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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 thma@jsu.edu or at (256) 782-5109.


Quick Summary of IDEA Participation

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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