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 2021 Full Term IDEA Timeline

Activity Fall 2020
Faculty Complete Online OSFs  April 14 - May 5
Students Complete Online Evaluations April 21 - May 5

Spring 2021 7 1/2 Week Terms (7A & 7B) IDEA Timeline

Activity (7A) (7B)
Faculty Complete Online OSFs February 19 - March 4 April 22 - May 5
Students Complete Online Evaluations February 26 - March 4 April 29 - May 5