Assessment Policies and Procedures


PennWest California’s success in achieving its overall mission and strategic goals is dependent on the quality of its individual academic, student support, and administrative services. All academic and administrative units on campus identify their intended outcomes, develop a plan to measure them, assess their achievement, and then use the results to make improvements. The following sections provide information for use by faculty and staff in assessing the effectiveness of their units and reporting the results as required for University continuous improvement and accountability purposes.

Scope of Applicability

Assessment policy applies to following types of programs and units at PennWest California;

  • The institution’s academic degree programs, concentrations and stand-alone certificate programs (undergraduate, general education, graduate, and professional);
  • Academic and student support programs supporting the student experience;
  • Administrative units that deliver institutional services
  • Institutional effectiveness and planning
  • Units with a primary focus on delivering or supporting public service/engagement

Outcomes Assessment Policy and Procedures Statement

Assessment Leadership: Roles and Responsibilities

Assessment Plan Requirements