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The Chair and Director Mailing is issued each Thursday morning via email. Please submit listings to Juliana Scheiderer 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 Juliana Scheiderer.


Dec. 13, 2018

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

Please share with faculty and staff

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


Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

Please share with faculty and staff

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


Request for proposals: I-Corps@Ohio

Please share with faculty and staff

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


Special Assignment and Faculty Professional Leave Application Forms

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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.


"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.


Better Science Through Better Mentoring Workshop December 13

Please share with faculty
Strong mentorship has been linked to enhanced mentee productivity, self-efficacy, career satisfaction, and is an important predictor of the academic success of scientists and engineers in training. The Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) has developed a curriculum which will be used in workshop for faculty to be held on Dec. 13, 2018. By participating in this workshop, faculty will develop and/or enhance their mentoring skills and receive resources and materials to support effective mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based development of mentoring skills as an important component of successful grant proposals. This type of preparation also is required for faculty who plan to submit nominations for the 2020 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program (see nominating faculty eligibility here). Read more here and register here.


Documenting Your Teaching for Promotion and Tenure

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


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

Please share with faculty

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


Promotion and Tenure Workshops

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


Vita workshops for ASC faculty

Please share with faculty
We are offering workshops for ASC faculty on use of the Vita dossier preparation system. Vita will be optional for promotion and tenure reviews through spring 2019. We recommend that all candidates start with the Vita system to gather publication and teaching data, and use the output in Word to generate the core dossier structure. The option to download the final core dossier as a Word file for final edits will be continued. OAA strongly recommends that all probationary faculty use core dossier format for all annual reviews to ensure that they are aware of the information that will be required for promotion reviews. The university also plans to use Vita data for other purposes (e.g., identifying research collaborations and award candidates) and encourages all faculty to develop their Vita profile.

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

Thursday 1/24, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
Wednesday 1/30, 1:30-3:30 PM: RSVP here
Friday 2/1 1:30-3:30: RSVP here
 
Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
 
For best use of the time, please plan to bring a laptop or notebook that can connect to the internet. If you haven’t yet looked at the Vita site, go to https://vita.osu.edu/#  and attempt to sign in (using the “Sign In” at the upper right, and your OSU credentials – name.# and password – then click on “Curate Elements Data”). If you can sign in and access Elements, you have an Elements account. If you can’t sign in, please email vita@osu.edu and request that they set up an account for you – this may take 1-2 days.


2018-19 College and University Deadlines


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

 

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Dec. 6, 2018

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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


Call for nominations: Alan T. Waterman Award

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

Call for nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

Please share with faculty
The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes and honors six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2018 nominations is Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. If you plan to nominate someone, please contact Jenifer Rasor

 

 


BETHA Call for Proposals

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


Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

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


Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and staff

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

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


2018 College and University Deadlines​

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


October 4, 2018


Dear ASC Chairs and Directors, 

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


Call for nominations: Staff Excellence Award

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


Vita Update

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


Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching

Please share with faculty

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

Call for proposals: Ohio State Energy Partners grants

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

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

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

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

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


Call for nominations: Alan T. Waterman Award

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

Call for nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

Please share with faculty
The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes and honors six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2018 nominations is Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. 

 


Flexible Pathways to Promotion to Full Professor panel discussion

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

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


BETHA Call for Proposals

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


Postdoctoral Funding Opportunity

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


Promotion and tenure updates

Please share with faculty and staff

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

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


2018 College and University Deadlines​

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

 

September 27, 2018


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


A Message from Interim Dean Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier

Dear ASC Chairs and Directors, 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All my best,
Jan


Limited submission opportunity: Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program

Please share with faculty

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


Funding Opportunities

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


Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty – one date remaining

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

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

Additional ASC-specific training for faculty will be provided if there is sufficient interest – contact ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu if you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled workshops.
 
For best use of the time, please plan to bring a laptop or notebook that can connect to the internet. If you haven’t yet looked at the Vita site, please go to https://vita.osu.edu/#  and attempt to sign in (use the “Sign In” at the upper right, and your OSU credentials – name.# and password, then click on “Curate Elements Data”). If you can sign in and access Elements, you have an Elements account. If you can’t access Elements, please email vita@osu.edu and request that they set up an account for you – this may take 1-2 days.


Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorships for Distinguished Teaching

Please share with faculty

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

Call for proposals: Ohio State Energy Partners grants

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

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

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

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

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


Call for nominations: Alan T. Waterman Award

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

Call for nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

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

Please share with faculty and staff

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

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

Call for proposals: Ohio State Energy Partners grants

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

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

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

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

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


Call for nominations: Alan T. Waterman Award

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

Call for nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

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The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes and honors six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and The Ohio State University. Recipients of the DSA award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. The deadline for receipt of 2018 nominations is Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 5 p.m. 


Online courses catalog updated

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


Flexible Pathways to Promotion to Full Professor panel discussion

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

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.


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.

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

Please share with faculty

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

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. 


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.

Subscribe to ​Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education

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

Please share with faculty

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

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 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

Please share with your unit

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

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 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

Please share with your faculty and staff.

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

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 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

Please share with your faculty and staff

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

Please share this information with faculty.
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

Please share with faculty
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

Please share with faculty

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

Please share with faculty

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

Please share with your faculty

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 

Please share with your faculty and staff

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

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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 

Please share with your faculty and staff

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.
 
The NIH also announces the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA: PAR-17-339), the goal of which is to invest in educational activities that complement or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. SEPA encourages interactive partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and P-12 pre-service and in-service teachers, schools and other interested organizations. The Ohio State Office of Research internal submission deadline is April 27, 2018, and NIH due date is July 9, 2018. Please contact Stephen Petrill, Associate Dean for Research, with questions.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

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Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Applicants interested in research projects that require digital expression and digital publication are encouraged to apply for NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication. Applications are due by April 11, 2018. Applicants may compete concurrently in other NEH programs including the Public Scholar Program and Summer Stipends. Faculty interested in applying for NEH Fellowships are encouraged to contact ASC grants development specialist Kristina Ward who is available to review narratives and provide general assistance.

Faculty are invited to attend the University of Dayton’s NEH Regional Application Writing Workshop on March 15, 2018, in Kennedy Union Ballroom at the University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469. Dr. Geoff Burrows, Program Officer from NEH, will offer an overview of NEH funding, insights into review panels, and guidance for preparing successful proposals. Register for the workshop here. Dr. Burrows will also be available to meet with interested scholars in pre-arranged, 20-minute appointments on both March 14 and 15. Faculty are encouraged to schedule one-on-one sessions until the deadline of March 1 — sign up for one-on-one sessions here. For any questions about appointments, please email Jennifer Speed at the University of Dayton (CASgrants@udayton.edu).

 

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. 15, 2018

Discovery Themes Faculty Annual Review Process

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The Discovery Themes faculty hiring process includes a requirement for obtaining feedback from the Discovery Themes faculty focus area leader. An Annual Review Process for Discovery Themes Faculty document is available.

Call for Proposals: Thomas Jefferson Fund

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This program, launched by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation, aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research projects. Each selected French-American project will receive up to $20,000 over a period of two years.

Applications are accepted in the three following fields: Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Science for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-HSSprojects). In support of the Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Thomas Jefferson Fund is offering additional grants this year for research projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability and Energy Transition.

Applications are due March 12, 2018 at 12 p.m.

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 at henkin.3@osu.edu.

National Institutes of Health Funding Opportunities

Please share with your faculty and staff

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, (petrill.2@osu.edu) with questions.
 
The NIH also announces the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA: PAR-17-339), the goal of which is to invest in educational activities that complement or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. SEPA encourages interactive partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and P-12 pre-service and in-service teachers, schools and other interested organizations. The Ohio State Office of Research internal submission deadline is April 27, 2018, and NIH due date is July 9, 2018. Please contact Stephen Petrill, Associate Dean for Research, (petrill.2@osu.edu) with questions.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

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Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Applicants interested in research projects that require digital expression and digital publication are encouraged to apply for NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication. Applications are due by April 11, 2018. Applicants may compete concurrently in other NEH programs including the Public Scholar Program and Summer Stipends. Faculty interested in applying for NEH Fellowships are encouraged to contact ASC grants development specialist Kristina Ward who is available to review narratives and provide general assistance.

Faculty are invited to attend the University of Dayton’s NEH Regional Application Writing Workshop on March 15, 2018, in Kennedy Union Ballroom at the University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469. Dr. Geoff Burrows, Program Officer from NEH, will offer an overview of NEH funding, insights into review panels, and guidance for preparing successful proposals. Register for the workshop here. Dr. Burrows will also be available to meet with interested scholars in pre-arranged, 20-minute appointments on both March 14 and 15. Faculty are encouraged to schedule one-on-one sessions until the deadline of March 1 — sign up for one-on-one sessions here. For any questions about appointments, please email Jennifer Speed at the University of Dayton (CASgrants@udayton.edu).

Data Privacy Month

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February is Data Privacy Month, and throughout the month, ASCTech will be releasing videos about online security. Featuring Ohio State's Chief Information Security Officer Helen Patton, these videos were produced in collaboration with the OCIO and the Fishbowl Improv student group. Please consider sharing them with your instructors to share with their students.

2018 College and University Deadlines

Feb. 16:

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. 8, 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.

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 henkin.3@osu.edu.

ASC Match 50 Mentor Program – Call for Alumni Nominations

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In partnership with the college Alumni Relations team, ASC’s Center for Career & Professional Success (Center) is undertaking a new initiative to connect ASC students and alumni in a meaningful way. Known as the ASC Match 50 Mentor Program, this formalized relationship allows students to gain valuable career and professional development insights from outstanding alumni in our ASC community. This program is currently being piloted with the College’s Alumni Society Board but the full roll-out of the program is intended to launch this fall.  
 
The Center is writing all Chairs and Directors to elicit nominations of ASC alumni who would be dynamic mentors. We recognize that many of your alumni may be looking to deepen their involvement with the college and would like to give their expertise to students who are anywhere between the discovery to search phase of their professional journey.
 
Nominations may be sent to Senior Director, Brian Guerrero at guerrero.75@osu.edu. Nominations may be accepted until Friday, March 30.

Guidelines Released: Individual Investigator Use of Controlled Substances in Non-Therapeutic Research

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The college has released guidelines related to research involving pharmaceutical- and non-pharmaceutical grade controlled substances. These guidelines are in response to University policy and describe: 

  1. How principal investigators should report research involving controlled substances to their unit heads and the college research office.
  2. Expectations for how unit heads and the college research office should communicate with one another in order to identify persons who are conducting research involving controlled substances.
  3. The annual audit process; including content, timing, and persons involved.
  4. Expectations for the timing and reporting of the disposal of expired controlled substances.

Please encourage those who are conducting or plan to conduct research involving controlled substances to review these guidelines carefully.  Please contact Dr. Stephen Petrill, Associate Dean for Research, at petrill.2@osu.edu with any questions.

Forty Under 40 Award Nominations

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Nominations are open for the annual 2018 Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40 Award for young professionals who are shaping our community’s future. Nominations should be submitted directly to CBF. The deadline is February 23, 2018.

