President Schill has mounted an ambitious campaign to increase UO’s four-year graduation rate through better advising, predictive analytics, and what a Nobel prize winning economist might call “nudges” such as encouraging new students to self-identify as the “Class of 2021” etc.
Some have suggested that, in comparison to Schill, previous UO leadership may have tried to milk our students for extra tuition money by encouraging them to stick around for another year.
I have no idea if any of UO’s past presidents would have really stooped to that level, but the list of awards just released by the Dean of Students does contain one interesting outlier among the prizes for Seniors:
In all seriousness, the link to the DoS webpage for nominating students for awards is here. The form is well-designed and it’s a simple matter to nominate some of your students for some of the many awards. I encourage everyone to do so. The categories range from freshpersons to graduate students, and include non-traditional students too.