About the University Innovation Alliance
UIA Summit 2018: The Future of Higher Ed Conferences
Ohio State joins new effort to close gap between higher education and work
The Ohio State University is joining a national group of leading, innovative institutions that are redesigning the college-to-career pathway. The work is supported, in part, by $2.4 million from the Strada Education Network.Read More
Ohio State leadership to attend UIA summit on student success and campus transformation
Leadership from Ohio State will participate in the University Innovation Alliance's first National Summit for Student Success Innovation and Campus Transformation in April 2018.Read More
Inside Higher Ed: UIA impacts low-income student success
The 11 universities of the University Innovation Alliance released new data on Thursday showing a 24.7 percent increase in the number of their low-income graduates in the past three years.Read More
"The beauty of a crisis, even as hard as this one, is you have to be really honest about what your values are." Some #WeeklyWisdom from @IthacaCollege President, Shirley Collado. #WednesdayWisdom #EdLeaders #HigherEducation https://t.co/KUGu3SxzzD
If you're considering implementing #Chatbots, read this first. Dr. Cynthia L. Alvarez (@calstate) & @Mitzy__Gonzalez (@UCF) share 4 steps to launch a chatbot that is intentional about #FirstGen #StudentSuccess. #HigherEducation cc: @FLConsortium https://t.co/4FHRwcgb3I
Tackling these gaps by focusing on #StudentSuccess is the work our member universities are committed to doing together. 👇🏽 Gather actionable strategies from UIA members, @KrisRenn (@michiganstateu) and @tim_renick (@GeorgiaStateU). #HigherEducation https://t.co/8V8fhTG0cU
⏰ STARTING IN 1 HOUR Don't miss this conversation between @UHouston President, Renu Khator (@UHpres), @paulfain, & @BBurnsEDU on #WeeklyWisdom via @insidehighered. 👉🏽 https://t.co/mdPP50UtSw 11 am pacific/2 pm eastern #EdLeadership #HigherEducation https://t.co/azRe1GJ716
Looking forward to this conversation between @UHouston President Renu Khator (@UHpres), @paulfain & @BBurnsEDU on #WeeklyWisdom this Monday on @insidehighered & @UIAinnovation streaming channels at 11 am pacific/2 pm eastern! #leadership #HigherEd https://t.co/ljevQhfYGZ
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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.
Bridging the Gap from Education to Employment (BGEE), a collaboration between seven of the UIA’s 11 institutions, is funded by Strada Education Network. Over three year grant period, BGEE will leverage the expertise of UIA institutions and business leaders to: (a) reimagine how graduates communicate marketable job skills; (b) capture best practices for building and maintaining strategic University-employer partnerships; and (c) enhance campus career services to meet the unique needs of all students. This project’s executive sponsors are Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston (Student Life), Julie Carpenter-Hubin (Institutional Research and Planning) and Dr. Beth Hume (Undergraduate Education).
For more information about this “College to Career” project, contact the UIA 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.
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 providing the treatment group with enhanced advising interventions in addition to the university's normal advising services. The control group continues 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.
Update: Proactive advising intervention has ended. Please direct questions to UIA@osu.edu.
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.
UIA institutions are working collaboratively to learn more about the implementation of chatbot technology on their campuses. Chatbots allow institutions to respond immediately to students’ most frequently asked questions, helping them navigate the university and freeing staff to assist students with more complex inquiries. At Ohio State, we are in the process of creating a custom, in-house chatbot designed to assist students with questions related to admissions, fee payments, registration, and housing. The work began with experts in Buckeye Link, the University Registrar, and University Housing, and we are continuously adding and refining content and exploring additional areas where a chatbot might be useful to improving the student experience.
Ohio State's UIA Team
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Beth V. Humehume.firstname.lastname@example.org
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