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.

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

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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.
 

Grants and Funding Opportunities

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

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 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

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

 
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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

Please share with faculty.
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

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).
 

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
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    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

      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 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

      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 

      March 28, 2019

      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.


       

      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.


      Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

      Please share with faculty and staff
      An updated version of the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document has been posted here. Please direct your staff to follow this document for preparation and submission of Fourth Year Reviews.


      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

      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


      March 29: Deadline to request exclusions of the the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2019-2020
      April 2: Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers and probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to the college
      April 19: Proposal deadline for new faculty position for GAHDT and InFACT
      May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval 

      March 21, 2019

      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.


      A Seat at the Table: A dialogue on diversity and inclusion in STEM–March 21

      Part of The Ohio State University's 2020 Vision is to make the university a model of inclusive excellence. What does this look like in the STEM disciplines across our institution? Join the Department of Mathematics, the Department of African and African American Studies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion March 21 from 3-6 p.m. in Hale Hall for a dialogue about the barriers that inhibit persistence and success in STEM, particularly among under-represented minority, first-generation, low-income, and female students. Invited panelists will share their experiences effectively engaging and promoting the success of diverse student populations through inclusive educational practices, extra-curricular activities, and/or policies. For more information on this event, click here.


      International Partnerships Information Sessions

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Office of International Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Research Compliance, is hosting information sessions on how to establish international partnership agreements. The sessions are geared toward to any faculty and administrators interested in formalizing collaborations with international partners. Session topics will cover Ohio State policies and requirements, types of agreements, procedures, and steps for establishing agreements.  
       
      Register for upcoming information session on: Tuesday April 16, 10-11 a.m. Sessions will be held in 160 Enarson Classroom Building.


      Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

      Please share with faculty and staff
      An updated version of the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document has been posted here. Please direct your staff to follow this document for preparation and submission of Fourth Year Reviews.


      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

      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


      March 29: Deadline to request exclusions of the the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2019-2020
      April 2: Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers and probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to the college
      May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval 

       

      March 14, 2019

       

      Workshop: Leveraging grants to create research pathways for underrepresented students: Demystifying NIH and NSF funding opportunities

      Please share with faculty and staff
      In keeping with our commitment to inclusive excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences, we are engaging strategies to increase underrepresented students’ access to graduate study. On Tuesday, March 19, from 3:30-5 p.m. in 355 Jennings Hall, we will host a workshop featuring a panel of NIH and NSF funded investigators who will share information, strategies and tips to their success in extending research opportunities to underrepresented students and increasing diversity in their graduate programs. Joined by staff from the Office of Research, the panelists will demystify the process of leveraging existing grants to attract new funds that promote diversity in research.


      Panelists include:
      Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research
      Katheryn Campbell-Kibler, Department of Linguistics
      Jane Jackman, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
      Stephen Petrill, Department of Psychology & ASC Associate Dean for Research
      Laura Wagner, Department of Psychology
       

      All ASC researchers are invited, and those with existing funding from NIH and NSF are especially encouraged to attend. Please RSVP here by March 15. For general questions and information, please contact Linda Hood.


      A Seat at the Table: A dialogue on diversity and inclusion in STEM–March 21

      Part of The Ohio State University's 2020 Vision is to make the university a model of inclusive excellence. What does this look like in the STEM disciplines across our institution? Join the Department of Mathematics, the Department of African and African American Studies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion March 21 from 3-6 p.m. in Hale Hall for a dialogue about the barriers that inhibit persistence and success in STEM, particularly among under-represented minority, first-generation, low-income, and female students. Invited panelists will share their experiences effectively engaging and promoting the success of diverse student populations through inclusive educational practices, extra-curricular activities, and/or policies. For more information on this event, click here.


      International Partnerships Information Sessions

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Office of International Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Research Compliance, is hosting information sessions on how to establish international partnership agreements. The sessions are geared toward to any faculty and administrators interested in formalizing collaborations with international partners. Session topics will cover Ohio State policies and requirements, types of agreements, procedures, and steps for establishing agreements.  
       
      Register for upcoming information session on: Tuesday April 16, 10-11 a.m. Sessions will be held in 160 Enarson Classroom Building.


      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.


       

      Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

      Please share with faculty and staff
      An updated version of the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document has been posted here. Please direct your staff to follow this document for preparation and submission of Fourth Year Reviews.


      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

      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


      March 29: Deadline to request exclusions of the the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2019-2020
      April 2: Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers and probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to the college
      May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval 

      March 7, 2019

      Workshop: Leveraging grants to create research pathways for underrepresented students: Demystifying NIH and NSF funding opportunities

      Please share with faculty and staff
      In keeping with our commitment to inclusive excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences, we are engaging strategies to increase underrepresented students’ access to graduate study. On Tuesday, March 19, from 3:30-5 p.m. in 355 Jennings Hall, we will host a workshop featuring a panel of NIH and NSF funded investigators who will share information, strategies and tips to their success in extending research opportunities to underrepresented students and increasing diversity in their graduate programs. Joined by staff from the Office of Research, the panelists will demystify the process of leveraging existing grants to attract new funds that promote diversity in research. All ASC researchers are invited, and those with existing funding from NIH and NSF are especially encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to ascdei@osu.edu by March 15. For general questions and information, please contact Linda Hood.


      A dialogue on diversity and inclusion in STEM–March 21

      Part of The Ohio State University's 2020 Vision is to make the university a model of inclusive excellence. What does this look like in the STEM disciplines across our institution? Join the Department of Mathematics, the Department of African and African American Studies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion March 21 from 3-6 p.m. in Hale Hall for a dialogue about the barriers that inhibit persistence and success in STEM, particularly among under-represented minority, first-generation, low-income, and female students. Invited panelists will share their experiences effectively engaging and promoting the success of diverse student populations through inclusive educational practices, extra-curricular activities, and/or policies. For more information on this event, click here.


      International Partnerships Information Sessions

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Office of International Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Research Compliance, is hosting information sessions on how to establish international partnership agreements. The sessions are geared toward to any faculty and administrators interested in formalizing collaborations with international partners. Session topics will cover Ohio State policies and requirements, types of agreements, procedures, and steps for establishing agreements.  
       
      Register for upcoming information session on: Tuesday April 16, 10-11 a.m. Sessions will be held in 160 Enarson Classroom Building.


      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.


      Nominate outstanding graduate students

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to nominate outstanding graduate students for the 2019 Graduate Student Awards. Any graduate student in a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible, based on the criteria for the awards. Each award includes a plaque and $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. Nominations are due Friday, March 8.


      Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

      Please share with faculty and staff
      An updated version of the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document has been posted here. Please direct your staff to follow this document for preparation and submission of Fourth Year Reviews.


      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

      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.


      University Engagement Recognition Awards

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Ohio State’s University Engagement Recognition Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in meaningful partnerships that produce engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, healthy communities, staff, student, student group and community partner categories. A total of $20,500 will be awarded. Applications are due March 8. To submit an application, click here.


      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


      March 8: Nominations due for Graduate Student Awards
      March 9: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grantsapplications due
      March 29: Deadline to request exclusions of the the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2019-2020
      April 2: Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers and probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to the college
      May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval 

      Feb. 28, 2019

      Call for proposals: First-Year Seminars

      Please share with faculty

      ASC faculty members are encouraged to submit proposals to teach a First-Year Seminar autumn semester 2019. The First-Year Seminar program was inaugurated in 2004 in order to provide unique learning experiences for first-year students. All First-Year Seminars are 1 credit hour and may be offered as letter-graded courses or S/U. Seminars meet once a week for 55 minutes (full semester) or twice a week for 110 minutes (7-week session). The maximum enrollment is 18 students for a seminar, and the minimum enrollment required to avoid cancellation is 12 students for a seminar.

      Payment for teaching a seminar – $3,000
      Submission Deadline: Proposals for autumn 2019 seminars must be submitted by March 1.The First-Year Seminar program is administered by Todd Bitters in ASC Advising Services, and proposals should be submitted to his office via email (bitters.4@osu.edu).


      A dialogue on diversity and inclusion in STEM–March 21

      Part of The Ohio State University's 2020 Vision is to make the university a model of inclusive excellence. What does this look like in the STEM disciplines across our institution? Join the Department of Mathematics, the Department of African and African American Studies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion March 21 from 3-6 p.m. in Hale Hall for a dialogue about the barriers that inhibit persistence and success in STEM, particularly among under-represented minority, first-generation, low-income, and female students. Invited panelists will share their experiences effectively engaging and promoting the success of diverse student populations through inclusive educational practices, extra-curricular activities, and/or policies. For more information on this event, click here.


      International Partnerships Information Sessions

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Office of International Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Legal Affairs and the Office of Research Compliance, is hosting information sessions on how to establish international partnership agreements. The sessions are geared toward to any faculty and administrators interested in formalizing collaborations with international partners. Session topics will cover Ohio State policies and requirements, types of agreements, procedures, and steps for establishing agreements.  
       
      Register for upcoming information sessions on: Tuesday, March 5, 3-4 p.m.; and Tuesday April 16, 10-11 a.m. Sessions will be held in 160 Enarson Classroom Building.


      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.


      Nominate outstanding graduate students

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to nominate outstanding graduate students for the 2019 Graduate Student Awards. Any graduate student in a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible, based on the criteria for the awards. Each award includes a plaque and $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. Nominations are due Friday, March 8.


      Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

      Please share with faculty and staff
      An updated version of the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document has been posted here. Please direct your staff to follow this document for preparation and submission of Fourth Year Reviews.


      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

      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.


      Smart Campus: Digital Transformation for Higher Ed

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Come learn ways higher education institutions can benefit from adopting smart campus strategies from institutions already planning in this space on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 2-4 p.m. in The Ohio Union Cartoon Room 2. Mike Hofherr, vice president and chief information officer Ohio State, will be joined by counterparts from Arizona State, Oral Roberts and Florida State, discussing each university’s smart campus initiatives. The event is hosted by Ohio State’s Corporate Engagement Office in partnership with Deloitte. Learn more or RSVP.


      University Engagement Recognition Awards

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Ohio State’s University Engagement Recognition Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in meaningful partnerships that produce engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, healthy communities, staff, student, student group and community partner categories. A total of $20,500 will be awarded. Applications are due March 8. To submit an application, click here.


      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


      March 1: Applications/nominations due for Outstanding Writing Instructor Award. Proposals due for First-Year Seminar Program.
      March 8: Nominations due for Graduate Student Awards
      March 9: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grantsapplications due
      March 29: Deadline to request exclusions of the the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2019-2020
      April 2: Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers and probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to the college
      May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval

      Feb. 21, 2019

      Call for proposals: First-Year Seminars

      Please share with faculty

      ASC faculty members are encouraged to submit proposals to teach a First-Year Seminar autumn semester 2019. The First-Year Seminar program was inaugurated in 2004 in order to provide unique learning experiences for first-year students. All First-Year Seminars are 1 credit hour and may be offered as letter-graded courses or S/U. Seminars meet once a week for 55 minutes (full semester) or twice a week for 110 minutes (7-week session). The maximum enrollment is 18 students for a seminar, and the minimum enrollment required to avoid cancellation is 12 students for a seminar.

      Payment for teaching a seminar – $3,000
      Submission Deadline: Proposals for autumn 2019 seminars must be submitted by March 1.The First-Year Seminar program is administered by Todd Bitters in ASC Advising Services, and proposals should be submitted to his office via email (bitters.4@osu.edu).


      Addressing equity and inclusion in your research mentoring– February 28

      Please share with faculty
      This workshop is designed for mentors of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty and will be offered on Feb. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brutus Buckeye Room on the third floor of the Ohio Union. 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. Through group discussion, case studies, and role play, mentors have the opportunity to learn and practice mentoring skills that deal with diversity matters. RSVP here.

      Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program. Read more here.


      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.

      WAC Seminar: Teaching Through Writing, Spring 2019

      Please share with faculty
      This seminar is an endorsement sponsored by the University Institute for Teaching and Learning. Learn more about this endorsement and its requirements. Participants in this week-long seminar with the WAC program in the CSTW will first comprehensively examine their course curriculum and identify the unique needs of their diverse student populations. Using insights from this examination, they will consider how to engage these students and promote their success through writing. By the end of this seminar, participants will have designed or redesigned a sequenced writing assignment for their course. Sign up today!


      Nominate outstanding graduate students

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to nominate outstanding graduate students for the 2019 Graduate Student Awards. Any graduate student in a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible, based on the criteria for the awards. Each award includes a plaque and $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. Nominations are due Friday, March 8.


      Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

      Please share with faculty and staff
      An updated version of the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document has been posted here. Please direct your staff to follow this document for preparation and submission of Fourth Year Reviews.


      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

      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.


      Smart Campus: Digital Transformation for Higher Ed

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Come learn ways higher education institutions can benefit from adopting smart campus strategies from institutions already planning in this space on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 2-4 p.m. in The Ohio Union Cartoon Room 2. Mike Hofherr, vice president and chief information officer Ohio State, will be joined by counterparts from Arizona State, Oral Roberts and Florida State, discussing each university’s smart campus initiatives. The event is hosted by Ohio State’s Corporate Engagement Office in partnership with Deloitte. Learn more or RSVP.


      University Engagement Recognition Awards

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Ohio State’s University Engagement Recognition Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in meaningful partnerships that produce engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, healthy communities, staff, student, student group and community partner categories. A total of $20,500 will be awarded. Applications are due March 8. To submit an application, click here.


      Curator's Talk: Kate Bonansinga

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Kate Bonansinga, director of the School of Art in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at University of Cincinnati, will give a talk on her curatorial practice and projects during the Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition: Ex:perimental; Punctu[a]tion Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at Urban Arts Space. For more information, click here.


      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


      March 1: Applications/nominations due for Outstanding Writing Instructor Award. Proposals due for First-Year Seminar Program.
      March 8: Nominations due for Graduate Student Awards
      March 9: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grantsapplications due
      March 29: Deadline to request exclusions of the the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2019-2020
      April 2: Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers and probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to the college
      May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval 

      Feb. 14, 2019

      Call for proposals: First-Year Seminars 

      Please share with faculty

      ASC faculty members are encouraged to submit proposals to teach a First-Year Seminar autumn semester 2019. The First-Year Seminar program was inaugurated in 2004 in order to provide unique learning experiences for first-year students. All First-Year Seminars are 1 credit hour and may be offered as letter-graded courses or S/U. Seminars meet once a week for 55 minutes (full semester) or twice a week for 110 minutes (7-week session). The maximum enrollment is 18 students for a seminar, and the minimum enrollment required to avoid cancellation is 12 students for a seminar.

