Wednesday Wire: October 30, 2019

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Attention to Retention

  1. Welcome to Attention to Retention, your source for what is going on in college student retention here at ATI.  We will bring you updates from the Retention Task Force, information on retention, and provide you with opportunities to participate in shaping the culture of our school. 


  1. Dr. Wendy Klooster (Horticulture and Crop Science) will be hosting a round-table discussion about teaching strategies learned at the Lily Conference. The event is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students.

HR News

  1. Open Enrollment for 2020 benefits is Nov. 1-14, 2019. Benefit-eligible employees have the opportunity to evaluate and make elections for 2020. 

New Hires/Exits

  1. Jodie Holava will be joining Ohio State ATI as a Student Activities Leader (Coordinator-Student Programs) in Student Programming and Life.


  1. Updates from the subcommittees: Advising, Bookend Courses, Embedded/Cross-Sectional Components, Expected Learning Outcomes, and Regional Campuses

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  3. An order for employee name badges will be placed next week.

Recognition and Celebrations

  1. ATI faculty and staff who are the first generation in their family to graduate from college are invited to ATI's annual celebration of first-generation college students.


  1. The Innovate program is created with YOU in mind: educators, administrators and thought leaders interested in advancements in teaching, learning and technology. We're now accepting submissions from those who want to present at the Innovate: Transform conference on May 14, 2020.