Small Group Instructional Diagnostic (SGID)



SGIDs, Small Group Instructional Diagnostic, are a formative assessment techniques used to obtain anonymous, mid-quarter feedback from your students about your class. A Trained facilitator assists you in creating quesitons that you would like to ask your students. The facilitator then comes into your class for 30 minutes while you leave the room, and collects anonymous answers to your questions. The feedback is compiled into a report for you and then a follow-up meeting is scheduled to discuss the report. This provides you with an opportunity to go back to your students to reinforce your class learning goals, and potentially make small changes.

SGIDs will be done prior to week 7 of the quarter and will be limited to 1 per faculty member per quarter. Allow 20-30 minutes of class time.


A faculty member who would like to have an SGID done will submit a request, preferably two weeks in advance, using the online request form.


Once a request has been received, the TLC Program Coordinator will forward the request to the facilitators asking if anyone is available to perform the SGID and will copy the TLC Director. The TLC Director will review the repsonses and assign the SGID.


The assigned facilitator will contact the faculty requesting the SGID to set up a time to meet and discuss questions and information the faculty member would like to receive.  Once a date has been agreed upon, the facilitator will conduct the SGID and then schedule a follow-up with the faculty member to discuss the results.

The TLC Program Coordinator is to be included in all correspondence between the facilitator and faculty member.  Once the SGID has been completed, the facilitator will notify the TLC Program Coordinator who will enter the information into a tracking spreadsheet and credit the facilitator with a small amount of funding that can be used toward travel or supplies.

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