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Summer 2021


The purpose for the Student Needs Assessment Tool is to develop a tool for quickly assessing the unique needs of individual students within the WMU community and connecting them with services and supports on campus. The overall goal of the Student Needs Assessment Tool is to help students thrive, complete their classes, and complete a degree at WMU. While developing this tool, the PIs would survey support programs at WMU to create a tool that is easy to use and accessible for other programs at WMU. Planning for data collection and analysis will occur while developing this tool.


Kourtney Bakalyar (Department of Psychology), and Katie Easley (Student Success Services, Merze Tate College), were recipients of one of the 2021 WMU Assessment Mini Grants, awarded to conduct research on assessment of student learning outcomes. Attached is the final report from their research project.