Program assessment

Assessment Week 2017!

Get excited about improving student learning at these fun, FREE events:

  • Monday, October 16, 12:00-1:00: Decorate a cookie to celebrate our accreditation success and learn about assessment. Come celebrate with free cookie decoration at one of our tables at: Applebaum (Pharmacy), lower level, Manoogian, 1st floor lobby, Old Main, 1st floor, Scott Hall, cafeteria and Student Center, near Starbucks
  • Monday, October 16, 3:00-4:00: Assessment Trivia Showdown, where teams will earn bragging rights and prizes for their college, school, or division's assessment expertise. LOCATION: Student Center Hilberry A/B
  • Tuesday, October 17, 12:30-1:30: Dying to Learn: A Courtroom Assessment Dramedyfeaturing The Honorable Marilyn Kelly, former Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, member of the WSU Board of Governors, and Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Wayne Law. LOCATION: Partrich Auditorium, Law School
  • Wednesday, October 18, 10:00-11:30: Provost's Town Hall on Assessment (RSVP) and launch of the Easy Steps to Improving Student Learning program assessment handbook. LOCATION: Undergraduate Library Bernath Auditorium.
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2:00-3:30: OTL Workshop: Assessing Student Learning LOCATION: Teaching Commons

Assessment Handbooks (pdf)



WSU Assessment's mission is to engage faculty, staff, administrators, and students from academic and co-curricular/student services programs in an effective, sustainable process of continuous program improvement that enhances student learning throughout their time at Wayne State. WSU Assessment encourages stakeholders' engagement by:

  • offering professional development opportunities in program assessment, such as workshops, group and individual consultations, training videos, presentations, and written documentation
  • disseminating information about program assessment through peer support structures (University, College/School /Division, and Departmental program assessment committees; program assessment coordinators) and online at
  • recognizing individuals and programs for their exemplary progress and scholarly presentations or publications in assessment
  • facilitating feedback processes to improve the quality of programs' assessment plans

Read our AY14-15 and AY15-16 annual reports to see our progress so far and our plans for improvement.

Program assessment supports students, faculty, and staff by helping programs to: ​

Get started on your assessment plan now using the resources on this site. For example:

University program assessment progress