The IDEA evaluation instrument used to evaluate a course at FDU is dependent on faculty status (e.g., tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure track) and course length/timing (e.g., traditional versus non-traditional semester).
The timing of the evaluations can be found on the “Current Schedule” page.
Tenure-track faculty – All courses of five or more students are evaluated using the Diagnostic Feedback Instrument (every semester).
Tenured faculty – All courses of five or more students are evaluated using the Diagnostic Feedback Instrument (fall semester only, though tenured faculty may opt-in to have their courses evaluated in the spring as well as in the fall)
Non-tenure Track and Adjunct Faculty – All traditional-term courses of five or more are evaluated using the Teaching Essentials Instrument (every semester).
Non-Traditional Term Courses
All non-traditional term courses (i.e., any courses that do not follow the traditional term schedule) of five or more students taught by faculty at any level are evaluated every fall semester using the Diagnostic Feedback Instrument. Non-traditional term courses of five or more students are only evaluated in the spring semester if they are taught by tenure-track faculty.
IDEA Webinars (links to IDEA webinars on various topics)
IDEA Papers (links to peer-reviewed articles on various topics)
IDEA Research and Technical Reports (links to research notes, research reports, and technical reports)