by Aaron Voelcker
What is ?
Taskstream is a software solution that provides a central
online system to manage course and program student learning outcome assessment
for academic areas, service area outcome and administrative unit outcome
assessment for non-academic areas, program review, resource allocation, and
strategic planning. One of the many benefits of Taskstream is its reporting
capabilities at all levels of the assessment process.
At the end of the fall 2013 semester, preliminary implementation
of Taskstream began with the development of a Taskstream Pilot Group which was
composed of a small number of department chairs willing to enter student
learning outcome assessment results from a past assessment cycle. The purpose
was to determine if the custom template built within the Taskstream software by
the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment would serve the
campus well moving forward to full implementation. As a result of this process,
the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment will be hosting a 2014
Summer Institute dedicated to training academic department chairs on the
Taskstream system in preparation for fall 2014 deployment.
Click this link to see more information: Summer Institute Invitation
Similarly, Student Services will be hosting a Student
Services Program Leaders’ Retreat where the Office of Institutional
Effectiveness & Assessment will be training Student Services leadership how
to use Taskstream to document outcomes assessment information for student
learning outcomes and service area outcomes.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment plans
to incorporate much of the college’s planning processes into the TaskStream
user interface so that end users will have a one-stop-shop for institutional
effectiveness related activities.
If you are interested in learning more about Taskstream,
Aaron Voelcker: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kay Powell: email@example.com