Assessment at UNCW

Assessment Planning and Reporting

Overview

All degree programs, credential programs, and stand-alone minor programs (interdisciplinary minors and other minors not wholly subsumed by one major) follow the UNCW Division of Academic Affairs Guidelines for Annual Reporting of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment and Academic Program Outcomes Assessment Activities.

The information and materials on these pages will help program chairs, program coordinators, and assessment coordinators develop their program assessment plans, implement them, and report on them. Assessment Plans and Reports are created at the program level, that is, a report is created for each degree or certificate awarded within your department.

Each Program Outcome should be linked to a UNCW Strategic Goal. See
UNCW Strategic Goals.

Each Student Learning Outcome should be linked to a UNCW Learning Goal. See
UNCW Learning Goals.

Parts of Each Assessment Report

There are essentially five parts to an assessment system. The first two parts are considered the plan. The last three parts are considered the report. For more information about each part of the assessment plan and report, along with examples, see the information contained in the following:

Part 1: Outcomes

Part 2: Assessment Plan

Part 3: Assessment Findings

Part 4: Actions for Improvement

Part 5: Status Report

Assessment Planning and Reporting Best Practices will help you judge your program's progress in creating and implementing its assessment system. The UNCW CAS Assessment Report Rubric also provides information that aid in report writing.

For additional questions and help with any aspect of assessment, contact your college or school assessment director.