IDEA Papers

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.

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IDEA’s Teaching Essentials: Quick, Sound Student Feedback

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Writing Better Essay Exams

  • Reports & Research
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Gold Star: Enhancing Student Engagement Through Gameful Teaching and Learning

  • Reports & Research
  • Administrative Leadership
  • Course Design
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning
  • Enhancing Academic Skills
  • Faculty Development
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IDEA’s Teaching Essentials: Quick, Sound Student Feedback

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Writing Better Essay Exams

  • Reports & Research
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Gold Star: Enhancing Student Engagement Through Gameful Teaching and Learning

  • Reports & Research
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

A SOAR-Fired Method for Teaching Synthesis Writing

  • Reports & Research
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Note This: How to Improve Student Notetaking

  • Reports & Research
  • Administrative Leadership

Do No Harm: A Balanced Approach to Vendor Relationships, Learning Analytics, and Higher Education

  • Reports & Research
  • Course Design

Better Questions: A Learning Opportunity

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Best Practices in the Evaluation of Teaching

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Developing Test Items for Course Examinations

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Now Streaming: Strategies That Improve Video Lectures

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Evaluation

Gathering Mid-semester Feedback: Three Variations to Improve Instruction

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Evaluation

IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction and RSVP

  • Reports & Research
  • Course Design

Ten Research-Based Steps for Effective Group Work

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Actively Engaging Students in Asynchronous Online Classes

  • Reports & Research
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Using Metacognition to Promote Learning

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Transitioning from Traditional Courses to Technologically Supported Classrooms

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Development

Developing a Positive Classroom Climate

  • Reports & Research
  • Course Design

Constructing a Learner-Centered Syllabus: One Professor’s Journey

  • Reports & Research
  • Motivating Students

Motivation: An Updated Analysis

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Evaluation

Challenging Misconceptions About Student Ratings of Instruction

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Development

The Flipped Classroom

  • Reports & Research
  • Administrative Leadership

Administrative Leadership

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Development

Team Teaching

  • Reports & Research
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Strategies to Improve Student Writing

  • Reports & Research
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Reflective Ethical Inquiry: Preparing Students for Life

  • Reports & Research
  • Course Design

Active Learning Strategies in Face-to-Face Courses

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Considerations in Online Course Design

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Development

Using Graphic Organizers to Improve Teaching and Learning

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Evaluation

Student Ratings of Teaching: A Summary of Research and Literature

  • Reports & Research
  • Course Design

Effective Classroom Discussions

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Development

Promoting Deep Learning

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Development

Effective Lecturing

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Assessing Your Program-Level Assessment Plan

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

The Learning Portfolio: A Powerful Idea for Significant Learning

  • Reports & Research
  • Course Design

Integrated Course Design

  • Reports & Research
  • Motivating Students

Student Goal Orientation, Motivation, and Learning

  • Reports & Research
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Getting Students to Read: Fourteen Tips

  • Reports & Research
  • Motivating Students

Establishing Rapport: Personal Interaction and Learning

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Development

Enhancing Learning — and More! — Through Cooperative Learning

  • Reports & Research
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Helping Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Evaluation

Appraising Teaching Effectiveness: Beyond Student Ratings

  • Reports & Research
  • Faculty Development

Improving Instructors' Speaking Skills

  • Reports & Research
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Improving College Grading

  • Reports & Research
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