Academic Assessment

Academic assessment is the systematic process of gathering, analyzing, and using information about student learning to improve the learning process. It is an essential component of quality improvement and accountability for all departments and academic programs at UW-Whitewater.

A comprehensive system of assessment provides departments and programs with the data they need to make evidence-based decisions and also forms the basis for rich faculty, staff, and student discussions about ways to improve teaching, learning, and department/program function.

Committees at the University Related to Assessment

For additional questions please contact the Office of Academic Assessment at or 262-472-1806.

Featured Projects  

Check out the assessment work that was happening in Summer 2016!

Click on the links to see a description of each Summer 2016 assessment project.

Theatre & Dance

Information Technology & Supply Chain Management Critical Thinking Summary

Click here to find a summary of a project completed by Andrew Ciganek, Christina Outlay, and Alana Platt regarding the critical thinking skills of the students in the Information Technology program. The UW-Whitewater Critical Thinking Rubric was utilized in this project. Please find the rubric in our Toolkit, linked at the bottom of this section. 

Audit & Review Self-Study App!

Academic Assessment teamed up with iCIT to develop an App to electronically submit your self studies. This became available for use in June 2015. Please check it out on our Audit & Review Webpage!


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