Chair & Director Mailing

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The Chair and Director Mailing is issued each Thursday morning via email. Please submit listings to asccomm@osu.edu for inclusion by noon each Tuesday.

Circulation Information

The Chair and Director Mailing is emailed to the following: Department chairs; school directors; center directors; chair assistants; departmental managers; key ASC HR Generalists; key ASC Program Managers. If you are not currently receiving this email and are a member of these groups, please contact asccomm@osu.edu.

Sept. 3

Message from the Dean

 
Dear Colleagues,
 
As we progress through the second week of this extraordinary semester, I continue to appreciate the flexible and collaborative leadership everyone is demonstrating as we navigate the challenges we face. Since classes began, I have had walking meetings and email exchanges with many of you.
 
From these conversations, here are some of the observations you have shared: 
  • Awareness of a few issues with technology and room assignments;
  • Surprise that the campus feels far less populated than normal;
  • Pleasure at how engaged and eager the students are in their hybrid and in person classes;
  • Concern about whether we’ll make it through the semester and what it would mean if we cannot.
We have talked as well about budget issues. Two town halls are scheduled over the next couple of weeks, one for faculty and staff and one for graduate students. We’re still sorting out some questions about format for both sessions. As we plan, we will welcome your help in two areas: 1) Please discuss with your colleagues some of the information that we have shared about our approach to managing the reductions as well as the summary of work by the Budget Advisory Committee. 2.) Please send us suggestions about topics and issues you think we should address before opening up the conversation to live questions and answers. For the graduate student session, we would welcome feedback from any department level graduate student organizations and the graduate studies directors as well. Please send any of this information to Kevin Leonardi.
 
We know that there continues to be fear and anxiety among some of our graduate students. Issues that have been identified include the absence of COLA raises this year; concerns (now mostly resolved) about our ability to pay fees or stipends for international students who cannot return to the US; concerns about the safety of teaching hybrid or face to face classes; and a general desire for a stronger commitment to shared sacrifice and social equity in a time of budget reductions. Moreover, it seems that there has been a persistent sense of distrust and frustration among graduate students over their communications with various administrative leaders (from chairs through the provost).
 
I know that we are all working to address these concerns within the departments and the college, within the constraints of our current circumstances. Beyond the college, we are advocating for solutions to these concerns with the central administration. Many of you have shared with me that you are focused on how we can continue support for our sixth-year students where appropriate, and we are talking this through program by program to see what might be possible. Yet, I also believe that we need to have more dialogue, information sharing and context setting with our graduate students around some of these issues. In a year of significant budget reductions, I believe that prioritizing protecting employment over providing COLA raises is appropriate. It also seems some are misjudging the risk entailed with hybrid or face to face teaching assignments (for a thoughtful discussion of risk, see this op-ed). In order to strengthen lines of communication in both directions, then, we need you to help us better understand the concerns being raised by graduate students and to share with them information from the college and departments. As the academic leaders for the college, we should all commit to listening, conveying information, and responding to concerns as best we can.

Best wishes,
Gretchen
 

Announcements

Virtual Town Halls for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Please share with faculty, staff and graduate students.
Now that the College of Arts and Sciences has some initial projections for its budget for this current fiscal year, we are looking forward to hosting two virtual town halls this month to share more information directly with our college community. The first will provide a budget overview and address faculty and staff questions and concerns, and the second will address the budget and related concerns for our graduate students:   For more information ahead of these town halls, we encourage anyone interested to review the Budget Advisory Committee's executive summary, which summarizes the committee's work and recommendations. We also encourage department chairs and directors to facilitate broader conversations about these issues in their units.
 

Safe and Healthy Student Ambassador Program

Please share with faculty and staff.
To do more within our spaces to care for one another and promote our safe and healthy guidelines, particularly for our students, we are creating a Safe and Healthy Student Ambassador Program within Arts and Sciences. Through this peer health initiative, Arts and Sciences student volunteers will provide student-focused outreach and education and reinforce positive behaviors within our college facilities. Ambassadors will distribute disposable masks, encourage proper mask wearing and physical distancing, provide directions to hand sanitizer stations and sinks, and provide feedback to college leadership.
 
If you have observations to share from our buildings, including observations of healthy behaviors being followed or not followed, please share them here. This input will help our student ambassadors serve our community in an impactful way. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Guerrero, who is managing this program for the college.

 



Aug. 27

Message from the Dean

Colleagues,
 
Thank you for the time we spent together last Friday, as we worked to develop plans for responding to calls for racial justice, and this past Tuesday, as we discussed our efforts to manage the college’s budget over the coming year and beyond. In both conversations I was heartened to see all of you respond to the call for shared leadership.
 
Last Friday’s retreat allowed us to help each other as we address structural racism and calls for social equity. Our success as educators and researchers depends on our ability to create a truly inclusive and diverse environment that welcomes and supports the participation of faculty, staff and students from all backgrounds. As we seek to fulfill our land-grant mission, we must work together to respond to the issue of racial injustice, which expresses itself within a national landscape that is marked by disparities – in health, economic opportunities, criminal justice and educational outcomes, among other things. I was encouraged on Friday to see the spirit of creativity and collaboration that you brought to this work. I learned things and was energized by the good ideas that were shared. Many of you told me that you enjoyed getting to know colleagues from other divisions, and that you are excited by the prospect of working together over the coming year. In the weeks ahead, we will also share some of the plans that are emerging at the college level in response to structural racism and ask for your feedback.
 
On Tuesday we discussed the budget. Arts and Sciences – like every other college and non-college unit at the university – is managing a significant budget reduction for FY21. Addressing these reductions will not be easy. Just as we are asking all of you to do, within the dean’s office, we are reducing spending across a number of areas and leaving positions unfilled. We are scheduling meetings with each department or school to talk through your feedback on how best to handle these reductions within your domain. We are also working to strengthen our capacity to generate new revenue through new certificates and degree programs and increased support for sponsored research. As we grow new revenue as a college, it will be invested in research, creative and educational excellence back in your units.
 
Our ability to navigate these challenges depends not just on smart decisions and investments, but also on the goodwill and collaborative efforts of all of our faculty, graduate students and staff. In our meeting earlier this week, we shared a fact sheet about how the college is managing the budget this year. Please discuss this with your faculty, staff and students before our upcoming town halls on the budget. Details on these town hall meetings will be shared across the college in the coming days. From these discussions, let us know about the questions, concerns and ideas that emerge within your units. While there are difficult choices to make over the year ahead, we will be more successful in navigating these issues if we work to have honest and well-informed conversations about the budget throughout the college.
 
Finally, another reflection from this past week. Last Thursday we held an orientation for new ASC faculty. I was encouraged and humbled (as I always am) by the amazing talent of our new colleagues who are joining us across the college – in Communication, History, Math, Microbiology, Psychology, and WGSS, among other places. The new faculty who participated wanted to know about research support and about resources for teaching. They were eager to get each other’s contact information – imagine what it must be like to form a new cohort in this environment? When you can, please reach out to these new colleagues. Check back on the college website soon for information about our new faculty.
 
Then over the weekend, I participated in Move-In. As students, parents, siblings and extended family poured out of cars, vans and trucks stuffed with belongings, I passed out sanitized carts and answered questions. There were pictures, hugs, a lot of Target bags, and a few tears. Seeing those eager young students and their families – nervous, excited, at an important transition moment in their lives – was a great reminder of what we do and why it matters.
 
Best wishes to all of you for the semester ahead,
 
Gretchen
 

Announcements

Supporting faculty and staff who have caregiving obligations

Since the onset of the pandemic and the start of remote work in March, many of our colleagues unexpectedly became full-time caregivers on top of their roles at work. As we begin this fall semester, many will continue balancing their care for others with their professional responsibilities. This pandemic has already magnified existing inequities, particularly of gender and race. A recent survey conducted by The Women’s Place found that faculty and staff attested to the disproportionately gendered impact that COVID-19 is having on women and their professional development, especially for women of color and caregivers. One of the places where we can make a difference is in recognizing the extra burdens that have been placed on some of our faculty because of COVID and accounting for those in our teaching and service assignments.
 
As leaders in the college, it is incumbent on all of us to demonstrate compassion and flexibility while guarding against these widening inequities. The Women’s Place has published guidance for supporting employees and students who are providing care while balancing work responsibilities. Additionally, the Office of Human Resources has comprehensive guidance and options for employees with caregiving responsibilities, including telework, flexible work and various leave options during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Let us do our shared part to build a culture of care within our college so we can best support our valued staff and faculty.
 

Pay schedule change for 9-month appointment faculty

Please share with faculty.
The pay schedule for nine-month faculty paid over 12 months (9/12) will be adjusted starting in August 2020. The start date of the 9/12 pay cycle shifted from Sept. 1 to Aug. 15, which better aligns with the academic year on-duty period. On Aug. 31, 2020, continuing faculty with nine-month appointments will receive a substantially larger payment than other months due to this one-time overlap between the end of the 2019-2020 academic year pay and the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year pay. Impacted faculty can expect to see the following payments on their August 2020 paycheck:
  • Payment 1: Appointment payout due for 2019-2020 academic year equal to one-twelfth of annual salary. Effective dated 8/1/20-8/14/20.
  • Payment 2: First payment for 2020-2021 academic year equal to one-half of one-twelfth of annual salary. Effective dated 8/15/20-8/31/20.

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Matching funds for proposals for Ohio State's Seed Funds for Racial Justice

Please share with faculty.
The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is steadfast in its commitment to cross-disciplinary research and creative practices that address struggles for racial justice and empower faculty and students to contribute to society as change agents. To further these continuing commitments and in support of Ohio State’s Call for Action on Racial Justice, GAHDT is pleased to announce a 1:1 matching funds opportunity in conjunction with the Seed Fund for Racial Justice for projects awarded seed grants that foreground arts and humanities methods, orientations and interventions.

On Thursday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., GAHDT will host a brainstorming and consultation Zoom workshop to seed innovative, exploratory research approaches and creative ideas that will yield final proposals to Ohio State’s Seed Grant Competition.
 

Global Arts + Humanities Small Grants for Graduate Students

Please share with graduate students.
The Society of Fellows Small Grants for Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Research is designed to enhance opportunities for graduate students (PhD and MFA) in the arts and humanities to advance their research and/or creative practice fostering cross-disciplinary inquiry in alignment with GAHDT’s Society of Fellows and its annual theme: Human Rights Pasts and Futures. GAHDT plans to award up to 20 small research grants annually. Grants will total $2,500 and must be expended between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021. Applications are due Aug. 30.

Aug. 20

Message from the Dean

Colleagues,
 
And so it begins. We are now less than a week away from the start of classes – hopeful, anxious, and uncertain about how the fall will unfold. This week’s news about UNC Chapel Hill was a stark reminder of how tentative our plans are, and how much we are dependent on things that aren’t entirely under our control – like the willingness of college students to follow safe campus guidance or the availability of reagents in the state and nation. We can be smart and proactive, we can learn from the experiences of others (both good and bad), and we can see that there are places in the country and the world that are managing to navigate public life successfully in the context of this pandemic. That said, we also need to acknowledge that our plans must be subject to change and revision as conditions warrant.
 
On top of this, two other major challenges loom over the fall – dealing with budget reductions, and addressing concerns about structural racism and social equity in the midst of a particularly volatile political season.
 
Briefly on our budget – the current projection is that our PBA funding for FY21 includes a $22.1 million reduction over FY20, which amounts to about 7.5%. Of that amount, we are being asked to take a bit more than half of it in permanent reductions this year (the rest will be managed with cash this year), with the hope that we will be able to grow revenue in a way that will offset some of the remaining shortfall before FY22. So the effective longer term reduction is likely to be somewhere between 5 – 7.5%. Where that lands will depend on the efforts we undertake and their success.
 
How should we think about this budget shortfall? It is harmful and takes us in the wrong direction. It will mean we are unable to do many important things that would advance the academic and social well-being of our faculty, graduate students and staff. It means we cannot fund computer replacements, travel, conferences, or speakers. It means we have to prioritize internal research spending for assistant professors and graduate students who are completing dissertation work over tenured faculty. It means employing fewer student workers and seeking other staffing solutions when staff members depart or retire. It means that faculty hires we want and need to make will have to be postponed. But we will get through this. We have plans for how to speed our recovery so we can invest in educational research and creative excellence across the college. I need your help in executing these plans successfully – which we will talk about at a department chairs and school directors meeting next week.
 
I know that some of you feel that the conversation about racial justice, while important, is more than we can take on in the midst of everything else we are managing. I know that others feel that this conversation has taken too long to arrive and you are doubtful that the college or university is capable or willing to really address this issue. My own view is that we cannot avoid this conversation whether we feel ready for it or not. It is here, and will inevitably be a presence in our classrooms, our department meetings, and our graduate recruitment efforts. We need to equip our staff, faculty, and graduate students for a year in which we will be called upon to recognize and address social inequities that we are (wittingly or unwittingly) party to, and to bring our institution more fully in line with the ideals we all value – opportunity, equality, fairness, honest dialogue, inclusion and diversity. We will start down that path at our chairs retreat on Friday. I know I am asking a lot of all of you to give five hours to this effort, and I realize that this is one more commitment in your week at a very busy time of year. I would not ask this of you if I did not believe that this matters to our mission, and to our success as educators and researchers. Thank you for your participation.
 
Finally, as we wade into what will likely be a challenging and memorable semester, I want to ask for your help. As leaders for your units you all work hard to solve problems, address concerns, and tend to the well-being of the people you work with. Along with the rest of the folks in the dean’s office, I try to do the same – to support all of our departments and programs, and to tend to the well-being of our faculty, staff and students. You are right to bring me your concerns and your advice on the decisions that we make. But I would also ask you to be partners with me and the rest of the dean’s office – to be part of a broader shared leadership for the whole college. Doing that entails being a translator (helping your faculty and students to understand what the college is contending with and helping the college to understand the concerns in our unit), a collaborator (both helping and learning from folks in other units facing similar challenges) and a problem solver (proposing sensible and achievable solutions that are mindful of our resource constraints). The alternative might be to have a less generous and supportive culture in which we snipe at each other and the outcomes are worse for us all.
 
As leaders together, I want all of us to be worthy of the excellence and potential of the people in our college. To do that successfully, especially now, we need to help one another.
 
Thank you, 
Gretchen
 

Announcements

Opening student-facing offices in Arts and Sciences

With next week’s resumption of on-campus instruction, chairs and directors should ensure that their Return to Campus plans reflect that all student-facing, administrative offices are “open” during business hours. Please ensure that your unit office is staffed by at least one person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., though it will be fine for departments in the same building and in near proximity to collaborate in “covering” each other’s front desk (In this case, there must be clear signage to ensure clarity for students and other visitors). By Monday, Aug. 24, please report your “open office” plans to Associate Dean Sergio Soave.
 
All students and visitors to offices are required to follow the safe and healthy guidelines, including by completing a daily health checkwearing face masksmaintaining physical distancing and practicing good hand hygiene.
 

Together as Buckeyes training and pledge

Please share with faculty and staff.
Students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online training course and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge. The 10-minute training is available through BuckeyeLearn, and the training pledge must be signed before returning to campus, and no later than Aug. 25. Please encourage colleagues in your department, center or office to complete the training as soon as possible. More information is available on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.
 

Pay schedule change for 9-month appointment faculty

Please share with faculty.
The pay schedule for nine-month faculty paid over 12 months (9/12) will be adjusted starting in August 2020. The start date of the 9/12 pay cycle shifted from Sept. 1 to Aug. 15, which better aligns with the academic year on-duty period. On Aug. 31, 2020, continuing faculty with nine-month appointments will receive a substantially larger payment than other months due to this one-time overlap between the end of the 2019-2020 academic year pay and the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year pay. Impacted faculty can expect to see the following payments on their August 2020 paycheck:
  • Payment 1: Appointment payout due for 2019-2020 academic year equal to one-twelfth of annual salary. Effective dated 8/1/20-8/14/20.
  • Payment 2: First payment for 2020-2021 academic year equal to one-half of one-twelfth of annual salary. Effective dated 8/15/20-8/31/20.

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Matching funds for proposals for Ohio State's Seed Funds for Racial Justice

Please share with faculty.
The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is steadfast in its commitment to cross-disciplinary research and creative practices that address struggles for racial justice and empower faculty and students to contribute to society as change agents. To further these continuing commitments and in support of Ohio State’s Call for Action on Racial Justice, GAHDT is pleased to announce a 1:1 matching funds opportunity in conjunction with the Seed Fund for Racial Justice for projects awarded seed grants that foreground arts and humanities methods, orientations and interventions.

On Thursday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., GAHDT will host a brainstorming and consultation Zoom workshop to seed innovative, exploratory research approaches and creative ideas that will yield final proposals to Ohio State’s Seed Grant Competition.
 

Global Arts + Humanities Small Grants for Graduate Students

Please share with graduate students.
The Society of Fellows Small Grants for Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Research is designed to enhance opportunities for graduate students (PhD and MFA) in the arts and humanities to advance their research and/or creative practice fostering cross-disciplinary inquiry in alignment with GAHDT’s Society of Fellows and its annual theme: Human Rights Pasts and Futures. GAHDT plans to award up to 20 small research grants annually. Grants will total $2,500 and must be expended between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021. Applications are due Aug. 30.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
Aug. 25: Together as Buckeyes training and pledge due.

Aug. 13

Action required: Employee return phase

 
Please continue to review the weekly employee work status reports provided each Monday by your HR Business Partner, Peggy Link or Jennifer Prak, and respond as quickly as possible with employee status updates for your area or if you have any questions about this request. HR is tracking the Return Phase for all employees. This information is vital to return-to-campus planning efforts.
 

Announcements

New Faculty Orientation registration open

As you welcome new faculty to your units, please encourage them to register for New Faculty Orientation. You may direct them here to register or for additional information.
 
Orientation is open to all new faculty hired since last year’s orientation in August. Day 1, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, will focus on an introduction to Ohio State and the resources available, and Day 2, on Thursday, Aug. 20, will focus on roles as teachers.  
 
Every year, the majority of our registrations are a direct result of your invitation. We appreciate your help ensuring a great start for every new faculty member at Ohio State!

NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a brief additional orientation meeting for new faculty on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 3:45 to 5 p.m. to introduce some of the college team and provide college-specific resources. This event will occur virtually on Zoom. Please encourage new faculty to RSVP here.
 

Together as Buckeyes training and pledge

Students, faculty and staff are required to complete an online training course and the Together As Buckeyes Pledge. The 10-minute training is available through BuckeyeLearn, and the training pledge must be signed before returning to campus, and no later than Aug. 25. Please encourage colleagues in your department, center or office to complete the training as soon as possible. More information is available on the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.
 

Promotion and Tenure

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members.
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates:
  • Aug. 21, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 15, 9 - 11 a.m.
All will be held virtually, on Zoom, or on-campus. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here.
 

Updated Administrative Gateway documents

Please share with faculty and staff.
For Promotion and Tenure, materials from the dossier prep workshop have been posted under Workshops and a “What’s New in ASC Promotion and Tenure 2020-2021” document has been posted under Processes & Guidelines. Finally, a reminder to use the most recent versions of OAA forms available here.

Aug. 6

Action required: Employee return phase

 

I am asking for your partnership in providing the work status of your faculty, staff and graduate students to your HR Business Partner. This information is vital to return-to-campus planning efforts. If you have not already done so, please review the spreadsheet located here — https://osu.box.com/s/wsad9dm8hcqch9e9sqkni8p60fbm3jxv — and identify the Return Phase for all employees currently listed as “Unknown/TBD” with the option of August 1-15, August 16-30 or Teleworking Indefinitely. Please contact your HR Business Partner, Peggy Link or Jennifer Prak, as quickly as possible with employee status updates for your area or if you have any questions about this request.

 

Announcements

New Faculty Orientation registration open

As you welcome new faculty to your units, please encourage them to register for New Faculty Orientation. You may direct them here to register or for additional information.
 
Orientation is open to all new faculty hired since last year’s orientation in August. Day 1, on Wednesday, Aug. 19, will focus on an introduction to Ohio State and the resources available, and Day 2, on Thursday, Aug. 20, will focus on roles as teachers.  
 
Every year, the majority of our registrations are a direct result of your invitation. We appreciate your help ensuring a great start for every new faculty member at Ohio State!

NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a brief additional orientation meeting for new faculty on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 3:45 to 5 p.m. to introduce some of the college team and provide college-specific resources. This event will occur virtually on Zoom. Please encourage new faculty to RSVP here.
 

ASC Undergraduate Newsletter call for submissions and deadlines

Will your department offer a “virtual” open house for current students who would like to add a second major or a minor? Does your department have an active student organization that you would like to promote? We can help you reach current Arts and Sciences undergraduate students through the college’s monthly student e-newsletter. Send suggested content to Ann Rottersman, director of student programs. Newsletter content and publication deadlines may be found here. (Note: All submissions are subject to review, and submission does not guarantee inclusion.)
 

Departmental student organizations

Helping our undergraduate students form connections is even more important during this time of physical distancing and virtual classes. An important way that our students engage with one another and with their academic department is through your department’s student organizations. One of the ways we help students identify these opportunities and encourage them to make these connections is by sharing information found here on the Arts and Sciences website.

If your department’s student organization is not listed or if you would like your student organization to be featured in the undergraduate e-newsletter, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.
 

Join ASC Undergraduate Recruitment this August for the Annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day

The College of Arts and Sciences Office of Undergraduate Recruitment invites you to our annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update meeting on Monday, Aug. 10 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This year's event will be hosted virtually via Zoom. We will present the usual update on our undergraduate recruitment efforts for this cycle. Presentations will also include updates on building the incoming class and the 2021 admissions cycle from Undergraduate Admissions, as well as best practices presentations from a few of our ASC colleagues. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 7
 
If you know someone who should attend, we encourage you to share this invitation. For additional information, contact Chinwe Okpalaoka, director of undergraduate recruitment.
 

Promotion and Tenure

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members.
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates:
  • Aug. 21, 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 15, 9 - 11 a.m.
All will be held virtually, on Zoom, or on-campus. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here.
 

Updated Administrative Gateway documents

Please share with faculty and staff.
For Promotion and Tenure, materials from the dossier prep workshop have been posted under Workshops and a “What’s New in ASC Promotion and Tenure 2020-2021” document has been posted under Processes & Guidelines. Finally, a reminder to use the most recent versions of OAA forms available here.

July 30

Announcements

Flash Talks, Trends and Advancing Student Success

Please share with faculty.
As autumn 2020 approaches, student support continues to change in response to our evolving environment. As such, Career Success would like to invite colleagues from across the college to participate in Communities and Connections for Student Achievement, a virtual engagement intended to support academic departments and partners who advance student success. 

In addition to learning about trends related to student, employer and alumni volunteers, participants will have the option to attend flash talks based on needs and interests of their department. 

Please share with colleagues who are situated to support student competency development, creating meaningful engagement with external constituents (e.g., alumni volunteers), and leveraging technologies that reach all students. Please learn more and RSVP for this engagement here.
 

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week July 27-31

Please share with faculty and staff.
This week Ohio State is recognizing Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week! In recognition of your contributions and dedication to advancing the university’s mission, several virtual events and activities are planned to thank all Ohio State faculty and staff. Activities being offered include virtual tours of university landmarks including Ohio Stadium, special interest webinars, promotions, discounts and ticket offers as well as other offerings. As part of the university’s Be Kind initiative, you are also encouraged to show appreciation for your colleagues by sending virtual thank you and kudo messages from https://kind.osu.edu/kudos.
 

Culture engagement survey and July focus groups

Please share with faculty and staff.
Thank you to those who have participated in the ongoing focus group discussions on the culture of the College of Arts and Sciences. To help us build on those discussions and to ensure we are capturing a broad representation of our faculty and staff colleagues, we have created a survey for you to share your experiences and ideas – including both what is working well and what must be improved in Arts and Sciences.
 
BEGIN SURVEY
 
In addition to the survey, the college will be continuing to host focus groups over the coming months for more in-depth discussions. Please consider joining the upcoming meeting:

Tuesday, August 4, at 2 p.m. (faculty/staff open call)
 

Teaching for student success town halls

Please share with instructors.
Geared toward instructors and teaching assistants but open to all Ohio State faculty and staff, these town halls feature a collaboration of individuals from multiple campuses, colleges and units across the university and were organized with guidance from students, too. Registration is required.

Reducing stress and building connection
Tuesday, July 28, 3-4 p.m.
According to a university-wide survey conducted this spring after the COVID-19 shutdown, instructors faced challenges transitioning to new ways of teaching and connecting with their students. Students reported finding difficulties accessing technology, their instructors and each other. This town hall will present a variety of strategies for establishing and maintaining a rapport with students and enhancing the learning experience. 

Creating inclusive learning spaces, wherever and however they occur
Tuesday, August 4, 3-4 p.m.
COVID-19 has presented new challenges for many students while amplifying existing challenges for vulnerable populations. Additionally, the world has taken a stand on racial injustice and elevating diverse voices. This session explores the opportunity to create more inclusive and welcoming learning environments that honor the diverse needs and preferences of students during this unprecedented time.

Integrating resources and pathways for support
Tuesday, August 11, 3-4 p.m.
Students struggle with a number of issues, including food insecurity, access to technology, transitions to virtual learning, loss of income, uncertainty about housing and mental health challenges. Students in these circumstances will certainly struggle in unique ways in their courses as they encounter gaps in their basic needs. This session will showcase resources and pathways that can be integrated into courses to make a powerful difference for students who face these circumstances.

July 23

Announcements

Culture engagement survey and July focus groups

Please share with faculty and staff.
Thank you to those who have participated in the ongoing focus group discussions on the culture of the College of Arts and Sciences. To help us build on those discussions and to ensure we are capturing a broad representation of our faculty and staff colleagues, we have created a survey for you to share your experiences and ideas – including both what is working well and what must be improved in Arts and Sciences.
 
BEGIN SURVEY
 
In addition to the survey, the college will be continuing to host focus groups over the coming months for more in-depth discussions. Please consider joining one of the upcoming meetings:

Tuesday, July 28, at 11 a.m. (staff)
Tuesday, August 4, at 2 p.m. (faculty/staff open call)
 

Teaching for student success town halls

Please share with instructors.
Geared toward instructors and teaching assistants but open to all Ohio State faculty and staff, these town halls feature a collaboration of individuals from multiple campuses, colleges and units across the university and were organized with guidance from students, too. Registration is required.

Reducing stress and building connection
Tuesday, July 28, 3-4 p.m.
According to a university-wide survey conducted this spring after the COVID-19 shutdown, instructors faced challenges transitioning to new ways of teaching and connecting with their students. Students reported finding difficulties accessing technology, their instructors and each other. This town hall will present a variety of strategies for establishing and maintaining a rapport with students and enhancing the learning experience. 

Creating inclusive learning spaces, wherever and however they occur
Tuesday, August 4, 3-4 p.m.
COVID-19 has presented new challenges for many students while amplifying existing challenges for vulnerable populations. Additionally, the world has taken a stand on racial injustice and elevating diverse voices. This session explores the opportunity to create more inclusive and welcoming learning environments that honor the diverse needs and preferences of students during this unprecedented time.

Integrating resources and pathways for support
Tuesday, August 11, 3-4 p.m.
Students struggle with a number of issues, including food insecurity, access to technology, transitions to virtual learning, loss of income, uncertainty about housing and mental health challenges. Students in these circumstances will certainly struggle in unique ways in their courses as they encounter gaps in their basic needs. This session will showcase resources and pathways that can be integrated into courses to make a powerful difference for students who face these circumstances.

July 16

Announcements

Town hall for Arts and Sciences graduate students

On Monday, the college hosted a virtual town hall for its graduate students to discuss fall teaching, which was attended by about 300 graduate students. Here is a link to the captioned recording:

https://osu.zoom.us/rec/share/49Z4FvbW-XNJUKOWsn-Ee7IYOqbIaaa81HcXqaUPxE0nB2pYlT93MwUOdG3I5BWr
Access Password: 6d#!^!%Z

Please continue to be in close touch with your graduate students, who are among those facing particular stress and uncertainty. While we don't yet have all of the answers to their questions and cannot resolve every concern, we will continue to be in touch and share the information we do have, when we have it.
 

Live transcription for Arts and Sciences online events

Please share with faculty and staff.
Below are details regarding what those holding a virtual event will need to provide in terms of live captioning. Please note that this does not apply to virtual course content, which is managed through Student Life Disability Services (SLDS).
 
If you are planning a live online event that is publicized to the general public or is inviting more than 100 people at the university, then you must either provide live transcription or include a statement asking if anyone needs live transcription or other accommodations to participate. It is important your communications about the event go out at least three weeks before the event to give people enough time to let you know if they need special accommodations.
 
If you are not planning on providing live transcription, then you must fill out an exception form through the ADA Coordinator’s Office. Here is a link to details about how to complete that form.
 
Please include the following statement in all your communications as well as on your RSVP form:
 
If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact the [event organizer name and email]. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
 
If someone requests live transcriptions or other accommodations, your options are to: 
  1. Hire a transcription service. There is a cost for this, and the companies generally need a two-week lead time. Here is a link to a list of transcription companies.
  2. Ask the ADA Coordinator’s Office if it can provide transcription. The office has limited funds and needs a two-week lead time. The ADA Coordinator’s Office can be reached at accessibility@osu.edu.
Here is an FAQ from the ADA office that gives more details about the requirement for live captioning.
 

Culture engagement survey and July focus groups

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Thank you to those who have participated in the ongoing focus group discussions on the culture of the College of Arts and Sciences. To help us build on those discussions and to ensure we are capturing a broad representation of our faculty and staff colleagues, we have created a survey for you to share your experiences and ideas – including both what is working well and what must be improved in Arts and Sciences.
 
BEGIN SURVEY
 
In addition to the survey, the college will be continuing to host focus groups over the coming months for more in-depth discussions. Please consider joining one of the upcoming meetings:

Tuesday, July 21, at 11 a.m. (faculty)
Tuesday, July 28, at 11 a.m. (staff)
Tuesday, August 4, at 2 p.m. (faculty/staff open call)
 

Operational Updates Newsletter

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Over the next few months, we will be regularly sharing a new newsletter with faculty and staff that will act as a centralized location for important college updates related to the Arts and Sciences transition back to on-campus operations. You can find an archive of these newsletters and read the most recent message on the Administrative Gateway. If you have any questions or have an announcement you would like to be included, please contact Kevin Leonardi, senior director of marketing and communications.

July 9

Announcements

Teaching Transition recommendations and resources

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The Teaching Transition Committee of faculty, staff and students, tasked with coordinating planning and making recommendations for instruction during the autumn semester, is pleased to share its report with you.
 
The report addresses distance education resources, modes of delivery, contingency planning, syllabus statements and other concerns. It is meant to provide support and guidance to instructors in Arts and Sciences and to stimulate conversations in academic units rather than to be prescriptive. In some areas, its recommendations are necessarily provisional.
 

Virtual Town Hall for Graduate Students

Please share with graduate teaching associates.
Executive Dean Gretchen Ritter will host a town hall for graduate students this Monday, July 13, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to discuss autumn teaching. David Horn, associate executive dean, and Amy Fairchild, dean of the College of Public Health and chair of the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup, will also be participating. Graduate students can register here.
 

Society of Undergraduate Fellows accepting applications

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The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is excited to launch its newest initiative, the Society of Undergraduate Fellows. Fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend and have the opportunity to learn about the human rights movement, the relationship between human rights law and culture, and creative forms of human rights representation and resistance. The application deadline is August 1.
 

Operational Updates Newsletter

Please share with faculty and staff.
Over the next few months, we will be regularly sharing a new newsletter with faculty and staff that will act as a centralized location for important college updates related to the Arts and Sciences transition back to on-campus operations. If you have any questions or have an announcement you would like to be included, please contact Kevin Leonardi, senior director of marketing and communications.

July 2

Announcements

COVID-19 related work accommodations

Please share with faculty and staff.
Ohio State is preparing to welcome faculty, staff and graduate associates back to campus with new health and wellness protocols developed to help protect the entire university community. The Office of Human Resources will work with employees who are most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 to ensure they have the necessary resources to work as safely as possible. Moving forward, accommodation requests will be managed centrally through a secure intake process.
 
Faculty and staff who already have everything they need to protect themselves on campus or are working remotely are not required to initiate a request. If an employee has already arranged to continue remote work through the fall semester, for example, they do not need to initiate an assessment. However, if an employee has been asked to return to campus to fulfill their role and they wish to pursue an alternative work arrangement because identified health or other factor places them or a member of their household at greater risk of serious illness if the COVID-19 virus is contracted or due to COVID-19 related childcare unavailability or school closure, they should initiate a request.
 
Additionally, those Arts and Sciences employees who completed the preliminary form circulated last month have already been followed up with individually by Human Resources and provided guidance on this process. 
 

Operational Updates Newsletter

Please share with faculty and staff.
Over the next few months, we will be regularly sharing a new newsletter with faculty and staff that will act as a centralized location for important college updates related to the Arts and Sciences transition back to on-campus operations. If you have any questions or have an announcement you would like to be included, please contact Kevin Leonardi, senior director of marketing and communications.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

June 25

Announcements

Process update for ASC telework extensions

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As we plan for our gradual return to work on campus, we are updating our process for employee telework agreement extensions. Moving forward, existing telework agreements will remain in place as needed, and employees will no longer need confirmation from the biweekly college-wide notice that their agreement has been extended. Chairs, directors and managers will continue to report any changes in work situations to our college HR partners, particularly as critical on-campus operations are resuming, and employees will be notified directly by their chair/director in the event a change to their agreement is needed. A message will be sent to all college employees later today informing them of this process change. Please ensure that the employees in your area are clear on expectations for telework.
Share your thoughts on culture in the College of Arts and Sciences at June focus groups

Please share with faculty and staff.
As part of an ongoing series aimed at illuminating the experience of working within the Arts and Sciences, the college is hosting three focus groups throughout June. These 45-minute Zoom sessions will invite faculty and staff throughout the college to share desired norms, values and aspects of the college culture.
 
Each session can hold 40 participants. Please review the upcoming session dates and register using the links below. A faculty focus group was held on June 16, and a staff focus group was held on June 23. More sessions will be scheduled every month through September.

Open Call (Faculty and Staff): Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m.
 

Modified Service Delivery in Autumn 2020 – ASC Career Success

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During autumn term, ASC’s Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) will hold all signature programs, including Career Fairs and Expos, virtually. Such events typically draw hundreds of students and community partners, making it prudent for us to hold these recruitment activities and preparation events online. To support this change, and in partnership with ASC Tech, Career Success will continue to evaluate the college’s on-campus interviewing facility so that it is appropriately resourced to accommodate any student who requires access to technologies in a professional environment. 
 
In addition to prioritizing health and safety, the department considered a number of other factors including: 
  1. The engagement of hiring organizations who have already indicated they will conduct employment recruiting virtually
  2. Providing equal access to those students who choose not to return to campus during the upcoming semester
  3. Similar decisions also made by the College of Engineering, Fisher College of Business, and Buckeye Careers in Student Life, among others 
Please share this important information with staff, particularly individuals who interact with hiring organizations. Academic advisors and individuals who manage newsletters and/or social media channels within your department will also benefit from receiving this message. As we head toward August, another reminder about this modified service delivery will be sent.
 
