Data Informed and Educated
Mid-America Christian University understands that data-informed decisions are vital to ensuring success of our students. Thus, the University places a high priority on providing accurate, relevant and timely data to decision makers within the University.
Institutional Effectiveness is an umbrella term that describes the collaborative effort between University departments to identify, collect and prepare data in order to assess and evaluate University programs. While each of the collaborating departments contribute unique skills and perspectives, the primary document used to guide the collaborative effort is the Assessment Manual.
Course Equivalency Project (CEP)
The Oklahoma Higher Education Course Equivalency Project shows what coursework will transfer between institutions of higher education in the state of Oklahoma. This resource is useful to transferring students, faculty members and academic advisors.
Course equivalencies are tables of courses that are transferable among Oklahoma public colleges and institutions (as well as some private institutions). Each table displays equivalent courses at each college and university and is organized by academic discipline, such as biology or history.
MACU Institutional Effectiveness Sites
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is responsible for reviewing research submissions that involve human subjects and assess that it adequately meets the criteria for approval set forth by the federal and state regulations and MACU policies and procedures. The IRB's mission is to ensure that research is conducted ethically and participants are protected. The IRB reviews each submission on an individual basis, works with investigators to ensure adequate protections are in place and that participants are properly informed. The IRB is comprised of four affiliated members, one advisory member and two non-affiliated members that represent a wide range of disciplines.
Please refer to page 28 of the Assessment Manual for further information concerning the MACU IRB.
Placement and Education of Graduates
Student Complaint Process
Students who have a complaint should first review the Appeals and Complaints section of the MACU Student Handbook to ensure the complaint is properly filed. For complaints dealing with an online course, the student should also complete the MACU-SARA Student Complaint Form. If a student is not satisfied with the outcome, the complaint may then be brought to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Student Right-To-Know Act
The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students. Every institution that participates in any Title IV program and is attended by students receiving athletically-related student aid is required to disclose graduation/completion rates of all students as well as students receiving athletically-related student aid by race/ethnicity, gender and by sport, and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years, to parents, coaches, and potential student athletes. To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website.
Information is provided to each prospective student athlete and his or her parents, coaches, and counselors when an offer of athletically related student aid is made to the prospective student athletes.