Key Features for any Course Evaluation System

In the ever dynamic plains of higher education, the importance of gathering feedback from students to assess teaching effectiveness and improve course quality cannot be overstated. An effective online course evaluation system serves as a powerful tool for institutions to collect, analyze, and act upon valuable feedback from students. Let’s explore some of the best …

SmartEvals’ Green Mission: Planting the Seeds of Sustainability in Western New York and Beyond

This April, SmartEvals is once again continuing its project to aid in reforesting western New York. Conducting their largest tree-planting project to date, SmartEvals, along with local volunteers, will be planting 2,800 trees throughout the weekends of April. They’re eager to get planting again and repeat the success of previous planting missions. SmartEvals welcomes volunteers …

Transforming Higher Ed: SmartEvals’ Success Stories at Edgewood College and Spelman College

SmartEvals continues to make waves in changing institutions of higher education’s experiences during their end-of-semester evaluations. Through innovative strategies and tailored customization, the company has not only addressed the challenges faced by many schools, but has significantly enhanced the evaluation experience for both students and faculty. Let’s delve into the success stories of two universities, …

Navigating Mid-Semester Stress

As the midpoint of the semester approaches and the anticipation of spring break looms, university students often find themselves grappling with increased stress levels and mounting workloads. Balancing coursework, exams, extracurricular activities, and personal commitments can feel overwhelming, but with the right strategies in place, students can effectively manage their stress and stay on track …

Leveraging Course Evaluations for Effective Curriculum Development in Higher Education

The pursuit of academic excellence is an ongoing journey, with curriculum development playing a pivotal role in shaping the learning experiences of students. Amidst this pursuit, course evaluations emerge as invaluable tools that not only assess the effectiveness of teaching but also serve as a compass guiding faculty members in refining and enhancing their courses. …

Navigating Financial Aid and Scholarships

A Guide for Students With the astronomical costs of higher education, many students and their families turn to financial aid and scholarships to help alleviate the financial burden of pursuing a college degree. Understanding the various options available and navigating the application process can be daunting. However, with careful planning and research, students can find …

The Power and Purpose of Academic Conferences

Academic conferences serve as vital hubs of knowledge exchange, collaboration, and professional development within the academic community. These gatherings bring together scholars, researchers, educators, and students from diverse disciplines to share insights, discuss emerging trends, and foster meaningful connections. Let’s delve into the significance of academic conferences, exploring their benefits, key components, and tips for …

Educational Technology for Faculty Empowerment

In the ever evolving landscape of education, the integration of educational technology has taken a larger role in shaping engaging and effective learning environments. University faculty, as key drivers of this transformation, are often on the lookout for innovative tools to enhance their performances as educators. We’ll explore options for university faculty when choosing educational …

Navigating Data Security: A Guide for Educational Institutions

With the ever-increasing convergence of education and technology, the safeguarding of data has become paramount. Here, we’ll provide higher education institutions and faculty with tips on ensuring data security and compliance. Helping everyone in laying the foundation for a secure digital future. Tips for Data Security and Compliance in Education 1. Encrypt Data Transmission Prioritize …

University at Buffalo Making Strides in Enhancing Teaching Evaluations: An Analysis of the UBSET

Introduction In 2014, the University at Buffalo (UB) embarked on a mission to revolutionize its approach to evaluating teaching effectiveness by introducing the Universal Student Evaluation of Teaching (UBSET). In doing so, UB sought to measure if eleven particular questions (six course-oriented and five instructor-based) derived from the 32-item Student Evaluation of Educational Quality (SEEQ), …