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, Outcomes Assessment Projects (formerly Aqua), which enabled AAC&U and the MSC to achieve its pilot vision. The assessment leaders from each institution shared their experiences using Outcomes Assessment Projects (formerly 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 Outcomes Assessment Projects (formerly Aqua) for institutional use, to present how CCSSU is using Outcomes Assessment Projects (formerly 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!
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