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IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction

IDEA Course Evaluation Schedule for 2014-15 Academic Year

Faculty Information Form

Student course evaluations

Fall 2014

October 27 - November 9

November 17 - December 7

Spring 2015

March 9 - 20

April 6 - 19

Summer 2015

June 2015

June 2015


2013 IDEA Workshop presentations and PowerPoint slides  

First presentation: Overview of IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction

  • Faculty Information Form: purpose, how to complete it, and how it is used to customize results

You may download the PowerPoint slides for this presentation here before starting the video recording.

*Due to an improper setting, the latter part of this presentation was not recorded.

Second presentation: Using IDEA for Faculty Evaluation

  • What the reports provide and how the information/data can be used for faculty evaluation

The PowerPoint slides for this presentation can be viewed or downloaded here.

Third presentation: Using IDEA for Assessment, Program Review, and Accreditation

  • Overview of reports with comparison information and other types of aggregate data
  • Using IDEA for accreditation, regional as well as professional

The PowerPoint slides for this presentation can be viewed or downloaded here.

Forth presentation: Using IDEA for Data-Guided Faculty Development Planning

  • Using data to drive decisions about what type of programming would be useful
  • Using group summary reports to make resource allocation and program planning decisions

The PowerPoint slides for this presentation can be viewed or downloaded here.

 For questions, please contact the Office of Planning & Research via email or at (256) 782-5109.



Quick Summary of IDEA Participation

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013  

Fall 2012


Feature : Copying Objectives on the Faculty Information Form
The online IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system focuses on student learning of 12 specific objectives. It solicits students' feedback on their own learning progress, effort, and motivation, as well as their perceptions of the instructor's use of 20 instructional strategies and teaching methods.

To help you better understand IDEA, some helpful information is just a click away. You may click on the topics below to view the documents.
IDEA Helpful Information
Sample Forms
Faculty Information Form
Student Evaluation Form (diagnostic)

Sample Report (diagnostic)

Faculty information - at this page, you will have access to the following documents:
Video on completing the Faculty Information Form
Directions to Faculty
Some thoughts on selecting IDEA objectives
Disciplinary Selection of Learning Objectives
Discipline/Department Codes
Sample Syllabi Integrating IDEA Objectives
Using Additional Questions:
IDEA Online Adding Additional Questions - Step-by-step Instructions

IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction Report Messages - Number of Responses and Response Rate

Interpretative Guide: IDEA Report

Interpreting Adjusted Ratings of Outcomes

Using IDEA Results for Administrative Decision making

Appraising Teaching Effectiveness: Beyond student ratings

Teaching improvement - Best practices

Relationship of teaching methods to learning objectives
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