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

New! Apply for an Assessment Grant

The University Assessment Committee and the Office of Academic Assessment announce the availability of funding to support projects that address assessment of student learning outcomes. Apply now!

Assessment Day 2017

Now Accepting Assessment Day Proposals

Assessment Day poster proposals are now being accepted! Join us Feb. 28, 2018 for an afternoon of sharing and celebration of assessment! Share your ideas, data, assessment tools-and take the opportunity to brainstorm and learn from others as you enjoy lunch, posters, and presentations! . Learn more!


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