Ohio Wesleyan has “in-house” assessment measures for a wide range of general academic skills and requirements. Most of these assessments are conducted on an annual basis and are reviewed by the Assessment Committee and others for whom they are relevant. These measures, in conjunction with those used by departments, programs, and individual faculty members, allow us to assess how well we meet our Mission & Aims.

The on-going assessment activities at the university level include:

  • National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) administered every three years
  • Annual Senior Surveys asking students to report on various educational experiences
  • Senior Exit Interviews of a subset of seniors, which ask a wide range of questions related to students’ educational experiences.
  • The Foreign Language Assessment, which is taken by students in Spanish, French and German before their first language course at OWU and at the end of each course through the fourth semester.

In addition, OWU will be pursuing ways to assess our OWU Graduate Capabilities by scoring student work using rubrics developed by OWU faculty.