Graduate Program Assessment
The Graduate School conducts regular program reviews and supports program assessment by faculty to ensure the continued development, growth, and sustainability of excellence in graduate and professional degree programs across the University.
The principal criterion of a graduate program’s excellence relies on the quality of its faculty, students, and alumni; strength of its academic, research, and educational interests; and the overall academic experience as perceived by those internally and externally associated with the program.
Assessment of WSU's graduate programs is intended to be a regular, ongoing, iterative process that completes the following:
- Evaluates each graduate program’s quality and effectiveness
- Stimulates program planning and improvement
- Encourages graduate degree programs to develop in directions that reflect the University's strategic priorities
Planned program review and assessment ensures that each degree program systematically evaluates challenges, strengths, weaknesses, and progress made in achieving its goals. The process will also ensure that the program's faculty members are working effectively, and students are receiving the best education possible. The four phases of graduate assessment are:
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Fall 2012 Enrollment Data
Quick Facts about Graduate Students 2012 [PDF]
Fall 2011 Enrollment Data
Quick Facts about Graduate Students 2011 [PDF]
For more information, contact Pat Sturko, Associate Dean. Phone: 509-335-7718; email@example.com.
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