing this short video for students. You might embed it in your Learning Management System, use it in freshman orientation, play it in your on-campus digital signage or in any other way you would find useful.

Video transcript: Your Voice Matters




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