WSU Celebration of Assessment Excellence

ACE (formerly ATL) and the Office of the Provost host a biennial Celebration of Assessment Excellence, honoring WSU undergraduate programs with exemplary assessment practices. Effective assessment supports quality academic programs and advances Washington State University’s land grant mission and goals of providing a transformative student experience. See below for information about programs and assessment practices recognized in past years.

2019 Celebration of Assessment Excellence

Along with Interim Provost Bryan Slinker and Vice Provost Mary F. Wack, ATL recognized good practices in assessment of learning outcomes by 13 WSU undergraduate programs. Over the past two years, these undergraduate degree programs, as appropriate to their context, collected measures aligned with program-level student learning outcomes, engaged faculty in discussions of assessment data, and used assessment results to improve curriculum or instruction. For more information about the event and programs recognized in 2019, see the 2019 event program (PDF) and news story about the 2019 event.

Recognized Programs

Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Construction Management
Economic Sciences
Fine Arts
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Mathematics
Molecular Biosciences
Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Psychology
Teacher Education

2017 Celebration of Assessment Excellence

Along with Provost Daniel J. Bernardo and Vice Provosts Mary F. Wack and Erica W. Austin, ATL recognized undergraduate programs, departments and schools where program-level assessment is well-established, thanks in large part to the efforts of faculty assessment coordinators, chairs and directors. The following undergraduate programs were recognized for their mature assessment systems, where meaningful measures of learning are regularly collected and faculty are involved in interpreting and using the results to refine curriculum and instruction, and the development of strong assessment practices that engage faculty in assessing student learning and in using assessment results to inform decision-making. For more information about the event and programs recognized in 2017, see the 2017 event program (PDF) and news story about the 2017 event.

Programs with Exemplary Assessment Systems

Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles
Bioengineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Science
Economic Sciences
Human Development
Molecular Biosciences
Neuroscience
Teacher Education
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Programs with High-Quality Assessment Practices

Agricultural & Food Systems / Integrated Plant Sciences
Chemistry
History
Landscape Architecture
Psychology