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.

Fall Full Term 2020 IDEA Timeline

Activity Fall 2020
Faculty Complete Online OSFs  November 09 - December 02
Students Complete Online Evaluations November 16 - December 02

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

Activity First 7 1/2 Weeks (7A) Second 7 1/2 Weeks (7B)
Faculty Complete Online OSFs September 24 - October 07 November 16 - December 02
Students Complete Online Evaluations October 01 - October 07 November 23 - December 02