News and Announcements
Cherise Olmo named associate registrar
After a nationwide search, the Office of Student Academic Success at Ohio State is pleased to announce that accomplished strategic leader Cherise Olmo will be joining the office as a new associate registrar, starting August 2. Olmo comes to Ohio State from Ohio University, where she currently serves as associate registrar for operations.
Kia McKinnie named inaugural director of academic success programs
After a nationwide search, the Office of Student Academic Success at Ohio State is pleased to announce that Kia McKinnie, a talented leader and accomplished student success and access advocate, will be the inaugural director of academic success programs, starting July 6. McKinnie comes to OSAS from the College of Education and Human Ecology, where she currently serves as director of undergraduate student recruitment, retention and student engagement.
Kacy King named executive director of Student-Athlete Support Services Office at Ohio State
The Office of Student Academic Success at Ohio State is pleased to announce that after a nationwide search Dr. Kacy King, an accomplished academic and athletic leader, will be the new senior associate athletics director and executive director of the Student-Athlete Support Services Office, starting July 6. King comes to Ohio State from Florida State University, where she served as assistant dean of Undergraduate Studies and associate athletics director.
New report on Ohio’s statewide textbook affordability effort
A new report by Ohio State researchers examines Ohio’s statewide multi-institutional project to develop free course materials for popular college courses and provides key recommendations for Ohio policymakers and college leaders. The report, co-led by researchers in the Office of Student Academic Success and the University Libraries, focuses on the Ohio Open Ed Collaborative, a statewide initiative that recruited and supported inter-institutional teams of faculty to develop open and affordable college course materials.
Student Academic Success Research Grants awarded
The Office of Student Academic Success, in partnership with Digital Flagship and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, recently awarded $100,000 in Student Academic Success Research Grants Program funds to Ohio State researchers focused on student academic success. The funded projects focus on improving course success, retention or graduation, with an emphasis on historically underrepresented students and other underserved student groups.
5 ways to support student academic success
From letting students know that it's OK to ask for help to giving them a chance to reflect on what they’ve learned, there are lots of little things you can do to set your students up for academic success. Partners from across the university put together a few tips for instructors as we reach the end of the semester.
3 ways to support student academic success mid-semester
From soliciting student feedback to encouraging students to take advantage of wellness resources, there are lots of little things instructors can do to set students up for academic success. Partners from across the university put together a few tips for instructors as we come to the midpoint of the semester.
Ohio State research looks at students’ tech needs
A new report based on research from Ohio State shows that approximately 16% to 19% of college students lack the technology necessary to fully participate in online learning. The report, which was recently published by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, provides a timely resource for evaluating and improving access to the technologies needed for online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Setting students up for academic success
The start of a new semester can be stressful under normal circumstances. As we head into the spring 2021 term, we’re facing additional stress, anxiety and trauma due to the pandemic. Here are a few suggestions to help instructors set students up for academic success throughout the semester.
Mike Gable wins Office of University Registrar award
Senior Assistant Registrar for Room and Class Scheduling Mike Gable won the 2020 Edith D. Cockins Award for his work in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual award, which is named after the university's first registrar, goes to an employee in the Office of the University Registrar who demonstrates a commitment to quality, efficiency and innovation in simplifying processes and delivering a better experience for Ohio State students, faculty and staff.