Assessment, Accreditation and Strategic Planning

Assessment, Accreditation and Strategic Planning

WIU's Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Strategic Planning serves as a central location to provide support and direction for collecting, maintaining, and analyzing data in order to support assessment, accreditation, decision making and the effectiveness of efficiency of university operations. These functions also serve as the foundation for strategic planning; a process that supports and assists faculty and administrators in the utilization of data to guide policy development, programmatic changes and the continuous improvement process.

The day-to-day functions of the office include promoting collaboration to meet the needs of assessment and accreditation, providing support and training for surveys, overseeing university testing, and communicating assessment, accreditation and planning information to the university community.

2021 Calendar

February
  • Submission of Assurance Argument and Accreditation Materials to HLC
  • General Education Assessment reports for Fall due
March
  • Higher Learning Commission Annual Institutional Update
  • Higher Learning Commission Accreditation visit to WIU
April
  • Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference
May
  • NC-SARA reporting
  • Strategic Planning Meeting
June
  • Cocurricular Assessment Reports Due and Identification of Learning Outcomes/Assessment Plan for upcoming year
  • Academic Program Assessment Reports due to Dean's Offices
  • Quarterly Strategic Planning notifications to Board of Trustees and University Community
July
  • Cocurricular Assessment Reports compiled, reviewed and set to vice presidents for review
  • Academic Program Assessment Reports reviewed and sent to the Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Strategic Planning
  • Review begins of Academic Assessment Reports; Corrections and Changes requested through November.
September
  • Week 5 survey of all new students (Retention Initiative)
  • Week 5 survey of all Quad Cities students
October
  • Teacher Education Program Assessment Reports due
  • Annual General Education Assessment reports including Impact Reports due
November
  • NC-SARA Application due to IBHE
  • NC-SARA Application due to