Home-grown, open-source, one stop web portal on deck for Mid Mich CC

Using a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Education Department’s Title III grant program, Mid-Michigan Community College is building an open-source, all in one web portal for students and faculty; a home grown application called the SMART System.

SMART, or Student Measured Achievements Reporting Tool, will merge the four to five systems students and advisors currently have to go to access all the information they need into one.

 “One of the major issues for us has been that we find a new tool that meets a lot of our needs, and so we adopt it, but it doesn’t necessarily meet all our needs,” said Jessica Wicks, director of Internet technologies and distance education at Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison.