University of Wisconsin–Madison
Undergraduate students at UW-Madison take notes during a geoscience class

UW-Madison upholds the philosophy that student learning assessment should be an integrated, ongoing component of academic life and the student experience.

Institutional Plan for Assessing Student Learning More

Excellence in Assessment

UW-Madison was named to the inaugural class of Excellence in Assessment designees in August 2016. The program recognizes the institution’s commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success. Read More

Assessment Across Campus

Institutional Accreditation

Every ten years the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conducts a comprehensive review of the university to assure accountability and to improve the quality of higher education. UW-Madison has been continuously accredited since 1913.

Collaborative for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Collaborative brings together seven previously independent units, and promotes, recognizes and supports excellence in teaching and learning in a variety of ways including student learning assessment.

UW-Madison assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, teaches a graduate-level, identity-and-learning class

Wisconsin Experience

The Wisconsin Experience is UW-Madison’s vision for the total student experience, which combines learning in and out of the classroom. It is tied to the Wisconsin Idea and steeped in our long-standing institutional values.

Students gathered in group, looking at GPS data