The West Virginia Higher Education Assessment Council promotes continuous improvement in teaching and learning at the state’s public higher education institutions by providing leadership and support to foster a culture of assessment.

The goals of the West Virginia Higher Education Assessment Council are to support all public institutions in West Virginia to:

  1. Develop campus cultures of assessment
  2. Use multifaceted assessment programs
  3. Empower educators to participate fully
  4. Assess value-added learning
  5. Use national measures
  6. Assess capstone courses
  7. Align curricula with national and international goals and standards
  8. Use results for continuous improvement and accountability
  9. Meet the North Central Higher Learning Commission’s standards
  10. Implement an electronic database to accurately collect and report assessment data


Mary Beth Reynolds, Chair
Marshall University