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The principles of assessment and critical self-evaluation are integral to the University’s academic programs, and the various colleges, departments, and schools of the University have a long tradition of activities designed to assess the quality of their programs and to lead to program improvement. Moreover, assessment of what students have learned is an ongoing activity, designed to give students feed-back on their performance during the course of the academic term and to provide a final evaluation of the level of achievement at the end of the course.

Academic Personnel Resources

The office of Academic Personnel Resources is responsible for overseeing the faculty and staff hiring process for all academic units at the University, including coordinating with individual colleges, the office of Equal Opportunity Office, and the President. Additionally, the office reviews and authorizes employment actions for current and prospective employees. The office also provides support related to tenure and promotion, progress-to-tenure, and post-tenure review.

Admissions and Records

Whether you're applying to OU as a freshman, transfer, or graduate student, or you're applying to one of our Outreach programs or our OU-Tulsa campus or Health Sciences Center campus, learn about your admission requirements and how to apply online.

General Education

General Education is at the heart of OU's mission. OU's curriculum is designed to ensure that graduating Sooners have breadth and depth - the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to flourish as individuals and as citizens.

Institutional Research and Reporting

OU's Institutional Research & Reporting office is dedicated to providing accurate, detailed, and clearly defined information about the university to a variety of stakeholders - including university administration, government agencies, the media, and the general public - as well as working to improve data literacy and analysis skills among all campus constituents.

Office of the Bursar

The Office of the Bursar at the University of Oklahoma Norman Campus functions as the central billing and collection office for the University.

Online Enrollment allows students to browse the class schedules and enroll in courses over the web. Using your OU Email or OUNET ID and your personal password, you can look at the class schedule information and enroll.

Research Statistics and Analysis (RSA)

The University of Oklahoma is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Very High Research institution, placing it in the highest tier of research universities in the nation. This designation is one of the most important distinguishing measures among institutions of higher education. Because proximity to an outstanding research university is among the most important factors in business start-up or relocation decisions, OU serves as a foundational engine for economic growth as the only Very High Research university in the state. View more.

University Libraries

Libraries remain the heart of the academic life on campus. You merely have to stroll through our corridors to see this for yourself. Students are busy using our computers and wireless Internet access to complete their studies. Faculty meet with students over coffee in the Bookmark Café. Scholars utilize the unique primary sources found in our special collections. Visitors peruse the Native American artwork hung throughout Bizzell. We truly have something for everyone. Learn more.