Academic Assessment

Welcome to Northeastern State University's Academic Assessment page. Academic Assessment is the ongoing process to better understand how students learn, and to improve student learning through evaluations of NSU programs' assessment plans and data. 

 

The Purpose

Assessment demonstrates the relationship between student learning and educational experiences. Evidence gleaned from assessment informs discussion and decisions regarding teaching strategies, curriculum, program outcomes, and future assessments. Faculty and students benefit from clarity of course, program, and degree expectations with standards of evaluation within each. Assessment similarly explores the relationship of relevant variables to the effective implementation of the institutional mission and strategic vision. A robust assessment system provides valuable supporting evidence that NSU meets the threshold standards of accountability as defined by our institutional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education require each Oklahoma college and university to assess the following four categories: (1) entry level to determine academic preparation and course placement; (2) general education assessment; (3) academic program learning outcomes assessment; and (4) student engagement and satisfaction.

How Covid-19 Affects Assessment

Natasha A. Jankowski's Assessment During a Crisis: Responding to a Global Pandemic documents how other institutions are handling academic assessments in response to the global pandemic, and provides valuable insight to what is to be expected when assessing your own program during this uncertain time. Jankowski's article can be found by clicking here, or by visiting the NIOLA Report for Aug 2020.

Welcome to Northeastern State University's Academic Assessment page. Academic Assessment is the ongoing process to better understand how students learn, and to improve student learning through evaluations of NSU programs' assessment plans and data. 

Upcoming Events

Co-Curricular Assessment

March 29, 3pm

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