IDEA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve learning in higher education through research, assessment and professional development. IDEA supports the evaluation and development of both programs and people. Extensive data collection, research, and feedback from our clients have resulted in continuous enhancement of our services. The emphasis of IDEA always remains on improving teaching, learning, and the higher education process, while remaining true to our Core Values of Integrity, Quality, Collaboration, Service, and Knowledge.
Designed for executive leaders in higher education settings, IDEA’s web-based Feedback System for Administrators solicits input on 10 pivotal characteristics, representing five distinct administrative roles. The administrator survey tool gathers impressions on administrative styles, confidence, and job performance, while also identifying areas for improvement. Confidentiality permitting, the respondent sample can be stratified on the basis of a number of roles and relationships.
IDEA gives chairs the resources to strengthen leadership skills and focus on individualized improvement strategies with the Feedback System for Chairs and the annual Academic Chairperson’s Conference, co-sponsored with Kansas State University.
The IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system focuses on student learning of 12 general objectives, factors out extraneous circumstances, and can be administered online or on paper. IDEA tailors each report to fit the instructor's selected learning objectives and offers recommendations and resources for improvement based on research. Data can be aggregated for program assessment and accreditation.
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