The following is a list of resources created to assist UWM faculty and staff with designing and implementing effective assessment plans for their programs. If you have questions, or suggestions for resources that should be added to this list, please contact Adam Andrews at email@example.com.
Information about Assessment for New Chairs and Directors
An onboarding document explaining department and program responsibilities for assessment for faculty or academic staff rotating into new leadership roles.
QuickGuide: Undergraduate Assessment
A short overview of the most essential concepts for undergraduate program assessment.
A short overview of the most essential concepts for graduate program assessment.
A Guide to Program Assessment: Best Practices for Designing Effective Assessment Plans
A comprehensive handbook for both undergraduate and graduate program assessment at UWM.
Guidelines for Effective Program Learning Outcomes
A handout explaining how to write effective Program Learning Outcomes.
Evaluating an Assessment Plan
Program Assessment Review Form
Designed to provide feedback to programs about their assessment practices in light of both accreditation requirements and best practices, this form can be used by programs as a guide in evaluating or revising their own assessment plans.
Assessment in Canvas
Canvas has tools that can help departments streamline how they do assessment. Departments can set up program-level outcomes and rubrics that can be imported into individual courses. Resulting data linked to program outcomes can be centrally downloaded from participating courses by a department administrator.
Canvas Handouts for Instructors:
These examples of direct and indirect assessment tools and strategies are shared, with permission, from departments and programs at UWM. They are accessible through Sharepoint, and require that users be logged in to view.