L&S Department and Program Assessment Plans - Archive for 2013 and Prior

This page is an archive of assessment plans and reports for L&S undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs submitted 2013 or prior. Now assessment plans and reports are submitted to a central campus location, Academic Planning and Institutional Research. Current assessment plans can be accessed via the campus "Inside Assessment Intranet Site." Corrections to archived plans below should be submitted to Elaine Klein, Assistant Dean for Academic Planning.

The assessment of student student learning is integrated into academic decision-making in several ways, on a variety of scales.  Information from assessment activities provides a foundation for requests for curricular change, guiding decisions about adjusting the content of existing courses, developing new courses, changing program requirements, or creating new programs.  Assessment results inform the evaluation of program quality, as well as decisions about how best to serve students via advising and career services.

    All academic programs (undergraduate majors, graduate programs, and certificate programs) are required to have plans for assessing those programs, and they are asked to submit assessment reports to the dean as well as to include information about student learning in requests related to academic program decisions - in essence, the goal is to help the Curriculum Committee and Academic Planning Council better understand how the change requested will serve to improve student learning.  In addition, the L&S Curriculum Committee and L&S Academic Planning Council have approved a college-wide L&S Assessment Plan.  The L&S Assessment Plan provides a context for learning in the college that highlights the liberal arts mission of the college, complementing the more specific learning outcomes articulated within L&S academic programs (majors and certificates).  

    Readers of program's assessment materials will readily observe that no single set of learning goals is appropriate to every major offered in L&S. Nor is there a universal assessment plan, or a single assessment strategy, that suits the breadth of fields represented in L&S. The College understands that each departmental plan is uniquely fitted to its subject, faculty, staff, students, and resources, and that every plan listed here seeks to answer questions important to the people who implement the plans and who are responsible for the programs. L&S organizes assessment activities so the results of these efforts are reported to the people and groups who are in the best position to effect change when change is warranted, whether it be a policy recommendation; curricular change; or courses created, deleted, or revised.

    The most current versions of the plans and reports for L&S academic programs (after 2014) are posted in the Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR). Please see APIR's Student Learning Assessment webpage. All program's assessment plans can be found in the "Inside Assessment Intranet Site" (a NetID is required).

    Below are L&S assessment plans submitted 2013 or prior, arranged according to the department or administrative unit responsible for the program. 

    See also:

     Department/Program  Program                                                             
     Plans and Reports                                         
     African Languages and Literature
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA, PhD  2006 Plan
     1998 Report
     1998 Plan (U)
     1998 Plan (G)
     African Studies Program
     Certificate webpage
     Certificate (U/G/S)                     
     2006 Plan
     2014 Report
     Afro-American Studies
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     
    Certificate (U)
    BA/BS, MA                         
     2013 Update
     2009 Update

     2008 Report    
     2006 Plan
     2002 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan (U)
     American Indian Studies Program
     Certificate catalog webpage
     Certificate (U/S)  2009 Update
     2009 Plan (Outline)
     Anthropology
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA/MS, PhD
     Archaeology - Certificate
     2013 Plan & Report (Cert)
     2009 Update

     2008 Report

     2006 Plan
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1997 Plan
     Applied Math, Engineering, and Physics
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     BS  2008 Report
     2006 Report
     Art History
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MS, PhD
     Certificate in Material Culture Studies (U/G) (with Design Studies)
     2013 Report
     2009 Update

     2006 Plan

     2002 Survey
     1998 Report
     1997 Plan
     Asian American Studies
     Certificate webpage
     Certificate (U/S)  2009 Plan
     2009 Update
     Astronomy
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage
     Astronomy-Physics: BA/BS Astronomy: MS, PhD  2009 Update
     2006 Plan (U)
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan (U)
     Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage

      Environmental Sciences Major (with CALS)
      Undergraduate catalog webpage
    AOS:   BA/BS, MS, PhD
    Environmental Sciences:  BA/BS (L&S); BS (CALS)
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Bacteriology
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS – L&S
    MS, PhD - CALS
     2004 Plan
     Biological Aspects of Conservation
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS  2009 Update
     2006 Plan and Report
     Biology Core Curriculum
     (Undergraduate Honors Course Sequence)

