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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Thurs. March 5

A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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Evaluation Kit

What is Evaluation Kit and how does it work?

Evaluation Kit is an online tool for administering course evaluations. The tool is available for use campus-wide, and the use of Evaluation Kit is covered by the campus Technology fee. It is integrated with Blackboard, and can be accessed by students, instructors, and administrators online.

Evaluation Kit Benefits


  • Elimination of paper process
  • Complete access to data for analysis and reporting
  • Consistency in when and how evaluations are administered
  • Each school is managed independently
Please Click Here for Administrators

EvaluationKit Tutorial for Administrators (updated)


  • Ability to monitor who has not completed an evaluation
  • Online access to reports
  • Overall summary across all courses and over time
Access your Evaluations – Faculty (click here)


  • All course evaluations accessible online in one location


Support for Evaluation Kit is provided by three different departments.

Information Technology Services

ITS provides initial account creation, the creation of special courses or files, and provides help desk support.


Joshua Niswonger, ITS

Timothy Cureton, ITS

Institutional Research & Planning

IRP provides campus-wide surveys and evaluations, creates effective evaluations, and manages the evaluation process.


Josie Welsh, Assessment


ITTC provides user training to the campus community.


Interactive Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC)

Getting Started

Evaluation Kit is set up so each department or group can set up and manage their evaluations separately from other departments.

  • Identify a person as the primary administrator in the department. Send this information to Joshua Niswonger, jniswonger@astate.edu.

Contact Name
Contact E-mail Address
School or Department

Joshua will set up the Evaluation Kit Administrator, set up a new Blackboard account if necessary, and contact Evaluation Kit to have the new administrator "promoted.

  • Contact ITTC, 870-972-2334, ittclab@astate.edu, to set up training. You may also check the Scheduler on the ITTC website to see if any training classes are already scheduled.
  • Download documentation: Evaluation Kit Process.


Answers to frequently asked questions are available in the ASU Knowledgebase:

  1. From the AState page, select A-Z index.
  2. Select K. Select Knowledgebase.
  3. Select Faculty/Staff / Other Technology Tools / Evaluation Kit