Office of Academic Assessment

UW-W Assessment Institute

Assessment of student learning is an essential element of continuous program improvement, and programs are increasingly being asked to provide evidence of student learning. UW-Whitewater programs have made excellent progress in collecting data, but faculty/staff tell us that they need time and support to "close the assessment loop" 

The UW-Whitewater Assessment Institute provides information, examples, time, and support as programs develop action plans for sustainable assessment-with particular emphasis on productive discussion and use of their data. Teams of participants review their programs' current assessment status, learn about best practices in assessment, and develop action plans-all while building a network of colleagues to support their efforts.

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

Assessment Institute Group Photo 2018

  • Summer Assessment Institute: August 21 & 23, 2019
  • Progress Report Due: October 18, 2019
  • Half-Day Check-In: January, 2020
  • LEAP Day: February, 2020
  • Final Reports Due: April 30, 2020

Business Marketing & Education

  • Karla Saeger, Denise Roseland, John Smith
  • Action Plan
  • Final Report (will be uploaded when complete)

Counselor Education

  • Brenda O'Beirne, Jennifer Betters-Bubon, Carrie Merino
  • Action Plan
  • Final Report (will be uploaded when complete)

Environmental Safety & Health

  • Donna Vosburgh, Todd Loushine
  • Action Plan
  • Final Report (will be uploaded when complete)


  • Karl Brown, Kimberly Nath, Nengher Vang, Sinae Hyun, Adam Paddock
  • Action Plan
  • Final Report (will be uploaded when complete)

Teaching ESL

  • Melanie Schneider, Susan Huss-Lederman, Olesya Ostapenko
  • Action Plan
  • Final Report (will be uploaded when complete)

Elementary Education

Film Studies

Finance & Business Law

UW Rock County - College of Integrated Studies

Environmental Science

Health, Human Performance & Recreation

International Studies

  • Anne Hamilton (team leader), Jane Gottlick, Jo Ellen Burkholder, Ellie Schemenauer, Xia Lollar
  • Action Plan
  • Final Report

MSE-Professional Development

Physical Education/Teacher Education

Political Science

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Computer Science


Integrated Science & Business


Media Arts & Game Design


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