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Trustees acknowledge numerous student success initiatives

Via data on development of eLearning courses, training and infrastructure, an updated Global Miami Plan, and process and financial gains via Lean initiatives in operations, Miami University trustees today (April 25) accepted reports of continuous improvements across Miami University.

Beth Rubin, assistant provost for eLearning, Jerome Conley, dean and university librarian, and Peter Natale, vice president for IT, reported on the collaboration of the provost's office, university libraries and IT enabling shared processes that ensure Miami's growth in eLearning will include strong faculty support and review, student input and global possibilities. More than 3,600 students have already enrolled in eLearning courses, passing Miami's projection of 2,348 by this semester.

University Senate chair Steve Wyatt, professor and chair of finance, reported on the universitywide process that brought about University Senate passage of the redesigned Global Miami Plan. The plan will advance learning outcomes that focus on breadth and depth of knowledge, communication, intercultural skills, ethical reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, applied and liberal arts learning, community involvement and global knowledge. Writing will be central to the plan. It will also aim to simplify requirements and add efficient assessment of student outcomes.

Al Ryan, Miami's director of Lean initiatives, hailed staff Lean leaders who have been certified and the 1,421 staff who have been trained to enact Lean processes in their departments.  Lean is a process following "bottom-up" idea creation and team follow-through on improving productivity, eliminating waste and finding new sources for revenue.  Since the initiative was started in 2009, Miami has seen $18.6 million in financial improvements.

"What's important besides the financial impact," said Miami President David Hodge, "is that we are improving processes, so that others are impacted by better performance. Most important is the culture change, which fits precisely the Miami 2020 Plan goal to "ensure vitality and sustainability by building a forward-looking, efficient and caring culture that stimulates, recognizes and rewards creativity, entrepreneurial thinking and exemplary performance."

Trustees actions included:

  • approving an agreement that will guarantee access to a Miami University baccalaureate degree for highly qualified students transferring from Sinclair Community College
  • adopting a Strategic Completion Plan to submit to the Ohio Board of Regents outlining existing and additional measures to support students completing their degrees
  • directing the vice president for finance and business services to settle eminent domain proceedings to support the city in a project to improve and widen U.S. Route 27 from Chestnut Street to the Talawanda High School entrance
  • authorizing the awarding of contracts for the indoor sports center with a revised project budget not to exceed $14,000,000, an amount covered by gift funds
  • approving miscellaneous fees (course lab fees, facility fees, etc.) for the next academic year, 84 percent of which were unchanged from this year
  • awarding emeritus rank to retiring faculty and staff, and
  • affirming the appointment of Elizabeth Mullenix as dean of the College of Creative Arts.
Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency