Assessment and Undergraduate Studies

Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies


Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies

The Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies is primarily responsible for student success. The areas within the office that facilitate student success are the professional and faculty advisers, the Center for Academic Success Programs (CASP) and the Office of Faculty Development (OFD). The Associate Provost for Assessment and Undergraduate Studies works with the Faculty Senate, the Graduate College and various university administrators to coordinate all efforts related to assessment of student learning and general education. In addition, the associate provost works closely with the Registrar’s Office as the curriculum manager for the university.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies is to take the lead in assisting faculty, staff, administrators and students:

  • develop effective and informative strategies to assess student learning.
  • facilitate an integrative general education program.
  • ensure quality undergraduate advising in concert with the college advising directors.
  • help develop relevant and engaging pedagogy through the Office of Faculty Development.
  • provide academic assistance through the Center for Academic Success Programs.
  • assure timely progression of curriculum changes.

Download assessment information from the Higher Learning Commission

Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning (American Association for Higher Education)

Units on campus who are involved with assessment

Assessment Calendar

2015 Dates Event Notes
April 29-May 1, 2015 Assessment Network of NY, 3rd Annual Conference

Dobbs Ferry, NY

May 26-29, 2015 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum 2015 Denver, CO
June 1-3, 2015 5th Annual AALHE Assessment Conference Lexington, KY

Support and resources are available to help you with assessment



Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies
B-124 Henry Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5253 USA
(269) 387-4564 | (269) 387-4377 Fax
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