As part of an ongoing effort to ensure the quality of the education received by its students, the UW has instituted a comprehensive assessment program designed to measure student learning outcomes. This assessment program conforms with guidelines established by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Board. From time to time, students may be asked to participate in outcomes assessment by completing satisfaction surveys, sitting for achievement examinations, compiling portfolios of their academic work, or providing other academic performance indicators. The purpose of all such activities is to monitor the quality of the University's academic programs.
While it is a University requirement that students participate in these assessment activities when asked to do so, participants can be assured that assessment results will be treated in the strictest professional confidentiality. Whenever those results appear in University assessment reports or other public documents, they will be presented anonymously and in aggregate fashion.