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Assessment for Student Learning

Assessment for student learning opens the door for meaningful engagement into what, how and why learning occurs for all learners; this in turn, informs practice, pedagogy and curricula to better support all students.


Educational Quality Assessment for the

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is committed to the continuous improvement of student academic achievement. To ensure student learning is taking place, a wide range of assessment activities are used to assist the UW community in making data-driven decisions on how to best build an environment where students can thrive. Utilizing the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment Transparency Framework, this website provides an overview of UW assessment activities and results.


Contact Details 

1000 E. University
Dept. 3334, Coe Library 510
Laramie, WY 82071
307 | 766 | 4847

Meet the ECTL Assessment Team


UW Institutional Assessment Plan for Student Learning

The UW  Assessment Plan Working Group and Assessment Coordinators are pleased to share the UW Institutional Assessment Plan for Student Learning with the campus community. As we work together through the process of sharing this plan with the UW community, we appreciate your feedback and questions. 

Transparency and support are integral to the success of this plan and the assessment work for student learning at UW. We invite you to join us in this work and dialogues around assessment for student learning. 

Questions/Feedback: Heather E. Webb Springer |

Additional information regarding the process and individuals involved can be assessed on our Assessment Plan page. 

Assessment Transparency Framework
















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Student Learning Outcomes

UW Institution Wide Outcomes, Program Outcomes, and Course Outcomes.


Assessment Plans

UW 's Methods and Vision for Assessment.


Assessment Resources

Helpful Information to Understand, Develop, Implement, Communicate, and Use Assessment Tools and Data.


Current Assessment Activities

An Overview of Assessment Practices Currently in Place at UW.


Evidence of Student Learning

The Information Gained from UW Assessment Activities.


Use of Student Learning Evidence

Examples of How Assessment Data Has Helped Transform UW.

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)



Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at UW




SoTL (The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) is defined at UW as "Systematic inquiry into student learning by integrating the experience of teaching and prior scholarship on teaching and learning and making the findings appropriately public. Thus, building a SoTL community which leads to the assessment and enhancement of student learning."  

We provide numerous opportunities in the upcoming academic year to learn more about the SoTL and to become part of the UW SoTL community. During Fall semester 2022 we will integrate SoTL activities into multiple learning communities and Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning (ECTL) Academy. For more information, please click here to visit our SoTL page.

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