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Mullis named OU Writing Center director

Dr. Courtney Mullis will join the staff of Oglethorpe University as the new director of the Writing Center on July 1, 2024. Mullis currently serves as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow and is Assistant Director of the Communication Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. “Writing is at the heart of critical thinking and self-expression,” said […]

Strategic initiative creates access to Universal Design for Learning for OU faculty and staff

Oglethorpe University is launching a new initiative to incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an inclusive pedagogical framework, into the classroom. Thanks to support from the Strategic Plan grant fund, the initiative aims to provide widespread access to the UDL framework. The initiative includes workshops for faculty members, provision of a toolkit, funding for UDL […]

Oglethorpe launches digital diplomas for new graduates

Oglethorpe University has partnered with CeCredential Trust, a digital credentialing company, to offer digital diplomas to graduates, starting with the Class of 2024. The new service is free to graduates and will complement, not replace, printed diplomas distributed on commencement day. These certified electronic credentials — also known as CeDiplomas — allow graduates to instantly […]

Faculty-led training session equips student instructors with skills to support peer academic success

For Oglethorpe students, peer tutors and supplemental instructors are a vital academic resource, offering in-depth support outside the classroom. Recently, the university’s Office of Student Success hosted a Peer Instructor Training session, uniting 19 faculty members with student instructors. This comprehensive training program aimed to equip these student educators with the tools and knowledge necessary […]

Oglethorpe University recognized for student safety, well-being and inclusion efforts

Oglethorpe University has been named a recipient of the 2023 Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention. Presented by Vector Solutions, the Seal of Prevention is awarded to higher education institutions that have demonstrated leadership in prevention programming focused on student safety, well-being, and inclusion. Vector Solutions provides postsecondary safety and prevention training, serving more […]

Office of Student Success welcomes new staff, expands student services

One initiative identified in Oglethorpe University’s Strategic Plan calls for building a professional advising unit of highly trained personnel to increase student retention and graduation rates. To help achieve that, Oglethorpe has welcomed new staff in the Office of Student Success, led by Dr. Vivian Medrano, senior director of student success. In addition to Assistant […]