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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


Assessment Learning Community (Fall and Spring)

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 (Degrees That Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm, and Meaningful and Manageable Program Assessment: A How-To Guide for Higher Education Faculty) 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: Friday, September 2 by 9:00a. Participants will be notified of acceptance by 3:00p on September 2. 

Program Information:
When: Wednesdays | 1:30-3:00p
     Fall dates: September 21, October 12, October 26, November 9, and November 30     Spring dates: February 8, February 22, March 8, March 29, and April 12 
Offered: In-person | Online
Application:   Apply here
Questions: Heather Webb Springer at

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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