The University reaffirmed our commitment to our signature experience, The OWU Connection, as a part of the general education reform in 2022. Because this is a continuing student experience, a range of measures have been developed and are being used to ascertain the effectiveness of these programs. Additional measures, such as a required reflective component, will be developed and piloted during the 2023-24 academic year.

Existing Assessment Tools for The OWU Connection

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