      Payment for teaching a seminar – $3,000
      Submission Deadline: Proposals for autumn 2019 seminars must be submitted by March 1.The First-Year Seminar program is administered by Todd Bitters in ASC Advising Services, and proposals should be submitted to his office via email (bitters.4@osu.edu).

       

      RSVP: Office of Student Academic Success Info Session

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Please join Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Beth Hume for the first Office of Student Academic Success (OSAS) Information Session. These once-a-semester meetings are for faculty and staff who administer undergraduate programming, in order to keep departments informed about initiatives, events, challenges and opportunities relating to undergraduate education and undergraduate student academic success. The first information session will be held at the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center (Ballrooms BC) on Wednesday, Feb. 20, beginning with breakfast and networking at 8:30 a.m. Please RSVP by Feb. 15. Contact Betsy Ludwig with questions.


      Call for nominations: University Senate

      Please share with faculty
      The University Senate has launched its 2019 election process for faculty senators. Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 14, and the elections in each college will run from Feb. 18 through Feb. 22. Please email names of nominees to senate@osu.edu.

      Why participate? Election to the Senate is the most direct way to use your faculty expertise to influence university decisions. The system of shared governance ensures a faculty voice in all aspects of university life, particularly through the Senate committees that deliberate on important university issues. See http://senate.osu.edu/ for a list of committees and their current members, as well as a directory of current Senators.


      Addressing equity and inclusion in your research mentoring– February 28

      Please share with faculty
      This workshop is designed for mentors of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty and will be offered on Feb. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brutus Buckeye Room on the third floor of the Ohio Union. 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. Through group discussion, case studies, and role play, mentors have the opportunity to learn and practice mentoring skills that deal with diversity matters. RSVP here.

      Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program. Read more here.


      Call for submissions: Summer and autumn course offerings

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Enrollment season for summer and autumn 2019 terms is upon us! The ASC Marketing and Communications office plans to highlight specific course offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences this summer and fall through an online course bulletin board, email and social promotions. Submit summer 2019 courses here and autumn 2019 courses hereSubmissions for both semesters are due by Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.


      Nominate outstanding graduate students

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to nominate outstanding graduate students for the 2019 Graduate Student Awards. Any graduate student in a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible, based on the criteria for the awards. Each award includes a plaque and $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. Nominations are due Friday, March 8.


      Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

      Please share with faculty and staff
      An updated version of the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document has been posted here. Please direct your staff to follow this document for preparation and submission of Fourth Year Reviews.


      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

       

      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.


      Call for nominations: Outstanding Writing Instruction Award


      Please share with faculty, staff and graduate assistants
      The Writing Across the Curriculum team is looking to recognize current graduate students who have used writing in their teaching in meaningful ways to respond to students’ needs and promote their learning in their field. The winner will receive a $200 prize! Applications are due Friday, March 1, at 5 p.m. Submit completed applications to osuwac@gmail.com. For more information about how to apply or to schedule a consultation by Wednesday, Feb. 27, contact Dr. Chris Manion at manion.12@osu.edu.


      Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series 2019

      Please share with graduate students
      The Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series showcases short-term projects running 1-2 weeks such as gallery exhibitions, performances, audience participatory work, discussions and research demos all created by Ohio State graduate students from any discipline or area of study. This series encourages collaborative thinking, multidisciplinary approaches and a hunger for asking big questions and igniting thoughtful conversations. Complete the proposal form here. The application deadline is Feb. 21. If you have any questions about the series or proposal form, please contact Merijn van der Heijden.


      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


      February 14: Nominations due for University Senate
      February 20: Submissions due for summer and autumn 2019 courses promotion
      March 1: Applications/nominations due for Outstanding Writing Instructor Award. Proposals due for First-Year Seminar Program.
      March 8: Nominations due for Graduate Student Awards
      March 9: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grantsapplications due
      March 29: Deadline to request exclusions of the the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2019-2020
      April 2: Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers and probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to the college
      May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2019-2020 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval 

      Feb. 7, 2019

      RSVP: Office of Student Academic Success Info Session

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Please join Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Beth Hume for the first Office of Student Academic Success (OSAS) Information Session. These once-a-semester meetings are for faculty and staff who administer undergraduate programming, in order to keep departments informed about initiatives, events, challenges and opportunities relating to undergraduate education and undergraduate student academic success. The first information session will be held at the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center (Ballrooms BC) on Wednesday, Feb. 20, beginning with breakfast and networking at 8:30 a.m. Please RSVP by Feb. 15. Contact Betsy Ludwig with questions.


      Nominate outstanding graduate students

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to nominate outstanding graduate students for the 2019 Graduate Student Awards. Any graduate student in a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible, based on the criteria for the awards. Each award includes a plaque and $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. Nominations are due Friday, March 8.


      Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

      Please share with faculty and staff
      An updated version of the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document has been posted here. Please direct your staff to follow this document for preparation and submission of Fourth Year Reviews.


      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.


       

      Call for nominations: University Senate

      Please share with faculty
      The University Senate has launched its 2019 election process for faculty senators. Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 14, and the elections in each college will run from Feb. 18 through Feb. 22. Please email names of nominees to senate@osu.edu.

      Why participate? Election to the Senate is the most direct way to use your faculty expertise to influence university decisions. The system of shared governance ensures a faculty voice in all aspects of university life, particularly through the Senate committees that deliberate on important university issues. See http://senate.osu.edu/ for a list of committees and their current members, as well as a directory of current Senators.


      Addressing equity and inclusion in your research mentoring– February 28

      Please share with faculty
      This workshop is designed for mentors of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty and will be offered on Feb. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Brutus Buckeye Room on the third floor of the Ohio Union. 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. Through group discussion, case studies, and role play, mentors have the opportunity to learn and practice mentoring skills that deal with diversity matters. RSVP here.

      Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. This type of preparation is required for some faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program. Read more here.


      RSVP: Staff Advisory Council Brown Bag Discussion

      Please share with staff
      The ASC Staff Advisory Council invites staff to attend a panel discussion focusing on information about the Staff Professional Development Grants on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. in 1080 Physics Research Building. Previous grant awardees will talk about the funds they have obtained, what they used them for and the application process. RSVP to Julia McGory(.1). Desserts and coffee will be provided.


      Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series 2019

      Please share with graduate students
      The Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series showcases short-term projects running 1-2 weeks such as gallery exhibitions, performances, audience participatory work, discussions and research demos all created by Ohio State graduate students from any discipline or area of study. This series encourages collaborative thinking, multidisciplinary approaches and a hunger for asking big questions and igniting thoughtful conversations. Complete the proposal form here. The application deadline is Feb. 21. If you have any questions about the series or proposal form, please contact Merijn van der Heijden.


      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


      February 1: College of Arts and Sciences Awards nominations due, undergraduate merit and need-based scholarship applications due. Registration deadline for CCWA Global Issues speakers
      February 4: Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grants applications due
      February 6: Applications/nominations due for Associate Vice Provost for Office of Academic Enrichment, Executive Director of University Honors & Scholars Center
      February 8: FPL recommendations from chairs and directors due, Course assignment projections due for FY20
      March 9: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grants applications due

      Feb. 1, 2019

      Call for applications: Associate Vice Provost for Office of Academic Enrichment, Executive Director of University Honors & Scholars Center

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Office of Student Academic Success is opening a call for applications and/or nominations for the internal search for the position of Associate Vice Provost for the new Office of Academic Enrichment and Executive Director of the University Honors & Scholars Center. This is a full-time appointment in the Office of Student Academic Success. It is a three-year term position that is anticipated to start no later than May 2019. For more information, click here.


      RSVP: Office of Student Academic Success Info Session

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Please join Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Beth Hume for the first Office of Student Academic Success (OSAS) Information Session. These once-a-semester meetings are for faculty and staff who administer undergraduate programming, in order to keep departments informed about initiatives, events, challenges and opportunities relating to undergraduate education and undergraduate student academic success. The first information session will be held at the Blackwell Inn and Conference Center (Ballrooms BC) on Wednesday, Feb. 20, beginning with breakfast and networking at 8:30 a.m. Please RSVP by Feb. 15. Contact Betsy Ludwig with questions.


      Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

      Please share with faculty and staff
      An updated version of the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document has been posted here. Please direct your staff to follow this document for preparation and submission of Fourth Year Reviews.


      Columbus Council on World Affairs opportunity

      Please share with faculty
      The Columbus Council on World Affairs seeks faculty volunteers to address high school students enrolled in its Global Scholars Diploma program. Volunteers have the opportunity to help create the next generation of leaders and problem solvers by educating them on Global Issues such as climate change, human rights issues or global health. The application deadline for the winter 2019 program is February 1. For more information, please contact Hannah Meyer using the form here.

       


      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 9-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.

       

      Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series 2019

      Please share with graduate students
      The Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series showcases short-term projects running 1-2 weeks such as gallery exhibitions, performances, audience participatory work, discussions and research demos all created by Ohio State graduate students from any discipline or area of study. This series encourages collaborative thinking, multidisciplinary approaches and a hunger for asking big questions and igniting thoughtful conversations. Complete the proposal form here. The application deadline is Feb. 21. If you have any questions about the series or proposal form, please contact Merijn van der Heijden.

       


      Special Assignment and Faculty Professional Leave

      Please share with faculty

      Chairs and directors should send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 8, 2019, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details.


      Vita workshops for ASC faculty

      Please share with faculty
      We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Vita will be optional for promotion and tenure reviews through spring 2019. 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. 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.

      We have organized a set of Vita workshops targeted to ASC faculty. The workshops will be held in 156 University Hall and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Two dates are available; please register using the registration links below for the date that works best for you:

      CANCELLED, rescheduled for 2/6 - Wednesday 1/30, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Friday 2/1 1:30-3:30: RSVP here
      Wednesday, 2/6 2:30-4:30: RSVP here
       
      Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
       
      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.


      2019 College and University Deadlines


      February 1College of Arts and Sciences Awards nominations due, undergraduate merit and need-based scholarship applications due. Registration deadline for CCWA Global Issues speakers
      February 4: Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grants applications due
      February 6: Applications/nominations due for Associate Vice Provost for Office of Academic Enrichment, Executive Director of University Honors & Scholars Center
      February 8: FPL recommendations from chairs and directors due, Course assignment projections due for FY20
      March 9: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grants applications due


      Jan. 25, 2019

      Call for applications: Associate Vice Provost for Office of Academic Enrichment, Executive Director of University Honors & Scholars Center

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Office of Student Academic Success is opening a call for applications and/or nominations for the internal search for the position of Associate Vice Provost for the new Office of Academic Enrichment and Executive Director of the University Honors & Scholars Center. This is a full-time appointment in the Office of Student Academic Success. It is a three-year term position that is anticipated to start no later than May 2019. For more information, click here.


      2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

      Please share with faculty and staff
      On Wednesday, Jan. 30 beginning at 6:50 p.m., the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center will host Georgetown University professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson at Mershon Auditorium as part of its Pre-Black History Month Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      The event will also feature:

      A special tribute to “The Queen” Aretha Franklin
      Dr. Elaine Richardson and the African American Voices Gospel Choir

      A Candlelight Vigil for Dr. King
      Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Chapter

      A special Gospel Tribute to Dr. King
      The African American Voices and the Alumni Gospel Choirs
      at The Ohio State University

      This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please click here.


      Columbus Council on World Affairs opportunity

      Please share with faculty
      The Columbus Council on World Affairs seeks faculty volunteers to address high school students enrolled in its Global Scholars Diploma program. Volunteers have the opportunity to help create the next generation of leaders and problem solvers by educating them on Global Issues such as climate change, human rights issues or global health. The application deadline for the winter 2019 program is February 1. For more information, please contact Hannah Meyer using the form here.


       

      Staff Career Development Grants

      Please share with staff
      Staff have an opportunity to further their growth and development through the Staff Career Development Grant. Eligible staff can apply for a grant of up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of 2-10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more, and the funds can be used for professional development, education or training costs related to job and/or career goals. Applications are being accepted until Thursday, Jan. 31.


      Mershon Center Research Grants Competition

      Please share with faculty and graduate students
      Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds a competition for Ohio State faculty and graduate students to apply for grant funds to support research related to international security. Application forms and instructions for all Mershon Center research grants can be found in the Research Grants section of the Mershon Center website. The deadline for all research grant applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.


      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 9-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.


      Spring deadlines for College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Scholarships are available to undergraduate arts and sciences students that are based on merit and/or need and support research and creative activity. Eligibility and application information may be found here. Additional sources of funding may be found on the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry’s website here.
       
      Upcoming Spring Semester Scholarship Deadlines:

      Merit and Need-Based Scholarships – Feb. 1, 2019
      Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grants – Feb. 4, 2019
      Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grants (for students in the arts and humanities) –  March 9


      Submit a proposal for InnovateX Conference

      Please share with faculty and teaching staff
      Do you design lessons and assignments that spur students to explore beyond the confines of the classroom? Share your story by submitting a proposal for the 2019 Innovate conference, which will be held on May 16, 2019. InnovateX is hosted by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. Apply by Jan. 25, 2019.


      Special Assignment and Faculty Professional Leave

      Please share with faculty

      Chairs and directors should send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 8, 2019, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details.


      UITL Teaching Support Program provides compensation incentives to faculty

      Please share with faculty
      The Time and Change Strategic Plan recognizes excellence in teaching as an essential factor in student success. To infuse evidence-based approaches and strategies in Ohio State classrooms and educational contexts, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) 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 faculty with didactic teaching responsibility will be compensated for each completed section. Learn more on the UITL Teaching Support Program website.


      Vita workshops for ASC faculty

      Please share with faculty
      We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Vita will be optional for promotion and tenure reviews through spring 2019. 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. 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.

