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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.

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
 
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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. 


Research Mentor Training to be held Oct. 1

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, 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

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​

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

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.


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

Please share with faculty
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

Please share with faculty
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

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. 


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

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


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​

September 21: Deadline to apply for Ratner Awards
September 28: Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program submissions due
September 22: Nominations for ASC alumni awards due
October 3: Community Engagement Conference proposals due
October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due
October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college

September 13, 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. 


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.


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

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Please mark your calendars for two events in September: Charting the Course — A Town Hall on Courses, Credits, Certificates and Career Success and the 4th Annual Welcome Address.
 
Join us on Monday, Sept. 24, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Smith Seminar Room at the Physics Research Building for Charting the Course, a town hall discussion on course scheduling, summer enrollment, online courses, certificates, career content in courses, and more as we chart the course for the future of the Arts and Sciences. RSVP here

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.


Faculty Annual Review policy revisions

OAA seeks comments on proposed revisions to the Faculty Annual Review policy here. The most relevant component is the option for a change in the reappointment policy for clinical and research faculty. The current policy is that all reappointment reviews must use full Fourth Year Review processes, including review by the college. The proposed policy is that the first reappointment during the probationary period will continue to use those processes, but subsequent reappointments will be handled by processes chosen by the TIU. The revision seeks to reduce the paperwork burden for candidates, TIUs and colleges for clinical and research faculty who are performing successfully. Please submit comments to OAA by Sept. 17. Questions about the policy can be directed to Tina Henkin.


Funding Opportunities

Please share with faculty
Several awards and fellowships are coming due this fall — in particular Guggenheim Fellows (Sept. 17), 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 Workshop for ASC Faculty

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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 held in 035 Psychology 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:

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 (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.


Research Mentor training to be held Oct. 1

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.

Grant Writing Workshop for New Faculty

New faculty have already been contacted directly by the college via email, but please encourage your new faculty (any rank) to attend the following proposal-writing workshop.  Participants in previous years have found this workshop to be very helpful.
 
Planning and Writing Successful Proposals Workshop
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau | 2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Space is limited, so please register at the earliest opportunity using this link.  

Presenter:
M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, PhD, Founder (BIO)
AtKisson Training Group
This workshop contains a number of different approaches to the material, including lecture format, “in-classroom / flipped classroom,” quizzes, and participant-lead instruction. Our presenter focuses on both the why and the how, turning conceptual ideas about the elements of successful proposals into concrete strategies.

Spring Semester 2019 Honors course offerings

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Please ask your faculty to email course descriptions for honors classes to Tracy Braund at their earliest convenience. We can post these descriptions to the ASC honors program website as soon as we receive them, so they will be available to students for the longest possible time in advance of the date on which honors students register for courses. Please note that honors students will register for spring semester courses on October 15, 16, and 17.


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


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.

 

ASC Administrative Gateway reminder

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The location of a number of items on the ASC intranet site has changed. Please start with the main ASC Administrative Gateway page.  Some items require log-in with name.# Ohio State credentials. After log-in, you may need to click on the Menu icon (three horizontal bars, in top left corner) to see the full set of options. 


Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship Informational Webinar

Tune in to a webinar on Monday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. about the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship (FPPF), which provides opportunities for early- and mid-career professionals to serve as specialists in various government ministries in Peru, Cote D'Ivoire, Ukraine, or Burma. Fellows will have an opportunity to build their knowledge and skills, and to strengthen ties between the U.S. and partner countries. The session will provide an overview of the application materials and review criteria. Following the presentation, we will take questions from the audience. Interested applicants can register here.


2018 College and University Deadlines​

September 14: Leadership Research Grant program applications due
September 17: Faculty Annual Review policy comments due
September 21: Deadline to apply for Ratner Awards
September 22: Nominations for ASC alumni awards due
October 3: Community Engagement Conference proposals due
October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due
October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college

September 7, 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. 


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

Please share with faculty and staff
Please mark your calendars for two events in September: Charting the Course — A Town Hall on Courses, Credits, Certificates and Career Success and the 4th Annual Welcome Address.
 
Join us on Monday, Sept. 24, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the Smith Seminar Room at the Physics Research Building for Charting the Course, a town hall discussion on course scheduling, summer enrollment, online courses, certificates, career content in courses, and more as we chart the course for the future of the Arts and Sciences. RSVP here

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.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Professional Development Opportunity

Please share with faculty and staff.
Dr. Damon Williams, author of The Chief Diversity Officer: Strategy Structure and Change Management and Strategic Diversity Leadership: Activating Change and Transformation in Higher Education will be visiting Ohio State on Sept. 12 and 13 for two, one-day workshops covering the following topics:
 

•  Diversity action planning
•  Change, Accountability, and Incentive Systems
•  The role of academic diversity officers
•  Challenges that underrepresented faculty, staff, and students face at predominantly white institutions (PWIs)
•  Understanding the importance of equity, inclusion, and diversity to the broader educational mission of higher education
•  Affirmative Action/Compliance and its role in diversity work
•  Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and tactics at Ohio State

This is an opportunity for chairs, department diversity committee members, and others to gain more information and knowledge. To register, please click here. Seating is limited, so please register as soon as you can.

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming workshops, contact Wendy Smooth, smooth.1@osu.edu in ASC or Tayo Clyburn at Clyburn.7@osu.edu in ODI. This professional development opportunity is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).


Faculty Annual Review policy revisions

OAA seeks comments on proposed revisions to the Faculty Annual Review policy here. The most relevant component is the option for a change in the reappointment policy for clinical and research faculty. The current policy is that all reappointment reviews must use full Fourth Year Review processes, including review by the college. The proposed policy is that the first reappointment during the probationary period will continue to use those processes, but subsequent reappointments will be handled by processes chosen by the TIU. The revision seeks to reduce the paperwork burden for candidates, TIUs and colleges for clinical and research faculty who are performing successfully. Please submit comments to OAA by Sept. 17. Questions about the policy can be directed to Tina Henkin.


Funding Opportunities

Please share with faculty
Several awards and fellowships are coming due this fall — in particular Guggenheim Fellows (Sept. 17), 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 Workshop for ASC Faculty

Please share with faculty

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 held in 035 Psychology 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:

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 (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.

 


Research Mentor training to be held Oct. 1

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.

Grant Writing Workshop for New Faculty

New faculty have already been contacted directly by the college via email, but please encourage your new faculty (any rank) to attend the following proposal-writing workshop.  Participants in previous years have found this workshop to be very helpful.
 
Planning and Writing Successful Proposals Workshop
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau | 2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Space is limited, so please register at the earliest opportunity using this link.  

Presenter:
M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, PhD, Founder (BIO)
AtKisson Training Group
This workshop contains a number of different approaches to the material, including lecture format, “in-classroom / flipped classroom,” quizzes, and participant-lead instruction. Our presenter focuses on both the why and the how, turning conceptual ideas about the elements of successful proposals into concrete strategies.

Call for nominations for University-wide awards

Please share with faculty and staff
Please see below for an overview of university-wide awards for the 2018-19 academic year.
 
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


Call for applications: Provost's Opioid Innovation Fund

Please share with faculty and staff
The Provost’s Opioid Innovation Fund announces a second round of funding for grants to address the opioid crisis in Ohio. Research teams may apply for up to $50,000-100,000 for planning implementation grants, respectively. (Please note a responsive application may address any key principle related to improving addiction and recovery from substance misuse and not be limited to only opioid misuse disorder; however, the grant findings must be relevant to opioid misuse).

Please visit the Opioid Innovation Fund website for more information on how to apply and a timeline of deadlines and events. Questions can be emailed to OIFGrants@osu.edu.


"Who Does What for Chairs and Directors" document updated

A new version of the "Who Does What for Chairs and Directors" document is available on the ASC Chairs and Directors page here. This provides useful information about how duties have been redistributed due to college administrative transitions.


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.

 

Please share with faculty and staff
The location of a number of items on the ASC intranet site has changed. Please start with the main ASC Administrative Gateway page.  Some items require log-in with name.# Ohio State credentials. After log-in, you may need to click on the Menu icon (three horizontal bars, in top left corner) to see the full set of options. 


2018 College and University Deadlines​

September 14: Leadership Research Grant program applications due
September 17: Faculty Annual Review policy comments due
September 22: Nominations for ASC alumni awards due
October 3: Community Engagement Conference proposals due
October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due
October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college

August 30, 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. 

RSVP for the 4th Annual Welcome Address

Please 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.


Mitchell to lead Ford Foundation Fellowship workshop

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Graduate School and the Departments of English and Sociology are co-sponsoring a workshop on the Ford Foundation Fellowship program, which offers pre-doctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships. The workshop will be led by Koritha Mitchell of the Department of English, who won both dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships from Ford. Click here for the full fellowship details. The workshop will take place Sept. 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m in Thompson Library, Room 165. RSVP here.


Call for Proposals: 2019 Community Engagement Conference

Proposals are now being accepted for Ohio State’s second annual Community Engagement Conference, Jan. 23-24, 2019 at the Ohio Union. The conference will bring together faculty, staff, students, and community partners to focus on professional development and making connections, while exploring new potential engagement partnerships. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future. Proposals are due by October 3, 2018. All accepted presentations and posters will receive a citable URL in Engaged Scholars (the conference proceedings). Submit a proposal and learn more by clicking here.


Funding Opportunities

Several awards and fellowships are coming due this fall — in particular Guggenheim Fellows (Sept. 17), American Council of Learned Societies (limited submission due Sept. 26), and Getty Scholar in Residence (Oct. 1). These and other opportunities are listed under “Prestigious Fellowships and Awards” on the college website. Please contact Stephen Petrill, Associate Dean for Research, if interested.


RFP open for Affordable Learning Exchange grants

The RFP is 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 Center for the Advancement of Teaching. 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. Grant award amounts range from $1,000-$24,000 per project. We are looking for projects of all sizes, from high-enrollment GE courses to small seminars and everything in between. Award amounts are flexible based on a project’s needs, and there are varying levels of support available. Grants may require matching funds from your department. This first phase of the application process will remain open through September 12, and is meant to simply collect your ideas. All you need to supply is some basic information and we’ll be in touch to help you through the next phase, where you’ll complete the full proposal. Proposals can be submitted on our website.


New Academic Integrity Resources

As Ohio State embraces online learning and assessment, new resources are available to ensure academic integrity. Proctorio, for example, was selected as the university’s enterprise solution for remote proctoring earlier this year. But proctoring is just one way to protect the integrity of our courses. Teaching strategies such as authentic assessments challenge students to demonstrate their knowledge in new ways, and also deter misconduct. Instructors should pull from a broad toolset of academic integrity resources throughout their course.

Grant Writing Workshop for New Faculty

New faculty have already been contacted directly by the college via email, but please encourage your new faculty (any rank) to attend the following proposal-writing workshop.  Participants in previous years have found this workshop to be very helpful.
 
Planning and Writing Successful Proposals Workshop
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau | 2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Space is limited, so please register at the earliest opportunity using this link.  

