Academic Success Center Vision

The Academic Success Center (ASC) facilitates experiences that support student success in higher education. We create innovative programs that meet the needs of the spectrum of students in transition. We collaborate with students to address their unique needs, valuing individual achievements, concerns, and goals. Our student-centered approach supports a paradigm shift on campus toward a learning-centered environment that engages students in academic and co-curricular activities.

Academic Success Center Mission

Through its collaborative focus and student-centered approach, the ASC advocates for students and supports them in developing their individual strengths and negotiating the challenges they encounter in realizing their potential as educated members of society. The ASC fulfills this mission by offering dynamic services including advising, course work, academic coaching, information and referral, writing assistance, and supplemental instruction.

Academic Success Center Goals

Student Services: Support ALL students in pursuit of their academic goals and in doing so impact academic success, retention and graduation rates by the following:

  • Increase students’ knowledge of academic success behaviors and habits
  • Increase access to and facilitate use of success resources at OSU
  • Assist underprepared, prepared and high-achieving students in developing the skills necessary to achieve their academic goals
  • Support student achievement of learning goals for graduates by providing opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and self-reflection

OSU Impact: Engage in collaborative leadership with campus partners to impact student success and persistence through the following:

  • Collaborate with campus partners to integrate academic success skills and strategies into OSU events, initiatives and programs.
  • Contribute expertise to departments, units, task forces and committees regarding student transitions and development, academic support, students in academic difficulty, and related pedagogies

Academic Success Center Development: Maintain high standards of excellence for program delivery through the following:

  • Enhance the professional development of faculty and staff of the Academic Success Center, including graduate students and undergraduate student staff.
  • Engage in data tracking, full cycle assessment, strategic planning & reporting to remain on the cutting edge of trends and information relevant to academic support at OSU.

Academic Success Center Values

  • We focus on service to students as the core value of the Academic Success Center.
  • We exhibit an ethic of care in working with all students, staff, and faculty.
  • We honor the diversity of student identities, experiences, purposes, and learning styles.
  • We operate with a spirit of generosity in the exchange of expertise, knowledge, and resources
  • We value hopefulness and possibility.
  • We expect life balance and professional excellence.
  • We conduct our work through deep listening, creative problem solving, and collaboration.