and Assessment Center (TLAC)
West Chester, PA 19383
West Chester University engages in student learning assessment to ensure the continued quality and relevance of its programs and services and to conform to national and regional standards for high quality educational programs as laid out by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as well as numerous specialized accrediting bodies.
Assessment of student learning leads to more clearly defined syllabi, better grading strategies that accurately measure a student's progress, and improved teaching techniques that help each academic program determine the best strategies to reach their students.
Student learning assessment is an important process at WCU and occurs at multiple levels: course, program, college, and institutional. Of paramount importance is the focus on ensuring student learning outcomes align with the institution's strategic plan, student success.
Assessment processes at WCU are decentralized. Each college, department, or administrative unit oversees and coordinates student learning outcomes in their programs. Program review and General Education course assessment occurs on staggered five-year cycles.