Office of Academic Assessment

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


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!

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

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
Direct Line: 262-472-1530
Main Office: 262-472-1806
Location: Heide 450E 

Current Events


Interim Director of Academic Assessment

Applications due 2/11/19.  For more information, click here.


February 27 from 12:00-3:30pm

Keynote Speaker Peter Felten, Elon University

Assessment Day 2018 Picture

Click here for more information on Assessment Day 2019!


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