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.


Past Webinars:
The Annual Review: Making it more fun than a colonoscopy

Three Ways Faculty Evaluation Can Kill Morale
IDEA's Academic Advising Assessment and Feedback System
Starting a New Center for Teaching and Learning
Creating a Learner-Centered Syllabus
Handling Hot Topics in the Classroom 

The Annual Review: making it more fun than a colonoscopy

Is the annual review for faculty a painful process for both the faculty and the administrators on your campus? There are ways of thinking about the annual review--from using student feedback to organizing the whole conversation--that can reduce the agony and improve outcomes for all involved. Join us in this 30 minute webinar to explore ideas for making the annual review more effective. 

Original air date: July 18, 2019
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Jake Glover recently discussed the annual review with Eric Koch of Ottawa University. Take a look.




Three Ways Faculty Evaluation Can kill morale

Original air date: May 21, 2019
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Join IDEA, leaders in student feedback and faculty evaluation, to learn more about the three key ways that many faculty evaluation systems not only fail to evaluate faculty effectively, but work to dampen faculty enthusiasm for their work--particularly instruction. 

Check out even more information about Balanced Faculty Evaluation.


IDEA's Academic Advising Assessment and Feedback System

Original air date: February 20, 2019
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Quality academic advising is integral to student success. More than just supporting course selection and registration, academic advisors have a unique opportunity to connect with students in a rich and meaningful way.

More about our system can be found on the Academic Advising Assessment and Feedback System webpage.





Original Air Date - Thursday, January 31, 2019
On January 31, 2019, IDEA and the
POD Network collaborated on this webinar for those in the initial stages of planning or launching a new CTL.

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



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.



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.


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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