Program assessment

New Program Assessment Grant Program

Call for proposals: WSU Program Assessment Grants

Deadline: May 15, 2018

To promote best practices in program-level assessment of student learning outcomes, the Office of the Provost invites Wayne State University faculty and staff to submit proposals to improve their program's assessment efforts. One-time funds are available to assist in the piloting, creation, or significant revision of a program's assessment instruments or process, or to obtain professional development in program assessment.

Consultants are available to help applicants develop an appropriate proposal. Contact WSU Director of Assessment Cathy Barrette ( with consultation requests.

Proposal form (docx)

Proposal review rubric (pdf)

Assessment Examples on Tour: Mar. 23 - 30 in Mortuary Science


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 AY14-15 and AY15-16 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)


University program assessment progress