Course Evaluations

Course Evaluation System

  • SUNY Poly uses the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system, administered by Campus Labs, as part of our course evaluation process. The IDEA system is designed to provide analytics, resources and advice to improve student learning. Campus Labs provides additional information about the IDEA system. 
  • All faculty interaction with IDEA is through a portal: https://sunypoly.campuslabs.com/faculty
  • Students access the system through a web portal specifically for SUNY Poly course evaluations. At that portal, students will be given access to any active course evaluations currently underway. SUNY Poly has a single window for course evaluations, and students will be able to see all courses selected for evaluation in the portal. 
  • Faculty members can monitor response rates during the evaluation period, and will receive reports once evaluations are complete.

Selecting courses for evaluation

  • Courses (sections) are selected for evaluation based on a variety of criteria. All sections in the colleges of Business Management, Health Sciences and Nanoscale Science & Engineering are evaluated every semester. In the colleges of Arts + Sciences and Engineering, the following sections are evaluated:
  • All sections taught by adjuncts and lecturers, fall and spring
  • All courses taught by non-tenured faculty during years 1-3 of service, fall and spring
  • The highest enrolled course taught by non-tenured faculty during years 4-6 of service, fall and spring
  • One class taught by tenured faculty (Spring only)
  • Any sections not selected by the above criteria for which the faculty member opts-in to evaluation

Timeline for Spring 2020 Course Evaluation Administration

April 21 - 6 pm
Faculty invited to opt-in to evaluation sections not otherwise selected for evaluation

April 22 - 10 am
Faculty notified of timeline for course evaluations

April 24 - 2 pm
Deadline to identify sections to be evaluated through opt-in

April 24 - 5 pm
Spring 2020 Course evaluation administration open. Students receive first notification from SUNY Poly Course Evaluation system that evaluations are available. Faculty receive first invitation to identify objectives for each course being evaluated (formerly, Faculty Information Form).

April 27 - 1 pm
Students receive email from Provost inviting participation in course evaluation system

April 30 - 6 pm
Students with courses still to be evaluated reminded to complete evaluation.

April 30 - 6 pm
Faculty with course evaluation objectives not yet completed reminded to complete objective forms.

May 3 - 10am
Students with courses still to be evaluated reminded to complete evaluation.

May 3 - 10 am
Faculty with course evaluation objectives not yet completed reminded to complete objective forms.

May 4 - 8 am
Course Evaluation process concludes (coinciding with first final exam period)

May 15 - 4 pm
Faculty reports are available to faculty members (3 days after grades are due to be submitted)

 

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