In 2011, Forbes magazine named Abilene Christian University one of “America’s Best Colleges” for the third year in a row. To maintain its reputation for excellence, grow enrollment, boost its market brand, and maintain its SACS accreditation, Abilene Christian saw the need for an improved and ongoing assessment process.

The presenters describe how Abilene Christian selected Taskstream’s cloud-based assessment solution then implemented it for the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan and across the campus, from the radio station to the grounds department. They explain how Taskstream “nailed our expectations” and helped Abilene Christian gain its 10-year reaccreditation — with no deficiencies.

About the Presenters

Dr. Tom Milholland has been at Abilene Christian University since 1979. He is Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and serves as Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. He is also the SACS Accreditation Liaison and has served on SACSCOC on-site and off-site review teams.

Dr. Nancy W. Shankle has been at Abilene Christian University since 1990.  She serves as Assistant Provost for General Education.  She has previously served as SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Director of SACSCOC Reaffirmation, Chair of the English Department, and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum. She has served on SACSCOC on-site review teams.

Dr. Nancy W. Shankle
Abilene Christian University
Tom Milholland, Ph.D.
Abilene Christian University