Program assessment

Assessment Posters on Tour

Congratulations to this year's poster honorees, who exemplify good assessment practices, use their assessment work in scholarly conference presentations, or have received a 2018 WSU Assessment Grant for a project to improve their program's assessment practices. Posters are currently on display in Cohn Hall and will be touring other locations across campus in the coming weeks.

Assessment poster display in Cohn Hall

AY17-18 Annual Report Highlights

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 and where we need to improve in the highlights infographic or read the full report for more detail.

Infographic Annual report highlights           AY17-18 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
  • 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 AY17-18AY16-17AY15-16, and AY14-15 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:

New Resource: Assessment Handbooks (pdf)

Academic Programs Assessment Handbook                Student Services Assessment Handbook

University program assessment progress