The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) is a consortium of 11 large public research universities dedicated to improving educational outcomes and degree completion for all students regardless of socioeconomic background. At Oregon State University, we work with our colleagues in the UIA to identify innovative practices that will help more students graduate, adapt those practices to serve a broader range of students and then share what we learned with the higher education community. Insights from our collaboration with the UIA are informing the Undergraduate Student Success Initiative and numerous projects across campus to benefit students.

University Innovation Alliance Partners

The 11 UIA institutions share a common commitment to supporting and enhancing success for all students, particularly those from first-generation, low-income and other traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

  • Oregon State University
  • University of California - Riverside
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Kansas
  • Iowa State University
  • Purdue University
  • Michigan State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Central Florida

OSU Contacts

Alix Gitelman
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
University Innovation Alliance Co-Liaison
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Jesse Nelson
Associate Provost for Academic Achievement 
University Innovation Alliance Co-Liaison
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Alex Aljets
University Innovation Alliance Fellow
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