Student Success Updates
Below you will find all news and updates related to the Strategic Initiative of Student Success: Leading Retention, Persistence, and Completion
Ohio University has been designated a First-gen Forward Advisory Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. This designation for institutions acknowledges their commitment to fostering first-generation college student achievement. As a First-gen Forward Advisory Institution, OHIO joins an elite community of higher education professionals who are focused on continuing the success of and improving experiences for first-generation college students across the nation.
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with Faculty Senate chair Dr. Robin Muhammad, announces the launch of Keep Including, an online platform of resources and strategies to assist OHIO instructors in creating inclusive and equitable virtual learning environments.
Most U.S. college students aren’t taking the credits needed to graduate on time, despite research showing the significant benefits of doing so – including better academic performance, higher retention rates and the increased likelihood of degree completion. Ohio University is joining colleges and universities across the country to change that trend using advertising campaigns, advisor engagement and new institutional policies and practices. The 15 to Finish campaign encourages students who can, to take at least 15 credit hours a semester, graduate on time and start earning faster.
Ohio University was recently named to the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) 2020 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes the dynamic pathways they have created to support transfer students. Only 122 institutions were recognized nationwide.
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is ranked among the top 20 percent of the nation’s public affairs graduate schools in the latest graduate school rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
Each year Ohio University confers degrees upon several thousand students to mark the successful completion of their college careers. Some students work toward degrees they never complete, but OHIO is working to help students, and former students, who might have slipped through the cracks earn their degrees through Project Graduation and the state’s Credit When It’s Due program.
Academic programs are currently being identified to participate in the 2021 cohort of the OHIO Guarantee+ Graduation Plan. OHIO has committed to offering the Guarantee+ Graduation Plan to all undergraduate students on all campuses by Fall of 2022.
Ohio University graduate students with full-time appointments are saving money on their student fees this year and will save even more in the next academic year thanks to a collaborative initiative from the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) and University leaders. This initiative will allow graduate students with full-time appointments to save $162 per year, compared to the fees in place in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Students on Ohio University’s Athens and Regional campuses can now apply for Undergraduate Experiential Learning Awards to support their experiential learning opportunities. These funds are available to any student in an undergraduate degree program. Students can request $100 to $2,000 to go towards expenses they would incur as part of their participation in an experiential learning opportunity. Allowable expenses include needed materials or equipment, costs for professional development or training, and travel or living expenses.