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IDEA Resources

IDEA's Student Ratings of Instruction (SRI) are designed to provide formative feedback that gives suggestions for improvement while providing summative feedback that can be used as a component of a more comprehensive system of faculty evaluation. The SDSU Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning has developed resources to support faculty in their efforts related to IDEA-SRI.

CETL staff is always available to consult with faculty and graduate teaching assistants as they interpret and integrate the feedback received from IDEA-SRI into their practice.

Using IDEA-SRI Results to Strengthen Teaching Practices

This workshop reviewed and interpreted the IDEA reports with special emphasis on how faculty can use the results to strengthen their teaching and classroom experience. This workshop was presented collaboratively by CETL and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

IDEA-SRI video


IDEA-SRI Learning Objective Resource Guides

Idea Objective 1 : Gaining a basic understanding of the subject

Idea Objective 2 : Developing knowledge and understanding of diverse perspectives, global awareness, or other cultures

Idea Objective 3 : Learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decision making)

Idea Objective 4 : Developing specific skills, competencies, and points of views needed by professionals in the field most closely related to this course

Idea Objective 5 : Acquiring skills in working with others as a member of a team

Idea Objective 6 : Developing creative capacities (writing, investing, designing, performing in art, music, drama, etc.)

Idea Objective 7 : Gaining a broader understanding and appreciation of intellectual/cultural activity (music, science, literature, etc.)

Idea Objective 8 : Developing skill in expressing myself orally or in writing

Idea Objective 9 : Learning how to find, evaluate, and use resources to explore a topic in depth

Idea Objective 10 : Developing ethical reasoning and/or ethical decision making

Idea Objective 11 : Learning to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view

Idea Objective 12 : Learning to apply knowledge and skills to benefit others or serve the public good

Idea Objective 13 : Learning appropriate methods for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting numerical information