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Ohio University updates student success services model

Published: September 16, 2021 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University has welcomed Bobcats back to campus for the 2021-2022 academic year with a new and improved student success services model to ensure that all students can reach their potential and their individual academic goals.

Part of this update centers around the creation of The ACE, a new office that brings together Allen Advising, the Career Achievement Network, and the Experiential Learning Hub as part of the OHIO Guarantee+.

Under the leadership of Associate Vice Provost Dr. Jen Murphy, The ACE will provide cohesive student support by aligning resources in academic advising, career achievement, and experiential learning. Murphy is hosting information sessions about The ACE throughout September.

“We have brought together the critical resources to ensure that our students can reach their potential, guided by graduation plans that they will navigate with help from their advisors,” Murphy said.

Each academic college within the University will support students with their Guarantee+ Graduation Plans through a combined professional advising and career coaching model unique to each college.

As The ACE centers and elevates student success by bringing together advising, career achievement, and experiential learning, OHIO continues to support the success of all OHIO students with critical services including academic assistance, community engagement, and accessibility services provided through University College.

OHIO students can access academic assistance, in the form of academic coaching, peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, and writing support, via the Academic Achievement Center (AAC), located on the second floor of Alden Library. Academic assistance will continue to be offered remotely through fall semester. Students with disabilities, who may need to receive accommodations at OHIO, will find support from Student Accessibility Services (SAS), which is now co-located with the Academic Achievement Center on Alden Library’s second floor. AAC and SAS staff help students achieve their academic goals and overcome academic challenges.

Students will find opportunities to engage on campus and in the community through the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, housed in the Carriage House  at 29 Park Place. The CCCE connects students to volunteer opportunities, community-based internships, community work-study jobs and more.

“Our professional and student staff are prepared to help provide students with the customized support they need at each stage in their academic journey at OHIO,” said Interim Dean of University College Dr. Carey Busch.