Assessment at Western Carolina University serves to promote excellence in student learning, educational practices and quality of service by establishing and maintaining a campus culture of self evaluation and improvement all levels of the institution. We provide leadership and support to the campus community in efforts to demonstrate that the University is fulfilling its institutional mission and to enhance Western Carolina University as a community of scholarship.
- To coordinate and support an ongoing, systematic program of institutional evaluation and assessment of student achievement, and facilitate the incorporation of the findings into the planning and accreditation processes;
- To work with academic and administrative programs to develop and implement outcomes assessment plans in order to improve programs and services at all institutional levels;
- To engage the campus community in a dialogue about assessment through a variety of avenues, including workshops, presentations, development and maintenance of an assessment website, and service on campus committees; and
- To publish assessment research and maintain an active role in professional organizations.