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$1.5 Million Award to Help Ohio’s Community Colleges Improve Student Success

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) located at Teachers College, Columbia University has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to support Ohio’s public community colleges’ efforts to accelerate implementation of guided pathways on their campuses. The grant will help all Ohio community colleges focus student effort toward more efficient attainment of degrees and credentials needed in today’s workplace.

 

Department of Higher Education Announces Innovation Program Awards

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved $5 million in funding for projects that will enhance the quality of higher education throughout the state while making it more affordable for students by stabilizing or reducing tuition rates at colleges and universities. Schools receiving the funds designed collaborative, innovative projects that support academic achievement and economic efficiencies. The funds will be awarded for projects serving students at the community college and university level.

Department of Higher Education Announces Regional RAPIDS Awards

The state Controlling Board this week approved an Ohio Department of Higher Education request to transfer $3,249,630 in capital funds for the purpose of providing two regional awards for workforce development projects relating to the department’s Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program. The funds will be awarded for projects in northeast and western Ohio.

Ohio Department of Higher Education Announces Second I-Corps@Ohio Cohort

Ohio’s public universities may soon share more financial rewards for their research discoveries, thanks to training offered by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly the Ohio Board of Regents).  The state agency that funds public higher education in Ohio is sponsoring a second cohort of the I-Corps@Ohio program, modeled after a similar program launched by the National Science Foundation in 2012.               

Department of Higher Education Announces Regional RAPIDS Awards

The state Controlling Board this week approved an Ohio Department of Higher Education request to transfer $3 million in capital funds for the purpose of providing three regional awards for workforce development projects relating to the department’s Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program. 

The funds will be awarded for projects in northwest, southwest and southeast Ohio.

Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative Awards $1.9 Million to Eight Ohio Universities

The Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), jointly managed by The Ohio State University and the University of Toledo, today announced $1.9 million in funding awards for eight Ohio universities.

This funding will support 13 collaborative research projects directed at providing the state of Ohio with comprehensive solutions for the harmful algal blooms (HABs) that affect Lake Erie, Grand Lake St. Mary’s, Buckeye Lake and other fresh water bodies in and around Ohio.

College Credit Plus Process for 2016-17 Starts Feb. 15

Students intending to participate in the second year of College Credit Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin the notification process for the 2016-2017 school year on Feb. 15. College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, with more than 32,000 students enrolling to take advantage of the opportunity to get a jump start on college and reduce their costs toward a college degree.

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