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:
- The Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, which is given to entering students and a subset of seniors, to measure their improvement in critical thinking.
- The Writing Assessment, which evaluates five areas of writing in papers submitted for first-year students and for corresponding seniors.
- 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.
- The assessment of Quantitative Literacy, which is used by a subset of Q courses.
- Senior Exit Interviews of a subset of seniors, which ask a wide range of questions related to students’ educational experiences.