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The Office of Assessment collaborates with faculty and staff across the institution to support assessment strategies. We strive to establish a culture of best practices for all assessment activities that occur at the program and institution levels. We hope the resources available on this page encourages our community to engage in conversation around assessment in higher education and at WCU.

Assessment Resources

Our Assessment Resources site outlines assessment of learning at WCU by providing our internal stakeholders with important information, including a summary of Continuous Improvement Reporting guidelines for academic programs and administrative/student support units, resources for Programmatic Assessment of Learning, our assessment cycle, SACSCOC accreditation information, national organizations and councils, conferences, journals, and institutional advisory committees that oversee assessment and program/unit review.

Program / Unit Review Resources

Our Program / Unit Review Resources site provides our internal stakeholders with information pertaining to Administrative Unit Review (administrative and student services offices in Academic Affairs) and Academic Program Review (non-accredited degree programs). The contents of this site includes upcoming program reviews, guidelines and procedures for program review, previous review documents by year, communication templates, and report templates.

Assessment and Accreditation Terminology

We created a glossary defining assessment jargon that is used at WCU and beyond. We encourage our internal and external stakeholders that are interested in assessment to review the terms to learn about assessment strategies within higher education.

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