The Ohio State University at Newark

Student Experience: Initiatives

The Ohio State University at Newark offers students an opportunity to experience Ohio State on a small campus with an incredibly diverse student population. We plan to leverage our diversity and the personalized nature of our learning environment to enhance student success and further distinguish the student experience. Our goal is to develop an experience that is extremely attractive to all Ohioans because of its outstanding reputation for excellent faculty and staff who are dedicated to preparing students to be engaged citizens in a global society. Through internships and service-learning experiences, students support the community that helped develop the campus and become engaged citizens.

Elevate the quality of campus life
  • Construct a science building
  • Increase the capacity of our residence halls
  • Renovate Founders Hall
  • Better serve the diverse culinary tastes and dietary needs of our students
  • Improve the degree to which art on campus reflects human diversity
  • Implement osuwireless wi-fi
Increase faculty diversity
  • Create a mentoring plan for retaining faculty who are women or underrepresented minorities
  • Provide implicit-bias training for all members of faculty search committees
Enhance teaching quality
  • Increase resources for pedagogical development
  • Build a tight alliance with the university's Teaching and Learning Institute
Enhance student support
  • Implement new, proactive advising and study-session events
  • Expand our learning communities
  • Increase peer mentoring and supplemental instruction
  • Offer more intercultural, extracurricular activities
  • Build community support for student diversity
  • Increase diversity-training for faculty and staff
  • Increase staffing in career services
  • Seek external funding to support student success
  • Seek transportation options within Newark and between Newark and Columbus
  • Improve access to healthcare services for students living on campus