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Fearlessly First

Reclaiming Ohio University’s position as a higher education leader

OHIO's Strategic Framework

Ohio's First University looks to reimagine education

  • Strategic Framework Themes

    By advancing and realizing four themes, we will move our institution in a new direction that is rooted in our history and values but not limited by traditional higher education models.

  • Strategic Initiatives

    The Framework Themes are supported by 11 actionable initiatives that will help reshape OHIO to lead the new world of higher education.

  • Join the Conversation

    Ohio University can only realize this plan through the involvement of our entire university community as we work together to refine the initiatives and define next steps.

President Nellis Introduces the Strategic Framework

On Thursday, Sept. 12, President M. Duane Nellis introduced Fearlessly First, OHIO's Strategic Framework, to university stakeholders during his State of the University address.

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January 14, 2021 Ohio University continues strategic investment in student success

Under the leadership of President M. Duane Nellis and Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs, efforts have been made to identify supports and barriers to student success across our campuses.

December 2, 2020 OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan supports Student Success Initiative

As part of the Student Success Initiative of the Ohio University Strategic Framework, faculty and staff across the institution are implementing the OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan, an innovative program designed to boost student recruitment by supporting retention, graduation rates, and lifelong career success. 

October 30, 2020 OHIO’s Strategy and Innovation Office examines space utilization, digital technology integration

OHIO’s Strategic Framework, adopted in August 2019, continues implementation of 11 strategic initiatives. Two strategic initiatives—reimagining space utilization and digital transformation—have found unexpected challenges and opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new project seeks to identify synergies between the University’s digital transformation and space utilization initiatives and to implement digital technologies that allow employees and students to work and learn virtually. The project combines the efforts of two areas within the Strategy and Innovation Office: University Planning and the Office of Information Technology (OIT).