Assessment of Student Learning at OSU Institute of Technology is an essential part of the continuous process of enhancing and improving curricular and co-curricular student learning.
It is driven by the college’s mission and vision statements. Suskie (2009) defines assessment, utilized by OSUIT in a four-step assessment and summer revision process, as ". . . the ongoing process of: Establishing clear, measurable expected outcomes of student learning; Ensuring that students have sufficient opportunities to achieve those outcomes; Systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well student learning matches our expectations; [and] Using the resulting information to understand and improve student learning" (p. 4). Assessment is one way that schools and programs affirm their strengths and plan improvements that contribute to the College’s overall effectiveness.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Assessment of Student Learning is the continuous process of enhancing and improving student learning. Assessment provides a way for faculty and programs to establish clear student outcomes and work to consistently improve programs and courses based on evidence. Assessment is one way that schools and programs affirm their strengths and plan improvements that contribute to OSUIT’s overall effectiveness.
An assessment plan identifies program outcomes, course objectives that support those outcomes, and aligns those objectives with course and assessment tools. Assessment plans are updated each summer. In addition to assessment plans, OSUIT utilizes five-year plans and worksheets, which expand on revisions and concerns.Each program assessment plan, and related assessment documents, is housed in the school’s G, shared, drive. Dr. Dreyer also stores copies.
Each school has at least two representatives on the campus-wide assessment committee. The individuals listed below currently represent the schools. We should all feel free to contact any member for assistance or with questions. The committee meets once a month, on the second Tuesday. View the full committee.
Core Outcomes represent a common foundation required of each OSUIT graduate regardless of program or degree.
Effectively communicate electronically, verbally, and in writing.
Demonstrate logical, systematic critical thinking techniques.
Ethics and Diversity
Develop and display a sense of personal, social, and professional ethics, as well as appreciation of and encouragement for diversity.
History and Government
Explain the cultural heritage and primary elements of history and government of the US and its people, including diversity, especially as these rudiments impact one’s industry or field of study.
Access and use technology appropriate to one’s industry or field of study.
Effectively utilize learned technologies and processes to aid various constituencies in the community.
Learning Objectives are skills needed by graduates to successfully meet each of the stated Program Level Outcomes. Using the concepts of Introduction, Reinforcement & Mastery, learning objectives are mapped to the appropriate course(s).
Each objective is listed on at least one course syllabus.