The department will continue to monitor guidelines of the university and remain nimble in providing student support services that map to current guidelines. Any questions or reactions may be sent to Senior Director of Career Success Brian Guerrero.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college
 

June 18


Announcements

Message from Career Success on participation in demonstrations

Please share with faculty and staff.
The Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is a strong advocate for justice and equity for all and unequivocally supports the rights of our students and alums to protest and demonstrate peacefully. During this time, Career Success has received a number of questions about how participating in protests, and even potential arrests during a peaceful protest, may affect employment applications and applications to graduate or professional school. 
 
Applications for employment and graduate or professional school are reviewed holistically, and a specific situation will be looked at in context. If something such as an arrest during a peaceful protest occurs and becomes part of someone’s record, there will be ample space in the application or during the interview to discuss it. While hiring and admissions committees have control over their individual decisions, please note the following statements released by several professional associations supporting the rights of candidates to pursue positive change for all people. 
 
National Association of Colleges & Employers: June 5, 2020 Statement
Association of American Medical Colleges: June 1, 2020 Statement
American Bar Association: May 29, 2020 Statement
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: June 4, 2020 Statement
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards: June 4, 2020 Statement
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology: June 6, 2020 Statement
 
If you have any questions or know of a student who may need support, contact Brian Guerrero, senior director of Career Success.
 

Share your thoughts on culture in the College of Arts and Sciences at June focus groups

Please share with faculty and staff.
As part of an ongoing series aimed at illuminating the experience of working within the Arts and Sciences, the college is hosting three focus groups throughout June. These 45-minute Zoom sessions will invite faculty and staff throughout the college to share desired norms, values and aspects of the college culture.
 
Each session can hold 40 participants. Please review the upcoming session dates and register using the links below. A faculty focus group was held on Tuesday, June 16. More sessions will be scheduled every month through September.

Staff: Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m.
Open Call (Faculty and Staff): Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m.
 

Next Arts and Sciences Town Hall to be held today

Please share with faculty and staff.
As an initial step to understanding the college's transition back to on-campus operations, we will host another faculty and staff town hall today, June 18, from 3:30-5 p.m. Executive Dean Gretchen Ritter will be joined by Dean Amy Fairchild and Senior Associate Dean Bill Miller of the College of Public Health to share updates and answer questions. Register for this town hall online.
 

Support from the ASCTech Academic Technology team

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The ASCTech Academic Technology team is here to assist with your return to campus instructional plans for the autumn 2020 semester. If there is anything that you would like to discuss in regard to computing logistics and planning for the semester, please reach out to Ian Anderson at anderson.1234@osu.edu or asctech@osu.edu to set up a meeting. Here are some examples of how the Academic Technology team can assist as we transition back to campus for the autumn semester:
  • Review return to campus departmental plans and inclusion of IT planning
  • Discuss computing lab-based courses and how they can be supported for autumn
  • Specific lab software or hardware requirements
  • The need for remote access to a lab for students in a course
  • And any other issues that you foresee being an issue for your department

Promotion and Tenure

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop June 24

Please share with appropriate faculty and staff.
The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees on Wednesday, June 24, from 1-3 p.m. via Zoom. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly of the complete dossier for submission to the college. Please plan to have at least one representative from your department participate. Note that this is NOT appropriate for faculty candidates for promotion as it deals with steps that occur after the core dossier is submitted to the department. The Zoom link is: https://osu.zoom.us/j/92856585857
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college
 

June 11

Message from the Dean

 
Dear Colleagues,

The events of the last two weeks here in Columbus and around the world continue to impact all of us and provoke questions about the role our college should be playing in support of efforts to achieve justice and equity in our community. This is a large topic and one I would like to return to more substantially in the coming weeks. As we ponder these issues, we are also faced with planning for the resumption of classes and the reopening of campus, and it is on these topics that I want to offer a few initial thoughts and invite your feedback today. Already we are beginning to reopen our research facilities in a phased manner. Beginning in August, we will welcome students back to campus. The plan for the fall semester is to provide a mix of in person, hybrid, and online courses. With all classes of 90 students or more going online, we are relying on the smaller and medium size classes to provide students with the rich, immersive experiences you can get from a lab class, field class, small seminar, recitation section, or studio course. Adjustments and preparation will be happening over the summer so that this can be done in ways that avoid undue risks, through spacing, hygiene, directional signage, mechanisms for health monitoring, and so forth. David Horn is leading the Back to Teaching effort for the fall that will assist departments in making the adjustments needed to provide courses in this new mixed format. As things stand currently, we should expect that the same measures and approaches will be in place for the campus next spring.
 
Between the resumption of on campus research and the restart of teaching in the fall, we will conduct a phased reopening of our offices. Charles Emery and Sergio Soave are leading the Back to Campus committee, to help us plan for the physical reopening of our offices over the summer. In my conversation with Sergio and Charles yesterday, I offered some suggestions about how we should approach this, drawing from the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory subgroup guidelines (a committee on which I serve) and other guidance that is coming forth from various parts of the Post-Pandemic planning efforts.  Among the things I suggested were as follows:
  • Wherever possible, we will work to accommodate faculty or staff who request accommodations because they fall into one of the CDC’s high-risk health category’s for COVID-19, or because they live with someone who falls into a high-risk category for COVID-19. For staff, this could mean that we continue to provide them with options to work from home. For faculty, this could mean providing them with course assignments that do not require them to teach face to face.
     
  • While we work to limit congestion on campus, we will also aim to provide sufficient staffing in all of our units and in all of our buildings to be present and responsive to the needs of faculty and students. This would mean a presence in all of our public facing or serving units – such as advising, the dean’s office, career services, department and school offices, etc. That said, I want to encourage all of you who are able as unit leaders to model an approach that mixes an on campus and off campus presence – to spend part of the week in your office and part of the week working from home. In the dean’s suite, we normally have 10-12 people working there on any given day. I expect that by the time we have fully resumed this fall, we will have one third to one half of the presence in my office that we normally have.
     
  • There may be some areas and units that can continue to work entirely or almost entirely remotely this coming academic year. This might include our budget and finance folks, for instance.
     
  • We should limit the size of meetings. If you are like me, you will be very happy to get away from Skype and Zoom for a while. As we reopen campus, it will be possible to have small in person meetings, provided we follow the safe campus guidelines about spacing, wearing a mask, etc. However, my advice is to avoid any regular in person meetings of ten or more. For all regular group meetings it is important to provide a virtual option for participation for folks who are not coming in to campus. Even for one on one meetings, please be sure that these occur at a safe social distance and it is recommended that you wear a mask. My own plan is to try to have some of my meetings outside, in which case it would be acceptable to not wear a mask if you are properly distanced.
Before any of this can happen, however, we will need to make plans – for the cleaning and reopening of buildings (buildings need to be certified as ready by FOD), for appropriate PPE and hygiene supplies, for ways to configure spaces to assure proper social distancing, as well as what our needs and expectations will be for our fall classes.  We also need to hear from faculty and staff who are requesting accommodations. Our HR team is getting ready to release a form that can be used for requesting accommodations for those who are or who live with someone in a high-risk health category. The Back to Campus committee is getting ready to ask for input for your space needs and staffing plans for the resumption of work on campus. The Back to Teaching committee will be offering guidance and working with departments to develop plans for classes in the fall. The central HR office, as well as other committees working on post-pandemic planning, will be issuing further guidance to help us with our planning.

It continues to be the case, in this extraordinary year, that much work remains to be done. At the same time, once we receive further input from the departments, we will begin to move forward with preliminary budget decisions. Unfortunately, it looks likely that we will need to manage a significant budget reduction this coming year. That will likely require several large changes in how we do things and what we fund over the next year or two. None of this will be easy, and all of the effort going into resuming life on campus under constrained circumstances is likely to be taxing and stressful. My first hope is that by working together on all of this, in the collaborative and committed fashion that all of you have demonstrated time and again, we will meet these challenging circumstances in a way that is mindful of our values and remains focused on our mission. My second hope is that by being smart, strategic and caring, we will emerge from these difficulties more quickly than we would otherwise and be well-positioned to advance research, creative and educational excellence.
 
I welcome your thoughts, suggestions and questions.

Take care,
Gretchen
 

Announcements

Next Arts and Sciences Town Hall to be held June 18

Please share with faculty and staff.
As an initial step to understanding the college's transition back to on-campus operations, we will host another faculty and staff town hall on Thursday, June 18, from 3:30-5 p.m. Executive Dean Gretchen Ritter will be joined by Dean Amy Fairchild and Senior Associate Dean Bill Miller of the College of Public Health to share updates and answer questions. Register for this town hall online.
Share your thoughts on culture in the College of Arts and Sciences at June focus groups
Please share with faculty and staff.
As part of an ongoing series aimed at illuminating the experience of working within the Arts and Sciences, the college is hosting three focus groups throughout June. These 45-minute Zoom sessions will invite faculty and staff throughout the college to share desired norms, values and aspects of the college culture.
 
Each session can hold 40 participants. Please review the upcoming session dates and register using the links below. More sessions will be scheduled every month through September.

Faculty (including associated faculty): Tuesday, June 16, at 11 a.m.
Staff: Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m.
Open Call (Faculty and Staff): Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m.
 

Promotion and Tenure

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop June 24

Please share with appropriate faculty and staff.
The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees on Wednesday, June 24, from 1-3 p.m. via Zoom. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly of the complete dossier for submission to the college. Please plan to have at least one representative from your department participate. Note that this is NOT appropriate for faculty candidates for promotion as it deals with steps that occur after the core dossier is submitted to the department. The Zoom link is: https://osu.zoom.us/j/92856585857
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college
 

June 4

Announcements 

Plans for an autumn semester return to campuses

As President Drake shared yesterday, Ohio State plans to resume in-person classes for the autumn semester. Specific guidelines will be announced in the coming weeks based on guidance from state and local health authorities and recommendations of the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup of the university’s COVID-19 Transition Task Force.

The resumption of full operations on Ohio State campuses will include a combination of the use of appropriate face coverings, physical distancing, hand hygiene, limited density in indoor spaces, control of the flow of traffic into and around buildings, continued employee teleworking when possible, testing, symptoms tracking and contact tracing. A teaching and learning approach that combines in-person and distance methods is also being developed.

A limited number of academic, clinical and athletics operations are already resuming with safety protocols in place. These include elective procedures at the Wexner Medical Center; some research and creative expression activities in laboratories, studios and research spaces; limited operations for student training at the College of Dentistry; and the university’s child care facilities (reopening June 10). At this time, all non-essential university employees who are not part of an exempted operation or function are to continue teleworking and remain off campus.
 

The Role of the Land-Grant University in Addressing Racial Tensions

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With protests against police brutality and misconduct sweeping our country following high-profile cases of racial profiling and police-involved deaths, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is hosting a virtual discussion exploring how The Ohio State University can respond to this crisis.

Hosted by Andreá Williams, the interim director of The Women’s Place, this panel discussion with university thought leaders will focus on discussing current racial disparities and prospects for social change.

Please join ODI on Monday, June 8, from 3-4:30 p.m. as we identify next steps going forward in addressing racial inequities on campus and in our broader community. Faculty, staff, students and local residents and community partners are all welcome to join for what promises to be a compelling and enlightening discussion. Learn more and register.
 

Building and office access information

Please share with faculty, staff and graduate associates.
College leadership is providing faculty, staff and graduate students limited access to university buildings and offices solely for the purpose of retrieving research and teaching materials so that research and preparations for fall teaching can continue at home.
 
This access grants permission to retrieve items from offices, studios and labs. It does not authorize the use of facilities under any circumstance. Researchers engaged in Stage 1 and Stage 2 research activities are being governed by the protocols established by the Office of Research and approved by the college.
 
To ensure a measure of safety, building access will be limited to 10 people at a time, for 2 hours each. Building access times will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from May 25 through June 12. Buildings will be closed Tuesdays, Thursdays and on the weekends so that FOD custodial services can coordinate cleaning efforts.
 
A link to the scheduling sheet is provided here. There is a tab for each building divided into two-hour time slots for each day. There are also index tabs at the beginning and end of the workbook. Please use this tool to schedule your time on campus.

To ensure increased levels of safety, there are several visit requirements: 
  1. Individuals MUST conduct a temperature check prior to traveling to campus and log their temperatures on the sign in sheet (optional). Do not come to campus if you have a temperature of 100°F/38°C OR higher, do not report to campus.               
  2. Physical distancing practices MUST be followed – maintain at least 6 feet of separation
  3. No accompanying visitors should enter the buildings. If this is needed, please contact your chair or director in advance for special scheduling.
  4. Masks MUST be worn in the buildings
  5. Gloves are recommended
  6. No more than one person in an elevator at a time
  7. No more than one person in a restroom at a time
  8. Must have your own keys for building and office – new keys will not be issued for this exercise
  9. Be cognizant of high touch surfaces. Avoid touching your face. Wash/disinfect your hands after leaving the building. 
All equipment/furniture taken off campus must be tracked with an off-campus form - contact your department equipment coordinator for details. Any employee that would like to take their desktop computer home can submit a request with ASCTech (asctech@osu.edu), and ASCTech will work with them to get the proper off-campus paperwork completed for their computer.

Any questions should be directed to Sergio Soave, Associate Dean of Space and Infrastructure, at soave.1@osu.edu or Ron Filippelli, Director of Facilities Management, at filippelli.2@osu.edu.
A webinar event for universities interested in working with AFRL
Please share with faculty.
Join the Air Force Research Laboratory for a half-day webinar on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT, hosted by PIA partner the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC).

This live virtual event is a great opportunity for university researchers and administrators to learn how do business with the Air Force Research Laboratory, from basic to applied.  Hear real accounts of researchers who have successfully navigated the system and transitioned work to the commercial sector. Get tips and resources from subject matter experts on applying for funding and building lasting relationships in the research ecosystem.

Speakers include representatives from BRICC, AFOSR, Basic Research Office at OSD, APEX, Doolittle Institute and Adranos, Inc. Please click this link to help AFOSR deliver a meaningful virtual event.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

 


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May 29

Announcements

Building and office access information

Please share with faculty, staff and graduate associates.
College leadership is providing faculty, staff and graduate students limited access to university buildings and offices solely for the purpose of retrieving research and teaching materials so that research and preparations for fall teaching can continue at home.
 
This access grants permission to retrieve items from offices, studios and labs. It does not authorize the use of facilities under any circumstance. Researchers engaged in Stage 1 and Stage 2 research activities are being governed by the protocols established by the Office of Research and approved by the college.
 
To ensure a measure of safety, building access will be limited to 10 people at a time, for 2 hours each. Building access times will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from May 25 through June 12. Buildings will be closed Tuesdays, Thursdays and on the weekends so that FOD custodial services can coordinate cleaning efforts.
 
A link to the scheduling sheet is provided here. There is a tab for each building divided into two-hour time slots for each day. There are also index tabs at the beginning and end of the workbook. Please use this tool to schedule your time on campus.

To ensure increased levels of safety, there are several visit requirements: 
  1. Individuals MUST conduct a temperature check prior to traveling to campus and log their temperatures on the sign in sheet (optional). Do not come to campus if you have a temperature of 100°F/38°C OR higher, do not report to campus.               
  2. Physical distancing practices MUST be followed – maintain at least 6 feet of separation
  3. No accompanying visitors should enter the buildings. If this is needed, please contact your chair or director in advance for special scheduling.
  4. Masks MUST be worn in the buildings
  5. Gloves are recommended
  6. No more than one person in an elevator at a time
  7. No more than one person in a restroom at a time
  8. Must have your own keys for building and office – new keys will not be issued for this exercise
  9. Be cognizant of high touch surfaces. Avoid touching your face. Wash/disinfect your hands after leaving the building. 
All equipment/furniture taken off campus must be tracked with an off-campus form - contact your department equipment coordinator for details. Any employee that would like to take their desktop computer home can submit a request with ASCTech (asctech@osu.edu), and ASCTech will work with them to get the proper off-campus paperwork completed for their computer.

Any questions should be directed to Sergio Soave, Associate Dean of Space and Infrastructure, at soave.1@osu.edu or Ron Filippelli, Director of Facilities Management, at filippelli.2@osu.edu.
 

A webinar event for universities interested in working with AFRL

Please share with faculty.
Join the Air Force Research Laboratory for a half-day webinar on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 8:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT, hosted by PIA partner the Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center (BRICC).

This live virtual event is a great opportunity for university researchers and administrators to learn how do business with the Air Force Research Laboratory, from basic to applied.  Hear real accounts of researchers who have successfully navigated the system and transitioned work to the commercial sector. Get tips and resources from subject matter experts on applying for funding and building lasting relationships in the research ecosystem.

Speakers include representatives from BRICC, AFOSR, Basic Research Office at OSD, APEX, Doolittle Institute and Adranos, Inc. Please click this link to help AFOSR deliver a meaningful virtual event.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college
 

May 21

Announcements

Cultural Engagement Focus Groups

Please share with faculty and staff.
The College of Arts and Sciences will conduct one more focus groups this month aimed at illuminating the experience of working within the college. These 45-minute Zoom sessions invite faculty and staff throughout the college to share desired norms, values and aspects of the college culture – including both what is working well and what could be improved. The focus groups are a critical next step toward defining the future operations of the college and its strategic endeavors.
 
Thank you to those who participated in the faculty focus group on May 12 and the staff focus group on May 19. The final meeting this month will be on May 26 at 2 p.m., and it is open to both faculty and staff. Each session can hold 40 participants. 

Please register if you are interested in participating. We will schedule more sessions every month through September.
 

Promotion and Tenure

Tenure clock extension for probationary faculty

Please share with faculty and staff.
Candidates scheduled for promotion and tenure review in fall 2020 or for fourth year review in spring 2021: deadline to request extension of their tenure clock by one year was May 1, 2020. If faculty in these categories missed the deadline, please contact Tina Henkin.
 
All other probationary faculty are also eligible for the extension of the tenure clock. Candidates NOT scheduled for either P&T review or fourth year review in the 2020-2021 academic year have until April 1 of the year preceding their P&T review or fourth year review to submit the form (for example, a faculty member scheduled for P&T review in fall 2021 or fourth year review in Spring 2022 would have a deadline of April 1, 2021). These individuals should submit the form whenever it is convenient. The candidate should fill out the form and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process. 

All probationary faculty may exclude up to three years total, of all types: (childbirth/adoption [form 111, automatic approval]; other circumstances [form 112, requires TIU, college and OAA approval]; and COVID-19 [form 116, automatic approval]. Exceptions to the three year limit require OAA approval.
 
Please send questions to Tina Henkin.
 

Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and staff
SEIs: Sample language to be added to core dossiers about the teaching challenges in Spring 2020 is available here. A link to this information is available on the ASC APT intranet site under Dossier Preparation Materials.
 
Cancelled presentations: OAA will allow faculty to list information about presentations/conferences that are cancelled due to COVID-19 in their CV and core dossier. A description of eligible events and sample language is available on the ASC intranet site under Dossier Preparation Materials here.
 
Peer teaching evaluations: There will be some flexibility in timing and type of peer teaching evaluations that were scheduled for spring 2020 (e.g., delay until fall, replace in person evaluations with review of course materials). Please try to maintain the numbers required by your APT, and focus review efforts on faculty for whom this is most important.
 
Annual review processes: no changes are expected at this time. Copies of annual review letters for all tenure-track faculty are due to the college on July 2, via Box here. Please contact Caitlin Brendel for questions about submission, and contact your divisional dean if you need additional time.
 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

Please share with faculty and staff.
Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

May 14

Announcements

2019-2020 annual performance reviews for ASC staff

This week, documents for the 2019-2020 performance review process were distributed to department managers. Please be sure this information is shared with all chairs, directors, faculty and staff in your units who have performance management responsibilities for staff. We know this is a challenging time, and the ASC HR team is here to provide support as needed. If you have questions about the information or face any obstacles in completing this process in the current environment, please do not hesitate to reach out to your HR generalist. The performance review is an opportunity to take a moment to document the tremendous contributions of staff and to provide meaningful feedback. Forms are due to OnBase by July 1.
 

Arts and Sciences Town Hall

Please share with faculty and staff.
We will host another virtual town hall, open to all Arts and Sciences faculty and staff, this Friday, May 15, from 3-4:30 p.m. Please RSVP online if you’re able to attend.
 

Cultural Engagement Focus Groups

Please share with faculty and staff.
The College of Arts and Sciences will conduct two more focus groups this month aimed at illuminating the experience of working within the college. These 45-minute Zoom sessions will invite faculty and staff throughout the college to share desired norms, values and aspects of the college culture – including both what is working well and what could be improved. The focus groups are a critical next step toward defining the future operations of the college and its strategic endeavors.
 
Thank you to those who participated in the faculty focus group on May 12. Two additional focus groups are upcoming, one for staff and one jointly for faculty and staff. Each session can hold 40 participants. 

Please review the upcoming session dates and register using the links below. We will schedule more sessions every month through September.

Staff: Tuesday, May 19, at 11 a.m.
Faculty and staff open call: Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m.
 

Local and national statistics: Why use predictions when we know who’s hiring?

While there may be plenty of pessimistic predictions about the evolving job market, data show many employers are still interested in hiring Ohio State students. A review of job posting information in the university’s career management system, Handshake, illustrates that within the last 30 days 2,488 new jobs have been posted by 984 employers who are still actively hiring. Of these new postings, nearly 85% are for organizations within Ohio, and a total of 830 postings are listed as remote positions at companies such as Tesla, NPR/WCBE 90.5 FM, and Equitas Health. Additionally, despite general concerns relative to pre-pandemic job offers, recent quick poll data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that only 4.4% of employers reported revoking their offers to new college graduates that had been recruited for full-time positions that were to start following their graduation.
 
When it comes to internships, NACE quick poll data also reveals that the more common responses employers are taking to the pandemic include moving internship programs to a fully virtual space over the summer or reducing the length of internships by delaying start dates slightly. In light of this information, Handshake data show over 650 internships have been posted within the last 60 days and slightly over 52% of these internship opportunities were added within the last 30 days at employers such as Amazon, GE and the City of Columbus. Using data to highlight hiring trends demonstrates opportunity is still out there for our students and that it is more important than ever for them to not give up hope of finding their next steps toward career success.
 
We know that you engage the broader community in meaningful ways and some of your outreach and engagement means that you may know someone who has a hiring need. If you do, we ask that you take a quick moment to fill out this form. The ASC Center for Career and Professional Success is happy to reach out to them over the summer and continue to foster these relationships that will support our student’s futures. We also acknowledge that a number of colleagues within your department support student career success and kindly ask that you please consider sharing this information with them.
 

Promotion and Tenure

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with faculty.
Vice Provost Helen Malone will hold a Promotion and Tenure Workshop on May 15, 2020. This is targeted to deans, TIU heads, chairs of eligible faculty committees, and procedure oversight designees and will review and update policies and processes for promotion and tenure reviews. This workshop will be offered again in early autumn semester. Please contact Jo'Vanna Zanders with any questions, and register here.
 

Tenure clock extension for probationary faculty

Please share with faculty and staff.
Candidates scheduled for promotion and tenure review in fall 2020 or for fourth year review in spring 2021: deadline to request extension of their tenure clock by one year was May 1, 2020. If faculty in these categories missed the deadline, please contact Tina Henkin.
 
All other probationary faculty are also eligible for the extension of the tenure clock. Candidates NOT scheduled for either P&T review or fourth year review in the 2020-2021 academic year have until April 1 of the year preceding their P&T review or fourth year review to submit the form (for example, a faculty member scheduled for P&T review in fall 2021 or fourth year review in Spring 2022 would have a deadline of April 1, 2021). These individuals should submit the form whenever it is convenient. The candidate should fill out the form and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process. 

All probationary faculty may exclude up to three years total, of all types: (childbirth/adoption [form 111, automatic approval]; other circumstances [form 112, requires TIU, college and OAA approval]; and COVID-19 [form 116, automatic approval]. Exceptions to the three year limit require OAA approval.
 
Please send questions to Tina Henkin.
 

Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and staff
SEIs: Sample language to be added to core dossiers about the teaching challenges in Spring 2020 is available here. A link to this information is available on the ASC APT intranet site under Dossier Preparation Materials.
 
Cancelled presentations: OAA will allow faculty to list information about presentations/conferences that are cancelled due to COVID-19 in their CV and core dossier. A description of eligible events and sample language is available on the ASC intranet site under Dossier Preparation Materials here.
 
Peer teaching evaluations: There will be some flexibility in timing and type of peer teaching evaluations that were scheduled for spring 2020 (e.g., delay until fall, replace in person evaluations with review of course materials). Please try to maintain the numbers required by your APT, and focus review efforts on faculty for whom this is most important.
 
Annual review processes: no changes are expected at this time. Copies of annual review letters for all tenure-track faculty are due to the college on July 2, via Box here. Please contact Caitlin Brendel for questions about submission, and contact your divisional dean if you need additional time.
 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

Please share with faculty and staff.
Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
May 15 (extended deadline): Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

May 7

Announcements

Arts and Sciences Town Hall

Please share with faculty and staff.
We will host another virtual town hall, open to all Arts and Sciences faculty and staff, next Friday, May 15, from 3-4:30 p.m. Please RSVP online if you’re able to attend.
 

Cultural Engagement Focus Groups

Please share with faculty and staff.
Starting this month, the College of Arts and Sciences will conduct a series of focus groups aimed at illuminating the experience of working within the college. These 45-minute Zoom sessions will invite faculty and staff throughout the college to share desired norms, values and aspects of the college culture – including both what is working well and what could be improved. The focus groups are a critical next step toward defining the future operations of the college and its strategic endeavors.
 
A variety of sessions will take place for faculty and staff exclusively as well as jointly. Each session can hold 40 participants. Please review the upcoming session dates and register using the links below. We will schedule more sessions every month through September.
 
Faculty (including associated faculty): Tuesday, May 12, at 11 a.m.
Staff: Tuesday, May 19, at 11 a.m.
Faculty and staff (open call): Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m.
 

Political Activity Reminder

Please share with faculty and staff.
As we near the end of the primary election season and as many of us continue to work remotely, faculty and staff must continue to follow the university guidelines regarding political activity. The guidelines are posted at this webpage. Following the guidelines is important, even though we are not on campus or in the classroom, to avoid the appearance that the university is endorsing a particular candidate or cause.
 

Promotion and Tenure

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with faculty.
Vice Provost Helen Malone will hold a Promotion and Tenure Workshop on May 15, 2020. This is targeted to deans, TIU heads, chairs of eligible faculty committees, and procedure oversight designees and will review and update policies and processes for promotion and tenure reviews. This workshop will be offered again in early autumn semester. Please contact Jo'Vanna Zanders with any questions, and register here.
 

Tenure clock extension for probationary faculty

Please share with faculty and staff.
Candidates scheduled for promotion and tenure review in fall 2020 or for fourth year review in spring 2021: deadline to request extension of their tenure clock by one year was May 1, 2020. If faculty in these categories missed the deadline, please contact Tina Henkin.
 
All other probationary faculty are also eligible for the extension of the tenure clock. Candidates NOT scheduled for either P&T review or fourth year review in the 2020-2021 academic year have until April 1 of the year preceding their P&T review or fourth year review to submit the form (for example, a faculty member scheduled for P&T review in fall 2021 or fourth year review in Spring 2022 would have a deadline of April 1, 2021). These individuals should submit the form whenever it is convenient. The candidate should fill out the form and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process. 

All probationary faculty may exclude up to three years total, of all types: (childbirth/adoption [form 111, automatic approval]; other circumstances [form 112, requires TIU, college and OAA approval]; and COVID-19 [form 116, automatic approval]. Exceptions to the three year limit require OAA approval.
 
Please send questions to Tina Henkin.
 

Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and staff
SEIs: Sample language to be added to core dossiers about the teaching challenges in Spring 2020 is available here. A link to this information is available on the ASC APT intranet site under Dossier Preparation Materials.
 
Cancelled presentations: OAA will allow faculty to list information about presentations/conferences that are cancelled due to COVID-19 in their CV and core dossier. A description of eligible events and sample language is available on the ASC intranet site under Dossier Preparation Materials here.
 
Peer teaching evaluations: There will be some flexibility in timing and type of peer teaching evaluations that were scheduled for spring 2020 (e.g., delay until fall, replace in person evaluations with review of course materials). Please try to maintain the numbers required by your APT, and focus review efforts on faculty for whom this is most important.
 
Annual review processes: no changes are expected at this time. Copies of annual review letters for all tenure-track faculty are due to the college on July 2, via Box here. Please contact Caitlin Brendel for questions about submission, and contact your divisional dean if you need additional time.
 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

Please share with faculty and staff.
Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
May 15 (extended deadline): Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

April 30

Message from the Dean

 
Dear Colleagues,

While we will mark the occasion virtually, there will be no in person commencement ceremonies this weekend for the Class of 2020. As a parent of a 2020 graduate myself, I understand the sense of disappointment for all of the high school, college and graduate students who will be denied the opportunity to connect in person with beloved teachers, professors, advisors, classmates and mentors. Many had to leave before that final presentation, performance, exhibition or oral defense (though quite a few got a chance to do online versions of these). The postponement of our planned graduation is not only a disappointment to the students, but also to their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who expected to gather with them, to show pride in all they have achieved, and launch them on into adulthood. Adding to the sense of disappointment for this year’s college graduates is the reality that they are entering a job market that is exceptionally challenging. Even among those who had internships or jobs lined up post-graduation, many are learning that their internships are being cancelled and job offers postponed or withdrawn as businesses and organizations scramble to contend with a loss of customers, clients or funding.
 
Yet there are silver linings here as well. A college or graduate degree from a great institution such as Ohio State is not a short term resource – it is a lifelong asset which equips our graduates not only with the skills and knowledge to be productive contributors to today’s economy, but also with the orientation, critical thinking skills and intellectual flexibility to succeed over the long term and to help us address the deep human, social and scientific challenges that this crisis has so starkly revealed.
 
Our graduates have learned the lesson of resilience. They have learned, often by painful absence, about the power of human connection. They have seen how critical scientific expertise is for understanding and addressing COVID-19. The way this virus has raced across continents, devastating human health and national economies in its path, provides a powerful lesson in human interdependence, and the risks that come when we fail to recognize how increased vulnerabilities in some populations have implications for us all. Turning upward and outward, many of our graduates have seen and felt the role that art and creativity can play in challenging times, fostering empathy, connection and – especially – hope.
 
In a way that feels less boisterous or sanguine, and instead more measured and more grounded in a sense of collective responsibility and social interdependence, we honor all that our graduates have achieved, thankful to the teachers, family members and advisors who brought them to this moment, and grateful for their ability to rise above and help create the post-COVID-19 world we must build together.

Best wishes,
Gretchen
 

Announcements

Virtual send-off for Arts and Sciences graduates

Please share with faculty and staff.
The college will host a virtual send-off for the class of 2020 on Saturday, May 2, at noon— the day before the university-wide virtual commencement. Please RSVP to attend if you’re able to join for all or part of this event. A Zoom link will be provided after you register, and a captioned recording of the webinar will also be made available after the event for those unable to attend.
 

Vacation use extension

Please share with faculty and staff.
A vacation exception to allow use of accrued vacation over the established maximum carryover amounts as stated in Paid Leave Policy 6.27 has been extended to include every employee whose service anniversary date is between March 22, 2020, through December 31, 2020. These individuals will have until their 2021 service anniversary to utilize over maximum accrued vacation.
 

2021-2022 Fulbright Scholar Program recruiting applicants

Please share with faculty.
Though the Fulbright program is currently suspended, the 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition is open and is actively recruiting the next cohort of highly qualified Fulbright U.S. Scholar candidates. Now is an excellent time to plan ahead for future international travel, with the earliest projects beginning in late summer 2021. 

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2021-2022 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators, as well as for professionals and many others. Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to visit the Catalog of Awards to learn about available grant opportunities.  

The application deadline for most awards is September 15, 2020. U.S. citizenship is required. Grant lengths vary in duration; applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description. Flexible options may also be available. Please share this information with your faculty members and encourage them to contact our office for assistance with the application process and/or if there are any questions.
 

Promotion and Tenure

Tenure clock extension for probationary faculty

Please share with faculty and staff.
Candidates scheduled for promotion and tenure review in fall 2020 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out form 116 and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
Candidates scheduled for fourth year review in spring 2021 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out the form and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
All other probationary faculty are also eligible for the extension of the tenure clock. Candidates NOT scheduled for either P&T review or fourth year review in the 2020-2021 academic year have until April 1 of the year preceding their P&T review or fourth year review to submit the form (for example, a faculty member scheduled for P&T review in fall 2021 or fourth year review in Spring 2022 would have a deadline of April 1, 2021). These individuals should submit the form whenever it’s convenient, following the procedure listed above.
 
All probationary faculty may exclude up to three years total, of all types: (childbirth/adoption [form 111, automatic approval]; other circumstances [form 112, requires TIU, college and OAA approval]; and COVID-19 [form 116, automatic approval].
 
Please send questions to Tina Henkin.
 

Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and staff
SEIs: OAA has added information to the SEI requests to students that asks them to be aware of the challenges to instructors this semester, and to take this into account in their evaluations. OAA will provide sample language to be added to core dossiers on this subject.
 
Canceled presentations: OAA will allow faculty to list information about presentations/conferences that are canceled due to COVID-19 in their CV and core dossier. Sample language will be provided soon. 
 
Peer teaching evaluations: There will be some flexibility in timing and type of peer teaching evaluations that were scheduled for spring 2020 (e.g., delay until fall, replace in person evaluations with review of course materials). Please try to maintain the numbers required by your APT, and focus review efforts on faculty for whom this is most important.
 
Annual review processes: no changes are expected at this time. Copies of annual review letters for all tenure-track faculty are due to the college on July 2, via Box here. Please contact Caitlin Brendel for questions about submission, and contact your divisional dean if you need additional time.
 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

Please share with faculty and staff.
Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
May 1: Deadline for fall 2020 and spring 2021 fourth year review candidates to request tenure clock extensions 
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
May 15 (extended deadline): Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

April 23

Announcements

Virtual send-off for Arts and Sciences graduates

The college will host a virtual send-off for the class of 2020 on Saturday, May 2, at noon— the day before the university-wide virtual commencement. Details will be shared soon.

As a reminder from last week's newsletter, we would like to encourage all departments to create brief videos (less than 10 seconds) featuring one or two folks from your department saying congratulations to the graduates. We will edit these and feature them at the conclusion of our virtual ceremony. Please send your videos to Kevin Leonardi no later than Monday, April 27.
 

Human Resources launches LeaderConnection webinars

The LeaderConnection 30-minute zoom webinars will help you lead with agility and grace through these uncertain times. This series provides insights, examples and resources, it will help build community with leaders across the university. These conversations begin today, April 23, with “Coping with and Leading Unplanned Change” with Mike Anderson, director of the Enterprise Project, and continue every Thursday with a different Ohio State leader, including Gretchen Ritter, Norman Jones, Melissa Shivers and others.
 

