As a UW-Madison MIU program, from 2012-2014 WisCEL engaged in annual program evaluation studies to document its own development and growth, and measure changes in teaching practices, technology use and the impact on student learning. Since 2014, WisCEL has adopted a continuous improvement approach to operational management, grounded in extensive program data collection, formative course assessment, instructor course reviews, and student feedback.
WisCEL also supports faculty and instructor teaching scholarship and research. In collaboration with instructors, WisCEL assists with formative course assessment, student surveys, and student outcome analysis. Several WisCEL instructors have presented at conferences or published articles on their active learning courses held in WisCEL.