While over 40 of the University's academic programs are accredited by their own specialized accreditors, Ohio University as a whole is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Learn how all of the University's programs and units are covered by this institution-wide accreditation through the Open Pathway.
Program Outcomes Assessment
At Ohio University assessment is a collection of activities designed to help students succeed, therefore program outcomes assessment is about documenting student success. Program outcomes assessment is a tool to help faculty and staff enable Ohio University to achieve this mission.
Academic Program Review
All academic programs at Ohio University are reviewed periodically to help identify program, college, and university priorities, goals, and accomplishments, and help measure the progress of ongoing initiatives. Program review is part of an overall assessment plan that provides a portrait of program strengths and limitations and should result in program improvement.
General Education Assessment
Ohio University has an extensive history with general education assessment. Starting with assessments in 1980, learn about OHIO’s general education assessment progress here.
Current Assessment Activities
In the Open Pathway, institutions identify and take action to address important institutional issues (Quality Initiatives) with the assistance of HLC peer review and feedback, learn about Ohio University's Quality Initiatives.
Administrative & Support Services Unit Review
Perpetuating a culture of continuous improvement and organizational renewal, Ohio University’s Administrative and Support Services Unit Review process assures that all administrative, support, co-curricular and athletic programs engage in systematic and integrated program planning and improvement to provide continuing value to the University community.
Indirect Evidence of Student Learning
Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics carries out ongoing indirect student success assessments (institutional surveys) in which longitudinal results are available for each college and academic department. Some institutional surveys also provide external benchmark comparisons with national and peer groups.
Internet resources and tools to assist faculty and staff with student learning outcomes assessment, teaching and learning, program review and accreditation.