Exclusion of Service Time for Probationary Faculty

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Probationary faculty scheduled for a mandatory tenure review in fall of 2018 who wish to request an exclusion of service time (extension of the clock) must do so by April 1. If the request is for a reason other than childbirth or adoption, the faculty member must fill out OAA Form 112. The request must be be approved at the departmental (TIU head in consultation with the P&T committee) and college levels (divisional dean and regional dean if applicable) prior to submission to OAA. If the request is due to child birth or adoption, the faculty member must fill out OAA form 111. This form is used to notify OAA that the faculty member wishes to take this exclusion and should be signed by the TIU head and the divisional dean to indicate that they are aware of the request. 
 
A request for exclusion of time for birth or adoption of a child is automatically granted as long as it filed within a year of the childbirth/adoption and no later than April 1st of the year of the mandatory review. The relevant section of faculty rules is in section 3335-6-03 paragraph D.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

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Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Applicants interested in research projects that require digital expression and digital publication are encouraged to apply for NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication. Applications are due by April 11, 2018. Applicants may compete concurrently in other NEH programs including the Public Scholar Program and Summer Stipends. Faculty interested in applying for NEH Fellowships are encouraged to contact ASC grants development specialist Kristina Ward who is available to review narratives and provide general assistance.

Sports and Society Call for Research Proposals

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The Sports and Society Initiative at Ohio State is excited to announce its first awards to support research into better understanding of the role of amateur and professional sports in the economy and society at large. Faculty and graduate students may submit proposals to support research in progress, to begin new research, and/or to collect data for research projects. Up to $1,500 will be provided in a maximum of five awards. Winners will be selected based on originality and quality of research idea, potential to add to the academic literature, and stated opportunities and desire to present research at conferences or for publication. Winners will be expected to present on their papers at a future SSI symposium. Materials should be submitted by Feb. 28. For more information and to submit materials, contact Miroslava Marshall.

2018 College and University Deadlines

Feb. 16:


Feb. 1, 2018

Call for Faculty to Present to Alumni and Donors

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Arts and Sciences Advancement is creating a list of faculty who are willing to present and speak to alumni and donors across the country. If you, or one of your faculty members, have a research topic or presentation that might be interesting to this audience, please email Annie Gordon, Sr. Director of Alumni Relations at gordon.421@osu.edu with your name, department and possible presentation topic.

Pelotonia Fellowship and Research Opportunities

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The Pelotonia Fellowship Program trains promising and accomplished undergraduate, graduate, medical and postdoctoral students from any discipline at Ohio State who have the potential to become independent cancer researchers. Pelotonia Idea Grants provide funding for innovative research in the areas of cancer prevention, screening, etiology and treatment. Please contact Marie Gibbons, Pelotonia Fellowship Manager at Marie.Gibbons@osumc.edu or (614) 685-1960 for more information.

Nominate a Student for Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships

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These highly prestigious national fellowships fund two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom. Eligible students are current juniors, graduating seniors, or recent graduates with exceptional academic records, extensive leadership experience, and a demonstrated commitment to public service. 
 
The Undergraduate Fellowship office is holding information sessions for students interested in applying for these awards, which each require official nomination by Ohio State. 

Thursday, Feb. 1 from 3-4 p.m. in 102 Kuhn Honors and Scholars Center
Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 5:00-6:00pm in 102 Kuhn Honors and Scholars Center

Please forward any names of outstanding students to fellowships@osu.edu. The faculty selection committee will nominate the most competitive applicants to represent the university on the national level. Please contact the Undergraduate Fellowship Office at fellowships@osu.edu with any questions.

2018 College and University Deadlines

Feb. 1:

Feb. 5: FPL applications and teaching assignment inventories due to the college

Feb. 16:


Jan. 25, 2018

Arts and Sciences Connect: Inaugural Issue

I am excited to share our first issue of ASC Connect, a new advancement e-newsletter for our alumni and donors, that includes spotlights on alumni, donors and volunteers; fundraising updates; and ways to stay involved with the college. You can view the first issue online here

Please contact Jen Farmer if you have any alumni/giving departmental news you would like to share in an upcoming publication.

Apply for University Engagement Recognition Awards

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On behalf of the university, the Offices of Outreach and Engagement, International Affairs, Service-Learning, Student Life and Undergraduate Education recognize faculty, staff, students and community partners with the University Engagement Recognition Awards program. Awards will be given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, staff, student, student group and community partner categories. A total of $17,500 will be awarded. Applications are due Feb. 28.
 
To submit an application: http://go.osu.edu/engagementawards
Contact: engage@osu.edu 

Out of the Classroom, Into the World: A Seminar for Education Abroad Course Leadership

The Ohio State University Education Abroad Liaisons will be holding their inaugural seminar to further teaching and learning on education abroad programs, Thursday, Feb. 15, 8-11:45 a.m., Mason Hall Rotunda.

Purpose
To provide a forum for those who lead education abroad programs to learn best practices and practical skills related to leading the academic content of a program. Others who may benefit from this content are encouraged to attend; this could include advisors, administrators, OIA personnel, future education abroad instructors, etc. 
 
This will be a free event with a light breakfast provided. Registration is limited to 100 people and is available here.

2018 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program

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The new 2018 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program is now open. This is prestigious fellowship program sponsored by the Office of the President. The program aims to aid in the recruitment and retention of postdoctoral scholars who have promising futures as leaders in their fields. Multiple awards (which include salary support, benefits and funds for research-related travel) will be made to support further scholarly training of PhDs and terminal degree holders who wish to pursue careers in research and creative expression. Tenured faculty are invited to submit nominations.

More info: Here
Contact: Marcela Hernandez

2018 College and University Deadlines

Feb. 1:

Feb. 5: FPL applications and teaching assignment inventories due to the college

Feb. 16:


Jan. 18, 2018

Arts and Sciences Service-Learning Course Grant Application: Due Feb. 5, 2018

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The Arts and Sciences (ASC) Service-Learning Course Grant encourages and supports the work needed to develop and sustain new service-learning courses that will become a regular part of each department's offerings on the Columbus campus. To apply for an ASC grant, faculty must complete an ASC Service-Learning Grant Application and submit it via e-mail together with all the required supplementary materials as a single PDF document to Linda Hood. The deadline is Feb. 5, 2018.

Faculty whose courses are selected will each receive either (a) a one-course release from teaching or (b) a summer stipend, to more fully develop the course to the point where it can be submitted for inclusion in the course catalog. If the course-release option is selected, the recipients’ TIUs will be compensated at the lecturer rate during this period to offset the cost of the course release. Once a selected service-learning course is fully developed and offered for the first time, the proposer/instructor will also receive a one-time stipend of $2,000.

For questions, contact Steve Fink.

Promotion and Tenure Workshop

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Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshop will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. The workshop for assistant professors has passed, but, for current associate professors, the workshop will be Monday, Jan. 22, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in 035 Psychology Building. This event 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. 

Information Session: Tillman Military Scholars Program

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The Pat Tillman Foundation offers the Tillman Military Scholars program, which awards scholarships that apply towards undergraduate or graduate/professional school expenses, and are renewable. In many cases, they may pay all tuition, fees, living stipends, and expenses — even for graduate, doctorate, medical, law, and other professional degrees. These scholarships are open to all military members, veterans (honorably discharged), and their spouses. 
 
Please join the Office of Military and Veteran’s Services and the Undergraduate Fellowship Office for an information session that will discuss the program, how to apply, and how they can help make an application competitive. We will hold this information session on Friday, January 19th at 12:30 p.m. in Room 281 of the Student Academic Services Building, 281 West Lane Ave.
 
Currently, Ohio State has three Tillman Scholars on campus: Amy RiedelGretchen Klingler, and Mike Nelson — all will be available during the information session to share their insights.

Senior Vice President of Research Listening Session, New Location

As the university continues its search for the new senior vice president of research, there is a listening session scheduled Monday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. to noon, Ross Auditorium inside the Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., to collect feedback and perspectives from faculty and staff. Input gathered from the sessions will be reviewed by the search advisory committee to shape the profile of the next research leader.

Discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the next senior vice president of research, along with the experience and other qualifications that would best prepare someone for leadership at Ohio State. Please visit the Office of Academic Affairs website for additional information about the search process.

2018 College and University Deadlines

Jan. 22: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current associate professors

Feb. 1:

Feb. 5: FPL applications and teaching assignment inventories due to the college

Feb. 16:


Jan. 11, 2018

College Office Executive Support Updates

Linda Keith, Executive Assistant to David Manderscheid, will be retiring at the end of January ­— thank you, Linda, for your years of service to Ohio State and the College of Arts and Sciences.
 
Heather Core will be joining the college on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from the Wexner Medical Center’s James Cancer Hospital as David’s executive assistant and will also serve as the administrative supervisor for the college office, reporting to Kim Kinsel, Chief Administrative Officer.
Caitlin Brendel, also from the James Cancer Hospital, will be starting today, Thursday, Jan. 11, supporting Peter Hahn, Divisional Dean Arts & Humanities, Outreach & Engagement.
 
Please join us in welcoming them to the college.

Senior Vice President of Research Listening Session

As the university continues its search for the new senior vice president of research, there is a listening session scheduled Monday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. to noon, E100 Scott Lab, to collect feedback and perspectives from faculty and staff. Input gathered from the sessions will be reviewed by the search advisory committee to shape the profile of the next research leader.

Discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the next senior vice president of research, along with the experience and other qualifications that would best prepare someone for leadership at Ohio State. Please visit the Office of Academic Affairs website for additional information about the search process.

Volunteers Needed: Health and Wellness Focus Group

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The University Chief Wellness Officer and Dean of Nursing, Bernadette Melnyk, is looking for willing faculty and staff volunteers to brainstorm ASC Health and Wellness tactics. Currently, this is a one-time meeting commitment. Chairs and Directors are asked to identify faculty and staff in their units who would be willing to attend this brainstorming session, which will be held early in the new year. Please send names to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu by Jan. 12. 

Promotion and Tenure Workshops

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Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshop will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be Monday, Jan. 22, 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. 

NIH New Clinical Trial Guidelines

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As of Jan. 1, 2018, NIH has expanded the definition of a clinical trial and has produced decision trees, training materials and case study information to help PIs make a determination. The most recent correspondence from NIH on these changes can be found here. One important change is that all investigators involved in clinical trials research must now be trained in Good Clinical Practice in order to receive new or continuing NIH funding. The Ohio State Office of Responsible Research Practices now offers this training. PIs are encouraged to complete CITI training, review NIH guidance carefully, and talk with their NIH program officers.

Foundations of Teaching at Ohio State Online Program

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The Foundations of Teaching program, developed by the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching in conjunction with ODEE, University Libraries, and the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, has made its online teaching enhancement program available to all faculty. This program includes modules on a variety of topics, including course design, assessment, grading, effective teaching strategies, and teaching with technology. Faculty can register here and choose individual modules that interest them. Questions should be addressed to the University Institute for Teaching and Learning at uitl@osu.edu.

