COVID-19 Related Data Collection Emails

As the Office of Educational Effectiveness works with other Academic Affairs units to collect data on instruction and learning during the pandemic, students and faculty will receive survey requests originating from our office. These requests may come from evaluations@smartevals.com or info@baseline.mail.campuslabs.com. These are not phishing attempts. For more information on reporting phishing attempts, please visit the UBIT website.

Supporting continuous improvement to promote student learning and success.

UB Assessment ModelAt UB, we conceptualize assessment and continuous improvement as a spiral. Over several rounds of assessment, aspects of the program or service needing improvement are refined. After several rounds of assessment, the outcomes of the program or service are being achieved as expected and very few changes will need to be made: Plan – Identify goals, objectives and learning outcomes; map thee outcomes to courses and other learning experiences; determine how learning will be measured; design and deliver courses and programs; Collect – Determine the timeline for collecting data on learning outcome achievement; collect, compile and interpret the data; share results with key stakeholders; Reflect – Review the results to determine are achieving learning outcomes to the desired level. In light of these results, consider program strengths and areas for improvement; Improve – Plan and implement necessary improvements (e.g., course delivery, sequencing, etc.). The effectiveness of these changes will be addressed in a future assessment cycle; and Cycle – With each new cycle of assessment the effectiveness of the process is refined.