Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Academic Program Assessment

Office of Assessment

Academic Program Assessment

At UW-Superior each academic program (undergraduate, graduate, and certificate) leads the assessment of discipline-specific student learning outcomes. The faculty and instructional academic staff determine student learning outcomes and methods of assessment in each disciplinary program. 

Deadlines for 2013-2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2013- Spring 2014

Fall 2014

Report findings from Spring 2013 assessment as well as action plans for continuous improvement
(Program Level Assessment Report due on Sept. 16, 2013)
Program-Level Student Outcome Assessment Report Template

Develop detailed assessment plan for 2013-14
(Program Level Assessment Plan due on Oct. 25, 2013)
Annual Program Assessment Plan

Assessment data collection and analysis for one or two program-level student learning outcome(s)

Academic Programs' Student Learning Outcome

Assessment Resource Fund for Academic Departments

To support assessment activities, each department has access to the assessment resource of $750 per year. This fund can be utilized as needed but within the state regulations. Please see the guidelinesThis document requires Acrobat Reader to open. for the use of this fund.

Departmental Assessment Liaisons

To assist assessment activities at the program-level, one faculty or staff member serves as the Assessment Liaison in each department. The liaison will work closely with the Assessment Coordinator and facilitates activities in all programs in the department.


  • Monitor the progress of the assessment planning and implementation in all programs in the department.
  • Assist in implementation of the Liberal Education Learning Goals and General Education Learning Outcomes assessment.
  • Help identify assessment-related training and resource needs for the faculty/staff and communicate them to the Assessment Coordinator.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities related to assessment and become a resource for the department.
  • Meet with the Assessment Coordinator once a month and discuss the state of assessment in the department.
  • Attend a once-a-semester meeting and share the progress and good practices of assessment in the department with other liaisons and the Assessment Coordinator.


2013-2014 Assessment Liaisons

  • Richard Moran (Department of Business and Economics)
  • Martha Einerson (Department of Communicating Arts)
  • Susan Masterson (Department of Educational Leadership)
  • Glenn Carlson (Department of Health and Human Performance)
  • Kenna Bolton Holz (Department of Human Behavior, Justice & Diversity)
  • Steven Rosenberg (Dept of Mathematics and Computer Science)
  • Lois Guderian (Department of Music)
  • Jeff Schuldt (Department of Natural Sciences)
  • Joel Sipress (Department of Social Inquiry)
  • Gloria Eslinger and Michael Maguire (Department of Visual Arts)
  • Hilary Fezzey (Department of World Languages, Literature & Cultures)
  • Carolyn Caffrey Gardner and Jamie White-Farnham (Department of Writing, Reading and Library Science)
  • Peter Nordgren (Interdisciplinary Studies - Distance Learning)

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