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Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

About the Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, a department of the Office of the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, promotes rigorous evaluation in the pursuit of institutional excellence. The office supports, coordinates, and advances efforts to demonstrate that the University is fulfilling its academic mission and enhancing learning excellence within the community of learners. 

Our Mission

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness will advance learning excellence through information, evaluation, and recommendations while striving for improvement through communication and collaboration.

Our Philosophy

Assessment assists in achieving excellence by asking: Who are we? Are we who we say we are? How do we know? How can we improve? Are the improvements working? Assessment activities increase the dialog about excellence throughout the campus community.

Assessment is the systematic and ongoing process of collecting, analyzing and acting on data and information and is an essential component in achieving the university's mission and supporting goals and outcomes. Assessment is oriented towards measuring results and using these results to aid in decision-making enhancement. Assessment is not an isolated event, but rather a communication loop affording continuous quality improvement of programs, departments, and courses.

The goal of institutional effectiveness is to integrate planning, evaluation, and budgeting processes into a comprehensive program that not only encompasses teaching and learning but also the array of administrative and support services which sustain the core of activities of the University.

Contact Information:

Director: Kaylyn Hansen
(580) 327-8150
klhansen@nwosu.edu
Herod Hall, Second Floor
709 Oklahoma Boulevard
Alva, OK  73717

NWOSU Assessment Plan

NWOSU Strategic Plan

ALCA

Accreditation

NWOSU Self-Study 2014

Annual Reports

Annual Report of Student Assessment Activity

Assessment Committee Members

Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness Committee

Ms. Kaylyn Hansen, Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Mindi Clark, Associate Professor of Agriculture

Ms. Leslie Collins, Associate Professor of Nursing / Chair, Charles Morton Share Trust Division of Nursing

Ms. Sheri Lahr, Registrar

Ms. Shannon Leaper, Director of Libraries

Dr. Jennifer Oswald, Associatie Professor of Educatin / Chair of the Division of Education

Dr. Wayne McMillin, Dean, Enid Campus

Dr. Jonathon Thomason, Dean, Woodward Campus

Student Representative - Erika Hernandez

Assessment Results

Alumni Survey

Co-Curricular Learning

ETS Proficiency Profile

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory 

Staff Satisfaction

Faculty Satisfaction

Assessment Calendar

Recurring Assessments

Assessment

Sample

2020-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

2024-2025

2025-2026

Alumni Survey
(5 years out)

Alumni- year denotes graduation year

2016 Graduates

2017 Graduates

 

2018 Graduates

2019 Graduates

2020 Graduates

Alumni Survey
(6 months out)

Alumni – year denotes graduation year

Fall 2021 Graduates

Spring 2022 Graduates

Fall 2022 Graduates

Spring 2023 Graduates

Fall 2023 Graduates

Spring 2024 Graduates

Fall 2024 Graduates

Spring 2025 Graduates

Fall 2025 Graduates

Spring 2026 Graduates

Co-Curricular Learning Survey

 

All Students

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

ETS Proficiency Profile
(Mid-Level)

 

40-75 Credit Hours

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

Administrator Evaluations

All
Full Time Faculty

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

Faculty Satisfaction
(every other year)

All
Full Time Faculty

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

Staff Satisfaction
(every other year)

All Full Time Staff

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

Graduate Student Satisfaction Survey
(every other year)

Graduate Students

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory
(every 3 years)

 

All Students

Spring 2022

 

 

 

Spring 2025

 

NSSE Student Engagement Survey
(every 3 years)

1st year/ Seniors

 

 

Spring 2023

 

 

Spring 2026

Student Success Data

Retention Rates

Retention Rates - Fall to Fall FY18 FY19 FY20 FY21 FY22
First Time Freshmen 54.8% 56.3% 60.9% 61.3% 56.4%
First Time Full-time Freshmen 60.2% 56.4% 69.0% 61.7% 56.7%

Graduation Rates

Graduation Rate/Degrees Granted - Based on full-time fall status FY18
2012
Cohort)
FY19
(2013
Cohort)
FY20
(2014
Cohort)
FY21
(2015
Cohort)
FY22
(201
Cohort)
Graduation Rates 30.44% 30.82% 25.81% 30.92% 27.62%

Number of Degrees

  FY18 FY19 FY20 FY21 FY22
Certificates 39 28 36 29 16
Associates 0 0 0 0 0
Bachelors 328 358 330 301 299
Master 48 48 49 52 39
Doctoral 0 0 7 12 11

Licensure Pass Rate for Nursing

NCLEX-RN
  FY18 FY19 FY20 FY21 FY22
Alva 62.5% 88.89% 81.8% 50% 83%
Enid 76.47% 88.89% 88.8% 88% 80%
Woodward 0% 100% 100% 100% 80%
Ponca City 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Cumulative 70.96% 92% 88.46% 88% 86%
           
AANP Family Nurse Practitioner Certification
      FY20 FY21 FY22
First-time pass rate     85.71% 100% 100%

Office of Educational Quality and Accountability Reports

 

 

Office of Educational Quality and Accountability Reports

 

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular at Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Co-Curricular refers to activities, program and experiences that provide learning opportunities that happen outside of the classroom.  The co-curricular programs are tailored to the mission of Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  The co-curricular areas of focus include:

  • Ethical Leadership
  • Service
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking

Co-Curricular Survey Results

Co-Curricular Committee

  • Kaylyn Hansen - Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness/Service Learning Coordinator
  • Megan Patel - Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Services
  • Calleb Mosburg - Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
  • Matt Adair - Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Recruitment
  • Leslie Collins - Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Jennifer Oswald - Assistant Professor of Education
  • Jenny Sattler - Assistant Professor of Physics

 

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709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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Northwestern Oklahoma State University provides quality educational and cultural opportunities to learners with diverse needs by cultivating ethical leadership and service, critical thinking and fiscal responsibility.

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