Welcome to the student learning assessment web site for Wake Forest College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of Wake Forest University. Wake Forest College is engaged in a process to document (and develop, as necessary) and publish student learning goals and to assess student learning outcomes. Our commitment to student-faculty engagement and to teaching excellence requires a commitment to excellence in student learning. Our instructional goals and processes must be linked to what students are actually learning. Through this process, we will evaluate educational program success and use those results to improve our curriculum and academic programs.
On this web site, you will find a step-by-step guide for department chairs, program directors and all faculty members who are actively engaged in this process, an FAQ (frequently asked questions) page, papers, web links and other resources that provide guidance and background reading, and, ultimately, a statement of some of the learning goals developed in the College.
I am enthusiastic about this process. It requires us to link teaching strategy with student learning. It will encourage College faculty members to think carefully about what they teach, how they teach it, and why they teach it the way they do. We will learn more about how our teaching connects more broadly with programs and curricula. Ultimately, assessment of student learning will promote a collective responsibility for teaching excellence and student success and strengthen our core mission to undergraduate teaching.
Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D.
Dean of Wake Forest College
Reynolds Professor of Computational Biophysics