Presenter:
M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, PhD, Founder (BIO)
AtKisson Training Group
This workshop contains a number of different approaches to the material, including lecture format, “in-classroom / flipped classroom,” quizzes, and participant-lead instruction. Our presenter focuses on both the why and the how, turning conceptual ideas about the elements of successful proposals into concrete strategies.

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 (click here, then log in using your Ohio State credentials when prompted). 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, Sept. 14.


Responsible Conduct of Research streamlined CORE course now available

The university has worked with the CITI Program to create a new streamlined RCR ‘OSU CORE’ course that includes only those RCR training modules applicable to all research disciplines. The OSU CORE modules cover authorship, collaborative research, conflict of interest, data management, mentoring, peer review, plagiarism and research misconduct topics. The new OSU CORE course is the most streamlined of the available courses and is especially recommended for anyone whose research area is not well covered by one of the other discipline specific courses. Questions can be directed to rcrinfo@osu.edu.


"Who Does What for Chairs and Directors" document updated

A new version of the "Who Does What for Chairs and Directors" document is available on the ASC Chairs and Directors page here. This provides useful information about how duties have been redistributed due to college administrative transitions.


Confirm or update department submission contact sheet

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.


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.
 
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.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering a workshop targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshop will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here], in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.


2018 College and University Deadlines​

September 4: Team teaching proposals due
September 14: Leadership Research Grant program applications due
September 22: Nominations for ASC alumni awards due
October 3: Community Engagement Conference proposals due
October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due
October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college


August 23, 2018

Welcome to the new academic year. It is exciting to see the students back on the Oval and in our classrooms! Sincere thanks to all for your service leadership as I look forward to partnering with you this fall in many key endeavors.

All my best,
Jan

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. 


RFP open for Affordable Learning Exchange grants

The RFP is 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 Center for the Advancement of Teaching. 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. Grant award amounts range from $1,000-$24,000 per project. We are looking for projects of all sizes, from high-enrollment GE courses to small seminars and everything in between. Award amounts are flexible based on a project’s needs, and there are varying levels of support available. Grants may require matching funds from your department. This first phase of the application process will remain open through September 12, and is meant to simply collect your ideas. All you need to supply is some basic information and we’ll be in touch to help you through the next phase, where you’ll complete the full proposal. Proposals can be submitted on our website.


Funding Opportunities

Several awards and fellowships are coming due this fall — in particular Guggenheim Fellows (Sept. 17), American Council of Learned Societies (limited submission due Sept. 26), and Getty Scholar in Residence (Oct. 1). These and other opportunities are listed under “Prestigious Fellowships and Awards” on the college website. Please contact Stephen Petrill, Associate Dean for Research, if interested.


Teaching in CarmenCanvas: New Resources Available

The Teaching in CarmenCanvas page on the ODEE site brings together a wide variety of resources from Ohio State faculty, instructional designers and the makers of the Canvas software that powers Carmen. The autumn 2018 edition features stories about teaching with technology, best practices for Carmen courses and assignments, app tutorials and so much more. Be sure to visit this page often to stay engaged with the teaching tools available and to learn new and innovative ways to enhance the learning experience.

Grant Writing Workshop for New Faculty

New faculty have already been contacted directly by the college via email, but please encourage your new faculty (any rank) to attend the following proposal-writing workshop.  Participants in previous years have found this workshop to be very helpful.
 
Planning and Writing Successful Proposals Workshop
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau | 2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Space is limited, so please register at the earliest opportunity using this link.  

Presenter:
M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, PhD, Founder (BIO)
AtKisson Training Group
This workshop contains a number of different approaches to the material, including lecture format, “in-classroom / flipped classroom,” quizzes, and participant-lead instruction. Our presenter focuses on both the why and the how, turning conceptual ideas about the elements of successful proposals into concrete strategies.

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.
 
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.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering a workshop targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshop will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here], in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.


2018 College and University Deadlines​

September 4: Team teaching proposals due
September 14: Leadership Research Grant program applications due
September 22: Nominations for ASC alumni awards due
October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due
October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college

August 16, 2018

As we embark on a new school year, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your service leadership. None of this would happen without your tireless efforts. Let’s make it a great year for the students, faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Student Involvement Fair is this Sunday from 4-7 p.m., and we would love to have you come join us at the Arts and Sciences table to hand out pins and talk about the many majors represented on them with our freshmen.

Best wishes,
Jan

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. 

Save the Date: Dean's Welcome Address

Mark your calendars for Interim Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier's autumn Welcome Address on WednesdaySept. 26. Please note the date change from the announcement in last week's Chair and Director Mailing. The address will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. at the U.S. Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union. Light refreshments will follow.


Search for Director of the Undergraduate International Studies Program

The College of Arts and Sciences is searching for a director of Ohio State’s Undergraduate International Studies Program (UISP). This is an interdisciplinary degree-granting unit that serves the university’s entire undergraduate body. It offers both BA and BS degrees with students able to choose from eleven specializations. Five of these are thematically focused and include DevelopmentGlobalization StudiesInternational Relations & DiplomacySecurity & Intelligenceand World Economy & Business.  The other six focus on geographic regions: AfricaEast AsiaLatin AmericaMiddle EastSlavic & Eastern Europe and Western Europe.  The current director oversees UISP’s curriculum and manages its course offerings by coordinating with departments, participating in hiring joint faculty, and hiring lecturers. In addition, the current director manages a UISP staff that advises more than 640 majors and runs UISP’s central office. The program is currently undertaking a self-study that will culminate in an external review in autumn 2018.  Ideally, the new director will be named in time so that their vision will shape the Plan of Action that follows from that review. The director appointment will begin Jan. 1, 2019. For more information about UISP please visit https://internationalstudies.osu.edu.
 
Candidates must have a PhD and be a tenured faculty member at The Ohio State University. They should send a CV and brief letter of interest to Richard Herrmann at herrmann.1@osu.edu. They can also inquire about the position with the other members of the search committee: Edward Crenshaw (crenshaw.4, Department of Sociology), Ana Del Sarto (del-sarto.1, Department of Spanish and Portuguese), Joy McCorriston (mccorriston.1, Department of Anthropology), and Philipp Rehm (rehm.16, Department of Political Science).   The search committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

"Continuing the Mission to an Extraordinary Life" workshop with Dr. Jack Groppel

The Buckeye Wellness Health Athlete team invites you to a special workshop session, “Continuing the Mission to an Extraordinary Life," with Dr. Jack Groppel, co-founder of the Corporate Athlete training program and co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.

 

This special event will be held Sept. 26, 2018, 2-4 p.m. at the Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center. There is a pay-as-you-go parking lot across the street from the Blackwell. There is also “A” pass parking available in the Lane Avenue Garage.


Registration is free and open to all Ohio State faculty and staff. Please register 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.
 
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.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.


2018 College and University Deadlines​

September 4: Team teaching proposals due
September 14: Leadership Research Grant program applications due
September 22: Nominations for ASC alumni awards due
October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due
October 29: Deadline for submission of P&T dossiers to the college

August 9, 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. 

Search for Director of the Undergraduate International Studies Program

The College of Arts and Sciences is searching for a director of Ohio State’s Undergraduate International Studies Program (UISP). This is an interdisciplinary degree-granting unit that serves the university’s entire undergraduate body. It offers both BA and BS degrees with students able to choose from eleven specializations. Five of these are thematically focused and include DevelopmentGlobalization StudiesInternational Relations & DiplomacySecurity & Intelligenceand World Economy & Business.  The other six focus on geographic regions: AfricaEast AsiaLatin AmericaMiddle EastSlavic & Eastern Europe and Western Europe.  The current director oversees UISP’s curriculum and manages its course offerings by coordinating with departments, participating in hiring joint faculty, and hiring lecturers. In addition, the current director manages a UISP staff that advises more than 640 majors and runs UISP’s central office. The program is currently undertaking a self-study that will culminate in an external review in autumn 2018.  Ideally, the new director will be named in time so that their vision will shape the Plan of Action that follows from that review. The director appointment will begin Jan. 1, 2019. For more information about UISP please visit https://internationalstudies.osu.edu.
 
Candidates must have a PhD and be a tenured faculty member at The Ohio State University. They should send a CV and brief letter of interest to Richard Herrmann at herrmann.1@osu.edu. They can also inquire about the position with the other members of the search committee: Edward Crenshaw (crenshaw.4, Department of Sociology), Ana Del Sarto (del-sarto.1, Department of Spanish and Portuguese), Joy McCorriston (mccorriston.1, Department of Anthropology), and Philipp Rehm (rehm.16, Department of Political Science).   The search committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Council on Foreign Relations seeking fellowship applicants

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking fellowship applicants for the 2019-2020 academic year. The programs highlighted below offer unique opportunities, domestic and overseas, for mid- and senior-career professionals focusing on international relations. Selected fellows have the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign affairs either by pursuing work in a policymaking settings or research in an academic environment. The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2018.
  • International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) $100,000 fellowship award
  • IAF in Canada, sponsored by the Power Corporation of Canada $95,000 fellowship award
  • IAF in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd. Competitive stipend in Yen
  • IAF in International Economics, sponsored by Kimberly Querrey $150,000- $175,000 fellowship award

For more information, click here or email fellowships@cfr.org.

Annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day

ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services (RDS) invites you to our annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 7-10:35 a.m. in 100 Stillman Hall. This event will serve as an opportunity for faculty and staff stakeholders in the Arts and Sciences to explore topics and best practices in undergraduate recruitment as well as present a recap of undergraduate recruitment activities and yield results for the year. Register for the event here.

Grant Writing Workshop for New Faculty

New faculty have already been contacted directly by the college via email, but please encourage your new faculty (any rank) to attend the following proposal-writing workshop.  Participants in previous years have found this workshop to be very helpful.
 
Planning and Writing Successful Proposals Workshop
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau | 2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Space is limited, so please register at the earliest opportunity using this link.  

Presenter:
M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, PhD, Founder (BIO)
AtKisson Training Group
This workshop contains a number of different approaches to the material, including lecture format, “in-classroom / flipped classroom,” quizzes, and participant-lead instruction. Our presenter focuses on both the why and the how, turning conceptual ideas about the elements of successful proposals into concrete strategies.

Call for Applications: Leadership Research Grant Program

The Fisher Leadership Initiative at the Max M. Fisher College of Business is now accepting applications for the second annual Leadership Research Grant Program. The program intends to award up to $55,000 in grants for leadership-focused research projects being conducted across Ohio State by the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. 

For more information, please click here. Applications are due September 14, 2018 and may be submitted online here.


Undergraduate E-Newsletter: Call for Submissions and Content Deadlines

Publication dates and content deadlines for the 2018-2019 College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate e-newsletter are now available. If you have content you would like to have included, or would like to have someone in your unit added to the email list, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs. 

