“For almost 30 years, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has supported meaningful and quality assessment of student learning. Supported by top administrators, dedicated faculty, and staff, UW-Whitewater works in concert to create a meaningful assessment system. They enjoy a structure coupled with processes that facilitate thoughtful discussion and use of student learning data as a basis for curricular changes and institutional decision-making. For example, UW-Whitewater’s Essential Learning and Review Committee (ELARC) is a university-level committee charged with reviewing data from academic and co-curricular units and making data-based recommendations for campus assessment, professional development, and resource allocation. Finally, UW-Whitewater also provides a rich mix of incentives, rewards, and funding for assessment projects to support ongoing engagement in assessment."
UWW joined a prestigious group of only nine institutions across the country to earn the "Sustained Excellence in Assessment" designation, an honor that reflects decades’ of commitment to assessment. The dedicated staff in the Office of Academic Assessment works hard to uphold this tradition of excellence by supporting assessment initiatives across campus.