2018 College and University Deadlines

Jan. 12:

Jan. 17: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current assistant professors

Jan. 22: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current associate professors

Feb. 1:

Feb. 5: FPL applications and teaching assignment inventories due to the college

Feb. 16:


Jan. 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Researchers in the Humanities and Arts: Call for Preliminary Proposals from Departments and Centers

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The Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme program has allocated funds to support up to four postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and arts in 2018-19 and 2019-20. This program builds on the Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative in the humanities supported at Ohio State by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the Discovery Themes from 2016-2018 as well as the postdoctoral positions supported by the Transnational Black Citizenship pilot project and the Center for Ethics and Human Values.

Please submit preliminary proposals to Professor Wendy S. Hesford, Discovery Theme faculty director, at hesford.1@osu.edu by January 22, 2018. Preliminary proposals may be attached as a Word or PDF document, or inserted directly into the body of an email.
Learn more about this opportunity >

Digital Flagship Educators Cohort: Apply Now

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Digital Flagship, in collaboration with the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, is pleased to announce the Digital Flagship Educators cohort, a new opportunity for instructors and graduate students teaching general education courses to enrich their lessons with technology.

In autumn 2018, all incoming first-year students will receive an iPad Pro package as part of the Digital Flagship initiative. The Digital Flagship Educators cohort (launching this May), in concert with the registrar, will partner with instructors to maximize the usefulness of this investment in student success by developing ‘iPad Required’ sections of their 1000- or 2000-level general education courses or specialized departmental equivalents for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Application submission is open now through Feb. 15.

Volunteers Needed: Health and Wellness Focus Group

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The University Chief Wellness Officer and Dean of Nursing, Bernadette Melnyk, is looking for willing faculty and staff volunteers to brainstorm ASC Health and Wellness tactics. Currently, this is a one-time meeting commitment. Chairs and Directors are asked to identify faculty and staff in their units who would be willing to attend this brainstorming session, which will be held early in the new year. Please send names to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu by January 12. 

Research Opportunity for Graduate Students

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Ohio Sea Grant is accepting applications for 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, a federal program sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. The Knauss program offers a unique fellowship experience to graduate students interested in marine, ocean and Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting them. All application materials must be received by Feb. 23, 2018. 

Please contact Ohio Sea Grant Assistant Director of Administration and Research Dr. Kristen Fussell (fussell.10@osu.edu) and visit the Ohio Sea Grant website for more information about the application process.

College of Arts and Sciences Education Abroad Scholarships

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. The scholarship application includes the Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships targeting students who demonstrate financial need via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The spring deadline supports students participating in SU 2018 programs (including May session), AU 2018 programs, as well as programs taking place over the full 2018-2019 academic year. For a description of all scholarships included in this online application, eligibility requirements and the application click hereThe application deadline is Jan. 15. Contact: Ann Rottersman, director of student programs, at Rottersman.1@osu.edu.

Special Assignment and Faculty Professional Leave Application Forms

Updated forms and submission guidelines for faculty interested in applying for special assignments (SAs) or faculty professional leaves (FPLs) in 2018-19 have been posted on the ASC intranet. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 19, 2018.

Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 5, 2018, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details. Questions should be directed to Susan Williams.

2018 College and University Deadlines

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 

Jan. 17: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current assistant professors

Jan. 19: Special Assignments (SAs) and Faculty Professional Leave (FPLs) applications due

Jan. 22: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current associate professors

Feb. 1: Distinguished University Professor (University), nominations due

Feb. 1: ASC Distinguished Professorships, nominations due

Feb. 1: Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty, nominations due  

Feb. 1: ASC Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award, nominations due 

Feb. 1: Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award, nominations due 

Feb. 1: ASC Honors Faculty Service Award, nominations due

Feb. 1: Virginia Hull Research Award for Women Faculty (A&H), nominations due

Feb. 1: Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring (A&H), nominations due

Feb. 1: Paul W. Brown Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in the Departments of English and History (A&H), nominations due

Feb. 1: Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Award (SBS), nominations due

Feb. 16: University Engagement Awards, nominations due

Feb. 16: Distinguished Service Award (University), nominations due 

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Dec. 14, 2017

Promotion and Tenure Workshops

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Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshop will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2:30-4:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be Monday, Jan. 22, 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

Special Assignment and Faculty Professional Leave Application Forms

Updated forms and submission guidelines for faculty interested in applying for special assignments (SAs) or faculty professional leaves (FPLs) in 2018-19 have been posted on the ASC intranet. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 19, 2018.
 
Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 5, 2018, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details. Questions should be directed to Susan Williams.

Vita Update 

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Major updates have been introduced into the Vita promotion dossier preparation system, most of which are focused on ensuring that data entered into the Elements data entry component are accurately transferred into the Vita dossier preparation component. The major focus of the current update has been on publication entries; additional work on teaching data will take place in January.

Because of the issues with the system, OAA has decided that all faculty candidates for promotion and tenure reviews (including fourth year reviews) in the 2018-2019 academic year will have the option of using either Vita or a Word document prepared using the OAA dossier outline (found on the ASC APT intranet https://intranet.asc.ohio-state.edu/apt under Dossier Preparation Materials). This was already announced for the 2017-2018 academic year, including spring 2018 fourth year reviews. The recommended path for faculty candidates is to begin with Vita, capture data there, then download the dossier in Word format and edit that document to generate the final dossier; this provides the required core dossier outline format. Working directly with the OAA dossier outline Word file is also acceptable.

Note that a new section on “Completion of teaching development programs” is required in the core dossier beginning in the 2018-2019 review year.

Questions (including requests for Vita training workshops) should go to Tina Henkin henkin.3@osu.edu.

Out of the Classroom, Into the World: A Seminar for Education Abroad Course Leadership

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In response to resident directors seeking a forum to share best practices, the College OIA Liaisons Committee will be holding an inaugural seminar to promote discussion on teaching in education abroad programs, Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8-11:45 a.m. in the Mason Hall Rotunda. This seminar will allow participants to gain insights on various ways to deliver curricular content when leading an education abroad program and learn more from your peers about what works abroad or how they designed their courses.

This will be a free event with registration opening January 15. Others who may benefit from this content are encouraged to attend; this could include advisors, administrators, OIA personnel, Graduate Teaching Associates, etc. Please contact Garett Heysel with questions.

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 

Jan. 17: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current assistant professors

Jan. 19: Special Assignments (SAs) and Faculty Professional Leave (FPLs) applications due

Jan. 22: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current associate professors

Feb. 16: Distinguished Service Award (University), nominations due 


Dec. 7, 2017

New Executive Director of Foundation Relations

Leanda Rix, who has been the college’s liaison to the university’s Office of Foundation Relations, has been promoted to Executive Director of Foundation Relations effective immediately. In her new role, she will lead a team of six in providing fundraising expertise and assistance to the colleges in developing and nurturing foundation relationships, including fellowships. Rix brings a wealth of fundraising and grant writing experience to the position, having previously also worked as director of development for Ohio State’s College of Public Health and as Director of Grants and Special Projects for the Georgia Historical Society. The Office of Foundation Relations is currently searching for a new director who will be the primary liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences; if you know of appropriate applicants for this position, please let them know about the opportunity.

Distinguished Staff Awards

The Distinguished Staff Awards recognize and celebrate staff who have made an impact at The Ohio State University. It is the highest honor bestowed upon Ohio State staff members. Each recipient receives a $1,500 cash award, an increase of $700 to his or her base salary and a commemorative trophy. Additionally, the recipients are honored at a spring luncheon and recognized on the field during an Ohio State football game. The nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 12, at 5 p.m.

Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards

The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates diversity efforts at Ohio State and rewards individuals and groups for their commitment to diversity. Each recipient receives a commemorative certificate and $1,200 cash award, along with being honored during a spring event and recognized on the field during an Ohio State football game. Award nominees may include campus organizations, academic units or teams, students, alumni, faculty or staff who have implemented policies, procedures or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of any diversity qualities. The nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 12, at 5 p.m.

Volunteers Needed: Health and Wellness Focus Group

The University Chief Wellness Officer and Dean of Nursing, Bernadette Melnyk, is looking for willing faculty and staff volunteers to brainstorm ASC Health and Wellness tactics. Currently, this is a one-time meeting commitment. Chairs and Directors are asked to identify faculty and staff in their units who would be willing to attend this brainstorming session, which will be held early in the new year. Please send names to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu by December 30, 2017. 

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 

Jan. 17: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current assistant professors

Jan. 19: Special Assignments (SAs) and Faculty Professional Leave (FPLs) applications due

Jan. 22: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current associate professors

Feb. 16: Distinguished Service Award (University), nominations due


Nov. 30, 2017

Arts and Sciences Service-Learning Course Grant Application: Due Feb. 5

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The Arts and Sciences (ASC) Service-Learning Course Grant encourages and supports the work needed to develop and sustain new service-learning courses that will become a regular part of each department's offerings on the Columbus campus. To apply for an ASC grant, faculty must complete an ASC Service-Learning Grant Application and submit it via e-mail together with all the required supplementary materials as a single PDF document to Linda Hood. The deadline is Feb. 5, 2018.

Faculty whose courses are selected will each receive either (a) a one-course release from teaching or (b) a summer stipend, to more fully develop the course to the point where it can be submitted for inclusion in the course catalog. If the course-release option is selected, the recipients’ TIUs will be compensated at the lecturer rate during this period to offset the cost of the course release. Once a selected service-learning course is fully developed and offered for the first time, the proposer/instructor will also receive a one-time stipend of $2,000.

For questions, contact Steve Fink.

Promotion and Tenure Workshops

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Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshop will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be Monday, Jan. 22, 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

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Dec. 1: Distinguished University Professor, nominations due to college  

Dec. 4: Innovator of the Year Award (University), nominations due

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 

Jan. 17: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current assistant professors

Jan. 19: Special Assignments (SAs) and Faculty Professional Leave (FPLs) applications due

Jan. 22: Promotion and Tenure Workshop for current associate professors

Feb. 16: Distinguished Service Award (University), nominations due 


Nov. 16, 2017

RSVP for GE Feedback Session: Nov. 21 at the Faculty Club

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The open session for Arts and Sciences faculty and staff to provide feedback to the General Education (GE) revision draft will take place at the Faculty Club, Grand Lounge, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP.

Carole Anderson Faculty Fellow Position: Applications Due Nov. 28

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The Office of Academic Affairs is opening a call for applications and/or nominations for the internal search for the Carole Anderson Faculty Fellow position working with Vice Provost Kay Wolf. This one-year, 40 percent appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2018. The position is open to clinical- and tenure-track associate professors and professors.

The fellow will assist the vice provost for academic policy and faculty resources on projects of faculty retention, turnover and work to establish current and best practices across the university.

Please submit a letter of intent, CV and a letter of recommendation from the unit head to Bobbie Houser, human resources manager by Nov. 28.

