Assessment at UNCW

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Assessment in Support and Service Programs


The University of North Carolina Wilmington mission of learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service is achieved with the help of academic, support, and service units. It is recognized that institutional effectiveness requires that each program and service contribute appropriately to the mission and goals of the university. Within the broad framework of the university's planning and assessment process, the programs in our administrative support, academic and student support, research, and community and public service units identify expected outcomes, engage in formal, on-going assessment practices, and make and document improvements that are based on assessment findings.

Each support and service unit develops an assessment plan that is based on its mission, the strategic goals of the University, and the needs of the groups it serves. Annual reports of assessment plans, findings, and improvements are submitted to the Office of Institutional Research & Planning (IRP) by the first week of November for the previous academic year.

What questions do you have about the performance of your program(s)?

Contact Associate Provost for IRP, Andy Mauk (

Information on the Assessment Resources pages listed on the right will aid units in developing and improving their program assessment practice.