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

December Graduates - Reminder to take SOAS Survey

Graduating seniors are reminded to take the Senior Outcomes Assessment Survey (SOAS). An email was sent on Nov. 15 (from the Registrar's Office) with a link to the survey. You may notice an SOAS hold on your WINS account. This is a reminder to complete the survey by Dec. 15. Holds will be removed every three days. Questions? Contact assessment@uww.edu.

2017 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Assessment Institute is coming up in October. Each year we sponsor attendees to increase their knowledge and skills regarding assessment. Click here to learn more about the institute.

2016-2017 SOAS Results

Results and reports are now available for the 2016-2017 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 2017. 


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