Office of Academic Affairs
The Office of Academic Affairs, in accordance with the mission of the University, strives to provide the leadership, support services and distribution of resources necessary to achieve maximum student learning.
The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to ensuring that all academic programs focus on continuous quality-improvement efforts. A review is conducted annually to measure the quality of the academic program of ONU against ten criteria set in 1998:
- Defined and realistic goals and objectives including excellence in personalized instruction
- Faculty and staff who assume responsibility and authority for the goals and objectives
- A creative and aggressive spirit
- A commitment to extra- and co-curricular activities that enhance the learning experience
- A commitment to academic advising and mentoring
- The development and use of professional networks that benefit students
- Appropriately credentialed faculty who maintain competence and breadth in their field of study
- Achievement of a high level of measurable learning outcomes
- A viable mass of enthusiastic and involved students
- An evaluation of expense versus revenue and integral position in the curricula.
As part of the inauguration celebration of President DiBiasio, the campus held an academic symposium entitled "Enhancing Student Learning and Success at ONU: The Promise of High-Impact Practices". Our speaker was Dr. George Kuh. Dr. Kuh is Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University Bloomington. He was the founding director of the Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and related instruments for law students, beginning college students, and faculty.
After his presentation, we have been asked to provide a copy of his presentation slides. His message reinforced many of the high impact activities already in place on our campus, and has provided an opportunity to recognize what we have on our campus. A copy of his slides can be downloaded below. We hope this symposium provides additional discussion points across the campus to continue our work to build student success.