      We have organized a set of Vita workshops targeted to ASC faculty. The workshops will be held in 156 University Hall and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Two dates are available; please register using the registration links below for the date that works best for you:

      CANCELLED, rescheduled for 2/6 - Wednesday 1/30, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Friday 2/1 1:30-3:30: RSVP here
      Wednesday, 2/6 2:30-4:30: RSVP here
       
      Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
       
      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.


      2019 College and University Deadlines


      January 25: Mershon Center Grants applications due
      January 31: Applications for Staff Career Development Grant due
      February 1College of Arts and Sciences Awards nominations due, undergraduate merit and need-based scholarship applications due. Registration deadline for CCWA Global Issues speakers
      February 4: Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grants applications due
      February 6: Applications/nominations due for Associate Vice Provost for Office of Academic Enrichment, Executive Director of University Honors & Scholars Center
      February 8: FPL recommendations from chairs and directors due
      March 9: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grants applications due

      Jan. 17, 2019

      OAA to host University Assessment Conference

      Please share with your unit's assessment representative
      The Office of Academic Affairs will host the seventh annual University Assessment Conference at the Fawcett Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Registration is now open and is available on the conference website. Please register by the end of the day on Wednesday, Jan. 23. An agenda, session descriptions, and presenters' biographical sketches can be found at the conference website. Contact contact Jennie Williams with questions.


      Staff Career Development Grants

      Please share with staff
      Staff have an opportunity to further their growth and development through the Staff Career Development Grant. Eligible staff can apply for a grant of up to $1,250 for individuals, $1,750 for groups of 2-10 and $2,000 for groups of 11 or more, and the funds can be used for professional development, education or training costs related to job and/or career goals. Applications are being accepted until Thursday, Jan. 31.


      Mershon Center Research Grants Competition

      Please share with faculty and graduate students
      Each year, the Mershon Center for International Security Studies holds a competition for Ohio State faculty and graduate students to apply for grant funds to support research related to international security. Application forms and instructions for all Mershon Center research grants can be found in the Research Grants section of the Mershon Center website. The deadline for all research grant applications is 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.


      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 9-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.


      Spring deadlines for College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Scholarships are available to undergraduate arts and sciences students that are based on merit and/or need and support research and creative activity. Eligibility and application information may be found here. Additional sources of funding may be found on the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry’s website here.
       
      Upcoming Spring Semester Scholarship Deadlines:
      Education Abroad Funding – Jan. 14, 2019
      Merit and Need-Based Scholarships – Feb. 1, 2019
      Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grants – Feb. 4, 2019
      Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grants (for students in the arts and humanities) –  March 9


      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award Nominations
      The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates diversity and recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State. Faculty, staff, students, student organizations and alumni can nominate their colleagues and peers. Up to five recipients receive a commemorative certificate and $1,200 cash award, along with being honored at a spring luncheon and recognized on the field during an Ohio State football game. Honorees are rewarded for making diversity and inclusiveness a part of university best practices. The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards members of the Ohio State community who are shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.
       
      Award nominees can be academic or academic support units (or teams within a unit), campus organizations, students, alumni, faculty, staff or retirees who have implemented policies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or military service status, gender identity or expression, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background. The Senate Diversity Committee strongly encourages the nomination of deserving students. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. For more information and to submit nominations, please click here.

       


      Submit a proposal for InnovateX Conference

      Please share with faculty and teaching staff
      Do you design lessons and assignments that spur students to explore beyond the confines of the classroom? Share your story by submitting a proposal for the 2019 Innovate conference, which will be held on May 16, 2019. InnovateX is hosted by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. Apply by Jan. 25, 2019.


      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 2019-2020 have been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 18, 2019.
       
      Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 8, 2019, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details.


      UITL Teaching Support Program provides compensation incentives to faculty

      Please share with faculty
      The Time and Change Strategic Plan recognizes excellence in teaching as an essential factor in student success. To infuse evidence-based approaches and strategies in Ohio State classrooms and educational contexts, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) 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 faculty with didactic teaching responsibility will be compensated for each completed section. Learn more on the UITL Teaching Support Program website.


      Vita workshops for ASC faculty

      Please share with faculty
      We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Vita will be optional for promotion and tenure reviews through spring 2019. 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. 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.

      We have organized a set of Vita workshops targeted to ASC faculty. The workshops will be held in 156 University Hall and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Three dates are available; please register using the registration links below for the date that works best for you:

      Thursday 1/24, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Wednesday 1/30, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Friday 2/1 1:30-3:30: RSVP here
       
      Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
       
      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.


      2019 College and University Deadlines

      January 18Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award nominations due; Faculty applications for FPL or SA due
      January 23: Registration deadline for OAA Assessment Conference
      January 25: Mershon Center Grants applications due
      January 31: Applications for Staff Career Development Grant due
      February 1College of Arts and Sciences Awards nominations due, undergraduate merit and need-based scholarship applications due
      February 4: Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grantsapplications due
      February 8: FPL recommendations from chairs and directors due
      March 9: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Scholarships and Small Grants applications due


      Jan. 10, 2019

      Save the Date: Winter Chairs Meeting

      The next Chairs Program will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Longaberger Alumni House in the Sanders Grand Lounge. Guest speaker Brent Ruben will lead a discussion on communication, culture and change. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.


      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 9-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.


      Spring deadlines for College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Education abroad scholarships support undergraduate Arts and Sciences majors who are enrolled on the Columbus campus and are participating in an Ohio State-approved education abroad program. By completing one online application, students may be considered for Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships targeting students who demonstrate financial need, as well as 10 other scholarship funds. The spring deadline supports students participating in SU 2019 programs (including May session), AU 2019 programs, as well as programs taking place over the full 2019-2020 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 14. For a description of all scholarships, eligibility requirements and the application click here. Contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs, with questions.

      Other scholarships are available to undergraduate arts and sciences students that are based on merit and/or need and support research and creative activity. Eligibility and application information may be found here. Additional sources of funding may be found on the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry’s website here.
       
      Upcoming Spring Semester Scholarship Deadlines:
      Education Abroad Funding – Jan. 14, 2019
      Merit and Need-Based Scholarships – Feb. 1, 2019
      Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grants – Feb. 4, 2019


      Follow Up: Ohio State Sesquicentennial Planning

      Please share with faculty and staff
      In academic year 2019-2020, the College of Arts and Sciences joins Ohio State in celebrating the university’s 150th anniversary. As the college begins to plan our sesquicentennial events/storytelling, we encourage our units to also talk with their faculty, staff and students about how their areas can incorporate the 150th into their programming next year — exploring their history and looking towards their future. An overview presentation was given at the December’s All-Chairs Meeting and can be viewed here.
       
      More information and a list of university activities and resources can be found online at 150.osu.edu. The college’s liaisons to the University’s Sesquicentennial Office include Molly Kime, Marketing & Communications; Madey Khurma, Advancement; and Caitlin Brendel, Dean’s Office. They will be in frequent contact about what the college is planning and sharing any new information they receive from the university. Please contact any of them with any ideas or questions you have.


      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award Nominations
      The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates diversity and recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State. Faculty, staff, students, student organizations and alumni can nominate their colleagues and peers. Up to five recipients receive a commemorative certificate and $1,200 cash award, along with being honored at a spring luncheon and recognized on the field during an Ohio State football game. Honorees are rewarded for making diversity and inclusiveness a part of university best practices. The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards members of the Ohio State community who are shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.
       
      Award nominees can be academic or academic support units (or teams within a unit), campus organizations, students, alumni, faculty, staff or retirees who have implemented policies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or military service status, gender identity or expression, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background. The Senate Diversity Committee strongly encourages the nomination of deserving students. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. For more information and to submit nominations, please click here.


      Proposals now open for 2019 Ohio State Energy Partners Awards

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Ohio State Energy Partners has announced the 2019 Annual OSEP Awards, as part of its continuing commitment to academic collaboration with the university. OSEP will contribute $810,000 annually to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes. Working with OSEP, the Energy Academic Collaboration Council will engage the Ohio State community in a request for proposals that help advance important priorities across the university while also promoting inter-college and community collaboration. The online Award Application Form and details for funding levels, proposal deadlines, requirements and submittal information are available here.


      Submit a proposal for InnovateX Conference

      Please share with faculty and teaching staff
      Do you design lessons and assignments that spur students to explore beyond the confines of the classroom? Share your story by submitting a proposal for the 2019 Innovate conference, which will be held on May 16, 2019. InnovateX is hosted by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. Apply by Jan. 25, 2019.


      Request for proposals: I-Corps@Ohio

      Please share with faculty and staff

      I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program to assist faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to validate the market potential of their technologies and launch startup companies. The program incorporates Lean Startup, Customer Discovery and Business Model Canvas methodologies to accelerate commercialization of technologies from Ohio universities, colleges, and research institutions while expanding the business acumen and networks of faculty and students across the state. The resulting companies will drive sustainable technology-based economic development in Ohio. You have until Jan. 15, 2019, to submit your application for funding provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to be selected to participate in the 2019 I-Corps@Ohio cohort.


      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 2019-2020 have been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 18, 2019.
       
      Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 8, 2019, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details.


      UITL Teaching Support Program provides compensation incentives to faculty

      Please share with faculty
      The Time and Change Strategic Plan recognizes excellence in teaching as an essential factor in student success. To infuse evidence-based approaches and strategies in Ohio State classrooms and educational contexts, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) 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 faculty with didactic teaching responsibility will be compensated for each completed section. Learn more on the UITL Teaching Support Program website.


      Documenting Your Teaching for Promotion and Tenure

      Please share with faculty
      Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources, and Stephanie Rohdieck, Associate Director, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present a joint special session to discuss positive practices in documenting teaching, writing teaching statements, and early considerations for reappointment, promotion and tenure. This is a “must attend” for any new faculty member at Ohio State! The session will be held Jan. 11, 2019, 1-3 p.m. in Thompson Library, Rm 165. Please RSVP here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0cd1HAM4BF6G1aB


       

      Promotion and Tenure Workshops

      Please share this announcement with your faculty
      Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshops will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Monday Jan. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be Wednesday Jan. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held in 035 Psychology Building. These events also will be live on Carmen Connect. Please RSVP and/or indicate if you’re interested in viewing the workshop from your home/office via Carmen Connect.


      Vita workshops for ASC faculty

      Please share with faculty
      We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Vita will be optional for promotion and tenure reviews through spring 2019. 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. 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.

      We have organized a set of Vita workshops targeted to ASC faculty. The workshops will be held in 156 University Hall and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Three dates are available; please register using the registration links below for the date that works best for you:

      Thursday 1/24, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Wednesday 1/30, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Friday 2/1 1:30-3:30: RSVP here
       
      Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
       
      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.


      2019 College and University Deadlines

      January 14: P&T workshop for current assistant professors, Ohio State Energy Partnersproposals due, Education Abroad scholarship applications due
      January 15: I-Corps@Ohio proposals due
      January 16: P&T workshop for current associate professors
      January 18Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award nominations due; Faculty applications for FPL or SA due
      February 1College of Arts and Sciences Awards nominations due, undergraduate merit and need-based scholarship applications due
      February 4: Undergraduate Research Scholarships and International Research Grantsapplications due
      February 8: FPL recommendations from chairs and directors due

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      Dec. 20, 2018

      Follow Up: Ohio State Sesquicentennial Planning

      Please share with faculty and staff
      In academic year 2019-2020, the College of Arts and Sciences joins Ohio State in celebrating the university’s 150th anniversary. As the college begins to plan our sesquicentennial events/storytelling, we encourage our units to also talk with their faculty, staff and students about how their areas can incorporate the 150th into their programming next year — exploring their history and looking towards their future. An overview presentation was given at the December’s All-Chairs Meeting and can be viewed here.
       
      More information and a list of university activities and resources can be found online at 150.osu.edu. The college’s liaisons to the University’s Sesquicentennial Office include Molly Kime, Marketing & Communications; Madey Khurma, Advancement; and Caitlin Brendel, Dean’s Office. They will be in frequent contact about what the college is planning and sharing any new information they receive from the university. Please contact any of them with any ideas or questions you have.


      Staff Excellence Award recipients announced

      Please share with faculty and staff

      The Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award recognizes staff who have demonstrated outstanding and substantial service to the College of Arts and Sciences. The following staff members have been nominated and selected this semester for their impressive contributions.

      • Sonya Afanasyeva, Academic Program Coordinator, French and Italian
      • Nicola Betts, Administrative Manager, Sociology
      • Kara Campbell, Department Manager, Art
      • Doug Dangler, Manager, Digital Media Studio, ASC Technology Services
      • Nick Hurst, Web Application Developer, ASC Technology Services 
      • Kevin Leonardi, Senior Director, ASC Marketing and Communications
      • Aaron Smith, Assistant to the Director, School of Communication
      • Rick Tobin, Graduate Program Coordinator, Economics

      You can nominate a staff member using the form here. 


      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award Nominations
      The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates diversity and recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State. Faculty, staff, students, student organizations and alumni can nominate their colleagues and peers. Up to five recipients receive a commemorative certificate and $1,200 cash award, along with being honored at a spring luncheon and recognized on the field during an Ohio State football game. Honorees are rewarded for making diversity and inclusiveness a part of university best practices. The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards members of the Ohio State community who are shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.
       
      Award nominees can be academic or academic support units (or teams within a unit), campus organizations, students, alumni, faculty, staff or retirees who have implemented policies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or military service status, gender identity or expression, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background. The Senate Diversity Committee strongly encourages the nomination of deserving students. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. For more information and to submit nominations, please click here.


      Proposals now open for 2019 Ohio State Energy Partners Awards

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Ohio State Energy Partners has announced the 2019 Annual OSEP Awards, as part of its continuing commitment to academic collaboration with the university. OSEP will contribute $810,000 annually to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes. Working with OSEP, the Energy Academic Collaboration Council will engage the Ohio State community in a request for proposals that help advance important priorities across the university while also promoting inter-college and community collaboration. The online Award Application Form and details for funding levels, proposal deadlines, requirements and submittal information are available here.


