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.

Aims and Scope

IDEA Papers publish peer-reviewed scholarly papers of a theoretical/conceptual and applied nature that contribute to the understanding of higher-education faculty teaching, evaluation, and development; and leadership evaluation and development. 

Papers representing all aspects of teaching and academic leadership are welcomed including reflections, reviews of research, guidelines for effective practice, and research-based suggestions for improving teaching, student learning, and leadership. The series, however, does not publish papers whose primary purpose is to report the method and results of an empirical study.

If you are looking for additional resources to support improved teaching and student learning, look at our IDEA Notes on Instruction and our IDEA Notes on Learning.

IDEA Papers - All Papers

All Papers

Papers are listed in order of most current to least current.  
Some IDEA Papers have been retired and do not appear on this list.

Now Streaming: Strategies that Improve Video Lectures - IDEA Paper #68
Ten Research-Based Steps for Effective Group Work - IDEA Paper #65
The Flipped Classroom - IDEA Paper #57
Administrative Leadership - IDEA Paper #56 
Team Teaching - IDEA Paper #55 
Promoting Deep Learning - IDEA Paper #47 
Effective Lecturing - IDEA Paper #46
Integrated Course Design - IDEA Paper #42
Improving College Grading - IDEA Paper #19 
Improving Essay Tests  - IDEA Paper #17 


Enhancing Academic Skills

Faculty Development

Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Course Design

Faculty Evaluation

Motivating Students

Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Administrative Leadership

For greater convenience, IDEA Papers can be selected and emailed as PDFs by filling out our IDEA Paper Order Form.  



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