A central recommendation of the first-year experience task force was to create a new organizational structure to oversee Oregon State University’s first-year experience. The Baccalaureate College is proposed as a close confederation of programs and people as well as a one-stop, central academic resource designed to meet the needs of new students as they transition into the university.
The Baccalaureate College will lay the foundations for students to create integrated, coherent and personally meaningful educational programs across their time at Oregon State. This structure will likely lead to increased retention rates by providing centralized, navigable support for student success.
Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement