Critical information helps with student success
The University’s Retention Committee has been working with University Communications and Marketing to develop a communication strategy that gives critical student success information to faculty, staff, students, and parents. On Track is the brand name for these communication pieces. Parents and students are introduced to On Track early in the fall semester through a series of communication pieces that outline successful behaviors such as connecting with faculty and regular class attendance. Faculty are given information to help them identify opportunities to support student success in and out of the classroom. A new On Track communication piece will be rolled out to staff in Fall 2014 and will highlight ways to link our everyday interactions to students success.
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.