Clearer pathways to graduation
By mutual agreement, the Ohio Board of Regents, the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC), and the Inter-University Council (IUC) are advancing the Chancellor’s completion agenda through the Credit When It’s Due initiative. Through the assistance of OACC and IUC, all 23 Ohio community colleges (100%) and all 13 public universities which offer a broad range of degrees have agreed to participate in this initiative. The Ohio Credit When It’s Due Initiative aims to award at least 1,300 associate degrees statewide via reverse transfer for the grant period.
For the 10th time, Kent State University is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The program recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a nearly $1.2 million, five-year TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program grant. The program is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.
Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16.