Workshops

We are offering hands-on workshops that will help you increase your knowledge of Taskstream and learn from leaders in higher education. These interactive workshops are designed to provide you with resources and strategies that you can begin using as soon as you return to campus. Additional registration fees apply.

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Using AMS: A Hands On Experience

June 21, 2:00 - 3:30 pm and June 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pm | $25

AMS provides users one central location for assessment planning, program review, closing the loop, as well as a wide variety of other institution-specific tasks. In this workshop, new users will master the nuts-and-bolts they need to begin using Taskstream.  During the first part of the workshop, participants will learn about the basic steps to using AMS for program outcomes assessment.  Following the introduction, participants will practice inputting outcomes and then completing a curriculum map that aligns course outcomes to program or institutional outcomes. During the second half of the workshop, participants will begin to plan to measure an outcome and consider how to follow up on findings. All participants will leave with a copy of their completed curriculum map.

*NOTE: This workshop partners well with, “LAT: A Complete User Experience” but attendance at both sessions is not required to provide value.

What To Bring? A laptop and a flash-drive with learning outcomes and a syllabus.

Who Should Attend: Users new to AMS or interested in learning more about how to use AMS prior to adopting it as an assessment solution.
Melissa Helvey
Manager, Campus Solutions
Taskstream
Trudy Milburn
Director, Campus Solutions
Taskstream

Recommended Practices for Building Rubrics and Forms

June 21, 2:30 - 3:30 pm | $50

Rubrics and evaluation forms are core to assessment systems. In Taskstream, the development and setup of these instruments are key to successfully bringing your assessment system from an envisioned design to an operational process. In this workshop, we will discuss recommended practices for creating rubrics and evaluation forms, as well as the implications of the preferences you apply and choices made during these critical steps.

*NOTE: This workshop partners well with, “How Recommended Practices Inform Reporting,” but attendance at both sessions is not required to provide value.

What To Bring? A laptop

Who Should Attend: LAT Users who are just getting started, or who are interested in revising existing assessment methods.
Diana Romer
Director, Mentoring Services
Taskstream
Beth Ortiz
Implementation Project Manager
Taskstream

The Ins and Outs of AMS Workspace Design

June 21, 2:00 - 4:00 pm | $50

Designing a workspace template involves so many choices: assessment plan templates, operational plan templates, custom forms, custom requirements, standing requirements. Then there are the options and preferences: what types of review methods, to share or not to share, to hide or make visible, to enable or disable. In this workshop, several current Taskstream users will share examples of how they’re managing this at their institutions. Learn the benefits, considerations, and implications of each approach as they relate to data input, process management, reporting, campus culture, and aesthetics. What To Bring? A laptop

Who Should Attend: Appropriate for AMS users new and old.
Susan Mun
AMS Implementation Manager
Taskstream

How Recommended Practices Inform Reporting

June 21, 4:00 - 5:00 pm | $50

Significant time passes between the implementation of an assessment system and reporting on student performance.  With this in mind, we aim to help you see into the future to clearly understand how the design of assessment instruments will inform your reporting capabilities. During this session, we will explore how choices you make during your implementation will impact your reporting capabilities.
*NOTE: This workshop partners well with, “Recommended Practices for Building Rubrics and Forms,” but attendance at both sessions is not required to provide value.

What To Bring? A laptop

Who Should Attend: Appropriate for LAT users new and old.
Denise Rusinova
LAT Implementation Manager
Taskstream
Michelle Curtis
LAT Implementation Specialist
Taskstream

LAT: A Complete User Experience

June 21, 4:00 - 5:30 pm and June 24, 3:45 - 5:15 pm | $25

LAT allows users to collect data, evaluate student performance using a variety of evaluation methods, and perform intuitive reporting to illuminate areas of strengths and weaknesses. During the first part of this interactive workshop, participants will experience both the student and faculty perspective in submitting and assessing student work, becoming familiar with the flexibility and ease of the solution. During the second half of the workshops, participants will be guided through a variety of reports using data produced during this workshop. As a group, we will then evaluate the reports and make recommendations to close the loop through data-driven decisions.

*NOTE: This workshop partners well with, “Using AMS: A  Hands On Experience”, but attendance at both sessions is not required to provide value.

What To Bring? A laptop

Who Should Attend: Users new to LAT or interested in learning more about how to use LAT prior to adopting it as a data collection and reporting solution.
Trudy Milburn
Director, Campus Solutions
Taskstream
Melissa Helvey
Manager, Campus Solutions
Taskstream

Show Me the Learning!

June 24, 9:00 - 10:30 am | $75

With so many stakeholders coming from so many directions demanding that students, faculty and institutions be able to show what students have learned, we are fortunate to have both technology and tools that can respond to those demands. This session will examine the power of rubrics, specifically the VALUE rubrics, as a tool that facilitates using existing student work from assignments, existing faculty expertise and transparent evidence of student levels of achievement that provide actionable evidence to enhance learning. We also will examine resources available, most recent employer survey views, examples of campus use of VALUE results and trends in accreditation and workforce development built around this engaged approach to assessment.

