Oakland City University is continually looking for ways to improve its educational efforts.
For that reason assessment is very important. One of the critical elements to this assessment effort is the design and use of learning outcomes (LOs). OCU uses LOs within four major contexts. These contexts are: institutional learning outcomes, school learning outcomes, degree program learning outcomes, and course learning outcomes.
The Office of Institutional Assessment designs, plans, and implements the University’s assessment program which covers placement testing, course evaluations, program evaluations, capstone testing, and graduate surveys. Periodic refinement of stated goals and objectives as well as processes and assessment mechanisms is conducted to promote the highest quality and most current practices available.
The overriding responsibility of the Office of Institutional Assessment is to support the university in its enhancement of intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development of all students through a variety of assessment activities. The office also supports accreditation and strategic planning activities.