Welcome to the Office of Academic Assessment

Providing information, guidance and support to facilitate assessment that is meaningful, useful, and efficient with the ultimate goal of continuous improvement of student learning.

Our office assists units across campus in their assessment of student learning. From developing learning outcomes, to designing assessment plans and developing assessment tools, to discussing and making use of their data, our office is here to provide information and support.

Mission and Goals
Assessment Strategic Plan


Final accreditation report from UW-W's Higher Learning Commission (HLC) review is available. 

A review team from the HLC visited UW-Whitewater in October 2015. HLC accreditation is very important for our campus, impacting things such as transfer credits and access to federal funds (including student loans). We're happy to report that the review team had very positive things to say about UW-Whitewater, and recommended full reaccreditation. Congratulations, UW-W!

To learn more about the HLC reaccreditation process and the criteria for accreditation, go to the HLC website.

Click here to view the final Assurance Argument for the HLC 2015 Visit.


Dr. Joan Littlefield Cook
Dr. Joan Littlefield Cook

Director of Academic Assessment
Email: cookj@uww.edu
Direct Line: 262-472-1530
Main Office: 262-472-1806
Location: Heide 450E 

Current Events

2016 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis

A group of faculty members attended the Indianapolis Assessment Institute in October. Members of the University Assessment Committee (Dan Baumgardt, Katy Casey, Joan Cook, Ed Frederick, and Amal Ibrahim) honed their assessment skills and brought back ideas and tools to continue moving our university's assessment forward. Click here to learn more about the institute.

2015-2016 SOAS Results

Results and reports are now available for the 2015-2016 Common Items from the Senior Outcomes Assessment Survey (SOAS). Please view these results here. Additional results for individual program questions and text responses were sent to program coordinators in summer 2016. 

Audit & Review Self Study App

Click here for our new Audit & Review self-study submission portal.


Office of Academic Assessment
450 Heide Hall
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-1806