Kent State implemented required advising in 2012. Results of two surveys (those with required advising and those without required advising) were compared. There were significant changes in the responses between the two groups. First of all, more topics were discussed with students in the “required advising” population, including responsibility, career aspirations, scheduling, grades, and progress toward degree. Secondly, more GPS plans were reviewed and updated keeping our students on track for graduation.
In an important change to academic advising, professors who advise were required to complete training which includes an overview of Pathfinder (1.2.e), and they must attend yearly advising update seminars to ensure they are up to date on the latest academic policies.
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.