IDEA provides 3 comparison groups for an instructors course report.

1. IDEA Database

2. IDEA Discipline

3. Your Institution

A drop down menu is available to navigate between the different reports. All norms (IDEA, Discipline, Institutional) are updated annually in September with a 5-year rolling dataset. So each September we add the most current academic year of data and drop of the data that is 6 years old. Each comparison, then, is to data within the most recent five-year period.  For further clarification please contact your IDEA representative.

 

IDEA Database

Choosing this report allows you to see how this course section compares to all of the other course sections that are in the IDEA database.  This comparison is displayed in the Converted Average Comparison area of the report.

 

IDEA Discipline

In order to supply this report an institution needs to apply a 2010 Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code to each of their Courses.  For more information about how to import that data please click here.

IDEA maps CIP codes to an IDEA discipline code.  You can see that mapping here.

Choosing this report allows you to see how this course section compares to all of the other course sections in the IDEA database that have associated their course with the same IDEA Discipline code. This comparison is displayed in the Converted Average Comparison area of the report.  IDEA needs to have at least 100 course sections with the same Discipline code in order to supply this report.  If there is not enough data to supply this report you will see a message like the one below.

 

Your Institution

Choosing this report allows you to see how this course section compares to all of the other course sections that have been evaluated at your Institution using Campus Labs Course Evaluations.  This comparison is displayed in the Converted Average Comparison area of the report.   IDEA needs to have at least 100 course sections in order to supply this report.

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