Program assessment

NILOA Coach Visit Awarded to WSU

The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has awarded Wayne State University a free day-long visit from a national assessment expert, Dr. Errin Heymann. Dr. Heymann led three workshops to adapt national rubrics to the learning outcomes for three areas of General Education: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Quantitative Experience, and Social Inquiry. The rubrics will be piloted as a possible direct assessment method for student learning in those Gen Ed areas.

Have you taught or will you teach in one of those Gen Ed areas? Then we invite you to participate


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 AY16-17AY15-16, 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