To achieve academic effectiveness at WOU, we:

  • Align: Together, we coordinate our curriculum so that courses contributed to stated outcomes
  • Assess: Together, we study the effectiveness of our curriculum in meeting our stated outcomes by examining student work.
  • Evolve: Together, we support course, curriculum and pedagogy practices that work and adjust when assessment findings point to needed improvements
  • Excel: Together, we succeed with lasting opportunities for student success through transformative education and personalized support.

WOU engages in the work of Academic Effectiveness at several levels

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All Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

Academic Program Review

Assessment of Program-level Outcomes (PLO)

Undergraduate Programs

Assessment of General Education Learning Outcomes (GELO)

Learn more about the important connection between assessment and accreditation

Graduate Programs

Assessment of Graduate-level Outcomes (GLO)

Centering equity in assessment means recognizing that assessment is not a neutral, objective process, and, as such, assessors have to become aware of their own biases as well as examine their power, privilege, and positionality when conducting assessment.

Anne E. Lundquist, Ph.D.

Anthology Inc


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Judy Sylva, Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness

503-751-4023 | or e-mail: Location: Lieuallen Administration Building, 202