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The Assessment Mission

At OHSU, we are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest quality academic programs and ensuring that our academic assessment activities and processes are transparent to both internal and external stakeholders. Student learning assessment is an ongoing process of establishing learning goals, providing learning opportunities, measuring student learning, and using the results to inform curricular change.  Ultimately, assessment examines whether students achieved the learning goals.

    Excellence in Assessment Award Badge

    Oregon Health & Science University was named as one of just twelve members of the 2020 class of Excellence in Assessment designees, a national program aimed at recognizing colleges and universities conducting comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) designation is the first national designation of its kind, spotlighting institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across the institution, providing evidence of student learning, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.

    "Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is committed to a culture of evidence-based decision making and is moving towards becoming a national leader in health and science innovation."   -  National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)


    For Educators
    Learn about the Assessment Council process, resources, and evidence for assessment in action.


    For Students
    Learn why OHSU’s assessment work is relevant to learners and find opportunities to participate.


    Need Help?
    Learn how to prepare and submit assessment Plans and Reports (login required)