Resources for Program Review and Assessment

Regular review of academic programs is required by University of Wisconsin System Board of Regent policy and federal financial aid regulations and is an expectation for institutional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Assessment of student learning is an essential component of the program review process.  And although program reviews take place only every several years (typically at least once every ten years), assessment of student learning should take place continuously. While program review focuses on examining the quality of the program as a whole, assessment focuses more specifically on the contribution of academic programs to student learning.  Assessment is designed to gather information which can be used foster greater academic achievement and student success. For further information about assessment in the School of Human Ecology, contact Connie Flanagan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Development at 608-890-4790.

UW-Madison References

  • UW-Madison 2009 Reaccreditation Project. “For Wisconsin and the World: A Great Public University”
  • UW-Madison Program Review Policy and Guidelines.  Updated in 2013, these documents describe the overall program review process and include specific guidelines for the self-study.  The policy “requires that programs give attention to the student learning experience, consider how undergraduate programs include aspects of the Wisconsin Experience, and align strategic directions of the program with important directions for the school/college and the university.”
  • Department Planning Profiles
  • Graduate Program Data Profiles
  • UW-Madison Assessment Website. Includes UW-Madison’s assessment plan and an assessment manual with guidelines for developing departmental assessment plans, sample instruments and methods available for assessing student learning in the major.

School of Human Ecology Assessment Plan and Reports

School of Human Ecology Undergraduate Program Assessment Plans

Other School of Human Ecology Assessment Resources