As the University has begun piloting aspects of the proposed curricular initiative, The OWU Connection, a range of measures have been developed and are being used to ascertain the effectiveness of these programs.

UC 160 Assessment

  • Survey given to UC 160 and non-UC 160 students about:
    • Understanding of OWU curriculum
    • Ability to find campus support resources
    • Awareness of OWU Connection opportunities
    • Study skills
    • Self-awareness of interests and abilities
  • Pre/post questions
  • Discussion rubric
  • Instructor survey
  • Focus groups of students conducted in SP 2011
  • Retention and GPA comparison

Travel-Learning Assessment

  • Questionnaire to students
  • Questionnaire to faculty
  • Travel-Learning rubric

Theory-to-Practice Assessment

  • Applicants state three concrete learning outcomes and how they will be assessed
  • Applicants submit post-experience reports including assessment of learning outcomes