SmartEvals is the official student rating of teaching effectiveness for annual performance reviews and tenure and promotion processes. It is an online-only system.
Yes. All historical teaching evaluation data obtained with current and older systems will still be available as input to the faculty evaluation processes, as required by data timelines and process needs.
No. SmartEvals will be RIT''s official student rating of teaching effectiveness system in place starting Fall 2013.
There is an extensive library of self-training SmartEvals videos available to faculty. Please take a look at the "Self-training faculty videos" tab in this page.
Note that the SmartEvals database runs independent of RIT''s systems. Changes made to our systems may take time to propagate to SmartEvals. While the SRATE office and ITS personnel are working diligently to keep SmartEvals up-to-date, changes done on RIT systems each week (like enabling your RIT login ID) will be reflected on SmartEvals by the end of weeks 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of each term. A final update will be made at the end of week 12 in preparation for opening SmartEvals to our students by the start of week 13 each semester.
There may be several reasons:
Note that the SmartEvals database runs independent of RIT''s systems. Changes made to our systems may take time to propagate to SmartEvals. While the SRATE office and ITS personnel are working diligently to keep SmartEvals up-to-date, changes done on RIT systems (like updating RIT''s SIS course schedule) will be reflected on SmartEvals by the end of weeks 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of each term. A final update will be made at the end of week 12 in preparation for opening SmartEvals to our students by the start of week 13 each semester.
Yes. RIT is providing full authentication services to our SmartEvals services; your RIT password is not being shared with or stored in SmartEvals authentication services. If you update your RIT password on RIT authentication services, the new password will provide you access to our customized RIT SmartEvals webpage.
By recommendation of the AAC, surveys will be open weeks 13-15 of the fall and spring semesters as well as weeks 9-10 of the summer term.
Yes. SmartEvals has a robust online help feature designed to provide faculty quick and to-the-point answers. When you login to RIT''s customized SmartEvals page, click on "Help" and type your question, keyword or terms that the online search system can use to identify items of relevance.
Yes. When colleges are ready, they will provide the SmartEvals campus coordinator with the necessary data to setup tenure and / or promotion committee access rights. Tenure and promotion committee members will only be able to view evaluations from those individuals whose documents the committee is reviewing
Only if you grant them access through RIT''s customized SmartEvals page.
You can add up to five questions to each of your surveys.
The SmartEvals environment allows faculty to add a wide variety of question types such as Likert scale items, multiple choice, yes / no, and open ended free text questions. Likert scale items, multiple-choice and yes/no questions are highly recommended because they are easier to analyze and provide summative data over time.
Before adding your own questions, please take the following into account:
Yes. SmartEvals provides a data bank of 40 Ascend™ questions. While RIT does not necessarily endorse the use of these questions, using them will provide youwith nation-wide comparative data, which allows you to compare yourself with results from other schools. Follow this video link to learn more about SmartEvals Ascend™ Normative questions. The questions can be found here.