As an institution, we ensure quality and demonstrate continuous improvement through annual assessments (Continuous Improvement Reports or CIRs) and periodic review of our academic programs. The purpose of annual programmatic assessment of learning is to collect, analyze, and use data to drive improvements in educational experiences and enhance student learning at the program level.
Our academic programs engage in ongoing student learning outcomes assessment. All programs are responsible for identifying specific learning outcomes, measuring progress, and implementing improvements based on findings. Assessment of learning in academic programs is a faculty-driven process that is designed to measure student skills, knowledge, and achievements.
At WCU, we organize our assessment of learning content based on the Transparency Framework of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. This framework guides our efforts to communicate information related to assessment activities. The links below navigate through WCU's application of NILOA's Transparency Framework.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).