about pave

The Program for Academic Vision & Empowerment (PAVE) was designed to support and empower students with the skills needed to excel in college and beyond. Students are admitted to PAVE who have not fully met ORU’s admission requirements but are identified as being able to handle the rigors of college. Through PAVE, students cultivate habits, skills and qualities needed to realize their full potential.

Vision Statement: “PAVEing the Way to Success”
Vision Scripture: “So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear…” (1 Peter 1:13 MSG)

PAVE Objectives

  • Provide an environment that promotes active learning and academic development
  • Assist students in the development of good learning habits
  • Assist in developing student confidence
  • Teach students self-management and metacognitive skills
  • Provide direction on how to utilize other support services provided by the university

  • Tutoring
  • Course Enrollment
  • Creating Course Calendars
  • Coaching
  • Academic Advising
  • Study Groups
  • Academic Workshops

PAVE will:

  • Provide an environment conducive for studying and completing assignments
  • Provide academic support and tutoring
  • Encourage responsibility for personal success
  • Develop discipline and successful study habits
  • Assist students with networking and accessing support services
  • Encourage peer support
  • Increase scholarships for excelling students

PAVE students are required to:

  • Attend PAVE Study Hall a minimum of 2 hours per week each semester.
  • Complete Placement Exams for Math & Reading
  • Pass all classes with a grade of C or better
  • Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Enroll in Developmental courses to improve preparation
  • Consult with PAVE Coordinator before dropping or withdrawing from a course.

Dr. Carolyn Stubbs
PAVE Program Coordinator

Email: castubbs@oru.edu
Phone: 918.495.6186

Dr. Doug Lebsack
Assistant Professor of Education

Email: dlebsack@oru.edu

Dr. Libby Adjei
Assistant Professor of Education

Email: ladjei@oru.edu
Phone: 918.495.6305


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