TAMS at Duke Kunshan University in China

TAMS Licenses First International Client

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TAMS, a teaching assignment management system created by the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) entered into its first international license with an agreement with Duke Kunshan University (DKU).  The agreement marked TAMS’ 30th client and expanded the software’s presence outside of the United States for the first time.

“We are very pleased that our colleagues at DKU will be utilizing all of the specialized academic management and data analysis features of TAMS,” said David S. Bowersox, Duke University School of Nursing’s Associate Dean of Finance and Administration.  “We have seen how institutions of higher education throughout the United States have benefited from using TAMS. After discussions with DKU, we saw how it was also applicable to an international university.

After several years of using the program that it developed exclusively, TAMS was made available under special license agreements to other schools, colleges and universities who might benefit from this innovative solution in the spring of 2017.  Since that time, more than 30 public and private colleges and universities have licensed the product.  Some of the special features of TAMS is to

  • better engage faculty;
  • take advantage of the faculty's experience and history in teaching specific courses;
  • automate the course scheduling process for either one, or multiple semesters at a time, and
  • create real-time administrative reports to ensure faculty were not over or under subscribed in their teaching assignments.

Kunshan 2DKU was established as a partnership between Duke University in the United States and China’s Wuhan University. In August 2014, the University began welcoming graduate students as well as undergraduate students for its Global Learning Semester program. The university launched its four-year bachelor’s degree program for undergraduate students in August 2018.  The 200 acres campus is located in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China. Kunshan is located close to Shanghai and Suzhou, two of China’s most dynamic cities, and is a hub for high-tech research and manufacturing.