      Request for proposals: I-Corps@Ohio

      Please share with faculty and staff

      I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program to assist faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to validate the market potential of their technologies and launch startup companies. The program incorporates Lean Startup, Customer Discovery and Business Model Canvas methodologies to accelerate commercialization of technologies from Ohio universities, colleges, and research institutions while expanding the business acumen and networks of faculty and students across the state. The resulting companies will drive sustainable technology-based economic development in Ohio. You have until Jan. 15, 2019, to submit your application for funding provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to be selected to participate in the 2019 I-Corps@Ohio cohort.


      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 2019-2020 have been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 18, 2019.
       
      Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 8, 2019, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details.


      UITL Teaching Support Program provides compensation incentives to faculty

      Please share with faculty
      The Time and Change Strategic Plan recognizes excellence in teaching as an essential factor in student success. To infuse evidence-based approaches and strategies in Ohio State classrooms and educational contexts, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) 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 faculty with didactic teaching responsibility will be compensated for each completed section. Learn more on the UITL Teaching Support Program website.


      "Old" Gradebook Goes Away December 21

      Please share with faculty

      The “old” Canvas Gradebook will be replaced by the new version in all courses on December 21. With the new Gradebook, you’ll experience more menus and sorting options, the ability to customize colors to differentiate assignment statuses, and new missing and late policy capabilities. Learn more by clicking here.


      College of Arts and Sciences Education Abroad Scholarships

      Please share with faculty and staff
      These scholarships support undergraduate arts and sciences majors who are enrolled on the Columbus campus and are participating in an Ohio State-approved education abroad program.  By completing one online application students may be considered for Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships targeting students who demonstrate financial need, as well as 10 other scholarship funds.  The spring deadline supports students participating in SU 2019 programs (including May session), AU 2019 programs, as well as programs taking place over the full 2019 – 2020 academic year.  For a description of all scholarships, eligibility requirements and the application click here.  The application deadline is January 14.  For more information, contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.


      Documenting Your Teaching for Promotion and Tenure

      Please share with faculty
      Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources, and Stephanie Rohdieck, Associate Director, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present a joint special session to discuss positive practices in documenting teaching, writing teaching statements, and early considerations for reappointment, promotion and tenure. This is a “must attend” for any new faculty member at Ohio State! The session will be held Jan. 11, 2019, 1-3 p.m. in Thompson Library, Rm 165. Please RSVP here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0cd1HAM4BF6G1aB


      New database to allow investigators to search external awards, fellowships and prizes

      Please share with faculty

      The Ohio State University Office of Research has launched a new database that will allow investigators to search and subscribe to relevant opportunities. This report includes those opportunities most commonly applied to by the Ohio State research community, including limited submissions. Visit the "My Stuff" menu and select "Manage My Tags" to choose your tag(s) and set an email frequency. For more information, click here


      Promotion and Tenure Workshops

      Please share this announcement with your faculty
      Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshops will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Monday Jan. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be Wednesday Jan. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held in 035 Psychology Building. These events also will be live on Carmen Connect. Please RSVP and/or indicate if you’re interested in viewing the workshop from your home/office via Carmen Connect.


      Vita workshops for ASC faculty

      Please share with faculty
      We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Vita will be optional for promotion and tenure reviews through spring 2019. 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. 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.

      We have organized a set of Vita workshops targeted to ASC faculty. The workshops will be held in 156 University Hall and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Three dates are available; please register using the registration links below for the date that works best for you:

      Thursday 1/24, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Wednesday 1/30, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Friday 2/1 1:30-3:30: RSVP here
       
      Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
       
      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.


      2018-19 College and University Deadlines

      January 14: P&T workshop for current assistant professors, Ohio State Energy Partners proposals due, Education Abroad scholarship applications due
      January 15: I-Corps@Ohio proposals due
      January 16: P&T workshop for current associate professors
      January 18Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award nominations due; Faculty applications for FPL or SA due
      February 1College of Arts and Sciences Awards nominations due
      February 8: FPL recommendations from chairs and directors due

      Dec. 13, 2018

      Follow Up: Ohio State Sesquicentennial Planning

      Please share with faculty and staff
      In academic year 2019-2020, the College of Arts and Sciences joins Ohio State in celebrating the university’s 150th anniversary. As the college begins to plan our sesquicentennial events/storytelling, we encourage our units to also talk with their faculty, staff and students about how their areas can incorporate the 150th into their programming next year — exploring their history and looking towards their future. An overview presentation was given at the December’s All-Chairs Meeting and can be viewed here.
       
      More information and a list of university activities and resources can be found online at 150.osu.edu. The college’s liaisons to the University’s Sesquicentennial Office include Molly Kime, Marketing & Communications; Madey Khurma, Advancement; and Caitlin Brendel, Dean’s Office. They will be in frequent contact about what the college is planning and sharing any new information they receive from the university. Please contact any of them with any ideas or questions you have.


      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award Nominations
      The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates diversity and recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State. Faculty, staff, students, student organizations and alumni can nominate their colleagues and peers. Up to five recipients receive a commemorative certificate and $1,200 cash award, along with being honored at a spring luncheon and recognized on the field during an Ohio State football game. Honorees are rewarded for making diversity and inclusiveness a part of university best practices. The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards members of the Ohio State community who are shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.
       
      Award nominees can be academic or academic support units (or teams within a unit), campus organizations, students, alumni, faculty, staff or retirees who have implemented policies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or military service status, gender identity or expression, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background. The Senate Diversity Committee strongly encourages the nomination of deserving students. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. For more information and to submit nominations, please click here.


      Proposals now open for 2019 Ohio State Energy Partners Awards

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Ohio State Energy Partners has announced the 2019 Annual OSEP Awards, as part of its continuing commitment to academic collaboration with the university. OSEP will contribute $810,000 annually to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes. Working with OSEP, the Energy Academic Collaboration Council will engage the Ohio State community in a request for proposals that help advance important priorities across the university while also promoting inter-college and community collaboration. The online Award Application Form and details for funding levels, proposal deadlines, requirements and submittal information are available here.


      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service. Submitted nominations will be considered for the entirety of the semester during which the nomination is made.


      Request for proposals: I-Corps@Ohio

      Please share with faculty and staff

      I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program to assist faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to validate the market potential of their technologies and launch startup companies. The program incorporates Lean Startup, Customer Discovery and Business Model Canvas methodologies to accelerate commercialization of technologies from Ohio universities, colleges, and research institutions while expanding the business acumen and networks of faculty and students across the state. The resulting companies will drive sustainable technology-based economic development in Ohio. You have until Jan. 15, 2019, to submit your application for funding provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to be selected to participate in the 2019 I-Corps@Ohio cohort.


      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 2019-2020 have been posted on the ASC Administrative Gateway. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 18, 2019.
       
      Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 8, 2019, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details.


      UITL Teaching Support Program provides compensation incentives to faculty

      Please share with faculty
      The Time and Change Strategic Plan recognizes excellence in teaching as an essential factor in student success. To infuse evidence-based approaches and strategies in Ohio State classrooms and educational contexts, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) 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 faculty with didactic teaching responsibility will be compensated for each completed section. Learn more on the UITL Teaching Support Program website.


      "Old" Gradebook Goes Away December 21

      Please share with faculty

      The “old” Canvas Gradebook will be replaced by the new version in all courses on December 21. With the new Gradebook, you’ll experience more menus and sorting options, the ability to customize colors to differentiate assignment statuses, and new missing and late policy capabilities. Learn more by clicking here.


      Better Science Through Better Mentoring Workshop December 13

      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 which will be used in workshop for faculty to be held on Dec. 13, 2018. 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. Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. This type of preparation also is required for faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (see nominating faculty eligibility here). Read more here and register here.


      Documenting Your Teaching for Promotion and Tenure

      Please share with faculty
      Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources, and Stephanie Rohdieck, Associate Director, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present a joint special session to discuss positive practices in documenting teaching, writing teaching statements, and early considerations for reappointment, promotion and tenure. This is a “must attend” for any new faculty member at Ohio State! The session will be held Jan. 11, 2019, 1-3 p.m. in Thompson Library, Rm 165. Please RSVP here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0cd1HAM4BF6G1aB


      New database to allow investigators to search external awards, fellowships and prizes

      Please share with faculty

      The Ohio State University Office of Research has launched a new database that will allow investigators to search and subscribe to relevant opportunities. This report includes those opportunities most commonly applied to by the Ohio State research community, including limited submissions. Visit the "My Stuff" menu and select "Manage My Tags" to choose your tag(s) and set an email frequency. For more information, click here


      Promotion and Tenure Workshops

      Please share this announcement with your faculty
      Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshops will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Monday Jan. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be Wednesday Jan. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held in 035 Psychology Building. These events also will be live on Carmen Connect. Please RSVP and/or indicate if you’re interested in viewing the workshop from your home/office via Carmen Connect.


      Vita workshops for ASC faculty

      Please share with faculty
      We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Vita will be optional for promotion and tenure reviews through spring 2019. 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. 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.

      We have organized a set of Vita workshops targeted to ASC faculty. The workshops will be held in 156 University Hall and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Three dates are available; please register using the registration links below for the date that works best for you:

      Thursday 1/24, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Wednesday 1/30, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Friday 2/1 1:30-3:30: RSVP here
       
      Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
       
      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.


      2018-19 College and University Deadlines


      January 14: P&T workshop for current assistant professors, Ohio State Energy Partnersproposals due
      January 15: I-Corps@Ohio proposals due
      January 16: P&T workshop for current associate professors
      January 18Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award nominations due; Faculty applications for FPL or SA due
      February 8: FPL recommendations from chairs and directors due

      Dec. 6, 2018

      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      Please share with faculty and staff
      Reminder: The President and Provost's Council on Women (PPCW) is seeking nominations for the next term. Please submit your nomination before Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. Both faculty and staff nominations are encouraged. For more information, please contact Dr. Jacquelyn C.A. Meshelemiah, PPCW Past Chair/Nominations Committee Chair at meshelemiah.1@osu.edu or 614-292-9887.

      Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award Nominations
      The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates diversity and recognizes individuals and groups for their commitment to enhancing diversity at Ohio State. Faculty, staff, students, student organizations and alumni can nominate their colleagues and peers. Up to five recipients receive a commemorative certificate and $1,200 cash award, along with being honored at a spring luncheon and recognized on the field during an Ohio State football game. Honorees are rewarded for making diversity and inclusiveness a part of university best practices. The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards members of the Ohio State community who are shaping the university with cutting-edge curriculum, mentorship, new programs or policy impact that are making diversity and inclusiveness a part of its best practices by changing daily operations, program components or cultural awareness.
       
      Award nominees can be academic or academic support units (or teams within a unit), campus organizations, students, alumni, faculty, staff or retirees who have implemented policies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or military service status, gender identity or expression, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background. The Senate Diversity Committee strongly encourages the nomination of deserving students. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. For more information and to submit nominations, please click here.


      Proposals now open for 2019 Ohio State Energy Partners Awards

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Ohio State Energy Partners has announced the 2019 Annual OSEP Awards, as part of its continuing commitment to academic collaboration with the university. OSEP will contribute $810,000 annually to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes. Working with OSEP, the Energy Academic Collaboration Council will engage the Ohio State community in a request for proposals that help advance important priorities across the university while also promoting inter-college and community collaboration. The online Award Application Form and details for funding levels, proposal deadlines, requirements and submittal information are available here.


      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Please share with faculty and staff

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service. Submitted nominations will be considered for the entirety of the semester during which the nomination is made.


      Request for proposals: I-Corps@Ohio

      Please share with faculty and staff

      I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program to assist faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to validate the market potential of their technologies and launch startup companies. The program incorporates Lean Startup, Customer Discovery and Business Model Canvas methodologies to accelerate commercialization of technologies from Ohio universities, colleges, and research institutions while expanding the business acumen and networks of faculty and students across the state. The resulting companies will drive sustainable technology-based economic development in Ohio. You have until Jan. 15, 2019, to submit your application for funding provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to be selected to participate in the 2019 I-Corps@Ohio cohort.


      "Old" Gradebook Goes Away December 21

      Please share with faculty

      The “old” Canvas Gradebook will be replaced by the new version in all courses on December 21. With the new Gradebook, you’ll experience more menus and sorting options, the ability to customize colors to differentiate assignment statuses, and new missing and late policy capabilities. Learn more by clicking here.


      Better Science Through Better Mentoring Workshop December 13

      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 which will be used in workshop for faculty to be held on Dec. 13, 2018. 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. Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. This type of preparation also is required for faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (see nominating faculty eligibility here). Read more here and register here.


      Documenting Your Teaching for Promotion and Tenure

      Please share with faculty
      Kay Wolf, Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources, and Stephanie Rohdieck, Associate Director, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present a joint special session to discuss positive practices in documenting teaching, writing teaching statements, and early considerations for reappointment, promotion and tenure. This is a “must attend” for any new faculty member at Ohio State! The session will be held Jan. 11, 2019, 1-3 p.m. in Thompson Library, Rm 165. Please RSVP here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0cd1HAM4BF6G1aB


      New database to allow investigators to search external awards, fellowships and prizes

      Please share with faculty

      The Ohio State University Office of Research has launched a new database that will allow investigators to search and subscribe to relevant opportunities. This report includes those opportunities most commonly applied to by the Ohio State research community, including limited submissions. Visit the "My Stuff" menu and select "Manage My Tags" to choose your tag(s) and set an email frequency. For more information, click here


      Promotion and Tenure Workshops

      Please share this announcement with your faculty
      Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshops will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Monday Jan. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be Wednesday Jan. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held in 035 Psychology Building. These events also will be live on Carmen Connect. Please RSVP and/or indicate if you’re interested in viewing the workshop from your home/office via Carmen Connect.


      Vita workshops for ASC faculty

      Please share with faculty
      We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Vita will be optional for promotion and tenure reviews through spring 2019. 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. 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.

      We have organized a set of Vita workshops targeted to ASC faculty. The workshops will be held in 156 University Hall and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Three dates are available; please register using the registration links below for the date that works best for you:

      Thursday 1/24, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Wednesday 1/30, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
      Friday 2/1 1:30-3:30: RSVP here
       
      Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
       
      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.


      2018-19 College and University Deadlines

      December 7PPCW nominations due
      January 14: P&T workshop for current assistant professors, Ohio State Energy Partnersproposals due
      January 15: I-Corps@Ohio proposals due
      January 16: P&T workshop for current associate professors
      January 18Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award nominations due

      Nov. 29, 2018

      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      REMINDER: If your department has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee or equivalent, please send the names of the committee chair, and members of the committee to Wendy Smooth at ASCDEI@osu.edu  by Monday, Dec. 3.  

