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Curriculum & Outcomes Assessment

Academic Outcomes Assesment

Curriculum and assessment are opposite sides of the same coin. We design our undergraduate and graduate curricula to promote student learning, and when we assess student learning, we realize how to make improvements to our curriculum. Our University Learning Goals tie the two together -- they are our guiding principles for curriculum design and our "accountability system" for student learning.


University Learning Goals

Read about our undergraduate & graduate goals for student learning.  KMERI is the link between curriculum and assessment.

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Smartest Way to Learn

Smartest Way To Learn

Otterbein University's purposefully designed curriculum offers an educational experience which produces graduates who are Knowledgeable, Multi-Literate, Responsible, Inquisitive, and Engaged.

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Program Review & Assessment

Program Review and Assessment

To be meaningful and productive, program review at Otterbein University must rely on flexible, ongoing, authentic, and evidence-based assessment of student learning.  Meaningful and productive program review requires us to use such assessment to then improve program quality and increase student learning.

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/ Fast Facts

Location / Westerville, OH
President / Dr. John Comerford
Mascot / Cardy the Cardinal
Colors / Tan and Cardinal
Founded / 1847
Students / approx. 2,900
Students to faculty / 12:1
Majors / 74
Minors / 44
Graduate Programs / MBA, MAT, MAE, MSN, DNP, MSAH, MAEM

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)


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Wendy Sherman Heckler
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
p/ 614.823.1556
e/ Email
(Contact Kristi North for appointments)

Wendy Sherman Heckler
Associate VPAA and Dean of University Programs 
p/ 614.823.3395
e/ Email
(Contact Kristi North for appointments)

Katherine Reichley
Academic Assessment and Accreditation Specialist
p/ 614.823.1173
e/ kreichley@otterbein.edu