West Texas A&M University

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Learning Assessment

Improvement through Assessment


The mission of the Office of Assessment is to support and assist programs across the university as they seek meaningful and continuous improvement annually.


The key elements of continuous improvement through assessment at West Texas A&M University include:
  1. Transparency in practice as we strive to transform students into upstanding citizens and forward thinking leaders.
  2. Peer collaboration to create stronger, bolder student learning initiatives.
  3. Strong focus on student learning which in turn drives student success.
  4. Continuous program improvement focused on fulfilling the unit, program, department, and institutional mission.


The Director of Assessment will have direct impact on the following:

  1. University assessment representatives being able to employ an acceptable assessment cycle for their particular department or unit;
  2. University Learning Assessment Committee (ULAC) members being able to interpret and explain all components of the university assessment cycle at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU);
  3. ULAC members being able to evaluate a learning assessment cycle; and,
  4. A comprehensive assessment report concerning Core Curriculum (CORE), General Learning Outcomes (GLOs), and Academic Disciplines (DSKs) to be arranged, designed, published, and distributed to WTAMU stakeholders.

Learning Assessment Across the University

In order to support the University's mission, the Director of Assessment coordinates the systematic institutional and program level annual assessments of three major areas of student learning. We refer to these areas as

  1. Discipline Specific Knowledge (DSK),
  2. University Core Curriculum (Core), and
  3. University General Learning Outcomes (GLOs).

For more information on each of these components, please click on the link provided.