Assessment Posters on Tour
Posters recognizing programs' good assessment practices in support of student learning continued their tour of campus at the 2019 Student Success Summit, which had over 250 attendees in the Student Center Ballroom. They'll be on display in the FAB atrium December 2-6.
Congratulations to the 2019 WSU Assessment Grant Recipients!
Provost Keith E. Whitfield awarded grants to projects designed to improve assessment practices in five programs: Honors Undergraduate Program, Juris Doctor (JD), Composition Learning Community, BS in Nursing (BSN), and Academic Pathways for Excellence (APEX). See the WSU Assessment Grants page for a description of each project.
General Education Program Assessment
The General Education Oversight Committee is launching a program assessment process for the revised Gen Ed program. In 2019-2020, assessment is scheduled for all Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Quantitative Experience (QE), and Social Inquiry (SI) courses. See the Gen Ed Program Assessment website for more information and support.
AY18-19 Annual Report
Each year we collect data on our institution's assessment practices and use that information to improve the supports available for program assessment. See where we're doing well, where we need to improve, and how we're recognizing and supporting assessment in the 2018-2019 annual report.
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.
Assessment Handbooks (pdf)
University program assessment progress