Institutional Assessment 

Assessment is a systematic study designed to collect data to identify and implement modifications in service delivery aimed at improving effectiveness, efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction.

There are two broad categories of assessment;
1.) Academic Programs
2.) Administrative Support Services

  • Academic Programs
  • Administrative Support Services
  • Academic Programs

    Academic Programs, as defined by the University System of Georgia Degrees and Majors Authorized (DMA), are responsible for assessing program level student learning and operational outcomes. 

    Student performance indicators are established within curriculum structures by specifying student learning and achievement, outcomes, and the steps to achieve them. A Curriculum and Assessment Map depicting how a program imparts learning outcomes to its students facilitates this effort and is also required as part of the assessment.

  • Administrative Support Services

    Support services are provided by every business and educational unit throughout the Institution. Guided by unit mission statements, each organizational unit assesses the degree to which it is fulfilling its function. Administrative directives dictated to units periodically, are also incorporated into existing assessment activities and documents.

Assessment Reporting Schedule

Assessment at UWG is on an annual cycle using a staggered reporting schedule that corresponds to the operations of different units. Specifically, the timeline is created to reflect the time data collected in the assessment is available, current, and actionable. The due date reflects the date units are to have completed and submitted their Excel spreadsheets to Amanda Thomas via email at, amandat@westga.edu. Due dates are:

  • January 15
    • Information Technology Services
    • University Advancement
    • President's Division
    • Student Affairs & Enrollment Management - Group A
        • Advising Center
        • Center for Adult Learners & Veterans
        • International Student Admissions & Programs
        • New Student Programs
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    jan15
  • March 15
    • Student Affairs and Enrollment Management - Group B
        • Admissions
        • Enrollment Services
        • Financial Aid
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    Mar timeframe

  • October 15
    • Business & Finance
    • Student Affairs & Enrollment Management - Group C
        • Career Services
        • Center for Academic Success
        • Center for Student Involvement
        • Counseling Center
        • Community Standards
        • Health Services
        • Housing & Residence Life
        • Registrar
        • University Recreation
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    oct 15 timeframe

  • November 1
    • Academic Affairs
        • Academic Programs
        • Colleges
        • Departments
        • Extended Learning
        • Provost
        • other Academic Activities
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    nov 1 timeframe