Promotion and Tenure

Tenure clock extension for probationary faculty

Please share with faculty and staff.
Candidates scheduled for promotion and tenure review in fall 2020 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out form 116 and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
Candidates scheduled for fourth year review in spring 2021 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out the form and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
All other probationary faculty are also eligible for the extension of the tenure clock. Candidates NOT scheduled for either P&T review or fourth year review in the 2020-2021 academic year have until April 1 of the year preceding their P&T review or fourth year review to submit the form (for example, a faculty member scheduled for P&T review in fall 2021 or fourth year review in Spring 2022 would have a deadline of April 1, 2021). These individuals should submit the form whenever it’s convenient, following the procedure listed above.
 
All probationary faculty may exclude up to three years total, of all types: (childbirth/adoption [form 111, automatic approval]; other circumstances [form 112, requires TIU, college and OAA approval]; and COVID-19 [form 116, automatic approval].
 
Please send questions to Tina Henkin.
 

Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and staff
SEIs: OAA has added information to the SEI requests to students that asks them to be aware of the challenges to instructors this semester, and to take this into account in their evaluations. OAA will provide sample language to be added to core dossiers on this subject.
 
Canceled presentations: OAA will allow faculty to list information about presentations/conferences that are canceled due to COVID-19 in their CV and core dossier. Sample language will be provided soon. 
 
Peer teaching evaluations: There will be some flexibility in timing and type of peer teaching evaluations that were scheduled for spring 2020 (e.g., delay until fall, replace in person evaluations with review of course materials). Please try to maintain the numbers required by your APT, and focus review efforts on faculty for whom this is most important.
 
Annual review processes: no changes are expected at this time. Copies of annual review letters for all tenure-track faculty are due to the college on July 2, via Box here. Please contact Caitlin Brendel for questions about submission, and contact your divisional dean if you need additional time.
 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

Please share with faculty and staff.
Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
April 27: Applications due for autumn 2020 course writing associates
May 1: Deadline for fall 2020 and spring 2021 fourth year review candidates to request tenure clock extensions 
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
May 15 (extended deadline): Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

April 16

Message from the Dean

 

Colleagues,
 
Thank you to department chairs and school directors who joined our meeting last Friday. As we think about the path forward, I know that we are facing a great deal of uncertainty. For the moment that we inhabit, it is critical that we lead with our values, with a commitment to community, and with an ongoing focus on our mission – supporting excellence in research and creative work as well as education. At this stage, we need to model and prepare plans for the budget, teaching and research for FY21 that are based on partial information which will become more definite in the weeks and months ahead. My commitment is to share with all of you as much information as I can, to ask for your feedback and suggestions, and to articulate the principles that will guide critical decisions as they are made. What I ask in return is this – to give me your honest insights and reflections (I much prefer to hear concerns or objections up front rather than after the fact), to work collaboratively together as a college as we seek to navigate these challenges, and to provide the same kind of leadership (transparent, supportive, collaborative) in your own units that I am trying to provide at the college. Whether it is through calls, newsletters or social media, listening to folks and giving recognition and support to our faculty, staff and students in this difficult moment is of high importance.
 
Budget planning
 
We have been asked by OAA to begin to plan for FY21 budget scenarios that could include reductions of 5%, 10% or 20%, from all sources – which would include cash reserves (at all levels – individuals, departments, other units, and the college), PBA and so forth. As we undertake such planning, we will begin by looking at what we consider to be the core elements of our budget, which is first and foremost salaries and benefits for faculty and staff and support for our graduate students. We also have obligations that have to do with our facilities. It is important to appreciate that if we are asked to make significant reductions, we will not be able to do that with cash reserves alone. We need to ask what activities and expenditures represent enhancements rather than core commitments. We will explore the efficiency of our teaching models and expectations – the caps on courses, what counts as an organized course, teaching loads relative to research productivity and so forth. We also need to examine the organizational structures and support provided to our smallest programs and majors. Another area for consideration involves our financial commitments to non-TIU centers and programs, both inside and outside the college. In areas where external funding is available, is a center or program successful in securing that funding? Have centers and programs been successful in fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and nurturing new research? Regarding IT expenses, do we need to replace computers as often, could we reduce printing-related expenses and create service models that are more efficient? As we all become more adept with virtual meetings, are there savings to be found in travel reductions for faculty and staff? As we plan reductions in our budget, these are only some of the questions we will be exploring.

Beyond the realm of budget reductions, we also want to position ourselves for accelerated growth and recovery as we move beyond this crisis. The post-COVID-19 world will necessarily look different than the pre-COVID-19 world. Expecting that there will be another federal stimulus package and that the state will invest in efforts to restart the Ohio economy, how can we position ourselves to take advantage of new research and infrastructure initiatives, or investments in workforce development? We should also anticipate changes in educational expectations and demands that will likely include an enduring, higher appetite for distance and hybrid learning models, as well as stackable certificates and master’s programs. We should be investing more heavily in identifying the needs and interests of non-traditional students and developing curricular opportunities for these new audiences. In this regard, the breadth of our college, and the possibility of partnerships with other parts of campus are distinct advantages that could assist us as we move forward in a post-COVID world. All of this means that we will seek to manage our budget reductions strategically, and that there may even be areas (e.g., developing new educational programs or greater support for externally funded research) where our budget commitments grow modestly. Our success in all of this will depend on the ingenuity and collaboration of our talented faculty and staff. As the last few weeks have demonstrated, that is a great resource to draw upon.

Graduation
 
One final thought – as I move to end this column on a high note. David Horn is leading the effort to put together a brief celebration for our seniors, probably on the day before the university’s virtual ceremony. This group of seniors has been denied the opportunity to mark this major life event in person, and it would be great if we can help them feel that we are all eager to recognize their achievements. To that end, we would like to encourage all of the departments to create brief videos (less than 10 seconds, preferably 5) featuring one or two folks from your departments saying congratulations to the graduates. We can then take and edit those and feature them at the conclusion of our virtual ceremony. Please send your videos to Kevin Leonardi by April 27.

Best wishes,
Gretchen
 

Announcements

Human Resources launches LeaderConnection webinars

The LeaderConnection 30-minute zoom webinars will help you lead with agility and grace through these uncertain times. This series provides insights, examples and resources, it will help build community with leaders across the university. These conversations begin April 23 with “Coping with and Leading Unplanned Change” with Mike Anderson, director of the Enterprise Project, and continue every Thursday with a different Ohio State leader, including Gretchen Ritter, Norman Jones, Melissa Shivers and others.
 

Get classroom support from a writing associate for autumn 2020

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Want help improving writing and learning in your course? Through our writing associates program, we’ll match you with an undergraduate writing tutor and embed that tutor directly in your autumn 2020 class, whether in-person or online. Your writing associate will work with you to answer questions about writing in your course, and they can offer writing-related support to both you and your students over the semester. Apply online. Applications for autumn 2020 close on April 27.
 

The significance of portfolios and online presence in a COVID-19 landscape

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The Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is excited to launch a new podcast: Getting Ahead with Career Success. Episode One focuses on online presence for a virtual job search, and it includes interviews with employers and branding experts covering:
  • The importance of developing a portfolio
  • Consistency with your virtual imprint and job search artifacts
  • The role of core platforms such as LinkedIn and the career management system Handshake in building a reputable online presence
If you have any questions or have professional champions who may be a contributor to the podcast, please contact Senior Director Brian Guerrero.
 

Promotion and Tenure

Tenure clock extension for probationary faculty

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Candidates scheduled for promotion and tenure review in fall 2020 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out form 116 and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
Candidates scheduled for fourth year review in spring 2021 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out the form and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
All other probationary faculty are also eligible for the extension of the tenure clock. Candidates NOT scheduled for either P&T review or fourth year review in the 2020-2021 academic year have until April 1 of the year preceding their P&T review or fourth year review to submit the form (for example, a faculty member scheduled for P&T review in fall 2021 or fourth year review in Spring 2022 would have a deadline of April 1, 2021). These individuals should submit the form whenever it’s convenient, following the procedure listed above.
 
All probationary faculty may exclude up to three years total, of all types: (childbirth/adoption [form 111, automatic approval]; other circumstances [form 112, requires TIU, college and OAA approval]; and COVID-19 [form 116, automatic approval].
 
Please send questions to Tina Henkin.
 

Promotion and tenure updates

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SEIs: OAA has added information to the SEI requests to students that asks them to be aware of the challenges to instructors this semester, and to take this into account in their evaluations. OAA will provide sample language to be added to core dossiers on this subject.
 
Canceled presentations: OAA will allow faculty to list information about presentations/conferences that are canceled due to COVID-19 in their CV and core dossier. Sample language will be provided soon. 
 
Peer teaching evaluations: There will be some flexibility in timing and type of peer teaching evaluations that were scheduled for spring 2020 (e.g., delay until fall, replace in person evaluations with review of course materials). Please try to maintain the numbers required by your APT, and focus review efforts on faculty for whom this is most important.
 
2019-2020 promotion and tenure decisions: these are being finalized by the Provost and are expected soon.
 
Annual review processes: no changes are expected at this time. Copies of annual review letters for all tenure-track faculty are due to the college on July 2, via Box here. Please contact Caitlin Brendel for questions about submission, and contact your divisional dean if you need additional time.
 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

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Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
April 27: Applications due for autumn 2020 course writing associates
May 1: Deadline for fall 2020 and spring 2021 fourth year review candidates to request tenure clock extensions 
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
May 15 (extended deadline): Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

April 9

Announcements

Reminder: Restricted access to university facilities

No faculty, staff or students should be entering any campus facilities, including personal offices, with the exception of previously identified experts tasked with maintaining critical equipment, animals, samples and materials. These small groups of authorized individuals will be entering designated buildings only on a very limited basis. If you have questions about facility access, please contact Sergio Soave or Ron Filippelli.
 

Career planning in uncertain times: Resources for ASC students

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The Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) has modified support services to be 100% online. Given the evolving nature of today’s job market, students are encouraged to take advantage of Career Success Virtual Week, an initiative that increases connections and opportunities for Arts and Sciences students. 

During the week of April 13, Career Success will host three virtual career fairs, each bringing more than 60 participating organizations who are currently hiring college talent. Career Success is also offering programs to support students in their job search and professional development. These programs include:
  • Virtual employer information sessions
  • Group career coaching quick chats on topics such as:
    • How to establish strong virtual etiquette
    • How to proactively search when career plans have been altered or canceled
    • How to network utilizing online resources
  • Check-ins with professional champions such as ASC alumni mentors and employers
Career Success continues to reach out to organizations to get a better sense as to hiring plans or modified onboarding for summer interns and full-time hires. Students, in particular graduating seniors, are encouraged to reach out to their career coach in order to talk through their current job search strategy. All virtual appointment scheduling may be done in the career management system Handshake.  
 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Senior Director of ASC Career and Professional Success Brian Guerrero.
 

International Engagement Award application deadline extended

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The Office of International Affairs is seeking nominations for the 2020 International Engagement Awards, which honor students, faculty and staff who have engaged in exceptional international outreach and community service projects. The application deadline has been extended to April 12.
 

Promotion and Tenure

Tenure clock extension for probationary faculty

Please share with faculty and staff
Candidates scheduled for promotion and tenure review in fall 2020 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out form 116 and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
Candidates scheduled for fourth year review in spring 2021 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out the form and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
All other probationary faculty are also eligible for the extension of the tenure clock. Candidates NOT scheduled for either P&T review or fourth year review in the 2020-2021 academic year have until April 1 of the year preceding their P&T review or fourth year review to submit the form (for example, a faculty member scheduled for P&T review in fall 2021 or fourth year review in Spring 2022 would have a deadline of April 1, 2021). These individuals should submit the form whenever it’s convenient, following the procedure listed above.
 
All probationary faculty may exclude up to three years total, of all types: (childbirth/adoption [form 111, automatic approval]; other circumstances [form 112, requires TIU, college and OAA approval]; and COVID-19 [form 116, automatic approval].
 
Please send questions to Tina Henkin.
 

Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and staff
SEIs: OAA has added information to the SEI requests to students that asks them to be aware of the challenges to instructors this semester, and to take this into account in their evaluations. OAA will provide sample language to be added to core dossiers on this subject.
 
Canceled presentations: OAA will allow faculty to list information about presentations/conferences that are canceled due to COVID-19 in their CV and core dossier. Sample language will be provided soon. 
 
Peer teaching evaluations: There will be some flexibility in timing and type of peer teaching evaluations that were scheduled for spring 2020 (e.g., delay until fall, replace in person evaluations with review of course materials). Please try to maintain the numbers required by your APT, and focus review efforts on faculty for whom this is most important.
 
2019-2020 promotion and tenure decisions: these are being finalized by the Provost and are expected soon.
 
Annual review processes: no changes are expected at this time. Copies of annual review letters for all tenure-track faculty are due to the college on July 2, via Box here. Please contact Caitlin Brendel for questions about submission, and contact your divisional dean if you need additional time.
 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

Please share with faculty and staff.
Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
April 12: Deadline for 2020 International Engagement Awards nominations
May 1: Deadline for fall 2020 and spring 2021 fourth year review candidates to request tenure clock extensions 
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
May 15 (extended deadline): Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

April 2

Announcements

Utilization of donor funds

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The Arts and Sciences Advancement Office has received many inquiries related to utilization of donor funds during this unprecedented time. We are grateful to all of you for continuing to utilize these resources to the betterment of our students, faculty and programs in the college. The following points are in response to some of these inquiries to clarify our approach going forward:
  1. Donor outreach: As we engage with donors during this time, we are not actively asking about changing the purpose or awarding criteria of endowment and current use funds. We encourage everyone to follow this protocol. If a donor contacts our office (or your department), we will be responsive to the donor’s inquiry.
     
  2. Auto-reinvestment: Endowments currently slated to auto-reinvest on June 30 will still reinvest. We encourage you to review your development funds with your department manager and utilize those resources, while adhering to the stated purpose of the fund, before June 30.
     
  3. Repurposing funds: Ohio State is not in a position to lift or loosen restrictions on endowments or current use funds. In some cases, however, some fund language may provide some flexibility upon closer review. The process to revise a fund is time-consuming and may involve steps ranging from requiring permission from all donors to a fund to submitting the request to the Ohio Attorney General. If you have questions about awarding or spending language for a development fund in your area, please contact your development officer or Kelly Hebblethwaite-Johnson, director of stewardship.
     
  4. Spending of development/donor supported funds is subject to the spending approvals currently in place for the college.
     

CSTW Writing Center services continue remotely

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The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW) continues to serve all writers throughout the university. Their services through the Writing Center have moved online for the rest of the semester. Writers looking for consultations can either schedule a drop-off session or schedule an online live chat session. If you have any difficulty, please contact ohiostatewritingcenter@gmail.com for support.
 

Promotion and Tenure

Tenure clock extension for probationary faculty

Please share with faculty and staff
Candidates scheduled for promotion and tenure review in fall 2020 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out form 116 and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
Candidates scheduled for fourth year review in spring 2021 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out the form and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the Docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
All other probationary faculty are also eligible for the extension of the tenure clock. Candidates NOT scheduled for either P&T review or fourth year review in the 2020-2021 academic year have until April 1 of the year preceding their P&T review or fourth year review to submit the form (for example, a faculty member scheduled for P&T review in fall 2021 or fourth year review in Spring 2022 would have a deadline of April 1, 2021). These individuals should submit the form whenever it’s convenient, following the procedure listed above.
 
All probationary faculty may exclude up to three years total, of all types: (childbirth/adoption [form 111, automatic approval]; other circumstances [form 112, requires TIU, college and OAA approval]; and COVID-19 [form 116, automatic approval].
 
Please send questions to Tina Henkin.
 

Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and staff
SEIs: OAA has added information to the SEI requests to students that asks them to be aware of the challenges to instructors this semester, and to take this into account in their evaluations. OAA will provide sample language to be added to core dossiers on this subject.
 
Canceled presentations: OAA will allow faculty to list information about presentations/conferences that are canceled due to COVID-19 in their CV and core dossier. Sample language will be provided soon. 
 
Peer teaching evaluations: There will be some flexibility in timing and type of peer teaching evaluations that were scheduled for spring 2020 (e.g., delay until fall, replace in person evaluations with review of course materials). Please try to maintain the numbers required by your APT, and focus review efforts on faculty for whom this is most important.
 
2019-2020 promotion and tenure decisions: these are being finalized by the Provost and are expected soon.
 
Annual review processes: no changes are expected at this time. Copies of annual review letters for all tenure-track faculty are due to the college on July 2, via Box here. Please contact Caitlin Brendel for questions about submission, and contact your divisional dean if you need additional time.
 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

Please share with faculty and staff.
Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.
 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Institute for Population Research 2020 call for seed grant proposals: Deadline extended to April 22

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The Institute for Population Research (IPR) is currently accepting applications from Ohio State faculty for its seed grant program, which looks to nurture research projects consistent with IPR’s mission to promote population science research. IPR favors multidisciplinary collaboration, and the institute specially encourages applications from junior faculty and from faculty new to population and health research. Applications are due by the EXTENDED deadline, Wednesday, April 22.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college
May 1: Deadline for fall 2020 and spring 2021 fourth year review candidates to request tenure clock extensions 
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
May 15 (extended deadline): Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
July 2: Deadline for submission of annual review letters for tenure-track faculty to the college

March 26

Message from the Dean

 
Dear Colleagues,
 
We are now in our third week of contending with the COVID-19 pandemic. The landscape continues to evolve rapidly, as we seek to navigate operational, economic and health/well-being related challenges. In the last few days, we have adjusted to a stay in place order by the governor, a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases in central Ohio (as well as a steep rise in cases at the national level), the announcement of a hiring freeze by both the state and the university, as well as a resumption of teaching remotely – in a way that none of us imagined two weeks ago.
 
Resumption of Classes:
 
Regarding the resumption of teaching, the initial reports we have received have generally been quite positive. As of Monday, of the more than 4000 courses offered in ASC, only three did not have a published page on Carmen Canvas. Music tutorials, art studio classes and team-based lab classes have all found ways to provide a continuity of instruction online. Moreover, there has been an amazing amount of sharing and mutual support among faculty and staff in the college. A few reminders as we go forward into the remainder of the semester:
  • Please work to find asynchronous options for your students. This is important both because some students live in places where they do not have great broadband access and find it harder to participate by Zoom, and because some are in earlier time zones and would have to participate in synchronous classes before dawn in some cases.
     
  • We have not found a good way to conduct proctored exams remotely (Proctorial will not work for many for various reasons), so we are asking instructors to development alternative end of semester assessments for their classes. Both UITL and ODEE have resources and webinars to help instructors develop these alternative assessments.
     
  • Please encourage your instructors to be kind, flexible and supportive with their students. This has been a stressful period for all of us, and especially so for many of our students who may be returning to home environments that feel either isolated or unsupportive, or where there are other challenges to navigate (e.g., ill family members, parents who have lost jobs, etc.) while they seek to remain academically engaged. A kind message from an instructor could mean a great deal right now.
     
  • Finally, please share with me, David Horn, or your divisional deans any challenges your instructors are experiencing with regard to teaching. We want to do what we can to help you address any difficulties you may be facing.

 
Hiring Freeze and Pullback on Discretionary Spending
 
The budget situation for the university for next year is uncertain. We do not know how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact our enrollments at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. What this will mean in terms of philanthropy is also unclear, but given the downturns in managed financial funds, there is good reason to believe that giving will be adversely affected. We might also experience a shortfall in state support for higher education next year – earlier this week Governor DeWine asked all of his departments to plan on a 20% reduced budget for next year. Moreover, there are significant unplanned costs that the university is experiencing as we manage this crisis.
 
This week the university announced a hiring freeze and asked all units to halt or reduce discretionary spending wherever possible. Within the college, we are implementing these guidelines by allowing faculty hires that are already well in process (e.g., at the level of a verbal or written offer) to proceed. Similarly, hires for research scientists or postdoctoral fellows that are already in progress can continue. Other planned academic hires in any of these categories will be paused for now. Staff hires are also currently halted. Under the university’s direction we are also moving discretionary spending requests up to the dean’s office for review and approval.
 
Kim Kinsel sent an email on Tuesday to department managers and finance staff on detailed fiscal processes following this announcement. Effective this week, Kim will be reviewing and approving or denying all eTravel and eRequests. She will be the level 2 approver for all procurement activity (with Nicole Cochran as backup approver). Your department manager or fiscal contact was also provided instructions for tracking any potential coronavirus expenses in case state/federal stimulus packages may occur.
 
Looking ahead, while we are currently restricted in the kind of research that can be conducted, there are indications that increased research funding will be available in the context of an economic stimulus package. We should also expect that the desire for remote learning opportunities is likely to remain permanently higher following the pandemic – so the transition to more online and remote teaching is something we should continue to move forward.
 
Summer Planning
 
Many of you are asking about summer session. There will not be any adjustments to the summer calendar. We already know that all of our study abroad programs are cancelled. My expectation is that summer camps, field experiences, and face to face instruction will be cancelled as well. Given this, we will not approve hiring commitments for the summer that involve face to face instruction, camps or other kinds of in person educational enrichment activities. As the expectations for the summer session become clear, we will work with our departments and programs on hiring commitments and offerings for remote instruction.
 
Some Good News
 
It looks like we are on the path to approving the proposal to add a new faculty classification – the teaching/clinical/practice track. As a reminder, this is enabling legislation, so once approval for the track is finalized by OAA, it will be up to individual programs to decide whether to add such a track within your department or school. Many thanks to Tina Henkin and to all of you who helped to bring this proposal forward.
 
To give folks within the college an opportunity to express appreciation for the creativity, commitment, and generosity of our faculty and staff during the COVID-19 crisis, we have created a central webpage for expressions of gratitude. You can find it here – https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/arts-sciences-buckeyes
 
Reading the many tributes posted there made me feel grateful to be a member of the ASC community.
 
Let me close by saying that I know it feels as though you are being asked to address a new set of challenges every day. No doubt there will be times when you experience crisis fatigue. We are working together in the context of a major historical event that will impact our country and our world for many years to come. Things are changing really rapidly which requires incredible flexibility and responsiveness. My own approach to staying the course with all of this is to focus on the things that really matter here – our people, and our mission. To the degree that we have to make difficult budget decisions in the weeks and months ahead, we will do so with an emphasis on continuing to support educational and research excellence over the long term. We will also do what we can to be mindful of the differential impact the pandemic is having on the more vulnerable members of our community.
 
My thanks to all of you for your commitment and your stewardship.
 
Be well, Gretchen

Announcements

Workday timeline update

While Ohio State focuses on its critical services during the uncertainty of the coronavirus outbreak, the Executive Sponsors of the Enterprise Project have made the difficult decision to extend the initial Workday releases by six months. They have instructed the project’s senior leadership team to immediately begin developing a plan to accommodate new deployment dates in December 2020 and January 2021. The Workday Student implementation timeline remains unchanged. Please know this timeline extension is not related to Workday product readiness or the project team’s work. Workday will meet our operational needs, and the university is making tremendous progress on its timeline. This is the right thing to do in the midst of extreme extenuating circumstances.

 

Facilities and building access

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Through the outstanding efforts of our chairs, directors, staff and faculty, the college has completed work on our COVID-19 contingency plans. This planning process was a huge task, undertaken in short order and under difficult circumstances. Our main goal remains protecting everyone’s health and safety, and we should be fully compliant with the governor’s “stay at home” order and this recent message from President Drake:
 
If you are an Ohio State employee, you should not come to campus unless you are needed to maintain critical services. These services include law enforcement and public safety; hospitals and health services; child care; limited meal preparation and service; facility utilities; and residential support. Vice presidents and deans will make determinations related to working on campus in these areas.
 
At this time, no staff, faculty or students should be entering any of university’s facilities, with the exception of an identified “skeleton crew” of experts tasked with maintaining critical equipment, animals, samples and materials. These small groups of authorized individuals will be entering designated buildings only on a very limited basis, for only a few hours, to do checks only. Those individuals have been identified by the appropriate chair/director and those names are being shared with college HR, FOD and Campus Security as needed. 
 
Thank you all for the amazing work in the most difficult of circumstances. While not perfect, our college has come together, rather quickly, to get us to this point. Please share this information with your personnel.
 
Our hope is that this planning will keep us all safe and enable us to ramp our activities back up efficiently when we return to campus.

 

Clinical/teaching/practice faculty track proposal

Please share with tenure-track faculty.
Online voting is now open for the clinical/teaching/practice track proposal. All tenure-track faculty should have received a Qualtrics email with a voting link (message sent on March 16 at 4 p.m.). The full proposal, a set of FAQs and a recording of the March 16 virtual town hall can be viewed on the Administrative Gateway. Please encourage your colleagues to participate in this important faculty vote.

 

Promotion and Tenure

Tenure clock extensions for probationary faculty

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Fourth year reviews currently underway (i.e., for candidates in their fourth year in academic year 2019-2020) CONTINUE! There is no option to delay these reviews, and dossiers are still due to the college on April 1.
 
Candidates scheduled for promotion and tenure review in fall 2020 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out form 116 and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
Candidates scheduled for fourth year review in spring 2021 have until May 1, 2020 to request extension of their tenure clock by one year, and approval will be automatic. Have the candidate fill out the form and send the completed unsigned form to Caitlin Brendel and she will handle the docusign and submission process. The final approved form will be routed back to the department for your records. Please contact Caitlin with questions about the form submission process.
 
All other probationary faculty are also eligible for the extension of the tenure clock. Candidates NOT scheduled for either P&T review or fourth year review in the 2020-2021 academic year have until April 1 of the year preceding their P&T review or fourth year review to submit the form (for example, a faculty member scheduled for P&T review in fall 2021 or fourth year review in Spring 2022 would have a deadline of April 1, 2021). These individuals should submit the form whenever it’s convenient, following the procedure listed above.
 
All probationary faculty may exclude up to three years total, of all types: (childbirth/adoption [form 111, automatic approval]; other circumstances [form 112, requires TIU, college and OAA approval]; and COVID-19 [form 116, automatic approval].
 
Please send questions to Tina Henkin.

 

Fourth year reviews due April 1

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Any remaining Fourth Year Review meetings can be held via teleconference or Zoom (etc.) as needed. The process for dossier preparation is here. The college will be as flexible as possible with dossier format issues and deadlines. Docusign is allowed for signatures on forms; if there are issues with obtaining signatures, it is acceptable to submit without the signature and include an explanatory note. Please submit the pdf via Box, and hard copies can be delivered later. If necessary, the pdf can be submitted before the comments process is complete (with a note of explanation), and the comments can be added later. Please contact Tina Henkin with questions, and please provide advance notice if you need extra time, and if any cases are negative at the TIU so they can be prioritized. 

 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

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Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Institute for Population Research 2020 call for seed grant proposals

Please share with faculty.
The Institute for Population Research (IPR) is currently accepting applications from Ohio State faculty for its seed grant program, which looks to nurture research projects consistent with IPR’s mission to promote population science research. IPR favors multidisciplinary collaboration, and the institute specially encourages applications from junior faculty and from faculty new to population and health research. Applications are due Wednesday, April 8.

 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college
April 8: IPR seed grant proposals due
May 1: Deadline for fall 2020 and spring 2021 fourth year review candidates to request tenure clock extensions 
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
May 15 (extended deadline): Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval

 


March 19, 2020

Message from the Dean

 
Dear Colleagues,
 
As we manage the extraordinary impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our campus and our college, I hope we will all prioritize the things that matter most – people and our mission. Right now many of you are working overtime to keep things running in a reasonable direction, and you have faculty and staff who are doing the same. Many are worried about what the impact of COVID-19 will be on your family and our community. Some are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety as a result of all of this. And one of the things that makes all of this harder is that we can’t currently interact with each other face to face. From what I have seen, I know that you are all caring, dedicated, and mission driven people. This is a good time to look out for the folks in your department, to thank the people who have really stepped up in face of the challenges we are dealing with, and to reach out to our students to help them adjust to the new realities of remote teaching.  Beyond all of that, please take good care of yourselves.
 
Thank you,
Gretchen

Announcements

Clinical/teaching/practice faculty track proposal

Please share with tenure-track faculty.
Online voting is now open for the clinical/teaching/practice track proposal. All tenure-track faculty should have received a Qualtrics email with a voting link (message sent on March 16 at 4 p.m.). The full proposal, a set of FAQs and a recording of the March 16 virtual town hall can be viewed on the Administrative Gateway. Please encourage your colleagues to participate in this important faculty vote.

 

Arts and Sciences Technology Services ongoing support

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As a part of the college’s COVID-19 response effort, Arts and Sciences Technology Services wants to ensure everyone’s health and safety remains a top priority; therefore, the ASCTech Service Desk will be focusing primarily on phone, ticket and remote support. Any face to face support will be limited to pre-scheduled appointments only. Our operating hours will remain Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with limited phone support 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
 
As we are in the process of moving faculty and staff to remote work, we are receiving a large amount of calls, tickets and requests. Due to increased volume of requests, our technicians are often busy and are unavailable for immediate response. Please be aware that we are responding as quickly as we can, and your issue will be addressed by a technician as soon as one becomes available. As always, the best way to contact us is by email, asctech@osu.edu, followed by phone, 614-688-4447. As many people are working remotely, please make sure to leave your name, a description of your request and your telephone number for callback.

 

Promotion and Tenure

Tenure clock extensions for probationary faculty

Please share with tenure-track faculty
The provost has made an announcement relating to the impact of COVID-19 on probationary faculty: Given the significant disruption to scholarly progress caused by our adjustment to COVID-19, all tenure track faculty who are in their probationary period in Spring 2020 will be offered a 1-year extension to their tenure clock. Details are forthcoming.

 

Fourth year reviews due April 1

Please share with faculty and staff.
Any remaining Fourth Year Review meetings can be held via teleconference or Zoom (etc.) as needed. The process for dossier preparation is here. The college will be as flexible as possible with dossier format issues and deadlines. Docusign is allowed for signatures on forms; if there are issues with obtaining signatures, it is acceptable to submit without the signature and include an explanatory note. Please submit the pdf via Box, and hard copies can be delivered later. If necessary, the pdf can be submitted before the comments process is complete (with a note of explanation), and the comments can be added later. Please contact Tina Henkin with questions, and please provide advance notice if you need extra time, and if any cases are negative at the TIU so they can be prioritized. 

 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

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Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Institute for Population Research 2020 call for seed grant proposals

Please share with faculty.
The Institute for Population Research (IPR) is currently accepting applications from Ohio State faculty for its seed grant program, which looks to nurture research projects consistent with IPR’s mission to promote population science research. IPR favors multidisciplinary collaboration, and the institute specially encourages applications from junior faculty and from faculty new to population and health research. Applications are due Wednesday, April 8.

 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
March 22: Outreach and Engagement grant applications due
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college
April 8: IPR seed grant proposals due
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
May 15 (extended deadline): Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval

 

March 12, 2020

Message from the Dean

 

Colleagues,
 
We are working diligently with all of you to implement the COVID-19 preparedness plan for the campus, and are especially focused on providing continuity of instruction plans (for the current face to face suspension period which runs through March 30) for all of our undergraduate classes by Friday, March 13. Please use KeepTeaching.osu.edu as your primary resource for developing these plans, and work with your department resource person and your ASC Tech person to get all of the continuity of instruction plans implemented by Monday.
 
We will be sharing more information and guidance with all of you as it becomes available. Thank you all for being so collaborative and responsive as we meet this challenge.
 
Gretchen

 

Announcements

Clinical/teaching/practice faculty track proposal: Virtual town hall on March 16

Please share with tenure-track faculty.
The College of Arts and Sciences is proposing the addition of the clinical/teaching/practice faculty track. The full proposal can be viewed here, and a one-page list of frequently asked questions can be viewed here. To take effect, this proposal must be approved by a majority of all tenure-track faculty in Arts and Sciences, from all campuses.

We will now hold a virtual town hall on Monday, March 16, from 2:30-4 p.m. to share information and answer questions. Log in to the town hall using Zoom: https://osu.zoom.us/j/8411921260 (If you need help accessing Zoom, visit the ODEE Resource Center here.)

We will distribute instructions for an online vote to all tenure-track faculty immediately at the conclusion of the March 16 town hall.

 

Promotion and Tenure

Fourth year reviews due April 1

Please share with faculty and staff.
Any remaining Fourth Year Review meetings can be held via teleconference or Skype as needed. The process for dossier preparation is here. The college will be as flexible as possible with dossier format issues. Docusign is allowed for signatures on forms; if there are issues with obtaining signatures, it is acceptable to submit without the signature and include an explanatory note. Please submit the pdf via Box, and hard copies can be delivered later. Please contact Tina Henkin with questions, and please provide advance notice if any cases are negative at the TIU so they can be prioritized. 

 

Promotion and tenure external evaluator approval process

Please share with faculty and staff.
Please follow the guidelines on the updated process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 25. Contact Tina Henkin if you have questions or need additional time.

 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
March 22Outreach and Engagement grant applications due
March 31: Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
May 25Proposed list of external reviewers for 2020-2021 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval

March 5, 2020

Message from the Dean

 

Colleagues,
 
We’ll have a full agenda over the next few weeks for the college and the university. A few quick things to highlight before everyone heads into Spring Break:

 
COVID-19
 
University leadership is working to address the potential impact of COVID-19 on our faculty, students and programs. Among the things being discussed and planned for are:

  • impact this spring and summer on students in study abroad programs in affected areas, and what we can do to assist students and faculty affected by this;
     
  • planning for how we can assist students from the affected countries who may not be able to travel home over the summer;
     
  • how we can utilize expertise on our faculty to educate the campus and the public about COVID-19; 
     
  • how to encourage safe practices to decrease the likelihood of transmission, reiterating that the best way to prevent the spread of any type of infection – including the flu, which is much more prevalent in the United States – is to practice routine hygiene etiquette.

There are many other factors that will need to be considered and planned for as well. If there are ways that you are being affected by cancelled programs, travel restrictions, student accommodation concerns, etc., please let us know and we’ll do what we can to help you. We may also be calling on some of you to assist us as we work with the central administration on proactively reviewing preparedness plans should they need to be implemented. The university has created a website with information about COVID-19, current university guidance, travel restrictions and reporting requirements.
 
GE Implementation Update
 
Last week I sent you some extended reflections on the GE Implementation final report and what this may mean for the college. Since writing that, I have learned that the ASC Senate is discussing a set of proposals that would modify the degree requirements for the BA and BS degrees in a direction that diverges from what was agreed to last spring by the ASCC, the ASC Senate and the University Senate. As I have shared with you previously, while I strongly affirm the role of the ASC Senate in setting the curriculum requirements for our degree plans, I would hope that any changes to those requirements would only be considered after full discussion and deliberation within all of our departments. Further, I hope we will think as one college (and not by department or division) about what is best for all of our programs and students.
 
Strategic Planning
 
A message went out this week to all students, faculty and staff about our strategic planning process. We will hold a series of town halls to gather input. The four town halls are each intended for a specific audience – staff, undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty – but anyone from ASC is welcome to attend and participate in any of these gatherings. We also have a webpage for ideas and feedback, and a series of questions will be sent to all faculty and staff through the weekly News and Updates email. We will also devote part of one of our remaining department chairs and school directors meetings to a conversation and feedback session as well. Please encourage your faculty, staff and students to participate in providing feedback. The broader the participation, the more fully representative and considered the outcomes will be.
 
