Small Group Instructional Diagnosis

Counselors are unavailable during quarter breaks. The counselors will plan to return to remote operations and be able to provide assistance to students beginning the week of April 6, 2020.

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During the closure, we will not be holding individual personal counseling sessions. We are not equipped to provide personal counseling services during the closure and want to highlight the off-campus resources and support lines for students in the Community Resources page . If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911 or the 24 hour crisis hotline, Crisis Connections, at 1.866.427.4747.

Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a very constructive way for you to get feedback from your students about their learning experiences in your class and the effectiveness of your course, as taught.

The SGID is facilitated by a trained faculty colleague or counselor, in your absence distilling useful threads of information focusing around:

  • Your techniques which help students learn well in class.
  • Your techniques which are not as helpful to their learning well in class.
  • Their constructive suggestions for improvements in your class.
  • Feedback and common themes are presented to you afterwards in a meeting with your facilitator. You may design teaching changes, or not, as you see fit. Feedback is provided to you only and does not affect your tenure or other administrative evaluations.

How do I schedule an SGID?

You can request an SGID through your Division Office or through your Division Counselor.