When McDaniel came to Winthrop University, students would physically drop off timesheets or fax the office and she had to manually log each of their hours. With nearly 400 students, this ate up too much time and was frankly, too much work for her to take on alone. Not only that, but running reports was a headache-inducing nightmare because of how many systems the school used and ended up being more expensive than the program could afford.
Winthrop’s MSW program needed a one-stop-shop for tracking student hours, building reports, and field management.
Their search for a better system started back in 2014 when McDaniel decided enough was enough. There had to be a better way.
McDaniel analyzed all the available software databases and compared the costs, pros, cons, and reviews at the time. Due to the school’s tight budget, they ended up using a hodgepodge of systems rigged together.
But McDaniel wanted a system that could do the front-end work of the placements and the backend work of the courses, evaluations, and assessments. She also wanted a user-friendly database for the students and faculty users so they could search and have records in an accessible location rather than using a long word document or spreadsheets to keep track.
When they discovered Tevera, the choice was clear. They could finally bid “adieu” to their patchwork solutions with Tevera’s front-end and back-end solutions. It felt like a breath of fresh air.
So, in January 2021, McDaniel and Blanding implemented Tevera.