For the past six years, the newsletter has received the Constant Contact “All Star” award, which recognizes consistent and exemplary audience engagement.This monthly email newsletter boasts a high open rate (73% for freshmen, 66% for sophomores, 59% for juniors, and 50% for seniors — compared to a higher education industry standard open rate of 21.5%), making it an effective publication for sharing relevant, actionable information with Arts and Sciences students.

Attendance Requested: Graduate Studies Committee Chairs Forums

Randy Smith, Vice Provost for Academic Programs, and Alicia Bertone, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, will host a series of forums for graduate studies committee chairs to discuss key issues, such as handbook revisions, fellowship review processes and the implementation of recommendations from Campus Conversations. Please attend these forums as your input is valued and will influence how the committee moves forward on these key issues. Contact Alicia Bertone for more information.  


Request for Third Party Testimony

The Office of Educator Preparation at The Ohio State University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on Dec. 2-4, 2018. 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). We invite you to submit written testimony to:

CAEP

1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036


Or by email to: callforcomments@caepnet.org 

Such comments must be submitted by October 21, 2018, and based on the core tenets of CAEP accreditation standards of excellence.

• Educator preparation programs provide evidence teacher candidates know the subject matter, connect theory to practice, and positively impact P-12 student learning.
• A professional education provider is expected to be involved in ongoing planning and evaluation; engaged in continuous assessment and development; ensure faculty and programs reflect new knowledge, practice, and technologies; and be involved in continuous development in response to the evolving world of education and educational reform.

Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to the university for comment prior to the review. No anonymous testimony will be considered.


Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.


2018 College and University Deadlines​

September 4: Team teaching proposals due
September 14: Leadership Research Grant program applications due
September 22: Nominations for ASC alumni awards due
October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due

 

August 2, 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. 

Attendance Requested: Graduate Studies Committee Chairs Forums

Randy Smith, Vice Provost for Academic Programs, and Alicia Bertone, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, will host a series of forums for graduate studies committee chairs to discuss key issues, such as handbook revisions, fellowship review processes and the implementation of recommendations from Campus Conversations. Please attend these forums as your input is valued and will influence how the committee moves forward on these key issues. Contact Alicia Bertone for more information. 

Call for Nominations: Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2019 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 on April 12, 2019. 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. The deadline for submissions is September 22, 2018.

Call for Nominations: Dan David Prize

Nominations are now being accepted for the Dan David Prize, which recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigm. The individual or institution being nominated must have made a singular achievement or a series of achievements and continues to make a unique, profound contribution to humanity, on a global scale, in one of the selected fields for the year in which the nomination is being made. Selected fields for 2019: Macro History, Defending Democracy, and Combatting Climate Change. More information is available here. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2018.

Call for Nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

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. This award presents an opportunity to recognize and showcase the outstanding scholars in the College of Arts & Sciences. Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Nomination packets should be emailed to cahlander.2@osu.edu by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018. Nomination materials and instructions can be found here.

Guggenheim (John Simon) Memorial Foundation Fellowships

The application for the 2019 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. Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact Kristina Ward, Director of Foundation Relations, who will review application statements and provide general assistance. Click here for more information on how to apply. The deadline is September 17, 2018.

2018-19 ACLS Fellowship and Grant Competitions Now Open

The 2018-19 ACLS fellowship and grant competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers programs that promote research in all fields of the humanities and humanistic social sciences and that support scholars from the graduate student level through all stages of the academic career, as well as independent scholars. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found here. Application deadlines vary by program.

Grant Writing Workshop for New Faculty

New faculty have already been contacted directly by the college via email, but please encourage your new faculty (any rank) to attend the following proposal-writing workshop.  Participants in previous years have found this workshop to be very helpful.
 
Planning and Writing Successful Proposals Workshop
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau | 2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Space is limited, so please register at the earliest opportunity using this link.  

Presenter:
M.S. (Peg) AtKisson, PhD, Founder (BIO)
AtKisson Training Group
This workshop contains a number of different approaches to the material, including lecture format, “in-classroom / flipped classroom,” quizzes, and participant-lead instruction. Our presenter focuses on both the why and the how, turning conceptual ideas about the elements of successful proposals into concrete strategies.

Undergraduate E-Newsletter: Call for Submissions and Content Deadlines

Publication dates and content deadlines for the 2018-2019 College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate e-newsletter are now available. If you have content you would like to have included, or would like to have someone in your unit added to the email list, please contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs. Because the newsletter is emailed to all ASC undergraduate majors, content that has a broad appeal across disciplines is particularly appropriate. For example, the newsletter can help you promote an open house, an information session or an event that is open to all ASC undergraduate majors. The newsletter is published monthly during the academic year.  

This monthly email newsletter boasts a high open rate (73% for freshmen, 66% for sophomores, 59% for juniors, and 50% for seniors — compared to a higher education industry standard open rate of 21.5%), making it an effective publication for sharing relevant, actionable information with Arts and Sciences students.

Annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day

ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services (RDS) invites you to our annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Wednesday, August 15, from 7:00-10:35 a.m. in 100 Stillman Hall. This event will serve as an opportunity for faculty and staff stakeholders in the Arts and Sciences to explore topics and best practices in undergraduate recruitment as well as present a recap of undergraduate recruitment activities and yield results for the year. Register for the event here.


Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines​

September 4: Team teaching proposals due
September 22: Nominations for ASC alumni awards due
October 15: Nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award due

July 26, 2018


Research Misconduct – Policy Proposal

University Policy Revision – target effective date: January 1, 2019

1. Policy statement: The Research Data policy describes the rights and responsibilities of the university, faculty, staff, and students in the collection, use, retention, and maintenance of data produced as a result of the research enterprise of the university. The university is in the process of revising the University Policy and Processes Concerning Research Misconduct (the “Research Misconduct policy”). This will require some concomitant changes to the Research Data policy to ensure that the policy requirements, especially regarding research data records, are kept consistent.

2. Reason for policy revision: This policy revision is being done to ensure that the university’s Research Data policy is kept in sync with revisions to the Research Misconduct policy. The revision is also being done to incorporate specific recommendations stemming from an external review conducted in 2017, including raising the minimum research record retention to seven (7) years.

3. Policy will apply to the following: All individuals involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of research at the University, including principal investigators, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, lab managers, and staff.

4. Anticipated scope and impact of policy revisions: 
a. Scope: The policy revisions will revise the requirements for handling research data. The policy will affect all individuals conducting research at the university.
b. Staffing: No new staffing required. The Office of Research Compliance will implement the revised policy.
c. Training: The Office of Research Compliance is responsible for any necessary training.
d. Cost: There is no specific one-time or ongoing costs that the policy revision will require other than any costs associated with units having to hold original research records longer than five years.

5. Input opportunities: The University Senate will be engaged throughout the development of this policy. In addition, the following stakeholders will be consulted while developing this policy: Office of Academic Affairs; Office of Legal Affairs; Office of University Compliance and Integrity; University Research Committee; University Policy Review Committee; University Senate; Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility; college research officers; Graduate School; and general university research community.


FYI: Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Digital Accessibility Policy – Interim Revisions are in Process

Ohio State is committed to:

  • Dedicating a team to manage and oversee digital accessibility standards.
  • Creating procurement reviews of products and services impacting digital accessibility.
  • Developing and implementing training for impacted units.
  • Conducting regular digital accessibility audits, scanning all public-facing digital spaces within the first year.
  • Annually reporting to the Office of Civil Rights.
  • Developing a plan for evaluating non-public digital spaces after the first year.

New in CarmenCanvas for Autumn 2018

There are several enhancements in the works for CarmenCanvas, as well as other programs designed to improve the teaching and learning experience at Ohio State. Integrated software like Mediasite and Turnitin will see improvements; new services for lab notes and academic integrity have been launched; and incoming freshmen will be equipped with new technology. Learn how these and other enhancements could affect your Carmen strategy this fall by clicking here.

Deadline extended for President's Prize

Due to issues with the application process, the President’s Prize application deadline has been extended through Friday, July 27. Please encourage promising applicants in your departments to apply. The President’s Prize provides two graduating seniors with the financial resources and crucial connections needed to advance innovative ideas in the year after graduation. Full details about the application are available online here. Contact presidentsprize@osu.edu with questions or for more information.

Corporate Research Engagement Seminar to be held August 1

The next Corporate Research Engagement 101 (formerly known as Industry Engagement 101): Collaborating with Commercial Enterprises Interactive Seminar is August 1 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Research Commons at the 18th Avenue Library. This seminar led by the Industry Liaison Office (ILO) addresses the opportunities of, and challenges to, corporate collaboration. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day

ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services (RDS) invites you to our annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Wednesday, August 15, from 7:00-10:35 a.m. in 100 Stillman Hall. This event will serve as an opportunity for faculty and staff stakeholders in the Arts and Sciences to explore topics and best practices in undergraduate recruitment as well as present a recap of undergraduate recruitment activities and yield results for the year. Register for the event here.


Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines​

August 1: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program applications due

September 4: Team teaching proposals due

July 19, 2018

Message from Interim Executive Dean and Vice Provost Jan Box-Steffensmeier

As we approach the end of the summer term, I write to remind chairs and directors that Staff Appreciation Week is quickly approaching. During next week, July 23-27, please take the opportunity to make a special effort to recognize the hard work and dedication of our college staff.

I encourage you to personally contact each staff member and acknowledge the work and support they provide to your department, school, center or office. Perhaps you want to show your appreciation by taking staff to lunch, or hosting an office potluck during lunch. 

The Office of Human Resources, in partnership with the University Staff Advisory Council (USAC), provides multiple events for staff during Staff Appreciation Week. Please encourage your staff to attend events posted at https://hr.osu.edu/awards-events/staff-appreciation-week/.

I would also like to bring your attention to the Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council (SAC), which further supports opportunities for professional and personal development at Ohio State. The SAC offers awards of up to $500 for educational activities related to career enhancement, brown bags dedicated to enriching careers at Ohio State, outstanding staff awards (which include a salary increase), a newly developed mentoring program, and events throughout the year that support ASC staff. I ask that you share this information with your staff so they are aware of the SAC's activities. The link to the SAC website can be found here:  https://ascintranet.osu.edu/staff-resources.

College leadership transition

Grace Chanfrau, Chief Human Resources Officer, has accepted an offer to serve as Vice President of People and Culture at a nonprofit organization. Grace will be available for questions for a few weeks beyond her planned departure on July 27 to ensure all projects, reporting and records are transitioned to the team. An interim structure is planned for the human resources team in Arts and Sciences to meet the needs of the college, with Jen Prak and Peggy Link serving as co-leaders on an interim basis while we complete a needs assessment. Sincere thanks to Grace for her excellent service to the College of Arts and Sciences, and we wish her well in her next endeavor.

Deadline extended for President's Prize

Due to issues with the application process, the President’s Prize application deadline has been extended through Friday, July 27. Please encourage promising applicants in your departments to apply. The President’s Prize provides two graduating seniors with the financial resources and crucial connections needed to advance innovative ideas in the year after graduation. Full details about the application are available online here. Contact presidentsprize@osu.edu with questions or for more information.

Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and appropriate staff

Promotion and tenure materials for 2018-2019 have been posted on the ASC Gateway promotion and tenure section. These include an updated process document for fall promotion and tenure reviews, updated dossier preparation materials (including new divider templates and links to recently updated OAA forms and resources), and a Vita Workflow Advice document to assist faculty in getting started with Vita. 

Vita will be required for all reviews after fall 2018; this includes spring 2019 Fourth Year Reviews. Additional ASC-specific Vita workshops will be offered during fall semester and are recommended for all faculty who will undergo Fourth Year Review in spring 2019 or promotion and tenure reviews in fall 2019. Materials from the July 11 Dossier Preparation Workshop are posted here.
 
Promotion and tenure office hours with Tina Henkin will be available in September and October, with dates and times to be announced. Please contact Tina Henkin with questions.

Apply for Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 

The 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is open. Fulbright offers nearly 500 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries. Several new program models have been designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, and Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible multi-country grants. Apply by Wednesday, August 1. For more information click here. For questions, email Joanna Kukielka-Blaser.

Corporate Research Engagement Seminar to be held August 1

The next Corporate Research Engagement 101 (formerly known as Industry Engagement 101): Collaborating with Commercial Enterprises Interactive Seminar is August 1 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Research Commons at the 18th Avenue Library. This seminar led by the Industry Liaison Office (ILO) addresses the opportunities of, and challenges to, corporate collaboration. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry to host entrepreneurship workshop

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in collaboration with others, is hosting a one-day workshop for entrepreneurs on August 9 from 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Room 130 CBEC. The workshop is being hosted by an external firm and goes through many of the basics of how to become an entrepreneur. Topics include: Business plans and financing, valuation, and intellectual property strategies/due diligence. There will also be opportunities for networking and further discussion. Registration is required: RSVP by clicking here.

Annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day

ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services (RDS) invites you to our annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Wednesday, August 15, from 7:00-10:35 a.m. in 100 Stillman Hall. This event will serve as an opportunity for faculty and staff stakeholders in the Arts and Sciences to explore topics and best practices in undergraduate recruitment as well as present a recap of undergraduate recruitment activities and yield results for the year. Register for the event here.

Search for Director of the Undergraduate International Studies Program

The College of Arts and Sciences is searching for a director of Ohio State’s Undergraduate International Studies Program (UISP).  This is an interdisciplinary degree-granting unit that serves the university’s entire undergraduate body. The director appointment will begin January 1, 2019. Candidates must have a PhD and be a tenured faculty member at the Ohio State University.  They should send a CV and brief letter of interest to Richard Herrmann at herrmann.1@osu.edu

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines​

August 1: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program applications due

September 4: Team teaching proposals due

July 12, 2018

Share your stories with ASC Marketing & Communications

Share your stories with ASC Marketing & Communications to highlight award announcements, unit news and more to the rest of the college. Please send pitches to asccomm@osu.edu, and consider including a call for submissions in your email signature. 

Search for Director of the Undergraduate International Studies Program

The College of Arts and Sciences is searching for a director of Ohio State’s Undergraduate International Studies Program (UISP).  This is an interdisciplinary degree-granting unit that serves the university’s entire undergraduate body. The director appointment will begin January 1, 2019. Candidates must have a PhD and be a tenured faculty member at the Ohio State University.  They should send a CV and brief letter of interest to Richard Herrmann at herrmann.1@osu.edu

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

New Sexual Misconduct Prevention Education – Coming Fall 2018​​
 

Policy and prevention education requirements

The purpose is to establish a sexual misconduct policy and prevention education requirements for all faculty, staff, and students to ensure the safety and well-being of the entire university community.  This is a top priority for Ohio State, which is a responsibility shared by all.
  • There will be online educational courses, one for students and one for employees, which meet Title IX and VAWA (CampusSave Act) regulatory obligations.  While prevention education for students is already established, the university is working to develop a comprehensive portfolio of training for faculty, staff and student employees.  There are three educational opportunities for sexual misconduct:
  1. Student Audience – Prevention:  Online course is interactive and will take 20-30 minutes to complete.  All current students will be required to complete training annually.
  2. Employee Audience – Prevention: Online course will be shorter and more engaging than previous prevention training.  All employees upon hire and all employees annually would be required to complete this course.  Employees include all faculty, staff and student employees and the university and Wexner Medical Center.
  3. Employee Audience – Policy: The current policy training, “Understanding Sexual Misconduct Policy” will remain available.  It provides policy expectations and builds basic learning principles.  This is a 30-minute online course and an in-person, instructor-led workshop.  All new employees upon hire would be required to complete this course.
Current Timeline:
  • Fall, 2018 – Introduce prevention education and new requirements to students, faculty, and staff.

2018 College and University Deadlines​

September 4: Team teaching proposals due

July 6, 2018

New Requirements for Grant-Related Purchases

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Beginning July 1, 2018, new federal regulations for grant purchases will go into effect. There are some significant changes, as outlined below. We encourage you to contact the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Procurement (614-292-6871) for assistance with the new regulations.
 
Uniform Guidance changes focus on ensuring full and open competition and increased transparency in the procurement process. In general, the new Uniform Guidance procurement regulations are more prescriptive than the previous guidance (OMB Circular A-110).
Within the new regulations, there are five prescribed methods to make purchases:

  • Micro-Purchases (under $10,000 or under $2,000 for construction)
  • Small Purchases (between $10,000 and $250,000)
  • Sealed Bids (at $250,000 and up)
  • Competitive Proposals (at $250,000 and up)
  • Noncompetitive Proposals/Sole Source (at $10,000 and up)

The requirements for purchases of $10,000 or more have significantly changed. These purchases will require greater effort and more processing time.

There are fewer allowances for noncompetitive (sole source) procurements and the requirements for supporting documentation are more stringent. Supporting documentation is now required on any purchase over the micro-purchase threshold of $10,000 (compared to $25,000 previously).
 
Change Highlights 
There will be no changes for purchases under $10,000 (micro-purchases) 

  • For purchases of $10,000 and up, you will need to provide two or more quotes with the purchase request, if possible. If two or more quotes are not possible, you will need to request a purchase by the Noncompetitive Proposal (i.e., sole source) method.
  • For Noncompetitive Proposal (Sole Source) purchases (over $10,000 but less than $250,000), either a “Request for Sole Source” or a “Request for Sole Source (Individual Consultant)” form must be submitted with the purchase request. For purchases of $250,000 or more, a “Request for Sole Source” AND the new OSP “Competition Determination Requirements” forms must be submitted with the purchase request.
  • If you will be requesting any purchase of $250,000 and up, contact OSP Procurement either during the proposal process or as soon as possible after award. Additional requirements may apply.
  • For consultant agreements, use the new “Consultant Agreement for Individual (Non-OSU Employee) Consulting Services” and “Consultant Agreement Amendment” forms starting July 1, 2018. Obtain multiple quotes whenever possible. Submit the new “Request for Sole Source (Individual Consultant)” form with any request of $10,000 or more when multiple quotes cannot be obtained. (Please note that the consultant’s CV may now be required in order to justify a sole source purchase.)
  • Cost Transfer Requests are more difficult and should be avoided, particularly for purchases of $10,000 or more. These requests must include supporting documentation indicating the purchase was conducted according to the new requirements. OSP Procurement will review and evaluate requests to determine whether the purchase satisfies Uniform Guidance requirements and whether the costs may be transferred to the project.
  • Uniform Guidance places more emphasis on reducing project costs by encouraging the use of federal excess and surplus property in lieu of purchasing new equipment/property. Contact OSP Procurement for assistance in searching for federal excess and surplus property. They can help you determine the most economical approach to reducing costs.

Additional information is posted on the OSP website under Procurement and Uniform Guidance. All new and/or revised forms will be posted on the OSP website by July 1, 2018.

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Consider subscribing to Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education to keep up to date on national issues facing higher education. You can also follow these publications via LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Team Teaching Proposals Due

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As a reminder, 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 4, 2018.  Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

Share your stories with ASC Marketing & Communications

Share your stories with ASC Marketing & Communications to highlight award announcements, unit news and more to the rest of the college. Please send pitches to asccomm@osu.edu, and consider including a call for submissions in your email signature. 

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with your 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, Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. to noon, in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines​

September 4: Team teaching proposals due

June 28, 2018

Team Teaching Proposals Due

Please share with faculty
As a reminder, 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 4, 2018.  Questions can be directed to the attention of Steve Fink, associate executive dean, via email.

 

Vita Workflow Advice

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A document that provides advice for use of the Vita dossier preparation system has been posted on the ASC APT intranet site. This document, which was generated by ODEE, includes a brief summary of information on how to get started with Vita, and has useful links to Vita resources.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with your 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, Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. to noon, in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines​

July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

September 4: Team teaching proposals due


 

June 21, 2018

Graduate School Call for Faculty Fellow​

The Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School seeks a member of the faculty to work on a temporary, part-time assignment to implement various strategic initiatives as defined by the Vice Provost and Dean, including but not limited to: leading the Graduate School Handbook revision process, conducting a comprehensive review of the Graduate School Fellowship programs, ongoing review of curricular changes to graduate programs as well as the development of new graduate programs. The length of the appointment is six months (through December 2018) with the possibility of a six-month extension. The percentage of effort would ideally be between 25-50%. Interested faculty are encouraged to submit a letter of intent. Questions should be directed to Alicia Bertone at bertone.1@osu.edu or 247-7413. 

Innovations & Conversations welcomes Osage University Partner’s Kirsten Leute

Join Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization team for lunch at the upcoming Innovations & Conversations featuring Kirsten Leute, Senior Vice President for University Relations at Osage University Partners. The luncheon event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on June 27 in the Faculty Club North Dining Room. Innovations & Conversations is a quarterly, informal gathering for faculty to network with business, technology commercialization and industry partners. Conversations focus on the cycle of innovation — from discovery to marketplace. Contact Tracy Preston (preston.325@osu.edu) with questions. RSVP at go.osu.edu/june27.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with your 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, Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. to noon, in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines​

July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

June 14, 2018

Call for NMS Divisional Dean Applications/Nominations

Executive Dean David Manderscheid and incoming Interim Executive Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier are calling for applications from and nominations of full professors with appointments in the division of natural and mathematical sciences who are interested in serving as divisional dean.
 
The divisional dean supports, supervises and oversees the administrative needs of the units within the division of natural and mathematical sciences and is a member of the college’s leadership team. In addition, each divisional dean in the College of Arts and Sciences attends meetings of the deans’ council of the university and is a member of university senate.
 
Interested candidates should submit a CV and two-page letter of interest to Heather Core by Monday, June 18, 2018. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. Core by that date. The projected start date will be July 1, 2018. In addition to being a member of the college’s leadership team and providing important cross-college leadership, the divisional dean oversees and engages in the following:
  • Supervise chairs/director and divisional research center directors
  • Divisional budget management
  • Policy related to faculty research and development
  • Oversee program reviews
  • Faculty affairs
  • Faculty searches and hiring
  • Tenure and promotion
  • Staff personnel
  • Curriculum and academic programming development
  • Honors and Scholars activities
  • Student involvement
  • Direct advancement efforts
  • Cultivate relationships with donors, potential donors, alumni and friends
  • University-wide committee service
  • College-wide cross-functional role as assigned 
The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.

Graduate School Call for Faculty Fellow​

The Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School seeks a member of the faculty to work on a temporary, part-time assignment to implement various strategic initiatives as defined by the Vice Provost and Dean, including but not limited to: leading the Graduate School Handbook revision process, conducting a comprehensive review of the Graduate School Fellowship programs, ongoing review of curricular changes to graduate programs as well as the development of new graduate programs. The length of the appointment is six months (through December 2018) with the possibility of a six-month extension. The percentage of effort would ideally be between 25-50%. Interested faculty are encouraged to submit a letter of intent. Questions should be directed to Alicia Bertone at bertone.1@osu.edu or 247-7413. 

Updates to Buck-IRB

The Office of Responsible Research Practices has made significant revisions to the event reporting submission form for IRB-approved human subjects research. The revisions to the form include enhanced questions to allow investigators and IRB members to make informed and appropriate determinations regarding unanticipated problems and potential noncompliance.  Details can be found by clicking here. For additional information, please contact Michael Donovan at donovan.6@osu.edu.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Please share with your faculty and staff

Sincere appreciation to all who have completed the Responsible Conduct of Research TrainingWhile the training is not yet tailored, it would be wonderful to:

1)  Report 100% compliance for the training for our units as it addresses a vital national issue
2)  Provide suggestions on how to make the modules helpful and relevant to all our diverse disciplines.
 

It would be very helpful if you, as chairs and directors, or your faculty will assist with feedback on how to tailor the training. Perhaps your discipline has tools upon which we can build.  Please send suggestions to Jenifer Rasor. The deadline for compliance is June 15, 2018.

Pelotonia Postdoctoral Program

The Pelotonia Postdoctoral Candidate Fellowship Program provides two-year research fellowships to the most promising postdoctoral candidates in any field of study who want to help cure cancer. Applications will be accepted from May 15 to June 15. Please contact Marie Gibbons for more information.

Innovations & Conversations welcomes Osage University Partner’s Kirsten Leute

Join Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization team for lunch at the upcoming Innovations & Conversations featuring Kirsten Leute, Senior Vice President for University Relations at Osage University Partners. The luncheon event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on June 27 in the Faculty Club North Dining Room. Innovations & Conversations is a quarterly, informal gathering for faculty to network with business, technology commercialization and industry partners. Conversations focus on the cycle of innovation — from discovery to marketplace. Contact Tracy Preston (preston.325@osu.edu) with questions. RSVP at go.osu.edu/june27.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with your 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, Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. to noon, in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines​

June 15:  Deadline for Responsible Conduct of Research Training
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

June 7, 2018

Call for NMS Divisional Dean Applications/Nominations

Executive Dean David Manderscheid and incoming Interim Executive Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier are calling for applications from and nominations of full professors with appointments in the division of natural and mathematical sciences who are interested in serving as divisional dean.
 
The divisional dean supports, supervises and oversees the administrative needs of the units within the division of natural and mathematical sciences and is a member of the college’s leadership team. In addition, each divisional dean in the College of Arts and Sciences attends meetings of the deans’ council of the university and is a member of university senate.
 
Interested candidates should submit a CV and two-page letter of interest to Heather Core by Monday, June 18, 2018. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. Core by that date. The projected start date will be July 1, 2018. In addition to being a member of the college’s leadership team and providing important cross-college leadership, the divisional dean oversees and engages in the following:
  • Supervise chairs/director and divisional research center directors
  • Divisional budget management
  • Policy related to faculty research and development
  • Oversee program reviews
  • Faculty affairs
  • Faculty searches and hiring
  • Tenure and promotion
  • Staff personnel
  • Curriculum and academic programming development
  • Honors and Scholars activities
  • Student involvement
  • Direct advancement efforts
  • Cultivate relationships with donors, potential donors, alumni and friends
  • University-wide committee service
  • College-wide cross-functional role as assigned 
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 Faculty Fellow 

The Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School seeks a member of the faculty to work on a temporary, part-time assignment to implement various strategic initiatives as defined by the Vice Provost and Dean, including but not limited to: leading the Graduate School Handbook revision process, conducting a comprehensive review of the Graduate School Fellowship programs, ongoing review of curricular changes to graduate programs as well as the development of new graduate programs. The length of the appointment is six months (through December 2018) with the possibility of a six-month extension. The percentage of effort would ideally be between 25-50%. Interested faculty are encouraged to submit a letter of intent. Questions should be directed to Alicia Bertone at bertone.1@osu.edu or 247-7413. 

Updates to Buck-IRB

The Office of Responsible Research Practices has made significant revisions to the event reporting submission form for IRB-approved human subjects research. The revisions to the form include enhanced questions to allow investigators and IRB members to make informed and appropriate determinations regarding unanticipated problems and potential noncompliance.  Details can be found by clicking here. For additional information, please contact Michael Donovan at donovan.6@osu.edu.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Please share with your faculty and staff

Sincere appreciation to all who have completed the Responsible Conduct of Research TrainingWhile the training is not yet tailored, it would be wonderful to:

1)  Report 100% compliance for the training for our units as it addresses a vital national issue
2)  Provide suggestions on how to make the modules helpful and relevant to all our diverse disciplines.
 

It would be very helpful if you, as chairs and directors, or your faculty will assist with feedback on how to tailor the training. Perhaps your discipline has tools upon which we can build.  Please send suggestions to Jenifer Rasor. The deadline for compliance is June 15, 2018.

Pelotonia Postdoctoral Program

The Pelotonia Postdoctoral Candidate Fellowship Program provides two-year research fellowships to the most promising postdoctoral candidates in any field of study who want to help cure cancer. Applications will be accepted from May 15 to June 15. Please contact Marie Gibbons for more information.

Vita Workshop 

Please share with faculty  
 

We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Faculty who will be reviewed in fall 2018 have the choice to use either the Vita system or a Word document based on the Ohio State core dossier, available on the ASC Administrative Gateway. We recommend starting with Vita, collecting whatever is useful there, then downloading the dossier as a Word file and editing it in that form. It is likely that Vita will be required after the 2018-2019 academic year.
 
We have organized a Vita workshop targeted to ASC faculty. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m - noon in 035 Psychology and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Please register by clicking 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 workshop.
 
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 (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.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with your 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, Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines​

June 15:  Deadline for Responsible Conduct of Research Training
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

 

June 1, 2018

Leadership Announcement 

Christopher Hadad, divisional dean of the natural and mathematical sciences and the college’s research officer, will be returning to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on June 30. On behalf of the Arts and Sciences, we recognize his leadership, appreciate his service to the college and wish him the best.
 
Professor Hadad has served as divisional dean since 2014, leading the development of the research team and providing college-wide support to expand research funding. During his leadership as divisional dean, Hadad helped the division of natural and mathematical sciences achieve new records in fundraising. Before serving as divisional dean, Hadad served as associate dean for the natural and mathematical sciences from 2011-2014.
 
Hadad is a highly accomplished chemist who applies experimental and computational techniques to diverse applications in chemical biology, environmental chemistry and energy conversion. From 2006-2011, he served as vice chair for undergraduate studies in the Department of Chemistry and was deeply involved in semester conversion and with planning for the interdisciplinary Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC).
 
A call for nominations will be announced shortly to fill the divisional dean position.

ASC Marketing & Communications Leadership Transition

Libby Eckhardt, Arts and Sciences’ Chief Communications Officer, recently accepted the position of Vice President for University Communications and Marketing at Tulane University. Her last day at Ohio State will be June 8. Kevin Leonardi, Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications, will serve as Interim Chief Communications Officer effective this month. Kevin has been with ASC Marketing & Communications since 2015, focusing on digital marketing and media across the college while also providing dedicated media relations and communications support to the Ohio State Marching Band. Before arriving at Ohio State, he held communications positions at MIT, most recently in managing communications for MIT’s cancer research institute.

Research Intensive Workshop and Systematic Review Conference

Each year, the College of Nursing hosts an intervention research workshop that attracts faculty, PhD students and post-docs from around the country. New this year, the college will also host a systematic review workshop.
 

The Systematic Review Conference will be held June 4 and 5. Register by clicking here. The Research Intensive Workshop will be held June 6-8. Register by clicking here. Two discount codes have been set up for Ohio State faculty and students. “OSU500” is for the week long workshop and the “OSU250” can be used while registering for either the RIW or Systematic Review.

Pelotonia Postdoctoral Program

The Pelotonia Postdoctoral Candidate Fellowship Program provides two-year research fellowships to the most promising postdoctoral candidates in any field of study who want to help cure cancer.  Applications will be accepted from May 15 to June 15.  Please contact Marie Gibbons for more information.

Vita Workshop 
 

Please share with faculty  
We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Faculty who will be reviewed in Fall 2018 have the choice to use either the Vita system or a Word document based on the Ohio State core dossier, available on the ASC Administrative Gateway. We recommend starting with Vita, collecting whatever is useful there, then downloading the dossier as a Word file and editing it in that form. It is likely that Vita will be required after the 2018-2019 academic year.
 
We have organized a Vita workshop targeted to ASC faculty. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 10 a.m - noon in 035 Psychology and will be presented by ODEE staff. Tina Henkin will be available to answer ASC-specific questions. Please register by clicking 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 workshop.
 
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 (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.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share with your 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, Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

for TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering two workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here] and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines

June 1: Deadline for submitting staff performance reviews

July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

May 17, 2018

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

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To date, roughly 30% of those eligible have completed training in the Responsible Conduct of Research.  This training, which is required by the Provost, must be completed by faculty, staff, and students who are eligible to conduct research no later than June 15, 2018.  Chairs are responsible for ensuring compliance within their units.  Please contact Jared Port or Stephen Petrill with questions or concerns.

Pelotonia Postdoctoral Program

The Pelotonia Postdoctoral Candidate Fellowship Program provides two-year research fellowships to the most promising postdoctoral candidates in any field of study who want to help cure cancer.  Applications will be accepted from May 15 to June 15.  Please contact Marie Gibbons for more information.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share this announcement with your 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, Wednesday July 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

For TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering three workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Thursday, May 10, 9-11 a.m. [register here], Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here], and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines

May 25: Deadline for completing FY 2018 course inventories on individual departmental Buckeye Boxes. (Email Liana Crisan-Vandeborne with questions.)
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval

June 1: Deadline for submitting staff performance reviews
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

July 11: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop

May 10, 2018

Call for Applications/Nominations for Divisional Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences — Due May 16

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David Manderscheid, Executive Dean, and incoming Interim Executive Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier are calling for applications from and nominations of full professors with appointments in the division of social and behavioral sciences who are interested in serving as divisional dean.
 
The divisional dean supports, supervises and oversees the administrative needs of the units within the division of social and behavioral sciences and is a member of the college’s leadership team. In addition, each divisional dean in the College of Arts and Sciences attends meetings of the deans’ council of the university and is a member of university senate.
 
Interested candidates should submit a CV and two-page letter of interest to Heather Core by Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. Core by that date. The start date will be no later than July 1, 2018. In addition to being a member of the college’s leadership team and providing important cross-college leadership, the divisional dean oversees and engages in the following:

  • Supervise chairs/director and divisional research center directors
  • Divisional budget management
  • Policy related to faculty research and development
  • Oversee program reviews
  • Faculty affairs
  • Faculty searches and hiring
  • Tenure and promotion
  • Staff personnel
  • Curriculum and academic programming development
  • Honors and Scholars activities
  • Student involvement
  • Direct advancement efforts
  • Cultivate relationships with donors, potential donors, alumni and friends
  • University-wide committee service
  • College-wide cross-functional role as assigned 

The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.

Participate in a Workshop to Design a Universal Scholarship Application

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As part of Workday implementation, Student Financial Aid (SFA) is working on a project to design a universal scholarship application. This is a long-term project expected to extend over the next few years. SFA is currently in the beginning stage of the process. Please see the following information from Diane Corbett, Executive Director, Student Financial Aid. Members representing The College of Arts and Sciences are Ann Rottersman, Jill Bryant, Wayne Lovely and Melanie Yutzy. Other ASC staff who administer scholarships will be invited to learn more about the project at a "read-out" session. SFA will share information on this session within the next few weeks.

Hello colleagues and friends,

As you are aware, the Enterprise Project to implement Workday is more than just an IT replacement project. It is also an opportunity to improve business practices by making them more efficient, consistent, and simplified. With these goals in view, the Enterprise Sponsors and Executive Steering Committee who oversee the project have identified high-priority opportunities — to be addressed through “Process Transformation Workshops” — to help improve the cost, quality, and delivery of service responsive to the needs of those we serve.

We are excited that the Universal Scholarship Application has been selected for a Process Transformation Workshop, and we are writing to invite you to participate as a Core Team member in the project to review and improve the business processes associated with donor scholarships. While consultants will facilitate the workshops, your input as subject matter experts and/or key stakeholders will be essential to identifying and recommending enhanced processes/solutions to support our students.

We look forward to having you join us, as we work together to achieve university goals, while providing students the possible experience!

Diane Corbett
Executive Director, Student Financial Aid

Please view this infographic for clarification on which types of scholarships are included on this project.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

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The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Wednesday July 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

For TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering three workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Thursday, May 10, 9-11 a.m. [register here], Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here], and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions, including Faculty Professional Leave (FPL) revisions, for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25:
 Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval

June 1: Deadline for submitting staff performance reviews
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

July 11: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop

May 3, 2018

Call for Applications/Nominations for Divisional Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences — Due May 11

Please share with your faculty.

David Manderscheid, Executive Dean, and incoming Interim Executive Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier are calling for applications from and nominations of full professors with appointments in the division of social and behavioral sciences who are interested in serving as divisional dean.
 
The divisional dean supports, supervises and oversees the administrative needs of the units within the division of social and behavioral sciences and is a member of the college’s leadership team. In addition, each divisional dean in the College of Arts and Sciences attends meetings of the deans’ council of the university and is a member of university senate.
 
Interested candidates should submit a CV and two-page letter of interest to Heather Core by Friday, May 11, 2018. Nominations should also be submitted to Ms. Core by that date. The start date will be no later than July 1, 2018. In addition to being a member of the college’s leadership team and providing important cross-college leadership, the divisional dean oversees and engages in the following:

  • Supervise chairs/director and divisional research center directors
  • Divisional budget management
  • Policy related to faculty research and development
  • Oversee program reviews
  • Faculty affairs
  • Faculty searches and hiring
  • Tenure and promotion
  • Staff personnel
  • Curriculum and academic programming development
  • Honors and Scholars activities
  • Student involvement
  • Direct advancement efforts
  • Cultivate relationships with donors, potential donors, alumni and friends
  • University-wide committee service
  • College-wide cross-functional role as assigned 

The position requires enthusiasm for the college’s mission, strong communication skills, a commitment to collaboration and teamwork, and a willingness to learn.

Faculty and Staff Writing Retreat

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The Ohio State Writing Center — part of the college’s Center for the Study of Teaching and Writing — is again hosting a writing retreat on May 14-16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Research Commons at 18th Ave. Library. Last year’s inaugural event had participation by more than 40 faculty members representing disciplines across the arts and sciences. Participants may attend for one, two, or all three days. The retreat offers a relaxed, flexible environment that provides both one-on-one support from a writing center consultant or solo writing time. Subject librarians will also be on hand to aid with research, citation management, and, if there is interest, copyright questions. Register here.

NSF CAREER Award Webinar Available

The Office of Research has purchased a recorded webinar to assist with CAREER proposal development. This webinar covers various dimensions of the CAREER proposal; and also includes example outlines and excepts from successful applications. Please visit go.osu.edu/2018NSFCAREER for instructions to access these copyrighted materials. You will need to login with your name.# and password. Access is available up to the July 2018 proposal deadlines.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

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The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Wednesday July 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

For TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering three workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Thursday, May 10, 9-11 a.m. [register here], Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here], and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines

May 11: Deadline for applications/nominations for Divisional Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions, including Faculty Professional Leave (FPL) revisions, for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25:
 Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval

June 1: Deadline for submitting staff performance reviews
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

July 11: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop

April 26, 2018

Individual Investigator Use of Controlled Substances in Non-Therapeutic Research

The college has released revised guidelines related to research involving pharmaceutical- and non-pharmaceutical grade controlled substances (see https://intranet.asc.ohio-state.edu/guidelines/administrative). 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 May 4. 

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 11

Please share this announcement with your 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, Wednesday July 1, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your department. RSVP required.

In Conversation: Pathways and Advice for Women of Color Faculty Entering University Administration

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As women of color faculty continue to chart pathways into university administration, they enter a space that can be isolating and, in many instances, without mentorship. This one-day workshop on May 21 in Hale Hall is designed to provide women of color faculty who are either entering or considering higher education administration the opportunity to hear and be in conversation with experienced women of color administrators from a diverse representation of institutions. This workshop will offer strategic guidance on pathways and decision making that is unique to the experiences and needs of women of color, as well as offer the opportunity for community building and networking. More information and RSVP here.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

For TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering three workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Thursday, May 10, 9-11 a.m. [register here], Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here], and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25:
 Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval

June 1: Deadline for submitting staff performance reviews
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

April 19, 2018

GE Proposal Available for Review 

The General Education Review Coordinating Committee distributed its final proposal report, "Proposal to Revise the General Education Component of Undergraduate Education," and it is available for review. The Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee and Senate are currently reviewing the proposal and will be making formal recommendations during the fall 2019 semester.
 

Enterprise Project Timeline Extension

The Enterprise Project has made significant progress, including collecting core process and system requirements, completing numerous business process transformation workshops and initiating change management strategies.  To advance the operational excellence goals of the Time and Change strategic plan, OAA need more time than the schedule allows.

Therefore, the Enterprise Project’s timeline has been extended by one year. This was a deliberate and strategic decision about doing what is right for Ohio State. There are two key reasons for the extension. First, the extension gives additional time to transform business operations in conjunction with the system implementation. Constraints within the current timeline were hindering confidence in the ability to deploy Workday as desired. Second, this timeline will keep finance, HR and payroll systems aligned and stabilized before deploying Workday Student.

This extension means Workday Finance, Supply Chain, HR and Payroll systems will go live in July 2020 and Workday Student systems will go live in July 2021. Additional information regarding the deployment timeline for each release will be determined and communicated before the end of summer.

New Intellectual Property Policy Effective April 15

On April 6, the University’s Board of Trustees approved the revised Intellectual Property Policy, which provides for ownership of copyright for traditional works, rights in patents and inventions, and rights in software for faculty, staff and students. Because the current policy was last revised in 1989, the revised policy was updated to better encourage the creation and dissemination of knowledge, and promote the commercialization of intellectual property. The updated policy:

  • clarifies the rights of faculty members with respect to their scholarship, instructional works and artistic works;
  • addresses the rights of software creators;
  • revises the process for the commercialization of inventions, discoveries and patents;
  • addresses the rights of staff members with respect to their intellectual creations;
  • adjusts the royalties-sharing mechanism; and
  • establishes a dispute resolution mechanism.

Learn more about the policy.

Vita Offline April 25-27

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The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) will be deploying another update to Vita between Wednesday, April 25 and Friday, April 27. The service will be offline during this maintenance window. Among other things, this update will address issues with academic courses, as they display in the new Supporting Data area. Please advise your faculty to not edit records in this area until after the update is complete. 

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

For TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering three workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Thursday, May 10, 9-11 a.m. [register here], Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here], and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

2018 College and University Deadlines

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25:
 Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval

June 1: Deadline for submitting staff performance reviews
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

 

April 12, 2018

Vita Offline April 25-27

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The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) will be deploying another update to Vita between Wednesday, April 25 and Friday, April 27. The service will be offline during this maintenance window. Among other things, this update will address issues with academic courses, as they display in the new Supporting Data area. Please advise your faculty to not edit records in this area until after the update is complete.

Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning: Creating Inclusive Connections

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The Academy of Teaching's Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning will be held Thursday, May 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 4-H Center. This free event is for members of The Ohio State University community to share innovative and interesting, evidence-based ideas for the improvement of teaching effectiveness and student learning. The theme is "Creating Inclusive Connections." Join them for discussions about how we cross geographic, interpersonal, disciplinary, technological, instructional, societal, and many other boundaries to connect our students with ourselves, one another, and our subject matter. Register here.

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

For TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee


The Office of Academic Affairs is offering three workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Thursday, May 10, 9-11 a.m. [register here], Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here], and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

Staff Performance Management and Review Process

Please be sure to share this information with all faculty and staff in your units who have performance management responsibilities for staff.


Below, the ASC HR team shares important performance management information, including the timeline, current forms and information about their process to review performance for the year just ended, confirm position descriptions, and plan for the 2018/19 performance year.

Performance Management Office Hours with ASC HR Team
The HR team will be offering office hours as follows if anyone would like to stop by and ask specific questions related to filling out the form, asking questions on how to address performance issues, specific individual issues or if you have a new supervisor who is unsure and has questions we would be happy to meet with them – NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY:

Dates:
April 20, 2018 from 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 147 University Hall
April 23, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 147 University Hall
April 25, 2018 from 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 147 University Hall
 
Performance Review Process
The university requires that ALL staff members receive an annual performance evaluation. Performance management forms are available in Box. When you try to open the forms in Box you may have to right click the file and then “download” to get the form to open. The forms are available and are designed to be Mac and PC friendly. If you have any issues with accessing the documents, please contact your HRP/Department Manager.

