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Office of Assessment for Curricular Effectiveness Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

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 and news story about the 2019 event.

  • 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 and news story about the 2017 event.

The following undergraduate programs were recognized for Exemplary Assessment Systems:

  • Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economic Sciences
  • Human Development
  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Teacher Education
  • UCORE Partnership: Roots of Contemporary Issues & WSU Libraries-Instruction

The following undergraduate programs were recognized for High-Quality Assessment Practices:

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