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Office of Academic Assessment

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Our Mission

The mission of Academic Assessment is to promote student learning and overall success by fostering best assessment practices across all academic programs at OU.

Academic Assessment leads the university in the development and documentation of assessment activities for degree and certificate programs, as well as the general education curriculum. Results of these processes are used to maintain effectiveness of academic programs and to address the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) assessment-related criteria as well as State Regents assessment requirements.

We offer services with regard to development, implementation, and review of assessment of student learning at course, program and institutional levels.  Below, please see details for each of these levels.

Course Assessment

OAA assists individual faculty members to design and implement authentic methods of assessing student learning within the classroom environments (face-to-face, blended or online).

Program Assessment

OAA works collaboratively with College Assessment Representatives and Assessment Liaisons in each department/school to design and document assessment activities/initiatives as part of the annual program assessment reporting.

Insitutional Assessment

At OU, institutional assessment is viewed as an ongoing, systematic process of gathering, reviewing, and using data/information for the purpose of continuously improving educational programs, services, student learning and development.