The Assessment Office is housed in the College of Education and Allied Professions. Its purpose is to assist faculty and college administration in assessing programs and their effectiveness on student learning outcomes.
The primary role of the College of Education and Allied Professions is to prepare educators, administrators, counselors, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, recreation personnel and other human service specialists at both entry and advanced levels in the state of North Carolina and beyond. The College fulfills the college and university mission by preparing highly effective and ethical graduates that are inspired to be lifelong learners, engaged in the community, and empowered to become leaders who strive to transform the future.
The Assessment Office supports this effort by generating data to ensure program quality and institutional effectiveness. The office monitors, coordinates college-wide assessment activities, and provides data for internal and external reporting including national CAEP accreditation and North Carolina Department of Public Instruction accreditation.
Total Enrollment: 1988
WCU Enrollment Data Dashboard - View data on enrolled students at WCU
CEAP Data and Accreditation Reports Archive - View reports such as PEDS, US News and World Report, NC IHE Report, CAEP Annual Report, Title II Report
UNC Educator Quality Dashboard - View data on educator preparation across the UNC System
College Assessment Calendar - approved 11/29/2017 by Leadership Council
The following are links to campus, state and national resources regarding assessment preparation, the latest news and legislation on education-related issues, plus tools and information for ongoing learning.
AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
NC DPI - North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
CAEP - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
SACSCOC - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
NCTEAN - North Carolina Teacher Education Assessment Network
Our college established an Annual Assessment Day beginning in January 2013 to examine assessment data and identify strengths and areas for improvement. All faculty, staff, and stakeholders are invited to participate in the day-long activities for the purpose of assessing our programs.