Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."


As part of its academic assessment program, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) uses the Student Ratings of Instruction System offered by IDEA (Individual Development and Educational Assessment).

The Student Ratings of Instruction System is comprised of multiple tools. Those currently used by the GSBS include the Diagnostic Feedback survey and the Learning Outcomes survey.

The results of these surveys can be used for individual and program improvement, making decisions about curriculum, and as indirect measures of student learning. For more information about these assessment tools, the Student Ratings of Instruction, or IDEA, visit the IDEA website at

Important Links

IDEA Login

FAQs (faculty and administrators)

FAQs (students)

Training Links

Survey Forms

Instructions for Saving Reports

GSBS Guidelines for Course Evaluations

UT System Regents Rule – Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

IDEA and SACS requirements

Contact Kathy Paradise at or call (210) 567-3715.