Ohio University

Uniting the System: One OHIO Integration Initiative

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The One OHIO Integration initiative began in FY19 with a Regional Higher Education (RHE) Task Force charged with identifying a sustainable financial model for Ohio University’s regional campuses. In addition to developing recommendations for a sustainable financial model, the study served a larger purpose: providing a road map for improving efficiency across all academic units and campuses. The initial work of the RHE Task Force was then expanded to include and unite all OHIO campuses and functions.

By adopting One OHIO, we are implementing a datadriven process to:

  • Integrate all academic and administrative functions with a one university, system-wide approach
     
  • Identify efficiencies and consolidation across the University system through coordination of scheduling and administrative efficiencies
     
  • Generate new revenue streams through extension of Athens-based programs throughout the system and in response to new workforce and community demand
     
  • Foster opportunities for interdisciplinary, multi-campus scholarly and creative activity
     
  • Provide additional opportunities for students to engage with faculty and academic programs across campuses as well as with local communities where campuses and centers are located
     
  • Prioritize new platforms for learning beyond single location brick and mortar classrooms
     
  • Identify new partnership opportunities such as corporate, government, and nonprofit partners who seek workplace skills development for a dynamic workforce