Foreword and Overview The following report is a summary of the status of the projects and activities generated from Western Washington University's Office oflnstitutional Assessment and Testing (OIAT) during the last quarter of the 1991-1993 biennium. A summary of significant activities and outcomes that have occurred since 1989 precedes the plan. The report also contains a list of assessment activities projected to occur during the 1993-1995 biennium; a few of the projects have already been initiated. The projected activities for the 1993-1995 biennium represent a partial list. Other projects will be added during the two-year period that will be stimulated by outcomes generated from on-going studies, recommendations from existing academic and student services committees, and directions and policies emanating from the Provost's and President's I offices at WWU, the Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the legislature. Projects and activities are presented in two sections. Section A contains a list of OIAT's projects organized according to the HECB's general assessment categories; a summary paragraph follows each activity describing the nature of the research or project. Section B contains a lengthy series of one page detailed descriptions of the activities that includes, among several pieces of information, the projected budget amounts scheduled to be dedicated to each activity. A summary of the projected budget expenditures for the 1993-1994 fiscal year appears at the end of this report. I Summary of Assessment Activities at Western Washington University- 1989 to 1993 Since 1989, the point when institutional assessment became an organizational unit at Western, the OIAT has produced over 25 technical reports, several data-based memoranda, and instituted an "InfoFact" series of brief summaries of assessment findings. Over the course of the past four-and-a-half years Western's activities assessment activities have been driven by the following: 1)
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Trimble, Joseph E., "Institutional Assessment at Western Washington University for the 1993-1995 Biennium:" (1993). Office of Survey Research. Paper 596.