Getting started

Each program at Washburn University is responsible for assessing student learning on an annual basis. Assessment is focused on Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) that are written, and revised as necessary, by the program. The PSLOs should consider discipline-specific contexts, and may include any applicable accreditation standards. Annually, programs submit assessment materials that include PSLOs, curriculum map, assessment plan, and assessment findings to Taskstream AMS. These materials are reviewed by the Assessment Committee, and compared to rubrics. Each program is provided constructive feedback and a rubric score to assist with the continuous quality improvement of their program assessment plan and materials.
Program assessment materials are due every third year before August 31 according to the following 3-year cycle:

  • 2023-2024 - Creative Performing Arts (CAS), Interdisciplinary Studies (CAS), School of Nursing, School of Business, Leadership and Community Engagement ; Honors; using Taskstream, as usual
  • 2024-2025 - School of Applied Studies and Library/CSSR; using Planning & Self-Study software
  • 2025-2026 - Remaining College of Arts and Sciences divisions: HUM, NSM, and SS, MM/KN; using Planning & Self-Study software

Recorded Program Assessment Workshops

Check out these YouTube videos by 2022-2023 Assessment Director Beth O'Neill about how to effectively communicate the topics below for program assessment:


Washburn University uses Taskstream AMS for submission and review of program assessment materials. WU faculty who have been granted access to Taskstream AMS should use their single sign-on information to logon. If you believe that you need access to Taskstream AMS, please email us at

Below, you’ll find step-by-step guides on how to enter and submit your program assessment information, and view a PDF of your materials and your feedback.

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