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Dec. 1: Distinguished University Professor, nominations due to college  

Dec. 4: Innovator of the Year Award (University), nominations due

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 

Jan. 19: Special Assignments (SAs) and Faculty Professional Leave (FPLs) applications due

Feb. 16: Distinguished Service Award (University), nominations due 


Nov. 9, 2017

SAVE THE DATE:
ASC Faculty/Staff Session for GE Feedback — Nov. 21

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The Office of Academic Affairs is hosting an open session for Arts and Sciences faculty and staff  to elicit feedback to the General Education (GE) revision draft on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location to be announced soon. 

Members from the GE Review Committee and Lawrence Krissek (Earth Sciences) and Catherine Montalto (Human Sciences), co-chairs of the review committee, will be on hand. After the committee receives university faculty and staff input, they will reconvene and make any revisions it deems appropriate. The Final Report will be completed by Dec. 31, 2017.
  
The draft documents from the General Education Review and Coordinating Committee were recently released to the university community for discussion/input. These documents contain goals and learning outcomes for the educated global citizen (revised/updated version of an existing document); the proposed GE structure that has three main components currently labelled: Foundations, Themes, Bookends as well as a draft document that describes the themes in more detail and one that elaborates on the bookends concept.   

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 2018-19 have been posted on the ASC intranet. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 19, 2018.
 
Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 5, 2018, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details. Questions should be directed to Susan Williams.

Search Committee Diversity Training: RSVP Nov. 9

The Search Committee Diversity Training to be held Thursday, Nov. 16, 12:30-2 p.m., will be an opportunity to discuss best practices with previous search committee chairs who can provide valuable insights. All search committee chairs are expected to attend a training session. The OAA goal is for at least half of the search committee members to also attend. RSVP to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu by Nov. 9.

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Dec. 1: Distinguished University Professor, nomination due to college for university award 

Dec. 4: Innovator of the Year Award (University), nominations due

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 

Jan. 19: Special Assignments (SAs) and Faculty Professional Leave (FPLs) applications due

Feb. 16: Distinguished Service Award (University), nominations due 


Nov. 2, 2017

Arts and Sciences Service-Learning Course Grant Application: Due Feb. 5

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The Arts and Sciences (ASC) Service Learning Course Grant encourages and supports the work needed to develop and sustain new service-learning courses that will become a regular part of each department's offerings on the Columbus campus. To apply for an ASC grant, faculty must complete an ASC Service-Learning Grant Application and submit it via e-mail together with all the required supplementary materials as a single PDF document to Linda Hood. The deadline is Feb. 5, 2018.

Faculty whose courses are selected will each receive either (a) a one-course release from teaching or (b) a summer stipend, to more fully develop the course to the point where it can be submitted for inclusion in the course catalog. If the course-release option is selected, the recipients’ TIUs will be compensated at the lecturer rate during this period to offset the cost of the course release. Once a selected service-learning course is fully developed and offered for the first time, the proposer/instructor will also receive a one-time stipend of $2,000.

For questions, contact Steve Fink.

Research Opportunities

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The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines.

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Dec. 1: Distinguished University Professor, nomination due to college for university award 

Dec. 4: Innovator of the Year Award (University), nominations due

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 


Oct. 26, 2017

Education Abroad Fair: November 2

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The Arts and Sciences Education Abroad fair is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2, 6-7:30 p.m. in Great Hall Meeting room of the Ohio Union. This is one of the most effective ways to recruit students to your individual program, so your participation is critical. 

Students will have the opportunity to meet residential directors and other representation from respective education abroad programs. Students will be able to learn about the programs, understand funding, and much more.

Research Opportunities

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The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines.

Nominations for Distinguished University Professors

Nominations for the 2018 Distinguished University Professor are due to divisional deans’ assistants no later than Dec. 1. Departments should submit a letter of nomination and a current CV of the nominee. The divisional deans will determine which nominees should be put forward for the university competition (up to two per division) and will work with nominators to seek external letters of evaluation and to provide additional documentation of accomplishments, as required for the university competition.

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college

Nov. 1: President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service (University), nominations due

Dec. 1: Distinguished University Professor, nomination due to college for university award 

Dec. 4: Innovator of the Year Award (University), nominations due

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due


Oct. 19, 2017

Important Changes Coming for NIH Research Involving Human Participants

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Beginning January 2018, faculty who plan to apply to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for human subjects research may experience changes in the application process. NIH has expanded the definition of a clinical trial; and has produced decision trees, training materials and case study information to help PIs make a determination. The Office of Responsible Research Practices also offers a CITI course in Good Clinical Practice, which is a requirement with this new policy. PIs are encouraged to complete CITI training, review NIH guidance carefully, and talk with their NIH program officers. Associate Dean Steve Petrill is also available as a resource.

Research Opportunities

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The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines.

Nominations for Distinguished University Professors

Nominations for the 2018 Distinguished University Professor are due to divisional deans’ assistants no later than Dec. 1. Departments should submit a letter of nomination and a current CV of the nominee. The divisional deans will determine which nominees should be put forward for the university competition (up to two per division) and will work with nominators to seek external letters of evaluation and to provide additional documentation of accomplishments, as required for the university competition. The deadline for submission to OAA is Feb. 1, 2018.

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Oct. 20: Distinguished Service Award (University) nominations due

Oct. 23: Due date for advertisements for FY 2018 faculty positions to be submitted to HR

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college

Nov. 1: President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service (University), nominations due

Dec. 1: Distinguished University Professor, nomination due to college for university award 

Dec. 4: Innovator of the Year Award (University), nominations due

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 


Oct. 12, 2017

Important Changes Coming for NIH Research Involving Human Participants

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Beginning January 2018, faculty who plan to apply to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for human subjects research may experience changes in the application process. NIH has expanded the definition of a clinical trial; and has produced decision trees, training materials and case study information to help PIs make a determination. The Office of Responsible Research Practices also offers a CITI course in Good Clinical Practice, which is a requirement with this new policy. PIs are encouraged to complete CITI training, review NIH guidance carefully, and talk with their NIH program officers. Associate Dean Steve Petrill is also available as a resource.

China Gateway Faculty Travel Grant Opportunity

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The China Gateway Faculty Travel Grant encourages faculty to explore potential programs or partnerships in China. This grant funds trips to explore study abroad programs, educational partnerships, research partnerships and organize international workshops and conferences in the specific fields of health, engineering, business and education. Other fields are also acceptable if they are related to a discovery theme.

Applicants must be an individual or a team led by a current full-time or part-time Ohio State faculty member, staff member of lecturer. Grants are intended for new programs and initiatives.
Up to 10 travel grants of $1,000 each will be awarded in FY 2018.

Eligible applicants are invited to submit a pre-proposal and travel plan along with a cover page, to china.gateway@osu.edu by Nov 1, 2017. Contact Keira Williams, Global Gateways academic program manager, for more details.

Research Opportunities

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The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines.

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Distinguished Scholar Award (University), nominations due

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 20: Distinguished Service Award (University)nominations due

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college

Nov. 1: President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service (University), nominations due

Dec. 3: Distinguished University Professor, nomination due to college for university award 

Dec. 4: Innovator of the Year Award (University), nominations due

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 


Oct. 5, 2017

Luce/ACLS Fellowship Connecting Scholarship and Media: Deadline 10/25

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The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs is now accepting applications for the Luce/ACLS fellowship for scholars, to support scholars in all fields of the humanities and social sciences pursuing research on global religions and developing connections between their scholarship and the media. ACLS will award up to six fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year, each carrying a stipend of $55,000, plus $3,000 for research costs and related scholarly activities, and sponsored attendance at workshops and events that explore relationships between journalism and humanities research.

Fellows may spend the fellowship year at their home institutions or at any location suitable for their research. Additional funding of up to $10,000 is available for fellows who elect to take up residency during the fellowship at one of the program’s three partner universities in 2018-19: Arizona State University, Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

The deadline for applications is Oct. 25, 2017, 9 p.m. ET. Questions may be directed to fellowships@acls.org

Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program

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The Office of Research is accepting internal applications through Oct.12 for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows 2018 competition. The limited submission announcement with application portal is available here. Ohio State may nominate one senior and one junior scholar to submit proposals to the Carnegie Corporation for the Nov. 17 deadline. A junior scholar is defined as a scholar who received his/her PhD 10 years ago or less—that is, between 2007 and 2017. A senior scholar is a scholar more than ten years out from his/her PhD. 
 
The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program provides fellowships to talented individuals whose vibrant, creative research addresses threats to our democracy, as well as to the international order. They seek recommendations of extraordinary senior or junior scholars, journalists and public intellectuals pursuing research on some of the most pressing political, economic, technological, and sociological challenges, as well as cultural transitions, facing us at home and abroad. Broad topics for 2018 are:

  • Strengthening U.S. democracy and exploring new narratives
  • Technology and cultural creativity-potential and perils
  • Global connections and global ruptures
  • Environments, natural and human

Kristina Ward is available to answer questions related to the program and assist with preparation of the internal application.

Workshop: Creating a More Inclusive Environment for Underrepresented Groups Through Allyship

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A workshop will be held on Monday, Oct. 16, 3-4 p.m. in 035 Psychology Building to outline how professors can act as allies and help create a more welcoming college atmosphere for underrepresented students. Presenters will discuss new research demonstrating the importance of allyship, how allyship can be effectively conveyed and plans for a new training to help professors become better allies for women, underrepresented minorities and first-generation students. ​RSVP for workshop is requested. Contact Brian Orefice.

2017-18 University and ASC Faculty Awards Deadline

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The University and College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards Deadlines document on the Resources for Chairs and Directors webpage has been updated with new information. Please consider nominating your faculty and staff for these awards.

2017-18 College and University Deadlines

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Distinguished Scholar Award (University), nominations due

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 20: Distinguished Service Award (University)nominations due

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college

Nov. 1: President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service (University), nominations due

Dec. 3: Distinguished University Professor, nomination due to college for university award 

Dec. 4: Innovator of the Year Award (University), nominations due

Dec. 19: Outstanding First Year Advocate Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award (University), nominations due

Jan. 12: Distinguished Staff Award (University), nominations due 


Sept. 28, 2017

Changes Coming for NIH Definition of a Clinical Trial

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Faculty who plan to apply to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for human subjects research may experience changes in the application process. Studies involving human subjects that were not considered clinical trials in the past may now be classified as clinical trials. This reclassification will be in effect for proposals going in beginning with the January 2018 deadlines. Changes could include changing the RFA to which you apply, enhanced training requirements and enhanced reporting requirements. 

Investigators should start assessing how this may impact their upcoming NIH submissions. NIH has produced decision trees, training materials and case study information to help PIs make a determination. Those materials can be found online. PIs are also encouraged to talk with their NIH program officers if they need assistance. The Office of Responsible Research Practices also offers a CITI course in Good Clinical Practice, which is a requirement with this new policy.  Associate Dean Steve Petrill is also available as a resource.

