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Course Completion Rates on the Rise

July 16th, 2019

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE FROM INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH:

Overall course completion rates have been on the rise for the past five years and rose an additional one percentage point between Academic Year 2018 and 2019.

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To view course grade distributions and completion rates by a variety of student and course characteristics, see https://intranet.owens.edu/ir/Grade_Dashboard_201330_201860_for%20web.xlsx.

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 9:28 am



Safe Zone Training – July 25 and September 26

July 16th, 2019

The Center for Campus and Community Connections and Owens Pride Club are offering a Safe Zone training for any and all members of the Owens community who have not previously attended.

Upon completion of this interactive two-hour training, participants will receive a Safe Zone postcard to display in your office or cubicle to publicly advertise your “SAFE ZONE”. Safe Zones are safe spaces for GLBTQ+ students, employees and allies.

Please join us to expand the Safe Zone initiative at Owens Community College.

Register here (seating is limited): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safe-zone-training-tickets-63659290652

July 25

2-4 p.m.

College Hall 158

Due to the high demand for this training, we are able to offer another session on September 26 from 2 – 4 p.m. in College Hall 158 for any member of the Owens community (students, staff, faculty) who are interested in supporting our LGBTQIA students, faculty and staff. Training is interactive and engaging. Registration link for Fall semester training here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-semester-safe-zone-training-tickets-64972897686

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 9:25 am



Support Owens Alumni Association on Amazon Prime Day Today

July 12th, 2019

Support the Owens Alumni Association through AmazonSmile on Amazon Prime Day: same products, same deals, and you can support Owens scholarships and alumni programs at no additional cost.

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Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 9:55 am



Electrical Safety is ‘Think Safety’ Topic for July

July 10th, 2019

The Office of Workplace Safety and Health is promoting electrical safety this month. According to the National Fire Protection Association, one of the top fire causes is overloaded power strips.

More information about electrical safety is available at www.owens.edu/workplacesafety. A page also contains a link to a safety video with closed-captions and American Sign Language.

For information about any Workplace Safety and Health topic, please call ext. 7212.

Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 11:51 am



Summer 14th Day Enrollment is Up

July 8th, 2019

KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE COLLEGE FROM INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH:

Summer 2019 “14th Day” Census Point enrollment is up compared to 2018. Total headcount is 3,469 and up 3.1% from last year; full-time-equivalent (FTE) enrollment (which is based on credit hours) is 630.9 and is up 5.4%. Continuing students make up the largest number of students at 1,592 and Transient students had the largest increase from 947 last year to 1,071 this year.

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For more information, see https://intranet.owens.edu/ir/enrollment.html.

Posted on Monday, July 8th, 2019 at 3:23 pm



Northwest Ohio is Powered by Owens – New Television Spot

June 27th, 2019

Northwest Ohio is Powered By the proud alumni of Owens Community College

A bold statement, but one that is supported by the fact that 70 percent of Owens Community College alumni choose to live and work in our local communities, powering our cities, and improving their lives at the same time. 

There is likely Owens alumni in places where you need them the most – at your nearby hospital or doctor’s office, your children’s school, the business that operates in your hometown, the police station, the auto technician service facility, your favorite restaurant, maybe even at your place of employment!

Since 1965, Owens Community College has worked to educate and populate the Northwest Ohio workforce with skilled, prepared and knowledgeable employees. The impact our alumni make resonates throughout the smallest of villages to the largest of metropolises. We are proud to support and power the education and economic development of the cities we serve. 

#PoweredByOwens

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 8:40 am



Enter to Win Free Marathon Classic Tickets

June 27th, 2019

All College employees are eligible to win free tickets to the Marathon Classic Presented by Dana, courtesy of the Blade. The LPGA event will be played at Highland Meadows in Sylvania July 11-14. To enter, please email andrew_woodard@owens.edu with your name, department name and best contact phone number by 10 a.m. Monday, July 8. Please type “LPGA” in the email subject line. Only one entry per person.

