The UB way to evaluate your courses.

Course evaluations are an important part of the University at Buffalo's commitment to academic excellence.

UB Course Evaluations: Powered by SmartEvals

UB Course Evaluations (UBCE) is the university-wide tool, powered by the SmartEvals course evaluation platform, for evaluating academic courses at the university. Results from core and custom questions help faculty review courses and identify changes to promote increased student learning.

Phishing Attempts

In light of recent email phishing attempts purporting to be from UB Course Evaluations, we would like to remind everyone that official UBCE correspondence will come from Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Graham Hammill. For more information on reporting phishing attempts, please visit the UBIT website.

Orientation Leaders, with Orientation, Transition and Parent Programs, part of Student Life, gather for a group spirit display on the Spine on North Campus in July 2021. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki.

UB Course Evaluations is where students can share their opinions about the effectiveness of the UB academic experience and provide feedback on their instructors.

Students, faculty and staff demonstrate current physical distancing and face covering best practices on the first day of the fall semester on August 31, 2020. Signage posted around campus reminded all to wear face coverings and maintain physical distance in keeping with current campus health and safety guidelines. Chad Lavin teaches his “The Writing of Food Politics” class in the Natural Sciences Complex. Photographer: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki This image has been approved by UB’s Office of Environment, Health and Safety to align with current (fall 2020) health and safety regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instructors can log into UB Course Evaluations to view reports and use an interactive dashboard to compare their results to aggregated results from other departments, academic units or all of UB.

Image of staff member looking at post-it notes on a whiteboard Photographer: Douglas Levere.

UB Course Evaluations Administrators are responsible for promoting a culture of assessment at the university and reinforcing the value of course evaluation in their decanal units.