Projects and Reports
Ohio State graduate education assessment
Assessment at the graduate level will be an important aspect of Ohio State's accredidation by the Higher Learning Commission. more
Ohio State doctoral program assessment
The Graduate School carried out an assessment of Ohio State's doctoral programs over the 2007-2008 academic year. This assessment continues to provide a baseline for efforts across Ohio State that focus on creating high-quality graduate degree programs and excellent experiences for our graduate students. more
Summer Research Opportunities Program
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is designed to help historically under-represented students explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers. SROP participants work with an Ohio State faculty sponsor on a project of mutual interest, with the intention of developing the kind of student-professor relationship that is crucial to success in graduate school. more
NRC research doctorate assessment
The NRC Research Doctorate Assessment results were released on September 28, 2010. more
Environmental and life sciences
Ohio State has tremendous strengths in the life sciences and environmental sciences, which was a finding in the Graduate School's doctoral program assessment process in spring 2008. Task forces made recommendations for future directions, and a program council is now providing leadership. more
The Graduate School is working with the Office of Academic Affairs and other committees on graduate issues related to Ohio State's conversion to semesters in 2012. more
Future of graduate education in the United States
In spring 2010, the Council of Graduate Schools released its report "The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States." The report was produced by the Commission on the Future of Graduate Education in the United States, a joint effort of the Council of Graduate Schools and the Educational Testing Service (ETS). more
PhD Completion Project
Ohio State graduate programs participated in the Ph.D. Completion Project, a seven-year, grant-funded project addressing the issues surrounding Ph.D. completion and attrition. Reports and findings are now available. More
Information about these and other important projects related to graduate education are regularly sent to graduate programs, faculty, and students via the Graduate School newsletter.
Announcements are also made regularly via OSUToday and OSUWeekly, the electronic newsletter for Ohio State's graduate and professional students.
Questions may be directed to Susan Reeser, assistant to the dean, at (614) 247-7413.