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Resources for Effective Teaching

Topic:  Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID)

General information:
The small group instructional diagnosis (SGID) is an interactive tool used to generate student feedback on instruction effectiveness. Professor Majeed Hayat (electrical and computer engineering) coordinates SGID at UNM. Find out if your students are satisfied with the learning environment and if there are better ways to help them learn by clicking on the links below.

Links to OSET Resource Pages:

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis Overview: This 2 page document describes the process and keys to using this tool effectively.

Generating Reflective and Meaningful Feedback from Students When it Counts: This link will take you to the 2011 Success in the Classroom presentation abstracts. From there, scroll down to page 5 to find a one page abstract exploring the SGID process and the benefits of using it to generate student feedback valuable to course improvement; Majeed M. Hayat and Gary A. Smith, University of New Mexico.


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FacNet Resources – UNM faculty who are happy to help in this area:
UNM faculty have volunteered to offer one-on-one advice about small group instructional diagnosis.  Contact OSET and we will make arrangements for you to meet.

Click here if you would like to volunteer your expertise to colleagues by joining FacNet.


Links to Useful Resources Outside UNM:
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis: This website describes the 4 steps to a SGID process to better assess student learning; Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Ferris State University.

SGID Example Forms: Find three examples of ways you can structure a SGID in order to get the most value from student feedback.

Mid-Course Adjustments: Using Small Group Instructional Diagnoses To Improve Teaching and Learning: Ken White walks through the process for a SGID and the advantages and limitations of the feedback; Washington State University.

Down with the SGID! Long Live the QCD: This paper addresses the advantages of using a quick course diagnostic in lieu of the SGID; by Barbra Millis and Jose Vazquez. Published in the Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education Essays on Teaching Excellence.