IDEA Evaluations

Sam Houston State University uses the IDEA Center’s Student Ratings of Instruction instrument (commonly referred to as the IDEA evaluations) to collect feedback from students on their perceived learning within courses and their observations on teaching methods.  By collecting feedback on student learning and teaching methods, faculty and administrators are able to make improvements to courses that lead to improved student learning.  The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment at Sam Houston State University coordinates the institution’s IDEA Evaluation process.

Faculty Resources and Training

Accessing Your Evaluations:

* Faculty course evaluation reports are accessible from the House Bill 2504 website.  Full faculty course reports are available for Fall 2005 through Spring 2016 and abbreviated reports are available from Fall 2016 and forward.  The Faculty Portal above provides full faculty reports for Fall 2016 and forward.

Spring Full Term 2020 IDEA Timeline

Activity Spring 2020
Faculty Complete Online OSFs  April 13 - May 01
Students Complete Online Evaluations April 20 - May 01

7 1/2 Week Terms (7A and 7B) Spring 2020 IDEA Timeline

Activity First 7 1/2 Weeks (7A) Second 7 1/2 Weeks (7B)
Faculty Complete Online OSFs February 20 - March 05 April 20 - May 01
Students Complete Online Evaluations February 27 - March 05 April 27 - May 01