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Applications being accepted for assessment award

Sept. 9, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The application deadline is approaching for the new University Assessment Excellence Award that Western Michigan University announced in April to recognize outstanding efforts in assessment of student learning by WMU employees.

Applications for the annual award must be submitted by Monday, Sept. 15, and recipients will be announced Friday, Oct. 10. Recipients of the award, which is offered by the University Assessment Steering Committee, will receive a cash prize and campuswide recognition.

Ideal award applicants are employees who have authored or co-authored an article about assessment or assessment activities that showcases efforts in student learning. These applicants may submit their published article for consideration or be nominated by a third party.

The new award is intended to promote WMU's commitment to excellence through assessment--fundamentally, the systematic collection and use of information about student learning and student engagement that leads to program improvement.

For additional information about applying for the Assessment Excellence Award, visit wmich.edu/poapa/uac or contact Dr. Eileen Evans at eileen.evans@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2314.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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