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SmartEvals Course Evaluation System 

by Justin R Louder, Ed.D., Associate Vice Provost

Texas Tech University will be instituting a new electronic course evaluation system in accordance with accessibility compliance standards and to help ensure more timely feedback to faculty. SmartEvals has been tested in a significant number of courses and in most colleges. We plan to implement the new service campus-wide for Fall 2017 evaluations.

SmartEvals key benefits:

  • Evaluation questions will remain the same as on the current evaluation.
  • The new system can reduce the amount of class time needed to administer evaluations.
  • Provides a more environmentally-friendly method, eliminating the need for paper evaluation forms.
  • Faculty will receive feedback faster.
  • Electronic format provides a familiar, simple format for student convenience, and our pilot data to date indicates no significant drop in response rate, compared to paper evaluations.
  • Provides more flexibility to students completing evaluations.

SmartEvals is ADA-compliant and compatible with all web browsers and smartphones. For questions, please contact Mary Elkins at mary.elkins@ttu.edu or Kerri Ford at kerri.ford@ttu.edu.