Winners will be selected by random draw from all entries received and then contacted. Winners’ names also will be published in Onews.

 

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 8:32 am



Owens High School Market Share Growing

June 24th, 2019

Owens has the highest market share of high school students in the area and it is growing!

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Top enrolling high schools include: Whitmer, Sylvania Northview, Sylvania Southview, Perrysburg, Bowsher, Rossford, Springfield, Findlay Start, & the Maritime Academy of Toledo.

High school students include those participating in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program for dual high school and college credit as well as other high school students who are enrolled in college but that are not participating in the CCP program.

For more information about high school enrollment and market share, see https://intranet.owens.edu/ir/hs-by-hs.pdf.

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 3:40 pm



Faculty Attendance Reporting – Report by July 2, 2019

June 24th, 2019

Summer 2019 attendance verification has begun.  For all classes that have started, please report attendance for your students by July 2, 2019.

We will begin using the attendance information to disburse financial aid funds to students on July 3, 2019.  Information that is not reported by July 2 may delay financial aid for students.  The Attendance Reporting Form will continue to be available after July 2 to report updates and to provide information for courses which start later in the semester.

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to comply with federal regulations.

Faculty Attendance Reporting Brochure

Step-by-step reporting instructions can be found in the Faculty Attendance Reporting brochure.  The brochure also contains the definition of “attendance” established by federal regulations.  In addition, the brochure explains how students are informed of the attendance information that has been reported.  The brochure can be accessed online from the Ozone Faculty tab by clicking the Attendance Verification Reporting link.  Brochures are also available in any of the Academic School Offices on the Toledo Campus and the Executive Director’s Office on the Findlay Campus.

Frequently-asked questions

Why is a student not on my attendance roster? 

Some students will not be on the list because attendance information is not required for financial aid.  This includes College Credit Plus students, guest and transient students, and some students who register after the financial aid freeze date.

What can I do if I have to update information after July 2?

If a student begins attendance later, including students who add class late, you may have to make corrections.  For most courses, you can continue to make corrections online after July 2, 2019.

What does Oserve tell my students about attendance?

Oserve regularly receives requests from students regarding the attendance information that has been reported.  Oserve staff will NOT share information with a student regarding his/her attendance report until the reporting timeframe of June 25 through July 2 has passed.  After July 2, Oserve will share with the student that attendance has been reported as “Yes,” “No,” or “not reported.”

If the attendance information has not been reported, Oserve will advise the student that a reminder is sent to faculty and request that the student allow faculty time to respond.

If the attendance status was reported as “No” but the student states that he/she has attended, Oserve will suggest that the student contact his/her instructor to determine if he/she has met the attendance requirement for that class, and if so, to request that the faculty update attendance, allowing reasonable time for the faculty to do so.

Who do I contact for help?

For help with attendance reporting, please contact one of the following individuals in the Office of Financial Aid:

Andrea Morrow, Director (567) 661-7104

Jodie Smeltzer, Assistant Director of Compliance (567) 661-7345

For help with Ozone, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (567) 661-7120.

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 3:37 pm



Campus Parking

June 24th, 2019

Dear Faculty & Staff:

As we approach the end of the fiscal year, I am writing to inform you of a change to faculty/staff parking on our campuses.

Because there is ample parking on both of the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, the College is moving away from designated faculty/staff parking spaces. Beginning in July, Facilities will be re-striping the green faculty/staff parking spaces on both campuses. The metered parking and “Green Faculty/Staff Parking” signs will also be removed. All campus parking spaces will be open to students, faculty/staff, and members of the public. This also means that employee parking permits will no longer be required.

Should adequate campus parking become an issue in the future, the College will plan and implement faculty/staff designated parking procedures that address the situation.

Have an excellent summer.

Sincerely,

Steve Robinson, Ph.D.

President

Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 9:43 am