Research at IDEA

IDEA's research team is responsible for the integrity of our feedback tools and the creation of publications and resources for the benefit of our client partners and the higher education community. 

Publications, Resources, and Consulting Services

  • IDEA Papers - The IDEA Paper series, begun in 1979, is one of IDEA’s most recognizable resources. IDEA Papers are a national forum for the publication of peer-reviewed articles pertaining to the general areas of teaching and learning, faculty evaluation, curriculum design, assessment, and administration in higher education.
  • IDEA Editorials - IDEA Editorial Notes are opinion pieces written by senior staff that reflect the views of The IDEA Center. Our most recent Editorial Notes:
  • IDEA Research Digest - The IDEA Research Digest summarizes current research in the areas of teaching and learning, faculty evaluation and development, student ratings of instruction, and leadership development in higher education. Each precis reflects key points in a recently published article. The intent is to summarize, not to critically analyze or offer an opinion.
  • Research and Technical Reports -The revised IDEA form was first administered in the fall of 1998. The IDEA Center’s research staff has conducted a variety of studies since that time. These studies have sought to advance our understanding of teaching and learning and improve the use and interpretation of information provided to IDEA users. Research and Technical Reports have been written to summarize the research done and explain the results.
  • Externally Published Research - A comprehensive list of published research by IDEA staff; published research done by other scholars that references or is based, at least in part, on IDEA's work; and dissertations that reference or are based, at least in part, on IDEA's work.
  • Research Consulting Solutions - IDEA's Research staff offers expertise on a variety of topics such as survey development, data analysis, and pre- and post-award services.  Our consulting is available to both current clients and non-clients.
Our research and publications, which benefit the higher education community, are supported by charitable contributions like yours. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to IDEA to sustain our research now and into the future



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