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Director Claire Lamonica presented new research about the Midterm Chart process at an international conference in late 2018.

Let’s Talk Teaching: Researching Midterm Chats

What are your students really thinking? In this episode, we discuss CTLT Director Claire Lamonica’s new research into Midterm Chats, also known as Small Group Instructional Diagnoses. She provides a preliminary look at how faculty members at Illinois State believe this form of evaluation improves their teaching. Also, Claire and Jim talk about the importance of making little changes, instead of wholesale revision, to one’s teaching.

Find out more about Claire’s research on this episode’s show page.

Let’s Talk Teaching is a free podcast for instructors at Illinois State University, produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. You can listen to past episodes and subscribe using your favorite podcast app or through iTunes by going to

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