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Faculty Engagement

Faculty engagement is a centerpiece of the Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP). Research shows that interaction with faculty, both formal and informal, is a predictor of student success. That is why STEP has made it a priority to create an environment at Ohio State in which faculty and students develop meaningful academic and intellectual engagement.

Through STEP, students are matched with select faculty members who guide them through an exploration of education-enhancing experiences, interact with students one-on-one and in groups, and provide advice and mentoring that will help students in their transition from student to globally-minded professional.

“STEP has given me two invaluable things—the opportunity to follow a dream and a passionate faculty member to help me do that…. My mentor has helped me develop personally and professionally in an environment specific to my goals.”

                                                                                                             – Katie Hill, STEP Participant 2013-2014