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 Dramedy, featuring 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 assessment.wayne.edu
- 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
Program assessment supports students, faculty, and staff by helping programs to:
- Articulate their goals
- Measure how well programs are achieving those goals
- Use that information to improve program quality
- Communicate programs' successes effectively
Get started on your assessment plan now using the resources on this site. For example:
- Use the University Assessment plan feedback rubric (MS Word) to compare your assessment plan to best practices.
- See examples of the core components of a complete assessment plan:
- Watch video tutorials to learn how to create or improve each item of an assessment plan and to use Compliance Assist to store your plan.
- Hold monthly discussions guided by the Program or Department or College Conversation Calendars (PDF) to simplify your assessment planning work.
University program assessment progress