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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.

Navigating Learning Analytics in Higher Education
  • Learning Analytics

Navigating Learning Analytics in Higher Education - IDEA Paper 82

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  • Reports & Research
Guiding Learning and Assessment through Rubrics 
  • Assessment

Guiding Learning and Assessment through Rubrics  - IDEA Paper 84

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  • Reports & Research
Teacher Clarity: Cornerstone of Effective Teaching
  • Teacher Clarity

Teacher Clarity: Cornerstone of Effective Teaching - IDEA Paper 83

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  • Reports & Research
Current and Future Uses of Augmented Reality in Higher Education
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Current and Future Uses of Augmented Reality in Higher Education - IDEA Paper 81

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  • Reports & Research
Judging the Credibility of Quantitative Student Ratings of Instruction Research
  • Faculty Evaluation

Judging the Credibility of Quantitative Student Ratings of Instruction Research - IDEA Paper 80

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  • Reports & Research
Assigning a Valid and Reliable Grade in a Course
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Assigning a Valid and Reliable Grade in a Course - IDEA Paper 79

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  • Reports & Research
Implementing EPortfolio Tools Within Curricula: A Guide for Faculty
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Implementing EPortfolio Tools Within Curricula: A Guide for Faculty - IDEA Paper 78

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  • Reports & Research
IDEA’s Teaching Essentials: Quick, Sound Student Feedback
  • Faculty Evaluation

IDEA’s Teaching Essentials: Quick, Sound Student Feedback - IDEA Paper 77

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  • Reports & Research
Writing Better Essay Exams
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Writing Better Essay Exams - IDEA Paper 76

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  • Reports & Research
Gold Star: Enhancing Student Engagement Through Gameful Teaching and Learning
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Gold Star: Enhancing Student Engagement Through Gameful Teaching and Learning - IDEA Paper 75

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  • Reports & Research
A SOAR-Fired Method for Teaching Synthesis Writing
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

A SOAR-Fired Method for Teaching Synthesis Writing - IDEA Paper 74

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  • Reports & Research
Note This: How to Improve Student Notetaking
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Note This: How to Improve Student Notetaking - IDEA Paper 73

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  • Reports & Research
Do No Harm: A Balanced Approach to Vendor Relationships, Learning Analytics, and Higher Education
  • Administrative Leadership

Do No Harm: A Balanced Approach to Vendor Relationships, Learning Analytics, and Higher Education - IDEA Paper 72

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  • Reports & Research
Better Questions: A Learning Opportunity
  • Course Design

Better Questions: A Learning Opportunity - IDEA Paper 71

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  • Reports & Research
Developing Test Items for Course Examinations
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Developing Test Items for Course Examinations - IDEA Paper 70

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  • Reports & Research
Best Practices in the Evaluation of Teaching
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Best Practices in the Evaluation of Teaching - IDEA Paper 69

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  • Reports & Research
Now Streaming: Strategies That Improve Video Lectures
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Now Streaming: Strategies That Improve Video Lectures - IDEA Paper 68

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  • Reports & Research
Gathering Mid-semester Feedback: Three Variations to Improve Instruction
  • Faculty Evaluation

Gathering Mid-semester Feedback: Three Variations to Improve Instruction - IDEA Paper 67

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  • Reports & Research
IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction and RSVP
  • Faculty Evaluation

IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction and RSVP - IDEA Paper 66

Media Type

  • Reports & Research
Ten Research-Based Steps for Effective Group Work
  • Course Design

Ten Research-Based Steps for Effective Group Work - IDEA Paper 65

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  • Reports & Research
Actively Engaging Students in Asynchronous Online Classes
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Actively Engaging Students in Asynchronous Online Classes - IDEA Paper 64

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  • Reports & Research
Using Metacognition to Promote Learning
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Using Metacognition to Promote Learning - IDEA Paper 63

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  • Reports & Research
Transitioning from Traditional Courses to Technologically Supported Classrooms
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Transitioning from Traditional Courses to Technologically Supported Classrooms - IDEA Paper 62

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  • Reports & Research
Developing a Positive Classroom Climate
  • Faculty Development