      The President and Provost's Council on Women (PPCW) is seeking nominations for the next term. The PPCW advocates to the President and Provost for the advancement of women at The Ohio State University and provides leadership for the development of policies and practices that positively affect the working environment for women employed at The Ohio State University. Are you interested in the advancement of all women at Ohio State? Would you like to make an impact on the working environment for staff and faculty women? A three-year President and Provost’s Council on Women (PPCW) term offers an exciting opportunity to work with dynamic people from across the university. Meetings occur monthly along with task force assignments that include work outside of the regularly scheduled monthly meetings.

      If you are interested in nominating someone or nominating yourself for a position on the President and Provost’s Council on Women, please submit your nomination ahead of the deadline. The PPCW is accepting nominations for new members through Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5 p.m. Both faculty and staff nominations are encouraged.
      For more information, please contact Dr. Jacquelyn C.A. Meshelemiah, PPCW Past Chair/Nominations Committee Chair at meshelemiah.1@osu.edu or 614-292-9887.


      #MeToo Week Lunch and Learn

      The Women’s Place will host a #MeToo Week Lunch and Learn on Friday, Nov. 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the MLK Jr. Lounge in Hale Hall. Join Title IX Coordinator Kellie Brennan and The Women’s Place for a discussion of the newly released Title IX regulations and learn how you can engage in the public Notice and Comment process to make your voice heard. Click here for more information.


      "Old" Gradebook Goes Away December 21

      The “old” Canvas Gradebook will be replaced by the new version in all courses on December 21. With the new Gradebook, you’ll experience more menus and sorting options, the ability to customize colors to differentiate assignment statuses, and new missing and late policy capabilities. Learn more by clicking here.


      Proposals now open for 2019 Ohio State Energy Partners Awards

      Ohio State Energy Partners has announced the 2019 Annual OSEP Awards, as part of its continuing commitment to academic collaboration with the university. OSEP will contribute $810,000 annually to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes. Working with OSEP, the Energy Academic Collaboration Council will engage the Ohio State community in a request for proposals that help advance important priorities across the university while also promoting inter-college and community collaboration. The online Award Application Form and details for funding levels, proposal deadlines, requirements and submittal information are available here.


      Request for proposals: I-Corps@Ohio

      I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program to assist faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to validate the market potential of their technologies and launch startup companies. The program incorporates Lean Startup, Customer Discovery and Business Model Canvas methodologies to accelerate commercialization of technologies from Ohio universities, colleges, and research institutions while expanding the business acumen and networks of faculty and students across the state. The resulting companies will drive sustainable technology-based economic development in Ohio. You have until Jan. 15, 2019, to submit your application for funding provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to be selected to participate in the 2019 I-Corps@Ohio cohort.


      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service. Submitted nominations will be considered for the entirety of the semester during which the nomination is made.


      Call for applications: 2019 REACH for Commercialization cohort 

      Please encourage women faculty and postdocs in your department to consider applying for the 2019 REACH for Commercialization™ cohort. REACH for Commercialization, sponsored by Ohio State ADVANCE, is a year-long program designed to help women faculty and post-doctoral scholars explore commercialization as a means of expanding the impact of their research. The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2018.


      Better Science Through Better Mentoring Workshop December 13

      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 which will be used in workshop for faculty to be held on Dec. 13, 2018. 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. Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. This type of preparation also is required for faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (see nominating faculty eligibility here). Read more here and register here.


      New database to allow investigators to search external awards, fellowships and prizes

      The Ohio State University Office of Research has launched a new database that will allow investigators to search and subscribe to relevant opportunities. This report includes those opportunities most commonly applied to by the Ohio State research community, including limited submissions. Visit the "My Stuff" menu and select "Manage My Tags" to choose your tag(s) and set an email frequency. For more information, click here


      Promotion and Tenure Workshops

      Please share this announcement with your faculty
      Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshops will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Monday Jan. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be Wednesday Jan. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held in 035 Psychology Building. These events also will be live on Carmen Connect. Please RSVP and/or indicate if you’re interested in viewing the workshop from your home/office via Carmen Connect.


      Vita update

      Please share with faculty
      OAA has decided that use of the Vita system will be OPTIONAL for Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, and will allow use of a Word document based on the core dossier outline found under Dossier Preparation Materials here. This is a change from the previous announcement that Vita would be required for spring 2019 reviews. The recommended strategy is to begin with Vita to collect any useful information (teaching and publication data), and download the final dossier as a Word file for addition of other information and final edits. It is especially helpful to have a copy of the core dossier outline in hand while working with Vita, as in some places the outline includes additional explanation. OAA strongly recommends that ALL probationary faculty use the core dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.


      2018-19 College and University Deadlines

      November 30: Applications due for REACH for Commercialization cohort
      December 1: Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due
      December 3: Submissions due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program
      January 14: P&T workshop for current assistant professors, Ohio State Energy Partnersproposals due
      January 15: I-Corps@Ohio proposals due
      January 16: P&T workshop for current associate professors

      November 16, 2018

      Dear colleagues,

      As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I want to share how grateful I have been for your partnership and leadership this semester. My very best wishes to you for a safe and enjoyable holiday with family and friends.

      Sincerely,
      Jan

      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      If your department has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee or equivalent, please send the names of the committee chair, and members of the committee to Wendy Smooth at ASCDEI@osu.edu  by Monday, Dec. 3.  

      Reviewers needed for postdoctoral scholars competition

      The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is conducting the second President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) competition and needs faculty reviewers. Please respond to OSUpostdocs@osu.edu by Nov. 28, if interested. 

      Request for proposals: I-Corps@Ohio

      I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program to assist faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to validate the market potential of their technologies and launch startup companies. The program incorporates Lean Startup, Customer Discovery and Business Model Canvas methodologies to accelerate commercialization of technologies from Ohio universities, colleges, and research institutions while expanding the business acumen and networks of faculty and students across the state. The resulting companies will drive sustainable technology-based economic development in Ohio. You have until Jan. 15, 2019, to submit your application for funding provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to be selected to participate in the 2019 I-Corps@Ohio cohort.

      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service.

      Call for applications: 2019 REACH for Commercialization cohort 

      Please encourage women faculty and postdocs in your department to consider applying for the 2019 REACH for Commercialization™ cohort. REACH for Commercialization, sponsored by Ohio State ADVANCE, is a year-long program designed to help women faculty and post-doctoral scholars explore commercialization as a means of expanding the impact of their research. The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2018.

      New database to allow investigators to search external awards, fellowships and prizes

      The Ohio State University Office of Research has launched a new database that will allow investigators to search and subscribe to relevant opportunities. This report includes those opportunities most commonly applied to by the Ohio State research community, including limited submissions. Visit the "My Stuff" menu and select "Manage My Tags" to choose your tag(s) and set an email frequency. For more information, click here

      Vita update

      Please share with faculty
      OAA has decided that use of the Vita system will be OPTIONAL for Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, and will allow use of a Word document based on the core dossier outline found under Dossier Preparation Materials here. This is a change from the previous announcement that Vita would be required for spring 2019 reviews. The recommended strategy is to begin with Vita to collect any useful information (teaching and publication data), and download the final dossier as a Word file for addition of other information and final edits. It is especially helpful to have a copy of the core dossier outline in hand while working with Vita, as in some places the outline includes additional explanation. OAA strongly recommends that ALL probationary faculty use the core dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.
       
      Additional ASC-specific Vita training workshops will be held early in spring semester.

      BETHA Call for Proposals

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than four weeks prior to the due date.

      Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

      The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program supports further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression and provides professional development opportunities and faculty mentoring. Letters of intent are due on Nov 1. Submissions are due on Dec. 3. Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than the letter of intent due date.

      Imposter Syndrome and How you can Overcome It

      Please share with faculty, staff, and students
      On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Dr. Knatokie Ford will present “Imposter Syndrome and How you can Overcome It.” 3-4:30 p.m. in Saxbe Auditorium, Drinko Hall 55 W 12th Ave. Dr. Knatokie Ford is Founder and CEO of Fly Sci Enterprise, an organization focused on leveraging the power of storytelling to promote social change, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. She previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The event is sponsored by The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Chapter Ohio State and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

      2018 College and University Deadlines

      November 27: BETHA proposals due
      November 30: Applications due for REACH for Commercialization cohort
      December 1: Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due
      December 3: Submissions due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program

      November 8, 2018

      Dear colleagues,

      The level of civic engagement leading up to Election Day 2018 was inspiring to this political scientist. Similarly, I appreciate the candid, thoughtful discussions happening around the college and across the campus on a range of important topics vital to the future of the college, and I look forward to continuing to partner with all of you in the months ahead.

      All my best,
      Jan


      Office of Research Funding and Awards Database

      We are pleased to introduce the new Research Funding and Awards database. This system replaces the limited submission report/database and provides us with an online and secure review process for internal nominations. Users may use tags/keywords to search this database or subscribe to opportunities. These tags represent limited submission and prize opportunities most commonly applied to by the Ohio State research community. Visit the "My Stuff" menu and select [Manage My Tags] to choose your tag(s) and set an email frequency. 

      This database includes:

      • Limited submission funding opportunities - a sponsor places an institutional limit on the number of applicants for a program

      • Coordinated opportunities - Office of Research coordinates all applicants/nominations for a program

      • Scholarly prizes/awards - Office of Research provides support to nominators and nominees for external recognition

      This information has been added to the college’s website for external awards, fellowships and prizes here. 


      Call for nominations: Director of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies


      The Office of International Affairs has opened a call for applications and/or nominations in an internal search for the position of Director of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, a Title VI U.S. Department of Education-funded Center. It supports the teaching and learning of the languages and cultures of the Baltics, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Eurasia and Russia, as well as the interdisciplinary study of these areas. Details about the application process can be found here.


      Request for proposals: I-Corps@Ohio

      I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program to assist faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to validate the market potential of their technologies and launch startup companies. The program incorporates Lean Startup, Customer Discovery and Business Model Canvas methodologies to accelerate commercialization of technologies from Ohio universities, colleges, and research institutions while expanding the business acumen and networks of faculty and students across the state. The resulting companies will drive sustainable technology-based economic development in Ohio. You have until Jan. 15, 2019, to submit your application for funding provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to be selected to participate in the 2019 I-Corps@Ohio cohort.


      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service.


      A message from the Enterprise Project Change Coordinators

      The Enterprise Project is a business process transformation and system implementation that will leverage Workday and other technologies to advance Ohio State’s strategic plan. Workday is a cloud-based application that will serve as a single system for the university’s finance, HR, payroll and student information. The role of Change Coordinators is to cascade messages to the Arts and Sciences community and help resolve issues as needed, as well as to answer questions and build engagement. The ASC Change Coordinators are:

      Kim Kinsel, Chief Administrative Officer, change coordinator (focus will be HR)

      Kelley Maynard, Business Services Center Manager, change coordinator (focus will be Finance)

      Jared Port, Research Services Director, change coordinator (focus will be Research)

      Liana Crisan-VandeborneBusiness Intelligence Analyst, will focus on data representation and reporting for the Enterprise Project

       

      Workday Finance, Supply Chain, HR and Payroll systems will go live in July 2020 and Workday Student systems will go live in July 2021.


      Vita Update

      Please share with faculty
      OAA has decided that use of the Vita system will be OPTIONAL for Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, and will allow use of a Word document based on the core dossier outline found under Dossier Preparation Materials here. This is a change from the previous announcement that Vita would be required for spring 2019 reviews. The recommended strategy is to begin with Vita to collect any useful information (teaching and publication data), and download the final dossier as a Word file for addition of other information and final edits. It is especially helpful to have a copy of the core dossier outline in hand while working with Vita, as in some places the outline includes additional explanation. OAA strongly recommends that ALL probationary faculty use the core dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.
       
      Additional ASC-specific Vita training workshops will be held early in spring semester.
       


      Call for applications: 2019 REACH for Commercialization cohort

      Please share with women faculty and postdocs 

      Please encourage women faculty and postdocs in your department to consider applying for the 2019 REACH for Commercialization™ cohort. REACH for Commercialization, sponsored by Ohio State ADVANCE, is a year-long program designed to help women faculty and post-doctoral scholars explore commercialization as a means of expanding the impact of their research. The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2018. An informational reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Rev1Ventures on Kinnear Rd. Anybody interested in attending should contact Katie Musson to receive a formal invitation.


      BETHA Call for Proposals

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than 4 weeks prior to the due date.


      Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

      The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program supports further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression and provides professional development opportunities and faculty mentoring. Letters of intent are due on Nov 1. Submissions are due on Dec. 3. Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than the letter of intent due date.


      Promotion and tenure updates

      Please share with faculty and staff

      The Promotion and Tenure intranet page https://ascintranet.osu.edu/apt has been updated with new dates and materials. Please ensure that new versions of forms and documents are used for fall P&T reviews. In particular, OAA form 105 and the divider templates for fall reviews have changed.

      Chairs and directors should update or confirm the department P&T dossier and Annual Review submission contact form by viewing/editing the Google sheet. Please review as soon as possible.
       
      Open P&T office hours with Tina Henkin will be offered (Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, from Sept. 11 through Oct. 24). No appointment is required. These are intended primarily for the chair of the TIU eligible faculty committee, procedures oversight designees, and staff for assistance in preparation of the complete dossier; faculty candidates are welcome to ask general questions about the core dossier (discipline-specific questions should be addressed within the TIU). Questions can also be sent by email, and individual appointments at other times can be arranged by email to Tina Henkin.


      2018 College and University Deadlines​

      November 27BETHA proposals due
      November 30: Applications due for REACH for Commercialization cohort
      December 1: Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due
      December 3: Submissions due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program


      November 1, 2018


      Request for proposals: I-Corps@Ohio

      I-Corps@Ohio is a statewide program to assist faculty and graduate students from Ohio universities and colleges to validate the market potential of their technologies and launch startup companies. The program incorporates Lean Startup, Customer Discovery and Business Model Canvas methodologies to accelerate commercialization of technologies from Ohio universities, colleges, and research institutions while expanding the business acumen and networks of faculty and students across the state. The resulting companies will drive sustainable technology-based economic development in Ohio. You have until Jan. 15, 2019, to submit your application for funding provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to be selected to participate in the 2019 I-Corps@Ohio cohort.


