Wayne E. Carlson

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 http://ugeducation.osu.edu/blogs


Wayne Carlson
Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies and Dean of Undergraduate Education

News

Honors Collegium Accepting Applications Through January 27

The Honors Collegium is an academic enrichment program that provides select Honors students with guidance and programming to enhance the Honors Program experience. Questions?  Contact Rebecca Ward.

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 page.

Buckeye Wellness
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.Wellness

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 page at
http://ugeducation.osu.edu/grievances.shtml

Events

The Office of Undergraduate Education is hosting the annual Academic Advising Conference, March 6, at the Ohio Union.  Contact Elaine Pritchard for information.

Ohio State's spring break is March 10-14.

See the exciting research that undergraduate students are conducting at the Denman Research Forum, March 26, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, at the RPAC.  Learn more at denman.osu.edu.

Student Profile

Tori Boggs

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!”