Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Education
at The Ohio State University
As Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, it is my pleasure to
welcome you to the web site of the Office of Undergraduate Education at The
Ohio State University.
We are responsible for the oversight of the academic programming for undergraduates
on our campus, and all of the aspects of this programming that maintains the
rigorous, enriching, and rewarding environment that is The Ohio State University.
I am particularly proud of what is referred to as the body/mind/soul
connection made possible by the RPAC, Thompson Library, and Student Union.
It is truly exciting to see our students connected to the activities in these
facilities and elsewhere on campus.
We are currently ushering in academic program changes that have
come about for many reasons, not the least of which is a response to the rapidly
changing demographic which represents our current and future student body.
Research has shown that the best predictor of continuing student success is
engagement, and this means an involvement beyond the classroom, in active
and collaborative learning, co-curricular involvement, and enriching educational
experiences. Our students are coming to us better prepared technologically,
more aware of global issues and different cultures, interested in not only
the absorption of knowledge, but also the creation of knowledge, and with a
genuine desire to help others. If we want to keep these students engaged, we
have to not only provide the kind of educational experience that will prepare
them for a life in their careers, but we need to respond to this increased
awareness and preparation and reflect that in the way we engage with them.
Please explore our website to learn more about us,
and return to the site often for updates. I also invite you to read the undergraduate
education blog at
Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Service-Learning Projects Receive Awards
Congratulations to this year’s Distinguished and Emerging Service-Learning Awardees. On Thursday May 1st, the Office of Outreach and Engagement, the Service-Learning Initiative, and other units came together to celebrate engagement at the annual Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards. Among those honored were two service-learning projects: Public Health in Action for its well-established record of service-learning success; and Interprofessional Teamwork in Underserved Patient Care for its emerging contributions to service-learning scholarship.
Three Year Degree
A student who enters Ohio State as a first-quarter freshman
and has already completed substantial college-level course work (45 quarter
hours or more) may be able to complete some of Ohio State’s degree programs
in three years. For more information, visit the "Pathways
to a Baccalaureate Degree in Three Years" informational web
The goal of Buckeye Wellness is improve the health and quality of life of Ohio State and State of Ohio communities by providing people with evidence-based wellness education and tools. Click on the logo below for more information.
Complaint, Grievance and Appeal Procedures
Students who are enrolled at Ohio State course who might have
a complaint about an experience with OSU can learn the appropriate
procedures for filing a complaint by visiting the procedures web
Autumn Semester Begins August 27
Autumn 2014 classes begin on Wednesday, August 27. There are a number of Welcome Week activities for new and returning students.
The Undergraduate Research Office is hosting the Fall Undergraduate Research Day on September 18, at the Thompson Library. More information to come.
Ohio State second –year student, Tori Boggs, is an inspiration to Buckeyes both inside and outside the classroom. An Honors Collegium student, majoring in Industrial Design and Pre-Medicine, her rigorous academic pursuits are respectable in their own right. However, Boggs’ abilities away from class are what make her jump out from the crowd.
“When I was five years old, I was introduced to jump rope,” Boggs posted on her website, www.toriboggs.com. “For 14 years, jump rope has not only been a part of my life, it has been my greatest experience.”
Boggs is a nine-time World Rope Skipping Champion, two-time world record holder, and has been featured in the Showtime documentary “JUMP!” as well as The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2014. She not only performs, but also teaches classes and clinics throughout the United States and the world. In fact, instruction is one way Boggs is giving back to the Ohio State campus.
“Recently, I started Ohio State Jump Rope, the first college jump rope team in the nation,” Boggs said. “Come join us and learn how to jump rope!”