Sept. 25: SGID Consultant Training – Collecting Useful Midterm Student Feedback

Faculty interested in serving as Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) consultants can participate in a training session on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Click here to register for a training session. 

The SGID process is a method of soliciting student perceptions about the progress of their learning. Since it is conducted by a trained faculty colleague who is an outsider to the class, students are free to be direct, but since it is normally done around mid-semester, faculty receive the feedback at a time when there is still significant opportunity to consider any changes that might improve student learning. The SGID process is flexible enough to be used with both large and small classes, and yields information likely to be useful to both beginning and experienced faculty.

The seminar is the first of two steps to becoming an SGID consultant. The seminar will provide participants with the tools they need to interview the faculty member who has requested an SGID, to gather and analyze data from the students, and to report back to the faculty member.

The second step is to observe an SGID conducted by a current consultant. The seminar and observation complete the training required to serve as a consultant, and participants will then be ready to begin conducting SGIDs. Consultants typically are asked to conduct one SGID each semester.

If you are interested in participating in this training and becoming an SGID consultant, register here. If you have any questions about the process, contact Anne Kelsch (anne.kelsch@und.edu or 777-4233).