College Leadership
 
Please think about nominations or self-nominations for the two leadership positions we need to fill for next year – the Divisional Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. The kind of candidates we are seeking are those with experience and vision, who will work collaboratively with colleagues to advance excellence in research, faculty development, and education. My own hope is that we will be able to recruit exceptional, articulate, ambitious leaders for these roles (who I would trust, support and learn from) who will be celebrated by all of you when they are announced. Nominations are due to Heather by March 13.
 
Center for Microbiome Science
 
Last week, I attended a meeting of the Academic Affairs, Student Life, and Research Committee of the Board of Trustees. I was there to hear a presentation by Matt Sullivan, a professor in our Department of Microbiology (with a partial appointment in engineering) who was there to talk about the recent launch of the new Center for Microbiome Science. Most of you have probably read news in recent years about the growing realization that human health (e.g., obesity, aging, disease susceptibility) is strongly influenced by the microorganisms (especially bacteria) that inhabit our digestive systems. Well, it turns out that the story is much broader than this, and that other big current issues such as climate change, food safety, and antibiotic resistance can also be understood through the lens of microbiome science. Professor Sullivan has brought together faculty and researchers from across campus – from Medicine, VetMed, FAES, Engineering, Dentistry, Public Health, and Pharmacy – under the auspices of this new center. In this fast-growing area of research, we have distinct advantages at Ohio State, where we can bring together expertise in infectious disease, cancer research, the ecosystem, and one health (animal to human) research to pursue some of the broader areas of interest involving microbiome science. Our ability to launch so quickly and well in this area also speaks to the opportunities that come from have the health sciences co-located with the general academic campus. I am grateful to Matt for his exceptional leadership in the area, to the Office of Research for their early support and guidance, and to all of the faculty and deans from outside of ASC who are involved in this effort.

 

Announcements

Join us for a clinical/teaching/practice faculty track proposal town hall on March 16

Please share with faculty.
The College of Arts and Sciences is proposing the addition of the clinical/teaching/practice faculty track. The full proposal can be viewed here, and a one-page list of frequently asked questions can be viewed here. To take effect, this proposal must be approved by a majority of all tenure-track faculty in Arts and Sciences, from all campuses. We will hold a town hall on Monday, March 16, from 2:30-4 p.m. in 035 Psychology Building to share information and answer questions. We will distribute instructions for an online vote to all tenure-track faculty immediately at the conclusion of the March 16 town hall.

 

NSF Early CAREER Award: Panel Discussion

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The Research Development Office is hosting a session featuring Ohio State faculty who have received funding from the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). Participants will learn about campus/community resources and winning strategies to develop proposals, have the opportunity to ask questions of colleagues to get personalized information, hear applicant perspectives regarding successful proposals and learn how to access samples of winning proposals.

The event will be Friday, March 27 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Smith Seminar Room, 1080 Physics Research Building. Learn more and register

 

Workday key dates

The launch of the new Workday enterprise system is fast approaching. We have received key dates that will guide our preparation, and this presentation provides an overview of this important information.

We are meeting in small groups with managers to review key dates and plan our operation preparation for the conversion to Workday. Additional information will be shared as it is received from the Enterprise Project team.

 

Last call for submissions: Autumn 2020 courses

It's time to highlight the upcoming array of intriguing and innovative GE courses the College of Arts and Sciences offers through our online courses bulletin board. If your unit has a course you would like to promote that fulfills a General Education requirement, please complete the submission form. Course submissions are due by March 6. We have sent out a similar communications to unit communicators and undergraduate program coordinators, so please coordinate within your unit to ensure that the most strategic courses are submitted for consideration. Contact asccomm@osu.edu with any questions.

 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 

March 22Outreach and Engagement grant applications due
March 31: Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form


 

Feb 27. 2020

Message from the Dean

 

GE Implementation 

Last week, the Office of Academic Affairs released the final report of the GE Implementation Committee, which is available here with all of the subcommittee reports. I am writing to ask all of you to read this report, discuss it in your school or department, and ensure that your ASC Senate representative is informed about the views of your faculty when they represent you in deliberations about the report and GE implementation more generally.
 
By way of context as you go into these discussions, I thought it might be helpful for me to lay out my own thoughts about some of the implications of GE implementation for the college. Among the matters that are relevant to consider are the new versus the old GE, concerns about governance, budget model implications, broader issues related to semester credit hour (SCH) production and the ASC budget, and interest in augmenting the degree requirements for ASC students. Thank you, in advance, for reading and considering what follows – which is longer and more detailed than usual given the importance of this topic.
 
Purpose
 
Both the new and the old GE requirements share a common purpose – to ground all Ohio State undergraduates in a broad set of courses covering different disciplinary areas, and to ground those offerings primarily in Arts and Sciences, since we are at the center of the academic breadth captured by the principles behind a liberal arts and sciences education. Such an education exposes students to different ways of thinking about and knowing the world (which range from the humanistic to the scientific) so they might be critical, independent, well-informed, flexible thinkers and global citizens. The way that the two GEs achieve this end varies in scope and structure. The current GE relies on a distribution model in 12 broad categories that range from visual and performing arts to natural sciences. To satisfy most of these current requirements, students commonly take courses at the 1000 or 2000 level – or, increasingly, meet these requirements in high school, before enrolling at Ohio State. The new GE structure has slimmed down the distribution requirements, while adding two other layers – two one-credit bookends (a launch seminar at the beginning and a reflection seminar at the end), as well as theme areas. Within the theme areas, students are required to complete two themes – one on citizenship in a just and diverse world (which all students must take) and one additional theme in a large, interdisciplinary area like health and well-being, sustainability, or lived environments. These two new layers will not be readily satisfied through course offerings taken before students arrive at Ohio State, and they will draw more broadly on the interdisciplinary strengths of our academically diverse campuses. Each theme may be satisfied by taking either one four-credit course, or two three-credit courses. All of that said, the expectation of the new GE, like the old GE, is that it will have at its core the course offerings and curricular sensibilities of a broad liberal arts and sciences education.
 
Governance
 
Some faculty have raised concerns about how the new GE implementation process affects ASC governance over the general education requirements for Arts and Sciences students. Board of Trustees rules (3335-5-27) specify that the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences governs the general education requirements for the BA and BS degrees in Arts and Sciences. The same rule also specifies that ASC faculty do not govern the GE requirements for the other colleges but are jointly responsible for planning those offerings “on a cooperative basis” under the jurisdiction of the University Senate through the Council on Academic Affairs (CAA). Some have suggested that current GE implementation process, which is being managed by OAA, is contrary to the expectations for internal GE governance. Yet it seems clear from the various votes and resolutions that occurred last spring (including approvals from the ASC Senate on April 10, 2019; all of the other colleges last spring; the Council on Academic Affairs on April 17, 2019; and the University Senate on April 18, 2019), that the new GE curriculum structure had been thoroughly discussed and approved through our own governance structures (both the ASC Curriculum Committee and the ASC Senate) in order to advance a unified GE for the entire campus. The motion that was drafted by the ASCC and approved by the ASC Senate last spring called for updates to be shared with the Senate as implementation plans progressed, as well as reassurances regarding the financial implications of the new GE, and finally a vote on the final implementation plan. Within the context of the shared GE plan that we and all of the other colleges committed ourselves to last spring, it appears that all of this has conformed with our governance structure and gone as expected. Now the ASC Senate, with information from the dean’s office and reassurance from the provost’s office, must decide whether to approve the final plan. 
 
Budget Implications and Assurances
 
Over the last few months we have been working to map out the likely budget implications of the new GE plan, and to work with OAA to get further specification on the fiscal assurances that were outlined by the provost’s office to the college last spring. Based on our work on both of these issues to date, I believe that the switch from the current GE requirements to the new GE requirements will not do further harm to the college’s budget. The main reasons for this are twofold: First, while the new university GE provides for a smaller set of foundational requirements than the current requirements, it is already the case that we are experiencing a steep decline in the credit hours being produced by Ohio State undergraduates under the terms of the current GE. That is because so many of our students are satisfying these requirements under the auspices of the College Credit Plus program, and through the state’s mandate that those who receive Advanced Placement scores of 3 or above in the distribution subject areas will also be awarded credit for those courses. Incoming students have already satisfied many of their GE requirements in the foundational areas – so having fewer requirements in those areas will have less impact on the college’s budget. In the financial modeling presented last spring, we accounted for this continued decline in foundation course enrollments. Further, having the new theme (which are 2000 level and up courses) and bookend requirements provides the college with new opportunities to produce credit hours in areas that are not as readily satisfied through the College Credit Plus or AP 3 pathways. The second reason that we are likely to see neutral or more positive results for our budget from the new GE requirements is that OAA’s fiscal assurances mean that the college will receive the budgetary benefit of an expectation that the majority of GE hours will be satisfied through courses taught in ASC, and the extra degree space created by this new slimmer GE structure will not result in students from other colleges taking fewer courses or electives in Arts and Sciences. Providing positive curricular pathways for certificates and minors that will allow students to achieve additional credentials while they are here is another opportunity that is created by this new GE structure. While we have not finalized the way that that these fiscal assurances will be implemented yet, we have made a great deal of progress, and we are on track to an agreement that would prevent the college from being financially harmed by the switch to the new set of GE requirements.
 
Other Budget Pressures
 
Yet that does not mean that the college’s budget has stabilized or expanded. Indeed, the downward pressure on credit hours will continue regardless of which set of GE requirements we operate within, although it appears likely that the downward pressure on credit hours will be slightly lessened by the change to a new set of GE requirements.  Our semester credit hour production per student has declined roughly 10% in the last seven years. Again, there are other factors contributing to the decline in SCHs within the college – students bring in an ever higher number of completed credits when they arrive at Ohio State, thanks to the AP 3 policy and the CC+ program; they are also taking more courses online elsewhere after they enroll at Ohio State which they then transfer in, meaning that they satisfy more of their requirements by other means rather than take our courses; and only about 40% of our students are taking at least 15 credits per semester – meaning a decline in the credit hour production per semester per student, which amounts to a decline in resources for the college. The response to this larger set of issues is less about the GE than it is about other efforts that are being planned or implemented – including efforts to encourage students to take at least 15 credits per semester; increases in the number of online courses being offered by the college (so fewer students will take online courses elsewhere); growing our summer course offerings in key areas; exploring the creation of new 3 or 4 plus 1 (BA/MA or BS/MS) programs for students who are on an accelerated path through college; and the creation of more wholly online or hybrid degree and certificate programs that do not draw on our current residential undergraduate population. 
 
To summarize, the college continues to face significant budget challenges which thwart our ability to invest in faculty and research excellence. Yet these challenges have very little to do with the new GE requirements, which are not likely to harm our budget, and may even make matters a bit better from a revenue perspective. Aside from the GE, we need to work together to address the other factors affecting the college’s budget through some of the measures outlined above.
 
Proposals to Further Augment the GE or Alter the Approval Process
 
Beyond the discussion about whether we should vote to approve the final GE implementation plan, some of our colleagues have suggested that we add further additional GE requirements for our own students or that we should recognize a wholly internal process for theme topic approvals that would likely result in themes that count only for Arts and Sciences students. While I believe deeply in the purpose and value of a robust arts and sciences education (an education that contributes to invention, creativity, a humanistic imagination, scientific discovery, economic growth and engaged citizenship) – I am also concerned about the potential consequences of the proposals under discussion. It is always the case that the faculty of ASC are the ones who can and must determine what the curriculum requirements are in Arts and Sciences. But I fear adding more requirements or altering the theme or foundation course approval process for the broader GE in a fully siloed fashion would be contrary to our commitment to a one university GE that is centered in the Arts and Sciences and is governed by CAA fairly and by cooperative agreement with both the ASCC and the ASC Senate. Further, this siloing could encourage other colleges to pull away from a one university GE as well, and it could open the door to more college specific GE requirements in the other colleges. If we depart from the one GE commitments we made last spring, we might also put at risk the financial assurances that are predicated on that GE model. Finally, how would our students react is we tried to deepen the general requirements for an ASC degree? Many, particularly in the sciences, may be tempted to go elsewhere – for instance, through internal transfers to FAES, Engineering or one of the other health sciences. To encourage more of our students (as well as students from the other colleges) to take a richer array of courses in ASC, one alternative would be to develop attractive theme combinations that then attach to a certificate, or other certificates or minors that are not attached to a theme area. Offering more packages of micro-credentials and thinking with our students about the ways to make pathways attractive is another approach here. Finally, I would hope that any changes to the degree requirements for the BA or BS degree in Arts and Sciences would be thoroughly discussed and vetted throughout the college before being brought forth for a vote.
 
Whether or not we approve the final GE implementation plan is something that the ASC Senate must decide this spring. The Senate also has the authority to recommend further changes to the degree requirements in Arts and Sciences. I hope that the decision on whether to go forward with the GE implementation plan, or any possible proposals to make further changes to our degree requirements or the broader GE approval structure, will be considered in the context of a well-informed and robust discussion among the faculty of the various schools and departments as well as of the faculty of the college as a whole.
 
Further Steps
 
To prepare for the important decisions that must be made this spring by the ASC Senate on whether to approve the final GE implementation plan, please consider the following:

  • Read the final GE implementation report;
  • Call for a department wide discussion of the plan;
  • If you feel it is appropriate or helpful, share this column with your faculty (as well as other views on this important topic);
  • Ask your senator to speak up and represent the views of your faculty in the deliberations in the ASC Senate, and to report back to the department on how those deliberations are progressing in the Senate.
 
In anticipation of the transition to our new GE and considering other curricular opportunities and pressures, consider the following:
 
  • Discuss what courses the department or school might offer in the foundation areas, as well as the theme areas;
  • Ask for reports and feedback from faculty involved in the theme area working groups;
  • Consider opportunities to develop collaborative courses or course pathways as part of a theme and/or a certificate;
  • Ask the college’s office of undergraduate education (David Horn’s shop) or OAA’s Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE, directed by Robert Griffith) to work with you on developing proposals for new online/hybrid certificates or 3 or 4 plus 1 programs that aim to enroll new students. (Revenue sharing opportunities from the college will be available from such programs that expand the university’s current revenue/tuition base.)

 

Announcements

Dean for Natural and Mathematical Sciences and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs: Call for applications and nominations

Dean Ritter has opened nominations and applications for two crucial leadership positionsin the College of Arts and Sciences — Dean for Natural and Mathematical Sciencesand Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. Interested candidates should submit at CV and letter of interest to Heather Core by Friday, March 13. Nominations should also be submitted by that date.

 

Call for Submissions: Autumn 2020 Courses

It's time to highlight the upcoming array of intriguing and innovative GE courses the College of Arts and Sciences offers through our online courses bulletin board. If your unit has a course you would like to promote that fulfills a General Education requirement, please complete the submission form. Course submissions are due by March 6. We have sent out a similar communications to unit communicators and undergraduate program coordinators, so please coordinate within your unit to ensure that the most strategic courses are submitted for consideration. Contact asccomm@osu.edu with any questions.

 

Advanced Methods Institute: Advancing Culturally Responsive Research and Researchers May 13-15

The College of Education and Human Ecology and the Data Access and Analysis Core are sponsoring a three-day Advanced Methods Institute event entitled Advancing Culturally Responsive Research and Researchers from May 13-15.

The goal of this event is to engage participants in the latest research methodologies and congruent methods that impact the cultural relevance and sustainability of scholarly research in the social and behavioral sciences.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Outreach and Engagement grant opportunities available

Please share with faculty and staff.
The Office of Outreach and Engagement will be providing grant funds through a competitive process to university faculty and staff to support program, performance, exhibition impact assessment, public policy review/development, professional development programs and professional conference or workshop participation. The deadline to apply is March 22. Grants up to $10,000 are available. Learn more and apply.

 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 

March 2: New First-Year Seminar proposals due
March 22Outreach and Engagement grant applications due
March 31: Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form


 

Feb. 20, 2020

Announcements

Call for applications: Mellon Diversity Editorial Fellow

The Ohio State University Press, in conjunction with the Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program, is seeking an Editorial Fellow to fulfill a 14-month, full-time position with the goal of increasing diversity in scholarly publishing. Through this entry-level position, fellows will be immersed in the acquisitions department of a leading scholarly press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors and projects throughout the acquisitions process. Contact Kristen Elias Rowley, editor in chief of The Ohio State University Press, for more information.

 

Nominate outstanding graduate students

Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to nominate outstanding graduate students for the 2020 Graduate Student Awards. Any graduate student in a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible, based on the criteria for each individual award. Each award includes a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship that will be added to the recipient’s statement of account. Questions can be sent to Brian Orefice, assistant dean for graduate studies.

 

Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Research Mentoring Workshop

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This workshop is designed for mentors of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty. During this workshop, participating faculty will learn how to acknowledge the impact of conscious and unconscious assumptions, privilege, stereotype threat and biases in the mentor-mentee relationship. Participants will use culturally responsive mentoring principles to guide them in talking about cultural diversity matters with their mentees. Mentors will also have the opportunity to learn and practice mentoring skills that deal with diversity matters.

Prior to attending the workshop, participants will need to complete a 30-minute online module to help mentors take full advantage of the workshop. 

The workshop will be held Feb. 28 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Research Commons (3rd Floor of 18th Ave. Library), Room 350. Register here.

Attendance is limited to 30 faculty members from any discipline, although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.

Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop, faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.

This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program. 

 

Arts and Sciences Handbook for Online Teaching

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Teaching online? Consult the College of Arts and Sciences' new handbook for online teaching for best practices, descriptions of Ohio State online tools and links to support and training resources. For more information, visit this webpage or contact ASC Tech.

 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 

March 2: New First-Year Seminar proposals due
March 31: Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form


 

Feb. 6, 2020

 

Message from the Dean

 

Last week, traveling back from a trip to Los Angeles, I reflected on opportunities ahead for us as a college.

The center point of this trip was an installation ceremony for Assistant Professor Rachel Skaggs, the inaugural holder of the Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Professorship of Arts Management. It was a pleasure for me to get to know Rachel as well as the extended members of the Barnett family who attended the installation ceremony. The Barnett family has been amazingly generous over the years, funding the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, Barnett Graduate Fellows and visiting speakers, among other things. We are a more vibrant and well-equipped college because of the support of forward-looking families such as the Barnetts. And as always, I gain so much when I spend time with our faculty, learning about their research and the innovative things they are doing in the classroom.

The field of Arts Management is relatively new, includes training in entrepreneurship, and is an area that makes sense for the college. Expertise in this area supports our other strengths in the arts – in theatre, music, art, design, dance, and art history – helping our creative students understand how to build a career that is not just personally and artistically rewarding, but economically viable as well. But the reach of this new field extends beyond our arts programs, and might find resonance with researchers in Sociology working on social mobility and the job market, or the faculty affiliates of the Sports and Society Initiative who are writing and thinking about how performative areas impact our culture and economy, or researchers in Geography who think about how the arts often provide connective community tissue in urban settings, or folks in English, Folklore and Comparative Studies who think about the role that music and performance play in American cultural production. Clearly it is an area of interest to our students as well – within Arts Administration Education and Policy, the new BAAM major is growing quickly.

Arts Management makes sense for the college in another way as well – as part of broader conversations about the contribution that we make to workforce development and entrepreneurship in Ohio. As the land grant university for Ohio, many in state government and the business community are looking to Ohio State to help graduates acquire the skills and orientations needed to be constructive contributors to a thriving economy. Big research universities have a huge impact on economic innovation and growth – both through the research and creative work we perform and the students we educate. Often the conversation about workforce development focuses primarily on business and engineering. Yet this is only part of the broader story of workforce development. One of my goals in the next few months is to articulate, recognize, and strengthen the contributions that Arts and Sciences makes to workforce development and entrepreneurship in Ohio.

Part of the contribution we make to workforce development involves our contributions to the creative class and culture of central Ohio. As Richard Florida has shown in his work on Cities and the Creative Class, (and as I experienced when I lived in Austin, TX) urban areas benefit greatly from the possibilities that emerge when you have artists, musicians, designers, engineers and technology workers living, playing and collaborating together. Bolstering the creative economy not only leads to new companies, cooperatives, firms and nonprofits, but it also provides a powerful draw for businesses seeking to recruit well-educated young adults from around the nation and the world.  And the benefits aren’t just economic. The draw of the arts and the possibilities for arts related careers may help us to diversify our student body. A thriving arts scene can also foster empathy and generosity which provides civic and social benefits as well (for information on the social impact of the arts go to https://www.americansforthearts.org/socialimpact).
 
There are similar stories to be told about other majors and disciplinary areas in the college and the contributions they make to workforce development and thriving communities. Students in Geography, Earth Sciences and Microbiology are learning about the impact of climate change and will have the skills and understanding needed to help address global warming and create a greener economy. Graduates from Statistics, Political Science and Physics will be important contributors to the information economy and will help us to address the cybersecurity threats that affect so much of our world. Those trained in Biology, Chemistry and the health subfields of the social sciences can provide insight into the social drivers behind deaths of despair, or the biological drivers of age-related dementia and other forms of neurological decline, and help craft effective interventions to these terrible health scourges. Finally graduates from History, Philosophy, and the language and literature departments will allow us to put all of this in a broader historical, cultural and ethical context – and as writers, journalists, community leaders and pundits they will help us understand the human world we inhabit and imagine a better collective future.
 
These are the stories I want to tell about our college’s contributions to the land grant mission and workforce development in Ohio. Please help me to elaborate on and refine these stories in ways that our Board of Trustees, elected officials and business leaders will appreciate and support.

Best wishes,
Gretchen

 

Announcements

NSF Early Career Development Program Recorded Webinar Access Instructions

Please share with faculty.
Here is a link to instructions on how to access the free NSF CAREER program webinar and course materials. Please distribute this message to your early career (pre-tenure) faculty and others who might be interested. Individuals will need to enter the discount code listed in the instructions to access the course materials.

This recorded webinar provides a comprehensive and detailed discussion of the NSF CAREER program and how to write a winning proposal, stepping through the process from developing an idea to interpreting reviews. A total of 3 hours long, the webinar is broken into six sections:
  • The NSF CAREER Program: The Basics
  • Planning your research component
  • Identifying your NSF program and talking to your PO
  • Planning your education component
  • Final planning steps and writing your proposal, step by step
  • Understanding and responding to reviews

Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences has one of the strongest records of earning CAREER in the nation. Please encourage applicable faculty (assistant professors in their first five years) to apply to this program!

 

Arts and Sciences Handbook for Online Teaching

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Teaching online? Consult the College of Arts and Sciences' new handbook for online teaching for best practices, descriptions of Ohio State online tools and links to support and training resources. For more information, visit this webpage or contact ASC Tech.

 

Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Research Mentoring Workshop

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This workshop is designed for mentors of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty. During this workshop, participating faculty will learn how to acknowledge the impact of conscious and unconscious assumptions, privilege, stereotype threat and biases in the mentor-mentee relationship. Participants will use culturally responsive mentoring principles to guide them in talking about cultural diversity matters with their mentees. Mentors will also have the opportunity to learn and practice mentoring skills that deal with diversity matters.

Prior to attending the workshop, participants will need to complete a 30-minute online module to help mentors take full advantage of the workshop. 

The workshop will be held Feb. 28 from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Research Commons (3rd Floor of 18th Ave. Library), Room 350. Register here.

Attendance is limited to 30 faculty members from any discipline, although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.

Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop, faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.

This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program. 

 

Provide input and nominations for the presidential search

The Presidential Search Committee wants to hear from you. Describe the qualities and experiences you would recommend in a president and offer other thoughts and suggestions as part of the process for seeking the 16th president in Ohio State’s history. The university community is also encouraged to submit candidate suggestions and nominations. Additional opportunities for engagement will be shared as the search progresses. To offer input and comments and submit candidate nominations, visit the presidential search website.

 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
March 2: New First-Year Seminar proposals due
March 31: Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form

Jan. 30, 2020

Message from the Dean

Creating a more participatory culture

After our last department chairs and school directors meeting, we began talking about how to make these meetings more participatory. My interest in this emanates from a desire to improve our governance processes and culture overall in the college. The more we can share in discussion and decision making about where the college is headed, the more likely it is that we will work together in a common direction. Moreover, given the talent and experience we have in the room when the chairs and directors meet, we are more likely to hear a diversity of perspectives and approaches to a given issue – which means that we will do a better job of crafting solutions to the challenges we face. Another reason that I would like to move in a more participatory direction is that this is one of the few occasions when we gather as representatives of the whole college rather than by divisions. If we hope to create a more shared Arts and Sciences culture, then getting beyond our divisional silos is a positive first step. My last thought is that we should do this is because participatory meetings are more lively and more fun.
 
Which brings me to the how. Here are some ideas that colleagues have offered on approaches that could foster greater participation:
  • One barrier to participation could be the size of our gathering. Perhaps, in addition to meeting once a month all together, we could also once a month meet in smaller groups of 8 or 9 (drawn from across the divisions) for more focused discussions of issues facing the college?
     
  • What if we reserved the chairs and directors meetings strictly for a discussion of issues and ideas? We could share any relevant materials in advance, assume everyone has looked the materials over, and then frame the discussion around key questions.
     
  • In terms of presentations, if we have those, we could ask that they be kept short (by time and by slides), that they be framed around a question or specific requests for input, and work to make the materials available in advance. Which lead me to ask – when and on what topics do you find presentations to be appropriate and helpful?
     
  • A final idea is to ask various chairs and directors to participate more in setting the agenda, presenting materials, and offering insight from your experiences in various areas (e.g. how are people preparing for GE implementation, or what sort of mentoring approaches do you take when you hire a new faculty member, or what are some of the factors that contribute to a successful grant getting culture). Would you be willing to help lead part of a meeting on occasion?

Let me know what you think about the suggestions offered here, or any other ideas you might have for moving us in a more participatory direction.

Strategic planning

As we have talked about before, we are engaged in an expedited strategic planning process this spring. For this, we are working with the Strategy Management Office. Currently, they are gathering and analyzing data and conducting interviews. What we hope to achieve with this effort is a plan that identifies our ambitions as a college, outlines some realistic goals, identifies tactics and approaches that can help us to realize these goals, and then creates a roadmap for implementing the plan and judging the results.
 
An initial step in all of this is to identify some key characteristics of successful colleges of arts and sciences at top research universities. We might say, for instance, that such a college is typically great at recruiting and retaining talented and high achieving faculty and staff members. Or that they create a learning environment that fosters engaged citizenship and prepares students for a rich and successful life and career. Another characteristic might include the ability to create and sustain programs that are nationally recognized for their research and creative excellence in distinctive ways. Thinking together about the attributes that foster a great college of arts and sciences will help us to articulate our goals and ambitions as we move forward. I welcome your reflections on this topic.

Transitions for staff

The last item to bring to your attention concerns some of the transitions that are going on for our staff. As most of you know, we are in the midst of a transformation of the human resources function for the entire university. Many of the roles that used to be distributed will now be centralized into service delivery centers. If done well, this should make the HR services more efficient and responsive. With these changes, some folks who currently work in HR-focused roles have accepted new positions elsewhere in the university’s HR organization, and we will be welcoming new HR specialists supporting various areas within the college. All of this is happening at the same time that the university is shifting to a new enterprise system (Workday) and we are working towards a new university-wide system for staff job classifications (Career Roadmap). This combination of changes is creating some uncertainty and added work burdens for many of our staff members. I encourage you to be mindful and supportive of them while these transitions are underway. If you would like to know more about any of this, please contact our HR Business Partners for the College – Peggy Link and Jen Prak.

Best wishes,
Gretchen
 

Announcements

Provide input and nominations for the presidential search

The Presidential Search Committee wants to hear from you. Describe the qualities and experiences you would recommend in a president and offer other thoughts and suggestions as part of the process for seeking the 16th president in Ohio State’s history. The university community is also encouraged to submit candidate suggestions and nominations. Additional opportunities for engagement will be shared as the search progresses. To offer input and comments and submit candidate nominations, visit the presidential search website.
 

Applications open for Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards

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Monday, Feb. 3 is the application deadline for the following College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards. Submission information for each award can be found here.
 
Open to all ASC faculty:
Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award
Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award
Honors Faculty Service Award
Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award
 
Open to A&H faculty:
Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring
Virginia Hull Research Award
 
Open to SBS faculty:
Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Awards
 

Reminder: Compensation eligibility for UITL Teaching Support Program

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To infuse evidence-based approaches and strategies in Ohio State classrooms and educational contexts, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and its partners have developed a three-part professional learning opportunity for faculty: the UITL Teaching Support Program. All full-time tenure-track faculty and all full-time, non-tenure track senior lecturers, lecturers and associated clinical, teaching and practice faculty with didactic teaching responsibility will be compensated for each completed section. In addition, part-time associated faculty are eligible for one-time, one-half compensation for the first two phases. Completion deadlines for the spring 2020 semester are Jan. 31 (for compensation at the end of March) and March 31 (for compensation at the end of May).
 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Spotlight on Foundations: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Please share with faculty.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. In addition to the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, the Sloan Foundation supports basic scientific research through grantmaking programs, among others, in Data and Computational ResearchEconomic Institutions, Behaviors, and PerformanceOutsourcing; and Working Longer.

The Sloan Foundation accepts two-page letters of inquiry on a rolling basis and is highly amenable to receiving inquiries from Ohio State faculty. Please contact Kristina Markel, director of foundation relations, if you are interested in proposing a project to Sloan.
 

Staff professional development grants

Please share with staff.
Planning your next professional development opportunity and need funding? Apply online for the Staff Career Development Grant, administered by the Office of Human Resources in partnership with the University Staff Advisory Committee. Eligible staff can apply for a grant of up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of two to 10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more, and the funds can be used for a variety of professional development opportunities related to job and/or career goals. Applications are being accepted until Friday, Jan. 31.

The Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council (SAC) also provides staff professional development funding through their own grant program, which awards up to $1,000 per person. The next deadline for applications is Feb. 1.

2020 College and University Deadlines

 
January 31: Deadline to apply for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
January 31: Deadline to apply for Staff Career Development Grants
February 1: Deadline to apply for Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Professional Development Grants
February 3: Deadline for submission of college award and ASC Distinguished Professorship nominations
February 3: Deadline for submitting nominations for ASC Faculty Awards
March 2: New First-Year Seminar proposals due
March 31: Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college

Jan. 24, 2020

Announcements

Apply now for the University Outreach and Engagement Awards

Please share with faculty and staff.
The university is seeking nominations of programs, scholars and community partners for the 2020 University Outreach and Engagement Awards, which honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in three categories: Community Engaged Program, Community Engaged Scholars, and Community Partner. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020.
 

Applications open for Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards

Please share with faculty.
Monday, Feb. 3 is the application deadline for the following College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards. Submission information for each award can be found here.
 
Open to all ASC faculty:
Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award
Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award
Honors Faculty Service Award
Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award
 
Open to A&H faculty:
Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring
Virginia Hull Research Award
 
Open to SBS faculty:
Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Awards
 

Reminder: Compensation eligibility for UITL Teaching Support Program

Please share with faculty.
To infuse evidence-based approaches and strategies in Ohio State classrooms and educational contexts, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and its partners have developed a three-part professional learning opportunity for faculty: the UITL Teaching Support Program. All full-time tenure-track faculty and all full-time, non-tenure track senior lecturers, lecturers and associated clinical, teaching and practice faculty with didactic teaching responsibility will be compensated for each completed section. In addition, part-time associated faculty are eligible for one-time, one-half compensation for the first two phases. Completion deadlines for the spring 2020 semester are Jan. 31 (for compensation at the end of March) and March 31 (for compensation at the end of May).
 

Accepting requests for First-Year Seminar proposals

Please share with faculty.
Applications are open now through spring 2020 for First-Year Seminar proposals for autumn 2020. Interested faculty are welcome to repeat a seminar they have taught in the past or to create and teach a new seminar. Please use our brief summary sheet on the nature and goals of the program as a reference. 

Please note that the stipend for teaching a First-Year Seminar, whether a first-time offering or a repeat offering, will be $3,000.

For those interested in proposing a new seminar, please fill out and return FYS Proposal Form to Todd Bitters by Monday, March 2. Those interested in repeating a seminar should complete and return the FYS Repeat Course Form to Todd Bitters by May 1, 2020.

For more information, please visit the First-Year Seminar website.
 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Spotlight on Foundations: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Please share with faculty.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. In addition to the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, the Sloan Foundation supports basic scientific research through grantmaking programs, among others, in Data and Computational ResearchEconomic Institutions, Behaviors, and PerformanceOutsourcing; and Working Longer.

The Sloan Foundation accepts two-page letters of inquiry on a rolling basis and is highly amenable to receiving inquiries from Ohio State faculty. Please contact Kristina Markel, director of foundation relations, if you are interested in proposing a project to Sloan.
 

Staff professional development grants

Please share with staff.
Planning your next professional development opportunity and need funding? Apply online for the Staff Career Development Grant, administered by the Office of Human Resources in partnership with the University Staff Advisory Committee. Eligible staff can apply for a grant of up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of two to 10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more, and the funds can be used for a variety of professional development opportunities related to job and/or career goals. Applications are being accepted until Friday, Jan. 31.

The Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council (SAC) also provides staff professional development funding through their own grant program, which awards up to $1,000 per person. The next deadline for applications is Feb. 1.

2020 College and University Deadlines

 

January 31: Deadline to apply for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
January 31: Deadline to apply for Staff Career Development Grants
February 1: Deadline to apply for Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Professional Development Grants
February 3: Deadline for submission of college award and ASC Distinguished Professorship nominations
February 3: Deadline for submitting nominations for ASC Faculty Awards
March 2: New First-Year Seminar proposals due
March 31: Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college


Jan. 16, 2020

Message from the Dean

Colleagues,
 
Happy New Year and welcome back. I look forward to collaborating with you this spring in support of our excellent faculty and students.
 
As you know, I spent much of the fall semester meeting with faculty, chairs and directors, and departments. I am grateful to all of you for sharing with me your passion for your research and your teaching, and your insights about opportunities to strengthen the college and university going forward. As I shift toward a more external focus over the next few months, I want to ensure that my connections and communication with faculty remains strong. With that in mind, I will be adding an occasional column to the weekly Chairs and Directors Mailing. This column, which I am inaugurating here, will be written entirely by me. My intent is to share my thoughts on some of the issues that are at the top of the agenda for the dean’s office and the college. Please view this column as an invitation for further feedback and dialogue on the issues that matter to you, your colleagues, staff and students.
 
As with begin the spring term, there are four matters that I am focused on for the college: GE implementation, leadership transitions, strategic planning and budget forecasting.

 
General Education Implementation

The Implementation Committee that has been led by the Office of Academic Affairs is finishing up its work and will be bringing forward recommendations for discussion and approval by the college and the broader campus community. I encourage all of you to read and respond to these recommendations as they are published. A great deal of work and engagement has gone into these implementation recommendations, much of it led by ASC faculty and staff members. Eventually, the recommendations will come before the ASC Senate for approval. Please be in dialogue with your senators and your colleagues as that discussion advances.
 
