Students work together on math problems

Oregon State University was awarded $515,000 through the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) to support accelerated adoption of adaptive courseware and personalized learning systems in undergraduate courses. Funding will be used to offer individual and department-level incentives and create a support team of professionals to aid in implementation across the target departments. The goal is to incorporate interactive computer software to help improve the learning and knowledge retention of college students, especially to overcome the hurdles of highly complex mathematics and science. The project will directly support our institutional goals of raising the first-year retention rate at OSU from 83.8% to 90% and raising OSU’s six-year graduation rate from 63.1% to 70% for all undergraduate students.