Vision 2020: Priorities and Initiatives

The Office of Academic Affairs works year-round to ensure and increase student success. At the heart of all priorities and initiatives, is the success of every student.  Through strong collaboration and teamwork across all University units, a campus retention and completion structure provides the framework for university-wide accountability for student success.

Priorities and Initiatives

Academic Program Review

Academic Program Review

Academic program review is an important component of ensuring academic quality across all programs.

OAA Priorities & Initiatives Student Assessment 

Student Learning Assessment

The University of Akron is preparing for a Higher Learning Commission visit in Spring 2015 to address assessment of student learning.

Students on campus

Pathways for Student Academic Success

A new model for student achievement that focuses on student preparedness.

Evening and Weekend Programs

Evening Program/Weekend College and Online Learning Opportunities

UA is focusing on delivering programs in flexible ways, by providing more courses and programs online and making programs available in the evenings and on weekends to fit busy schedules.

General Education Revision

General Education Revision

In May 2013, the General Education Revision Committee submitted their final report titled General Education Learning Outcomes and Implementation Plan.

Achieving Distinction

Achieving Distinction: A Strategic Investment Initiative

The University of Akron is investing in the targeted areas of regional solutions, health care and medicine, the human condition, and innovative technologies to support the execution of Vision 2020.

Curriculum Guides

Online Undergraduate Curriculum Guides

Newly revised online undergraduate curriculum guides provide students with clear pathways to degree completion.

Three-year degree pathways

Three-year Pathways to a Baccalaureate Degree

Students who enter The University of Akron as a first semester freshman may be able to complete some baccalaureate programs in three years.

Choose Ohio First

Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program

The scholarship program aims to produce graduates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields at The University of Akron.