Pandemic Response Project

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 12:00

Pandemic Response

Prior to the Fall 2021 semester, OMS collaborated with a University of Minnesota leadership workgroup to administer a qualitative, system wide survey to U of M faculty, staff, students, and parents. The survey gathered information regarding the U of M's response to the COVID-19 pandemic—which practices, policies, or services should be continued or discontinued as well as innovations made by individuals, departments, colleges, etc.

Vaccine Mandate

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:20

Vaccine Mandate

In August, 2021, the University of Minnesota announced that All University of Minnesota students enrolled online or in person (including all undergraduate, graduate, professional, and Post Secondary Enrollment Option) must receive the COVID-19 vaccine or receive a religious or medical exemption.

Evolution of Testing at the U of M

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 11:02

Adding Items Relevant to Online Courses to the SRT

Testing is continuously evolving. New technologies are emerging and an increasing number of instructors are incorporating alternative assessment strategies into their courses. This evolution accelerated rapidly as a result of COVID-19 and the shift to remote instruction.


Fri, 10/22/2021 - 10:18


For the last 18 months, the University of Minnesota has partnered with the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) to conduct a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an enterprise survey software for Big 10 institutions. The BTAA pursued this collaborative purchasing initiative in an effort to provide member institutions with the best possible value and a long-term scalable solution that helps achieve the mission and vision of the Big Ten.

OMS Updates

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 09:23

OMS Updates

In 2021 OMS rolled out a refresh of their website that utilizes the U of M Folwell Drupal theme. In addition to the redesign, OMS rolled out new pages about our office, our 93 year history, as well as dedicated pages to learn more about our staff and their accomplishments.