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Taskstream and Institutional Participants in Multi-State, Faculty-Driven Assessment Initiative Share Perspectives on Pilot Study

February 10, 2016

We were delighted to collaborate with assessment leaders from the University of Kentucky, the Community College of Rhode Island, and the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, all participating institutions in the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC), to present their perspectives on the first-year pilot study at the 2016 AAC&U Annual Meeting and the ELI Annual Meeting.

At the AAC&U Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Dr. Tara Rose, Director of Assessment for the University of Kentucky and Jeanne Mullaney, Assessment Coordinator for the Community College of Rhode Island were joined by Taskstream’s President, Webster Thompson. The ELI Annual Meeting in San Antonio featured Paula Haines, Director of Assessment at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell alongside Jeff Reid, Taskstream’s Vice President of Product Management.

In each session, the institutional assessment leaders shared strategies they employed to engage faculty and collect student work as well as the benefits of participating in the MSC. Both sessions also included an overview of the user-friendly technology, Aqua by Taskstream, which enabled AAC&U and the MSC to achieve its pilot vision. The assessment leaders from each institution shared their experiences using Aqua and how it provided a simpler path to meaningful learning outcomes data.

We look forward to collaborating with Central Connecticut State University, a participant in the MSC and one of the first institutions to adopt Aqua for institutional use, to present how CCSSU is using Aqua to support general education assessment at the AAC&U General Education and Assessment Meeting in New Orleans this February. We hope to see you there!

For additional information about the presentations with the University of Kentucky, Community College of Rhode Island, and University of Massachusetts – Lowell, please see our full press release or visit our resource library to download copies of the presentations.