      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service.


      A message from the Enterprise Project Change Coordinators

      The Enterprise Project is a business process transformation and system implementation that will leverage Workday and other technologies to advance Ohio State’s strategic plan. Workday is a cloud-based application that will serve as a single system for the university’s finance, HR, payroll and student information. The role of Change Coordinators is to cascade messages to the Arts and Sciences community and help resolve issues as needed, as well as to answer questions and build engagement. The ASC Change Coordinators are:

      Kim Kinsel, Chief Administrative Officer, change coordinator (focus will be HR)

      Kelley Maynard, Business Services Center Manager, change coordinator (focus will be Finance)

      Jared Port, Research Services Director, change coordinator (focus will be Research)

      Liana Crisan-VandeborneBusiness Intelligence Analyst, will focus on data representation and reporting for the Enterprise Project

       

      Workday Finance, Supply Chain, HR and Payroll systems will go live in July 2020 and Workday Student systems will go live in July 2021.


      Vita Update

      Please share with faculty
      OAA has decided that use of the Vita system will be OPTIONAL for Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, and will allow use of a Word document based on the core dossier outline found under Dossier Preparation Materials here. This is a change from the previous announcement that Vita would be required for spring 2019 reviews. The recommended strategy is to begin with Vita to collect any useful information (teaching and publication data), and download the final dossier as a Word file for addition of other information and final edits. It is especially helpful to have a copy of the core dossier outline in hand while working with Vita, as in some places the outline includes additional explanation. OAA strongly recommends that ALL probationary faculty use the core dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.
       
      Additional ASC-specific Vita training workshops will be held early in spring semester.
       


      Call for applications: 2019 REACH for Commercialization cohort

      Please share with women faculty and postdocs 

      Please encourage women faculty and postdocs in your department to consider applying for the 2019 REACH for Commercialization™ cohort. REACH for Commercialization, sponsored by Ohio State ADVANCE, is a year-long program designed to help women faculty and post-doctoral scholars explore commercialization as a means of expanding the impact of their research. The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2018. An informational reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Rev1Ventures on Kinnear Rd. Anybody interested in attending should contact Katie Musson to receive a formal invitation.


      Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching

      Please share with faculty

      The Princeton University Center for Human Values has issued a call for nominations for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching. Successful candidates must demonstrate an established record of teaching excellence, and nominees should hold a tenured position in their home institution. Candidates who have received teaching awards will be given especially serious consideration, but receipt of such awards is not a necessary condition for selection if there is other evidence of outstanding teaching. Information is available here and the application deadline is Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.


      Student Council presents the 8th Annual Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The 8th Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4:30-6 p.m. Admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State programs will attend, as well as representatives from the pre-law and pre-health programs, Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success, Graduate and Professional Admissions, Financial Aid, the Writing Center and Princeton Review. This event is open to all Ohio State students. Admission is free and no RSVP is necessary.

       


      BETHA Call for Proposals

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than 4 weeks prior to the due date.


      Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

      The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program supports further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression and provides professional development opportunities and faculty mentoring. Letters of intent are due on Nov 1. Submissions are due on Dec. 3. Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than the letter of intent due date.


      Promotion and tenure updates

      Please share with faculty and staff

      The Promotion and Tenure intranet page https://ascintranet.osu.edu/apt has been updated with new dates and materials. Please ensure that new versions of forms and documents are used for fall P&T reviews. In particular, OAA form 105 and the divider templates for fall reviews have changed.

      Chairs and directors should update or confirm the department P&T dossier and Annual Review submission contact form by viewing/editing the Google sheet. Please review as soon as possible.
       
      Open P&T office hours with Tina Henkin will be offered (Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, from Sept. 11 through Oct. 24). No appointment is required. These are intended primarily for the chair of the TIU eligible faculty committee, procedures oversight designees, and staff for assistance in preparation of the complete dossier; faculty candidates are welcome to ask general questions about the core dossier (discipline-specific questions should be addressed within the TIU). Questions can also be sent by email, and individual appointments at other times can be arranged by email to Tina Henkin.


      2018 College and University Deadlines​


      November 1: Nominations due for President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, Letters of intent due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program
      November 27BETHA proposals due
      November 30: Applications due for REACH for Commercialization cohort
      December 1: Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due
      December 3: Submissions due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program

      October 25, 2018


      Dear Colleagues,

      Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Beth Hume has opened a call for applications and/or nominations in an internal search for the position of Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education. This is a 60 percent appointment reporting to Beth, and the person in this appointment will have tenure and a 40 percent appointment in her or his department or school. The position description is available here.

      I hope you will share this message and nominate or encourage faculty colleagues to apply. This is a critical leadership role for undergraduate education across the university, which includes oversight of the GE program. Interested applicants should submit a current CV and a 1-2 page letter of interest to Beth at hume.3@osu.edu no later than Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

      All my best,
      Jan


      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service.


      A message from the Enterprise Project Change Coordinators

      The Enterprise Project is a business process transformation and system implementation that will leverage Workday and other technologies to advance Ohio State’s strategic plan. Workday is a cloud-based application that will serve as a single system for the university’s finance, HR, payroll and student information. The role of Change Coordinators is to cascade messages to the Arts and Sciences community and help resolve issues as needed, as well as to answer questions and build engagement. The ASC Change Coordinators are:

      Kim Kinsel, Chief Administrative Officer, change coordinator (focus will be HR)

      Kelley Maynard, Business Services Center Manager, change coordinator (focus will be Finance)

      Jared Port, Research Services Director, change coordinator (focus will be Research)

      Workday Finance, Supply Chain, HR and Payroll systems will go live in July 2020 and Workday Student systems will go live in July 2021.


      Vita Update

      Please share with faculty
      OAA has decided that use of the Vita system will be OPTIONAL for Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, and will allow use of a Word document based on the core dossier outline found under Dossier Preparation Materials here. This is a change from the previous announcement that Vita would be required for spring 2019 reviews. The recommended strategy is to begin with Vita to collect any useful information (teaching and publication data), and download the final dossier as a Word file for addition of other information and final edits. It is especially helpful to have a copy of the core dossier outline in hand while working with Vita, as in some places the outline includes additional explanation. OAA strongly recommends that ALL probationary faculty use the core dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.
       
      Additional ASC-specific Vita training workshops will be held early in spring semester.
       


      Call for submissions: Arts and Humanities Larger Grant Competition

      Please share with faculty
      The Larger Grants Program funds individual and collaborative scholarship in the Arts and Humanities. The program supports tenure-track A&H faculty on all Ohio State campuses who are conducting research in the arts or humanities or creative activity. The Larger Grants have a single Autumn Semester deadline (October 26). Please see the proposal requirements and DocuSign Submission Links.  Contact ASC Associate Dean for Research Stephen Petrill with any questions.


      Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching

      Please share with faculty

      The Princeton University Center for Human Values has issued a call for nominations for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching. Successful candidates must demonstrate an established record of teaching excellence, and nominees should hold a tenured position in their home institution. Candidates who have received teaching awards will be given especially serious consideration, but receipt of such awards is not a necessary condition for selection if there is other evidence of outstanding teaching. Information is available here and the application deadline is Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

      Call for proposals: Ohio State Energy Partners grants

      Please share with faculty
      Based on a generous grant from Ohio State Energy Partners, the College of Arts and Sciences will administer a new faculty grants program in the Arts & Humanities in Fall 2018. Faculty in the Arts & Humanities are invited to apply for grants to fund collaborative research, creative activity, or instructional projects that foster innovation, discovery, and community in the Arts & Humanities at Ohio State.
       
      Generally, proposals requesting grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 are encouraged.  Proposals should consist of:

      Section 1: Project Narrative. Provide a 2-4 page narrative describing the proposed program, focusing on creative, new thinking about how to “foster innovation, discovery, and community.”  The proposal can involve either (a) new objectives and ideas involving new collaborations or (b) combinations of existing, independent programs into collaborative enterprises.

      Section 2: Budget. Itemize the total amount into relevant categories (e.g., materials, personnel, travel, other sources of co-funding, etc.).

      Section 3: Timeline. Provide a timeline for activities and expenditures for the project period (Dec. 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020).

      Section 4: CV. Include a c.v. (last three years) for the PI (or co-PIs). 
       
      Proposals are due by Oct. 26, 2018. Awards should be announced in November, and PIs will be expected to start proposed work as soon as feasible and to complete it by May 31, 2020. Questions about proposal preparation should be directed to Associate Dean Steve Petrill. Final proposals should be submitted in a single Word document or PDF to Caitlin Brendel

      Student Council presents the 8th Annual Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The 8th Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4:30-6 p.m. Admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State programs will attend, as well as representatives from the pre-law and pre-health programs, Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success, Graduate and Professional Admissions, Financial Aid, the Writing Center and Princeton Review. This event is open to all Ohio State students. Admission is free and no RSVP is necessary.

       


      BETHA Call for Proposals

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than 4 weeks prior to the due date.


      Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

      The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program supports further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression and provides professional development opportunities and faculty mentoring. Letters of intent are due on Nov 1. Submissions are due on Dec. 3. Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than the letter of intent due date.


      Promotion and tenure updates

      Please share with faculty and staff

      The Promotion and Tenure intranet page https://ascintranet.osu.edu/apt has been updated with new dates and materials. Please ensure that new versions of forms and documents are used for fall P&T reviews. In particular, OAA form 105 and the divider templates for fall reviews have changed.

      Chairs and directors should update or confirm the department P&T dossier and Annual Review submission contact form by viewing/editing the Google sheet. Please review as soon as possible.
       
      Open P&T office hours with Tina Henkin will be offered (Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, from Sept. 11 through Oct. 24). No appointment is required. These are intended primarily for the chair of the TIU eligible faculty committee, procedures oversight designees, and staff for assistance in preparation of the complete dossier; faculty candidates are welcome to ask general questions about the core dossier (discipline-specific questions should be addressed within the TIU). Questions can also be sent by email, and individual appointments at other times can be arranged by email to Tina Henkin.


      2018 College and University Deadlines​

      October 26: Ohio Energy Partners grant proposals due, A&H Larger Grants Program submissions due
      October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
      November 1: Nominations due for President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, Letters of intent due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program
      November 27BETHA proposals due
      December 1: Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due
      December 3: Submissions due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program

      October 18, 2018


      Dear ASC Chairs and Directors, 

      I continue to be impressed with our momentum around certificates and the innovative ideas that have been proposed across the college. We’ve created a collaborative spreadsheet to keep track of certificate ideas, prevent redundancy of overly similar certificate ideas, and encourage collaboration among units: go.osu.edu/asc-certificates

      I am deeply grateful for your partnership as we chart the course for the future of the College of Arts and Sciences.

      All my best,
      Jan


      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service.


      Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

      Please share with tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty 
      A new Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching for undergraduate teaching is now open for applications from junior tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty who show excellence in teaching. For junior faculty on the tenure track, the award will emphasize the balance between scholarly excellence and commitment to teaching practice that draws on new approaches to pedagogy, creating a new level of engagement for students in and beyond the classroom. For non-tenure-track instructors — newly eligible for the program in 2018-19 — the Fellowship supports overall commitment to excellence in teaching. In short, Fellows will be emerging heroes in their fields, on a clear trajectory to become great college educators. The deadline for application is Nov. 9, 2018, and eligibility requirements can be found here.


      Vita Update

      Please share with faculty
      OAA has decided that use of the Vita system will be OPTIONAL for Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, and will allow use of a Word document based on the core dossier outline found under Dossier Preparation Materials here. This is a change from the previous announcement that Vita would be required for spring 2019 reviews. The recommended strategy is to begin with Vita to collect any useful information (teaching and publication data), and download the final dossier as a Word file for addition of other information and final edits. It is especially helpful to have a copy of the core dossier outline in hand while working with Vita, as in some places the outline includes additional explanation. OAA strongly recommends that ALL probationary faculty use the core dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.
       
      Additional ASC-specific Vita training workshops will be held early in spring semester.
       


      Call for submissions: Arts and Humanities Larger Grant Competition

      Please share with faculty
      The Larger Grants Program funds individual and collaborative scholarship in the Arts and Humanities. The program supports tenure-track A&H faculty on all Ohio State campuses who are conducting research in the arts or humanities or creative activity. The Larger Grants have a single Autumn Semester deadline (October 26). Please see the proposal requirements and DocuSign Submission Links.  Contact ASC Associate Dean for Research Stephen Petrill with any questions.


      Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching

      Please share with faculty

      The Princeton University Center for Human Values has issued a call for nominations for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching. Successful candidates must demonstrate an established record of teaching excellence, and nominees should hold a tenured position in their home institution. Candidates who have received teaching awards will be given especially serious consideration, but receipt of such awards is not a necessary condition for selection if there is other evidence of outstanding teaching. Information is available here and the application deadline is Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

      Call for proposals: Ohio State Energy Partners grants

      Please share with faculty
      Based on a generous grant from Ohio State Energy Partners, the College of Arts and Sciences will administer a new faculty grants program in the Arts & Humanities in Fall 2018. Faculty in the Arts & Humanities are invited to apply for grants to fund collaborative research, creative activity, or instructional projects that foster innovation, discovery, and community in the Arts & Humanities at Ohio State.
       
      Generally, proposals requesting grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 are encouraged.  Proposals should consist of:

      Section 1: Project Narrative. Provide a 2-4 page narrative describing the proposed program, focusing on creative, new thinking about how to “foster innovation, discovery, and community.”  The proposal can involve either (a) new objectives and ideas involving new collaborations or (b) combinations of existing, independent programs into collaborative enterprises.

      Section 2: Budget. Itemize the total amount into relevant categories (e.g., materials, personnel, travel, other sources of co-funding, etc.).

      Section 3: Timeline. Provide a timeline for activities and expenditures for the project period (Dec. 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020).

      Section 4: CV. Include a c.v. (last three years) for the PI (or co-PIs). 
       
