Recent updates

Current Updates and Information

Spring 2018 Updates

Programs that submitted their assessment work for review to the UPAC in Fall 2017 had their review feedback submitted in the system in early December.  Please review that feedback within your program as you prepare your Assessment Plan for your next cycle (2017-2020).  Assessment plans will be due for these programs on Feb 15th 2018.  Use this short checklist to review what we are asking you to submit.   

Changes to the Color Scheme and Look of Taskstream-Tk20 for Fall 2017

Over the summer,  the Taskstream-Tk20 software recieved a visual refresh.  This impact the color scheme and some minor functional elements like location and color of buttons.  The major processes and steps for how to use the system remain the same.

To take a look at these changes, please review this screen shot guide or this Mediasite video

Planning for 2017-18 Academic Year

Academic Programs have been organized into cohorts to aid planning.  Please review this list of the cohorts to identify your program's next steps in the process. 

Programs in Cohort 1 who submitted plans in Spring 2017 will begin to accumulate their results as they enact their assessment plans.

To maintain momentum with your process, it is suggested to consider these actions for the 2017-18 academic year:

  1. Enter your results from your assessment measures.
  2. Hold discussion with colleagues to analyze these results.
  3. Identify possible action steps to take in response to your results and enter these into Taskstream.
  4. If you are able to complete action steps, indicate this in the Action Status update area of Taskstream.
  5. Your next formal submission will be October 15th 2019 for the end of cycle report.

For Cohort 2 programs, the 2017-18 academic year will center on these activities. 

  1. Ensure assessment work from 2014 to present is captured in the system including your: Learning Outcomes, Curriculum Map, Assessment Plan, Assessment Results, Action Steps, and Status Update on Actions.
  2. The complete workspace will be submitted to UPAC by October 15th, 2017 in the Taskstream System unless you’ve been granted an exemption. Note that you still need to enter your information in the system even if you have a UPAC exemption.
  3. UPAC reviews will be complete and feedback given by Dec 1st, 2017.
  4. Programs will review their feedback and submit an updated assessment plan for the next cycle on Feb 15th, 2018.

Special Note 1: All CBA Programs will be Reviewed by the Assurance of Learning Committee within Taskstream. Templates will run on two year cycles matching AASCB timelines. Fall 2017 report will cover the 2015-17 timeframe.

Special Note 2: SOE teacher education programs who are part of the DPI report are exempt from UPAC review and will use annual cycles so report due Fall 2017 will cover 2016-17.

If you have any questions on this process, contact Dr. Patrick Barlow, Assessment Coordinator.