University of Hawaiʻi — West Oʻahu


The goal of assessment at UH West O‘ahu is to improve student learning and program quality through an iterative process of planning, evidence collection, reporting, analysis and action. To fulfill this goal the Office of Institutional Effectiveness has several purposes, including:

  • Designing and implementing institution-level assessment projects, including collaborating with UH West O‘ahu’s Assessment Committee to develop and implement an assessment plan for the core curriculum.
  • Providing leadership in developing an institutional framework for assessing student learning and promoting a learning-centered environment.
  • Providing consulting support to departments and programs in their assessment efforts, including collaborating with UH West O‘ahu’s Program Review Committee to facilitate the program review process.
  • Providing workshops and other training opportunities with the goal of enhancing institutional capacity to engage in assessment.
  • Facilitating conversations about assessment results and using them to improve student learning.
  • Serving as a clearinghouse for assessment projects across campus to ensure better coordination and integration of those projects and reducing duplication of effort.

Our office provides consulting services to divisions and departments on campus in the development and implementation of student outcomes assessment plans.

On this website, you will find a variety of resources to help you in using assessment to improve teaching and learning. Moreover, contact information is provided if you prefer to speak with or email Assessment Office staff members directly.

*NEW* See the new UHWO Assessment Guide presented at the OIE/CTLE Assessment Workshop on 02/13/2015.

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