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Retention & Student Success Initiatives

The staff in the Office of Retention and Student Success Initiatives are committed to ensuring all students have the necessary supports, both inside and outside of the classroom, to fully realize their academic and personal potential at Ohio State Newark.

We strive to enhance student success by encouraging students to identify their individual strengths and take full advantage of campus resources designed to help them succeed. We ask students to give thoughtful consideration to their academic and personal goals leading them to take responsibility for their education, choices, and decisions.

Our values

  • Every student at Ohio State Newark has the potential to succeed.
  • Education takes place most productively in an inclusive, diverse and equitable community.
  • Student success is a combination of academics, personal wellness, and engagement.
  • Students who self-advocate and take responsibility for their education are more likely to succeed.
  • Students receive personalized attention when situations or issues arise that affect their ability to be successful.
  • Smart students take advantage of resources on campus.
  • Campus-wide partnerships are critical to encouraging student success; it takes an entire campus to retain students.

Schedule an appointment witih an Academic Success Coach

Students can self-schedule in OnCourse to meet with an Academic Success Coach to gain the tools and resources needed to enhance their college experience and help them become successful learners. Academic Success Coaches provide personalized consultations and work to develop unique academic success plans with each student.  

Overview of Services

  • Academic success coaches can build an individualized academic success plan with you
  • Assistance navigating campus resources, policies and procedures
  • Help with difficulties related to academics, health, financial or social needs
  • Provide personalized consultations, peer-assisted learning, workshops and on-demand online modules
  • Development of skills necessary for success in college including learning strategies, study skills and self-regulation

Contact us

Office: 
Hodges Hall 1120 
1179 University Drive 
Newark OH 43055

OnCourse 
Phone: 740.755.7881 
Text: 740.675.0665 
Email: nwk-retention@osu.edu

Student Success Workshops

Student Success Workshops are held in-person and virtually to teach students techniques and strategies to manage common academic and college challenges as well as further develop and build learning, personal, and career skills. Topics include:

  • Memory and active learning
  • Procrastination and time management
  • Enhanced note-taking techniques
  • Test-taking strategies
  • College-level reading comprehension
  • Self-regulation and motivational strategies
  • Financial and personal well-being
  • Career and internship planning

On-Demand and Self-Paced Tutorials

The Road to Success

The Road to Success is a series of self-paced learning modules covering essential strategies for life, college, and academic success. Having a growth mindset, dealing with procrastination, managing your time productively and setting effective goals are some of the essential skills you will learn through these lessons. In addition, some modules provide insights about skills, ideas and/or social issues that impact students’ academic experience, but that also transcend college life. 

StudentLingo Online Workshops

The job of being a good college student requires many different skills. In addition to our in-person learning workshops, we offer access to on-demand study skills seminars covering a variety of topics. 

NOTE to first-time users of StudentLingo: When accessing StudentLingo for the first time, you'll need to create a user profile using your buckeye email. This profile will be used anytime you want to access these on-demand workshops.

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Be an academic peer coach

Academic peer coaches are paid student employees who serve as mentors to first-year students in learning communities.