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Course Evaluations

At Kansas State University student evaluations of courses are important. By gathering evidence of teaching effectiveness, departments and deans are able to make informed and objective decisions about retention, promotion, tenure and pay increases. The most important benefit of student evaluations is the feedback the evaluations provide directly to instructors, so they can refine their courses and teaching practices to provide students with better learning experiences. Student evaluations play a positive role in improving the climate of teaching and learning at Kansas State University. All evaluation reports are confidential and considered the property of the faculty member. Faculty Handbook policies regarding student ratings of classroom instruction.
There are two evaluation systems used at Kansas State University: the TEVAL System and the IDEA System. Both systems have a paper version and an online version. An on-campus course can be evaluated using the TEVAL paper version, the TEVAL online version, or the IDEA paper version. The IDEA online system is only available for distance education courses.
To learn more about each system, click the links below: