Marian University promotes Elizabeth Osika to assistant provost for teaching and learning

by News Release | Aug 01, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Elizabeth Osika, Ph.D. has been promoted to assistant provost for teaching and learning at Marian University. Osika has served as the director of Marian’s Center for Teaching and Learning since January 2017. Her promotion is effective August 15, 2019.

In her new role, Osika will have responsibility for the leadership and oversight necessary to continually improve the learning experience for Marian University students, cultivate academic excellence at the university, and support the attainment of the strategic academic goals of the Provost’s Office and university. She will report to Alan Silva, Ph.D., provost.

“Dr. Osika has masterfully supported faculty during her time at Marian,” Silva said. “In her new role, Liz will continue to direct the CTL but will have expanded authority to partner with faculty, deans, committees, and programs to create and institute the training, support, and resources necessary to develop learning experiences that allow students to obtain and embody the university’s learning outcomes.”

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Osika said. “Marian’s faculty are truly devoted to our students and eager to learn and engage with strategies that will help them succeed. It’s extremely rewarding to partner with faculty to create high-quality learning experiences for our students and to continue building excellence across the university.”

Osika earned a B.A. in Business Administration from University of Illinois, a M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations/Human Resources from University of Illinois, a M.S. in Instructional Design from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University.

About Marian University Indianapolis

Founded in 1937, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Midwestern rankings to be named #10 Most Innovative Regional University, #24 Best Value University, and #38 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.

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