REMINDER: These rules apply only to undergraduate lecture and seminar courses and their instructors teaching on-campus, off-campus, and via distance education. Study abroad, extension, independent study, laboratory, clinical, guided study, internships, and other personalized courses are excluded. Graduate courses and instructors are also excluded.
Faculty and staff will use this website, including NetID and password, to upload documents that must be publicly accessible. In order to meet compliance obligations, all faculty, departments and colleges will utilize this website. No local solutions are acceptable.
To get started, click “Editor Access” (in the menu bar above) and enter your NetID and password. The next page will display the instructor's vita and course schedule. Upload all required documents on this page. See specific instructions below.
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Undergraduate courses and their instructors are subject to these rules, including on-campus, off-campus, dual-credit, and distance education courses. These course types and instructors are excluded from the rules: study abroad, extension, independent study, directed readings, laboratory, clinical, internship, practicum, private lessons, discussion sections or others tailored specifically to individual students. All graduate level courses and instructors are also excluded.
Faculty members have a critical role in the university’s HB 2504 initiative, as they are responsible for ensuring their current syllabi and curriculum vitae (CV) are uploaded to the HB 2504 Web site by the due date. To get started, click "Editor Access" in the menu bar above.
End-of-course student evaluations for all undergraduate courses were implemented in fall 2010 and summary results for Winter 2016 are available on the university’s HB 2504 Web page. Using a broad-based approach, a Faculty Senate committee developed common end-of-course student evaluation items for all undergraduate courses. Following a review period that included two public forums, the committee finalized the following items for the Student Perceptions of Instruction (SPI) measure:
These questions will be asked of students in addition to any existing teaching evaluation currently being used in each department. The scale that the committee agreed upon is: strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree, strongly agree (in that order).
Historically, departments administered SPIs each semester in undergraduate classroom courses using a Scantron form provided by the university. Students in online courses received an electronic version of the SPI. The university’s Testing, Research Support and Evaluation Center (TREC) managed the scanning and data analysis process. A pilot of the SPI was implemented in July 2010 to ensure data consistency and correct process weaknesses. University-wide implementation occurred at the end of fall 2010 term and has continued in every fall, spring, and summer term since that time.
Beginning fall 2015, the Scantron form was discontinued and all students receive an electronic version of the SPI. Emails are sent to students, as well as faculty, chairs/directors, and deans later in the semester, notifying them when these evaluation instruments will be sent.
Summary results of the SPI evaluations are made publicly available on Texas State’s HB 2504 website approximately four to six weeks after the end of each semester. As with other website elements, the results are easily searchable and accessible by instructor name and course number/title.
Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, is the institution’s administrator responsible for implementing provisions of HB 2504. No later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year, her office will submit a written report regarding the institution’s compliance with the legislation. Texas State University's compliance reports may be accessed here: http://hb2504.txstate.edu/info/compliance-reports.html
Please contact her office at email@example.com or 512-245-1217 with questions or concerns.