Ohio University


Measure your impact! Student life lies at the heart of every Bobcat’s most impactful college experiences. The Division of Student Affairs is central to providing these experiences. Assessment makes it possible to measure our impact and tailor our services and programming to the students we serve. Though assessment may not be everyone’s area of expertise, it’s something everyone is capable of with a little guidance. 

Our director of strategic planning and assessment will work with Division employees to design alignment between learning and measurement of learning, brainstorm and scan for existing datasets, evaluate assessment tools, and coach on strategic planning and departmental goal setting.

In addition, the director has created useful resources and tools to guide departments and Division staff in the development of robust assessment plans. Review the materials below to see how the director can support you to learn more about the students you serve!


Student Affairs leads the way in creating a memorable student experience. Our impact has been measured and records in the following reports.

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Dr. Cynthia Ahonen Cogswell

Cindy is the director of strategic planning and assessment at Ohio University. Her work focuses on strengthening student affairs efforts to improve the student life experience at OHIO.

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Data Gala

Each year, Division departments assess their work with students, and the results of those assessments are presented at the annual Data Gala. 

See the 2020 results

Assessment Plans

The Division’s assessment plans are stored in Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics Assessment Clearinghouse. These plans are submitted bi-annually, once with the proposed plan and again with the results and data.

Division assessments