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Western's Comprehensive Institutional Assessment

Western's Cycle of Assessment begins with the College mission, which is provide high quality education while ensuring equity, supporting student sucess, and empowering individuals to become productive members of diverse local, regional and global communities. 


Western publishes a comprehensive Assessment Report annually. The assessment cycle includes Summer, Fall and Spring semester data, which is published the following fall semester annually. The most current report is linked below.  All archived Assessment Reports are also housed on our website. 

Assessment Report 2021-2022

Western has identified five broad skills called Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs), that all graduates should be able to demonstrate. Select a Learning Outcome for more information.


Communication Skills Math Skills Critical Thinking Skills Life Skills Technological Skills

Western also has three instituional goals that drive the institution and the strategic planning process. These goals align with the College mission and the ILOs to achieve the ultimate goal of providing high quality education. 

  • Goal 1: Increase Student Success
  • Goal 2: Provide new and expanded Opportunities for professional and organizational development. 
  • Goal 3: Creat a culture of inquiry, innovation, and action through quality assessment. 

These goals along with the President's Priorities help drive the strategic plan, which is embedded in the College Plan. This document includes a great deal of assessment and analysis in addition to the Assessment Report. 

Along with other methods of assessment, Western has a robust Program Review process. All programs are reviewed on a five year cycle as prescribed by the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education. See Western's Program Review Guidelines and Rubric. 


Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs):

Communication Skills:

Institutional Learning Outcome #1: Communication Skills
Objective#1:Students will apply reading strategies to identify main ideas.
Objective #2: Students will organize and explain ideas, both in writing and orally, in an effective and grammatically correct way

 Math Skills:

Institutional Learning Outcome #2:Math Skills
Objective: Students will use and evaluate mathematical information effectively


Critical Thinking Skills:

Institutional Learning Outcome #3: Critical Thinking Skills
Objective #1:Students will logically discuss the relationship between cause and effect.
Objective #2: Students will access information and apply reasoning and judgment to formulate logical conclusions.


Life Skills:

Institutional Learning Outcome #4: Life Skills
Objective #1: Students will define their role and responsibility as participants in society.
Objective #2: Students will develop personal growth goals based upon self-awareness.
Objective #3: Students will determine ethical behavior and analyze its effect in society.




Assessment Reports Archive