 

Who Should Attend: Faculty, academic and student affairs professionals, individuals responsible for assessment and accreditation.
Dr. Terrel Rhodes
Vice President, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment
AAC&U

Reliability and Validity in Assessment Instruments: A Hands-On Approach

June 24, 10:45 - 1:45 pm | $100

This workshop will provide both an overview and a practical application of understanding how to make a variety of assessments reliable and valid. Presenters will discuss types of reliability and validity as well as ways to ensure your assessments meet those standards, both for internal and external stakeholders.  Participants are asked to bring an assessment relevant to their current position (for example: a program or department assessment, general education assessment, or college/university wide assessment) to analyze during the course of the workshop in order to put theory into practice.  Participants will work with each other to learn how to improve their assessments and gain confidence in the results they obtain. Lunch will also be provided!

What To Bring? An assessment relevant to your current position

Who Should Attend: This workshop is relevant to any participant who would like to gain a better understanding of reliability and validity at any level. It will be especially helpful for those in educator preparation programs who are working toward CAEP accreditation, as well as faculty or staff in charge of creating assessments in any capacity.
Dr. Donna Sundre
Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies
James Madison University
Dr. Glenda Breaux
Formative Evaluation Specialist
CAEP
Dr. Andrea Barra
Manager, Assessment Strategies
Taskstream

Sharing Data to Engage Faculty

June 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pm | $50

Sharing program performance data with faculty is a critical best practice when trying to engage the community and stimulate a culture of assessment on your campus. Ongoing regular group sessions, designed to encourage program and performance reflection based on student learning outcomes, satisfaction, and other stakeholder data is one of the best ways to connect assessment and learning for practitioners. Taskstream provides a number of ways to share data with faculty and stimulate interest in standards and outcomes. In this workshop, we will explore ways you can use performance data collected in Taskstream to build faculty engagement and inform critical decisions.

What To Bring? A laptop

Who Should Attend: Appropriate for AMS and LAT platform users. Ideal for those who have accumulated performance data in the system, or recent adopters interested in gaining a sense of the big picture.
Andrea Barra
Manager of Assessment Strategies
Taskstream
Emily Mayer
AMS Implementation Specialist
Taskstream
Mark Guinn
AMS Implementation Specialist
Taskstrean

Collecting Data from External Stakeholders: Review Your Options

June 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pm | $50

As fieldwork, internships, practicums, and other hands-on experiences have become integral to the teaching and learning of virtually all fields of study, academic programs have come to rely on assessment of student performance in these experiences as an important indicator of program effectiveness. Data related to these experiences often requires external stakeholder participation as the primary assessor. During this session, we will review the range of options available for collecting student performance data from external stakeholders, as well as ways to coordinate the process.

What To Bring? A laptop

Who Should Attend: Appropriate for any LAT and AMS users who need to collect and report on external stakeholders.
Frank DiBartolo
LAT Implementation Specialist
Taskstream
Nancy Guzman
LAT Implementation Specialist
Taskstream

Using AMS: A Hands On Experience

June 24, 2:00 - 3:30pm | $25

AMS provides users one central location for assessment planning, program review, closing the loop, as well as a wide variety of other institution-specific tasks. In this workshop, new users will master the nuts-and-bolts they need to begin using Taskstream. During the first part of the workshop, participants will learn about the basic steps to using AMS for program outcomes assessment. Following the introduction, participants will practice inputting outcomes and then completing a curriculum map that aligns course outcomes to program or institutional outcomes. During the second half of the workshop, participants will begin to plan to measure an outcome and consider how to follow up on findings. All participants will leave with a copy of their completed curriculum map.

Who Should Attend: Users new to AMS or interested in learning more about how to use AMS prior to adopting it as an assessment solution.
Melissa Helvey
Manager - Campus Solutions
Taskstream

LAT: A Complete User Experience

June 24, 3:45 - 5:15pm | $25

LAT allows users to collect data, evaluate student performance using a variety of evaluation methods, and perform intuitive reporting to illuminate areas of strengths and weaknesses. During the first part of this interactive workshop, participants will experience both the student and faculty perspective in submitting and assessing student work, becoming familiar with the flexibility and ease of the solution. During the second half of the workshops, participants will be guided through a variety of reports using data produced during this workshop. As a group, we will then evaluate the reports and make recommendations to close the loop through data-driven decisions.

*NOTE: This workshop partners well with, “Using AMS: A Hands On Experience”, but attendance at both sessions is not required to provide value.

Who Should Attend: Users new to LAT or interested in learning more about how to use LAT prior to adopting it as a data collection and reporting solution.
Melissa Helvey
Manager - Campus Solutions
Taskstream