Workshop: Creating a More Inclusive Environment for Underrepresented Groups Through Allyship

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Despite efforts to recruit and retain more women, underrepresented minorities and first-generation students into academia, stark disparities remain. A workshop will be held on Monday, Oct. 16, 3-4 p.m. in 035 Psychology Building to outline how students from underrepresented groups may experience social identity threat in college, or the fear that they will be devalued due to their stigmatized identity, which can hinder their academic performance.

Presenters:
Steve Spencer, Professor, Department of Psychology, Ohio State
India Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Elon University
Eva Pietri, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

These presenters will discuss how professors can act as allies and help create a more welcoming college atmosphere for underrepresented students. They will present new research demonstrating the importance of allyship, how allyship can be effectively conveyed and plans for a new training to help professors become better allies for women, underrepresented minorities and first-generation students. ​

RSVP for workshop is requested. Questions? Contact Brian Orefice, assistant dean, graduate studies.

Animal Care Per DIem Increase

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The annual increase in per diem rates for animal care will take effect on Oct. 1, 2017 (FY 2018 per diem rates). Please contact Valerie Bergdall, clinical professor, University Laboratory Animal Resources with questions.

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

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Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation on Tuesdays (2-4 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), through Oct. 27 (with the exception of Oct. 13 due to autumn break) in 186 University Hall. No appointment required. Questions can be addressed to Tina Henkin.

USAC Diversity and Inclusion Focus Groups

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The University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC) invites university staff to participate in focus groups to share their perspectives on diversity and inclusion efforts for staff at Ohio State. RSVP is required for one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Oct 10, 12-1 p.m., EHE Commons in Ramseyer Hall (Room 260)
  • Thursday, Oct.12, 4-5 p.m., Clinical Skills Center, 6th floor, Prior Hall, Procedures Lab B (Room 602B)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m., Brutus Buckeye Room, Ohio Union

To ensure constructive discussions, we are limiting attendance to 40 staff members per session.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 29:  Deadline to submit Letter of Intent, Connect and Collaborate Grants Program

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 1: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


Sept. 21, 2017

Vita Updates

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As previously announced, candidates for promotion and tenure during the 2017-18 academic year will be permitted to prepare their core dossier with RIV (for fall 2017 reviews), Vita or a Word document that follows the OAA core dossier outline. It is expected that Vita will be required from fall 2018 onward. The recommended strategy for 4th year review candidates (spring 2018) is to begin dossier preparation in Vita, then download the document as a Word file for final editing; any data already in RIV has been transferred into Vita, and any data entered using Vita will be maintained for the mandatory promotion review.

Individuals who have not previously used RIV or Vita may need to request creation of an account. Go to vita.osu.edu and sign in using name.# and password. If there is no “MY DATA” tab at the top, account set-up needs to be requested by emailing vita@osu.edu — note that this is an overnight process. Online help information is available from the ODEE resource center. “Getting Started with Vita” is the place to start, and includes information about account set-up.

Several ASC-specific Vita training workshops presented by ODEE have been held, and additional workshops will be scheduled on request. Individuals or TIUs interested in additional workshop opportunities should contact Tina Henkin with names, TIU and any schedule constraints.

Search Committee Diversity Enhancement Training

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Diversity enhancement training is required for faculty search committees. Two training sessions will be held Monday, Sept. 25, 1-2 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10-11 a.m., in 156 University Hall. Additional dates will be announced in the future.

Faculty who are interested in serving the college in the future as diversity enhancement trainers are also invited to attend these sessions.

Faculty Fellows Program to Diversity the Professoriate
Faculty Fellowships: 

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The Faculty Fellows Program to Diversity the Professoriate, a collaborative effort of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) will award 30 Faculty Fellowships for qualified candidates hired into eligible humanities, humanistic social science, and arts tenure-track positions at ACM member colleges through academic year 2020-2021. 
 
The fellowship provides:

  • Funding for two years of each fellow’s salary and benefits.
  • A $2,500 travel and research stipend for two years.
  • The opportunity to have a reduced teaching load for the first year and either a reduced second year or extended fourth-year leave, at the discretion of the college.
  • Fellows also receive campus-based mentoring and workshops to provide a rich introduction to teaching, research and scholarship, and professional development at residential liberal arts colleges. 

Eligibility:

The program is open to all qualified candidates and encourages applications from individuals

  • from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans; Hispanics; Native Americans; Alaska Natives; Native Hawaiians; other Pacific Islanders;
  • first-generation college students;
  • individuals who have followed non­traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages; and
  • individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service and leadership in the academy.

To be considered, submit an entry in the Candidate Registration Portal

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

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Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation on Tuesdays (2-4 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), through Oct. 27 (with the exception of Oct. 13 due to autumn break) in 186 University Hall. No appointment required. Questions can be addressed to Tina Henkin.

ASC Website Updates

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Policy and process documents have been updated for the 2017-2018 academic year. This includes documents on the APT intranet site and the Guidelines intranet site. 
The Who Does What document and calendars also have been updated.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Sept. 29:  Deadline to submit Letter of Intent, Connect and Collaborate Grants Program

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 1: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


Sept. 14, 2017

Off-Duty Pay Guidance for 2017-18

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The Office of Human Resources has issued guidance for nine-month faculty regarding earning off-duty pay in the 2017-18 academic year. The guidance memo includes specific dates when faculty are eligible to earn off-duty pay from sponsored research projects and/or university funds. It is posted online (log-in required). Questions can be addressed to Graciela Chanfrau.

ACLS Fellowships

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The American Council of Learned Societies is currently accepting applications for its fellowship program. For 2017-18, the program has expanded to offer up to 78 awards to scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The application deadline is Sept. 27, 2017. Application information and eligibility requirements are available online. Recipients of this fellowship will be eligible to apply for a college external fellowship subsidy. For questions, contact Kristina Ward.

National Research Mentoring Network Call for Grantsmanship Coaches

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The NIH-funded National Research Mentoring Network – CIC Academic Network initiative is recruiting experienced faculty investigators to become NRMN-CAN grant writing coaches. Experienced faculty will receive training to become coaches and begin coaching trainees. Following the grant writing conference, Oct.30-31, trainees will continue  training at their home campus or via online virtual meetings with the coach they met at the conference. Complete the coach's application online.

Elizabeth Hume Named Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies; Dean of Undergraduate Education

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Elizabeth Hume has been appointed vice provost for Undergraduate Studies and dean of Undergraduate Education, effective Oct 1, 2017 (subject to approval by the Board of Trustees).

Hume currently serves as head of the School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, dean international of the College of Arts and professor of linguistics at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prior to her current positions, she had joined Ohio State’s faculty in 1991 and, from 2006-11, she served as professor and chair of the Department of Linguistics.

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

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Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation on Tuesdays (2-4 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), through Oct. 27 (with the exception of Oct. 13 due to autumn break) in 186 University Hall. No appointment required. Questions can be addressed to Tina Henkin.

ASC Website Updates

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Policy and process documents have been updated for the 2017-2018 academic year. This includes documents on the APT intranet site and the Guidelines intranet site. The Who Does What document and calendars also have been updated.

HNRRM-CAN Professional Development and Grant Writing Conference

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Junior faculty and postdocs are invited to apply to the 3rd Annual NRMN-CAN Professional Development and Grantwriting Conference, Oct. 29-31, 2017 at the Big Ten Conference Center near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. This conference is an initiative of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and made available through the National Research Mentoring Network Supplement Program (NRMN-CAN). The NRMN-CAN website has conference details. Contact Laurie Risner with questions. Registration deadline is Sept. 22, 2017.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 1: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


Sept. 7, 2017

Call for Proposals: 2018 Community Engagement Conference

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Proposals are now being accepted for Ohio State's Inaugural Community Engagement Conference, Jan. 24-25, 2018 in the Ohio Union. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnering to Advance Health and Wellness. Proposals are due Oct. 30. Questions can be directed to Ben Lewis or Jared Morrison.

Campus Pride Lists Ohio State as Top 25 LGBTQ-Friendly University

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Campus Pride released its 2017 Best of the Best Top 25 LGBTQ-friendly Colleges and Universities. Ohio State was chosen as a top 25 LGBTQ-friendly university, receiving a 5-star rating, the highest awarded, for institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice. Browse the university’s report card.   

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

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Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation on Tuesdays (2-4 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Sept. 12-Oct. 27 (with the exception of Oct. 13 due to autumn break) in room 186 University Hall. No appointment required. Questions can be addressed to Tina Henkin.

2018 BETHA Call for Proposals

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Proposals for the 2018 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants are due Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. The BETHA grant competition is open to full-time assistant, associate and full professors (with a minimum 75 percent appointment for a nine or 12-month period). The BETHA Endowment 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. The college can offer assistance with matching funds for this solicitation. Contact Andrea Ward Ross. Instructions and forms for submission of grant proposals are now available. BETHA Endowment Coordinator, Ohio State Office of Research, betha@research.osu.edu.

2017-18 Connect and Collaborate Program Grants

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The Office of Academic Affairs has announced the 2017-2018 Connect and Collaborate Program, which supports engaged teaching, research and service activities. The maximum grant award is $70,000. Information and application materials are available.   

OAA updates for governance documents

OAA has updated its policies on material to be included in unit governance documents. A summary of these changes is posted here, and the revised handbook is here.

ASCTech Offers Virtual Reality (VR)

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To get VR in the hands of instructors, ASCTech is supporting "VR Field Trips." These field trips combine the HTC Vive with educational software to provide an immersive educational experience. Some sample VR software can be found online. Interested faculty should contact ASCTech.

Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty

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Friday Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (SBS), Psychology Bldg, 035; Thursday Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (AH), Psychology Bldg, 035. Contact Tina Henkin with questions. Registration is required.

ACLS Fellowships

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The American Council of Learned Societies is currently accepting applications for its fellowship program. For 2017-18, the program has expanded to offer up to 78 awards to scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. The application deadline is Sept. 27, 2017. A sample application is available online. Recipients of this fellowship will be eligible to apply for a college external fellowship subsidy. For questions, contact Kristina Ward.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Sept. 29:  Deadline to submit Letter of Intent, Connect and Collaborate Grants Program

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 1: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


Aug. 31, 2017

2017 Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors

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The Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professorship honors faculty members — full professor colleagues — who have excelled in teaching, service and research/creative activity, and whose work has demonstrated significant impact on their fields, students, college and university, and/or the public. This honorific title is reserved for the most distinguished faculty; no more than ten percent of the total number of full professors in the College of Arts and Sciences may hold this title at any one time.

Last spring marked the first coordinated college-wide nomination process for a new cohort of distinguished professors. Led by Tina Henkin, associate dean for faculty affairs, the selection process resulted in seven new professors being appointed from a slate of impressive nominees. The 2017 Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors:

Juan Alfonzo, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology
Barbara Andersen, Distinguished Professor of Psychology
John Beacom, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy
David Hoffmann, Distinguished Professor of History
Ellen Peters, Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Allison Snow, Distinguished Professor of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
Hugh Urban, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies

A complete list of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors and their academic departments is available online

New Senior Director of ASC Center for Career and Professional Success

Brian Guerrero has accepted the position of Senior Director of the ASC Center for Career and Professional Success and will join the college on Sept. 1. Brian comes to us from the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as the Senior Associate Director of their Career Center. Brian received his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California; a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the Steinhardt School of Education, New York University; and his Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Communication Studies from the San Francisco State University, College of Humanities. Brian was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Brian brings with him over 15 years of experience working in post-secondary higher education, in both private and public institutions, both domestically and abroad.

