Annual assessment reports are due September 14, 2018
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The Office of University Assessment coordinates a variety of surveys aimed at gathering feedback from students and alumni about their educational experiences at OSU. The surveys provide information for evaluating and improving academic programs and student services.
Results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), a national survey aimed at evaluating how college students spend their time and what they gain from attending college.
Quick Facts about the NSSE:
• Oklahoma State University participated in the 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2012, and the most recent 2015 National Survey of Student Engagement, or the NSSE.
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is designed to obtain, on an annual basis, information from scores of colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results will provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. Survey items on The National Survey of Student Engagement represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. That is, they reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college.
The questionnaire collects information in five categories: (1) participation in dozens of educationally purposeful activities, (2) institutional requirements and the challenging nature of coursework, (3) perceptions of the college environment, (4) estimates of educational and personal growth since starting college, and (5) background and demographic information. Click here for more information about the NSSE.
• Survey results are intended to provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college. The survey items represent empirically confirmed "good practices" in undergraduate education. That is, they reflect behaviors by students and institutions that are associated with desired outcomes of college.
• The NSSE is an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and is administered and coordinated by the Indiana University Center for Post Secondary Research & Planning.
Results from the Freshman Survey, a national survey that describes behaviors and attitudes of first-time college freshmen (for newest results see the BCSSE).
General CIRP Information:
The Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) is a continuing longitudinal study of the American higher education system with the primary purpose of assessing the effects of college on students. The Freshman Survey, a project of the CIRP, is designed to obtain data on the characteristics of students attending American colleges and universities as first-time, full-time freshmen. The CIRP is sponsored by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Oklahoma State University has participated annually in the Freshman Survey since 1993. This report summarizes the OSU survey data and compares responses of OSU students with national norms and with responses of students from other high selectivity public universities. The selectivity designation for an institution participating in the survey is based on the average verbal and mathematics scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or equivalent scores on the American College Test (ACT) of entering freshmen at that institution. The comparison data were provided by CIRP.
The reports provides an overview of the findings from OSU’s participation in the CIRP Freshman Surveys. The full reports can be obtained from the OSU Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Results from a national survey of college seniors that follows up on behaviors and attitudes identified in the CIRP National Freshman Survey.
General CSS Information:
OSU’s participation in the College Student Survey (CSS) is a collaborative effort of the Division of Student Affairs and Office of University Assessment. These students’ responses to the CIRP Survey, as Freshmen, and to the College Student Survey, as Seniors, indicate how their actual college experiences were different from their expectations as freshmen, and how they changed during their years at OSU.
The goal of the Student Survey Instruction (SSI) is to give students an opportunity to provide regular, meaningful comments and feedback to faculty and the University with respect to their experiences in classes taken at Oklahoma State University. Students are asked to complete an SSI for each class they take. The survey is to be completed before final exams and before students receive their final grades.
The 2013 OSU Student Retention survey was implemented on behalf of the Retention Task Force by the Office of University Assessment and Testing. The full report is available here.
The survey was designed to answer important questions about retention, including:
The absolute response rate on the survey was 39.1%. After removing those who were unreachable (no valid phone number), the adjusted response rate was 44.5%.
Results from the 2014 BCSSE for incoming freshmen. BCSSE results are linked with the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
The Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) is designed to collect data regarding entering college students’ high school academic and co-curricular experiences as well as their expectations for participating in educationally purposeful activities during their first year of college.The most recent BCSSE survey was administered at Oklahoma State University during late Summer 2014.
NOTE: The 2011 BCSSE replaced the CIRP National Freshman Survey.
The instrument was designed by the National Survey of Student Engagement. Additional details about the survey are available on the BCSSE website at http://bcsse.iub.edu.
A tool to generate results for comparison is available from NSSE here: http://bl-educ-cprtest.ads.iu.edu/SAS/rb_bcsse.html.
The Office of University Assessment coordinates alumni surveys each year. Undergraduate program alumni are surveyed in even-numbered years, and graduate program alumni are surveyed in odd-numbered years.
Surveys of Alumni from Undergraduate Programs
|2016 (full report)|
|2014 (full report)|
|2012 (full report)|
|2010 (full report)|
|Combined (2002-2008) Undergraduate Highlights|
|2008 report (highlights only)|
|2006 report (highlights only)|
|2004 report (highlights only)|
|2002 report (highlights only)|
|2000 report (highlights only)|
Surveys of Alumni from Graduate Programs
|2017 full report|
|2015 full report|
|2013 (full report)|
|2011 (full report)|
|Combined (2003-2009) Graduate Program Highlights|
|2007 report (highlights only)|
|2005 report (highlights only)|
|2001 report (highlights only)|
OSU's annual assessment report is required by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) and is prepared according to their guidelines. The report describes activity in the areas of entry-level assessment, general education assessment, program outcomes assessment, assessment of student and alumni satisfaction, and special assessment projects during the previous academic year. These reports highlight OSU's strong commitment to improving student learning.