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The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to advancing and supporting rigorous, transformative education that is accessible to all learners.
We do this by supporting high quality undergraduate programs onsite, online, and in hybrid format; assisting in the design of diverse, well-supported, and affordable pathways to an OSU degree; creating opportunities for student research and experiential learning; and supporting delivery of instruction using leading edge pedagogies and technologies. All of these activities are critical underpinnings of student success.
Program and curriculum planning, development, delivery, and assessment are key to providing high quality education for all of our students. The Office of Academic Affairs supports strategic planning of programs and curricular offerings, provides support for course delivery, and facilitates consistent and systematic assessment. This full-cycle, continual process ensures the high quality of our academic programs and the high value of the credentials we offer our graduates.
Strategic use of learning innovation is at the core of providing ALL students with transformational academic experiences. We support faculty in the integration of technology, high impact practices, experiential learning, and innovative pedagogical approaches to advance teaching and learning across the institution.
Through cross-campus partnerships and collaboration, we support and advance OSU’s student success goals to improve and equalize graduation rates, and we support faculty in their pursuit of teaching excellence and learning innovation.
Congratulations to Stephanie Ramos,
Associate Director of URSA and the
During the 2022 Breaking Barriers celebration organized by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCOSW), the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID), the Office of the Provost, and OSU Athletics, Stephanie Ramos, URSA Associate Director was the recipient of the cherished Harriet "Hattie" Redmond Award. The celebration recognizes the accomplishments and impact of those who have worked to advance gender equity at OSU and celebrates the influential contributions made to our community.
The Harriet "Hattie" Redmond award celebrates a member of the OSU community who works as an agent of change in service of racial justice and gender equity. We celebrate Stephanie for her passion and dedication as the Associate Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts. Stephanie manages the largest undergraduate research program at OSU, URSA Engage, which connects early-career students (first-year, second-year students, and transfer students in their first year) with dedicated faculty mentors. The URSA program provides experiences promoting student engagement in ways that traditional classroom instruction cannot. Faculty mentors help students build confidence, develop problem-solving skills, refine career interests, and facilitate important connections for graduate school or employment after graduation.
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