Oakland University Assessment Plan

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					Oakland University
 Assessment Plan

     Revision 2005
Overview
   NCA
   OU
OU’s Assessment Website

https://www2.oakland.edu/
secure/oira/assessment.htm
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OU—Administration—
 Institutional Research and
 Assessment--Assessment
NCA and assessment
   1980s bowed to outside pressures and
    incorporated assessment in accreditation
    criteria
   Understanding of and criteria for
    assessment activities have evolved
   3-stage Assessment Culture Matrix
    (2000-03)
NCA Matrix Stages

 Beginning implementation of
  assessment programs
 Making progress in implementing
  assessment programs
 Maturing stages of continuous
  improvement
Current OU Assessment --1
   Continue to review plans and program reports
   Bring all programs in, graduate as well as
    undergraduate
   Establish institutional structures and activities
    which move OU to third “culture of
    assessment” NCA level
    •   2005 plan revision
    •   Workshops
    •   Foreground assessment
Current OU Assessment--2
   Revised Assessment Plan
    • Updates language to current NCA wording,
        e.g., “learning objectives” have become
        “student learning outcomes”
    •   Reduces redundancies and aims for logical/
        sequential order (a structural “re-vision”)
    •   Emphasizes the dynamic nature of
        assessment, the “continuous program
        improvement” underlay (“feedback loop”)
Current OU Assessment--3



   Culture of
   Assessment
Current OU Assessment--3

       Oakland
      University
      Assessment
      Excellence
        Award
Assessment Excellence Award
   Provost Moudgil (institutional priority)
   $5,000 to a department/program
   Annual recognition: program modeling
    the NCA’s “culture of assessment”
    principles, integrating assessment
    findings with program revisions
   Faculty Recognition Luncheon