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 considering whether and how curricula should be revised and in identifying effective and appropriate educational practices. Learn more about assessment and continuous improvement at the University.

Fundamental Proficiencies Assessment

The University implemented a three-point assessment model, intended to measure student learning at the introductory, mid-program, and senior levels in undergraduate degree program curricula. Fundamental Proficiencies Assessment must be reported annually. Learn more about Fundamental Proficiencies Assessment here.

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.

Program Assessment

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

Improving student learning through course assessment

Join our Faculty Development Series dedicated to equipping instructors with essential skills for designing and executing quality course assessment. Each month, faculty members from across the University will share their assessment projects and results, and will discuss the modifications they made to the course curriculum based on the assessment findings. The series offers a collaborative platform for enhancing assessment practices and aims to foster continuous improvement in teaching and learning across campus.

If you have questions or are interested in presenting your assessment projects, please email Sessions are held via Zoom and previous recordings can be viewed in WebCampus.

Upcoming development series dates

  • November 17, 2023
  • December 15, 2023
  • January 19, 2024
  • February 16, 2024
  • March 15, 2024
  • April 19, 2024


For questions about assessment, contact:

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