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Office of Academic Assessment

University of Oklahoma campus, Evans Hall

“We don’t assess to prove… but to improve”
- D. Stufflebeam

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Welcome to the University of Oklahoma’s Academic Assessment website.

Academic Assessment provides guidance, oversight and coordination of the university's academic assessment to enhance institutional effectiveness and maintain regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


The purpose of Academic Assessment is to support the University of Oklahoma’s mission by working with and supporting faculty across all colleges to develop, maintain, and continuously refine the university’s assessment processes.


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). Learn more

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.
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Institutional Assessment

OAA contributes to university-wide assessment efforts through a number of initiatives. These include coordinating institutional surveys to inform and support evidence-based practice, decision making, benchmarking, and strategic planning.
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