IDEA Online Survey Dates

Fall 2015

  First Half Term Second Half Term Full Term
Course selection begin 8/28/15 10/23/15 9/1/15
Course selection end 9/18/15 11/14/15 10/26/15
Courses uploaded to IDEA 9/21/15 11/16/15 10/27/15
School-wide questions begin 9/22/15 11/19/15 10/28/15
School-wide questions end 9/25/15 11/23/15 11/4/15
Faculty Information Form begin 9/26/15 11/24/15 11/5/15
Faculty Information Form end 10/1/15 12/3/15 11/17/15
Student responses begin 10/2/15 12/4/15 11/19/15
Student responses end 10/9/15 12/11/15 12/7/15

The rules driving the IDEA course survey dates are as follows:

  1. School Coordinators/ Department Chairpersons select courses between the last Drop/Add date and the last Withdraw date.
  2. Courses are uploaded to the IDEA site after the last Withdraw date (this may take 1-2 days).
  3. School-wide questions are added after courses are uploaded to IDEA and prior to the IDEA Faculty Information Form (FIF) period beginning.
  4. Faculty have 7-10 business days to complete the FIF depending on the length of the term.
  5. Students have 7-10 days to complete the course evaluations prior to the start of exams.


  • Special alterations related to unique situations within departments should be handled by the School Coordinators.
  • School Coordinators order school-specific reports through IDEA Online.
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning can give support for interpreting IDEA survey results and finding other ways to assess quality teaching.


(The link to the course site is at the bottom of the page below “Services” IDEA Online).