Promotion and Tenure Office Hours

Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation on Tuesdays (2-4 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Sept. 12-Oct. 27 (with the exception of Oct. 13 due to autumn break). These office hours provide an opportunity for 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.

Spring 2018 Featured Courses Project

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Last spring, we launched our online courses bulletin board, featuring select autumn 2017 classes on our website. We received much positive feedback from faculty and students and have decided to create another bulletin board for spring 2018 courses.
 
An email will be going out in the next week to faculty and academic advisors inviting online submissions. The deadline is Sept. 22, and the listing will go live on Oct. 16 in time for the spring scheduling window. For questions, contact asccomm@osu.edu.

ASCTech Now Offering Virtual Reality (VR)

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To get VR in the hands of instructors, ASCTech is supporting "VR Field Trips." These field trips combine the HTC Vive with educational software to provide an immersive educational experience. Some sample VR software can be found online. Interested faculty should contact ASCTech.

Request for Proposals: The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate 

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The Humanities Without Walls consortium invites applications for funding from cross-institutional teams of faculty and graduate students wishing to collaboratively pursue research topics related to “The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate.” Proposals that deal with climate change and research that explores more metaphoric meanings of “changing climate” are equally welcome as long as they are interdisciplinary and intentionally collaborative. Application deadline is Oct. 31. Please contact Kristina Ward with questions regarding this request for proposals.

P & T Workshop: Sept. 7

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The Office of Academic Affairs will hold a workshop to provide an overview of the 2017-18 promotion and tenure review process, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2-4 p.m, the Ohio Union Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room. Registration required.

Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty

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ASC-specific workshops targeted to each division are listed below, but faculty are welcome to attend a different date. Additional workshops will be added later in the fall, and general workshops are also offered by ODEE. Contact Tina Henkin with questions. Registration is required.

Wednesday Sept. 6, 2-4 p.m. (NMS) – Psychology Bldg, 035
Friday Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (SBS) – Psychology Bldg, 035
Thursday Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (AH) – Psychology Bldg, 035

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 1: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


Aug. 24, 2017

New Assistant Dean and Director of ASC Honors

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Lindsey Joyce Chamberlain has been appointed assistant dean and director of ASC honors, effective Sep. 1, 2017. Chamberlain currently serves as assistant director, University Honors and Scholars Center, where she works with high-achieving students from across the university and spearheads assessment of all honors programs. She has implemented new initiatives, including the H&S ePortfolio in collaboration with ODEE and the H&S enrichment grant competition. Chamberlain earned a PhD and an MA in sociology at Ohio State with a focus on organizational health and processes. Meghan Toohey previously held this position.

Staff Development Grants

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College of Arts and Sciences staff members are encouraged to apply for professional development funding through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. The deadline for the 2017-18 upcoming round of awards is riday, Sept. 15 by 4 p.m. Additional information, eligibility requirements and application are available online.

Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities

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Graduate students from the Department of Comparative Studies have organized an Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities Symposium, September 8-9 at the Ohio Union. The symposium will feature a keynote address by Professor Romand Coles, Australian Catholic University, presentations by graduate students, faculty and staff from Ohio State and around the world, and a round table on the idea of humanities in practice. Complete schedule is available online.

Mershon Center Director Search: Applications Due Sept. 5

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The College of Arts and Sciences seeks a director for the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, the intellectual center on campus for the study of national and international security in a global context. The center director must be a full professor in the College of Arts and Sciences or have a record of successful publication and teaching that justifies appointment at the rank of full professor.

Experiences in governmental, inter-governmental, and/or non-governmental institutions and agencies dealing with security issues are desirable, as is significant experience of international engagement and collaboration generally. Applicants should have a track record of academic leadership including grant seeking and institution building.

All interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita and a vision statement outlining their view of security studies and the direction they would like to take the center, to Herrmann.1@osu.edu by Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

Updated ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcements Available

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ARPA-E, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, has updated funding opportunity announcements (FOA). All current ARPA-E announcements can be found online. Please contact Andrea Ward Ross if you have any questions about ARPA-E.

P & T Workshops

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The Office of Academic Affairs will hold two remaining identical workshops to provide an overview of the 2017-18 promotion and tenure review process.

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
8-10 a.m. | Ohio Union
Senate Chamber
Registration required

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required

Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty

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ASC-specific workshops targeted to each division are listed below, but faculty are welcome to attend a different date. Additional workshops will be added later in the fall, and general workshops are also offered by ODEE. Contact Tina Henkin with questions. Registration is required.
 
Wednesday Sept. 6, 2-4 p.m. (NMS) – Psychology Bldg, 035
Friday Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (SBS) – Psychology Bldg, 035
Thursday Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (AH) – Psychology Bldg, 035

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 1: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


Aug. 17, 2017

Mershon Center Director Search: Applications Due Sept. 5

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The College of Arts and Sciences seeks a director for the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, the intellectual center on campus for the study of national and international security in a global context. The center director must be a full professor in the College of Arts and Sciences or have a record of successful publication and teaching that justifies appointment at the rank of full professor.

Experiences in governmental, inter-governmental, and/or non-governmental institutions and agencies dealing with security issues are desirable, as is significant experience of international engagement and collaboration generally. Applicants should have a track record of academic leadership including grant seeking and institution building.

All interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita and a vision statement outlining their view of security studies and the direction they would like to take the center, to Herrmann.1@osu.edu by Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

Reminder! Team-Teaching Grant Proposals Due Sept. 1

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Faculty interested in submitting a Team-Teaching Grant Proposal must submit their application and all required supplementary materials by Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 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.

Updated ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcements Available

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ARPA-E, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, has updated funding opportunity announcements (FOA). All current ARPA-E announcements can be found online. Please contact Andrea Ward Ross if you have any questions about ARPA-E.

Fall Promotion and Tenure Reviews

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OAA has announced that all faculty who will be reviewed in the 2017-2018 academic year may prepare their dossier as a Word document that follows the OAA core dossier outline. A Word template for the core dossier outline is available on the ASC APT intranet page under dossier preparation materials. All candidates for fall review have been notified directly, and provided with the template. Candidates are also allowed to use RIV, but it should be noted that this system is no longer supported by Thomson Reuters, and those who use it are advised to download their document as they work to ensure that it is saved; if necessary, the downloaded document can be converted to Word for further edits. Please direct questions to Tina Henkin

Updates to OAA Promotion and Tenure Forms and OAA Handbook

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The Office of Academic Affairs has updated the forms used for generation of Promotion and Tenure dossiers. The updated forms can also be accessed from the ASC APT intranet site under Dossier Preparation Materials.

In addition, OAA has posted updates to the Policies and Procedures Handbook. Please note that this introduces changes in the core dossier outline (reflected in the Word doc posted on the ASC APT intranet site under dossier preparation materials). The changes improve clarity, but candidates will be permitted to use either the revised version or the previous version.

P & T Workshops

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The Office of Academic Affairs will hold two remaining identical workshops to provide an overview of the 2017-18 promotion and tenure review process. Promotion and Tenure teams are invited to attend. 

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
8-10 a.m. | Ohio Union
Senate Chamber
Registration required

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required

Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty

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ASC-specific workshops targeted to each division are listed below, but faculty are welcome to attend a different date. Additional workshops will be added later in the fall, and general workshops are also offered by ODEE, which will include offerings on regional campuses. Contact Tina Henkin with questions. Registration is required.
 
Wednesday Sept. 6, 2-4 p.m. (NMS) – Psychology Bldg,  035
Friday Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (SBS) – Psychology Bldg, 035
Thursday Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (AH) – Psychology Bldg, 035

Distinguished Scholar Award: Nominations Due Oct. 16

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The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes and honors six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and the 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 nominations is Monday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. Nomination packets should be emailed to cahlander.2@osu.edu. Nomination materials and instructions can be found at go.osu.edu/DSA2018. Questions should be directed to Cheryl Cahlander at 614-247-4764.

Graduate Admissions Workshops: September 21 and 22

Part 1: Diversity in Graduate Education through Admissions Practices 
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m.
Research Commons Colloquia
 
This open session provides faculty, administrators, graduate students and others with an overview of current research and promising practices related to increasing equity and diversity in graduate education. Registration required. 
 
Part 2: Leading your Colleagues in Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
Friday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Research Commons Colloquia
Lunch will be provided
 
This hands-on, discussion-based session will prepare faculty leaders (e.g., admissions committee chairs, directors of graduate studies) to engage directly with their colleagues in constructing equitable admissions and recruitment processes. At least two faculty leaders from a given graduate program should plan to attend. Registration required.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 1: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


Aug. 10, 2017

Fall Promotion and Tenure Reviews

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The VITA system for dossier preparation has been found to have a glitch that causes problems in transfer of data edits to the dossier. Because of these issues, OAA has announced that all faculty who will be reviewed in the 2017-2018 academic year may prepare their dossier as a Word document that follows the OAA core dossier outline. A Word template for the core dossier outline is available on the ASC APT intranet page under dossier preparation materials.

All candidates for fall review have been notified directly, and provided with the template. As previously announced, candidates are also allowed to use RIV, but it should be noted that this system is no longer supported by Thomson Reuters, and those who use it are advised to download their document as they work to ensure that it is saved; if necessary, the downloaded document can be converted to Word for further edits. Please direct questions to Tina Henkin

Updates to OAA Promotion and Tenure Forms and OAA Handbook

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The Office of Academic Affairs has updated the forms used for generation of Promotion and Tenure dossiers. The updated forms can also be accessed from the ASC APT intranet site under Dossier Preparation Materials.

In addition, OAA has posted updates to the Policies and Procedures Handbook. Please note that this introduces changes in the core dossier outline (reflected in the Word doc posted on the ASC APT intranet site under dossier preparation materials). The changes improve clarity, but candidates will be permitted to use either the revised version or the previous version.

P & T Workshops

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The Office of Academic Affairs will hold three identical workshops to provide an overview of the 2017-18 promotion and tenure review process. Promotion and Tenure teams are invited to attend. The dates of the workshops are as follows: 

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required 

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
8-10 a.m. | Ohio Union
Senate Chamber
Registration required

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required

Active Bystander Training: August 29

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ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and CFAES, is hosting Active Bystander Training, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. in Scott Lab, room E100. This session will illustrate the importance of committing to being an active bystander in moments when bias emerges through microaggressions, as well as provide participants with actionable skills to do so. Participants in this session will learn how to effectively communicate in challenging situations through the employment of strategies that can be tailored to the particular situation at hand.  Registration is required.

