Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Institutional Effectiveness Mission

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness promotes a culture of continuous improvement within a framework that supports the college’s mission to foster student success. The office advocates for integrated planning and supports systematic, comprehensive processes to assess and evaluate student learning and institutional performance for evidence-based reporting and informed decision-making.

Student Achievement Data

Student Success Indicators


Completion, Transfer & Retention Rates

PTA Licensure Pass Rates

Nursing Licensure Pass Rates

Employment Rates within Oklahoma

About the Institutional Effectiveness Office

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment for Community Colleges refers to the process of evaluating and improving the overall performance and outcomes of a community college. It involves systematically collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data to assess various aspects of the institution, including student learning, program effectiveness, and institutional operations.

The primary goal of institutional effectiveness and assessment is to ensure that community colleges are meeting their mission and goals effectively and efficiently. This process helps colleges identify areas of strength and areas in need of improvement, leading to informed decision-making and strategic planning.


General Education Framework & Introduction




Academic Programs

Program outcome assessment is mission-driven as demonstrated in all program frameworks. Program curricular goals state what the programs strive to provide and accomplish within the curricula, and program level student learning outcomes (POs) identify crucial skills that program graduates should possess at the end of their academic journey at CASC. Performance indicators define the achievement of the outcomes for all stakeholders and serve as criteria to evaluate evidence of student learning. Curriculum maps are visual representations of the skill development of each outcome through program courses. Concerning the assessment process, CASC utilizes course-embedded assignments and activities as the direct measures of student learning while the maps function as formative and summative data collection points at the course level.

OSRHE Annual Student Assessment

The OSRHE Annual Student Assessment Reports demonstrate the processes, results, analyses, and internal usage of findings on the following four levels of student learning assessment for each academic year: entry level placement and remediation assessments, general education assessment, program outcome assessment, and student engagement and satisfaction.

Institutional Effectiveness

Non-Academic Assessment

Launched in 2018, non-academic assessment’s focus is on continuous improvement of operations and services. Yearly, administrative and student service offices/departments (units) create assessment plans derived from their mission statements and related goals. Each plan outlines the implementation of objectives with designated outcomes that strive to fulfill the purpose and major functions of the units. This assessment practices the philosophy of continuous improvement by constantly asking the question: “How can we do it better?”

Non-Academic Reviews

Student Engagement & Satisfaction

Satisfaction and engagement are key contributors to student achievement and success. To gain valuable insight into the student collegiate experience, CASC utilizes the Ruffalo Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI) and the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). These tools serve as indicators to determine strengths and challenges for continuous improvement.

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