Oty selected as Director of Institutional Research, Assessment and Accountability

Cameron University President Cindy Ross is pleased to announce that Karla Oty, Ph.D., has been selected as the university’s Director of Institutional Research, Assessment and Accountability. Dr. Oty, a professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences where she also served as chair, will assume her new post on July 6. The director is responsible for coordinating institutional assessment activities, providing institutional research support and developing institutional planning and accountability models.

“With experience in assessment, programmatic and university level accreditation, and strategic planning, Dr. Oty possesses the skills necessary to fill the responsibilities of this critical administrative position,” Ross says. “She has demonstrated exceptional administrative and analytical skills, and she is familiar with Cameron University and the goals set forth in Plan 2013: Choices for the Second Century. Dr. Oty will be a tremendous asset to the university in this role.”

As Director of Institutional Research, Assessment and Accountability, Dr. Oty will oversee a broad base of activities, including assessment of student learning, evaluation of student support functions, program review, and collection, analysis and interpretation of statistical institutional data. She will also provide recommendations based on analyses of institutional, regional, and national data for purposes of campus-wide decision-making and strategic planning, conduct staffing analyses such as faculty workload, staffing comparisons, and salary equity, and develop and recommend standards, procedures, and policies for the storage and retrieval of institutional and regional data. 

Oty joined the Cameron faculty in August 2004. Named chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences in January 2005, she also served as interim dean for the School of Science and Technology from August 2006 through July 2008. In addition to her classroom and administrative responsibilities in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, she is a member of Cameron’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Steering Committee and the HLC Accreditation Awareness Committee. Oty is a co-advisor for the MathCom student activity club and Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society. Other university service includes serving as a member of the Mathematics and Education Advisory Committees and as Cameron representative to the Bio2010 Task Force. She is a subject area reviewer for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Oty earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and her doctorate from the University of Colorado. She was a member of the mathematics faculty at Colorado State University-Pueblo from August 2001 through July 2004. From August 1993 through May 2001, she served on the faculty at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where she was department chair for four years.

Her professional memberships include the American Mathematical Society, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the Mathematical Association of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Oklahoma Academy of Science and the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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June 28, 2010

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