Implicit Bias Mitigation Training: August 31

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ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and CFAES, will host a training on Implicit Bias Mitigation, Thursday, Aug. 31, 3-4:30 p.m. in Scott Lab, room E100. Using an engaging and participatory structure, this workshop equips attendees with a deeper understanding of our unconscious mental processing and the ways in which implicit associations impact our decision-making. The latter part of the workshop addresses the role of implicit bias in graduate admission decisions. Registration is required.

Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty

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We have arranged a set of ASC-specific workshops, presented by ODEE, to help faculty to get started with Vita. Workshops targeted to each division are listed below, but faculty are welcome to attend a different date if it is a better fit to their schedule. Additional workshops will be added later in the fall, and general workshops are also offered by ODEE, which will include offerings on regional campuses. Contact Tina Henkin with questions. Registration is required for the following workshops:
 
Wednesday Sept. 6, 2-4 p.m. (NMS) – Psychology Bldg,  035
 
Friday Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (SBS) – Psychology Bldg, 035
 
Thursday Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (AH) – Psychology Bldg, 035

Distinguished Scholar Award: Nominations Due October 16

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The Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA) program annually recognizes and honors six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to themselves and the 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 nominations is Monday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. Nomination packets should be emailed to cahlander.2@osu.edu. Nomination materials and instructions can be found at go.osu.edu/DSA2018. Questions should be directed to Cheryl Cahlander at 614-247-4764.

Funding Opportunities for ASC Faculty

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The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 100 opportunities due by the end of September. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. 

Graduate Admissions Workshops: September 21 and 22

Part 1: Diversity in Graduate Education through Admissions Practices 
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m.
Research Commons Colloquia
 
This open session provides faculty, administrators, graduate students and others with an overview of current research and promising practices related to increasing equity and diversity in graduate education. Topics to be covered include current legal issues in admissions, the potential and limits of holistic review, assessment of non-cognitive factors in admissions, and the role of the GRE. Registration required
 
Part 2: Leading your Colleagues in Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
Friday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Research Commons Colloquia
Lunch will be provided
 
This hands-on, discussion-based session will prepare faculty leaders (e.g., admissions committee chairs, directors of graduate studies) to engage directly with their colleagues in constructing equitable admissions and recruitment processes. At least two faculty leaders from a given graduate program should plan to attend this workshop together to maximize its efficacy.  Registration required.

Ratner Award for Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities
Applications Due September 22

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Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 22, 2017. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each are presented to outstanding tenured faculty in the arts and humanities who have been teaching at Ohio State for at least three years.

Eligible faculty have received an e-mail with further details about the teaching dossier required to apply for the award. Applicants submit the dossier to their chair, who provides a letter of support. Please encourage eligible faculty to apply and contact Susan Williams with questions.

Prestigious Fellowships in Arts and Humanities

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A number of prestigious fellowships in arts and humanities are now available online for review and application. Fellowships include American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fulbright American, Guggenheim; National Humanities Center, among others.

Deadlines in the online listing vary so please be aware of upcoming deadlines and contact Kristina Ward, grants development specialist, with questions and assistance with proposal review.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 1: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Distinguished Scholar Award.

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


Aug. 3, 2017

University Registrar Launching "Participation Roster"

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To comply with Federal Title IV regulations, Ohio State will begin collecting information this fall regarding whether a student begins attending or participating in class at the beginning of the semester. In order to accomplish this, the University Registrar will be launching a “Participation Roster” this fall.

The Participation Roster should be completed for each class and allows an instructor to provide either a “yes” or “no” that the student either attended at least one class or began participating through Carmen during the first week. The default for each student has been set to “yes” so action is only required by an instructor when a student has not attended a single class during the first week or completed any assignments in Carmen.

While we are required to collect this information for all students, the requirement to collect the data is rooted in federal financial aid requirements. If a student does not attend or participate in a class during the first week, they may either be dis-enrolled or may not be eligible for financial aid.

As the semester approaches, the University Registrar will email instructors for fall classes with more information and a link to the roster. If you have questions, please contact registrar@osu.edu.

ODEE Visits to Regional Campuses

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Ohio State's Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) is scheduling visits to the regional campuses, and will provide information and resources on various processes, including Vita. ODEE will be at the Marion campus, Wednesday, Aug. 9 and Lima campus, Thursday, Sept. 21; visits to the other campuses, and schedules for events during the visits, are pending. Please watch for details from the regional campuses.

Active Bystander Training: August 29

Please share this announcement with your faculty, graduate students, postdocs and staff

ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and CFAES, is hosting Active Bystander Training, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. in Scott Lab, room E100. This session will illustrate the importance of committing to being an active bystander in moments when bias emerges through microaggressions, as well as provide participants with actionable skills to do so. It is easy to accidentally say something that marginalizes a person or population without being aware of the negative effects. It focuses on the fact that when it comes to what we say, impact is more important than intent.

This session is tailored to creating educational conversations in response to biased comments/actions, rather than eliciting a defensive reaction from the person who has (perhaps unintentionally) caused harm. Participants in this session will learn how to effectively communicate in challenging situations through the employment of strategies that can be tailored to the particular situation at hand.
 
Registration is required.

Implicit Bias Mitigation Training: August 31

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff 
 
ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and CFAES, will host a training on Implicit Bias Mitigation, Thursday, Aug. 31, 3-4:30 p.m. in Scott Lab, room E100. Using an engaging and participatory structure, this workshop equips attendees with a deeper understanding of our unconscious mental processing and the ways in which implicit associations impact our decision-making. The latter part of the workshop addresses the role of implicit bias in graduate admission decisions. Registration is required.

Recruit and Retain Diverse Faulty

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The Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Cultural Diversity Committee white paper, "Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty For Institutions of Higher Education," provides a list of suggestions for improving both recruitment and retention of diverse faculty in institutions of higher education. In addition, Appendix 1 contains a list of resources to enhance diversity and inclusion efforts.

Updates to Promotion and Tenure Forms

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff 

The Office of Academic Affairs has updated the forms used for generation of Promotion and Tenure dossiers. The updated forms can also be accessed from the ASC intranet APT site under Dossier Preparation Materials.

P & T Workshops

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

The Office of Academic Affairs will hold three identical workshops to provide an overview of the 2017-18 promotion and tenure review process. Promotion and Tenure teams are invited to attend. The dates of the workshops are as follows: 

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required 

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
8-10 a.m. | Ohio Union
Senate Chamber
Registration required

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required

Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

We have arranged a set of ASC-specific workshops, presented by ODEE, to help faculty to get started with Vita. The initial workshops held last spring focused on individuals who will be reviewed in Fall 2017; the current workshops are open to all ASC faculty.

Workshops targeted to each division are listed below, but faculty are welcome to attend a different date if it is a better fit to their schedule. Additional workshops will be added later in the fall, and general workshops are also offered by ODEE, which will include offerings on regional campuses. Contact Tina Henkin with questions.

Registration is required.
 
Wednesday Sept. 6, 2-4 p.m. (NMS) – Psychology Bldg,  035
Friday Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (SBS) – Psychology Bldg, 035
Thursday Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.(AH) – Psychology Bldg, 035

P & T Dossier Submission Guidance for Fall 2017

Please share this announcement with faculty and staff

An updated directions document for preparing and submitting fall promotion and tenure review materials has now been posted on the Appointments, Promotion and Tenure page on the college intranet (see “Promotion and Tenure Review Processes”; log-in required). Dossier preparation materials are also available on this page.

Please note that OAA has revised its Dossier Checklist to require that units record the number of peer evaluations of teaching required and submitted as well as the number of eligible faculty who are absent (excused or unexcused). Please use this updated version of the checklist as you prepare fall dossiers. 

Funding Opportunities for ASC Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 40 opportunities due during the month of July and an additional 100 opportunities due by the end of September. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. 

Graduate Admissions Workshops

Part 1: Diversity in Graduate Education through Admissions Practices 
Thursday, Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m.
Research Commons Colloquia

This open session provides faculty, administrators, graduate students and others with an overview of current research and promising practices related to increasing equity and diversity in graduate education.

Participants will learn how common admissions mindsets and practices inhibit access for underrepresented groups (especially people of color and women), and they will leave with practical steps to take toward reforming admissions and recruitment in their departments. Topics to be covered include current legal issues in admissions, the potential and limits of holistic review, assessment of non-cognitive factors in admissions, and the role of the GRE. Registration required

Part 2: Leading your Colleagues in Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
Friday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Research Commons Colloquia
Lunch will be provided

This hands-on, discussion-based session will prepare faculty leaders (e.g., admissions committee chairs, directors of graduate studies) to engage directly with their colleagues in constructing equitable admissions and recruitment processes. As a result of participating, they will be prepared to lead their colleagues in evaluating the efficacy of their current admissions practices; developing a change agenda; and developing and implementing an admissions evaluation rubric. At least two faculty leaders from a given graduate program should plan to attend this workshop together to maximize its efficacy. Registration required.

Ratner Award for Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities Call for Applications

Please share this announcement with your faculty

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 22, 2017. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each are presented to outstanding tenured faculty in the arts and humanities who have been teaching at Ohio State for at least three years.

Eligible faculty have received an e-mail with further details about the teaching dossier required to apply for the award. Applicants submit the dossier to their chair, who provides a letter of support. Please encourage eligible faculty to apply and contact Susan Williams with questions.

Prestigious Fellowships in Arts and Humanities

Please share this announcement with your faculty

A number of prestigious fellowships in arts and humanities are now available online for review and application. Fellowships include American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fulbright American, Guggenheim; National Humanities Center, among others.

Deadlines in the online listing vary so please be aware of upcoming deadlines and contact Kristina Ward, grants development specialist, with questions and assistance with proposal review.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


July 27, 2017

Active Bystander Training: August 29

Please share this announcement with your faculty, graduate students, postdocs and staff

ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and CFAES, is hosting Active Bystander Training, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. in Scott Lab, room E100. This session will illustrate the importance of committing to being an active bystander in moments when bias emerges through microaggressions, as well as provide participants with actionable skills to do so. It is easy to accidentally say something that marginalizes a person or population without being aware of the negative effects. It focuses on the fact that when it comes to what we say, impact is more important than intent.

This session is tailored to creating educational conversations in response to biased comments/actions, rather than eliciting a defensive reaction from the person who has (perhaps unintentionally) caused harm. Participants in this session will learn how to effectively communicate in challenging situations through the employment of strategies that can be tailored to the particular situation at hand.
 
Registration is required.

Implicit Bias Mitigation Training: August 31

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff 
 
ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services, in collaboration with the College of Engineering and CFAES, will host a training on Implicit Bias Mitigation, Thursday, Aug. 31, 3-4:30 p.m. in Scott Lab, room E100. Using an engaging and participatory structure, this workshop equips attendees with a deeper understanding of our unconscious mental processing and the ways in which implicit associations impact our decision-making. The latter part of the workshop addresses the role of implicit bias in graduate admission decisions.

Key Learning Objectives:
1.  Basic understanding of key elements of our social cognition (e.g. conscious and unconscious).
2. Ability to identify where and how implicit bias operates on an institutional level.
3. Cultivate individual and/or institution-specific strategies to mitigate the operation of implicit bias.
 
Registration is required.

