Summary of 2014 Annual Assessment Reports by Undergraduate Programs

ATL recently presented Provost Bernardo with the 2014 summary of undergraduate program assessment reports from 60 degree programs. As an overall trend, the annual reports indicate that undergraduate programs are making gradual, credible progress in systematizing assessment of student learning and using its results. In particular, many programs have strengthened student learning outcomes, enhanced existing […]

Report by Provost’s Task Force on Assessment in Online Programs

The Provost’s Task Force on Assessment in Online Programs presented their report to Provost Bernardo and Vice Provost Wack on June 27, 2014. The Task Force inventoried program assessment practices in WSU’s 15 degrees offered online; inventory results and task force discussion created a snapshot of current strengths and challenges. The Provost’s Office will be […]

2014 University Catalog Will Include Learning Outcomes for Each Degree

The 2014 WSU Catalog will include student learning outcomes for each degree offered at WSU. In April, the Registrar’s annual Call for Copy went out to WSU departments, with the request that each degree provide current student learning outcomes as part of the department’s information. For the catalog, many departments provide a condensed, narrative form […]

Provost Announces Task Force for Assessment of Online Degrees

WSU currently offers undergraduate and graduate online degrees and online courses in a variety of disciplines. Nationwide, there has been a call to integrate assessment of online students, courses and programs into regular program assessment. As part of WSU’s reaffirmation of accreditation in July 2013, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) gave the […]

President Floyd Highlights the Re-Affirmation of WSU’s Accreditation

Washington State University’s accreditation was re-affirmed following submission of a three year report and a virtual visit last spring by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), WSU’s regional accrediting body. In his Perspectives blog on October 17, 2013, President Elson Floyd highlighted WSU’s progress and future challenges in the assessment of teaching and learning. […]

WSU Prepares for Accreditation Review Under New Accreditation Guidelines

ATL Director Kimberly Green is now also serving as Interim Director of Institutional Accreditation.   Since May, she has been working with leadership institution-wide to report in areas of governance, undergraduate and graduate education, online programs, student affairs, business and finance, human resources, libraries and physical and technical infrastructure.   As Washington State University prepares for reaccreditation, new […]

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