Current Assessment Activities




Current assessment activities include information on a range of projects and activities recently completed or currently underway to gauge student learning, make improvements, or respond to accountability interests.

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2021). NILOA Current Assessment Activities

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Welcome to the 2023/24 Academic Year. We invite all UW instructors, administrators and staff to take advantage of the Assessment Activities we offer. Our programming is tailored based on need and 'closing the loop' on internal assessment processes, i.e., we offer programs we feel will best meet the current needs of our campus community. We look forward to working with you this year. 

Assessment Learning Community AY 2023/24 

Let's take some time to talk about assessment! Join the Assessment Learning Community for engaging conversations and to think with your peers about assessment for student learning at UW. We invite you to form teams of 2-4 people who are within your department, division, or program and join this assessment faculty learning community together. This opportunity is open to anyone on campus interested in assessment. Teams will utilize two texts (Meaningful and Manageable Program Assessment: A How-To Guide for Higher Education Faculty & Coming to Terms with Student Outcomes Assessment) and connect with the UW Assessment Coordinators throughout this experience. Expected outcomes include: develop a program assessment plan, establish or revise rubrics, create curriculum maps, and build a culture of assessment.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 13 by 5:00 p.m. Participants will be notified of acceptance by 3:00p Friday, September 15. 

Program Information:
When: Wednesdays | 1:30-3:00p
       Fall dates: September 27, October 11, October 18, November 29, December 13     Spring dates: February 14, March 20, April 10, April 17 
Offered: In-person | Online
Application:    Apply Here
Questions: Heather Webb Springer at 


Fall 2023 UW Assessment Academies

Members of the campus community are invited to join the ECTL Assessment Team and University Assessment Coordinators in celebrating successes in assessment for student learning at UW. Attendees will engage in opportunities to hone their skills in utilizing curriculum mapping and assessment tools to support and improve student learning. Sessions to include: Program Curriculum Mapping, Assessment Tool Presentation/Demonstration and Assessment for Student Learning Success Story.

Academy Dates: October 27 | December 7

Academy Times: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Offered: In Person | Online | Recording

To register please access our registration in LibCal 

Lunch Provided (Noon - 1:30 p.m.)

Matrix Pilot Program

The Ellbogen Center for Teaching & Learning (ECTL) Assessment Teach in collaboration with Dr. Francois Jacobs, in the College of Engineering & Physical Sciences, will continue to develop and pilot the UW Programmable Assessment Matrix. The UW Programmable Assessment Matrix is designed for curriculum mapping and assessment tracking. 

This matrix was developed and successfully deployed during the National Accreditation visit for the Construction Management program and has proven successful with features that can be customized for use by other departments and academic programs.

We acknowledge and celebrate the UW Assessment Matrix pilot programs for their work and dedication to assessment for student learning: Honors College, ASL Certificate Program (College of Health Sciences), Gender and Women's Studies (College of Arts & Sciences), and the Master of Science in Learning, Design and Technology (College of Education). 

The UW Assessment Matrix has been selected to present at the 2023 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. Presentation Title: "The University of Wyoming (UW) Assessment Matrix: Using Technologies to Advance Assessment for Student Learning."

Recruitment of programs to utilize the Assessment Matrix is ongoing, programs interested in utillizing the Assessment Matrix are encouraged to email Heather at

University Assessment Coordinators & HLC Assessment Academy Team Fall 2023 Meetings:

University Assessment Coordinators

University Assessment Coordinators act as a liason between the ECTL Assessment Team and colleges, departments and programs to champion assessment for student learning work. With this, University Assessment Coordinators will communicate institutional assessment for student learning work, processes, expectations, and support. 

University Assessment Coordinators can provide support in the areas of assessment and partner with the ECTL Assessment Team for one-on-one consultations, and program or department-specific assessment meetings and workshops. 

Fall 2023 University Assessment Coordinators Meeting Schedule:

September 13 | October 4 | October 25 | December 6

UW HLC Assessment Academy Team

Members of the UW HLC Assessment Academy Team develop and implement the assessment academy initiative across campus. This team also connects with HLC (Higher Learning Commission) on a regular basis for feedback on progress and support for assessment initiatives at UW. 

Fall 2023 HLC Assessment Academy Team Meeting Schedule:

September 13 | November 29

Assessment Support and Consultations

Workshops, academies, sponsorship to attend virutal webinars and conferences, assessement library, consultations (one-on-one, program and/or department), and assessent book purchases are all available to instructors and staff seeking support in the area of assessement for student learning. We encourage you to connect with us by attending an event, completing the ECTL Consultation Form and/or emailing Heather at

You may also access online resources by visiting our Assessment Resources page.

The ECTL Assessment Team and University Assessment Coordinators are here to help, and we look forward to supporting your work. 

National Assessment Events:

IUPUI Assessment Institute - October 29-31, 2023 | Indianapolis, IN

  • ECTL Assessment Unit Presentation selected for the conference!

POD Network - November 14-19, 2023 | Pittsburgh, PA

  • Virtual and In-Person Conference Options Available

AAC&U Conference on General Education, Pedagogy and Assessment - April 10-13, 2024 | Providence, RI

  • Virtual option also available - click on link for full details

Higher Learning Conference (HLC) - April 13-16, 2024 | Chicago, IL | various events/workshops/seminars

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, AALHE - June 3-6, 2024 | Portland, OR

The Teacher Professor Conference - June 7-9, 2024 | New Orleans, LA

Contact Us

Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning

1000 E. University, Dept. 3334

Coe Library 510

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-4847


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