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IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction

IDEA Course Evaluation Schedule for Fall 2015

Faculty Information Form

Student course evaluations

Fall 2015

October 26 - November 8

November 16 - December 6

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

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 and Reports:

Faculty information - at this page, you will have access to the following documents:
  • Tutorial for Online Faculty Information Form video
  • Directions to Faculty for Online Administration
  • Additional Questions Tutorial
  • Four-part series explains the Faculty Information Form in detail:
    • Purpose of the Faculty Information Form
    • How to select learning objectives
    • Why your selection of objectives is important
    • Contextual questions
  • Resources provide additional information on selecting objectives:
    • Some thoughts on selecting IDEA objectives
    • Disciplinary Selection of Learning Objectives
    • Sample Syllabi Integrating IDEA Objectives
Interpretative Guide: IDEA Report
Interpreting Adjusted Scores
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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