About Us

IDEA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education through analytics, resources, and advice.

More Than 40 Years of Service for Higher Education

Since 1975, we have been leading the way in making a positive, sustainable impact on teaching and learning in higher education. By partnering with more than 300 colleges and universities across the country, our aim is to reach the same goal — continuous individual and institutional improvement and achievement.

What Makes IDEA Unique?

IDEA solutions are built on an extensive, nation-wide research program and provide critical insight to guide personal and programmatic reflection. Each service offers targeted feedback for improving personal performance – while positively impacting the institution’s processes and outcomes.

Through our research we provide teaching and learning resources for faculty and leaders - which we make available to all of higher education, not just IDEA clients.

Through our giving and grantmaking programs we partner with generous donors and provide further support through grants to faculty and staff interested in pursuing research.

At IDEA, we provide the expertise, leadership, and investment to help our partner institutions excel in teaching and learning with measured impact.

    Charitable gifts to The Fund for IDEA enables IDEA to hire and retain the best scholars, and provides experts the resources they need to make a positive impact on teaching and learning. 



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