Founded in 2014, the University Innovation Alliance is a coalition of eleven public research universities spanning the geographic, economic and social diversity of our country. We are committed to making quality college degrees accessible to a diverse body of students and consider this commitment a defining element of our public mission.
Because UIA member institutions serve large numbers of first generation, low-income students, we are at the forefront of America's efforts to regain its educational edge and increase economic opportunity and mobility. Many of our universities have been recognized for aggressively driving innovations to serve more students with quality programs at sustainable cost. Now, we are going to work together to leverage our strengths and maximize our impact.
Arizona State Universityasu.edu
University of California - Riversideucr.edu
University of Central Floridaucf.edu
Georgia State Universitygsu.edu
Iowa State Universityiastate.edu
University of Kansasku.edu
Michigan State Universitymsu.edu
The Ohio State Universityosu.edu
Oregon State Universityoregonstate.edu
University of Texas at Austinutexas.edu
Ohio State is proud to be part of a national partnership of universities working to bring the American Dream within reach of even more students.
Access, Affordability and Excellence
Ohio State is committed to ensuring that our students receive a high quality, affordable college degree. In partnership with the UIA, we are investing in predictive analytics, academic advising, financial aid, and teaching.
Along with federal, state and community partners, Ohio State will implement collective strategies that elevate all members of society—such as a program for early childhood educators to obtain a bachelor's degree for free.
Diversity and Inclusion
Guided by an inclusive excellence framework, Ohio State and the UIA are committed to broadening access and success in college to all students, regardless of background.
As a member of the UIA, Ohio State has renewed its commitment to boosting college completion rates while maintaining or enhancing educational quality. Through this partnership, Ohio State is working with national peers to develop an innovative playbook to retain and graduate more students, particularly low-income and first generation students.
Demonstrate the power of meaningful collaboration internally and beyond the university to encourage, increase and sustain student success and graduation.
Decrease the difference in graduation rates of low-income, first generation, and other historically marginalized and underrepresented student populations and the university average.
Provide additional attention to the success of Ohio State students who begin at our regional campuses.
Adapt proven strategies for increasing student success from UIA partner institutions.
OnCourse is Ohio State's Student Success Platform designed to provide more information, more readily to various campus constituencies to support undergraduate student success.
Powered by EAB's Student Success Collaborative Campus platform, OnCourse provides academic advisors with a dashboard of information about students' current progress to degree, as well as a centralized communication, scheduling, and documentation system to support academic advising, tutoring and other support services.
Contact OnCourse@osu.edu with any questions.
The UIA's study, "Monitoring Academic Analytics to Promote Student Success" (MAAPS), seeks to validate the effectiveness of proactive advising in increasing retention, progression, and graduation rates for low-income and first generation university students.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's First in the World (FITW) Grant Competition, MAAPS is a randomized control trial that provides the treatment group with enhanced advising interventions in addition to the university's normal advising services. The control group will continue to receive the university's normal advising services. Given the design of the study, results have the promise to influence U.S. higher education to adopt more intentional and proactive advising strategies that increase student's likelihood of timely degree completion.
Contact the FITW MAAPS team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based on retention grants in use at several member institutions, the UIA has developed a grants program to provide assistance to students who are approaching graduation but face financial hurdles restricting their ability to enroll, persist, and subsequently complete their degree. Through the support of UIA funders, Ohio State began offering Buckeyes Finish Strong Completion Grants in Autumn 2017 to students within two semesters of graduation, who have small balances on their accounts and meet several other criteria. For more information about the Buckeyes Finish Strong Completion grants, contact the UIA team at email@example.com.
Ohio State's UIA Team
Julie W. Carpenter-Hubincarpenterfirstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor of English
Norman W. Jonesjones.email@example.com
John D. Wanzerwanzer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon M. Hineshines.email@example.com
Margaret M. Nevrekarnevrekar.firstname.lastname@example.org
Yash V. Singhaniasinghania.email@example.com