Introduction for Students to the Assessment & Reporting System
Why Do We Need an Assessment & Reporting System?
Presently, there is a call for increased accountability and assessment in higher education, specifically for school personnel degree programs. This reform movement has brought about the request for graduate schools of education to adopt centralized and systematic software in order to manage the needs of their programs and students. In response, The Graduate School of Education (GSE) has adopted a high performance hardware/software platform, through which the data are stored and accessed reliably.
What is Campus Tools for Higher Education?
The GSE has chosen an assessment & reporting system created by TK20, a leading provider in technology solutions. Their comprehensive program, Campus Tools for Higher Education, addresses the needs of our students, graduates, faculty, and school. Through Campus Tools for Higher Education, users have the ability to access the following features:
- Course, Program, and Unit-level Assessments
- Standards-based, Reflective, Electronic Portfolios
- Tracking and Management of Field Experience and Clinical Practice
- Data Aggregation from Student Information Systems, Praxis Scores, and More
- Student Advisement — Centralized Access to Student Records, Assessments, Transcripts, and Program Requirements
- Creation of Reports for Comprehensive Analysis, and Accreditation Support
- Powerful Survey/Collaboration Tools for Graduates, Faculty, Students, and Communities
- Document Room for Easy Storage, Organization, and Sharing of Documents
What Does This Mean For Me?
You are going to be able to collect, track, and retrieve your coursework with ease throughout your program in one central web-based location. You can also develop electronic portfolios or field experience binders to assist you in your job search process. Campus Tools for Higher Education improves the communication between faculty, program coordinators, and students. This feature is especially useful for advisement and tracking program requirements. You will begin to access the program this semester by working with specific professors on completing assignments and building your document folder. Throughout subsequent semesters you will continue to build onto your portfolio, binders, and program documents.
The GSE has invested significant time and money to adopt this program, and given you a program with long-term benefits. Therefore, you are required to purchase access for the duration of your program. When you purchase the access during the Fall 2005 Semester, your cost will be $50 for seven year access. After January 2006, the cost will increase to $100 for seven year access. To purchase your account now, please log on http://Fordham.tk20.com.
In order to manage student and faculty accounts uniformly, all TK20 user accounts will only use Fordham email accounts for correspondence. If you do not have your Fordham email account information, you can retrieve it by calling the Help Desk at 718-817-3999.
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