Academic Assessment starts with developing the outcomes we want students to achieve. In 2010, UW-Whitewater adopted the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes from the Association of American Colleges and Universities as our baccalaureate learning outcomes for our campus. All students seeking a bachelor's degree are expected to achieve the UW-Whitewater Essential Learning Outcomes through their studies in general education, their major and minor, their elective courses, and through experiences gained in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will know or be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program. The most useful SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success.
Student Learning Outcomes by program (PDFs of Learning Outcomes are located in the right-hand column of the list)