Department Information

PICA Information
Department heads and their representatives have access to PICA results through the department login at pica.tamu.eduFor access, contact pica@tamu.eduHere you can:
  • Monitor courses selected for evaluation and their response rates during the evaluation period.
  • Statistical summaries and verbatim comments from students of individual courses by semester.
  • Departmental statistical summaries by subject and course level.
  • Download a summary table of statistics for all courses per semester.
  • View item bank.  
Paper Evaluations
  • How to order paper evaluations
    1. OIE&E will send a list of courses taught in your department on or about the 12th class day of each semester.
    2. Review the course list, and send edits to
    3. Allow one month for printing and packaging of paper forms.
    4. Pick up forms in Henderson Hall 3rd floor. Park in Lot 30 with a University Business Pass or in the loading zone on the south side of the building (limited to 15 minute parking).
  • Administering paper evaluations
    1. Evaluations should be administered within the last two weeks of class.
    2. Evaluations should NOT be administered during or after final exams.
    3. Evaluations should be distributed by an individual not connected to the course. Instructor(s) should leave the room during evaluation administration. 
    4. Leave sufficient time for students to complete evaluations (20 minutes are recommended).  
  • Returning Evaluations
    1. All header sheets should be correctly filled out. Ensure course information has been bubbled in.
    2. Forms should be returned in the envelope they were received, with the header sheet on top.
    3. Return completed packages in course numerical order to Henderson Hall room 308.
    4. Forms are processed on a first come first served basis.