2011 Compliance Report
As required through the passage of House Bill 2504 and subsequent rules by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas State University submits the following report to document compliance with all provisions of the legislation and rules related to “Public Access to Course Information.”
4. In early 2011, summarized end-of-course student evaluations of faculty for each undergraduate classroom course.
Online Syllabus Requirement
Curriculum Vitae Requirement
Departmental Budget Report Requirement
Work-Study Employment Opportunities
End-of-Course Evaluations Requirement
- The instructor communicated effectively.
- The course was organized effectively.
- The course goals were made clear.
- The instructor conducted class as scheduled.
- The instructor provided opportunity to learn.
Web Site Requirements
Cost and Usage Patterns
To meet this legislative requirement for the fall 2010 semester alone, Texas State faculty and staff uploaded nearly 4,000 unique documents to the HB 2504 Web site. In addition, staff developed software, hardware, databases, and other infrastructure to support the project. Despite the effort and cost, the Web site does not appear to generate significant traffic or interest. Details are below.Initial implementation costs:
IT programming to develop databases and web pages - $20,000
Administrative time and oversight - $30,000
Faculty and staff time to manage and upload documents - $200,000
Prior development of curriculum vitae database for SACS - $150,000
Administrative oversight and reporting - $15,000/year
Additional Scantron forms (to implement instructor evaluation) - $30,000/year
Overtime pay for increased scanning services - $2,500/year
Server hardware usage – $6,000/year
Faculty and staff time to manage and upload documents - $200,000/year