Office of Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness



spring 2021: biannual student engagement survey

Arkansas Tech University senior and first-year students will participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) this March 2021. The survey collects information about student participation in programs and activities provided by the institution that support learning and personal development. ATU students participate in the survey every other year, providing an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and how that may differ between first year and senior year students. In addition to high impact practices, this year's survey will also investigate inclusiveness and engagement with cultural diversity, and student's experiences with online learning. 

NSSE Survey announcement at ATU


Seniors and first-year students will receive an email invitation with a link to the survey on March 1. In appreciation for participating, students who complete the survey by April 9, 2021, will be entered into a drawing for Amazon gift cards (20 worth $25 each and 15 worth $50 each). Chances of winning depend on how many complete the survey; in the last administration of the survey about 894 students responded. If a senior or first-year student did not receive an email invitation by March 2, they should email the Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness at


Assessment Spotlight

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Fall 2020 - Gabriele Haulmark & Study Abroad


Arkansas Tech’s Study Abroad program has kept up to date with their yearly assessment, as well as recently completing their CAS review. Gabriele Haulmark, Study Abroad Coordinator, has dedicated Study Abroad’s Mission to “increasing ATU’s presence and effective participation in the nation and the world.” The program partners with National Student Exchange and Global Endeavors to offer students a chance to broaden perspectives and experience history and culture firsthand.




OUR Purpose

To serve as a resource and support for the assessment activities of the Arkansas Tech University community. 

Our Mission

The Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (OAIE) facilitates the collaborative culture of assessment and continuous improvement of Arkansas Tech University’s academic and administrative programs and services. By providing resources and technical expertise to assist in the systematic development, review, and collection of data, the OAIE guides the university in the reflective practices that lead to evidence-based decision making.

What we do

The OAIE works with all academic and non-academic programs and administrative units in assessment efforts institution-wide. The office consults with institution constituencies on assessment matters through educational workshops and trainings, chairs student learning and institutional effectiveness assessment committees, and administers the assessment software, WEAVE. The Office also coordinates program reviews, accreditation processes and academies, provides support  for program planning and revision; and assists with special projects.




Rothwell Hall, 454
106 West O Street
Russellville, AR 72801
 (479) 880-4282