Unit TechnologyA NARRATED PRESENTATION (Turn on Your sound) College of Education
Unit Uses Seven Primary Technologies • Banner. A comprehensive application suite developed specifically for the Unit that supports admission, advising, student teaching, and administrative needs, now and as they evolve. Decisions about candidate performance are based on multiple assessments at admission into programs, appropriate transition points, and program completion. • Dispositions Database. An online Dispositions Form is used to gather, store, and report areas of concerns regarding candidate dispositions to the Office of Teacher Education Services. • Degree Works. Degree Works system is an electronic (web-based) report that reflects candidate academic and program progress. Candidate progress is monitored by faculty and staff each semester. Remedial services may be identified if adequate progress is not maintained. • TaskStream. TaskStream is an electronic data management tool. One purpose of the EKU College of Education Portfolio is to provide a vehicle within which each candidate documents growth, develops his/her unique capabilities, and begins the journey of lifelong reflective teaching and learning. In addition, the portfolio provides a means for Unit data collection and program evaluation in order to maintain the highest quality in educator preparation. • TracDat. All departments at Eastern Kentucky University use TracDat (a server-based software system) to record and track progress on student learning goals and objectives. Each unit enters its goals, objectives, measures, criteria for success, results, and use of results for improvement and follow-up into EKU’s TracDat system, from which the data are easily retrievable via a battery of standard and custom reports that articulate into EKU report formats. • Digital Measures. Activity Insight, adopted by the University, is an electronic (web-based) information warehouse used to store faculty curriculum vitae information (teaching, scholarship, and service) and information for promotion and tenure and annual/merit evaluations. • Data Dashboard. A web-based site for organizing Unit data.
Banner System Oracle database, Forms, and Reports • Separate schema was developed in the University student system database. A module approach was used in creating the schema.
Dispositions – Online Form Faculty recommend candidates using the online Dispositions Form. There are three required times during the program (Gates 1,3, and 4) when certain faculty are asked to make a recommendation. Other faculty may submit a dispositions recommendation at anytime during the program.
Degree Works – Planned Program • Is a web-based advisement tool which can be used as a road map towards students’ graduation. • It matches students’ academic and course history against the degree requirements as defined in the Undergraduate or Graduate Catalog. • It can also provide specific guidance on recommended future course requirements. • Advisors can use the tool to evaluate students’ progress and alignment of their program of study to their academic and career goals.
DEGREE WORKS – For Candidateshttp://www.registrar.eku.edu/degreeworks/manuals/students/manual.pdf • Provides real-time advice and counsel • Speeds time to graduation • Provides intuitive web access to self-service capabilities • Streamlines the graduation process • Allows direct access to multiple related services and advice through hyperlinks to catalog information, class schedules, transcripts, help desk services, and FAQs • VIEW THE LINK FOR A DESCRIPTIVE REVIEW
DEGREE WORKS – For Advisors http://www.registrar.eku.edu/degreeworks/manuals/advisors/manual.pdf • Supports real-time delivery of academic advice through intuitive web interfaces • Minimizes errors through consistent degree plans • Supports more timely degree certification • Reduces paperwork and manual program check sheets • Supports and monitors unique program changes • VIEW THE LINK FOR A DESCRIPTIVE REVIEW
TaskStream – At the Program Levelhttp://www.coe.eku.edu/tech/taskstream.php TaskStream's Learning Achievement Tools (LAT) offer state-of-the art, Web-based solutions for demonstrating and improving student performance. The outcomes assessment implementation tools enable customized, competency assessment and reporting; the e-portfolios offer a wide range of options to record and demonstrate learning. • Key Assessments • Common Assessments • Student Teaching Evaluation • Field Experiences • Candidate Portfolio
TracDat All departments at Eastern Kentucky University use TracDat (a server-based software system) to record and track progress on student learning goals and objectives. Each unit enters its goals, objectives, measures, criteria for success, results, and use of results for improvement and follow-up into EKU’s TracDat system, from which the data are easily retrievable via a battery of standard and custom reports that articulate into EKU report formats.
Digital Measures – Faculty Qualifications • Activity Insight, adopted by the University, is an electronic (web-based) information warehouse used to store faculty curriculum vitae information (teaching, scholarship, and service) and information for promotion and tenure and annual/merit evaluations. • Provides Ad Hoc and Custom reporting
Data Dashboard • Now that we have collected the data, where does it go? Technology should play an increasingly important role in how to provide and use information constructively from various sources—internal and external. A College of Education Data Dashboard allows the Unit to present continuous improvement information of candidate performance, the unit, and its programs in a highly communicative format aimed at decision-makers.