Assessment and Undergraduate Studies

Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies


WMU Assessment in Action Days Conference 2013, March 20-22

Thank you to all who were able to attend the Fourth Annual WMU Assessment in Action Days Conference. The conference was sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies and feedback from participants was very positive.

Dr. Barbara Walvoord, Professor Emerita at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, facilitated all of the workshop sessions and the keynote address. Dr. Walvoord has consulted or led workshops as more than 350 institutions of higher education throughout the U.S., on topics of assessment, teaching and learning, and writing across the curriculum. She has also written several books on the topic of assessment and is highly recognized as an expert in this field. For more information about Dr. Walvoord, click here. To view the original conference details, see below.



WMU Assessment in Action Days Conference 2013 is for all faculty, staff and graduate teaching assistants.


Learning opportunities on various assessment topics will be provided. All sessions are designed to be workshops so plan to bring along your assessment plans, syllabus for the courses you teach, exams, surveys, other assessment instruments, and any other pertinent assessment data to the sessions. You will have the opportunity to reevaluate what you are currently doing with assessment and update plans and processes with the guidance and advice of Dr. Barbara E. Walvoord, who will be leading each of the workshops. And for those new to assessment, guidance and advice will be provided on how to begin this process. For a complete list of session descriptions, click here.

When and Where

The conference will take place on Wednesday, March 20 through Friday, March 22. There are several venues for the conference this year. For a complete schedule including venues and room numbers, click here.


There is no RSVP required. Plan to attend any sessions that are of interest to you.

Featured Items of Interest on March 22

*Keynote address by Dr. Barbara E. Walvoord

*Presentation of the 2013 University Assessment Steering Committee Assessment Excellence Individual and Unit Awards

*Symposium session to showcase the assessment efforts of several units at Western Michigan University including:

  • Career and Student Employment Services
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • The Department of History
  • and The School of Social Work

*Poster session to highlight the assessment projects for the 2012-2013 Assessment Fellows and the assessment work of other colleagues, including light refreshments.



For questions, please contact:
Karen Stokes Chapo, Assessment Programs Specialist
Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies
B-109 Henry Hall
Mail Stop: 5253
Phone: 387-3867


Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies
B-124 Henry Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5253 USA
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