Assessment and Planning

The Assessment Process

William Peace University is continuously striving to grow and improve as an institution. One of the ways to accomplish this is through evaluating and assessing the work we do. William Peace University perceives assessment as a process in which evidence is gathered, analyzed, and used to determine what is working and what needs to be improved and what needs to be discontinued. This includes both programs and student outcomes.

Procedures for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

A rationale, systematic approach to planning should begin with reliable results of the above assessment process. This includes identifying critical questions, which afford a conversation about perceived issues to be addressed and expected resolves/outcomes. Additionally, clear and measurable outcomes must be documented, periodically assessed as points for feedback and/or redirection.

Learning Outcomes by School and Program

Program outcomes are specific administrative or academic program objectives. Program outcomes identify what will be accomplished by the academic department or program and/or perceptions about what was accomplished.

Academic Program Assessment

An integral part of WPU’s assessment and planning process involves individual units-academic and administrative-setting annual goals and evaluating progress toward these goals at the end of each year. Conclusions drawn from this evaluation process should, ideally, lead to each unit developing a plan for improvement that feeds into the subsequent year’s goals.