UCO Healthy Campus has established a systematic plan and process to meet internal and external accountability expectations with regard to programs and services; as well as student learning and development outcomes. UCO Healthy Campus conducts regular assessment and evaluations that include qualitative and quantitative methodologies as appropriate to determine whether and to what degree the stated mission, goals, and student learning and development outcomes are being met.
The UCO Healthy Campus Work Plan outlines the steps for assessing, impacting and measuring progress toward student health status as well as student learning and development. Priority health and organizational areas for 2014-2016 at UCO include: Physical Activity & Nutrition, Sexual Health, Sexual Assault, Mental Health & Well-Being, Environmental Health and Mission Integration (Transformative Learning). The work plan provides a framework of activities executed through the Healthy Campus Leadership Team and key health and wellness departments on campus.
The American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment is a population based assessment of student health status and needs. The assessment tool provides standardized measures with published reliability and validity data. In addition, the NCHA provides data from questions that inquire into the connection between health status and academic progress.