Further, in the fall, we organized a series of working groups around the announced theme areas. The mandate for these groups was to work constructively and proactively on organizing and highlighting some of the potential offerings in the theme areas and to do so in an interdisciplinary way. We look forward to hearing back from these working groups in the next few weeks.
 
Overall, I will reiterate my view of the GE implementation process which is that the most principled and productive approach to take here is to be constructive and forward looking about engaging with the new GE structure and providing curricular offerings and pathways which fit that structure. I know that there remain concerns in the college about the impact of the new GE, on the education our students will receive and on the budget of the college. I have heard as well concerns about workload and approval processes as we seek to put in place the newly approved GE curriculum. These are concerns we need to be vigilant about attending to as we move forward. That said, I hope we will not allow ourselves to be distracted from the task at hand — namely to offer an attractive, rich set of course offerings that will shape the educational outlooks of all Ohio State students for years to come.

Leadership Transitions

We are in the midst of several leadership transitions at the college level, and we are anticipating an important leadership transition at the university level. At the college level, we are grateful for the contributions that were made by Associate Executive Dean for Curriculum and Student Engagement Steven Fink; Dean for Natural and Mathematical Sciences Luis Casian; and Ted Beauchaine, Faculty Fellow for Special Priorities, all of whom left those posts at the end of December. We are welcoming the following new leaders to the dean’s office this month:

  • David Horn, Associate Executive Dean for Undergraduate Education
  • Christopher Jaroniec, Interim Dean for Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Trevon Logan, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Mercil, Faculty Fellow for the Arts

In addition, I am in the process of appointing Roman Holowinsky as a Faculty Fellow for Entrepreneurship for the college. Please join me in welcoming these outstanding leaders to the dean’s office.
 
Outside of the dean’s office, a few weeks ago we all received the news that Dr. Michael Drake will be leaving his position as Ohio State’s president and returning to the faculty, perhaps as early as this summer. President Drake has overseen many admirable achievements in his time at Ohio State. Our student body is more diverse and more accomplished than in years past, while graduation rates have risen and debt rates have declined. There is a focus and attention to the deployment of innovative and proven pedagogies at Ohio State that is impressive. Further, the university has been creative and innovative in identifying and securing new sources of revenue to support the academic mission. I am grateful to President Drake for his leadership and accomplishments.
 
Going forward, this is a critical moment for us to position the college — both with the Board of Trustees and the new incoming president — as a critical partner in the future success of the university. Making these leaders aware of the work that we are doing and the contributions we are poised to make will be one of my goals over the next few months.

Strategic Planning

Positioning ourselves for success is the goal of the strategic planning process that we are undertaking this spring. While I am thankful for the guidance that is provided by the college’s last strategic plan, which was completed a couple of years ago, I believe that we would benefit from developing a plan that is more specific — one that gives us a realistic set of goals that we strive to achieve and be held accountable for over time. My hope is that we will put together a new plan through an expedited process this spring, that will be built upon the insights and suggestions of our faculty, staff and students as well as critical external stakeholders. Once a plan has been drafted, we will use it as an opportunity to develop a common set of understandings and commitments with the president’s and provost’s offices regarding the future of the college.

Budget Forecasting

Finally, a word about the current state and future projections for the college’s budget. We are setting into motion various efforts designed to bolster the college’s budget. Within the context of the current budget model these include (but are not limited to) working to raise the number of credit hours students complete each semester; expanding our summer course offerings; expanding our online course and degree offerings; increasing the number of certificates and master’s programs that the college offers; preparing to participate more broadly in the College Credit Plus program; addressing waiting lists for undergraduate classes; increasing the amount of external funding that our faculty receive; increasing our levels of corporate engagement and commercialization; and expanding the college’s endowment.
 
These efforts should begin to have a positive impact over the medium term. In the meantime, we are still contending with significant downward pressures on our undergraduate enrollments (they are projected to drop again this spring) that will continue to leave us with fewer resources to invest in the short term. That means we must remain disciplined (particularly about new spending commitments) and patient as we work our way toward a healthier budget that allows us to invest at appropriate levels in academic excellence. Finally, as I have said to many of you, I am interested in fostering a broader dialogue about the budget structure at Ohio State and encouraging the development of a budget system that aligns more fully with the goals of educational and research excellence.
 
Best wishes,
 
Gretchen

Announcements

General Education implementation proposals for review

Please share with faculty and staff.
The GE Implementation Committee is requesting university-wide feedback on several draft implementation proposals. Feedback will be accepted through Jan. 24 on proposals for the “Reflection Seminar” final bookend course, embedded literacies and the expected learning outcomes for existing themes, and through Jan. 17 for Policies and Procedures. A final implementation report that incorporates university feedback will be released early in the spring semester. Access the proposals and submit feedback on the GE website under “Current Feedback Needs.”
 

Apply now for the University Outreach and Engagement Awards

Please share with faculty and staff.
The university is seeking nominations of programs, scholars and community partners for the 2020 University Outreach and Engagement Awards, which honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in three categories: Community Engaged Program, Community Engaged Scholars, and Community Partner. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020.
 

Reminder: Compensation eligibility for UITL Teaching Support Program

Please share with faculty.
To infuse evidence-based approaches and strategies in Ohio State classrooms and educational contexts, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and its partners have developed a three-part professional learning opportunity for faculty: the UITL Teaching Support Program. All full-time tenure-track faculty and all full-time, non-tenure track senior lecturers, lecturers and associated clinical, teaching and practice faculty with didactic teaching responsibility will be compensated for each completed section. In addition, part-time associated faculty are eligible for one-time, one-half compensation for the first two phases. Completion deadlines for the spring 2020 semester are Jan. 31 (for compensation at the end of March) and March 31 (for compensation at the end of May).
 

Special assignment and faculty professional leave application forms

Please share with faculty.
Updated forms and submission guidelines for faculty interested in applying for special assignments (SAs) or faculty professional leaves (FPLs) in 2020-2021 are posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 17, 2020.
 
Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 7, 2020, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details.
 

Accepting requests for First-Year Seminar proposals

Please share with faculty.
Applications are open now through spring 2020 for First-Year Seminar proposals for autumn 2020. Interested faculty are welcome to repeat a seminar they have taught in the past or to create and teach a new seminar. Please use our brief summary sheet on the nature and goals of the program as a reference. 

Please note that the stipend for teaching a First-Year Seminar, whether a first-time offering or a repeat offering, will be $3,000.

For those interested in proposing a new seminar, please fill out and return FYS Proposal Form to Todd Bitters by Monday, March 2. Those interested in repeating a seminar should complete and return the FYS Repeat Course Form to Todd Bitters by May 1, 2020.

For more information, please visit the First-Year Seminar website.
 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Spotlight on Foundations: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Please share with faculty.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. In addition to the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, the Sloan Foundation supports basic scientific research through grantmaking programs, among others, in Data and Computational ResearchEconomic Institutions, Behaviors, and PerformanceOutsourcing; and Working Longer.

The Sloan Foundation accepts two-page letters of inquiry on a rolling basis and is highly amenable to receiving inquiries from Ohio State faculty. Please contact Kristina Markel, director of foundation relations, if you are interested in proposing a project to Sloan.
 

2020 College and University Deadlines

 

January 17: Faculty deadline to complete special assignments and faculty professional leave applications
January 31Deadline to apply for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
February 3: Deadline for submission of college award and ASC Distinguished Professorship nominations
March 2: New First-Year Seminar proposals due
March 31: Final spring 2020 compensation deadline for the UITL Teaching Support Program
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
April 1: Deadline for submission of fourth-year review dossiers and clinical/research faculty reappointment reviews to the college


Jan. 9, 2020

Announcements

Special assignment and faculty professional leave application forms

Please share with faculty.
Updated forms and submission guidelines for faculty interested in applying for special assignments (SAs) or faculty professional leaves (FPLs) in 2020-2021 are posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 17, 2020.
 
Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 7, 2020, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details.
 

General Education implementation proposals for review

The GE Implementation Committee is requesting university-wide feedback on several draft implementation proposals. Feedback will be accepted through Jan. 24 on proposals for the “Reflection Seminar” final bookend course, embedded literacies and the expected learning outcomes for existing themes, and through Jan. 17 for Policies and Procedures. A final implementation report that incorporates university feedback will be released early in the spring semester. Access the proposals and submit feedback on the GE website under “Current Feedback Needs.”
 

Apply now for the University Outreach and Engagement Awards

The university is seeking nominations of programs, scholars and community partners for the 2020 University Outreach and Engagement Awards, which honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in three categories: Community Engaged Program, Community Engaged Scholars, and Community Partner. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020.
 

Accepting requests for First-Year Seminar proposals

Please share with faculty.
Applications are open now through spring 2020 for First-Year Seminar proposals for autumn 2020. Interested faculty are welcome to repeat a seminar they have taught in the past or to create and teach a new seminar. Please use our brief summary sheet on the nature and goals of the program as a reference. 

Please note that the stipend for teaching a First-Year Seminar, whether a first-time offering or a repeat offering, will be $3,000. 

For those interested in proposing a new seminar, please fill out and return FYS Proposal Form to Todd Bitters by Monday, March 2. Those interested in repeating a seminar, should complete and return the FYS Repeat Course Form to Todd Bitters by May 1, 2020.

For more information, please visit the First-Year Seminar website.
 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Spotlight on Foundations: The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. In addition to the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, the Sloan Foundation supports basic scientific research through grantmaking programs, among others, in Data and Computational ResearchEconomic Institutions, Behaviors, and PerformanceOutsourcing; and Working Longer.

The Sloan Foundation accepts two-page letters of inquiry on a rolling basis and is highly amenable to receiving inquiries from Ohio State faculty. Please contact Kristina Markel, director of foundation relations, if you are interested in proposing a project to Sloan.
 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 

January 17: Faculty deadline to complete special assignments and faculty professional leave applications
January 31Deadline to apply for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
February 3: Deadline for submission of college award and ASC Distinguished Professorship nominations
March 2: New First-Year Seminar proposals due
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form


Jan. 3, 2020

Announcements

Special assignment and faculty professional leave application forms

Please share with faculty.
Updated forms and submission guidelines for faculty interested in applying for special assignments (SAs) or faculty professional leaves (FPLs) in 2020-2021 are posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 17, 2020.
 
Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 7, 2020, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details.
 

Apply now for the University Outreach and Engagement Awards

The university is seeking nominations of programs, scholars and community partners for the 2020 University Outreach and Engagement Awards, which honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in three categories: Community Engaged Program, Community Engaged Scholars, and Community Partner. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020.
 

Accepting requests for First-Year Seminar proposals

Please share with faculty.
Applications are open now through spring 2020 for First-Year Seminar proposals for autumn 2020. Interested faculty are welcome to repeat a seminar they have taught in the past or to create and teach a new seminar. Please use our brief summary sheet on the nature and goals of the program as a reference. 

Please note that the stipend for teaching a First-Year Seminar, whether a first-time offering or a repeat offering, will be $3,000. 

For those interested in proposing a new seminar, please fill out and return FYS Proposal Form to Todd Bitters by Monday, March 2. Those interested in repeating a seminar, should complete and return the FYS Repeat Course Form to Todd Bitters by May 1, 2020.

For more information, please visit the First-Year Seminar website.
 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 
January 17: Faculty deadline to complete special assignments and faculty professional leave applications
January 31Deadline to apply for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
February 3: Deadline for submission of college award and ASC Distinguished Professorship nominations
March 2: New First-Year Seminar proposals due
May 1: Deadline to complete First-Year Seminar repeat course form
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Dec. 19, 2019

Announcements

Apply now for the University Outreach and Engagement Awards

The university is seeking nominations of programs, scholars and community partners for the 2020 University Outreach and Engagement Awards, which honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in three categories: Community Engaged Program, Community Engaged Scholars, and Community Partner. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020.

 

Accepting requests for First-Year Seminar proposals

Please share with faculty.
Applications are open now through spring 2020 for First-Year Seminar proposals for autumn 2020. Interested faculty are welcome to repeat a seminar they have taught in the past or to create and teach a new seminar. Please use our brief summary sheet on the nature and goals of the program as a reference. 

Please note that the stipend for teaching a First-Year Seminar, whether a first-time offering or a repeat offering, will be $3,000. 

For those interested in proposing a new seminar, please fill out and return FYS Proposal Form to Todd Bitters by Monday, March 2. Those interested in repeating a seminar, should complete and return the FYS Repeat Course Form to Todd Bitters by May 1, 2020.

For more information, please visit the First-Year Seminar website.

 

Tools of the Trade: Communicating Scientific Research

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science presents Tools of the Trade: Communicating Scientific Research. Using an elevator pitch as a model, participants will learn tools for explaining their research to broad audiences using techniques such as content framing, laddering, metaphors and visioning. Presenter Meagan Buren coaches Columbus TEDx speakers and has trained a variety of Ohio State researchers in communicating their science to diverse audiences.

This event will be Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Biomedical Research Tower Room 115. Please contact Stuart Hobbs with questions and register here.
 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Applications open for annual OSEP funding

Working with Ohio State Energy Partners, the Energy Academic Collaboration Council requests proposals from Ohio State faculty, staff and students to advance university priorities and promote interdisciplinary and community collaboration. This year’s request for proposals is now open; awards between $10,000 and $50,000 each will be given in health and well-being, leadership and professional development, sustainability programs, and arts and humanities. Proposals are due Dec. 31.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 
December 20: Speaker applications due for Research and Innovation Showcase
December 31: Proposals due for Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) funding
January 31: Deadline to apply for University Outreach and Engagement Awards

Dec. 12, 2019

Announcements

Accepting requests for First-Year Seminar proposals

Please share with faculty.
Applications are open now through spring 2020 for First-Year Seminar proposals for autumn 2020. Interested faculty are welcome to repeat a seminar they have taught in the past or to create and teach a new seminar. Please use our brief summary sheet on the nature and goals of the program as a reference. 

Please note that the stipend for teaching a First-Year Seminar, whether a first-time offering or a repeat offering, will be $3,000. 

For those interested in proposing a new seminar, please fill out and return FYS Proposal Form to Todd Bitters by Monday, March 2. Those interested in repeating a seminar, should complete and return the FYS Repeat Course Form to Todd Bitters by May 1, 2020.

For more information, please visit the First-Year Seminar website.

 

Tools of the Trade: Communicating Scientific Research

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science presents Tools of the Trade: Communicating Scientific Research. Using an elevator pitch as a model, participants will learn tools for explaining their research to broad audiences using techniques such as content framing, laddering, metaphors and visioning. Presenter Meagan Buren coaches Columbus TEDx speakers and has trained a variety of Ohio State researchers in communicating their science to diverse audiences.

This event will be Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Biomedical Research Tower Room 115. Please contact Stuart Hobbs with questions and register here.

 

Research and Innovation Showcase accepting speaker applications

The Research & Innovation Showcase is an annual celebration of the collective impact of research and creative inquiry at The Ohio State University and beyond, culminating in Ohio State’s Innovator of the Year awards. During the event, researchers have the opportunity to share their work through spotlight talks, and now the showcase is looking for faculty, staff and students who are exploring research and creative inquiry from all disciplines to share their stories. Speaker applications are now being accepted through Dec. 20, 2019 for next year’s Research & Innovation Showcase taking place April 8, 2020. Apply today.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Applications open for annual OSEP funding

Working with Ohio State Energy Partners, the Energy Academic Collaboration Council requests proposals from Ohio State faculty, staff and students to advance university priorities and promote interdisciplinary and community collaboration. This year’s request for proposals is now open; awards between $10,000 and $50,000 each will be given in health and well-being, leadership and professional development, sustainability programs, and arts and humanities. Proposals are due Dec. 31.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 

December 20: Speaker applications due for Research and Innovation Showcase
December 31: Proposals due for Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) funding


 

Dec. 5, 2019

Announcements

Tools of the Trade: Communicating Scientific Research

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science presents Tools of the Trade: Communicating Scientific Research. Using an elevator pitch as a model, participants will learn tools for explaining their research to broad audiences using techniques such as content framing, laddering, metaphors and visioning. Presenter Meagan Buren coaches Columbus TEDx speakers and has trained a variety of Ohio State researchers in communicating their science to diverse audiences.

This event will be Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Biomedical Research Tower Room 115. Please contact Stuart Hobbs with questions and register here.

 

Research and Innovation Showcase accepting speaker applications

The Research & Innovation Showcase is an annual celebration of the collective impact of research and creative inquiry at The Ohio State University and beyond, culminating in Ohio State’s Innovator of the Year awards. During the event, researchers have the opportunity to share their work through spotlight talks, and now the showcase is looking for faculty, staff and students who are exploring research and creative inquiry from all disciplines to share their stories. Speaker applications are now being accepted through Dec. 20, 2019 for next year’s Research & Innovation Showcase taking place April 8, 2020. Apply today.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Applications open for annual OSEP funding

Working with Ohio State Energy Partners, the Energy Academic Collaboration Council requests proposals from Ohio State faculty, staff and students to advance university priorities and promote interdisciplinary and community collaboration. This year’s request for proposals is now open; awards between $10,000 and $50,000 each will be given in health and well-being, leadership and professional development, sustainability programs, and arts and humanities. Proposals are due Dec. 15.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 

December 15: Proposals due for Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) funding
December 20: Speaker applications due for Research and Innovation Showcase


 

Nov. 21, 2019

Announcements

Research and Innovation Showcase accepting speaker applications

The Research & Innovation Showcase is an annual celebration of the collective impact of research and creative inquiry at The Ohio State University and beyond, culminating in Ohio State’s Innovator of the Year awards. During the event, researchers have the opportunity to share their work through spotlight talks, and now the showcase is looking for faculty, staff and students who are exploring research and creative inquiry from all disciplines to share their stories. Speaker applications are now being accepted through Dec. 20, 2019 for next year’s Research & Innovation Showcase taking place April 8, 2020. Apply today.

 

Updated "Who Does What" document

Please share with faculty and staff 
The "Who Does What" document has been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. This document provides useful information about the correct college personnel to contact for questions about a wide range of topics.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 

December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants
December 4: Preliminary nominations for Distinguished University Professor due to divisional deans
December 20: Speaker applications due for Research and Innovation Showcase


 

Nov. 15, 2019

Announcements

Innovate 2020 seeking RFPs for spring conference

Innovate 2020 is an annual conference that brings together educators, administrators and tech industry professionals to explore recent advancements, best practices and provocative approaches to teaching and learning with technology. This year, Innovate is looking for educators who are thinking outside the box to evolve their instruction through innovative teaching methods and tools.

Those interested in presenting at the Innovate: Transform conference on May 14, 2020, are encouraged to submit their proposalsThe RFP deadline is Nov. 19.

 

Call For Abstracts: Center for Clinical & Translational Science

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has opened a call for poster abstracts for its 7th Annual Scientific Meeting on Dec. 3 at the Ohio Union. The theme of the meeting is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Translational Science and Human Health, but posters are being accepted on a variety of topics. Please submit your abstract here before Nov. 17.

Please register for the event using this form, and see the meeting's agenda here.

 

Updated "Who Does What" document

Please share with faculty and staff 
The "Who Does What" document has been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. This document provides useful information about the correct college personnel to contact for questions about a wide range of topics.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 
November 17: Deadline for Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) abstracts
November 19: Deadlines due for Innovate 2020 RFPs
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants
December 4: Preliminary nominations for Distinguished University Professor due to divisional deans

Nov. 7, 2019

Announcements

Career Roadmap update: Supervisor review phases closes tomorrow

Please share with supervisors of staff 
The supervisor review phase of the Career Roadmap will close TOMORROW on Nov. 8. We are seeking feedback from you to increase accuracy and consistency of mapping for the staff reporting to you. Please direct your questions and input on the mapping of your direct report(s) to ASC-CareerRoadmap@osu.edu
 
As a reminder, the following resources are available to assist with your mapping review: 

Call For Abstracts: Center for Clinical & Translational Science

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has opened a call for poster abstracts for its 7th Annual Scientific Meeting on Dec. 3 at the Ohio Union. The theme of the meeting is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Translational Science and Human Health, but posters are being accepted on a variety of topics. Please submit your abstract here before Nov. 17.

Please register for the event using this form, and see the meeting's agenda here.

 

Updated "Who Does What" document

Please share with faculty and staff 
An updated version of the "Who Does What" document has been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. This document provides useful information about the correct college personnel to contact for questions about a wide range of topics.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 
November 17: Deadline for Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) abstracts
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants
December 4: Preliminary nominations for Distinguished University Professor due to divisional deans

 

Oct. 31. 2019

Announcements

Career Roadmap update: Supervisor review phases closes Nov. 8

Please share with supervisors of staff 
The supervisor review phase of the Career Roadmap will close on Nov. 8. We are seeking feedback from you to increase accuracy and consistency of mapping for the staff reporting to you. Please direct your questions and input on the mapping of your direct report(s) to ASC-CareerRoadmap@osu.edu
 
If you would like to discuss the mapping of your staff in person, we invite you to schedule an appointment with a member of the ASC HR team. Please send your request to ASC-CareerRoadmap@osu.edu.
 
As a reminder, the following resources are available to assist with your mapping review: 

 

Translational Data Analytics Fall Forum

Join us Nov. 6 and 7 as we explore how the Ohio State community is using big data to solve today’s most complex challenges. We’ll hear from distinguished speakers, host interactive information sessions, and see how the entire campus community is using big data for good with a morning poster session. Dr. Katherine Ensor will present the keynote address Nov. 6 at 4 p.m., with poster and concurrent sessions the following day. To learn more and RSVP, please visit this webpage.

 

Call For Abstracts: Center for Clinical & Translational Science

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has opened a call for poster abstracts for its 7th Annual Scientific Meeting on Dec. 3 at the Ohio Union. The theme of the meeting is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Translational Science and Human Health, but posters are being accepted on a variety of topics. Please submit your abstract here before Nov. 17.

Please register for the event using this form, and see the meeting's agenda here.

 

Call for applications/nominations: Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education

Executive Dean Gretchen Ritter is calling for applications and nominations for Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education. The Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education will have direct oversight for all areas of graduate and undergraduate curriculum and instruction, course and program approval, undergraduate recruitment, advising, honors, scholarships, and Career and Professional Success.

The Associate Executive Dean will work with the faculty, college committees and relevant central university offices in all of the areas outlined above. The individual will be a member of the core leadership team in the college, which is led by the Executive Dean. The leadership team discusses administrative and policy matters and engages in coordinating, enhancing and implementing the operations, budget and strategic planning of the college and its constituent units. The team is responsible for working to promote the values of a liberal education and of a comprehensive arts and sciences college within and beyond the university. The college will provide an office and computer in University Hall. Some of the goals during the first year will be working to activate the undergraduate education aspects of the college strategic plan and continuing to foster the emerging strength and cohesion of the college as a whole.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Heather Core by Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. Core by that date. The projected start date will be Jan. 1, 2020. The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.

 

Updated "Who Does What" document

Please share with faculty and staff 
An updated version of the "Who Does What" document has been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. This document provides useful information about the correct college personnel to contact for questions about a wide range of topics.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 

November 4: Deadline to apply for Accelerator Awards
November 17: Deadline for Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) abstracts
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants
December 4: Preliminary nominations for Distinguished University Professor due to divisional deans


 

Oct. 24, 2019

Announcements

Participate in Values and Ethics Survey

Provide your thoughts and feedback related to Ohio State’s culture and shared values. You received an email from the Ethics and Compliance Initiative between Sept. 23 and Oct. 2 with a link to participate in a confidential survey, which will take about 20-25 minutes to complete. You are encouraged to provide honest feedback by Oct. 29 to help strengthen our shared values framework and support our collective effort to continually improve our unique Buckeye culture.

 

Translational Data Analytics Fall Forum

Join us Nov. 6 and 7 as we explore how the Ohio State community is using big data to solve today’s most complex challenges. We’ll hear from distinguished speakers, host interactive information sessions, and see how the entire campus community is using big data for good with a morning poster session. Dr. Katherine Ensor will present the keynote address Nov. 6 at 4 p.m., with poster and concurrent sessions the following day. To learn more and RSVP, please visit this webpage.

 

Call for applications/nominations: Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education

Executive Dean Gretchen Ritter is calling for applications and nominations for Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education. The Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education will have direct oversight for all areas of graduate and undergraduate curriculum and instruction, course and program approval, undergraduate recruitment, advising, honors, scholarships, and Career and Professional Success.

The Associate Executive Dean will work with the faculty, college committees and relevant central university offices in all of the areas outlined above. The individual will be a member of the core leadership team in the college, which is led by the Executive Dean. The leadership team discusses administrative and policy matters and engages in coordinating, enhancing and implementing the operations, budget and strategic planning of the college and its constituent units. The team is responsible for working to promote the values of a liberal education and of a comprehensive arts and sciences college within and beyond the university. The college will provide an office and computer in University Hall. Some of the goals during the first year will be working to activate the undergraduate education aspects of the college strategic plan and continuing to foster the emerging strength and cohesion of the college as a whole.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Heather Core by Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. Core by that date. The projected start date will be Jan. 1, 2020. The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.

 

Updated "Who Does What" document

Please share with faculty and staff 
An updated version of the "Who Does What" document has been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. This document provides useful information about the correct college personnel to contact for questions about a wide range of topics.

 

Career Roadmap update: Office hours available for supervisors

Please share with supervisors of staff 
When complete, Career Roadmap will provide staff and their supervisors a powerful new tool to identify and develop opportunities for themselves and their teams to build successful career paths at Ohio State. Staff will see where their position fits in the career framework and what is needed to grow professionally.

Supervisors with at least one direct report were given early access to the online mapping tool starting Sept. 30. This was their first opportunity to review how their direct reports were initially mapped in the new framework and provide feedback to their HR partner. This is a first draft, and we know it will improve with feedback from employees, supervisors, HR partners and unit leaders to increase accuracy and consistency.

The Career Roadmap website offers a mapping toolkit, FAQs, a glossary and other resources. The ASC Human Resources team will also be holding office hours during the month of October for chairs and managers who would like to discuss mapping for their staff. The office hours will be held from 1-3 p.m. every Friday in October in 147 University Hall.

 

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair

The Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair is designed for students who are approaching graduation and ready to apply to an Ohio State graduate or professional school. It is also appropriate for students early in their enrollment who want to learn about coursework and extracurricular opportunities that will help them to prepare for graduate and professional school admission. Students can meet with admission representatives from 20 Ohio State programs and offices. The fair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Ohio Union Performance Hall.

 

Promotion and Tenure

Peer Review Procedures document update

Please share with faculty
An updated version of the Peer Review Procedures document, which summarizes each unit’s requirements for peer teaching reviews and student comments and percentages for promotion and tenure approvals and quorum, has been posted on the Administrative Gateway here

The chair of the eligible faculty committee and procedures oversight designee should review this document to ensure that it matches the unit APT, as these are the standards that will be applied at the time of the college level review. Please notify Tina Henkin of any discrepancies.

 

Vita updates

Please share with faculty
Faculty in ASC will be required to use Vita for dossier preparation beginning with Spring 2020 fourth-year reviews (note that dossiers for clinical and research faculty reappointment reviews may use a Word document that follows the core dossier structure in spring 2020). Candidates will continue to be able to download their final dossier from Vita in Word format and make any necessary additions, adjustments and corrections.
 
There have been a number of significant improvements to the Vita system over the last few months. Information is available at the Vita site and by subscribing to the Vita mailing list here.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Call For Abstracts: Center for Clinical & Translational Science

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has opened a call for poster abstracts for its 7th Annual Scientific Meeting on Dec. 3 at the Ohio Union. The theme of the meeting is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Translational Science and Human Health, but posters are being accepted on a variety of topics. Please submit your abstract here before Nov. 17.

Please register for the event using this form, and see the meeting's agenda here.

 

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 
October 28: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
November 4: Deadline to apply for Accelerator Awards
November 17: Deadline for Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) abstracts
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants

Oct. 17, 2019

Announcements

Call for applications/nominations: Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education

Executive Dean Gretchen Ritter is calling for applications and nominations for Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education. The Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education will have direct oversight for all areas of graduate and undergraduate curriculum and instruction, course and program approval, undergraduate recruitment, advising, honors, scholarships, and Career and Professional Success.

The Associate Executive Dean will work with the faculty, college committees and relevant central university offices in all of the areas outlined above. The individual will be a member of the core leadership team in the college, which is led by the Executive Dean. The leadership team discusses administrative and policy matters and engages in coordinating, enhancing and implementing the operations, budget and strategic planning of the college and its constituent units. The team is responsible for working to promote the values of a liberal education and of a comprehensive arts and sciences college within and beyond the university. The college will provide an office and computer in University Hall. Some of the goals during the first year will be working to activate the undergraduate education aspects of the college strategic plan and continuing to foster the emerging strength and cohesion of the college as a whole.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Heather Core by Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. Core by that date. The projected start date will be Jan. 1, 2020. The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.

 

General Education implementation updates

The Implementation Committee is working to address key needs ahead of the launch of the new General Education program in autumn 2021 and is soliciting input from across the university. Visit the Implementation website and subscribe to the newsletter to learn about the process and how to participate.

Currently, the committee seeks feedback on proposals in two key areas: the first Bookend course (feedback requested by Oct. 18) and Goals & Expected Learning Outcomes (Oct. 21).

 

Updated "Who Does What" document

Please share with faculty and staff 
An updated version of the "Who Does What" document has been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. This document provides useful information about the correct college personnel to contact for questions about a wide range of topics.

 

Promotion and Tenure

Peer Review Procedures document update

Please share with faculty
An updated version of the Peer Review Procedures document, which summarizes each unit’s requirements for peer teaching reviews and student comments and percentages for promotion and tenure approvals and quorum, has been posted on the Administrative Gateway here

The chair of the eligible faculty committee and procedures oversight designee should review this document to ensure that it matches the unit APT, as these are the standards that will be applied at the time of the college level review. Please notify Tina Henkin of any discrepancies.

 

Vita updates

Please share with faculty
Faculty in ASC will be required to use Vita for dossier preparation beginning with Spring 2020 fourth-year reviews (note that dossiers for clinical and research faculty reappointment reviews may use a Word document that follows the core dossier structure in spring 2020). Candidates will continue to be able to download their final dossier from Vita in Word format and make any necessary additions, adjustments and corrections.
 
There have been a number of significant improvements to the Vita system over the last few months. Information is available at the Vita site and by subscribing to the Vita mailing list here.

 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Call for nominations for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2020 nominations is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university's ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Previous DSA recipients and Ohio Eminent Scholars are not eligible for nomination.
 
For more information about eligibility and application information, visit the Office of Research website.
 
Nomination packets and questions should be emailed to Cheryl Cahlander by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

 

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

 
October 21: Deadline to apply for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards
October 28: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
November 4: Deadline to apply for Accelerator Awards
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants

Oct. 10, 2019

Dear Chairs and Directors,

Thank you again to all who took time to come together for my first Welcome Address last week. The video of the talk and Q&A is available to view here.

I am eager to hear your feedback and ideas about how we move our college forward. Please reply directly to this email with any thoughts you have, and I look forward to continuing our conversations.

Best wishes,
Gretchen

 

Call for applications/nominations: Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education

Executive Dean Gretchen Ritter is calling for applications and nominations for Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education. The Associate Executive Dean of Undergraduate Education will have direct oversight for areas of curriculum and instruction, course and program approval, undergraduate recruitment, advising, honors, scholarships, and career and professional services.

The Associate Executive Dean will work with the faculty, college committees and relevant central university offices in all of the areas outlined above. The individual will be a member of the core leadership team in the college, which is led by the Executive Dean. The leadership team discusses administrative and policy matters and engages in coordinating, enhancing and implementing the operations, budget and strategic planning of the college and its constituent units. The team is responsible for working to promote the values of a liberal education and of a comprehensive arts and sciences college within and beyond the university. The college will provide an office and computer in University Hall. Some of the goals during the first year will be working to activate the undergraduate education aspects of the college strategic plan and continuing to foster the emerging strength and cohesion of the college as a whole.

Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Heather Core by Monday, November 4, 2019. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. Core by that date. The projected start date will be January 1, 2020. The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn. 

 

General Education implementation updates

The Implementation Committee is working to address key needs ahead of the launch of the new General Education program in autumn 2021 and is soliciting input from across the university. Visit the Implementation website and subscribe to the newsletter to learn about the process and how to participate.

Currently, the committee seeks feedback on proposals in two key areas: the first Bookend course (feedback requested by Oct. 18) and Goals & Expected Learning Outcomes (Oct. 21).

 

Updated "Who Does What" document

Please share with faculty and staff 
An updated version of the "Who Does What" document has been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. This document provides useful information about the correct college personnel to contact for questions about a wide range of topics.

 

Peer Review Procedures document update

Please share with faculty
An updated version of the Peer Review Procedures document, which summarizes each unit’s requirements for peer teaching reviews and student comments and percentages for promotion and tenure approvals and quorum, has been posted on the Administrative Gateway here

The chair of the eligible faculty committee and procedures oversight designee should review this document to ensure that it matches the unit APT, as these are the standards that will be applied at the time of the college level review. Please notify Tina Henkin of any discrepancies.

 

Vita updates

Please share with faculty
Faculty in ASC will be required to use Vita for dossier preparation beginning with Spring 2020 fourth-year reviews (note that dossiers for clinical and research faculty reappointment reviews may use a Word document that follows the core dossier structure in spring 2020). Candidates will continue to be able to download their final dossier from Vita in Word format and make any necessary additions, adjustments and corrections.
 
There have been a number of significant improvements to the Vita system over the last few months. Information is available at the Vita site and by subscribing to the Vita mailing list here.

 

Career Roadmap update: Office hours available for supervisors

Please share with supervisors of staff
When complete, Career Roadmap will provide staff and their supervisors a powerful new tool to identify and develop opportunities for themselves and their teams to build successful career paths at Ohio State. Staff will see where their position fits in the career framework and what is needed to grow professionally.

Supervisors with at least one direct report will be given early access to the online mapping tool starting Sept. 30, 2019. This will be their first opportunity to review how their direct reports were initially mapped in the new framework and provide feedback to their HR partner. This is a first draft, and we know it will improve with feedback from employees, supervisors, HR partners and unit leaders to increase accuracy and consistency.

The Career Roadmap website offers a mapping toolkit, FAQs, a glossary and other resources. The ASC Human Resources team will also be holding office hours during the month of October for chairs and managers who would like to discuss mapping for their staff. The office hours will be held from 1-3 p.m. every Friday in October in 147 University Hall.

 

Professional development grant applications

Please share with staff
The Staff Advisory Council of the College of Arts and Sciences encourages staff members to apply for professional development funding for up to $1,000 through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. The next deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. For additional information, eligibility and to access the online application, please visit the ASC Staff Professional Development Grants page on the Intranet. Please contact Jackie Lipphardt with questions.

 

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme grants and fellowships

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme encourages faculty, staff and graduate students to apply for our 2019-2020 fellowship and grant opportunities. Awards range from $500-$150,000 and include travel grants, field schools, community engagement, opportunities for centers and institutes and a new grant for projects exploring race, ethnicity and social justice. Deadlines begin Tuesday, Oct. 15, and continue through spring 2020. Please direct questions to Program Manager Puja Batra-Wells.

