Co-Curricular Assessment Reporting

2021 Co-Curricular Reporting Update

We plan to return to our normal co-curricular assessment reporting schedule this summer, with annual reports due on June 30, 2021. We will keep some of the COVID-19 modifications from last year however to provide flexibility for your reporting. 


due date: June 30, 2021

 

The following modifications will extend through this year's reporting cycle"

  1. We will continue to relax the expectation that you assess learning outcomes as designed in your Assessment Plan. If you need to cycle in a different order than planned, this is okay – even if it means repeating reporting of a learning outcome. We are encouraging you to use the data you have available from the past year.
  2. We will support the expansion of acceptable assessment methods. If you were 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 judgment, anecdotal evidence, conversations with students, informal observation, etc.) this sort of data will be deemed appropriate for summer 2021 reporting. Again, we are encouraging you to use the data you have available from the past year.
  3. If you are scheduled to do an Assessment Update, you will have the ability to opt into doing an Assessment Plan (which requires no data collection) or a Cycle Reflection of Learning (which involves no new data collection, but a reflection of past assessment cycle), as long as you did not complete an Assessment Plan or Cycle Reflection in 2020. 

 

On-Demand Training Videos

 

Access the Co-Curricular Assessment Stream Training Channel by clicking this link and entering your YSU credentials. 

 

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 ysuassessment@ysu.edu if you need any specific reports related to your learning outcomes.


Assessment Archive

Units can access their previous reports and feedback by logging into their Taskstream workspace. Please contact ysuassessment@ysu.edu with any questions.