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.

Undergraduate Education is responsible for the oversight of the academic programming for undergraduates on our campus, and all of the aspects of this programming that maintain 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 our campus.

Across campus, we are ushering in academic program innovations 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://u.osu.edu/undergradeducation


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

News

Tillman Scholars
Ohio State is proud to announce that two of its students received the honor of being chosen as a Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation. Every year, the Pat Tillman Foundation receives thousands of applications from Post-9/11 military veterans and their spouses nationwide. Up to 60 of the best-poised leaders, who show strength in character, academic excellence and incredible potential, are chosen as Tillman Scholars. Ohio State's honorees are Amy Riedel, a U.S. Navy veteran working on a JD in Space Law, and Khalida Hendricks (U.S. Army) working on a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics.

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

The Office of Academic Affairs has created a resource called the Guide to Assist Disruptive or Distressed Individuals. You may download a printable version or request a hard copy.

Events

2016

Autumn semester begins August 23

Labor Day holiday September 7

Autumn break October 13-14

Veteran's Day observed November 11

Thanksgiving holiday November 24

Columbus Day observed November 25

Last day of autumn semester classes December 7

Autumn final exams December 9-15

Autumn commencement December 18

President's Day observed December 23

Christmas observed December 26

2017

New Year's Day Observed January 2

Spring semester begins January 9

Martin Luther King Day January 16