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"We had people come to us ...
"We had people come to us with concerns," said Michael Pratt, dean of Miami University's regional campuses, including those in Hamilton and Middletown.
"Our answer is you still will be able to (take remedial courses) on the regional campuses."
The move is being done to help students save money as the cost of higher education continues to rise faster than inflation and student loan debt reaches $1 trillion.
"Regional campuses and community colleges might see an uptick in the number of students that come to us first," said Pratt
, adding that for the Miami campuses, there probably will be minimal changes in enrollment since "Miami University Oxford
has a more selective admissions process."
Miami's Oxford campus has never offered remedial courses.
Providing remedial education, especially in math and writing, is essential for the branch campuses because of the demographics of the students who go there, Pratt
"Many of them are first-generation college students," he
"We're looking to expand that relationship because it is staffed by professionals who understand the demands of a student who enters the university," Pratt
Both campuses offer summer courses for new students that provide an orientation to college life and a refresher on study skills.
At Hamilton, the course is called Get Up To Speed (GUTS), and at Middletown, it's Summer Time Enrichment Program (STEPS).
"There's a lot of interest in those courses," Pratt
Representatives from the Military Order ...
Representatives from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 31, also will be on hand to sign the official "Purple Heart University" designation with Dr. G. Michael Pratt, associate provost and dean of the regional campuses, Smith said.
We are very fortunate to be one of the recipients of the TRIO grant as the SSS program goals are completely in alignment with the University's goals and this money affords us the opportunity to support students who need it the most," said Dr. G. Michael Pratt, Associate Provost and Dean of the Regional Campuses for Miami University.
G. Michael Pratt, director of the Center for Historic and Military Archaeology at Heidelberg College, will lead the excavation.Mannik and Smith Inc., an environmental consulting firm in Maumee, will assist with the project.
"We don't know for sure what's out there," Mr. Pratt
said."The electromagnetic information gives us a good idea what to expect, but not exactly what to expect."
The excavation is expected to take several days.Crews will first remove some top soil and examine the ground to see how many graves exist.
"Depending on where we see evidence there are graves, our second step would be to dig down to a level that would let us go in with hand-powered tools and excavate and remove the remains," Mr. Pratt
The excavation is being organized by R.C.Young, the owner of the property; CSB Investors, the developers of the subdivision, and officials from Lucas County and the city of Maumee.
G. Michael Pratt visits ...
G. Michael Pratt visits campuses in Middletown, Hamilton
G. Michael Pratt began his new job as Miami University's dean of regional campuses on Thursday, July 1. Before he considers changes to the way the campuses are managed, he says he wants to get to know the faces and places and take care of personnel issues before classes start.
Staff photo by Samantha Grier G. Michael Pratt began his new job as Miami University's dean of regional campuses on Thursday, July 1.
considers changes to the way the campuses are managed, he
wants to get to know the faces and places and take care of personnel issues before classes start.
G. Michael Pratt
, the associate provost and dean of regional campuses for Miami University
, at his
office on the Miami University Middletown campus Thursday July 1.
HAMILTON - The move to regionalize Miami University's branch campuses under one administrative umbrella is going to take some time, said G. Michael Pratt, who began his job as Miami University's dean of regional campuses on Thursday, July 1.
Pratt, 60, returns to the area after serving as the associate vice president for academic affairs at Heidelberg University in Tiffin.
A Middletown native, he attended Miami University Middletown and graduated from the Oxford campus in 1973.
He went on to earn a master's and doctorate at Case Western Reserve University.
"Miami didn't put me here to implement a plan, but to create a plan, and it has to be a collaborative effort on the part of all the people involved," he
said that it will take his
first year, maybe longer, to create a strategic plan for regionalization and to put a timeline on it, and he
understands the importance of each campus to the communities they respectively serve as "a generator of economic, social and human capital."
"These two campuses have their own personalities and have had for some time," he
Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
The luncheon will feature Janet Baker, Superintendent, Hamilton City Schools; G. Michael Pratt, Regional Dean, Miami University; Brian Pendergest, Principal, Badin High School; and Bill Miller, CEO, Butler Tech.