The Conard Learning Center recently joined with the Bromfield Information Commons and the Writing Center in a progressive luncheon event aimed at educating students about the academic resources available to them in the three facilities.
Students enjoyed the event while they learned how to obtain help with math, writing, study skills, and the use of computers. They also learned how the Mansfield campus has begun transforming the existing library into the Bromfield Information Commons, a 21st century teaching and learning resource for access, use, and creation of academic content for the entire campus community.
Thompson to Raise Student Aspirations
Families play a significant role in the successful transition to college for today’s high school graduates.
OSU Mansfield has formalized this concept by developing a new position titled Family Engagement and Outreach Coordinator. Renee l. Thompson has recently joined the OSU-M staff in that role.
Thompson will help raise aspirations for higher education in local school districts by coordinating pre-college and college access programming and collaborating with existing community outreach programs. She will also assist other campus departments in developing, coordinating and executing outreach, recruitment and retention strategies for diverse populations.
Thompson will have offices on campus and in the Mansfield City Schools to be close to local high school students, teachers and staff.
“This solidifies our partnership with the university,” said Dan Freund, superintendent of Mansfield City Schools. “Renee will connect with families and we’re very excited about her participation. We will have a lot to learn from each other.”
Mansfield Campus Plans for Future
OSU Mansfield and North Central State College are now envisioning the next 50 years on the Mansfield campus by developing a new Framework Plan. This holistic planning process ensures the academic mission of each institution drives the physical environment, in alignment with financial projections.
While currently an internal partnership, there will be opportunities for community input on the draft plan at town meetings this fall. More information about the process may be found at www.mansfield.osu.edu. Click on “About OSU Mansfield” and then on “Framework Plan.”