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Office of Institutional Effectiveness
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) is housed within the Division of Academic Affairs, and is composed of the Office of Institutional Assessment (IA), Office of Institutional Research (IR), and the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CETTL).
The concept of OIE emerged as an action item from the 2012 strategic planning initiative. The primary purpose in establishing an office of Institutional Effectiveness was the recognition of the critical role of data in making strategic and operational decisions. To this end, OIE was created and charged with the collection, analysis, and reporting of institutional data. In addition, OIE coordinates the ongoing strategic planning process, accreditation (including special accreditation of programs), reports and/or data for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Regional University System of Oklahoma, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association, and a host of statewide and federal agencies. Institutional Effectiveness also oversees program assessment and continuous improvement of academic programs through required self-studies and external reviews.
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness also houses the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL). The center supports UCOs strategic pillar of “transformative learning.” It coordinates and oversees faculty development, the annual Collegium, the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), the 21st Century Pedagogy Institute, the internationally renowned annual conference on Transformative Learning, the Educator’s Leadership Academy (ELA), and the signature program of the Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR).