Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Meets with Ozarka College

Published on August 28, 2014

Ozarka College had the privilege of hosting members of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) on August 15, 2014.   OSUIT's Division Chair, Mark Allen, and three Faculty members visited Ozarka College's Melbourne campus to discuss best practices in development education.

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is researching best practices in developmental education, as a part of their strategic initiative.   Chris Lorch, Ozarka College Associate Vice President of Academics, and Faculty members Anthony Burkhammer, Justin Ward, and Brandy Gore presented OSUIT with a tour of the Hawkes Learning System, from both the view of the student and the instructor.

"We reviewed the Hawkes software, the new web-based platform, our attendance policy, our accelerated developmental sequence, and our higher pass rates in comparison to a traditional math course," said Justin Ward, Ozarka College Math Instructor. "There was also a brief overview of the other math courses in which we implement the Hawkes software. Overall, OSUIT felt that if they were to adopt a system similar to ours, it would benefit both their faculty and students.

For more information about this meeting, please contact Chris Lorch, Ozarka College Associate Vice President of Academics, by calling 870.368.2071.