Assessment is a continuous process focused on improving all university programs and services. Assessment is a multidimensional process that evaluates the impact of academic, cultural, social, and environmental conditions on student learning and institutional operations. The functions of assessment are guided by university policy and operate under the auspices of the Assessment Council. The charges of assessment are four-fold:
The assessment plan at Oklahoma City University calls for continuous multi-year, multi-unit involvement. The full plan is available for review.
Institutional research is a significant administrative support function that is vital to Oklahoma City University. It provides necessary oversight for the institution by providing comparative, input, and productivity data. Summarized data reports are posted for review by the university community.
Strategic Planning is a dynamic process at Oklahoma City University. It began in the fall of 2001, when newly appointed President Tom McDaniel named a four-person group to coordinate a long-range strategic planning effort for the university. Today, a group of approximately twenty members representing all constituencies of the university, the University Planning Steering Committee, coordinates and facilitates the strategic planning process. The university remains committed to its vision and mission as outlined in the five strategic initiatives:
Oklahoma City University, a private, church-related institution, aspires to be a premier university for the liberal arts and the professions, with respect to:
Oklahoma City University embraces the United Methodist tradition of scholarship and service and welcomes all faiths in a culturally rich community dedicated to student success. Men and women pursue academic excellence through a rigorous curriculum focused on students’ intellectual, moral, and spiritual development to prepare them to become effective leaders in service to their communities.
Dr. Kelly Meredith
Director, Institutional Research
Dr. Jo Lynn Digranes
Coordinator for Assessment
Clara E. Jones Administration Building