Small-Group Instructional Diagnosis is a structured interview process offered midway through a term to ask groups of students to identify:
Using open-ended questions, students are encouraged to create constructive feedback in small groups and then in a full-class discussion, facilitated by a trained Peer Consultant or Center for Faculty Development colleague. Discussions and results are kept confidential between the instructor and the facilitator.
The process involves four steps:
The most important factor in ensuring that a SGID is successful is that you need to be committed to making adjustments to your course to facilitate student learning.
SGIDs may be appropriate when one or more of the following is true:
SGIDs have several key advantages:
If you'd like a colleague from the Center or a Peer Consultant to conduct a SGID for you in one of your classes, please contact the Center for Faculty Development at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will make the arrangements.
Please remember to allow time to organize the SGID, and bear in mind that contacting us early in the quarter makes it more likely that facilitators will be available at the right time.