Southwestern Christian University uses a variety of assessments to improve the operations and
programs of academic programs including faculty evaluations, course evaluations, student
evaluations, and program evaluations. The Academic Deans and Department Chairs maintain a
consistent cycle of data analysis and program improvement. Each academic department submits
an assessment plan that identifies goals, intended student outcomes, and means of to measure
intended student outcomes with performance levels identified through the use of rubrics.
Potential graduates’ performance is determined through course grades, portfolio, and internship.
Where relevant some programs such as teacher preparation programs are also assessed based on
Oklahoma competency exams (OGET, OSAT, and OPTE) or other nationally normed
Drafted on: May 2012
Policy Revised: May 2014 Language amended to include teacher preparation