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)
Assessment of General Education Learning Outcomes (GELO)
Learn more about the important connection between assessment and accreditation
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.