Investigating how well the University is fulfilling its educational mission

Accreditation overview

About University Assessment

Assessment allows us to investigate how well we are fulfilling our educational mission and to make data-driven decisions in both identifying effective curricula and considering whether or not curricula should be revised. Learn more about assessment at the University.

Assessing student learning

The University implemented a three-point assessment model, intended to measure student learning at the introductory, mid-, and senior levels in undergraduate degree program curricula. Program assessment must be reported annually. Get a step-by-step plan for undergraduate program assessment planning.

Core Curriculum assessment

The University of Nevada, Reno's competencies-based Core Curriculum trains students in communication, quantitative reasoning, methods of inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and integration, synthesis and application of knowledge. Get more information about Core Curriculum assessment.

Assessment plans

Faculty assessment coordinators are required to submit an assessment plan (valid for the department's program review cycle) and an annual report for their respective degree-granting programs. Learn more about current assessment plans and reporting.

Course evaluations

All University courses are now evaluated through online course evaluation software called WDYT? (What Do You Think?) by CollegeNet, except for those offered by the School of Medicine and USAC, and courses that do not meet designated criteria (having to do, for example, with course enrollment) or that are not normally evaluated (such as independent studies).


For questions about assessment, contact:

Jane Detweiler, Associate Vice Provost for Curriculum and Assessment
Phone: (775) 784-4710