     None  2009 Update
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Biology Major
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS  2006 Report
     2004 Plan
     Biophysics
     Graduate catalog webpage
     MS/PhD  
     Botany
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MS, PhD  2009 Update
     2009 Plan and Survey Tool (G)
     2006 Plan and Report (U)
     2001 Survey
     2001 Report
     2000 Report
     1998 Report
     1997 Report
     1996 Plan
     1995 Plan
     Cell and Molecular Biology
     Graduate catalog webpage
     MS, PhD (with CALS)  
     Chemistry
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage

     Chemistry Course - BS
     Chemistry - BA/BS, MS, PhD
     Chemistry Learning Center - various reports on request

     2006 Plan (U)
     2006 Plan (G)
     2001 Survey
     1999 Report
     1998 Report
     1998 Plan
     1997 Plan
     Chican@ and Latin@ Studies
     Certficate webpage

     Certificate (U)

     2009 Update
     Classics
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage

     Classical Humanities – BA/BS
     Classics – BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Classical Studies Certificate (U)
     Greek – MA
     Latin – BA/BS, MA

     2013 Report (U)
     2010 Report
     2009 Report

     2009 Update

     2008 Plan
     2007 Report
     2006 Report
     2006 Plan
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1997 Plan
     Communication Arts
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA, MFA, PhD  2013 Report
     2007 Plan and Report
     2006 Report
     2001 Survey
     2001 Report
     2000 Report
     1998 Report
     1996 Report
     1996 Plan
     Communicative Disorders (Communication Science
      and Disorders)
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MS, PhD, AuD
     Post-baccalaureate Certificate in CSD
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     1998 Plan
     1997 Plan
     Comparative Literature & Folklore
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage
     
    Certificate webpage

     BA/BS, MA, PhD (Comparative Literature)
     Certificate (U/S, G) (Folklore)
    *Note: Comparative Literature and Folklore Departments
    merged Fall 2012. Plans and Reports prior to that year are noted individually.

     2013 Plan
     2009 Update (Comp Lit)

     2006 Plan (Comp Lit)
     2001 Survey (Comp Lit)
     1998 Report (Comp Lit)
     1996 Plan (Comp Lit)
     Computer Sciences
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage

    Certificate (U)
    BA/BS, MS, PhD

     2013 Report
     2013 Plan
     2013 Report & Plan (cert)
     2009 Plan Update
     2006 Plan and Report
     1998 Report
     1997 Plan
     Digital Studies
     Website / Undergraduate Catalog
     Certificate in Digital Studies (U)
     2012 Update
     East Asian Languages and Literature
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Chinese graduate catalog webpage
     Japanese graduate catalog webpage

     Chinese – BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Japanese – BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Certificate in Chinese Professional  Communication (U)
     Certificate in Japanese Professional Communication (U)

     2013 Assessment Plan
     2009 Update (Southeast conc.)

     2009 Update
     2006 Report

     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1997 Plan
     East Asian Studies, Center for
     Undergraduate and certificate catalog webpage
     

     Certificate (U/S)
     Asian Studies – East Asian Concentration –
     BA/BS (with Ctr for  Southeast Asian Studies)

     2013 Report
     2006 Plan
     Economics
     
    Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA, MS, PhD  2013 Report
     2009 Update

     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     2000 Report
     1998 Plan and Report
     English
     
    Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage
     Creative Writing - MFA
     English - BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of
     Other Languages (G/U/S)
     2013 Report
     2012 Report

     2009 Update

     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report2
     1998 Report1
     1997 Report
     1996 Report
     1996 Plan
     European Studies, Center For
     Certificate webpage
     Certificate (U, G)  2013 Report
     Environmental Studies (Program administered by the Nelson Institute)
     Undergraduate Catalog
     BA/BS
     
     French and Italian
     French undergraduate catalog webpage
     Italian undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    French graduate catalog webpage
     Italian graduate catalog webpage

     French – BA/BS, MA, PhD
     French Studies (Professional French Master's Program)
    Capstone Certificate in French Studies
     Italian – BA/BS, MA, PhD

     2013 Plan
     2009 Update

     2006 Plan and Report (revised)
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Gender and Women's Studies
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     BA/BS
     Gender and Women’s Studies - MA
     Certificate in Women’s Studies (G/U/S)
     Certificate in LGBT Studies

