Office of Academic Assessment

Assessment Day

UWW is committed to transformational student learning experiences. Assessment Day is a chance to learn about available resources and strategies for supporting student learning as an institution. This information is valuable to making appropriate decisions about improving programs and services. Each year, a theme is selected, see below for more information about this academic year’s Assessment Day!

Assessment Day has been rescheduled.

At this event, students, staff, faculty, and administrators come together to converse about assessment and assessment-related topics.  In 2023, we will host a workshop event co-facilitated the Offices of Institutional Research and Planning and Academic Assessment.

Assessment Day 2023 Agenda

Workshop Abstracts for 2023 Assessment Day

To Register for the workshops please register by selecting the links below the workshop. All workshops will be held in UC 275. 


Breakfast and Who, What, When, Why of IRP! - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

(Registration Required)

Data are everywhere at UW–Whitewater and access to this data is critical in engaging campus stakeholders in data-informed decision making at all levels. In this session, you will meet the IRP team and learn about how data is reported, get to know the data products IRP provides to campus, and how you can use them in your own research and reporting.

To Register for this workshop click here.


Ripe for the Picking: Tips on Utilizing Available Student Survey Data - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Over the past ten years, longitudinal data on our undergraduate students has been collected and aggregated using several survey instruments, including:

  • the annual Student Outcomes Assessment Survey (SOAS) sent to graduating seniors
  • the triannual National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) send to freshman and senior undergraduates
  • its companion survey, the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) send to UW-W faculty who teach undergraduate students
  • the annual First Destination Survey, which is sent to UW-W students who have completed an undergraduate degree six months after graduation

All of these surveys contain information that your program, department and college can use to improve student outcomes. In this workshop, we will discuss the types of survey data that is already routinely collected on our campus. Most importantly, we will demonstrate where this data is housed and how to access the data that is most relevant to you. This workshop will be helpful to anyone who is interested in avoiding unnecessary additional student surveying, as well as those who seek additional data to support program innovation.

To Register for this workshop click here.


Using Program Data for Continuous Improvement - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

It is critically important for academic programs to evaluate students’ learning and growth as they progress through their courses of study. This information can guide necessary curricular and programmatic changes. In addition, support the need for additional faculty and student support services. 

This process of evaluation is called Audit and Review, and there are a number of available data sources to help programs through this evaluation. In this workshop, we will share the available data sources, how to access the information, and then use it to monitor and/or report on student learning. Participants will also learn program management techniques conducive to supporting student learning evaluation.

To Register for this workshop click here.


Co-Curricular Assessment - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

UWW is committed to providing students with exemplar educational experiences in all academic and co-curricular programs. Co-curricular programs are those that complement the formal curriculum while allowing for professional growth and learning outside the college classroom. This session will discuss ways co-curricular programs can articulate student learning, participate in- and share results of- program review.

To Register for this workshop click here.



The below archive includes information on keynote speakers, presentation materials, photos and videos, and importantly, downloadable PDFs of the many poster presentations for each year (with the exception of 2014).  During leap years, such as in 2020, the university does not host an Assessment Day; instead, the focus is on LEAP Day.  

As the archives attest, participation in Assessment Day has grown to be quite large there is a great deal of knowledge of assessment contained here!

Assessment Day 2021

LEAP 2020

Assessment Day 2019

Assessment Day 2018