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
URO Kicking Off SURI on June 3
The Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) is designed to enhance the experience of summer undergraduate researchers through a series of enrichment programs, both professional and social. All undergraduate researchers are welcome to participate, free of charge, whether participating in formal, organized research programs, or conducting independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. OSU students who are conducting or participating in research away from OSU this summer are still encouraged to participate and stay connected through the URO listserv and website. Learn more on the SURI website.
Call for Service-Learning Courses for AU 13
The Service-Learning Initiative is preparing a course list for Autumn 2013 courses to be shared with students and faculty. Courses with service-learning content will be highlighted. Contact Harmony Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Training for Advisors:
Ishare, July 31, 2:30 pm -5:00 pm. Click here for more information.
Save the Date...The Undergraduate Research Office the 2013 Fall Undergraduate Research Forum on September 20. Abstracts are due on July 26. Contact URO with questions.
Ohio State senior Alexander Chaitoff has been named a 2013 Marshall Scholar. Awarded to just thirty-four students nationwide, the Marshall Scholarship supports graduate study at academic institutions in the United Kingdom. “I’m humbled to have been chosen for the award, proud to represent Ohio State, and also very excited to be continuing my education in the United Kingdom,” Chaitoff said.
A Presidential Scholar and member of the Honors Collegium, Alex is completing a double major in microbiology and political science. Growing up in Solon, Ohio, Alex began conducting research at the nearby Cleveland Clinic in high school. At Ohio State, Alex continued his involvement in research with Dr. Tina Henkin in the Department of Microbiology. In his sophomore year, Alex began conducting research in the College of Public Health under Dr. Thomas Wickizer, studying racial disparities in seeking treatment for mental illness.
In 2012, Alex was named a Truman Scholar, recognizing his commitment to a career in public service. Alex was a member of this year’s Homecoming Court, is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, volunteers at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, and serves as a vice president of the Global Health Initiative.
As a Marshall Scholar, Alex will spend one year at the University of Sheffield in England earning a Master's of Public Health before returning to the U.S. to attend medical school. He plans to dedicate his career to improving the quality of healthcare for minorities.
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