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CBE-Life Sciences Education
written by Emily M. Walter, Charles R. Henderson, Andrea Beach, and Cody T. Williams
Researchers, administrators, and policy makers need valid and reliable information about teaching practices. The Postsecondary Instructional Practices Survey (PIPS) is designed to measure the instructional practices of postsecondary instructors from any discipline. The PIPS has 24 instructional practice statements and nine demographic questions. Users calculate PIPS scores by an intuitive proportion-based scoring convention. Factor analyses from 72 departments at four institutions (N = 891) support a 2- or 5-factor solution for the PIPS; both models include all 24 instructional practice items and have good model fit statistics. Factors in the 2-factor model include (a) instructor-centered practices, nine items; and (b) student-centered practices, 13 items. Factors in the 5-factor model include (a) student–student interactions, six items; (b) content delivery, four items; (c) formative assessment, five items; (d) student-content engagement, five items; and (e) summative assessment, four items. In this article, we describe our development and validation processes, provide scoring conventions and outputs for results, and describe wider applications of the instrument.
CBE-Life Sciences Education: Volume 15, Issue 4, Pages ar53
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Education - Applied Research
- Learning Environment
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Instruments
- Research Design & Methodology
= Data
= Validity
- Sample Population
= Instructor: Faculty
= Instructor: In-service
- Teacher Characteristics
Other Sciences
- Engineering
- Life Sciences
- Mathematics
- Graduate/Professional
- Assessment Material
- Reference Material
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10.1187/cbe.15-09-0193
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Instructional Practices, PIPS Assessment, PIPS assessment validation, PIPS validation, Reformed STEM education, Reformed education, Student-centered Learning, best practice
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Metadata instance created October 9, 2023 by Sam McKagan
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E. Walter, C. Henderson, A. Beach, and C. Williams, , CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 15 (4), ar53 (2016), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.15-09-0193).
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E. Walter, C. Henderson, A. Beach, and C. Williams, Introducing the Postsecondary Instructional Practices Survey (PIPS): A Concise, Interdisciplinary, and Easy-to-Score Survey, CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 15 (4), ar53 (2016), <https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.15-09-0193>.
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Walter, E., Henderson, C., Beach, A., & Williams, C. (2016, November 3). Introducing the Postsecondary Instructional Practices Survey (PIPS): A Concise, Interdisciplinary, and Easy-to-Score Survey. CBE Life. Sci. Educ., 15(4), ar53. Retrieved June 23, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.15-09-0193
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Walter, E, C. Henderson, A. Beach, and C. Williams. "Introducing the Postsecondary Instructional Practices Survey (PIPS): A Concise, Interdisciplinary, and Easy-to-Score Survey." CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 15, no. 4, (November 3, 2016): ar53, https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.15-09-0193 (accessed 23 June 2024).
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Walter, Emily M., Charles Henderson, Andrea Beach, and Cody T. Williams. "Introducing the Postsecondary Instructional Practices Survey (PIPS): A Concise, Interdisciplinary, and Easy-to-Score Survey." CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 15.4 (2016): ar53. 23 June 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.15-09-0193>.
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