     2013 Report
     2009 Update
     2008 Report
     2006 Report
     2006 Plan
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan

     Geography
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage

     Cartography and GIS – BA/BS, MS
     Geography – BA/BS, MS, PhD
     Capstone Certificate in GIS

     2010 Report
     2006 Plan

     2002 Survey (G)
     2001 Survey (U)
     1997 Report
     1996 Plan
     Geoscience
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     Geology and Geophysics – BA/BS
     Geoscience – MS, PhD

     2013 Plan and Report
     2009 Update

     2006 Plan and Report (U)
     2006 Pan and Report (G)
     1999 Report
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     German
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage

     BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Certificate (U)

     2013 Report
     2009 Update

     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Global Cultures Program
     Certificate webpage

     Certificate (U/S)

     
     Hebrew and Semitic Studies
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     Hebrew – BA/BS
    Hebrew and Semitic Studies – MA, PhD

     2009 Update
     2006 Plan
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1998 Plan
     History
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Celtic Studies Certificate

     2013 Report (G)
     2013 Report (U)

     2013 Plan (G)
     2011 Plan (U)
     2010 Report
     2009 Update

     2008 Report
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     1998 Report
     1997 Report
     1996 Plan (U)
     1996 Plan (G)
     History of Science
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     BA/BS, MA, PhD

     2013 Plan
     2009 Update
     2008 Report
     2006 Plan
     2002 Survey
     1998 Report (G)
     1996 Report
     1995 Plan (U)
     Integrated Liberal Studies
     Certificate webpage

     Certificate (U)

     2009 Update
     2008 Report
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     International Studies Major
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS  2013 Report
     2009 Update
     
    2008 Report.pdf
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Jewish Studies, The George L. Mosse/
     Laurence A. Weinstein Center for
     Undergraduate catalog webpage

     BA/BS
      Certificate (U)

     2013 Update
     2006 Plan

     2002 Report
     Journalism & Mass Communication,
     School of
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     BAJ/BSJ, MA
     Mass Communication - PhD

      2013 Report (G)
     2009 Update

     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Report
     1995 Plan
     Languages & Cultures of Asia
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

    BA/BS, MA, PhD

     2013 Report
     2012 Report
     2011 Report

     2010 Report

     2009 Update
     2007 Plan

     2002 Survey
     2002 Report
     1998 Report
     Latin American, Caribbean, and
     Iberian Studies Program
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA  2009 Report
     2008 Report
     2006 Plan Report
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Law, Society and Justice, Center for
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
    Legal Studies - BA/BS
    Criminal Justice Certificate (U)
     2013 Plan (Legal Studies)
     2009 Exit Survey

     2009 Plan (Legal Studies)

     2009 Plan (Criminal Justice Cert)
     2006 Plan
     Library & Information Studies, School of
     Graduate catalog webpage

     MA, PhD
     Certificate of Specialist in LIS (G)

     2009 Update
     2008 Report
     2006 Plan and Report
     2001 Survey
     2001 Report
     1998 Report
     1997 Plan
     Linguistics
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA, PhD  2006 Plan
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     Mathematics
     Note: we have on file many reports of
     individual course and sequence assessments
     conducted by the Quantitative Assessment
     Project. These are distinct from the assessment
     of the academic programs offered in
     Mathematics.
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Certificate (U)
     2013 Report
     2012 MIU Report

     2009 Update

     2006 Plan
     2002 Survey
     2002 Report
     2001 Survey
     2000 Report
     1999 Report
     1996 Report
     1995 Report
     1995 Plan
     Medical Microbiology and Immunology - Program closing; see
     the Undergraduate Catalog for more information
     BA/BS
     2007 Plan and Report
     Medieval Studies Program
     Certificate webpage
     Certificate (U/S/G)  
     Middle East Studies Program
     Certificate webpage
     Certificate  
     Molecular Biology
     Undergraduate catalog webpage

     BA/BS

     
     Music, School of
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     Music – MA, PhD

     Music – BA/BS

     Music: Education – BM, MM

     Music: Performance – BA, MA, MM, DMA

     Artist Certificate

     2006 Plan and Report
     1998 Plan
     Philosophy
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA, PhD  2009 Update
     2006 Plan(U)
     2001 Survey
     2001 Report
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Physics
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA, MS, PhD
     Certificate (U)
     2009 Update
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     2000 Report
     1998 Report(G)
     1996 Plan
     Political Science
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     
     BA/BS, MA, PhD  2013 Report
     2009 Update

