Assessment & Accreditation
WSU Tech's Processes and Procedures
Understanding the purpose
The assessment process is a method of continual improvement of courses, instructional methods, and institutional practices that affect student learning and development. Through assessment, we can identify areas for improvement and “close the loop”. At WSU Tech, assessment in an ongoing process and each program collects and analyzes assessment data each semester. Simply put, assessment ensures that students receive the best education that is held to the highest standards.
Assessment at WSU Tech are led and coordinated by the Director of Assessment & Accreditation. The Director of Assessment & Accreditation organizes training related to assessment, monitoring and tracking assessment data, accreditation, and collaborating with faculty, staff, and administrators to ensure that the college is committed to and engaged in a cycle of continuous improvement.
Accreditation is the process by which colleges and universities in the U.S. go through a comprehensive peer review to ensure that the institution meets common standards. WSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which evaluates multiple aspects of the college, including: a) mission, b) integrity, c) governance and administration, d) use of effective teaching practices, and e) finances and resources.
In addition, many of the specialty programs at WSU Tech are accredited by professional associations in their respective disciplines.