IDEA – Course Evaluations

The Faculty Council approved the use of the IDEA (Individual Development and Educational Assessment) course evaluation system during the 2013-2014 academic year. Fall 2014 marks the launch of IDEA at the University of St. Thomas. The core idea of the IDEA is to assess pedagogical effectiveness by focusing on learning and curricular objectives established by the faculty. The IDEA system replaces the University of St. Thomas’s previous course evaluation process. 

Provided below are a few resources that may assist you with the IDEA course evaluations.

IDEA Video Tutorials
IDEA Example Forms

The link below provides examples of the Faculty Information Form as well as the Student (Diagnostic) Survey Form

IDEA Documentation
IDEA Questions

If you have any technical questions regarding the IDEA evaluation process, please contact us at and we will be happy to assist you.