Undergraduate Education Council

The Undergraduate Education Council (UEC) is charged with facilitating and enhancing communication among colleges, departments, and administrative units providing for meaningful improvements in the services, programs, and experiences associated with OSU’s undergraduate students. In contrast to the Undergraduate Student Success Committee, which is charged to work on specific projects related to undergraduate student success, the UEC focuses on existing and on-going student success efforts, with a constant eye on policies and procedures that may impact student progression and success. In particular, the UEC must keep constant attention on efforts that:

  1. Improve first-year retention rates;

  2. Improve four- and six-year graduation rates for first-time full-time students;

  3. Improve retention and graduation rates for transfer students;

  4. Narrow equity gaps for all success metrics and all student groups;

  5. Expand opportunities for and access to high impact opportunities such as internships, research experiences, service learning, study abroad/away, capstone course, and experiential learning opportunities broadly.

The UEC also provides a venue for conversation about inter- and trans-disciplinary programs as well as alternative pathways to degree (or credential) completion. It provides a forum for colleges to share details about student success/support efforts—curricular, pedagogical, extra- and co-curricular, and student support based—that are working and those that are not.

Recommendations from the UEC may be brought to the attention of the Provost Council of Deans, the Provost’s Senior Leadership Team, the Faculty Senate and other entities for further consideration and action.