Supervisors should request that their staff complete a self-evaluation and should take this information into consideration when completing the staff member’s annual review. A face-to-face meeting must occur between the supervisor and staff member to discuss the performance review and plan. While this process may seem focused on documentation, the meetings and conversations between supervisors and staff are still the most important component. Performance review meetings must take place before the forms are circulated for signature.

Staff performance reviews must be submitted by your unit’s Department Manager or HRP to the college through Buckeye Box no later than June 1, 2018.

2018 College and University Deadlines

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25:
 Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

 

April 5, 2018

Office of Academic Affairs Promotion and Tenure Workshops

For TIU head, chair of eligible faculty, procedures oversight designee

The Office of Academic Affairs is offering three workshops targeted to the TIU head, chair of the eligible faculty and procedures oversight designee to provide an overview of the promotion and tenure review process. The workshops will be held Thursday, May 10, 9-11 a.m. [register here], Wednesday, Aug. 22 9-11 a.m. [register here], and Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-5 p.m. [register here]. All workshops will be held in the Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room.

Inaugural Course Hero Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

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The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is soliciting applications for the inaugural Course Hero-WW Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, which is targeted toward junior faculty who have passed their “midterm” review (i.e., fourth year review) and will not be reviewed for tenure in 2018-2019; it is therefore appropriate for the cohort of faculty who are currently doing their fourth year review. Applications for the $40,000 grant, which is focused on course development, can be in any field in the arts and sciences and are due by April 30, 2018. Information is available here.

Staff Performance Management and Review Process

Please be sure to share this information with all faculty and staff in your units who have performance management responsibilities for staff.

Below, the ASC HR team shares important performance management information, including the timeline, current forms and information about their process to review performance for the year just ended, confirm position descriptions, and plan for the 2018/19 performance year.

Performance Management Office Hours with ASC HR Team
The HR team will be offering office hours as follows if anyone would like to stop by and ask specific questions related to filling out the form, asking questions on how to address performance issues, specific individual issues or if you have a new supervisor who is unsure and has questions we would be happy to meet with them – NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY:

Dates:
April 11, 2018 from 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 147 University Hall
April 20, 2018 from 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 147 University Hall
April 23, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 147 University Hall
April 25, 2018 from 7:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 147 University Hall
 
Performance Review Process
The university requires that ALL staff members receive an annual performance evaluation. Performance management forms are available in Box. When you try to open the forms in Box you may have to right click the file and then “download” to get the form to open. The forms are available and are designed to be Mac and PC friendly. If you have any issues with accessing the documents, please contact your HRP/Department Manager.

Supervisors should request that their staff complete a self-evaluation and should take this information into consideration when completing the staff member’s annual review. A face-to-face meeting must occur between the supervisor and staff member to discuss the performance review and plan. While this process may seem focused on documentation, the meetings and conversations between supervisors and staff are still the most important component. Performance review meetings must take place before the forms are circulated for signature.

Staff performance reviews must be submitted by your unit’s Department Manager or HRP to the college through Buckeye Box no later than June 1, 2018.

2018 College and University Deadlines

April 9: Big 10 Academic Alliance Leadership Program applications due to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25:
 Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

 

March 29, 2018

Associate Professor Mentoring for Promotion to Full

Please share with Columbus campus associate professors in your unit
An informal workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 1-3 p.m. in 035 Psychology to provide information, mentoring and networking to associate professors who are considering promotion to full professor. Topics will include Vita 101, using the annual review process to gain insight, writing useful narratives and flexible pathways to promotion (and differs from the January promotion and tenure workshop which focuses on policies and practices). Based on interest in these initial topics, more specialized workshops will follow as needed. Please RSVP by clicking here and direct questions (and topic requests) to Tina Henkin.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) Overview Presentation

Please reference the slides from a recent presentation by the (relatively new) Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for more information about the office. Here are some key components:

  • Events planned, including holding orientation sessions every semester for new postdocs
  • Data on the President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program, there were over 100 applications (most from College of Medicine and ASC, which makes sense as that is where most of the current postdocs are)
  • Data on characteristics of the postdoctoral community
  • Communication information

2nd Annual Meeting on Diversity in STEMM at Ohio State

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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion invite anyone who is currently working on or has an interest in increasing diversity in STEMM at Ohio State at any level to the 2nd Annual Meeting on Diversity in STEMM at Ohio State on Thursday, April 5, 2-4 p.m., MLK Room, Hale Hall, 154 W. 12th Ave. The meeting will provide opportunities for discussions about best practices and collaborations to support diversity at all levels at Ohio State. 

RSVP by clicking here.
Contact: J. Marcela Hernandez, PhD; Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Brainstorming Session on Helping Unproductive Faculty

Chairs and directors are invited to stay after the April 10 all chairs and directors meeting in Smith Seminar Room, Physics Research Building, for an informal discussion and sharing of strategies to improve faculty productivity. Topics will include use of annual reviews as a tool, shifting of duties and expectations, and mechanisms to increase research performance. Please bring your lunch and join the discussion on Tuesday, April 10, 12-1 p.m. Send questions or additional topic ideas to Tina Henkin.

Reminder: Textbook Royalty Policy

As previously announced, OAA policy requires that faculty assigning textbooks that they have authored in their own courses must receive approval through a departmental process. A description of that process must be included in the section on “Supplemental Compensation and Paid External Consulting” (see here) in units’ Patterns of Administration.

Faculty with administrative positions (deans, chairs, associate deans, directors of centers, etc.) who receive royalties from textbooks or other books are to disclose that they are receiving such royalties and the source on their e-COI forms. Such disclosure includes any book royalty, regardless of whether the book is used in one's class, another class at Ohio State, or outside the university. Faculty with administrative positions are not to be involved in any decision-making with respect to those vendors from which they are receiving royalties. For faculty without administrative positions, such disclosure is not required.

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours 

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Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation for Fourth Year Reviews on Mondays (12-2 p.m.) and Thursdays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) February 22 through April 2. 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.

2018 College and University Deadlines

March 30: Deadline to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2018-19 

April 3:

  • Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers due to the college
  • Probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to college

April 9: Big 10 Academic Alliance Leadership Program applications due to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

 

March 22, 2018

Graduate Student Awards 2018

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Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites you to nominate outstanding graduate students for the Graduate Student Awards 2018. Any graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible for nomination, based on the criteria here. Previous winners of the Graduate School GTA award are not eligible. 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.

Award Categories:

  • Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Service (2 awards)
  • Graduate Student Award for Teaching Excellence (2 awards)

Nominations can be submitted by faculty, staff or graduate students. Self-nominations are also invited, but should be accompanied by at least one letter of support. Nominations are due Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Visit the website for more information.

Spring Recognition Ceremony

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The Arts and Sciences annual Spring Recognition Ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Grand Lounge of the Faculty Club. We will be honoring the recipients of the following awards: 

  • Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award
  • Arts and Sciences Faculty Service Award
  • Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Teaching Award 
  • Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award
  • Rodica C. Botoman Award
  • Paul W. Brown Awards
  • Virginia Hull Research Award
  • Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Awards 

RSVP is required by April 2. Faculty have received individual invitations, but we hope that you will remind them about the event and join us.

Core Dossier and Vita Information for Fall 2018 Promotion and Tenure reviews

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Please notify faculty who will be reviewed in Fall 2018 that basic information for promotion and tenure reviews can be found here. Also encourage them to note the FAQ and the section on dossier preparation materials, which includes a core dossier outline in Word format.

For 2018, candidates have two options: use that outline to build the dossier, or use the Vita on-line system (which has been improved significantly). The college recommends starting with Vita to recover what is convenient, and then downloading the dossier from Vita as a Word document; this generates the outline structure (including the introduction page), and candidates then can edit as needed within the structure of that document. In particular, the “quality indicators” section should be modified as appropriate for the discipline, and the TIU should provide advice on what is expected.

If candidates used RIV in the past, they should already have accounts in the Vita system, and everything in RIV was transferred automatically to Vita for them; if they have never used RIV, then they may need to request generation of a Vita account by emailing Vita at vita@osu.edu The college will organize targeted ASC-specific trainings for Vita with ODEE if there is sufficient interest; please contact Tina Henkin with requests for training.

**NOTE: The Vita system will be offline Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23 for an update to the Elements data entry system. All candidates for fourth year review who are using Vita should be sure to download their dossier as a Word document to ensure that they have access to it during this time. Technical questions can be sent to vita@osu.edu.

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours 

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Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation for Fourth Year Reviews on Mondays (12-2 p.m.) and Thursdays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) February 22 through April 2. 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 .

2018 College and University Deadlines

March 30: Deadline to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2018-19 

April 3:

  • Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers due to the college
  • Probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to college

April 9: Big 10 Academic Alliance Leadership Program applications due to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

March 15, 2018

2018 Team-Teaching Grant Proposals Due Sept. 4

Please share this announcement with your faculty on the Columbus campus

Faculty interested in submitting a Team-Teaching Grant Proposal must submit their application and all required supplementary materials by Sept. 4, 2018 to curriculum.osu.edu. Proposed courses should be undergraduate (2000-4000 level) or dual career (5000 level) courses and available at the Columbus campus only. For questions, contact Steve Fink, associate executive dean for curriculum and student engagement. Interested faculty members should work with their department appointed curricular contacts, who will be able to assist them in navigating the submission process.

University Institute for Teaching and Learning Calls for Submissions

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Call for New Faculty Mentors
The University Institute for Teaching and Learning seeks your help in nominating faculty to be mentors for 2018-2019 fall and spring semesters. Mentors oversee a cohort of 4-5 faculty new to Ohio State and support the new faculty in teaching and learning about Ohio State’s students and community. To thank them for their work, the mentors are awarded a $1000 professional development fund.
 
The Institute is interested in receiving a diverse group of nominees representing as many colleges, units, and campuses as possible. Faculty from all ranks and appointments are eligible. We appreciate your help identifying candidates and in communicating this position to your faculty.
 
Please complete this Qualtrics survey with names of faculty you deem distinguished in teaching and mentoring by Friday, March 23. An invitation to apply for the position will be sent to each faculty member you nominate.

Research and Implementation Grants
The University Institute for Teaching and Learning (UITL) announces the launch of its Research and Implementation grant program. UITL invites proposals for projects that advance implementation and/or research of instructional best practices in Ohio State courses and make contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) or Discipline-based Education Research (DBER). Faculty and associated faculty who teach regularly and hold at least a 75% appointment at any Ohio State campus are eligible to apply. Apply by Friday, March 23.

U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences opportunity

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Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) W911NF-18-S-0001 for the Foundational Science Research Unit of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) solicits new proposals for its fiscal year 2018 program of basic research in behavioral science. The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences is the Army lead agency for the conduct of research, development, and analyses for the improvement of Army readiness and performance via research advances and applications of the behavioral and social sciences that address personnel, organization, training, and leader development issues.

The basic research program supports research projects that are designed to expand fundamental knowledge and discover general principles in behavorial and social sciences. Interested offerors are encouraged to submit white papers prior to submitting proposals. The full research announcement and application instructions for both white papers and proposals may be viewed at FedBizOpps or Grants.gov under opportunity number W911NF-18-S-0001. This Broad Agency Announcement closes on June 15, 2018.

