Faculty Resources

For WMU Essential Studies faculty

Western Michigan University curriculum work associated with WMU Essential Studies is completed through the Faculty Senate's committee. Click on the links below for more information.

Complete Faculty Guide to WMU Essential Studies

Electronic submission and assessment of WES courses:

1) Decide which level and category the course fits in - WMU Essential Studies Interactive Model

2) Assessing WES courses - Outcome rubrics and Help Hub Guide to WMU Essential Studies Rubric Assessment in Elearning

How to Access the WES Rubrics in Elearning

Questions? Email: wmu-essentialstudies@wmich.edu

Spring 2024 Sessions: Navigating WES

Presented by the WES Advisory Committee and Merze Tate College

WES Basics

Want to learn more about WES? In these sessions, WMU Essential Studies staff and representatives from the WES Executive Advisory Committee will answer instructors’ questions about the student learning objectives, rubrics, end-of-semester assessment, how to submit a course to be a part of WES, and address any other concerns instructors may have.

WES Elearning

Do you know how to use WES within the Elearning platform effectively? In this session, instructors will learn about the assessment pieces of WES within Elearning. WES staff and Elearning experts will be available to answer questions. Instructors will also have the opportunity to review their courses in the Elearning platform.

Schedule: WES Basics and Elearning

Mon., Jan. 224 - 5 p.m.Join on Webex  
Thurs., Feb. 811 a.m. - NoonJoin on Webex  
Mon., March 111 - 2 p.m.Join on Webex  
Tues., March 2610 - 11 a.m.Join on Webex  
Tues., April 171 - 2 p.m.Join on Webex