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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Innovations 2011

Innovations 2011, sponsored by the League for Innovations in the Community College, will officially kick off next week.  Tara Boozer will be representing SmarterServices as an exhibitor and presenter.  The presentation is called “Services for Retaining Online Students” and Tara will be co-presenting with Dr. Yi Guan-Raczkowski on Wednesday, March 2nd, at 9:15-10:15 am.  Dr. Guan-Raczkowski ofMiddlesex Community College will […]

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Grant Opportunities for Community Colleges

Have you heard about the recent grant opportunities for developing educational and career training for displaced workers at community colleges? As enrollments increase community colleges are looking for creative funding to provide quality courses for adult learners going back to college to obtain new skills. Online courses are a great option and provide the flexibility […]

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Congratulations Carol Tucker!

Carol Tucker of University of Houston-Downtown, won our drawing for $50 to charity at the recent TAIR conference.  She chose her local Humane Shelter – Houston Humane Society.  Thank you Carol and congratulations!

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SmarterSurveys™ Case Study with Pierce College

When faced with end-of-course evaluations, Pierce College needed to seriously  consider increasing efficiency and making their data more usable.  Partnering withSmarterSurveys™, they decided it was the best fit for them.  Read more about how Pierce College implemented SmarterSurveys and their experience. Download Pierce College Case Study

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TAIR Conference

Mac Adkins and Jeff Worford are at the TAIR conference this week and things are going great!  We are meeting interesting people and promoting SmarterSurveys™ while highlighting SETE – Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness from the University of North Texas.

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SmarterSurveys™ Launches New Website

This year has started with a bang!  So many exciting things are going on at SmarterServices™.  This week we are pleased to announce the public launching of SmarterSurveys™ new website! The site is very user-friendly and lays out new options to customize your end of course evaluation system giving you the flexibility, security, and adaptability you […]

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Being an Efficient Online Teacher

SmarterFaculty™ is an online database of individuals who want to teach online classes.  Individuals can create a free profile at  If you are currently teaching online you may find the strategies below helpful.  In a recent article from Faculty Focus, Dr. Deborah A. Raines gives ten strategies that she recommends to online faculty to aid them in their quest for […]

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U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Education Commit $2 Billion – Strings Attached?

This week the U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Education announced they are committing $2 billion in grant funds to promote creation of new open education resources for community colleges and career training!  This news comes at a good time as the economy struggles and previous stimulus funds are drying up.  While more adults are flooding the community […]

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