Why Your Institution Should Shop Locally

In the highly interconnected world we live in, institutions of higher learning in the United States face complex choices when it comes to selecting vendors for various services. Whether it’s for technology solutions, campus services, or academic resources, the selection of vendors can significantly impact the quality and reliability of the services provided. Among the …

How to Hone Essential Analytical Tools and Skills for University IR Directors

Institutional Research (IR) Directors play a pivotal role in guiding universities through data-driven decision-making and strategic planning. To excel in this role, IR Directors must possess a robust set of analytical tools and skills. Integrating a plethora of platforms can significantly enhance their ability to gather, analyze, and utilize data effectively. This blog post explores …

How to Implement Higher Education Software in a Week

In today’s fast-paced world, technology serves as the cornerstone of progress and innovation across various sectors; higher education is no exception. Institutions need companies willing to work just as quickly as technology advances. The integration of tech platforms into universities has become increasingly crucial, revolutionizing traditional systems and enhancing overall efficiency. Among the myriad of …

SmartEvals Introduces SmartHowl: the Only Mass Notification System Designed Specifically for Universities

The quest to enhance student learning experiences is a never ending journey with ceaseless upgrades. Universities, as bastions of knowledge and innovation, are continually seeking ways to engage students effectively, gather valuable feedback, and streamline communication channels. Today, we’re thrilled to announce a groundbreaking advancement in this pursuit: the unveiling of a new software solution …

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 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), …

New Year, New No-Stress Semester

The start of a new year is often met with excitement, while the start of a new semester has its fair share of stress for both students and faculty. Whether you’re hitting the books or leading the class, finding ways to manage stress is crucial for a successful and positive academic experience. Here are some …