     2006 Plan

     2003 UAC proposal
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Psychology
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage
     
     BA/BS, MA, MS, PhD  2009 Update
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Surevy
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Progress Report
     1996 Plan
     Public Affairs,
     Robert M. La Follette School of
     Graduate catalog webpage
     International Public Affairs - MIPA
     Public Affairs - MPA
     2009 Update
     2006 Plan and Report
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan(G)
     Religious Studies Program
     Undergraduate catalog webpage

     BA/BS
     Certificate (U/S)

     2013 Plan
     2009 Update

     2006 Plan
     2002 Survey
     Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia,
     Center for (CREECA)
     Graduate catalog webpage

     Certificate – U,G
     MA

     2009 Update
     2006 Plan and Report
     Science and Technology Studies (Holtz Center for)
     Graduate catalog webpage
     PhD Minor
     Certificate in Integrated Studies in Science, Engineering and Society (U)
     2013 Report
     2010 Plan

     Scandinavian Studies
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage

     BA/BS, MA, PhD

     2006 Report
     2002 Survey
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan

     Second Language Acquisition Program
    Administrative Home: UW Language Institute
     Graduate catalog webpage
      Second Language Acquisition – PhD   2013 Report
     2013 Plan
     2006 Plan
     2006 Implementation Report
     Slavic Languages
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage

     Polish – BA/BS
     Russian – BA/BS
     Slavic Languages and Literature - MA

      2013 Report
     
    2013 Plan
     2009 Update

     2008 Report
     2007 Report
     2006 Plan
     2004 Report
     2003 Report
     2002 Report
     2001 Report
     2000 Report
     1999 Report
     1996 Plan
     Social Work, School of
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     Social Welfare – BA/BS, PhD
     Social Work – BSW, MSW (CSWE accredited)

     2009 Update
     2008 Report
     2006 Plan and Report
     2002 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Sociology
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MS, PhD  2009 Update
     2008 Report (U)

     2006 Report Updated
     2003 (U)
     2002 Survey
     1998 Report (U)
     1998 Report (G)
     Spanish and Portuguese
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Spanish graduate catalog webpage
     
    Portuguese graduate catalog webpage

     Portuguese – BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Spanish – BA/BS, MA, PhD

     2013 Report (G)
     2008 Report

     2006 Plan and Report
     2000 Report
     1996 Plan
     South Asia, Center for
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Certificate (U)
     
     Southeast Asian Studies, Center for
     Undergraduate and certificate webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage

     Asian Studies – Southeast Asian Concentration –
     BA/BS (with Ctr for East Asian Studies)
     MA
     Certificate (U/G)

     2006 Plan and Report
     Spanish and Portuguese
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Spanish graduate catalog webpage
     
    Portuguese graduate catalog webpage
     Portuguese – BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Spanish – BA/BS, MA, PhD
     Certificate in Spanish Studies for Business Majors (U)
     2009 Update
     2008 Report
     2006 Plan and Report
     2000 Report
     1996 Plan
     Statistics
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MS, PhD  2013 Report
     2009 Update

     2006 Report
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Theatre and Drama
     Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA, MFA, PhD  2006 Plan and Report
     2008 Report
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1998 Plan
     1996 Plan
     Urban and Regional Planning
     Graduate catalog webpage
     
     MS, PhD
     2009 Update
     2006 Plan

     2004 Plan
     2001 Plan
     2001 Survey
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan
     Visual Cultures, Center for
     Certificate for Transdisciplinary Study of Visual Culture (G)
     2013 Plan
     Zoology
     
    Undergraduate catalog webpage
     
    Graduate catalog webpage
     BA/BS, MA, MS, PhD  2009 Plan 
     2006 Plan and Report
     2001 Report
     2001 Survey
     1999 Report
     1998 Report
     1996 Plan (U)

    This information reflects all programs and degrees officially recognized and transcripted by the Office of the Registrar. We have attempted to match each program with an academic unit most likely to be responsible for that program; if there are errors in assignment, or if academic programs are omitted, please notify Assistant Dean for Academic Planning (Elaine Klein - elaine.klein(at)wisc.edu).



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