East Central University's assessment program is based upon the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's assessment policy requiring all state system colleges and universities to assess entry-level, mid-level, and major field student academic achievement and to assess student satisfaction. East Central University's policy addresses these four areas and is designed to assist faculty and students in promoting student success in achieving their academic goals and to aid the university in the improvement of teaching and learning.
All students who enroll at East Central University as first-time entering freshmen and transfer students who enter the university with six or fewer semester credit hours attempted are required to participate in entry-level assessment. In addition to complying with published ECU admission standards, participation in entry-level assessment may include other activities such as taking placement tests, completing student surveys, and contributing to other entry-level assessment-related activities.
MID-LEVEL (GENERAL EDUCATION) ASSESSMENT:
All students who enroll at East Central University as freshmen or transfer students without an associate of arts or associate of science degree are required to participate in mid-level assessment of General Education. Participation in mid-level assessment may include such activities as taking assessment tests, participating in student orientation, developing portfolios, completing student surveys, and contributing to other mid-level assessment-related activities.
ASSESSMENT OF THE MAJOR:
During their junior and senior years, all students are required to participate in major field assessment. Participation in major field assessment may include such activities as enrolling in capstone courses, taking assessment tests, developing portfolios, completing student surveys, and contributing to other assessment-related activities of one's major.
STUDENT SATISFACTION ASSESSMENT:
Using surveys, focus groups, and other assessment-related activities, assessment of student satisfaction encompasses three areas: current student and alumni satisfaction with student services, such as housing, food services, financial aid, day care, parking, extra-curricular activities, library, bookstore, advising and counseling, etc.; employer satisfaction with the academic preparation of graduates; and alumni satisfaction with overall quality of their education at East Central University.