TCO Workshop: Intellectual Property 101

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The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) will host the workshop Intellectual Property 101 in the Physics Research Building Smith Seminar Room on Wednesday, April 11 from 12-1 p.m. Chris Paschall, Director of Licensing at TCO, will discuss patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and technology commercialization. Lunch will be provided by TCO and they are requesting that attendees RSVP at go.osu.edu/april11.

Book Order Deadline & Book Costs

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The Undergraduate Student Government and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Beth Hume wish to remind instructors that the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act requires textbook orders be submitted to college bookstores at the beginning of the class registration period. USG has established Tuesday, April 17 as the date for submitting orders for fall semester. If all faculty were to submit their orders to Barnes & Noble on time, this would help save students an additional $2.5 million per year by allowing bookstores to source more used and rental books. Thank you for your contribution towards increasing textbook affordability for students.

Core Dossier and Vita Information for Fall 2018 Promotion and Tenure reviews

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Please notify faculty who will be reviewed in fall 2018 that basic information for promotion and tenure reviews can be found here. Also encourage them to note the FAQ here, and the section on dossier preparation materials here, which includes a core dossier outline in Word format.

For 2018, candidates have two options: use that outline to build the dossier, or use the Vita on-line system (which has been improved significantly). The college recommends starting with Vita to recover what is convenient, and then downloading the dossier from Vita as a Word document; this generates the outline structure (including the introduction page), and candidates then can edit as needed within the structure of that document. In particular, the “quality indicators” section should be modified as appropriate for the discipline, and the TIU should provide advice on what is expected.

If candidates used RIV in the past, they should already have accounts in the Vita system, and everything in RIV was transferred automatically to Vita for them; if they have never used RIV, then they may need to request generation of a Vita account by emailing Vita at vita@osu.edu. The college will organize targeted ASC-specific trainings for Vita with ODEE if there is sufficient interest; please contact Tina Henkin with requests for training.

**NOTE: The Vita system will be offline Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23 for an update to the Elements data entry system. All candidates for fourth year review who are using Vita should be sure to download their dossier as a Word document to ensure that they have access to it during this time. Technical questions can be sent to vita@osu.edu.

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours 

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Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation for Fourth Year Reviews on Mondays (12-2 p.m.) and Thursdays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) February 22 through April 2 (with the exception of March 12 and 15 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.

2018 College and University Deadlines

March 30: Deadline to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2018-19 

April 3: 

  • Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers due to the college
  • Probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to college

April 9: Big 10 Academic Alliance Leadership Program applications due to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

March 8, 2018                          

Final Report of the General Education Review Coordinating Committee

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You can now view the Final Report of the General Education Review Coordinating Committee, established in January 2017 based on a recommendation from the University-level Advisory Committee on General Education, and the University Senate’s Council on Academic Affairs. This 28-member Committee of faculty, students and staff has worked diligently over the past year with input from two rounds of listening/discussion sessions across our campuses. Its Final Report has been shaped by that input.
 
Please direct any questions or comments to Steve Fink or Randy Smith (Vice Provost for Academic Programs).

NSF Early CAREER Award: Panel Discussion

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Register for the NSF Early CAREER Award: Panel Discussion at 1080 Physics Research Building (Smith Seminar Room) on Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This session features Ohio State faculty who have won the NSF Early CAREER award. 

Objectives:

  1. Learn about campus/community resources and winning strategies to develop your proposal.
  2. Ask questions of your colleagues to get personalized information.
  3. Hear applicant perspectives regarding successful proposals.
  4. Learn how to access samples of winning proposals.

Register today!

Core Dossier and Vita Information for Fall 2018 Promotion and Tenure reviews

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Please notify faculty who will be reviewed in fall 2018 that basic information for promotion and tenure reviews can be found here. Also encourage them to note the FAQ here, and the section on dossier preparation materials here, which includes a core dossier outline in Word format.

For 2018, candidates have two options: use that outline to build the dossier, or use the Vita on-line system (which has been improved significantly). The college recommends starting with Vita to recover what is convenient, and then downloading the dossier from Vita as a Word document; this generates the outline structure (including the introduction page), and candidates then can edit as needed within the structure of that document. In particular, the “quality indicators” section should be modified as appropriate for the discipline, and the TIU should provide advice on what is expected.

If candidates used RIV in the past, they should already have accounts in the Vita system, and everything in RIV was transferred automatically to Vita for them; if they have never used RIV, then they may need to request generation of a Vita account by emailing Vita. The college will organize targeted ASC-specific trainings for Vita with ODEE if there is sufficient interest; please contact Tina Henkin with requests for training.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Program: Nominations Due April 9 to the College

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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 9. 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.

Limited Submission Opportunities:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is seeking applications from qualified organizations for Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) grants. These centers will conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries, violence and related disabilities that support NCIPC's priorities and mission. Internal due date is March 30, 2018. Sponsor due date is Aug. 6, 2018. More information.
 
National Institutes of Health

The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) program is designed to provide structured training programs to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields. Programmatic activities should include authentic research experiences, academic enhancements, skills development and mentoring.  Internal due date is April 19, 2018. Sponsor Due date is May 24, 2018. More information.
 
William T. Grant Foundation

The William T. Grant Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. We encourage Scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas. Internal due date is May 25, 2018. Sponsor due date is July 5, 2018. More information.

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours 

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Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation for Fourth Year Reviews on Mondays (12-2 p.m.) and Thursdays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) February 22 through April 2 (with the exception of March 12 and 15 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.

2018 College and University Deadlines

March 12: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for April 6 Board meeting

March 30: Deadline to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2018-19 

April 3:

  • Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers due to the college
  • Probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to college

April 9: Big 10 Academic Alliance Leadership Program applications due to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college
 

 

March 1, 2018

ASC Engagement Task Force and Working Groups

Following up on comments and conversation on Tuesday, Feb. 13, please send names of faculty, staff, or post-doctoral/MFA appointees who would be interested and available to serve in one of the following areas to Valarie Williams, professor and Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement, by March 9, 2018.

ASC Engagement Task Force and Working Group Areas:

  1. Engaged Scholarship and Reward and Recognition
  2. Broader Impact and Shared Infrastructure, including STEM
  3. Organizational Support/Promotion
  4. Teaching and Learning Activities, including K-12 and Recruitment
  5. Alumni and Engagement Advisory Councils/Incentive Program
  6. On campus and off campus partnerships 

 More information about each of these areas can be found online.

Vita Offline Through March 2

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The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) is working to continually improve Vita, the faculty information system where you can manage your scholarly activity. The most recent update to the system will allow faculty and staff to describe their teaching activities in more detail.

In order to implement this improvement and refresh teaching data in the system, Vita will be offline temporarily between February 28 and March 2. Vita will be available again on Saturday, March 3.

Once this planned maintenance is complete, a new interface under Supporting Data will allow you to input more information about your academic teaching assignments. You can select instructional method, academic level, percent taught, enrollment count and more. You can also include comments in a private notes field. All of these features give you more control over your data, enabling you to reflect your teaching data in a more meaningful way.

2018 Leadership Summit: March 28

A morning to inspire, engage and invigorate. Two sessions will dive into the concept of leadership, giving you the knowledge, tools and confidence to be a more effective leader.

Mark Sanborn, author of "The Fred Factor" and "The Potential Principle" will be our featured keynote. Following Mark's keynote we will have an expert panel of community leaders who will share their leadership insights. Gail Hogan, former co-anchor of NBC4, will moderate the panelists, who include: 

  • Shannon Ginther - First Lady, City of Columbus; Columbus Women's Commission Chair
  • Anil Makhija - Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
  • Angela C. Dawson - Executive Director, Ohio Commission on Minority Health

More information and registration available online.

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours 

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Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation for Fourth Year Reviews on Mondays (12-2 p.m.) and Thursdays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) February 22 through April 2 (with the exception of March 12 and 15 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.

2018 College and University Deadlines

March 1: Suggested deadline to solicit annual review letters for Discovery Themes faculty from DT focus area faculty leaders

March 12: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for April 6 Board meeting

March 30: Deadline to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2018-19 

April 3:

  • Fourth Year Review and clinical/research reappointment dossiers due to the college
  • Probationary faculty non-renewal recommendations due to college

May 14: Deadline for Board of Trustees (via OAA) to receive emeritus faculty requests and other personnel actions for June 8 Board meeting
 
May 25: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2018-19 P&T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
 
June 1: Annual activity report from chairs and directors due to divisional deans
 
July 2: Copies of annual review letters to assistant, associate and full professors due to college

Feb. 22, 2018

Call for Applications for ASC Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion

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This new, half-time position reports to the executive dean of the college and involves working closely with the college leadership team, administrative staff and academic departments and schools to promote, coordinate and advise on diversity and inclusion initiatives across the college. The faculty fellow will serve as the Chief Diversity Officer of the college and convene a new college diversity advisory committee.

It is a role that has resulted from 1) an expectation that all college offices and units will work to advance inclusive excellence; 2) a need to have a faculty expert coordinating these activities; ensuring accountability; and representing the college; and 3) an opening in the college office occasioned by the departure of Assistant Dean Patrice Dickerson for Virginia Tech.

Please read the description of this two-year position and let Faculty Affairs know if you have any questions about it. Applications are due Friday, March 2, 2018. If you wish to nominate someone, please call or write Susan Williams, and she will contact your nominee directly.

ASC Engagement Task Force and Working Groups

Following up on comments and conversation on Tuesday, Feb. 13, please send names of faculty, staff, or post-doctoral/MFA appointees who would be interested and available to serve in one of the following areas to Valarie Williams, professor and Associate Dean for Outreach and Engagement, by March 1, 2018.

ASC Engagement Task Force and Working Group Areas:

  1. Engaged Scholarship and Reward and Recognition
  2. Broader Impact and Shared Infrastructure, including STEM
  3. Organizational Support/Promotion
  4. Teaching and Learning Activities, including K-12 and Recruitment
  5. Alumni and Engagement Advisory Councils/Incentive Program
  6. On campus and off campus partnerships 

 More information about each of these areas can be found online.

Call for Applications: President's Postdoc Scholars Program

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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 will award (10) fellowships to support further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression. Postdoctoral research funding, professional development and faculty mentoring will be offered. The application deadline is March 15, 2018.

Please contact Andrea Ward Ross about college support letters and partial cost-sharing commitments. Detailed program information can be found here.

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours 

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Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation for Fourth Year Reviews on Mondays (12-2 p.m.) and Thursdays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.) February 22 through April 2 (with the exception of March 12 and 15 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.

National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities

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The NIH announces Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10:  PAR-17-074) and High-End Instrumentation Grant Program (S10:  PAR-18-598). Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers. The Ohio State Office of Research internal submission deadline is April 20, 2018, and NIH due date is may 31, 2018. Please contact Stephen Petrill, Associate Dean for Research, with questions.