Program assessment

Assessment Posters on Tour

Posters recognizing programs' good assessment practices in support of student learning began their tour of campus at the Office for Teaching and Learning's Warrior Teaching Week. See the Today@Wayne story for more details and look for them in other public spaces on campus throughout the year.

Six assessment posters on display at the Office for Teaching and Learning

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.

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:

Assessment Handbooks (pdf)

Academic Programs Assessment Handbook                Student Services Assessment Handbook

University program assessment progress