Join us for an interactive discussion on Taskstream’s recent research into the “state of affairs” of assessment in higher education. Through focus groups, interviews, and an online survey, the research explored perceptions among faculty, institutional leaders, and assessment professionals about various assessment topics, such as the nature and perceived value of assessment, terminology in the field, and technology to support the work.
During this session, we will share findings from our national online survey, which received over 1,000 responses from institutional leaders, assessment professionals, and faculty members at institutions of all types and sizes across the United States. With this presentation, we aim to provide insight into how survey respondents perceive their personal experience with assessment and how this relates to their involvement in assessment, views on its importance, and their specific needs for professional development to advance assessment efforts on campus. We will also highlight the impact that these findings have on how assessment is being managed at various campuses and share examples of how technology can support this work.