Developing a Positive Classroom Climate - IDEA Paper 61

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  • Reports & Research
Constructing a Learner-Centered Syllabus: One Professor’s Journey
  • Course Design

Constructing a Learner-Centered Syllabus: One Professor’s Journey - IDEA Paper 60

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  • Reports & Research
Motivation: An Updated Analysis
  • Motivating Students

Motivation: An Updated Analysis - IDEA Paper 59

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  • Reports & Research
Challenging Misconceptions About Student Ratings of Instruction
  • Faculty Evaluation

Challenging Misconceptions About Student Ratings of Instruction - IDEA Paper 58

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  • Reports & Research
The Flipped Classroom
  • Faculty Development

The Flipped Classroom - IDEA Paper 57

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  • Reports & Research
Administrative Leadership
  • Administrative Leadership

Administrative Leadership - IDEA Paper 56

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  • Reports & Research
Team Teaching
  • Faculty Development

Team Teaching - IDEA Paper 55

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  • Reports & Research
Reflective Ethical Inquiry: Preparing Students for Life
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Reflective Ethical Inquiry: Preparing Students for Life - IDEA Paper 54

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  • Reports & Research
Active Learning Strategies in Face-to-Face Courses
  • Course Design

Active Learning Strategies in Face-to-Face Courses - IDEA Paper 53

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  • Reports & Research
Considerations in Online Course Design
  • Effective Use of Technology and Online Learning

Considerations in Online Course Design - IDEA Paper 52

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  • Reports & Research
Using Graphic Organizers to Improve Teaching and Learning
  • Faculty Development

Using Graphic Organizers to Improve Teaching and Learning - IDEA Paper 51

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  • Reports & Research
Effective Classroom Discussions
  • Course Design

Effective Classroom Discussions - IDEA Paper 49

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  • Reports & Research
Strategies to Improve Student Writing
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Strategies to Improve Student Writing - IDEA Paper 48

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  • Reports & Research
Student Ratings of Teaching: A Summary of Research and Literature
  • Faculty Evaluation

Student Ratings of Teaching: A Summary of Research and Literature - IDEA Paper 50

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  • Reports & Research
Promoting Deep Learning
  • Faculty Development

Promoting Deep Learning - IDEA Paper 47

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  • Reports & Research
Effective Lecturing
  • Faculty Development

Effective Lecturing - IDEA Paper 46

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  • Reports & Research
Assessing Your Program-Level Assessment Plan
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Assessing Your Program-Level Assessment Plan - IDEA Paper 45

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  • Reports & Research
The Learning Portfolio: A Powerful Idea for Significant Learning
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

The Learning Portfolio: A Powerful Idea for Significant Learning - IDEA Paper 44

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  • Reports & Research
Integrated Course Design
  • Course Design

Integrated Course Design - IDEA Paper 42

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  • Reports & Research
Student Goal Orientation, Motivation, and Learning
  • Motivating Students

Student Goal Orientation, Motivation, and Learning - IDEA Paper 41

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  • Reports & Research
Getting Students to Read: Fourteen Tips
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Getting Students to Read: Fourteen Tips - IDEA Paper 40

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  • Reports & Research
Establishing Rapport: Personal Interaction and Learning
  • Motivating Students

Establishing Rapport: Personal Interaction and Learning - IDEA Paper 39

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  • Reports & Research
Enhancing Learning — and More! — Through Cooperative Learning
  • Faculty Development

Enhancing Learning — and More! — Through Cooperative Learning - IDEA Paper 38

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  • Reports & Research
Helping Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills
  • Enhancing Academic Skills

Helping Your Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills - IDEA Paper 37

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  • Reports & Research
Appraising Teaching Effectiveness: Beyond Student Ratings
  • Faculty Evaluation

Appraising Teaching Effectiveness: Beyond Student Ratings - IDEA Paper 36

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  • Reports & Research
Improving Instructors’ Speaking Skills
  • Faculty Development

Improving Instructors’ Speaking Skills - IDEA Paper 24

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  • Reports & Research
Improving College Grading
  • Effective Strategies to Assess Student Learning

Improving College Grading - IDEA Paper 19

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  • Reports & Research