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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.

Number of Ohio College Students Requiring Remedial Coursework Continues to Drop

The percentage of high school graduates requiring developmental coursework as they enter an Ohio public college or university dropped significantly in 2015.

Data in the recently published 2015 Ohio Remediation Report shows that the percentage of students needing remedial coursework decreased from 37 percent in 2014 to 32 percent in 2015. There also was a reduction in the number of students solely needing mathematics remediation (from 32 to 28 percent) and English remediation (from 16 to 13 percent) during the same period.

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