How this feedback process aligns with our mission, values, and vision
In order to advance science and build global leaders, all our students need to know that they are supported on an individual level. Providing a transformative education necessitates our careful attention to their experiences and an opportunity for them to provide constructive feedback that allows the College of Science to grow and make positive change in response to their experiences.
The aim of this feedback form is to provide all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests with a mechanism to provide both positive and negative feedback to the College of Science related their experiences in the College. It also provides the College information to create meaningful change.
This is part of a larger process, not just a feedback survey. This will enable the community to make real change in the College, starting with submitting a simple webform. This is a place to share experiences, describe problems, propose solutions and recognize successes. These can be about any class, research lab, department or person in the College of Science. This is not a place to share feedback about other offices, other colleges, or the University as a whole.
What this process is for
- Alerting the College of instances of bias and discrimination in the classroom, in advising, with other students, in departments, etc.
- Feedback about systems which oppress students, faculty, staff and guests of minoritized identities.
- Feedback about the College’s courses, instruction, advising, research and other academic topics.
- Concerns about one’s role as an undergraduate student worker or graduate employee in the College.
What this process is not for
- Emergencies – please dial 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency that needs to be addressed immediately.
- Grade disputes related to correct vs. incorrect answers on assignments or exams – speak with your instructor, then the department head. However, if you need assistance, reach out to your advisor or our Science Success Advisor, Jen Olarra.
- Feedback or concerns about other colleges – reach out to the head advisor of that college but if you need assistance, reach out to your advisor or our Science Success Advisor, Jen Olarra.
Report intake team members
The intake team is comprised of three College of Science (COS) faculty and staff members, one COS graduate student employee, one COS undergraduate student employee, and two people outside of the College, including at least one person on OSU Bias Response Team. Members will have training and a demonstrated interest in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the College. A professional employee will receive the form to screen for confidentially identifiable information that may need to be redacted prior to sending to the team. The team will address issues together with the exception of cases where students cannot participate for legal reasons. Team members will be rotated every three to four years.
Thus far, current members include (with more to join):
Integrative Biology Department Head
College of Science Student and Academic Affairs Associate Dean
College of Science student success advisor, CARE team, COVID ambassador
College of Science undergraduate student (biology '21)
Office of Institutional Diversity Assistant Vice President