      Proposals are due by Oct. 26, 2018. Awards should be announced in November, and PIs will be expected to start proposed work as soon as feasible and to complete it by May 31, 2020. Questions about proposal preparation should be directed to Associate Dean Steve Petrill. Final proposals should be submitted in a single Word document or PDF to Caitlin Brendel


      Call for nominations: Alan T. Waterman Award

      Please share with faculty
      The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award. Established in 1975 to commemorate the Foundation's first Director, the Waterman Award is NSF's highest honor for promising, early-career researchers. Nominees are accepted from all sources, and from any field of science and engineering that NSF supports. NSF is especially interested in nominations for women, members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering, and persons with disabilities. Complete nomination packages, consisting of nominations and four letters of reference, are due by October 22, 2018

      Student Council presents the 8th Annual Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The 8th Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4:30-6 p.m. Admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State programs will attend, as well as representatives from the pre-law and pre-health programs, Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success, Graduate and Professional Admissions, Financial Aid, the Writing Center and Princeton Review. This event is open to all Ohio State students. Admission is free and no RSVP is necessary.

       


      BETHA Call for Proposals

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than 4 weeks prior to the due date.


      Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

      The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program supports further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression and provides professional development opportunities and faculty mentoring. Letters of intent are due on Nov 1. Submissions are due on Dec. 3. Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than the letter of intent due date.


      Request for Third Party Testimony

      The Office of Educator Preparation at Ohio State is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on Dec. 2-4. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments. Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the party’s relationship to the provider (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Such comments must be submitted by Oct. 21, and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence. For more information, click here.


      Promotion and tenure updates

      Please share with faculty and staff

      The Promotion and Tenure intranet page https://ascintranet.osu.edu/apt has been updated with new dates and materials. Please ensure that new versions of forms and documents are used for fall P&T reviews. In particular, OAA form 105 and the divider templates for fall reviews have changed.

      Chairs and directors should update or confirm the department P&T dossier and Annual Review submission contact form by viewing/editing the Google sheet. Please review as soon as possible.
       
      Open P&T office hours with Tina Henkin will be offered (Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, from Sept. 11 through Oct. 24). No appointment is required. These are intended primarily for the chair of the TIU eligible faculty committee, procedures oversight designees, and staff for assistance in preparation of the complete dossier; faculty candidates are welcome to ask general questions about the core dossier (discipline-specific questions should be addressed within the TIU). Questions can also be sent by email, and individual appointments at other times can be arranged by email to Tina Henkin.


      2018 College and University Deadlines​

      October 26: Ohio Energy Partners grant proposals due, A&H Larger Grants Program submissions due
      October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
      November 1: Nominations due for President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, Letters of intent due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program
      November 27BETHA proposals due
      December 1: Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due
      December 3: Submissions due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program


      October 11, 2018


      Dear ASC Chairs and Directors, 
      There has been a great deal of information and activity in the college over the past few weeks. I cannot thank you enough for your partnership as we work together to solve challenges and broaden opportunities for students, faculty and staff in Arts and Sciences.
       
      Sincerely,
      Jan


      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service.


      Vita Update

      Please share with faculty
      OAA has decided that use of the Vita system will be OPTIONAL for Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, and will allow use of a Word document based on the core dossier outline found under Dossier Preparation Materials here. This is a change from the previous announcement that Vita would be required for spring 2019 reviews. The recommended strategy is to begin with Vita to collect any useful information (teaching and publication data), and download the final dossier as a Word file for addition of other information and final edits. It is especially helpful to have a copy of the core dossier outline in hand while working with Vita, as in some places the outline includes additional explanation. OAA strongly recommends that ALL probationary faculty use the core dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.
       
      Additional ASC-specific Vita training workshops will be held early in spring semester.
       


      Call for submissions: Arts and Humanities Larger Grant Competition

      Please share with faculty
      The Larger Grants Program funds individual and collaborative scholarship in the Arts and Humanities. The program supports tenure-track A&H faculty on all Ohio State campuses who are conducting research in the arts or humanities or creative activity. The Larger Grants have a single Autumn Semester deadline (October 26). Please see the proposal requirements and DocuSign Submission Links.  Contact ASC Associate Dean for Research Stephen Petrill with any questions.


      Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching

      Please share with faculty

      The Princeton University Center for Human Values has issued a call for nominations for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching. Successful candidates must demonstrate an established record of teaching excellence, and nominees should hold a tenured position in their home institution. Candidates who have received teaching awards will be given especially serious consideration, but receipt of such awards is not a necessary condition for selection if there is other evidence of outstanding teaching. Information is available here and the application deadline is Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

      Call for proposals: Ohio State Energy Partners grants

      Please share with faculty
      Based on a generous grant from Ohio State Energy Partners, the College of Arts and Sciences will administer a new faculty grants program in the Arts & Humanities in Fall 2018. Faculty in the Arts & Humanities are invited to apply for grants to fund collaborative research, creative activity, or instructional projects that foster innovation, discovery, and community in the Arts & Humanities at Ohio State.
       
      Generally, proposals requesting grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 are encouraged.  Proposals should consist of:

      Section 1: Project Narrative. Provide a 2-4 page narrative describing the proposed program, focusing on creative, new thinking about how to “foster innovation, discovery, and community.”  The proposal can involve either (a) new objectives and ideas involving new collaborations or (b) combinations of existing, independent programs into collaborative enterprises.

      Section 2: Budget. Itemize the total amount into relevant categories (e.g., materials, personnel, travel, other sources of co-funding, etc.).

      Section 3: Timeline. Provide a timeline for activities and expenditures for the project period (Dec. 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020).

      Section 4: CV. Include a c.v. (last three years) for the PI (or co-PIs). 
       
      Proposals are due by Oct. 26, 2018. Awards should be announced in November, and PIs will be expected to start proposed work as soon as feasible and to complete it by May 31, 2020. Questions about proposal preparation should be directed to Associate Dean Steve Petrill. Final proposals should be submitted in a single Word document or PDF to Caitlin Brendel


      Call for nominations: Alan T. Waterman Award

      Please share with faculty
      The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award. Established in 1975 to commemorate the Foundation's first Director, the Waterman Award is NSF's highest honor for promising, early-career researchers. Nominees are accepted from all sources, and from any field of science and engineering that NSF supports. NSF is especially interested in nominations for women, members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering, and persons with disabilities. Complete nomination packages, consisting of nominations and four letters of reference, are due by October 22, 2018

      Call for nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

      Please share with faculty
      The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes and honors 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 2018 nominations is Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. If you plan to nominate someone, please contact Jenifer Rasor

       

       


      BETHA Call for Proposals

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than 4 weeks prior to the due date.


      Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

      The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program supports further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression and provides professional development opportunities and faculty mentoring. Letters of intent are due on Nov 1. Submissions are due on Dec. 3. Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than the letter of intent due date.


      Promotion and tenure updates

      Please share with faculty and staff

      The Promotion and Tenure intranet page https://ascintranet.osu.edu/apt has been updated with new dates and materials. Please ensure that new versions of forms and documents are used for fall P&T reviews. In particular, OAA form 105 and the divider templates for fall reviews have changed.

      Chairs and directors should update or confirm the department P&T dossier and Annual Review submission contact form by viewing/editing the Google sheet. Please review as soon as possible.
       
      Open P&T office hours with Tina Henkin will be offered (Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, from Sept. 11 through Oct. 24). No appointment is required. These are intended primarily for the chair of the TIU eligible faculty committee, procedures oversight designees, and staff for assistance in preparation of the complete dossier; faculty candidates are welcome to ask general questions about the core dossier (discipline-specific questions should be addressed within the TIU). Questions can also be sent by email, and individual appointments at other times can be arranged by email to Tina Henkin.


      2018 College and University Deadlines​

      October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due
      October 26: Ohio Energy Partners grant proposals due, A&H Larger Grants Program submissions due
      October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
      November 1: Nominations due for President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, Letters of intent due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program
      November 27BETHA proposals due
      December 1: Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due
      December 3: Submissions due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program


      October 4, 2018


      Dear ASC Chairs and Directors, 

      We are always on the lookout for stories to highlight the creative energy and excellence among ASC faculty, staff and students. The college has so many positive messages to share about our scholarship, teaching, engagement and outreach that show new perspectives, ingenuity and collaboration. A convenient method to submit your ideas is via asccomm@osu.edu. The content will be considered for use on our websites, newsletters and social media, as we want to maximize as much as possible the hard work that goes into creating content. 
       
      Sincerely,
      Jan


      Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

      Nominate a staff member for the new Arts and Sciences Staff Excellence Award. This award provides a more informal and regular means of recognizing excellent staff in the college throughout the year. Recipients will be selected by the Executive Dean and Divisional Deans on a monthly basis. To nominate an excellent staff colleague, complete the nomination form and list concrete examples of your nominee's service.


      Vita Update

      Please share with faculty
      OAA has decided that use of the Vita system will be OPTIONAL for Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, and will allow use of a Word document based on the core dossier outline found under Dossier Preparation Materials here. This is a change from the previous announcement that Vita would be required for spring 2019 reviews. The recommended strategy is to begin with Vita to collect any useful information (teaching and publication data), and download the final dossier as a Word file for addition of other information and final edits. It is especially helpful to have a copy of the core dossier outline in hand while working with Vita, as in some places the outline includes additional explanation. OAA strongly recommends that ALL probationary faculty use the core dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.
       
      Additional ASC-specific Vita training workshops will be held early in spring semester.


      Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching

      Please share with faculty

      The Princeton University Center for Human Values has issued a call for nominations for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching. Successful candidates must demonstrate an established record of teaching excellence, and nominees should hold a tenured position in their home institution. Candidates who have received teaching awards will be given especially serious consideration, but receipt of such awards is not a necessary condition for selection if there is other evidence of outstanding teaching. Information is available here and the application deadline is Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

      Call for proposals: Ohio State Energy Partners grants

      Please share with faculty
      Based on a generous grant from Ohio State Energy Partners, the College of Arts and Sciences will administer a new faculty grants program in the Arts & Humanities in Fall 2018. Faculty in the Arts & Humanities are invited to apply for grants to fund collaborative research, creative activity, or instructional projects that foster innovation, discovery, and community in the Arts & Humanities at Ohio State.
       
      Generally, proposals requesting grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 are encouraged.  Proposals should consist of:

      Section 1: Project Narrative. Provide a 2-4 page narrative describing the proposed program, focusing on creative, new thinking about how to “foster innovation, discovery, and community.”  The proposal can involve either (a) new objectives and ideas involving new collaborations or (b) combinations of existing, independent programs into collaborative enterprises.

      Section 2: Budget. Itemize the total amount into relevant categories (e.g., materials, personnel, travel, other sources of co-funding, etc.).

      Section 3: Timeline. Provide a timeline for activities and expenditures for the project period (Dec. 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020).

      Section 4: CV. Include a c.v. (last three years) for the PI (or co-PIs). 
       
      Proposals are due by Oct. 26, 2018. Awards should be announced in November, and PIs will be expected to start proposed work as soon as feasible and to complete it by May 31, 2020. Questions about proposal preparation should be directed to Associate Dean Steve Petrill. Final proposals should be submitted in a single Word document or PDF to Caitlin Brendel


      Call for nominations: Alan T. Waterman Award

      Please share with faculty
      The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award. Established in 1975 to commemorate the Foundation's first Director, the Waterman Award is NSF's highest honor for promising, early-career researchers. Nominees are accepted from all sources, and from any field of science and engineering that NSF supports. NSF is especially interested in nominations for women, members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering, and persons with disabilities. Complete nomination packages, consisting of nominations and four letters of reference, are due by October 22, 2018

      Call for nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

      Please share with faculty
      The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes and honors 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 2018 nominations is Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. 

       


      Flexible Pathways to Promotion to Full Professor panel discussion

      Please share with associate professors
      Associate Professors are invited to an informal panel discussion on flexible pathways to promotion to Professor. Presenters will include faculty who have been promoted to Professor recently on the basis of exceptional contributions in service and/or teaching. Panelists will discuss their experiences and will offer advice on how this pathway operates in the College of Arts and Sciences. The panel will be held on Friday, October 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Psychology 035. Please register here.

      Direct content questions to Tina Henkin and registration questions to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu


      BETHA Call for Proposals

      Please share with faculty and staff
      The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than 4 weeks prior to the due date.


      Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

      The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program supports further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression and provides professional development opportunities and faculty mentoring. Letters of intent are due on Nov 1. Submissions are due on Dec. 3. Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than the letter of intent due date.


      Promotion and tenure updates

      Please share with faculty and staff

      The Promotion and Tenure intranet page https://ascintranet.osu.edu/apt has been updated with new dates and materials. Please ensure that new versions of forms and documents are used for fall P&T reviews. In particular, OAA form 105 and the divider templates for fall reviews have changed.

      Chairs and directors should update or confirm the department P&T dossier and Annual Review submission contact form by viewing/editing the Google sheet. Please review as soon as possible.
       
      Open P&T office hours with Tina Henkin will be offered (Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, from Sept. 11 through Oct. 24). No appointment is required. These are intended primarily for the chair of the TIU eligible faculty committee, procedures oversight designees, and staff for assistance in preparation of the complete dossier; faculty candidates are welcome to ask general questions about the core dossier (discipline-specific questions should be addressed within the TIU). Questions can also be sent by email, and individual appointments at other times can be arranged by email to Tina Henkin.


      2018 College and University Deadlines​

      October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due
      October 26: Ohio Energy Partners grant proposals due
      October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
      November 1: Nominations due for President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, Letters of intent due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program
      November 27BETHA proposals due
      December 1: Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due
      December 3: Submissions due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program

       

      September 27, 2018


      The Chair and Director Mailing is distributed weekly to College of Arts and Sciences leaders to keep you informed and to ask you to share information with relevant faculty and staff as you see fit. 


      A Message from Interim Dean Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

      Dear ASC Chairs and Directors, 

      Award nominations are one important way to celebrate the excellence that surrounds us in the Arts and Sciences. Sharing the accomplishments of our outstanding faculty, staff, and students in wider university circles can have tremendous impact, both as a demonstration of the high esteem in which these individuals are held and in building greater awareness of their impressive achievements. I believe strongly in the power of these recognitions, and I encourage chairs and/or departmental awards committees to nominate our colleagues for these university-wide awards.

      Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching
      Sponsor: Alumni Association and Office of Academic Affairs
      Deadline: October 1, 2018, for 2018-19 cycle; open for 2019-20 thereafter
      Online call for nominations

      Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
      Sponsor: Senate Diversity Committee and Human Resources
      Opens: December 3, 2018. Deadline: January 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.
      Online call for nominations

      Distinguished Scholar Award
      Sponsor: Office of Research
      Deadline: October 15, 2018
      Online call for nominations

      Distinguished Service Award
      Sponsor: Office of Advancement
      Deadline: December 1, 2018
      Online call for nominations

      Distinguished Staff Award
      Sponsor: Office of Human Resources
      Opens: December 3, 2018. Deadline: January 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.
      Online call for nominations

      Distinguished University Professor
      Sponsor: Office of Academic Affairs
      Deadline: February 1, 2019
      Online call for nominations

      President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service
      Sponsor: Office of Academic Affairs
      Deadline: November 1, 2018
      Online call for nominations

      Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer
      Sponsor: Office of Academic Affairs
      Deadline: October 1, 2018
      Online call for nominations

      Additional National and International Awards
      Office of Sponsored Programs Special Funding Opportunities Directory
       

      All my best,
      Jan


      Limited submission opportunity: Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program

      Please share with faculty

      The Office of Research seeks limited submission proposals for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program. The internal intent due date is Sept. 28.  Full proposals will be due for selected applicants on Nov. 8. Click here for more details.


      Funding Opportunities

      Please share with faculty
      Several awards and fellowships are coming due this fall —  Getty Scholar in Residence (Oct. 1). This and other opportunities are listed under “External Fellowships, Awards and Prizes” on the college website. Please contact Stephen Petrill, Associate Dean for Research, if interested. 


      Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty – one date remaining

      Please share with faculty
      We are offering a final workshop for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. All promotion and tenure reviews from 2019 onward, including Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, will require use of the Vita system. The option to download the final dossier as a Word file for final edits will be continued. OAA strongly recommends that all probationary faculty use dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.
       
      We have one final Vita workshop remaining targeted to ASC faculty. The workshop will be presented by ODEE staff and Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Please register using the registration link below:

      • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in 156 University Hall: RSVP here.     

      Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
       
      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, please go to https://vita.osu.edu/#  and attempt to sign in (use 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 access Elements, please email vita@osu.edu and request that they set up an account for you – this may take 1-2 days.


      Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching

      Please share with faculty

      The Princeton University Center for Human Values has issued a call for nominations for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching. Successful candidates must demonstrate an established record of teaching excellence, and nominees should hold a tenured position in their home institution. Candidates who have received teaching awards will be given especially serious consideration, but receipt of such awards is not a necessary condition for selection if there is other evidence of outstanding teaching. Information is available here and the application deadline is Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

      Call for proposals: Ohio State Energy Partners grants

      Please share with faculty
      Based on a generous grant from Ohio State Energy Partners, the College of Arts and Sciences will administer a new faculty grants program in the Arts & Humanities in Fall 2018. Faculty in the Arts & Humanities are invited to apply for grants to fund collaborative research, creative activity, or instructional projects that foster innovation, discovery, and community in the Arts & Humanities at Ohio State.
       
      Generally, proposals requesting grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 are encouraged.  Proposals should consist of:

      Section 1: Project Narrative. Provide a 2-4 page narrative describing the proposed program, focusing on creative, new thinking about how to “foster innovation, discovery, and community.”  The proposal can involve either (a) new objectives and ideas involving new collaborations or (b) combinations of existing, independent programs into collaborative enterprises.

      Section 2: Budget. Itemize the total amount into relevant categories (e.g., materials, personnel, travel, other sources of co-funding, etc.).

      Section 3: Timeline. Provide a timeline for activities and expenditures for the project period (Dec. 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020).

      Section 4: CV. Include a c.v. (last three years) for the PI (or co-PIs). 
       
      Proposals are due by Oct. 26, 2018. Awards should be announced in November, and PIs will be expected to start proposed work as soon as feasible and to complete it by May 31, 2020. Questions about proposal preparation should be directed to Associate Dean Steve Petrill. Final proposals should be submitted in a single Word document or PDF to Caitlin Brendel


      Call for nominations: Alan T. Waterman Award

      Please share with faculty
      The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award. Established in 1975 to commemorate the Foundation's first Director, the Waterman Award is NSF's highest honor for promising, early-career researchers. Nominees are accepted from all sources, and from any field of science and engineering that NSF supports. NSF is especially interested in nominations for women, members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering, and persons with disabilities. Complete nomination packages, consisting of nominations and four letters of reference, are due by October 22, 2018

      Call for nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

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      The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes and honors 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 2018 nominations is Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. 


      Research Mentor Training to be held Oct. 1

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      Research mentoring is a key responsibility for faculty, yet few receive opportunities to master the skills required to work effectively in this role. The College of Social Work and the College of Arts and Sciences are proud to host Dr. Stephanie Robert, professor and director at the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for a full day training on improving the mentor experience for faculty and students. The training will take place Monday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Faculty Club, North Dining Room. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Jen Rasor.

       


      Flexible Pathways to Promotion to Full Professor panel discussion

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      Associate Professors are invited to an informal panel discussion on flexible pathways to promotion to Professor. Presenters will include faculty who have been promoted to Professor recently on the basis of exceptional contributions in service and/or teaching. Panelists will discuss their experiences and will offer advice on how this pathway operates in the College of Arts and Sciences. The panel will be held on Friday, October 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Psychology 035. Please register here.

      Direct content questions to Tina Henkin and registration questions to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu


      BETHA Call for Proposals

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      The Battelle Memorial Institute-Ohio State partnership fosters programs that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues. Typically, three to six awards are granted, ranging from $10,000 to $60,000.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is Tuesday, November 27, 2018.  Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than 4 weeks prior to the due date.


      Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

      The Ohio State University President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (PPSP) seeks to recognize outstanding young researchers at the university and aid in the recruitment of highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows who will become leaders in their fields. The program supports further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression and provides professional development opportunities and faculty mentoring. Letters of intent are due on Nov 1. Submissions are due on Dec. 3. Proposals require cost-share, so please contact Jared Port ASAP, but no later than the letter of intent due date.


      Promotion and tenure updates

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      The Promotion and Tenure intranet page https://ascintranet.osu.edu/apt has been updated with new dates and materials. Please ensure that new versions of forms and documents are used for fall P&T reviews. In particular, OAA form 105 and the divider templates for fall reviews have changed.

      Chairs and directors should update or confirm the department P&T dossier and Annual Review submission contact form by viewing/editing the Google sheet. Please review as soon as possible.
       
      Open P&T office hours with Tina Henkin will be offered (Tuesdays 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to noon, from Sept. 11 through Oct. 24). No appointment is required. These are intended primarily for the chair of the TIU eligible faculty committee, procedures oversight designees, and staff for assistance in preparation of the complete dossier; faculty candidates are welcome to ask general questions about the core dossier (discipline-specific questions should be addressed within the TIU). Questions can also be sent by email, and individual appointments at other times can be arranged by email to Tina Henkin.

       


      2018 College and University Deadlines​

      September 28: Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program submissions due
      October 1Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer nominations due
      October 3: Community Engagement Conference proposals due
      October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due
      October 26: Ohio Energy Partners grant proposals due
      October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college
      November 1: Nominations due for President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service, Letters of intent due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program
      November 27BETHA proposals due
      December 1: Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due
      December 3: Submissions due for President's Postdoctoral Scholars Program

      September 20, 2018


      The Chair and Director Mailing is distributed weekly to College of Arts and Sciences leaders to keep you informed and to ask you to share information with relevant faculty and staff as you see fit. 


      A Message from Interim Dean Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

      Dear ASC Chairs and Directors, 
       
      I am pleased to announce the first ASC Leadership Roundtable. We are starting a new format for us to engage as leaders in ASC. This will allow for more conversation and do so across disciplines. In short, one of you may choose to lead a discussion focused on a topic area where we want to innovate or problem solve. Chairs and Directors will then opt-in for meetings arranged by the convener of the group (in-person or remotely to maximize participation). Please send me your ideas for other Roundtables! 
       
      The first such group will be led by John Freudenstein who has proposed discussion around regional campuses (and we have been in conversation with our regional campus deans who also think this is a good idea):
       
      The majority of faculty at Ohio State's regional campuses are members of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. There is substantial variation among departments in how those faculty function with respect to the their Columbus colleagues, including the extent to which they are able to participate in graduate training, the types of research facilities and support that they receive, and their role in departmental decision-making. Changes in the role and expectations of (and for) regional faculty have occurred since the regional campuses were founded, but policies concerning them have not always kept pace. It would be useful to take a fresh look at the stresses and successes among regional faculty, whether the Columbus-regional relationship is where it should be, and to examine and share best practices across departments. Please contact John Freudensteinif you are interested in joining this conversation.

      All my best,
      Jan


      Call for applications: Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards

      Please share with faculty Consider submitting an application for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards. Up to five awards of $20,000 each are presented annually to outstanding faculty teachers who are tenured within the twenty-one units of the Division of Arts and Humanities, on any campus, and who have had three years of service at Ohio State. Inaugurated in 2014, the Ratner Awards recognize faculty who have exemplary records of engaging, motivating, and inspiring students as well as of making a difference in students’ educations, lives, and careers.

      Each Ratner Award will be presented as a $10,000 cash payment plus a $10,000 teaching account. The deadline for the applications for this year is September 21. For more information regarding previous awardees, eligibility requirements, and the application process, please click here.

      Please contact ascfacullyaffairs@osu.edu if you have any questions about the application process.


      Limited submission opportunity: Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program

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      The Office of Research seeks limited submission proposals for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program. The internal intent due date is Sept. 28.  Full proposals will be due for selected applicants on Nov. 8. Click here for more details.


      RSVP for the ASC Town Hall and the 4th Annual Welcome Address

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      Join us at the 4th Annual Arts and Sciences Welcome Address and Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9-10:30 a.m., in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater. Interim Executive Dean and Vice Provost Janet Box-Steffensmeier will be sharing some points of pride from the past year and key focus areas for the coming year. RSVP here.


       

      Funding Opportunities

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      Several awards and fellowships are coming due this fall — in particular American Council of Learned Societies (limited submission due Sept. 26), and Getty Scholar in Residence (Oct. 1). These and other opportunities are listed under “External Fellowships, Awards and Prizes” on the college website. Please contact Stephen Petrill, Associate Dean for Research, if interested. 


      Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty – new date added

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      We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. All promotion and tenure reviews from 2019 onward, including Fourth Year Reviews in spring 2019, will require use of the Vita system. The option to download the final dossier as a Word file for final edits will be continued. OAA strongly recommends that all probationary faculty use dossier format for annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the materials that will be required. 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.
       
      We have organized a set of Vita workshops targeted to ASC faculty. The workshops will be presented by ODEE staff and Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Please register using the registration links below for the date that works best for you:

      • Thursday, Sept. 20, 1-3 p.m. in O35 Psychology: RSVP here.
      • Friday, Sept. 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in 035 Psychology: RSVP here.  
      • Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in 156 University Hall: RSVP here.     

      Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
       
      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, please go to https://vita.osu.edu/#  and attempt to sign in (use 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 access Elements, please email vita@osu.edu and request that they set up an account for you – this may take 1-2 days.

      Please share with faculty
      Research mentoring is a key responsibility for faculty, yet few receive opportunities to master the skills required to work effectively in this role. The College of Social Work and the College of Arts and Sciences are proud to host Dr. Stephanie Robert, professor and director at the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for a full day training on improving the mentor experience for faculty and students. The training will take place Monday, October 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Faculty Club, North Dining Room. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Jen Rasor.


      Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching

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      The Princeton University Center for Human Values has issued a call for nominations for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching. Successful candidates must demonstrate an established record of teaching excellence, and nominees should hold a tenured position in their home institution. Candidates who have received teaching awards will be given especially serious consideration, but receipt of such awards is not a necessary condition for selection if there is other evidence of outstanding teaching. Information is available here and the application deadline is Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

      Call for proposals: Ohio State Energy Partners grants

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      Based on a generous grant from Ohio State Energy Partners, the College of Arts and Sciences will administer a new faculty grants program in the Arts & Humanities in Fall 2018. Faculty in the Arts & Humanities are invited to apply for grants to fund collaborative research, creative activity, or instructional projects that foster innovation, discovery, and community in the Arts & Humanities at Ohio State.
       
      Generally, proposals requesting grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 are encouraged.  Proposals should consist of:

      Section 1: Project Narrative. Provide a 2-4 page narrative describing the proposed program, focusing on creative, new thinking about how to “foster innovation, discovery, and community.”  The proposal can involve either (a) new objectives and ideas involving new collaborations or (b) combinations of existing, independent programs into collaborative enterprises.

      Section 2: Budget. Itemize the total amount into relevant categories (e.g., materials, personnel, travel, other sources of co-funding, etc.).

      Section 3: Timeline. Provide a timeline for activities and expenditures for the project period (Dec. 1, 2018 – May 31, 2020).

      Section 4: CV. Include a c.v. (last three years) for the PI (or co-PIs). 
       
      Proposals are due by Oct. 26, 2018. Awards should be announced in November, and PIs will be expected to start proposed work as soon as feasible and to complete it by May 31, 2020. Questions about proposal preparation should be directed to Associate Dean Steve Petrill. Final proposals should be submitted in a single Word document or PDF to Caitlin Brendel


      Call for nominations: Alan T. Waterman Award

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      The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2019 Alan T. Waterman Award. Established in 1975 to commemorate the Foundation's first Director, the Waterman Award is NSF's highest honor for promising, early-career researchers. Nominees are accepted from all sources, and from any field of science and engineering that NSF supports. NSF is especially interested in nominations for women, members of underrepresented groups in science and engineering, and persons with disabilities. Complete nomination packages, consisting of nominations and four letters of reference, are due by October 22, 2018

      Call for nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

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      The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes and honors 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 2018 nominations is Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. 


      Online courses catalog updated

      The online courses catalog has now been updated to include all class offered online at Ohio State. The catalog now allows filters to “stick” in the URL, making course offerings easier to share. You can access the catalog here.


      Flexible Pathways to Promotion to Full Professor panel discussion

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