 

Translational Data Analytics Fall Forum

Join us Nov. 6 and 7 as we explore how the Ohio State community is using big data to solve today's most complex challenges. We'll hear from distinguished speakers, host interactive information sessions and see how the entire campus community is using big data for good with a morning poster session. Learn more and RSVP here.

 

2019-2020 CAPS Seed Grant Program request for applications

This year's Ohio State Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) Seed Grant Program is now accepting applications. CAPS provides affiliated members with support and tools for novel discoveries, commercialization and, ultimately, economic development opportunities.
 
Add yourself to the CAPS listserv by clicking here. To apply, please fill out this form and email this address to submit your proposal by Monday, Oct. 14.

 

Call for nominations for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2020 nominations is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university's ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Previous DSA recipients and Ohio Eminent Scholars are not eligible for nomination.
 
For more information about eligibility and application information, visit the Office of Research website.
 
Nomination packets and questions should be emailed to Cheryl Cahlander by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

 

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website. A workshop will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for those who may be considering submitting a proposal. The 90-minute session will feature a panel of past BETHA recipients and review committee members who will share tips for writing a successful proposal and discuss criteria used in the review process. Register to attend.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

October 14: Deadline to apply for the CAPS Seed Grant Program
October 15: Next deadline for Staff Professional Development Grants
October 15: Deadlines begin for Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme grants and fellowships
October 21: Deadline to apply for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards
October 28: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
November 4: Deadline to apply for Accelerator Awards
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants

Oct. 3, 2019

Peer Review Procedures document update

Please share with faculty
An updated version of the Peer Review Procedures document, which summarizes each unit’s requirements for peer teaching reviews and student comments and percentages for promotion and tenure approvals and quorum, has been posted on the Administrative Gateway here

The chair of the eligible faculty committee and procedures oversight designee should review this document to ensure that it matches the unit APT, as these are the standards that will be applied at the time of the college level review. Please notify Tina Henkin of any discrepancies.

 

Vita updates

Please share with faculty
Faculty in ASC will be required to use Vita for dossier preparation beginning with Spring 2020 fourth-year reviews (note that dossiers for clinical and research faculty reappointment reviews may use a Word document that follows the core dossier structure in spring 2020). Candidates will continue to be able to download their final dossier from Vita in Word format and make any necessary additions, adjustments and corrections.
 
There have been a number of significant improvements to the Vita system over the last few months. Information is available at the Vita site and by subscribing to the Vita mailing list here.

 

Career Roadmap update: Office hours available for supervisors

Please share with supervisors of staff
When complete, Career Roadmap will provide staff and their supervisors a powerful new tool to identify and develop opportunities for themselves and their teams to build successful career paths at Ohio State. Staff will see where their position fits in the career framework and what is needed to grow professionally.

Supervisors with at least one direct report will be given early access to the online mapping tool starting Sept. 30, 2019. This will be their first opportunity to review how their direct reports were initially mapped in the new framework and provide feedback to their HR partner. This is a first draft, and we know it will improve with feedback from employees, supervisors, HR partners and unit leaders to increase accuracy and consistency.

The Career Roadmap website offers a mapping toolkit, FAQs, a glossary and other resources. The ASC Human Resources team will also be holding office hours during the month of October for chairs and managers who would like to discuss mapping for their staff. The office hours will be held from 1-3 p.m. every Friday in October in 147 University Hall.

 

Professional development grant applications

Please share with staff
The Staff Advisory Council of the College of Arts and Sciences encourages staff members to apply for professional development funding for up to $1,000 through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. The next deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. For additional information, eligibility and to access the online application, please visit the ASC Staff Professional Development Grants page on the Intranet. Please contact Jackie Lipphardt with questions.

 

College of Arts and Sciences now offering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate open to students, faculty and staff

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to now offer a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This 12-credit hour certificate is open to all degree-seeking Ohio State students as well as anyone with a bachelor’s degree, including eligible Ohio State faculty and staff. Faculty and staff can take advantage of tuition assistance and a flexible course schedule.

Beginning in the spring 2020 semester, the certificate requirements can be completed in their entirety either in person or online. The certificate, an interdisciplinary curricular program, is designed to equip leaders and thinkers with the tools they need to thrive in increasingly diverse workplaces, teams and other social environments. Get more info on the certificate, including how to registe

 

Accelerator Awards application now open

The Accelerator Awards program provides Ohio State inventors a grant to advance and further develop promising technologies, bringing them closer to market. Prototype development, human clinical data studies, animal studies, coding, market studies and customer validation efforts are eligible uses for this award. The process for applying for an Accelerator Award has changed. Click here to learn about program details and how to apply. The fall 2019 application window closes on Nov. 4. 

 

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme grants and fellowships

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme encourages faculty, staff and graduate students to apply for our 2019-2020 fellowship and grant opportunities. Awards range from $500-$150,000 and include travel grants, field schools, community engagement, opportunities for centers and institutes and a new grant for projects exploring race, ethnicity and social justice. Deadlines begin Tuesday, Oct. 15, and continue through spring 2020. Please direct questions to Program Manager Puja Batra-Wells

 

2019-2020 CAPS Seed Grant Program request for applications

This year's Ohio State Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) Seed Grant Program is now accepting applications. CAPS provides affiliated members with support and tools for novel discoveries, commercialization and, ultimately, economic development opportunities.
 
Add yourself to the CAPS listserv by clicking here. To apply, please fill out this form and email this address to submit your proposal by Monday, Oct. 14.

 

Call for nominations for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2020 nominations is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university's ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Previous DSA recipients and Ohio Eminent Scholars are not eligible for nomination.
 
For more information about eligibility and application information, visit the Office of Research website.
 
Nomination packets and questions should be emailed to Cheryl Cahlander by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

 

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website. A workshop will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for those who may be considering submitting a proposal. The 90-minute session will feature a panel of past BETHA recipients and review committee members who will share tips for writing a successful proposal and discuss criteria used in the review process. Register to attend.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

October 14: Deadline to apply for the CAPS Seed Grant Program
October 15: Next deadline for Staff Professional Development Grants
October 15: Deadlines begin for Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme grants and fellowships
October 21: Deadline to apply for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards
October 28: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
November 4: Deadline to apply for Accelerator Awards
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants

Sept. 26, 2019

Career Roadmap update, early access available Sept. 30

Please share with supervisors of staff
When complete, Career Roadmap will provide staff and their supervisors a powerful new tool to identify and develop opportunities for themselves and their teams to build successful career paths at Ohio State. Staff will see where their position fits in the career framework and what is needed to grow professionally.

Supervisors with at least one direct report will be given early access to the online mapping tool starting Sept. 30, 2019. This will be their first opportunity to review how their direct reports were initially mapped in the new framework and provide feedback to their HR partner. This is a first draft, and we know it will improve with feedback from employees, supervisors, HR partners and unit leaders to increase accuracy and consistency.

The Career Roadmap website offers a mapping toolkit, FAQs, a glossary and other resources. The ASC Human Resources team will also be holding office hours during the month of October for chairs and managers who would like to discuss mapping for their staff. The office hours will be held from 1-3 p.m. every Friday in October in 147 University Hall.

 

Peer Review Procedures document update

Please share with faculty
An updated version of the Peer Review Procedures document, which summarizes each unit’s requirements for peer teaching reviews and student comments, and percentages for promotion and tenure approvals and quorum, has been posted on the Administrative Gateway here

The chair of the eligible faculty committee and procedures oversight designee should review this document to ensure that it matches the unit APT, as these are the standards that will be applied at the time of the college level review. Please notify Tina Henkin of any discrepancies.

 

Vita updates

Please share with faculty
Faculty in ASC will be required to use Vita for dossier preparation beginning with Spring 2020 fourth-year reviews (note that dossiers for clinical and research faculty reappointment reviews may use a Word document that follows the core dossier structure in spring 2020). Candidates will continue to be able to download their final dossier from Vita in Word format and make any necessary additions, adjustments and corrections.
 
There have been a number of significant improvements to the Vita system over the last few months. Information is available at the Vita site and by subscribing to the Vita mailing list here.

 

Accelerator Awards application now open

The Accelerator Awards program provides Ohio State inventors a grant to advance and further develop promising technologies, bringing them closer to market. Prototype development, human clinical data studies, animal studies, coding, market studies and customer validation efforts are eligible uses for this award. The process for applying for an Accelerator Award has changed. Click here to learn about program details and how to apply. The fall 2019 application window closes on Nov. 4. 

 

Blackistone headlines "Complying: Examining the rules and regulations that govern student athletics"

Kevin Blackistone, University of Maryland professor and ESPN and Washington Post commentator, will headline the Sports and Society Initiative's Oct. 3 event, which will dig deep into the intricacies of compliance in student athletics, peeling back layers to help build understanding of this complicated process.

 

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme grants and fellowships

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme encourages faculty, staff and graduate students to apply for our 2019-2020 fellowship and grant opportunities. Awards range from $500-$150,000 and include travel grants, field schools, community engagement, opportunities for centers and institutes and a new grant for projects exploring race, ethnicity and social justice. Deadlines begin Tuesday, Oct. 15, and continue through spring 2020. Please direct questions to Program Manager Puja Batra-Wells

 

2019-2020 CAPS Seed Grant Program request for applications

This year's Ohio State Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) Seed Grant Program is now accepting applications. CAPS provides affiliated members with support and tools for novel discoveries, commercialization and, ultimately, economic development opportunities.
 
Add yourself to the CAPS listserv by clicking here. To apply, please fill out this form and email this address to submit your proposal by Monday, Oct. 14.

 

Call for nominations for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2020 nominations is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university's ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Previous DSA recipients and Ohio Eminent Scholars are not eligible for nomination.
 
For more information about eligibility and application information, visit the Office of Research website.
 
Nomination packets and questions should be emailed to Cheryl Cahlander by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

 

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website. A workshop will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for those who may be considering submitting a proposal. The 90-minute session will feature a panel of past BETHA recipients and review committee members who will share tips for writing a successful proposal and discuss criteria used in the review process. Register to attend.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

October 14: Deadline to apply for the CAPS Seed Grant Program.
October 15: Deadlines begin for Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme grants and fellowships
October 21: Deadline to apply for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards
October 28: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
November 4: Deadline to apply for Accelerator Awards
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants

Sept. 19, 2019

Submit your Spring 2020 courses

It's time to highlight the array of intriguing and innovative GE courses the College of Arts and Sciences offers through our online courses bulletin board.

If you have any courses you would like to promote that fulfill General Education requirements, please complete the submission form. Course submissions are due by Sept. 19. 

We have sent out a similar communications to unit communicators and undergraduate program coordinators, so please coordinate within your unit to ensure that the most strategic courses are submitted for consideration. Contact asccomm@osu.edu with any questions.

 

Vita updates

Please share with faculty
Faculty in ASC will be required to use Vita for dossier preparation beginning with Spring 2020 fourth-year reviews (note that dossiers for clinical and research faculty reappointment reviews may use a Word document that follows the core dossier structure in spring 2020). Candidates will continue to be able to download their final dossier from Vita in Word format and make any necessary additions, adjustments and corrections.
 
There have been a number of significant improvements to the Vita system over the last few months. Information is available at the Vita site and by subscribing to the Vita mailing list here.

 

ASC Early and Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards

Please share with faculty
The ASC Early and Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards are newly established to recognize outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching and service for early and mid-career faculty at the time of review for promotion to associate professor or professor.

Recipients will be selected by the divisional promotion and tenure review panels based on materials in the promotion and tenure dossiers submitted to the college. No separate nomination process is required. The awards will be presented at the ASC spring awards event. Please contact Tina Henkin with any questions.

 

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

Please share with faculty and staff
Advice on dossier preparation and review of dossier content is available by emailing Tina Henkin to set up an appointment.

 

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme grants and fellowships

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme encourages faculty, staff and graduate students to apply for our 2019-2020 fellowship and grant opportunities. Awards range from $500-$150,000 and include travel grants, field schools, community engagement, opportunities for centers and institutes and a new grant for projects exploring race, ethnicity and social justice. Deadlines begin Tuesday, Oct. 15, and continue through spring 2020. Please direct questions to Program Manager Puja Batra-Wells

 

2019-2020 CAPS Seed Grant Program request for applications

This year's Ohio State Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) Seed Grant Program is now accepting applications. CAPS provides affiliated members with support and tools for novel discoveries, commercialization and, ultimately, economic development opportunities.
 
Add yourself to the CAPS listserv by clicking here. To apply, please fill out this form and email this address to submit your proposal by Monday, Oct. 14.

 

Call for nominations for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2020 nominations is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university's ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Previous DSA recipients and Ohio Eminent Scholars are not eligible for nomination.
 
For more information about eligibility and application information, visit the Office of Research website.
 
Nomination packets and questions should be emailed to Cheryl Cahlander by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

 

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website. A workshop will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for those who may be considering submitting a proposal. The 90-minute session will feature a panel of past BETHA recipients and review committee members who will share tips for writing a successful proposal and discuss criteria used in the review process. Register to attend.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

September 25: Deadline to submit National Postdoc Appreciation Week events
October 14: Deadline to apply for the CAPS Seed Grant Program.
October 15: Deadlines begin for Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme grants and fellowships
October 21: Deadline to apply for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards
October 28: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants


 

Sept. 12, 2019

Submit your Spring 2020 courses

It's time to highlight the upcoming array of intriguing and innovative GE courses the College of Arts and Sciences offers through our online courses bulletin board.

If you have any courses you would like to promote that fulfill General Education requirements, please complete the submission form. Course submissions are due by Sept. 19. 

We have sent out a similar communications to unit communicators and undergraduate program coordinators, so please coordinate within your unit to ensure that the most strategic courses are submitted for consideration. Contact asccomm@osu.edu with any questions.

 

African American and African Studies Department at 50

Department of African American and African Studies is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week with This Is Us: African American and African Studies at 50 Years, a series of events honoring the department's past, present and future. Learn more about the events, from Sept. 12-14, here.

 

2019-2020 CAPS Seed Grant Program request for applications

This year's Ohio State Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS) Seed Grant Program is now accepting applications. CAPS provides affiliated members with support and tools for novel discoveries, commercialization and, ultimately, economic development opportunities.
 
Add yourself to the CAPS listserv by clicking here. To apply, please fill out this form and email this address to submit your proposal by Monday, Oct. 14.

 

Innovate Fall Showcase Registration Open

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5-6:30 p.m. in Pomerene 320 for the Innovate Fall Showcase (previously known as Faculty Showcase). We've teamed up with Undergraduate Student Government (USG) to hear from Ohio State educators regarding best practices for using CarmenCanvas to improve the student experience. Educators and students will discuss new ways to use Carmen, simple steps to implement in your course and showcase examples of effective Carmen use. 

Learn more about the Innovate conference here, and don't forget to register for the Fall Showcase

 

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

Please share with faculty and staff.
Advice on dossier preparation and review of dossier content is available by emailing Tina Henkin to set up an appointment.

 

ASC Early and Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards

Please share with faculty.
The ASC Early and Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards are newly established to recognize outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching and service for early and mid-career faculty at the time of review for promotion to associate professor or professor.

Recipients will be selected by the divisional promotion and tenure review panels based on materials in the promotion and tenure dossiers submitted to the college. No separate nomination process is required. The awards will be presented at the ASC spring awards event. Please contact Tina Henkin with any questions.

 

National Postdoc Appreciation Week and event awards

National Postdoc Appreciation Week will be Sept. 16-20. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) would like to encourage departments to recognize their postdocs and host an event during that week. Below is a list of ideas taken from the National Postdoc Association website and a rough estimate of the costs. 
 
Coffee hour: Provide coffee and some pastries, around $5 per person.
Luncheon and raffle: With Panera catering, between $10 and $14 per person. Raffle prize costs would vary.
Ice cream social: Catering by Graeter’s ($3.25 per pre-packaged ice cream OR a sundae bar at $4.95 per person).
Stress relief workshop: Hire a yoga instructor for an hour (Yoga on High does large group sessions for $250) and have tea (approximately $30 to $50).
 
For more ideas please visit the National Postdoctoral Association's toolkit.
 
New this year

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and Elsevier are now offering awards for NPAW celebrations. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more at the NPA website, and don't forget to tell the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs about your events.

 

Autumn deadlines for College of Arts and Sciences scholarships and grants

Scholarships are available to undergraduate arts and sciences students to support education abroad, research and creative activity. Eligibility, applications and contact information may be found here.  

These funds will have a second deadline spring semester.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships – Sept. 16
International Research Grants – Sept. 16
Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grants (for students in the arts and humanities) –  Sept. 16
Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships (must demonstrate financial need) – Sept. 30

 

Applications open for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

The application for the 2020 Guggenheim Foundation United States and Canada fellowship competition is now available. The Guggenheim fellowship supports mid-career faculty research across a range of fields, including the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability. A list of 2019 Fellows is available here. The deadline is Sept. 16, 2019. The foundation will request work examples and solicit reference letters once initial processing of all applications is completed; work examples in support of the application are due by Nov. 13, 2019. Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact Kristina Markel, director of Foundation Relations, who will review application statements and provide general assistance.

Call for nominations for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2020 nominations is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university's ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Previous DSA recipients and Ohio Eminent Scholars are not eligible for nomination.
 
For more information about eligibility and application information, visit the Office of Research website.
 
Nomination packets and questions should be emailed to Cheryl Cahlander by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

 

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website. A workshop will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for those who may be considering submitting a proposal. The 90-minute session will feature a panel of past BETHA recipients and review committee members who will share tips for writing a successful proposal and discuss criteria used in the review process. Register to attend.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

September 16: Deadline to apply for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
September 25: Deadline to submit National Postdoc Appreciation Week events
October 14: Deadline to apply for the CAPS Seed Grant Program.
October 21: Deadline to apply for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards
October 28: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants

Sept. 6, 2019

The Conversation information session and pitch workshops

Catesby Holmes, an editor with The Conversation, is coming to Ohio State on Sept. 12 and will have two events for faculty. One is an overview session of the publication, and the second will be a series of pitch workshops where faculty will have an opportunity to meet in small groups with Catesby to discuss an article idea. She will help them hone their article pitch — a couple paragraphs on what they want to write about — to give it the best possible chance of being accepted and published.
 
Faculty members who are interested in the overview event or signing up for a small-group session can learn more about the events here.

 

Submit your Spring 2020 courses

It's time to highlight the upcoming array of intriguing and innovative GE courses the College of Arts and Sciences offers through our online courses bulletin board.

If you have any courses you would like to promote that fulfill General Education requirements, please complete the submission form. Course submissions are due by Sept. 19. 

We have sent out a similar communications to unit communicators and undergraduate program coordinators, so please coordinate within your unit to ensure that the most strategic courses are submitted for consideration. Contact asccomm@osu.edu with any questions.

 

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning launches new website

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) launched a new website earlier this month. We encourage faculty to become reacquainted with signature initiatives including the Teaching Support ProgramTeaching Endorsements and Research and Implementation Grants. Intended for instructors at all stages in their careers, these tools use evidence-based practices meant to reach generations of diverse students.

UITL’s website will also serve as a hub for faculty research on education, educational development, teaching and student learning. Visit our event calendar to learn more about upcoming teaching and learning opportunities offered by UITL and university partners.

 

National Postdoc Appreciation Week and event awards

National Postdoc Appreciation Week will be Sept. 16-20. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) would like to encourage departments to recognize their postdocs and host an event during that week. Below is a list of ideas taken from the National Postdoc Association website and a rough estimate of the costs. 
 
Coffee hour: Provide coffee and some pastries, around $5 per person.
Luncheon and raffle: With Panera catering, between $10 and $14 per person. Raffle prize costs would vary.
Ice cream social: Catering by Graeter’s ($3.25 per pre-packaged ice cream OR a sundae bar at $4.95 per person).
Stress relief workshop: Hire a yoga instructor for an hour (Yoga on High does large group sessions for $250) and have tea (approximately $30 to $50).
 
For more ideas please visit the National Postdoctoral Association's toolkit.
 
New this year

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and Elsevier are now offering awards for NPAW celebrations. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more at the NPA website, and don't forget to tell the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs about your events.

 

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

Advice on dossier preparation and review of dossier content is available by emailing Tina Henkin to set up an appointment.

 

ASC Early and Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards

The ASC Early and Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards are newly established to recognize outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching and service for early and mid-career faculty at the time of review for promotion to associate professor or professor.

Recipients will be selected by the divisional promotion and tenure review panels based on materials in the promotion and tenure dossiers submitted to the college. No separate nomination process is required. The awards will be presented at the ASC spring awards event. Please contact Tina Henkin with any questions.

 

Autumn deadlines for College of Arts and Sciences scholarships and grants

Scholarships are available to undergraduate arts and sciences students to support education abroad, research and creative activity. Eligibility, applications and contact information may be found here.  

These funds will have a second deadline spring semester.

Undergraduate Research Scholarships – Sept. 16
International Research Grants – Sept. 16
Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grants (for students in the arts and humanities) –  Sept. 16
Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships (must demonstrate financial need) – Sept. 30

 

Applications for Affordable Learning Exchange grant due Sept. 12

Requests for proposals are now open for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants. ALX is a cross-campus partnership between the Office of Distance Education and eLearning, University Libraries, Undergraduate Student Government and the University Institute for Teaching and Learning. Its mission is to reduce the cost of textbooks and other course materials at Ohio State by advocating for open educational resources and other low-cost alternatives. These goals are directly in line with President Drake’s 2020 Vision. The grants have already funded 70 projects and are on track to save students $10 million by 2020. Learn more and apply here.

 

Applications open for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

The application for the 2020 Guggenheim Foundation United States and Canada fellowship competition is now available. The Guggenheim fellowship supports mid-career faculty research across a range of fields, including the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability. A list of 2019 Fellows is available here. The deadline is Sept. 16, 2019. The foundation will request work examples and solicit reference letters once initial processing of all applications is completed; work examples in support of the application are due by Nov. 13, 2019. Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact Kristina Markel, Director of Foundation Relations, who will review application statements and provide general assistance.

Call for nominations for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2020 nominations is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university's ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Previous DSA recipients and Ohio Eminent Scholars are not eligible for nomination.
 
For more information about eligibility and application information, visit the Office of Research website.
 
Nomination packets and questions should be emailed to Cheryl Cahlander by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

 

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website. A workshop will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for those who may be considering submitting a proposal. The 90-minute session will feature a panel of past BETHA recipients and review committee members who will share tips for writing a successful proposal and discuss criteria used in the review process. Register to attend.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

Professional Portrait Day III

Due to popular demand, the ASCTech Studio is hosting a third Professional Portrait Day on Sept. 11 from 1-4 p.m. in 142 Hagerty Hall. You can schedule a time at the ASCTech website. Portraits can also be scheduled individually via our ticketing system.

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

September 6: Deadline to submit nominations for Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards
September 12: Proposals for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants due
September 16: Deadline to apply for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
September 25: Deadline to submit National Postdoc Appreciation Week events
October 21: Deadline to apply for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards
October 28: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants

 

Aug. 29, 2019

Vita System Upgrades

Upgrades to the Vita system are planned for today, Aug. 29, between noon and 3 p.m. No outages or shutdowns are expected. The upgrades include improvement of form fields and help language and publication of a new Vita Dossier Report Guide that provides useful information on how to use the system most effectively and clarifies where to enter data in Elements for output in desired sections of the dossier. The new guide will be linked on the Vita landing page in the Helpful Links section as well as within the ODEE Resource Vita section.

 

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

Advice on dossier preparation and review of dossier content is available by emailing Tina Henkin to set up an appointment.

 

ASC Early and Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards

The ASC Early and Mid-Career Faculty Excellence Awards are newly established to recognize outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching and service for early and mid-career faculty at the time of review for promotion to associate professor or professor.

Recipients will be selected by the divisional promotion and tenure review panels based on materials in the promotion and tenure dossiers submitted to the college. No separate nomination process is required. The awards will be presented at the ASC spring awards event. Please contact Tina Henkin with any questions.

 

Applications open for Center for Career and Professional Success grant

The Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is seeking Arts and Sciences departments and centers interested in collaborating to enhance student success. A partnership established via the ASC Student Success Grant seeks to: 
  • Provide unique, innovative, and targeted student support in the area of career development
  • Expose students to varied career pathways that shape their personal and professional growth towards a meaningful and fulfilling life

If you are interested in applying, your completed grant application for the first round of review should be submitted no later than Aug. 30. If selected, you will receive further communication about the deadline and selection time-frame for round two. Click here for details.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than Sept. 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

Applications for Affordable Learning Exchange grant due Sept. 12

Requests for proposals are now open for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants. ALX is a cross-campus partnership between the Office of Distance Education and eLearning, University Libraries, Undergraduate Student Government and the University Institute for Teaching and Learning. Its mission is to reduce the cost of textbooks and other course materials at Ohio State by advocating for open educational resources and other low-cost alternatives. These goals are directly in line with President Drake’s 2020 Vision. The grants have already funded 70 projects and are on track to save students $10 million by 2020. Learn more and apply here.

 

Applications open for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

The application for the 2020 Guggenheim Foundation United States and Canada fellowship competition is now available. The Guggenheim fellowship supports mid-career faculty research across a range of fields, including the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability. A list of 2019 Fellows is available here. The deadline is Sept. 16, 2019. The foundation will request work examples and solicit reference letters once initial processing of all applications is completed; work examples in support of the application are due by Nov. 13, 2019. Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact Kristina Markel, Director of Foundation Relations, who will review application statements and provide general assistance.

Call for nominations for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2020 nominations is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university's ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Previous DSA recipients and Ohio Eminent Scholars are not eligible for nomination.
 
For more information about eligibility and application information, visit the Office of Research website.
 
Nomination packets and questions should be emailed to Cheryl Cahlander by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

 

Call for Proposals for 2020 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants

The BETHA Endowment invites full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75% appointment for a nine or 12-month period) to submit proposals for the 2020 grant competition. The competition seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six projects are selected for awards ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.

Instructions and forms for grant proposal submissions can be found at the Office of Research website. A workshop will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 for those who may be considering submitting a proposal. The 90-minute session will feature a panel of past BETHA recipients and review committee members who will share tips for writing a successful proposal and discuss criteria used in the review process. Register to attend.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. For more information contact the Battelle Endowment Coordinator.

 

Professional Portrait Day II

Due to popular demand, the ASCTech Studio is hosting more Professional Portrait Days. Pictures will be taken in 142 Hagerty Hall on Sept. 3 and 4, and you can schedule at ASCTech's website or through the ticketing system.

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

August 30: Applications for Center for Career and Professional Success grant due 
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due
September 6: Deadline to submit nominations for Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards
September 12: Proposals for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants due
September 16: Deadline to apply for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
October 21: Deadline to apply for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards
December 3: Proposals due for Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs Grants

Aug. 22, 2019

Call for nominations for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2020 nominations is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m.

 

Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Individuals wishing to nominate a candidate should contact their department chair. In keeping with the university's ongoing commitment to diversity, nominations of women faculty and faculty from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. Previous DSA recipients and Ohio Eminent Scholars are not eligible for nomination.
 
For more information about eligibility and application information, visit the Office of Research website.
 
Nomination packets and questions should be emailed to Cheryl Cahlander by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

 

Applications for Affordable Learning Exchange grant due Sept. 12

Requests for proposals are now open for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants. ALX is a cross-campus partnership between the Office of Distance Education and eLearning, University Libraries, Undergraduate Student Government and the University Institute for Teaching and Learning. Our mission is to reduce the cost of textbooks and other course materials at Ohio State by advocating for open educational resources and other low-cost alternatives. These goals are directly in line with President Drake’s 2020 Vision. The grants have already funded 70 projects and are on track to save students $10 million by 2020. Learn more and apply here.

 

Free Headshots for Professional Portrait Day

Do you or your faculty, staff or graduate students need headshots for Opic or other professional uses? Stop by the ASCTech Studio at 142 Hagerty Hall on Aug. 26 from 8 a.m.-noon, or Aug. 27 from 1-5 p.m., for a free portrait, uploaded to Box. Click here to schedule.

 

Better Research through Better Mentoring

Please share with faculty
Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction and is an important predictor of the academic success of scientists and engineers in training. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum based on proven mentorship development curricula.

Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.

This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (See nominating faculty eligibility here).

Date: September 13, 2019
Time: noon-4 p.m.
Location: Brainstorming Room #350, Research Commons (3rd floor 18th Ave Library)

Attendance is limited to 30 faculty members from any discipline, although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.

These mentoring workshops are now part of an endorsement in Research Mentoring from the University Institute on Teaching and Learning. This endorsement can be used to document in your CV that you participated in this activity as well as in training grants, trainee fellowship applications, etc. Learn more about the endorsement here.

Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Effective Communication
  • Promoting professional development
  • Articulating your mentoring plan

 
Register here, and learn more about our initiative here.

 

Applications open for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

The application for the 2020 Guggenheim Foundation United States and Canada fellowship competition is now available. The Guggenheim fellowship supports mid-career faculty research across a range of fields, including the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability. A list of 2019 Fellows is available here. The deadline is September 16, 2019. The foundation will request work examples and solicit reference letters once initial processing of all applications is completed; work examples in support of the application are due by November 13, 2019. Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact Kristina Markel, Director of Foundation Relations, who will review application statements and provide general assistance.

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Date: September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

Applications open for Center for Career and Professional Success grant

The Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is seeking Arts and Sciences departments and centers interested in collaborating to enhance student success. A partnership established via the ASC Student Success Grant seeks to: 
  • Provide unique, innovative, and targeted student support in the area of career development
  • Expose students to varied career pathways that shape their personal and professional growth towards a meaningful and fulfilling life

If you are interested in applying, your completed grant application for the first round of review should be submitted no later than Aug. 30. If selected, you will receive further communication about the deadline and selection time-frame for round two. Click here for details.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

August 30: Applications for Center for Career and Professional Success grant due 
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due
September 6: Deadline to submit nominations for Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards
September 12: Proposals for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants due
September 16: Deadline to apply for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
October 21: Deadline to apply for 2020 Distinguished Scholar Awards

 


Aug. 15, 2019

Better Research through Better Mentoring

Please share with faculty
Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction and is an important predictor of the academic success of scientists and engineers in training. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum based on proven mentorship development curricula.

Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.

This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (See nominating faculty eligibility here).

Date: September 13, 2019
Time: noon-4 p.m.
Location: Brainstorming Room #350, Research Commons (3rd floor 18th Ave Library)

Attendance is limited to 30 faculty members from any discipline, although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.

These mentoring workshops are now part of an endorsement in Research Mentoring from the University Institute on Teaching and Learning. This endorsement can be used to document in your CV that you participated in this activity as well as in training grants, trainee fellowship applications, etc. Learn more about the endorsement here.

Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Effective Communication
  • Promoting professional development
  • Articulating your mentoring plan

 
Register here, and learn more about our initiative here.

 

Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards call for nominations

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2020 Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards: Distinguished Alumni Achievement; Young Alumni Achievement; and Distinguished Service, to be presented at the annual Honoring Excellence dinner and ceremony in April 2020.  
  • The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes Arts and Sciences alumni whose work and contributions have been nationally or internationally recognized as outstanding in their fields. 
  • The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus/a, 35 years old and younger, who has demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career or civic involvement or both.
  • The Distinguished Service Award honors exemplary service to the College of Arts and Sciences, its faculty, students, prospective students or programs

Nominees for all awards must be living alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences and degree holding graduates of programs currently or previously within the college. View previous award winners.

The deadline for submissions is September 6, 2019. Click here to submit.

 

New Faculty Orientation registration open

As you welcome new faculty to your departments, please encourage them to register for New Faculty Orientation. You may direct them to https://oaa.osu.edu/nfo to register or get more information.
 
Orientation is open to all new faculty hired since last year’s orientation in August. Day 1, on Thursday, August 15, is open to tenure-track, clinical and research faculty, and Day 2, on Friday, August 16, is open to all faculty.  
 
Every year, the majority of our registrations are a direct result of your invitation. We appreciate your help ensuring a great start for every new faculty member at Ohio State!

NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a brief additional orientation meeting for new faculty on Friday, August 16, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in 156 University Hall to introduce some of the college team and provide college-specific resources. Please encourage new faculty to RSVP to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu.

 

Applications open for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

The application for the 2020 Guggenheim Foundation United States and Canada fellowship competition is now available. The Guggenheim fellowship supports mid-career faculty research across a range of fields, including the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability. A list of 2019 Fellows is available here. The deadline is September 16, 2019. The foundation will request work examples and solicit reference letters once initial processing of all applications is completed; work examples in support of the application are due by November 13, 2019. Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact Kristina Markel, Director of Foundation Relations, who will review application statements and provide general assistance.

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

Applications open for Center for Career and Professional Success grant

The Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is seeking Arts and Sciences departments and centers interested in collaborating to enhance student success. A partnership established via the ASC Student Success Grant seeks to: 
  • Provide unique, innovative, and targeted student support in the area of career development
  • Expose students to varied career pathways that shape their personal and professional growth towards a meaningful and fulfilling life

If you are interested in applying, your completed grant application for the first round of review should be submitted no later than Aug. 30. If selected, you will receive further communication about the deadline and selection time-frame for round two. Click here for details.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

August 30: Applications for Center for Career and Professional Success grant due 
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due
September 6: Deadline to submit nominations for Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards
September 16: Deadline to apply for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

 


Aug. 8, 2019

Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards call for nominations

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2020 Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards: Distinguished Alumni Achievement; Young Alumni Achievement; and Distinguished Service, to be presented at the annual Honoring Excellence dinner and ceremony in April 2020.  
  • The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes Arts and Sciences alumni whose work and contributions have been nationally or internationally recognized as outstanding in their fields. 
  • The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus/a, 35 years old and younger, who has demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career or civic involvement or both.
  • The Distinguished Service Award honors exemplary service to the College of Arts and Sciences, its faculty, students, prospective students or programs

Nominees for all awards must be living alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences and degree holding graduates of programs currently or previously within the college. View previous award winners.

The deadline for submissions is September 6, 2019. Click here to submit.

 

ASC Undergraduate Newsletter call for submissions and deadlines

Does your department offer an open house for current students who would like to add a second major or a minor? Does your department have an active student organization that you would like to promote? The college can help you reach current Arts and Sciences undergraduate students through a monthly student e-newsletter. Send suggested content to Ann Rottersman, director of student programs, at rottersman.1@osu.edu. Newsletter content and publication deadlines may be found here. (Note: all submissions are subject to review and submission does not guarantee inclusion)

 

New Faculty Orientation registration open

As you welcome new faculty to your departments, please encourage them to register for New Faculty Orientation. You may direct them to https://oaa.osu.edu/nfo to register or get more information.
 
Orientation is open to all new faculty hired since last year’s orientation in August. Day 1, on Thursday, August 15, is open to tenure-track, clinical and research faculty, and Day 2, on Friday, August 16, is open to all faculty.  
 
Every year, the majority of our registrations are a direct result of your invitation. We appreciate your help ensuring a great start for every new faculty member at Ohio State!

NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a brief additional orientation meeting for new faculty on Friday, August 16, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in 156 University Hall to introduce some of the college team and provide college-specific resources. Please encourage new faculty to RSVP to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu.

 

Applications open for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships

The application for the 2020 Guggenheim Foundation United States and Canada fellowship competition is now available. The Guggenheim fellowship supports mid-career faculty research across a range of fields, including the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability. A list of 2019 Fellows is available here. The deadline is September 16, 2019. The foundation will request work examples and solicit reference letters once initial processing of all applications is completed; work examples in support of the application are due by November 13, 2019. Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact Kristina Markel, Director of Foundation Relations, who will review application statements and provide general assistance.

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

RSVP: Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Aug. 13

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Undergraduate Recruitment will host its annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 7:15-10:50 a.m. in 100 Stillman Hall. This annual event is for Arts and Sciences faculty and staff to recap the recruitment year, learn about new recruitment initiatives and share best practices. Click here to see an agenda. Click here to register for the event. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 9.

 

Applications open for Center for Career and Professional Success grant

The Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is seeking Arts and Sciences departments and centers interested in collaborating to enhance student success. A partnership established via the ASC Student Success Grant seeks to: 
  • Provide unique, innovative, and targeted student support in the area of career development
  • Expose students to varied career pathways that shape their personal and professional growth towards a meaningful and fulfilling life

If you are interested in applying, your completed grant application for the first round of review should be submitted no later than Aug. 30. If selected, you will receive further communication about the deadline and selection time-frame for round two. Click here for details.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

August 9: Deadline to RSVP to Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day
August 30: Applications for Center for Career and Professional Success grant due 
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due
September 6: Deadline to submit nominations for Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards
September 16: Deadline to apply for Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

 


Aug. 1

New Faculty Orientation registration open

As you welcome new faculty to your departments, please encourage them to register for New Faculty Orientation. You may direct them to https://oaa.osu.edu/nfo to register or get more information.
 
Orientation is open to all new faculty hired since last year’s orientation in August. Day 1, on Thursday, August 15, is open to tenure-track, clinical and research faculty, and Day 2, on Friday, August 16, is open to all faculty.  
 
Every year, the majority of our registrations are a direct result of your invitation. We appreciate your help ensuring a great start for every new faculty member at Ohio State!

NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a brief additional orientation meeting for new faculty on Friday, August 16, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. in  156 University Hall to introduce some of the college team and provide college-specific resources. Please encourage new faculty to RSVP to ascfacultyaffairs.osu.edu.

 

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is today, August 1, 2019. Information is available here.

 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
 
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in Summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

RSVP: Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Aug. 13

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Undergraduate Recruitment will host its annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 7:15-10:50 a.m. in 100 Stillman Hall. This annual event is for Arts and Sciences faculty and staff to recap the recruitment year, learn about new recruitment initiatives and share best practices. Click here to see an agenda. Click here to register for the event. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 9.

 

Applications open for Center for Career and Professional Success grant

The Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is seeking Arts and Sciences departments and centers interested in collaborating to enhance student success. A partnership established via the ASC Student Success Grant seeks to: 
  • Provide unique, innovative, and targeted student support in the area of career development
  • Expose students to varied career pathways that shape their personal and professional growth towards a meaningful and fulfilling life

If you are interested in applying, your completed grant application for the first round of review should be submitted no later than Aug. 30. If selected, you will receive further communication about the deadline and selection time-frame for round two. Click here for details.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
August 9: Deadline to RSVP to Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day
August 30: Applications for Center for Career and Professional Success grant due 
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

July 25, 2019

Supporting First-Generation College Students Through First Year Experience

First Year Experience provides an early arrival program for new first-year students who are first in their family to attend college, and provides additional programming and support for first generation students throughout their first year. Connecting these students to resources, and specifically faculty and staff who share the first gen experience, is an important component of this support. This support could occur in a number of ways, including informally visiting with students during welcome receptions, presenting information to first-generation college students during the early arrival program or at programs held throughout the academic year, or meeting with individual students. Please submit your interest in supporting first generation college students via this brief form.

 

New Faculty Orientation registration open

As you welcome new faculty to your departments, please encourage them to register for New Faculty Orientation. You may direct them to https://oaa.osu.edu/nfo to register or get more information.
 
Orientation is open to all new faculty hired since last year’s orientation in August. Day 1, on Thursday, August 15, is open to tenure-track, clinical and research faculty, and Day 2, on Friday, August 16, is open to all faculty.  
 
Every year, the majority of our registrations are a direct result of your invitation. We appreciate your help ensuring a great start for every new faculty member at Ohio State!

 

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.

 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
 
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in Summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

RSVP: Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Aug. 13

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Undergraduate Recruitment will host its annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 from 7:15-10:50 a.m. in 100 Stillman Hall. This annual event is for Arts and Sciences faculty and staff to recap the recruitment year, learn about new recruitment initiatives and share best practices. Click here to see an agenda. Click here to register for the event. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 9.

 

Applications open for Center for Career and Professional Success grant

The Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is seeking Arts and Sciences departments and centers interested in collaborating to enhance student success. A partnership established via the ASC Student Success Grant seeks to: 
  • Provide unique, innovative, and targeted student support in the area of career development
  • Expose students to varied career pathways that shape their personal and professional growth towards a meaningful and fulfilling life

If you are interested in applying, your completed grant application for the first round of review should be submitted no later than Aug. 30. If selected, you will receive further communication about the deadline and selection time-frame for round two. Click here for details.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
August 9: Deadline to RSVP to Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day
August 30: Applications for Center for Career and Professional Success grant due 
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due


 

July 18, 2019

New Faculty Orientation registration open

As you welcome new faculty to your departments, please encourage them to register for New Faculty Orientation. You may direct them to https://oaa.osu.edu/nfo to register or get more information.
 
Orientation is open to all new faculty hired since last year’s orientation in August. Day 1, on Thursday, August 15, is open to tenure-track, clinical and research faculty, and Day 2, on Friday, August 16, is open to all faculty.  
 
Every year, the majority of our registrations are a direct result of your invitation. We appreciate your help ensuring a great start for every new faculty member at Ohio State!

 

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.

 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
 
A new system for SEI reports, Blue, was initiated in Summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

RSVP: Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Aug. 13

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Undergraduate Recruitment will host its annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 from 7:15-10:50 a.m. in 100 Stillman Hall. This annual event is for Arts and Sciences faculty and staff to recap the recruitment year, learn about new recruitment initiatives and share best practices. Click here to see an agenda. Click here to register for the event. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 9.

 

Applications open for Center for Career and Professional Success grant

The Center for Career and Professional Success (Career Success) is seeking Arts and Sciences departments and centers interested in collaborating to enhance student success. A partnership established via the ASC Student Success Grant seeks to: 
  • Provide unique, innovative, and targeted student support in the area of career development
  • Expose students to varied career pathways that shape their personal and professional growth towards a meaningful and fulfilling life

If you are interested in applying, your completed grant application for the first round of review should be submitted no later than Aug. 30. If selected, you will receive further communication about the deadline and selection time-frame for round two. Click here for details.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

 


July 11, 2019

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop TODAY

Please share with appropriate faculty and staff
The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, today, July 11, 1-3 p.m. in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly of the complete dossier for submission to the college. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. Note that this is NOT appropriate for faculty candidates for promotion as it deals with steps that occur after the core dossier is submitted to the department. RSVP required.

 

Updates from Chief Advancement Officer Liz Burns

The College of Arts and Sciences Office of Advancement welcomes Carolyn Chapmanas its new executive director of development, effective July 1. Chapman brings 13 years of Ohio State experience to her new role. Most recently, she served as chief advancement officer for Scholarship and Student Support at the Ohio State Foundation, where she and her team have worked to expand access, affordability and excellence for current and future Ohio State students. In the Arts and Sciences, she will lead a team of 13 fundraisers, bringing her significant skill set and joy of fundraising to an established and growing team of development professionals. Please join us in congratulating Carolyn on her new position!
 
View the latest org chart for ASC Advancement
 
Chairs and Directors, please also note the following key advancement event dates in FY20 below and the contact person for questions.
 
September 11: Dedication of Modern Head with representatives from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
12:45 pm
Contact: Madey Khurma - khurma.3@osu.edu
 
October 3-5: Dean’s Advisory Committee and Departmental Advisory Committee Meetings
Alumni Homecoming Tailgate
Campaign Launch
Contact: Mitch Fogt - fogt.9@osu.edu
 
October 25: ASC Scholarship Exhibition.  
You will be contacted early this fall by Kelly Hebblethewaite-Johnson or Jessi Jones if your scholarship students and/or donors from your academic area will play a key role this third annual all college scholarship celebration. 
Contact: Kelly Johnson - johnson.3053@osu.edu
 
April 17: Honoring Excellence (including ASC alumni awards) 
DAC and Departmental Advisory Committee Meetings (Tentative)
Contact Mitch Fogt - fogt.9@osu.edu
 
A special note of thanks to all chairs and directors who participated in our advancement sessions organized by Cynthia Clopper, chair of linguistics. We hope to build on these helpful exchanges in FY20.

 

New Faculty Orientation registration open

As you welcome new faculty to your departments, please encourage them to register for New Faculty Orientation. You may direct them to https://oaa.osu.edu/nfo to register or get more information.
 
Orientation is open to all new faculty hired since last year’s orientation in August. Day 1, on Thursday, August 15, is open to tenure-track, clinical and research faculty, and Day 2, on Friday, August 16, is open to all faculty.  
 
Every year, the majority of our registrations are a direct result of your invitation. We appreciate your help ensuring a great start for every new faculty member at Ohio State!

 

2019 Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists application open

The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is an annual prize recognizing that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and that we need to incentivize our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research.

The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which they were awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The deadline to apply is July 15.

Apply here.

 

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.

 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

SEI report information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
 
A new system for SEI reports, Blue https://osu.bluera.com/osu/, was initiated in Summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. An “SEI Report Access” document that describes the various reports (old and new, with samples) and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: https://ascintranet.osu.edu/promotion-tenure/materials under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be placed in the dossier in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments may not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; SUMMARIES of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (and including the name of the person who provided the summary) can be placed in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.
 
Please direct questions to Tina Henkin at henkin.3@osu.edu.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

June 27, 2019

New Faculty Orientation registration open

As you welcome new faculty to your departments, please encourage them to register for New Faculty Orientation. You may direct them to https://oaa.osu.edu/nfo to register or get more information.
 
Orientation is open to all new faculty hired since last year’s orientation in August. Day 1, on Thursday, August 15, is open to tenure-track, clinical and research faculty, and Day 2, on Friday, August 16, is open to all faculty.  
 
Every year, the majority of our registrations are a direct result of your invitation. We appreciate your help ensuring a great start for every new faculty member at Ohio State!

 

Digital Flagship Educators cohort applications open

Digital Flagship Educators cohorts are a professional development opportunity for instructors and graduate students to receive the same technology kit as students, along with training around best practices and technology integration. 

Applications are open now and will close Monday, July 1, with new options for both individual and departmental participation.

Questions may be directed to digitalflagship@osu.edu

 

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with appropriate faculty and staff
The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Thursday, July 11, 1-3 p.m. in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly of the complete dossier for submission to the college. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. Note that this is NOT appropriate for faculty candidates for promotion as it deals with steps that occur after the core dossier is submitted to the department. RSVP required.

 

2019 Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists application open

The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is an annual prize recognizing that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and that we need to incentivize our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research.

The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which they were awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The deadline to apply is July 15.

Apply here.

 

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.

 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

July 1: Deadline for Digital Flagship Educators applications
August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

June 20, 2019

Career Roadmap and compensation work: A message from Susan Basso, Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture & Human Resources

Colleagues,
 
Career Roadmap will be introduced in 2020 across the university and medical center to align job functions, titles and a pay structure as part of a new job family model. This approach will allow Ohio State to keep pace with market trends, administer consistency in titles and career levels, and provide staff visibility to career paths.
 
The HR Compensation team is making significant strides towards the implementation of this important work. They are also at a critical juncture in the project, and it is important that the majority of their focus be on delivering the long-term Career Roadmap strategy. In order to achieve the focus needed, I am requesting your assistance in limiting the volume of requests involving the Compensation team. In particular, I ask that you and your teams refrain from any non-essential compensation change requests — such as pay adjustments due to market, position reclassifications, new incentive or bonus programs, department restructuring — to the extent possible without serious disruption to your business. 
 
The Compensation team will continue to support AMCP and P3 annual merit processes, union contract negotiations and updates, in-flight work and high-priority matters impacting the business while continuing to move Career Roadmap forward.
 
Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the senior HR professional for your college/unit.
 
Regards,
Susan

 

Digital Flagship Educators cohort applications open

Digital Flagship Educators cohorts are a professional development opportunity for instructors and graduate students to receive the same technology kit as students, along with training around best practices and technology integration. 

Applications are open now and will close Monday, July 1, with new options for both individual and departmental participation.

Questions may be directed to digitalflagship@osu.edu

 

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with appropriate faculty and staff
The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Thursday, July 11, 1-3 p.m. in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly of the complete dossier for submission to the college. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. Note that this is NOT appropriate for faculty candidates for promotion as it deals with steps that occur after the core dossier is submitted to the department. RSVP required.

 

NEH Summer Stipends Webinar

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a webinar for individuals who are interested in potentially applying to the NEH Summer Stipend program. 


Date: Wednesday, June 26
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Click here to register.

After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  This webinar will introduce potential applicants and administrators to the program, describe the nomination process, and offer grant-writing suggestions. There will be a chance to ask questions, and it will be recorded so others can watch it later.

Please note that the NEH Summer Stipend program is a Limited Submission opportunity.  For more information and to apply, please click here.

 

2019 Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists application open

The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is an annual prize recognizing that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and that we need to incentivize our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research.

The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which they were awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The deadline to apply is July 15.

Apply here.

 

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.

 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

July 1: Deadline for Digital Flagship Educators applications
August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

June 13, 2019

SEI access information for promotion and tenure

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff
A new system for SEI reports, Blue https://osu.bluera.com/osu/, was initiated in summer 2018. For current faculty, older reports are available in the Faculty Center. A document describing the various reports (old and new, with samples), and how they should be used for promotion and tenure dossier, has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site here: https://ascintranet.osu.edu/promotion-tenure/materials under “Dossier Preparation Materials.”
 
For the next several years, current faculty will need to use a combination of old and new reports, both for cumulative SEI reports (dossier section IVA) and individual course reports (dossier section IVB). All SEI reports should be in chronological order, earliest to latest.
 
As always, raw student comments should not be included or quoted anywhere in the dossier; summaries of student comments generated by someone other than the candidate (with the name of the person who provided the summary) can be included in dossier section IVC if required or allowed by the TIU.

 

Digital Flagship Educators cohort applications open

Digital Flagship Educators cohorts are a professional development opportunity for instructors and graduate students to receive the same technology kit as students, along with training around best practices and technology integration. 

Applications are open now and will close Monday, July 1, with new options for both individual and departmental participation.

Questions may be directed to digitalflagship@osu.edu

 

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with appropriate faculty and staff
The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Thursday, July 11, 1-3 p.m. in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly of the complete dossier for submission to the college. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. Note that this is NOT appropriate for faculty candidates for promotion as it deals with steps that occur after the core dossier is submitted to the department. RSVP required.

 

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.

 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

July 1: Deadline for Digital Flagship Educators applications
August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

June 6, 2019

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

Individual Investigator Use of Controlled Substances in Non-Therapeutic Research

The college maintains guidelines related to research involving pharmaceutical- and non-pharmaceutical grade controlled substances. Please encourage those who are conducting or plan to conduct research involving controlled substances to review these guidelines carefully. As part of our ongoing management of controlled substances, we also ask all unit heads to email Stephen Petrill, associate dean for research, a list of faculty in their units with ongoing or planned research activity involving controlled substances. Please send this information by Friday, June 7. 

 

Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.

 

ENGIE-Axium Graduate Student Scholarships

A new set of scholarships have been allocated to the College of Arts and Sciences from the Graduate School through the ENGIE-Axium partnership. We have been awarded nine scholarships at $5,000 each. To be eligible, the graduate student:
  1. Must be unfunded for a semester (summer 2019 or autumn 2019),
  2. Have a minimum 3.5 GPA in their OSU graduate program, and
  3. Must be working in energy efficiency and/or sustainability initiatives within your program  

The Graduate School will consider a broad interpretation of “energy efficiency and sustainability” so if you have students, particularly GTAs, who are not fully funded that teach or research in this area, please consider them for this opportunity. Send the student’s information (name, CV, program and date of anticipated start of the scholarship) to Brian Orefice, assistant dean for graduate studies, to make a nomination.

 

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with appropriate faculty and staff
The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Thursday, July 11, 1-3 p.m. in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly of the complete dossier for submission to the college. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. Note that this is NOT appropriate for faculty candidates for promotion as it deals with steps that occur after the core dossier is submitted to the department. RSVP required.

 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

Digital Flagship Educators cohort applications open

Digital Flagship Educators cohorts are a professional development opportunity for instructors and graduate students to receive the same technology kit as students, along with training around best practices and technology integration. 

Applications are open now and will close Monday, July 1, with new options for both individual and departmental participation.

Questions may be directed to digitalflagship@osu.edu

 

Information session on W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program competition

The W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program competition provides funding to projects in the Medical Research and Science and Engineering Research disciplines. The Office of Foundation Relations is pleased to host an information session about these limited submission opportunities on Friday, June 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 350 of the Research Commons, 175 W. 18thAvenue. This session will cover a brief overview of the opportunity, eligibility requirements to participate, and strategies for creating a competitive application. Please RSVP to James Gentry at gentry.50@osu.edu.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

June 7: Deadline to send list of faculty with ongoing or planned research activity involving controlled substances to Stephen Petrill
August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

May 31, 2019

Call for applications: Faculty Fellow – ASC Administration

The College of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates for the position of Faculty Fellow for ASC Administration. This will be a 50% appointment to work in partnership with faculty and staff leadership to assess and evaluate fiscal and operational aspects of the curricular side of Arts and Sciences to make recommendations for change and/or improvements — including a focus on 4+1 programs, course scheduling, certificates and online education. The position will also include a focus on needed new innovations, such as the pursuit and advocacy for the criticality of Ohio College Credit Plus for ASC. Consideration of other high-impact teaching practices will also be part of the portfolio. The position will partner on the evaluation and future planning of honors and scholars programs across the college and make recommendations for change and/or improvements. Lastly, the position will include duties as agreed upon with the ASC Executive Dean. Please send application materials (CV and a letter of interest) to Heather Core by May 31. Start date flexible, but preferred July 1.

 

Internal call for submissions: MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition aims to fund a single project that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. Competitive proposals will address problems and support solutions that are radically different in scale, scope, and complexity and where there is a distinct plan for deployment of a $100 million investment that will make a measurable impact over a five-year term. Ohio State will hold an internal competition to ensure that the university puts forward its 2-3 most compelling ideas. The internal deadline is May 31. More information is available here.

 

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.

 

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

Research Intensive and Systematic Review Workshops 

The College of Nursing will host two workshops in June: a Systematic Review Workshop (June 3-4) and a Research Intensive Workshop (June 5-6). The Systematic Review Workshop will cover systematic review methodologies and critical appraisal skills. The course is suitable for individuals working in the health and social science areas who are considering or planning to conduct a systematic review of intervention studies. 
The Research Intensive Workshop will train attendees on the essential elements of designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention research. Ohio State faculty, staff and students can attend these workshops for half price, and some student scholarships may be available. For more information on the workshops, click here. For information on student scholarships, please contact Bernadette Melnyk.

 

Individual Investigator Use of Controlled Substances in Non-Therapeutic Research

The college maintains guidelines related to research involving pharmaceutical- and non-pharmaceutical grade controlled substances. Please encourage those who are conducting or plan to conduct research involving controlled substances to review these guidelines carefully. As part of our ongoing management of controlled substances, we also ask all unit heads to email Stephen Petrill, associate dean for research, a list of faculty in their units with ongoing or planned research activity involving controlled substances. Please send this information by Friday, June 7. 

 

Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.

 

ENGIE-Axium Graduate Student Scholarships

A new set of scholarships have been allocated to the College of Arts and Sciences from the Graduate School through the ENGIE-Axium partnership. We have been awarded nine scholarships at $5,000 each. To be eligible, the graduate student:
  1. Must be unfunded for a semester (summer 2019 or autumn 2019),
  2. Have a minimum 3.5 GPA in their OSU graduate program, and
  3. Must be working in energy efficiency and/or sustainability initiatives within your program  

The Graduate School will consider a broad interpretation of “energy efficiency and sustainability” so if you have students, particularly GTAs, who are not fully funded that teach or research in this area, please consider them for this opportunity. Send the student’s information (name, CV, program and date of anticipated start of the scholarship) to Brian Orefice, assistant dean for graduate studies, to make a nomination.

 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates: 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee with any questions. 

 

Digital Flagship Educators cohort applications open

Digital Flagship Educators cohorts are a professional development opportunity for instructors and graduate students to receive the same technology kit as students, along with training around best practices and technology integration. 

Applications are open now and will close Monday, July 1, with new options for both individual and departmental participation.

Questions may be directed to digitalflagship@osu.edu

 

Information session on W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program competition

The W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program competition provides funding to projects in the Medical Research and Science and Engineering Research disciplines. The Office of Foundation Relations is pleased to host an information session about these limited submission opportunities on Friday, June 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 350 of the Research Commons, 175 W. 18thAvenue. This session will cover a brief overview of the opportunity, eligibility requirements to participate, and strategies for creating a competitive application. Please RSVP to James Gentry at gentry.50@osu.edu.

 

2019 College and University Deadlines

May 31: Internal deadline for submissions for MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition
June 7: Deadline to send list of faculty with ongoing or planned research activity involving controlled substances to Stephen Petrill
August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

May 23, 2019

Please note: Next week's mailing will be distributed on Friday, May 31, due to the observance of Memorial Day.


Call for applications: Faculty Fellow – ASC Administration

The College of Arts and Sciences seeks candidates for the position of Faculty Fellow for ASC Administration. This will be a 50% appointment to work in partnership with faculty and staff leadership to assess and evaluate fiscal and operational aspects of the curricular side of Arts and Sciences to make recommendations for change and/or improvements — including a focus on 4+1 programs, course scheduling, certificates and online education. The position will also include a focus on needed new innovations, such as the pursuit and advocacy for the criticality of Ohio College Credit Plus for ASC. Consideration of other high-impact teaching practices will also be part of the portfolio. The position will partner on the evaluation and future planning of honors and scholars programs across the college and make recommendations for change and/or improvements. Lastly, the position will include duties as agreed upon with the ASC Executive Dean. Please send application materials (CV and a letter of interest) to Heather Core. Start date flexible, but preferred July 1.


Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.


Internal call for submissions: MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition aims to fund a single project that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. Competitive proposals will address problems and support solutions that are radically different in scale, scope, and complexity and where there is a distinct plan for deployment of a $100 million investment that will make a measurable impact over a five-year term. Ohio State will hold an internal competition to ensure that the university puts forward its 2-3 most compelling ideas. The internal deadline is May 31. An information session will be held May 3, 2019, from 12:30 -2 p.m. in the Research Commons Brainstorming Room, 3rd Floor. Submitting teams are strongly encouraged to attend the information session. More information is available here.


AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers, but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.


Research Intensive and Systematic Review Workshops 

The College of Nursing will host two workshops in June: a Systematic Review Workshop (June 3-4) and a Research Intensive Workshop (June 5-6). The Systematic Review Workshop will cover systematic review methodologies and critical appraisal skills. The course is suitable for individuals working in the health and social science areas who are considering or planning to conduct a systematic review of intervention studies. 
The Research Intensive Workshop will train attendees on the essential elements of designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention research. Ohio State faculty, staff and students can attend these workshops for half price, and some student scholarships may be available. For more information on the workshops, click here. For information on student scholarships, please contact Bernadette Melnyk.


Individual Investigator Use of Controlled Substances in Non-Therapeutic Research

The college maintains guidelines related to research involving pharmaceutical- and non-pharmaceutical grade controlled substances. Please encourage those who are conducting or plan to conduct research involving controlled substances to review these guidelines carefully. As part of our ongoing management of controlled substances, we also ask all unit heads to email Stephen Petrill, associate dean for research, a list of faculty in their units with ongoing or planned research activity involving controlled substances. Please send this information by Friday, June 7


Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.


ENGIE-Axium Graduate Student Scholarships

A new set of scholarships have been allocated to the College of Arts and Sciences from the Graduate School through the ENGIE-Axium partnership. We have been awarded nine (9) scholarships at $5000 each. To be eligible, the graduate student:

  1. Must be unfunded for a semester (summer 2019 or autumn 2019),
  2. Have a minimum 3.5 GPA in their OSU graduate program, and
  3. Must be working in energy efficiency and/or sustainability initiatives within your program  

The Graduate School will consider a broad interpretation of “energy efficiency and sustainability” so if you have students, particularly GTAs, who are not fully funded that teach or research in this area, please consider them for this opportunity. Send the student’s information (name, CV, program and date of anticipated start of the scholarship) to Brian Orefice, assistant dean for graduate studies, to make a nomination.


OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates:

  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee, with any questions. 


Promotion and Tenure External Evaluator Approval Process

Please follow the guidelines on the process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 24. Contact Tina Henkin if you need additional time.


Peer teaching reviews reminder

Please share with faculty
If you have faculty going forward for promotion and/or tenure review next year, please remember the requirement for a MINIMUM of two peer evaluations since the date of hire or last promotion. If your unit’s APT specifies a higher number, that number must be obtained. Scheduling peer teaching reviews is the responsibility of the unit, not the faculty member. Lack of the required number of teaching reviews is grounds for postponement of a non-mandatory review. See excerpt from the OAA handbook:

1.4.4.1 Peer evaluation

Revised: 04/16/02

Successful peer review entails a commitment of time and resources as units educate faculty on best practices and develop and implement specific policies and procedures. Although OAA does not require any particular form of peer evaluation, units are required to develop a detailed plan that is appropriate for their instructional situations, taking into account what assessments will be done, for what purpose, by whom, and when.

1.4.4.1.1 Required

Revised: 05/05/16; 07/20/17 

Periodic peer evaluation is required for all tenure-track, clinical faculty, and associated faculty with multiple-year appointments who deliver formal course instruction. In addition, if teaching is a component of a faculty member’s assignments, peer evaluation for promotion is required and must include at least two new evaluations occurring at each promotion (assistant to associate and associate to professor) and reappointment, with the exact number to be determined by the TIU in line with college guidelines. OAA recommends a greater number of peer evaluations for faculty members with high teaching loads. If faculty members teach in multiple modes, for example, on-line and in-classroom, all methods should be evaluated.


2019 College and University Deadlines

May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
May 31: Internal deadline for submissions for MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition
June 7: Deadline to send list of faculty with ongoing or planned research activity involving controlled substances to Stephen Petrill
August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due


May 16, 2019

Dear all,
 
Thank you for your leadership and service over the past academic year. We have an amazing intellectual community, and your work has enabled us to move forward as a college while finding opportunities to celebrate excellence among our faculty, staff, and students. You have my gratitude and admiration, and I am excited to see where our college goes next.
 
All my best,
Jan


Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.


Internal call for submissions: MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition aims to fund a single project that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. Competitive proposals will address problems and support solutions that are radically different in scale, scope, and complexity and where there is a distinct plan for deployment of a $100 million investment that will make a measurable impact over a five-year term. Ohio State will hold an internal competition to ensure that the university puts forward its 2-3 most compelling ideas. The internal deadline is May 31. An information session will be held May 3, 2019, from 12:30 -2 p.m. in the Research Commons Brainstorming Room, 3rd Floor. Submitting teams are strongly encouraged to attend the information session. More information is available here.


AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers, but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.


Research Intensive and Systematic Review Workshops 

The College of Nursing will host two workshops in June: a Systematic Review Workshop (June 3-4) and a Research Intensive Workshop (June 5-6). The Systematic Review Workshop will cover systematic review methodologies and critical appraisal skills. The course is suitable for individuals working in the health and social science areas who are considering or planning to conduct a systematic review of intervention studies. 
The Research Intensive Workshop will train attendees on the essential elements of designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention research. Ohio State faculty, staff and students can attend these workshops for half price, and some student scholarships may be available. For more information on the workshops, click here. For information on student scholarships, please contact Bernadette Melnyk.


Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.

 


 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates:

  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee, with any questions. 


Promotion and Tenure External Evaluator Approval Process

Please follow the guidelines on the process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 24. Contact Tina Henkin if you need additional time.


Peer teaching reviews reminder

Please share with faculty
If you have faculty going forward for promotion and/or tenure review next year, please remember the requirement for a MINIMUM of two peer evaluations since the date of hire or last promotion. If your unit’s APT specifies a higher number, that number must be obtained. Scheduling peer teaching reviews is the responsibility of the unit, not the faculty member. Lack of the required number of teaching reviews is grounds for postponement of a non-mandatory review. See excerpt from the OAA handbook:

1.4.4.1 Peer evaluation

Revised: 04/16/02

Successful peer review entails a commitment of time and resources as units educate faculty on best practices and develop and implement specific policies and procedures. Although OAA does not require any particular form of peer evaluation, units are required to develop a detailed plan that is appropriate for their instructional situations, taking into account what assessments will be done, for what purpose, by whom, and when.

1.4.4.1.1 Required

Revised: 05/05/16; 07/20/17 

Periodic peer evaluation is required for all tenure-track, clinical faculty, and associated faculty with multiple-year appointments who deliver formal course instruction. In addition, if teaching is a component of a faculty member’s assignments, peer evaluation for promotion is required and must include at least two new evaluations occurring at each promotion (assistant to associate and associate to professor) and reappointment, with the exact number to be determined by the TIU in line with college guidelines. OAA recommends a greater number of peer evaluations for faculty members with high teaching loads. If faculty members teach in multiple modes, for example, on-line and in-classroom, all methods should be evaluated.


2019 College and University Deadlines


May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
May 31: Internal deadline for submissions for MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition
August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

May 9, 2019

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.


Internal call for submissions: MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition aims to fund a single project that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. Competitive proposals will address problems and support solutions that are radically different in scale, scope, and complexity and where there is a distinct plan for deployment of a $100 million investment that will make a measurable impact over a five-year term. Ohio State will hold an internal competition to ensure that the university puts forward its 2-3 most compelling ideas. The internal deadline is May 31. An information session will be held May 3, 2019, from 12:30 -2 p.m. in the Research Commons Brainstorming Room, 3rd Floor. Submitting teams are strongly encouraged to attend the information session. More information is available here.


AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers, but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.


Call for proposals: New faculty fellow positions

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme (GAHDT) would also like to announce two new faculty fellow positions: Faculty Fellow in Cross-Disciplinary Methods and Practices and Faculty Fellow in Community, Creative Practices, and Civic Engagement. Faculty fellows work closely with the GAHDT faculty director and program manager, academic departments, schools, centers and other Discovery Themes to develop, promote and advise on initiatives. Faculty fellows serve on the GAHDT leadership team and on the advisory committee, acting as a thought partner and advocate, ensuring objectives are articulated and implemented. The faculty fellow must be a tenured faculty member on the Columbus campus and have experience working with faculty and staff across the university.
 
Terms of Appointment: The faculty fellow appointment includes an annual course reduction (course buy out at the lecturer rate) and summer funding equivalent to an additional ninth of base salary. The faculty fellow will be appointed to a one-year term that is anticipated to start no later than August 15, 2019, and to terminate June 30, 2020. Deadline for applications is May 10, 2019. For more information, click here.


Research Intensive and Systematic Review Workshops 

The College of Nursing will host two workshops in June: a Systematic Review Workshop (June 3-4) and a Research Intensive Workshop (June 5-6). The Systematic Review Workshop will cover systematic review methodologies and critical appraisal skills. The course is suitable for individuals working in the health and social science areas who are considering or planning to conduct a systematic review of intervention studies. 
The Research Intensive Workshop will train attendees on the essential elements of designing, conducting, analyzing, and funding intervention research. Ohio State faculty, staff and students can attend these workshops for half price, and some student scholarships may be available. For more information on the workshops, click here. For information on student scholarships, please contact Bernadette Melnyk.


Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.

 


 

OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates:

  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee, with any questions. 


Promotion and Tenure External Evaluator Approval Process

Please follow the guidelines on the process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 24. Contact Tina Henkin if you need additional time.


Peer teaching reviews reminder

Please share with faculty
If you have faculty going forward for promotion and/or tenure review next year, please remember the requirement for a MINIMUM of two peer evaluations since the date of hire or last promotion. If your unit’s APT specifies a higher number, that number must be obtained. Scheduling peer teaching reviews is the responsibility of the unit, not the faculty member. Lack of the required number of teaching reviews is grounds for postponement of a non-mandatory review. See excerpt from the OAA handbook:

1.4.4.1 Peer evaluation

Revised: 04/16/02

Successful peer review entails a commitment of time and resources as units educate faculty on best practices and develop and implement specific policies and procedures. Although OAA does not require any particular form of peer evaluation, units are required to develop a detailed plan that is appropriate for their instructional situations, taking into account what assessments will be done, for what purpose, by whom, and when.

1.4.4.1.1 Required

Revised: 05/05/16; 07/20/17 

Periodic peer evaluation is required for all tenure-track, clinical faculty, and associated faculty with multiple-year appointments who deliver formal course instruction. In addition, if teaching is a component of a faculty member’s assignments, peer evaluation for promotion is required and must include at least two new evaluations occurring at each promotion (assistant to associate and associate to professor) and reappointment, with the exact number to be determined by the TIU in line with college guidelines. OAA recommends a greater number of peer evaluations for faculty members with high teaching loads. If faculty members teach in multiple modes, for example, on-line and in-classroom, all methods should be evaluated.


Faculty annual review deadline change

According to the revised OAA Faculty Annual Review and Reappointment policy (shared at the all-chairs meeting on Jan. 8, 2019), the deadline for completion of annual reviews of faculty with a nine-month appointment has been changed to May 15; the deadline for annual reviews of faculty with a 12-month appointment remains July 1. These are the deadlines by which departments should complete their review process, and the May 15 deadline intended to ensure that faculty who are off campus in the summer have their reviews completed before they depart. The deadline for submission of faculty annual review letters to the college will remain July 1. For faculty members with a joint appointment or membership in a Discovery Themes Focus Area, please solicit feedback from the chair of the other unit or focus area theme leader prior to your review.


2019 College and University Deadlines


May 10: Deadline for applications for GAHDT faculty fellow positions
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
May 31: Internal deadline for submissions for MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition
August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

May 2, 2019

Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.


Internal call for submissions: MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition aims to fund a single project that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. Competitive proposals will address problems and support solutions that are radically different in scale, scope, and complexity and where there is a distinct plan for deployment of a $100 million investment that will make a measurable impact over a five-year term. Ohio State will hold an internal competition to ensure that the university puts forward its 2-3 most compelling ideas. The internal deadline is May 31. An information session will be held May 3, 2019, from 12:30 -2 p.m. in the Research Commons Brainstorming Room, 3rd Floor. Submitting teams are strongly encouraged to attend the information session. More information is available here.


AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology

Please share with faculty
This award recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence not only in their research careers, but also in promoting meaningful dialogue between science and society. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Information is available here.


Call for proposals: New faculty fellow positions

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme (GAHDT) would also like to announce two new faculty fellow positions: Faculty Fellow in Cross-Disciplinary Methods and Practices and Faculty Fellow in Community, Creative Practices, and Civic Engagement. Faculty fellows work closely with the GAHDT faculty director and program manager, academic departments, schools, centers and other Discovery Themes to develop, promote and advise on initiatives. Faculty fellows serve on the GAHDT leadership team and on the advisory committee, acting as a thought partner and advocate, ensuring objectives are articulated and implemented. The faculty fellow must be a tenured faculty member on the Columbus campus and have experience working with faculty and staff across the university.
 
Terms of Appointment: The faculty fellow appointment includes an annual course reduction (course buy out at the lecturer rate) and summer funding equivalent to an additional ninth of base salary. The faculty fellow will be appointed to a one-year term that is anticipated to start no later than August 15, 2019, and to terminate June 30, 2020. Deadline for applications is May 10, 2019. For more information, click here.


Minimum salary level for postdoctoral researchers effective September 1, 2019

Beginning September 1, 2019, current postdoctoral researchers will be paid a minimum salary of $48,000 and must hold a 100% FTE term appointment. Postdoctoral researchers whose salaries are less than $48,000 must have their pay increased to meet the new minimum standard. The Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research will partner with colleges to assist with the salary increases, providing cash funding for a period of 18 months after the minimum goes into effect. In addition, starting May 1, 2019, all new postdoctoral researchers shall be offered a minimum of $48,000 annual salary and must hold a full-time equivalent term position. You can direct questions to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at OSUPostdocs@osu.edu.


Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.

 


Vita workshop for ASC faculty

Please share with faculty
We are offering another workshop for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Vita will be optional for promotion and tenure reviews through Spring 2020. We recommend that all candidates start with the Vita system to gather publication and teaching data, and use the output in Word to generate the core dossier structure. The option to download the final core dossier as a Word file for final edits will be continued. In addition, OAA strongly recommends that all probationary faculty use core dossier format for all annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the information that will be required for promotion reviews. The university also plans to use Vita data for other purposes (e.g., identifying research collaborations and award candidates) and encourages ALL faculty to develop their Vita profile.

The next in our series of Vita workshops targeted to ASC faculty will be held on Tuesday May 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in 156 University Hall and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Please register using the registration link here. 

Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided in the late summer/early fall.
 
For best use of the time, please plan to bring a laptop or notebook that can connect to the internet. If you haven’t yet looked at the Vita site, go to https://vita.osu.edu/# and attempt to sign in (using the “Sign In” at the upper right, and your OSU credentials – name.# and password – then click on “Curate Elements Data”). If you can sign in and access Elements, you have an Elements account. If you can’t sign in, please email vita@osu.edu and request that they set up an account for you – this may take 1-2 days. Additional information and materials for the workshop are available at the registration site.


OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold three workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates:

  • May 8, 2-4 p.m. 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee, with any questions. 


Promotion and Tenure External Evaluator Approval Process

Please follow the guidelines on the process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 24. Contact Tina Henkin if you need additional time.


Peer teaching reviews reminder

Please share with faculty
If you have faculty going forward for promotion and/or tenure review next year, please remember the requirement for a MINIMUM of two peer evaluations since the date of hire or last promotion. If your unit’s APT specifies a higher number, that number must be obtained. Scheduling peer teaching reviews is the responsibility of the unit, not the faculty member. Lack of the required number of teaching reviews is grounds for postponement of a non-mandatory review. See excerpt from the OAA handbook:

1.4.4.1 Peer evaluation

Revised: 04/16/02

Successful peer review entails a commitment of time and resources as units educate faculty on best practices and develop and implement specific policies and procedures. Although OAA does not require any particular form of peer evaluation, units are required to develop a detailed plan that is appropriate for their instructional situations, taking into account what assessments will be done, for what purpose, by whom, and when.

1.4.4.1.1 Required

Revised: 05/05/16; 07/20/17 

Periodic peer evaluation is required for all tenure-track, clinical faculty, and associated faculty with multiple-year appointments who deliver formal course instruction. In addition, if teaching is a component of a faculty member’s assignments, peer evaluation for promotion is required and must include at least two new evaluations occurring at each promotion (assistant to associate and associate to professor) and reappointment, with the exact number to be determined by the TIU in line with college guidelines. OAA recommends a greater number of peer evaluations for faculty members with high teaching loads. If faculty members teach in multiple modes, for example, on-line and in-classroom, all methods should be evaluated.


Faculty annual review deadline change

According to the revised OAA Faculty Annual Review and Reappointment policy (shared at the all-chairs meeting on Jan. 8, 2019), the deadline for completion of annual reviews of faculty with a nine-month appointment has been changed to May 15; the deadline for annual reviews of faculty with a 12-month appointment remains July 1. These are the deadlines by which departments should complete their review process, and the May 15 deadline intended to ensure that faculty who are off campus in the summer have their reviews completed before they depart. The deadline for submission of faculty annual review letters to the college will remain July 1. For faculty members with a joint appointment or membership in a Discovery Themes Focus Area, please solicit feedback from the chair of the other unit or focus area theme leader prior to your review.


2019 College and University Deadlines


May 10: Deadline for applications for GAHDT faculty fellow positions
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
May 31: Internal deadline for submissions for MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition
August 1: Deadline for AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science and Technology
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

April 25, 2019

Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Program: Nominations Due April 26 to the College

Please share with faculty
The Office of Academic Affairs is calling for nominations for the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program. This program provides a professional development opportunity for full professors or associate professors who are close to achieving promotion and demonstrate leadership potential. Nominees may hold administrative appointments. All expenses are covered by OAA. Chairs should send nominations (including self-nominations) to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu by April 26. Nomination materials consist of a letter of interest from the candidate, a list of all previous leadership experiences attended and a current CV. The divisional deans will review the nominations, select a slate of nominees and coordinate submission of the materials to OAA.


Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.


Internal call for submissions: MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition aims to fund a single project that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. Competitive proposals will address problems and support solutions that are radically different in scale, scope, and complexity and where there is a distinct plan for deployment of a $100 million investment that will make a measurable impact over a five-year term. Ohio State will hold an internal competition to ensure that the university puts forward its 2-3 most compelling ideas. The internal deadline is May 31. An information session will be held May 3, 2019, from 12:30 -2 p.m. in the Research Commons Brainstorming Room, 3rd Floor. Submitting teams are strongly encouraged to attend the information session. More information is available here.


Call for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry applications/nominations

Interim Executive Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier and Dean of Research Morton O’Kellyare calling for applications from and nominations for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry. The Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry will be expected to devote 50% of their duties to their college role and work closely with college leadership on college-wide issues — especially all aspects of the strategic planning, orderly development, administration, success and effectiveness of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary research enterprise. The role will include promoting and fostering externally sponsored research within the college and matching the college’s faculty strengths to existing and emerging priorities in research funding opportunities, education proposals, and collaborations with industry. It is especially important to recognize that these endeavors span the college, and that nurturing all aspects of these efforts is paramount. The associate dean will report to the research dean, who will set goals and conduct annual evaluations in consultation with college leadership. The college will provide an office and computer in University Hall and will expect the associate dean to be available for meetings, consultation, and informal interaction in line with the 50% duties. Some of the goals during the first year will be working to activate the research aspects of the college strategic plan, and continuing to foster the emerging strength and cohesion of the college as a whole. 

Interested candidates should submit a CV and two-page letter of interest to Beth VanGundy by Monday, April 29, 2019. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. VanGundy by that date. The projected start date will be July 1, 2019. The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.


Call for proposals: New faculty fellow positions

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme (GAHDT) would also like to announce two new faculty fellow positions: Faculty Fellow in Cross-Disciplinary Methods and Practices and Faculty Fellow in Community, Creative Practices, and Civic Engagement. Faculty fellows work closely with the GAHDT faculty director and program manager, academic departments, schools, centers and other Discovery Themes to develop, promote and advise on initiatives. Faculty fellows serve on the GAHDT leadership team and on the advisory committee, acting as a thought partner and advocate, ensuring objectives are articulated and implemented. The faculty fellow must be a tenured faculty member on the Columbus campus and have experience working with faculty and staff across the university.
 
Terms of Appointment: The faculty fellow appointment includes an annual course reduction (course buy out at the lecturer rate) and summer funding equivalent to an additional ninth of base salary. The faculty fellow will be appointed to a one-year term that is anticipated to start no later than August 15, 2019, and to terminate June 30, 2020. Deadline for applications is May 10, 2019. For more information, click here.


Minimum salary level for postdoctoral researchers effective September 1, 2019

Beginning September 1, 2019, current postdoctoral researchers will be paid a minimum salary of $48,000 and must hold a 100% FTE term appointment. Postdoctoral researchers whose salaries are less than $48,000 must have their pay increased to meet the new minimum standard. The Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research will partner with colleges to assist with the salary increases, providing cash funding for a period of 18 months after the minimum goes into effect. In addition, starting May 1, 2019, all new postdoctoral researchers shall be offered a minimum of $48,000 annual salary and must hold a full-time equivalent term position. You can direct questions to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at OSUPostdocs@osu.edu.


Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.


NSF Early CAREER Award Workshop

Please share with faculty
The Office of Research is sponsoring a NSF Early CAREER Award workshop and panel discussion on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at 1080 Physics Research Building (Smith Seminar Room). This session will provide information on campus/community resources and will also allow participants to ask questions from previous awardees, discuss strategies for successful proposals, and learn how to access samples of winning proposals. Register today!


Better Research through Better Mentoring workshop

Please share with faculty
Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction, and is an important predictor of the academic success of scientists and engineers in training. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum based on proven mentorship development curricula. Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop, faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (See nominating faculty eligibility here).


Mentoring Workshop
Date: May 1, 2019

Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Brainstorming Room #350, Research Commons (3rd floor 18th Ave Library)
Attendance is limited to 30 faculty members from any discipline, although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.
Register here.
Learn more about our initiative here.


OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold three workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates:

  • May 8, 2-4 p.m. 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee, with any questions. 


Promotion and Tenure External Evaluator Approval Process

Please follow the guidelines on the process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 24. Contact Tina Henkin if you need additional time.


Peer teaching reviews reminder

Please share with faculty
If you have faculty going forward for promotion and/or tenure review next year, please remember the requirement for a MINIMUM of two peer evaluations since the date of hire or last promotion. If your unit’s APT specifies a higher number, that number must be obtained. Scheduling peer teaching reviews is the responsibility of the unit, not the faculty member. Lack of the required number of teaching reviews is grounds for postponement of a non-mandatory review. See excerpt from the OAA handbook:

1.4.4.1 Peer evaluation

Revised: 04/16/02

Successful peer review entails a commitment of time and resources as units educate faculty on best practices and develop and implement specific policies and procedures. Although OAA does not require any particular form of peer evaluation, units are required to develop a detailed plan that is appropriate for their instructional situations, taking into account what assessments will be done, for what purpose, by whom, and when.

1.4.4.1.1 Required

Revised: 05/05/16; 07/20/17 

Periodic peer evaluation is required for all tenure-track, clinical faculty, and associated faculty with multiple-year appointments who deliver formal course instruction. In addition, if teaching is a component of a faculty member’s assignments, peer evaluation for promotion is required and must include at least two new evaluations occurring at each promotion (assistant to associate and associate to professor) and reappointment, with the exact number to be determined by the TIU in line with college guidelines. OAA recommends a greater number of peer evaluations for faculty members with high teaching loads. If faculty members teach in multiple modes, for example, on-line and in-classroom, all methods should be evaluated.


 

Faculty annual review deadline change

According to the revised OAA Faculty Annual Review and Reappointment policy (shared at the all-chairs meeting on Jan. 8, 2019), the deadline for completion of annual reviews of faculty with a nine-month appointment has been changed to May 15; the deadline for annual reviews of faculty with a 12-month appointment remains July 1. These are the deadlines by which departments should complete their review process, and the May 15 deadline intended to ensure that faculty who are off campus in the summer have their reviews completed before they depart. The deadline for submission of faculty annual review letters to the college will remain July 1. For faculty members with a joint appointment or membership in a Discovery Themes Focus Area, please solicit feedback from the chair of the other unit or focus area theme leader prior to your review.


2019 College and University Deadlines


April 26: Nominations due for BTAA Leadership Program
April 29: Deadline for applications/nominations for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry
May 10: Deadline for applications for GAHDT faculty fellow positions
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
May 31: Internal deadline for submissions for MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

April 18, 2019

Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Program: Nominations Due April 26 to the College

Please share with faculty
The Office of Academic Affairs is calling for nominations for the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program. This program provides a professional development opportunity for full professors or associate professors who are close to achieving promotion and demonstrate leadership potential. Nominees may hold administrative appointments. All expenses are covered by OAA. Chairs should send nominations (including self-nominations) to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu by April 26. Nomination materials consist of a letter of interest from the candidate, a list of all previous leadership experiences attended and a current CV. The divisional deans will review the nominations, select a slate of nominees and coordinate submission of the materials to OAA.


Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.


Internal call for submissions: MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition

The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Competition aims to fund a single project that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. Competitive proposals will address problems and support solutions that are radically different in scale, scope, and complexity and where there is a distinct plan for deployment of a $100 million investment that will make a measurable impact over a five-year term. Ohio State will hold an internal competition to ensure that the university puts forward its 2-3 most compelling ideas. The internal deadline is May 31. An information session will be held May 3, 2019, from 12:30 -2 p.m. in the Research Commons Brainstorming Room, 3rd Floor. Submitting teams are strongly encouraged to attend the information session. More information is available here.


Call for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry applications/nominations

Interim Executive Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier and Dean of Research Morton O’Kellyare calling for applications from and nominations for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry. The Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry will be expected to devote 50% of their duties to their college role and work closely with college leadership on college-wide issues — especially all aspects of the strategic planning, orderly development, administration, success and effectiveness of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary research enterprise. The role will include promoting and fostering externally sponsored research within the college and matching the college’s faculty strengths to existing and emerging priorities in research funding opportunities, education proposals, and collaborations with industry. It is especially important to recognize that these endeavors span the college, and that nurturing all aspects of these efforts is paramount. The associate dean will report to the research dean, who will set goals and conduct annual evaluations in consultation with college leadership. The college will provide an office and computer in University Hall and will expect the associate dean to be available for meetings, consultation, and informal interaction in line with the 50% duties. Some of the goals during the first year will be working to activate the research aspects of the college strategic plan, and continuing to foster the emerging strength and cohesion of the college as a whole. 

Interested candidates should submit a CV and two-page letter of interest to Beth VanGundy by Monday, April 29, 2019. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. VanGundy by that date. The projected start date will be July 1, 2019. The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.


Call for proposals: New faculty fellow positions

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme (GAHDT) would also like to announce two new faculty fellow positions: Faculty Fellow in Cross-Disciplinary Methods and Practices and Faculty Fellow in Community, Creative Practices, and Civic Engagement. Faculty fellows work closely with the GAHDT faculty director and program manager, academic departments, schools, centers and other Discovery Themes to develop, promote and advise on initiatives. Faculty fellows serve on the GAHDT leadership team and on the advisory committee, acting as a thought partner and advocate, ensuring objectives are articulated and implemented. The faculty fellow must be a tenured faculty member on the Columbus campus and have experience working with faculty and staff across the university.
 
Terms of Appointment: The faculty fellow appointment includes an annual course reduction (course buy out at the lecturer rate) and summer funding equivalent to an additional ninth of base salary. The faculty fellow will be appointed to a one-year term that is anticipated to start no later than August 15, 2019, and to terminate June 30, 2020. Deadline for applications is May 10, 2019. For more information, click here.


Minimum salary level for postdoctoral researchers effective September 1, 2019

Beginning September 1, 2019, current postdoctoral researchers will be paid a minimum salary of $48,000 and must hold a 100% FTE term appointment. Postdoctoral researchers whose salaries are less than $48,000 must have their pay increased to meet the new minimum standard. The Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research will partner with colleges to assist with the salary increases, providing cash funding for a period of 18 months after the minimum goes into effect. In addition, starting May 1, 2019, all new postdoctoral researchers shall be offered a minimum of $48,000 annual salary and must hold a full-time equivalent term position. You can direct questions to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at OSUPostdocs@osu.edu.


Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.


NSF Early CAREER Award Workshop

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The Office of Research is sponsoring a NSF Early CAREER Award workshop and panel discussion on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at 1080 Physics Research Building (Smith Seminar Room). This session will provide information on campus/community resources and will also allow participants to ask questions from previous awardees, discuss strategies for successful proposals, and learn how to access samples of winning proposals. Register today!


Better Research through Better Mentoring workshop

Please share with faculty
Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction, and is an important predictor of the academic success of scientists and engineers in training. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum based on proven mentorship development curricula. Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop, faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (See nominating faculty eligibility here).


Mentoring Workshop
Date: May 1, 2019

Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Brainstorming Room #350, Research Commons (3rd floor 18th Ave Library)
Attendance is limited to 30 faculty members from any discipline, although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.
Register here.
Learn more about our initiative here.


OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold three workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates:

  • May 8, 2-4 p.m. 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee, with any questions. 


Promotion and Tenure External Evaluator Approval Process

Please follow the guidelines on the process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 24. Contact Tina Henkin if you need additional time.


Peer teaching reviews reminder

Please share with faculty
If you have faculty going forward for promotion and/or tenure review next year, please remember the requirement for a MINIMUM of two peer evaluations since the date of hire or last promotion. If your unit’s APT specifies a higher number, that number must be obtained. Scheduling peer teaching reviews is the responsibility of the unit, not the faculty member. Lack of the required number of teaching reviews is grounds for postponement of a non-mandatory review. See excerpt from the OAA handbook:

1.4.4.1 Peer evaluation

Revised: 04/16/02

Successful peer review entails a commitment of time and resources as units educate faculty on best practices and develop and implement specific policies and procedures. Although OAA does not require any particular form of peer evaluation, units are required to develop a detailed plan that is appropriate for their instructional situations, taking into account what assessments will be done, for what purpose, by whom, and when.

1.4.4.1.1 Required

Revised: 05/05/16; 07/20/17 

Periodic peer evaluation is required for all tenure-track, clinical faculty, and associated faculty with multiple-year appointments who deliver formal course instruction. In addition, if teaching is a component of a faculty member’s assignments, peer evaluation for promotion is required and must include at least two new evaluations occurring at each promotion (assistant to associate and associate to professor) and reappointment, with the exact number to be determined by the TIU in line with college guidelines. OAA recommends a greater number of peer evaluations for faculty members with high teaching loads. If faculty members teach in multiple modes, for example, on-line and in-classroom, all methods should be evaluated.


 

Faculty annual review deadline change

According to the revised OAA Faculty Annual Review and Reappointment policy (shared at the all-chairs meeting on Jan. 8, 2019), the deadline for completion of annual reviews of faculty with a nine-month appointment has been changed to May 15; the deadline for annual reviews of faculty with a 12-month appointment remains July 1. These are the deadlines by which departments should complete their review process, and the May 15 deadline intended to ensure that faculty who are off campus in the summer have their reviews completed before they depart. The deadline for submission of faculty annual review letters to the college will remain July 1. For faculty members with a joint appointment or membership in a Discovery Themes Focus Area, please solicit feedback from the chair of the other unit or focus area theme leader prior to your review.


2019 College and University Deadlines


April 26: Nominations due for BTAA Leadership Program
April 29: Deadline for applications/nominations for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry
May 10: Deadline for applications for GAHDT faculty fellow positions
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
May 31: Internal deadline for submissions for MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change Competition
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due


April 11, 2019

 

Dear all,
 
I am grateful to you and your colleagues for your engagement and dialogue around the proposed revisions to general education, and I am pleased that the vote passed yesterday in the Arts and Sciences Senate. This positive step forward will allow us to continue our leadership in this area and partnership with the Office of Academic Affairs in realizing the powerful educational aspirations we have for all students at The Ohio State University. The College of Arts and Sciences is, and should be, the hub of general education at Ohio State as we prepare every undergraduate on campus with a strong foundation upon which they can build to achieve success in whatever field they choose.  
 
Thank you! 
Jan


Call for proposals: Team Teaching Grants

Please share with faculty
Leadership from the College of Arts and Sciences have again issued a call for proposals to the Columbus campus faculty for team-taught courses. More information can be found here. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue in curriculum.osu.edu no later than September 3, 2019. Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.


 

Call for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry applications/nominations

Interim Executive Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier and Dean of Research Morton O’Kellyare calling for applications from and nominations for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry. The Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry will be expected to devote 50% of their duties to their college role and work closely with college leadership on college-wide issues — especially all aspects of the strategic planning, orderly development, administration, success and effectiveness of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary research enterprise. The role will include promoting and fostering externally sponsored research within the college and matching the college’s faculty strengths to existing and emerging priorities in research funding opportunities, education proposals, and collaborations with industry. It is especially important to recognize that these endeavors span the college, and that nurturing all aspects of these efforts is paramount. The associate dean will report to the research dean, who will set goals and conduct annual evaluations in consultation with college leadership. The college will provide an office and computer in University Hall and will expect the associate dean to be available for meetings, consultation, and informal interaction in line with the 50% duties. Some of the goals during the first year will be working to activate the research aspects of the college strategic plan, and continuing to foster the emerging strength and cohesion of the college as a whole. 

Interested candidates should submit a CV and two-page letter of interest to Beth VanGundy by Monday, April 29, 2019. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. VanGundy by that date. The projected start date will be July 1, 2019. The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.


Call for proposals: New faculty and faculty fellow positions

Faculty position:

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme (GAHDT) and the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) have issued a call for proposals for a new faculty position in the area of human and cultural dimensions of food, food justice or food security. This new tenure-track assistant professor position could fill needs in a variety of disciplines, geographical areas or historical periods, but must catalyze creative exchanges between GAHDT’s focus area Livability and InFACT’s Culture, Art and Design (CAD) hiring cluster. For more information, please click here. Deadline for proposals is April 19, 2019.
 

Faculty fellow positions: 

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme (GAHDT) would also like to announce two new faculty fellow positions: Faculty Fellow in Cross-Disciplinary Methods and Practices and Faculty Fellow in Community, Creative Practices, and Civic Engagement. Faculty fellows work closely with the GAHDT faculty director and program manager, academic departments, schools, centers and other Discovery Themes to develop, promote and advise on initiatives. Faculty fellows serve on the GAHDT leadership team and on the advisory committee, acting as a thought partner and advocate, ensuring objectives are articulated and implemented. The faculty fellow must be a tenured faculty member on the Columbus campus and have experience working with faculty and staff across the university.
 
Terms of Appointment: The faculty fellow appointment includes an annual course reduction (course buy out at the lecturer rate) and summer funding equivalent to an additional ninth of base salary. The faculty fellow will be appointed to a one-year term that is anticipated to start no later than August 15, 2019, and to terminate June 30, 2020. Deadline for applications is May 10, 2019. For more information, click here.


Minimum salary level for postdoctoral researchers effective September 1, 2019

Beginning September 1, 2019, current postdoctoral researchers will be paid a minimum salary of $48,000 and must hold a 100% FTE term appointment. Postdoctoral researchers whose salaries are less than $48,000 must have their pay increased to meet the new minimum standard. The Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research will partner with colleges to assist with the salary increases, providing cash funding for a period of 18 months after the minimum goes into effect. In addition, starting May 1, 2019, all new postdoctoral researchers shall be offered a minimum of $48,000 annual salary and must hold a full-time equivalent term position. You can direct questions to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at OSUPostdocs@osu.edu.


Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.


Submit graduate stories for Spring Commencement

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of the President is in search of compelling graduate stories that President Drake might use in his remarks during the upcoming spring commencement ceremony on May 5, 2019. Please send human interest stories about your area's graduates and outstanding student achievements to Jake Soble, senior manager for commencement and special events by Wednesday, April 17. Students should not be told they are being recommended, as only a few may make it into the actual ceremony script. 


Better Research through Better Mentoring workshop

Please share with faculty
Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction, and is an important predictor of the academic success of scientists and engineers in training. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum based on proven mentorship development curricula. Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop, faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (See nominating faculty eligibility here).


Mentoring Workshop
Date: May 1, 2019

Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Brainstorming Room #350, Research Commons (3rd floor 18th Ave Library)
Attendance is limited to 30 faculty members from any discipline, although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.
Register here.
Learn more about our initiative here.


OAA Promotion and Tenure Workshops

Please share with P&T team members
The Office of Academic Affairs will hold three workshops to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure (P&T) review process. These are directed toward the TIU Promotion and Tenure Team (TIU Chairs, Committee of Eligible Faculty Chairs, and Procedural Oversight Designees).

Dates:

  • May 8, 2-4 p.m. 
  • August 20, 9-11 a.m.
  • September 11, 2-4 p.m.

All will be held in the Ohio Union Senate Chamber Room. Please register to attend one of these workshops using the form here. Contact Shannon Lee, with any questions. 


Promotion and Tenure External Evaluator Approval Process

Please follow the guidelines on the process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 24. Contact Tina Henkin if you need additional time.


Peer teaching reviews reminder

Please share with faculty
If you have faculty going forward for promotion and/or tenure review next year, please remember the requirement for a MINIMUM of two peer evaluations since the date of hire or last promotion. If your unit’s APT specifies a higher number, that number must be obtained. Scheduling peer teaching reviews is the responsibility of the unit, not the faculty member. Lack of the required number of teaching reviews is grounds for postponement of a non-mandatory review. See excerpt from the OAA handbook:

1.4.4.1 Peer evaluation

Revised: 04/16/02

Successful peer review entails a commitment of time and resources as units educate faculty on best practices and develop and implement specific policies and procedures. Although OAA does not require any particular form of peer evaluation, units are required to develop a detailed plan that is appropriate for their instructional situations, taking into account what assessments will be done, for what purpose, by whom, and when.

1.4.4.1.1 Required

Revised: 05/05/16; 07/20/17 

Periodic peer evaluation is required for all tenure-track, clinical faculty, and associated faculty with multiple-year appointments who deliver formal course instruction. In addition, if teaching is a component of a faculty member’s assignments, peer evaluation for promotion is required and must include at least two new evaluations occurring at each promotion (assistant to associate and associate to professor) and reappointment, with the exact number to be determined by the TIU in line with college guidelines. OAA recommends a greater number of peer evaluations for faculty members with high teaching loads. If faculty members teach in multiple modes, for example, on-line and in-classroom, all methods should be evaluated.


New SEI reports

Please share with faculty and staff
A new SEI report system (named Blue) was put in place starting summer 2018. Individual course reports (which were initially two pages), are now available in a single-page format, which is the format that should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers (in Section IVB. Individual Fixed-Response Student Evaluation Data). For cumulative SEI reports (in Section IVA. Cumulative Fixed-Response Survey Data), the old cumulative reports are not compatible with the new cumulative reports (which will be available soon). Candidates should download and save their old cumulative reports (including teaching through spring 2018) and submit both the old cumulative report and the new cumulative report for their dossiers. Old reports will continue to be available through Faculty Center, but it would be prudent for faculty to save their own reports in case this changes some time in the future. If the new cumulative reports are not available by the time a candidate needs to submit this information for Fourth Year Reviews this spring, the information for summer and fall 2018 courses should be added manually to the bottom of the old cumulative report.


Faculty annual review deadline change

According to the revised OAA Faculty Annual Review and Reappointment policy (shared at the all-chairs meeting on Jan. 8, 2019), the deadline for completion of annual reviews of faculty with a nine-month appointment has been changed to May 15; the deadline for annual reviews of faculty with a 12-month appointment remains July 1. These are the deadlines by which departments should complete their review process, and the May 15 deadline intended to ensure that faculty who are off campus in the summer have their reviews completed before they depart. The deadline for submission of faculty annual review letters to the college will remain July 1. For faculty members with a joint appointment or membership in a Discovery Themes Focus Area, please solicit feedback from the chair of the other unit or focus area theme leader prior to your review.


2019 College and University Deadlines

April 17: Deadline to submit graduate stories for spring commencement
April 19: Proposal deadline for new faculty position for GAHDT and InFACT
April 29: Deadline for applications/nominations for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
September 3: Proposals for team-taught courses due

April 4, 2019

Call for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry applications/nominations

Interim Executive Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier and Dean of Research Morton O’Kellyare calling for applications from and nominations for Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry. The Associate Dean for Research and Creative Inquiry will be expected to devote 50% of their duties to their college role and work closely with college leadership on college-wide issues — especially all aspects of the strategic planning, orderly development, administration, success and effectiveness of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary research enterprise. The role will include promoting and fostering externally sponsored research within the college and matching the college’s faculty strengths to existing and emerging priorities in research funding opportunities, education proposals, and collaborations with industry. It is especially important to recognize that these endeavors span the college, and that nurturing all aspects of these efforts is paramount. The associate dean will report to the research dean, who will set goals and conduct annual evaluations in consultation with college leadership. The college will provide an office and computer in University Hall and will expect the associate dean to be available for meetings, consultation, and informal interaction in line with the 50% duties. Some of the goals during the first year will be working to activate the research aspects of the college strategic plan, and continuing to foster the emerging strength and cohesion of the college as a whole. 

Interested candidates should submit a CV and two-page letter of interest to Beth VanGundy by Monday, April 29, 2019. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. VanGundy by that date. The projected start date will be July 1, 2019. The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.


Call for proposals: New faculty position

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme (GAHDT) and the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT) have issued a call for proposals for a new faculty position in the area of human and cultural dimensions of food, food justice or food security. This new tenure-track assistant professor position could fill needs in a variety of disciplines, geographical areas or historical periods, but must catalyze creative exchanges between GAHDT’s focus area Livability and InFACT’s Culture, Art and Design (CAD) hiring cluster. For more information, please click here. Deadline for proposals is April 19, 2019.


Minimum salary level for postdoctoral researchers effective September 1, 2019

Beginning September 1, 2019, current postdoctoral researchers will be paid a minimum salary of $48,000 and must hold a 100% FTE term appointment. Postdoctoral researchers whose salaries are less than $48,000 must have their pay increased to meet the new minimum standard. The Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Research will partner with colleges to assist with the salary increases, providing cash funding for a period of 18 months after the minimum goes into effect. In addition, starting May 1, 2019, all new postdoctoral researchers shall be offered a minimum of $48,000 annual salary and must hold a full-time equivalent term position. You can direct questions to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at OSUPostdocs@osu.edu.


Digital Access Policy - training opportunities

Next month, the ADA Coordinator's Office will host training sessions on digital access as part of their annual Multiple Perspectives Conference. On Tuesday, April 9, explore digital accessibility and inclusion through six sessions that are open to all Ohio State faculty, staff and students. Registration is requested. For more information and to register, click here.


Office of Research announces new Strategic Research Travel Program

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of Research is pleased to launch the Strategic Research Travel Program, which provides funding for travel for Ohio State faculty and principal investigators to meet with program officers at current and potential sponsors to help drive the development of innovative programs and priorities for sponsor agencies. To learn more about the program, including a link to the application, please click here.


Submit graduate stories for Spring Commencement

Please share with faculty and staff
The Office of the President is in search of compelling graduate stories that President Drake might use in his remarks during the upcoming spring commencement ceremony on May 5, 2019. Please send human interest stories about your area's graduates and outstanding student achievements to Jake Soble, senior manager for commencement and special events by Wednesday, April 17. Students should not be told they are being recommended, as only a few may make it into the actual ceremony script. 


Better Research through Better Mentoring workshop

Please share with faculty
Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction, and is an important predictor of the academic success of scientists and engineers in training. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum based on proven mentorship development curricula. Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. By participating in this workshop, faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (See nominating faculty eligibility here).


Mentoring Workshop
Date: May 1, 2019

Time: noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Brainstorming Room #350, Research Commons (3rd floor 18th Ave Library)
Attendance is limited to 30 faculty members from any discipline, although many of the case studies come from STEM fields.
Register here.
Learn more about our initiative here.


Promotion and Tenure External Evaluator Approval Process

Please follow the guidelines on the process document for submission of names of potential external promotion and tenure evaluators. The deadline for submission of lists of names for fall promotion candidates is May 24. Contact Tina Henkin if you need additional time.


 

Peer teaching reviews reminder

Please share with faculty
If you have faculty going forward for promotion and/or tenure review next year, please remember the requirement for a MINIMUM of two peer evaluations since the date of hire or last promotion. If your unit’s APT specifies a higher number, that number must be obtained. Scheduling peer teaching reviews is the responsibility of the unit, not the faculty member. Lack of the required number of teaching reviews is grounds for postponement of a non-mandatory review. See excerpt from the OAA handbook:

1.4.4.1 Peer evaluation

Revised: 04/16/02

Successful peer review entails a commitment of time and resources as units educate faculty on best practices and develop and implement specific policies and procedures. Although OAA does not require any particular form of peer evaluation, units are required to develop a detailed plan that is appropriate for their instructional situations, taking into account what assessments will be done, for what purpose, by whom, and when.

1.4.4.1.1 Required

Revised: 05/05/16; 07/20/17 

Periodic peer evaluation is required for all tenure-track, clinical faculty, and associated faculty with multiple-year appointments who deliver formal course instruction. In addition, if teaching is a component of a faculty member’s assignments, peer evaluation for promotion is required and must include at least two new evaluations occurring at each promotion (assistant to associate and associate to professor) and reappointment, with the exact number to be determined by the TIU in line with college guidelines. OAA recommends a greater number of peer evaluations for faculty members with high teaching loads. If faculty members teach in multiple modes, for example, on-line and in-classroom, all methods should be evaluated.


Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

Please share with your faculty and staff
Tina Henkin will hold office hours for Fourth Year Review dossier preparation for Fourth Year Reviews on Mondays (12-2 p.m.) and Thursdays (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) February 28 through April 1 (with the exception of March 11 and 14 due to spring break). These office hours provide an opportunity for faculty members, department staff, Procedure Oversight Designees and TIU P&T committee chairs to obtain assistance with procedural and submission questions. 

Office hours will be held in 186 University Hall and no appointment is required. Questions also can be addressed by email to Tina Henkin.


New SEI reports

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A new SEI report system (named Blue) was put in place starting summer 2018. Individual course reports (which were initially two pages), are now available in a single-page format, which is the format that should be used for promotion and tenure dossiers (in Section IVB. Individual Fixed-Response Student Evaluation Data). For cumulative SEI reports (in Section IVA. Cumulative Fixed-Response Survey Data), the old cumulative reports are not compatible with the new cumulative reports (which will be available soon). Candidates should download and save their old cumulative reports (including teaching through spring 2018) and submit both the old cumulative report and the new cumulative report for their dossiers. Old reports will continue to be available through Faculty Center, but it would be prudent for faculty to save their own reports in case this changes some time in the future. If the new cumulative reports are not available by the time a candidate needs to submit this information for Fourth Year Reviews this spring, the information for summer and fall 2018 courses should be added manually to the bottom of the old cumulative report.


Faculty annual review deadline change

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