Mission Statement

Program Assessment

Assessment of student learning is a high priority for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. UWRF has worked to develop a culture of assessment where programs actively engage in continuous improvement of student learning on a regular basis. All academic programs regularly submit assessment plans and reports that are analyzed by the Faculty Senate Assessment Committee.  These efforts contribute to the institution’s mission to “help students learn so they are successful as productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective” and are part of the university's ongoing program prioritization and program review processes.


Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes


Cognitive Outcomes

At the end of the program, our graduate will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • C1. the language, facts, details, and significance of scientific information for General Biology. (or Field Biology or Biomedical Sciences)
  • C2. how scientific knowledge is obtained and verified, and the importance of detail, accuracy, & honesty in scientific reporting.
Behavioral Outcomes

At the end of the program our graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • B1. perform basic lab techniques and field techniques (lab techniques for Biomedical Sciences, or field techniques for Field Biology) and proper scientific documentation techniques, including relevant computer techniques.
  • B2. think critically and solve problems by compiling and analyzing scientific information from library, electronic, and experimental sources.
  • B3. work cooperatively and collaboratively.
  • B4. communicte scientific information.
Affective Outcomes

At the end of the program our graduates will hold these professional values:

  • A1. Make informed and well reasoned ethical decisions.
  • A2. Assess their own strengths and weaknesses.