Faculty and instructional staff are responsible for guiding and monitoring student learning throughout an academic program beginning at the course level. When designing new courses or developing current offerings, it is important to establish course-level student learning outcomes that advance aspects of the academic program goals.
All courses offered at UW-Madison must clearly articulate course goals and student learning outcomes in their respective syllabi. The learning outcomes for courses should align with, and accumulate to, a full set of learning outcomes for the academic program.
Information about the UW-Madison course approval process can be found on the Academic Planning and Institutional Research website.
Frequent use of course assessments:
There are a variety of course assessment methods and techniques, but typically, they involve activities such as: