Faculty and instructional staff are responsible for guiding and monitoring student learning throughout the academic program beginning at the course level. When designing new courses or planning current offerings, instructors establish course-level student learning outcomes, which may advance some aspect of the academic program outcomes.
All UW–Madison courses must have course syllabi with clearly articulated student learning outcomes. Find information about UW–Madison’s course approval process.
Benefits of Course Assessment
Frequent use of course assessments provides…
- regular feedback about student progress (quizzes, tests, etc.).
- insight into day-to-day teaching methods and student learning processes.
- students with a means of gauging their own learning and then modify study strategies as appropriate.
- student data and feedback for instructors for course improvements.