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Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Assessment

In 2004, NWOSU planned and implemented an assessment program with the goal of assessing administrative areas for continuous improvement. All Northwestern institutional areas (financial aid, registry, libraries, etc.) submit an annual assessment plan using a template created in ALCA, a web-based data management system, to assist in streamlining and supporting institutional effectiveness.

Annually, at the beginning of the fall semester, each institutional area identifies goals, proposes assessment strategies, and provides anticipated outcomes. At the end of the academic year, the areas report their results, budget implications and to whom the information was reported. Based on the findings, institutional areas may carry their goals to the next year or plan new projects/goals in order to continuously improve the institutional area. 

Departments Completing Assessment Plans       

Academic Affairs - Dr. Bo Hannaford

Academic Success Center - Matthew Barnes

Administration Affairs - Dr. David Pecha

Assess & Inst. Effectiveness - Kaylyn Hansen

Athletics - Brad Franz

Bursar - Fawn Kingcade

Campus Police - Joel Johnson

Dean of Faculty - Dr. James Bell

Director of Students and Housing - Matt Adair

Enid Campus Dean's Office - Dr. Wayne McMillin

Financial Aid - Tara Hannaford

Graduate Studies - Dr. Shawn Holliday

Human Resources - Cheryl Ellis

Information Technology - Craig Ricke

International Advising - Rebecca Cook

Libraries - Shannon Leaper

Physical Plant - Jim Detgen

President's Office - Dr. Janet Cunningham

Printing Services - Alica Hall

Recruitment - Paige Fischer

Registry - Sheri Lahr

Service Learning - Janet Valencia

Sponsored Programs - Tandy Keenan

Student Affairs - Calleb Mosburg

Student Counseling - Taylor Wilson

Student Success - Andrea Lauderdale

University Relations - Steven Valencia

Wellness Center - Richard Burdick

Woodward Campus Dean's Office - Dr. Deena Fisher

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