The 8th Annual Tk20 User Conference will be held June 11-13, 2013, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin, Texas, with the theme “Connecting the Dots: Creating an Assessment Narrative”. We are thrilled to announce that nationally recognized speaker and author Dr. Marilee J. Bresciani will deliver the keynote address “Linking Program Review with Outcomes Assessment to Address Key Performance Indicators”.
Dr. Bresciani serves as a Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership at San Diego State University where she coordinates the certificate in institutional research, planning, and assessment, and directs the attention, emotion, and cognitive regulation training program. Dr. Bresciani has led university-wide initiatives to embed faculty-driven outcomes-based assessment in the curriculum. She has also led reforms in outcomes-based assessment program review, assessment of general education, quality enhancement, and assessment of the co-curricular.
In her keynote address, Dr. Bresciani will present ideas of how to connect outcomes-based assessment practices with program review. In addition, she will lead an exploration of how linking the assessment and program review results creates an opportunity to address key indicators of performance in new and fresh ways. Participants will leave the keynote with guiding questions to posit on their campuses to advance using their results to make improvements that ultimately benefit program faculty, staff and students.
Additional presentations will be provided by the University of St. Thomas, Chadron State College, Webster University, Tennessee Technological University, Crowder College, Norfolk State University, University of Texas at Arlington, Corban University, Indiana State University, Middle Tennessee State University, University of West Georgia, California State University Channel Islands, Texas State University, Lebanese American University, and University of New Mexico.
The University of Illinois at Chicago developed and implemented a new general education assessment process using Tk20’s CampusWide™ which allows variability in ways faculty assess students, but ensures uniformity in the information collected from all general education courses. Tk20 announces the launch of its new website. Registration is open for the 8th Annual Tk20 User Conference to be held in Austin in June 2013. Renowned industry expert and author, Dr. Marilee Bresciani, will serve as the keynote speaker. Link to a recording of her popular webinar “Assessment at Work: Increasing Student Success” which provides an overview of utilizing assessment findings and research discoveries to help increase student success. Register for upcoming Tk20 Webinar Series presentations by William Wood University and Appalachian State University.Read More >
Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education addresses resistance to online assessment through an annual college-wide Assessment Day which fosters collaboration between faculty and stakeholders resulting in acceptance and an integrated culture of assessment. William Woods University improves its processes to collect and manage the growth in student learning data in a systematic manner that is aligned to statewide and national standards, across a two-state multi-location campus for numerous programs. Link to a recording of Dr. W. Allen Richman’s webinar “Best Practices in Assessment for Learning” provides a framework for assessment to efficiently collect data from students that yields robust results which can be used for the evaluation of courses, programs, and general education, but most importantly to help students succeed. Register for upcoming Tk20 Webinar Series presentations by the University of West Florida and renowned industry expert and author Dr. Marilee Bresciani.Read More >
It is with great excitement that Tk20 announces the release of version 5.5.0. With the launch of 5.5.0, your institution will benefit from enhanced functionality designed to help streamline your institutional processes and generate data for accreditation and program improvement with greater ease and efficiency.Read More >
Tk20’s annotated video assessment tool allows students to upload video assignments, projects, and field experience videos to the Tk20 assessment system. When viewing these videos, instructors can provide feedback by adding comments directly on the streaming video or visually emphasize areas of the video with a highlighted box. An assessment rubric is displayed alongside the video where assessors can conduct evaluations aligned with specific video frames.Read More >
Tk20’s January 2011 Unit Administrator Training was a real success. This winter’s Unit Administrator Training was held January 18th and 19th, 2011 at The Westin Hotel in The Domain, a new urban oasis featuring boutique-style specialty shops and upscale restaurants. Over 35 Tk20 Unit Administrators traveled to Austin from 15 states. The Unit Administrator Training is an offered event for sharing of best practices on implementation, accreditation, and overall institutional effectiveness. At this biannual event, Tk20 Product Specialists provide hands-on-training and one-on-one strategy sessions to ensure that you are kept current on new system functionalities and new accreditation procedures, supporting the overall success of your institution’s accreditation expectations.Read More >