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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 LiveText, 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


Contact Person

Academic Affairs

Dr. Bo Hannaford

Academic Success Center

Matthew Barnes

Administration Affairs

Dr. David Pecha

Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness            

Brooke Fuller


Brad Franz


Fawn Kingcade

Campus Police

Joel Johnson

Dean of Faculty

Dr. James Bell

Enid Campus Dean's Office

Wayne McMillin  

Financial Aid

Rita Castleberry

Graduate Studies

Dr. Shawn Holliday


Kaylyn Hansen

Human Resources

Cheryl Ellis

Information Technology

Craig Ricke

International Advising

Rebecca Cook


Susan Jeffries

Physical Plant

Jim Detgen

President's Office

Dr. Janet Cunningham

Printing Services 

Alica Hall


Paige Fischer


Sheri Lahr

Service Learning

Angie Henson

Sponsored Programs

Tandy Keenan 

Student Affairs

Calleb Mosburg

Student Success and Counseling

Bailey Trammell

University Relations

Steven Valencia

Wellness Center

Richard Burdick

Woodward Campus Dean's Office

Dr. Deena Fisher

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