Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID)


Do you have a course that is particularly challenging to teach? You may want to consider having us run a midterm focus group with your students. This technique called a Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) has been empirically tied to higher student satisfaction. It involves a CTL faculty member facilitating the process.

The instructor and the SGID facilitator meet to outline the course's objectives and the purpose of the feedback sessions. The faculty member engages with students at the end of a class session. The instructor is not present during this session. It involves approximately 20 minutes of class time where a staff member meets with your students with custom-designed questions about specific course elements.

The collected information is summarized and presented to the instructor during private follow-up consultations. This ensures that the instructor receives valuable insights into students' perspectives on the course.


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