Institutional Effectiveness

“What I have found so great about AOMA, that I did not experience in my other lives as student and educator, is the willingness to look at what is going on, to think about how it can be better, and to actually make changes based on that information (this last piece was usually missing). This is what I appreciate the most about AOMA and what makes me feel confident that I am in a supportive community that is committed to my success as a student and as an acupuncturist.” ~ AOMA Student (2009 Student Survey)

The Department of Institutional Effectiveness provides leadership and assistance in ongoing, institution-wide assessment for the purpose of continuous improvement of AOMA’s academic programs and administrative services. The table below provides quick reference to facts about the acupuncture school.

 

Area

Goal

Current Results

Program Completion Rates

70% of AOMA students Graduate.

 67% weighted average completion/good standing for completion rate
Fall 2009- Summer 2012

 91% weighted average completion/good standing for completion rate
Fall 2012-current

Performance on board exams

AOMA students exceed national averages.

 AOMA 2012: 91%

 National 2012: 84%

Licensure rates

90% Licensed within 1 year of graduation and 99% licensed within 2 years of graduation.

 2013: 99.2% of graduates licensed.

Alumni Success

On average, graduating students rate their confidence in career success 4.0 or higher on a five-point scale.

50% of alumni work at least 30 hours/week in the profession.

 Graduating students rank their confidence in career success at 4.4 on a five-point scale.

 94.4% of 2013 graduates are confident or very confident they will succeed in their career goals

 50.9% of alumni work at least 30 hours/week in the profession

 

Student assessment of transformation

85% of students indicate transformation during their graduate studies

 94% strongly agree or agree “I am confident I will succeed in my career goals."

 94.4% strongly agree or agree “I am confident in my skills as a practitioner of Oriental medicine."

 100% strongly agree or agree they are able to perform interpersonal communication skills in a professional and ethical clinical practice.

 85% of 2012/2013 graduates were satisfied or strongly satisfied with their personal transformation through graduate education in Oriental medicine at AOMA.

 

Contact

Cara Edmond, LMSW
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Continuing Education
Email: ie@aoma.edu
Phone: 512-492-3009