Co-Curricular Assessment Reporting

2020 Co-Curricular Reporting Update

As a result of the transition to remote learning in March 2020, several process modifications have been made to support co-curricular student learning assessment. While it is still the expectation that co-curricular units report on student learning during the 2019-2020 academic year, we hope these modifications support your work and encourage you to engage with available assessment data.

due date changed to friday, july 31, 2020

To provide extra time, the submission deadline has been extended from June 30th to July 31st. This will give units several extra weeks to meaningfully engage with 2019-2020 assessment data before submitting reports.

Flexible cycle

The expectation that units assess learning outcomes as designed in their Assessment Plan has been relaxed. If a unit needs to cycle in a different order that planned, this is okay -- even if it means repeating reporting of a learning outcome. Units are encouraged to use data they have available from the past year.

Expansion of methods

If a unit was unable to administer a direct or indirect method as scheduled or assess an event that was canceled, but collected informal data related to student learning (i.e. professional judgement, anecdotal evidence, conversations with students, informal observation. etc.) this sort of data will be deemed appropriate and acceptable for summer 2020 reporting. Again, programs are being encouraged to use data they have available from the past year.

Assessment Plan alternative

Units that are scheduled to do an Assessment Update, have the ability to opt in to doing an Assessment Plan (which requires no data collection) or a Cycle Reflection of Learning (which involved no new data collection, but a reflection of their past assessment cycle), as long as the unit did not complete an Assessment Plan or Cycle Reflection in 2019.

expanded training

The Institute for Teaching and Learning will be expanding training  to included recorded webinars on using Taskstream, Best Practices in Developing an Assessment Plan, Best Practices in Completing Your Assessment Update, and Best Practices in Completing an Assessment Cycle Reflection. Drop-in consult hours (either online or in-person depending on institutional guidelines) will be offered during the month of July.


Co-Curricular Assessment Reporting Resources

Co-Curricular Assessment Handbook: This document is meant to be a resource to those new(er) to assessment activities and a reference to those who have been participating in assessment activities for some time. The Handbook is in two parts; Part 1 explains the steps in the assessment process, including how to write SLOs, select methods and analyze results. Part 2 outlines the reporting elements here at YSU and also includes guides to using Taskstream to submit reports

Using Taskstream

The Office of Assessment has transitioned to the Taskstream Assessment Management System in 2018. This online system allows departments to easily create assessment reports, keep all data and files together, and allows for easy reflection on the assessment process and reviews. If your department has new staff or would like a training refresher, please contact the Office of Assessment to schedule a session. Detailed Taskstream guidance can be found in Part 2 of the Co-Curricular Assessment Handbook. These tutorials provide step by step instructions for some of the most common actions done in Taskstream. Tutorials come complete with screenshots and helpful tips about the process.


NSSE & Noel Levitz data available for your reports

Faculty & Staff: Using your YSU credentials, log-in to the OneDrive folder to access student survey data disaggregated at the college and department level. Data is sorted into folders by college. Please contact if you need any specific reports related to your learning outcomes.

Assessment Archive

Units can access their previous reports and feedback by logging into the Assessment Archive Wiki using your YSU ID and password. If you have trouble logging in, contact the for access.