Assessment

In ESS, assessment is a critical component of the strategic planning cycle. Every goal at each organizational level has defined strategies and specific continuous assessment measures and targets, and assessment results are reported annually at the department and unit levels, and biennially at the division level. Additionally, each department conducts a comprehensive program evaluation each assessment cycle (every three years), according to program standards from CAS (and/or specific accrediting agencies). A timeline for these processes is depicted below, and further down this page, resources are provided to support this work at the department and unit levels.

 

Chart of ESS Assessment Timeline

Click here to download the Division Strategic Planning Timelines chart as an accessible document

 

Division Assessment Resource Team

The Division Assessment Resource Team (DART) is a cross-departmental group of ESS professionals who are tasked with assessment for their respective departments. DART meets quarterly to provide cross-departmental updates and identify support needs, and meets during off-months for trainings in various strategic planning and assessment processes and tools. DART trainings are also open to non-members who may benefit from attending. For questions about DART, contact Matt Bryant, Division Assessment Consultant, at matt.bryant@wwu.edu

Continuous Assessment Resources

Campus Labs Baseline Interface

How To Write Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Assessment

OIE Data Tutorials/University FactBook

OIE Data Request Form

Survey Instrument Guidance

Survey Item Guidance

 

Program Evaluation Resources

ESS CAS Master Site

CAS Process Overview

 

Questions about any terms used on this page?

Check out the ESS Strategic Planning Glossary

Other questions about assessment in ESS?

Contact Matt Bryant, Division Assessment Consultant, at matt.bryant@wwu.edu