Updates to Promotion and Tenure Forms

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff 

The Office of Academic Affairs has updated the forms used for generation of Promotion and Tenure dossiers. The updated forms can also be accessed from the ASC intranet APT site under Dossier Preparation Materials.

P & T Workshops

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

The Office of Academic Affairs will hold three identical workshops to provide an overview of the 2017-18 promotion and tenure review process. Promotion and Tenure teams are invited to attend. The dates of the workshops are as follows: 

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required 

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
8-10 a.m. | Ohio Union
Senate Chamber
Registration required

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required

Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

We have arranged a set of ASC-specific workshops, presented by ODEE, to help faculty to get started with Vita. The initial workshops held last spring focused on individuals who will be reviewed in Fall 2017; the current workshops are open to all ASC faculty.

Workshops targeted to each division are listed below, but faculty are welcome to attend a different date if it is a better fit to their schedule. Additional workshops will be added later in the fall, and general workshops are also offered by ODEE, which will include offerings on regional campuses. Contact Tina Henkin with questions.

Registration is required.
 
Wednesday Sept. 6, 2-4 p.m. (NMS) – Psychology Bldg,  035
 
Friday Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (SBS) – Psychology Bldg, 035
 
Thursday Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.(AH) – Psychology Bldg, 035

Vita Update

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The new faculty information system Vita is currently live. While data entered into RIV is still being transferred into Vita on a weekly basis, there is a delay before the information appears in Vita; faculty should enter new information into RIV only if they plan to use RIV for fall 2017 promotion. All other faculty should enter data directly into Vita as P&T reviews after fall 2017 (including fourth year reviews in spring 2018) will require Vita. See the FAQ for more information about the transition.

Please see the announcement below regarding workshops in September.

P & T Dossier Submission Guidance for Fall 2017

Please share this announcement with faculty and staff

An updated directions document for preparing and submitting fall promotion and tenure review materials has now been posted on the Appointments, Promotion and Tenure page on the college intranet (see “Promotion and Tenure Review Processes”; log-in required). Dossier preparation materials are also available on this page.

Please note that OAA has revised its Dossier Checklist to require that units record the number of peer evaluations of teaching required and submitted as well as the number of eligible faculty who are absent (excused or unexcused). Please use this updated version of the checklist as you prepare fall dossiers. 

Fall Courses: Order Materials Now 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

Barnes & Noble Ohio State will start processing course materials orders in two weeks. They need all outstanding orders for course materials/textbooks this week in order to get them from the publishers in time to ensure that all students have their books on the first day of class. Barnes & Noble will Price Match Amazon, BN.com and local competitors. A portion of all sales go directly back to the university. Contact Kathy Smith or Brad Clucus at Bookstore@osu.edu with your course material adoptions.  

Funding Opportunities for ASC Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 40 opportunities due during the month of July and an additional 100 opportunities due by the end of September.  These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. 

Guggenheim Fellowship: Applications Due Sept. 19

Please share this announcement with your faculty

The application for the 2018 Guggenheim Foundation United States 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. The deadline to apply is Sept.19, 2017. You can access application resources online. Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact ASC grants development specialist Kristina Ward, who along with Associate Dean for Research Stephen Petrill will review application statements and provide general assistance. The college will work with recipients of the Guggenheim to provide a year of research at full salary and benefits with no formal teaching responsibilities.

Useful Resources for Chairs and Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty. 

We want to draw your attention to some resources that are available for faculty and chair development. Tomorrow’s Professor is a newsletter with helpful short articles about a variety of issues, including time management and mentoring. The Department Chair: A Resource for Academic Administrators is a journal that has a variety of articles of direct relevance to chairs and directors (available through the OSU Libraries — note that articles are available online 12 months after publication).

Prestigious Fellowships in Arts and Humanities

Please share this announcement with your faculty

A number of prestigious fellowships in arts and humanities are now available online for review and application. Fellowships include American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fulbright American, Guggenheim; National Humanities Center, among others.

Deadlines in the online listing vary so please be aware of upcoming deadlines and contact Kristina Ward, grants development specialist, with questions and assistance with proposal review.

2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

The 2018-19 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Program offers teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2018-19 academic year. Opportunities are available for faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, independent scholars and many others. Learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards.

For more information contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Ohio State campus representative for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2017.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


July 20, 2017

Tomorrow: Annual Arts and Sciences Staff Appreciation Day

The Annual Arts and Sciences Staff Appreciation Day is tomorrow (Friday, July 21), 2-4:30 p.m. on the Hansford Quadrangle (behind Denney Hall). All staff and their families have been invited to this annual event that recognizes their dedication and commitment to the college. 

Please take steps to ensure that all of your staff can participate in this celebration.

Fall Courses: Order Materials Now 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

Barnes & Noble Ohio State will start processing course materials orders in two weeks. They need all outstanding orders for course materials/textbooks this week in order to get them from the publishers in time to ensure that all students have their books on the first day of class. Barnes & Noble will Price Match Amazon, BN.com and local competitors. A portion of all sales go directly back to the university.

Please contact either Kathy Smith, general manager or Brad Clucus, textbook and course material manager, at Bookstore@osu.edu with your course material adoptions.  

P & T Workshops

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

The Office of Academic Affairs will hold three identical workshops to provide an overview of the 2017-18 promotion and tenure review process. Promotion and Tenure teams are invited to attend. The dates of the workshops are as follows: 

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required 

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
8-10 a.m. | Ohio Union
Senate Chamber
Registration required

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
2-4 p.m. | Ohio Union
Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Registration required

P & T Dossier Submission Guidance for Fall 2017

Please share this announcement with faculty and staff

An updated directions document for preparing and submitting fall promotion and tenure review materials has now been posted on the Appointments, Promotion and Tenure page on the college intranet (see “Promotion and Tenure Review Processes”; log-in required). Dossier preparation materials are also available on this page.

Please note that OAA has revised its Dossier Checklist to require that units record the number of peer evaluations of teaching required and submitted as well as the number of eligible faculty who are absent (excused or unexcused). Please use this updated version of the checklist as you prepare fall dossiers. 

Vita Update

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The new faculty information system Vita is currently live. While data entered into RIV is still being transferred into Vita on a weekly basis, there is a delay before the information appears in Vita; faculty should enter new information into RIV only if they plan to use RIV for fall 2017 promotion. All other faculty should enter data directly into Vita as P&T reviews after fall 2017 (including fourth year reviews in spring 2018) will require Vita. See the FAQ for more information about the transition.

Note that one of the advantages of the Vita system is the ability to download the final dossier in Word format for any final edits, or addition of additional documentation approved by the TIU. This should be done only as a final step before submission of the final dossier to the TIU (or regional campus review committee, for regional campus faculty) because manual edits will not be saved in the Vita system.

ODEE training on using Vita is available. Multiple workshops targeted to ASC faculty are planned for September, and information about these will be available soon. Contact Tina Henkin with any questions.

Funding Opportunities for ASC Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 40 opportunities due during the month of July and an additional 100 opportunities due by the end of September. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. 

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship: Applications Due Sept. 19

Please share this announcement with your faculty

The application for the 2018 Guggenheim Foundation United States 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. The deadline to apply is Sept.19, 2017. You can access application resources online.

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. 15, 2017.

Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact ASC grants development specialist Kristina Ward, who along with Associate Dean for Research Stephen Petrill will review application statements and provide general assistance. The college will work with recipients of the Guggenheim to provide a year of research at full salary and benefits with no formal teaching responsibilities.

Useful Resources for Chairs and Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty. 

We want to draw your attention to some resources that are available for faculty and chair development. Tomorrow’s Professor is a newsletter with helpful short articles about a variety of issues, including time management and mentoring. One recent post, for example, highlights strategies for balancing caregiving and chairing.

The Department Chair: A Resource for Academic Administrators is a journal that has a variety of articles of direct relevance to chairs and directors (available through the OSU Libraries — note that articles are available on-line 12 months after publication).

Prestigious Fellowships in Arts and Humanities

Please share this announcement with your faculty

A number of prestigious fellowships in arts and humanities are now available online for review and application. Fellowships include American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fulbright American, Guggenheim; National Humanities Center, among others.

Deadlines in the online listing vary so please be aware of upcoming deadlines and contact Kristina Ward, grants development specialist, with questions and assistance with proposal review.

2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

The 2018-19 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Program offers teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2018-19 academic year. Opportunities are available for faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, independent scholars and many others. Learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards.

For more information contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Ohio State campus representative for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2017.

Undergraduate E-Newsletter: Call for Submissions

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff 

Publication dates and content deadlines for the 2017–18 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 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.  

2017 College and University Deadlines

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


July 13, 2017

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 19

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 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in room 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.

Vita Update

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The new faculty information system Vita is currently live. While data entered into RIV is still being transferred into Vita on a weekly basis, there is a delay before the information appears in Vita; faculty should enter new information into RIV only if they plan to use RIV for fall 2017 promotion. All other faculty should enter data directly into Vita as P&T reviews after fall 2017 (including fourth year reviews in spring 2018) will require Vita. See the FAQ for more information about the transition.

Note that one of the advantages of the Vita system is the ability to download the final dossier in Word format for any final edits, or addition of additional documentation approved by the TIU. This should be done only as a final step before submission of the final dossier to the TIU (or regional campus review committee, for regional campus faculty) because manual edits will not be saved in the Vita system.

ODEE training on using Vita is available. Multiple workshops targeted to ASC faculty are planned for September, and information about these will be available soon. Contact Tina Henkin with any questions.

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship: Applications Due Sept. 19

Please share this announcement with your faculty

The application for the 2018 Guggenheim Foundation United States 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. The deadline to apply is Sept.19, 2017. You can access application resources online.

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. 15, 2017.

Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact ASC grants development specialist Kristina Ward, who along with Associate Dean for Research Stephen Petrill will review application statements and provide general assistance. The college will work with recipients of the Guggenheim to provide a year of research at full salary and benefits with no formal teaching responsibilities.

Useful Resources for Chairs and Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty. 

We want to draw your attention to some resources that are available for faculty and chair development. Tomorrow’s Professor is a newsletter with helpful short articles about a variety of issues, including time management and mentoring. One recent post, for example, highlights strategies for balancing caregiving and chairing.

The Department ChairA Resource for Academic Administrators is a journal that has a variety of articles of direct relevance to chairs and directors (available through the OSU Libraries - note that articles are available on-line 12 months after publication).

P & T Dossier Submission Guidance for Fall 2017

An updated directions document for preparing and submitting fall promotion and tenure review materials has now been posted on the Appointments, Promotion and Tenure page on the college intranet (see “Promotion and Tenure Review Processes”; log-in required). Dossier preparation materials are also available on this page.

Please note that OAA has revised its Dossier Checklist to require that units record the number of peer evaluations of teaching required and submitted as well as the number of eligible faculty who are absent (excused or unexcused). Please use this updated version of the checklist as you prepare fall dossiers.

Funding Opportunities for ASC Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 30 opportunities due by the end of August. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as deadlines. Examples include the Department of Defense MURI Program, State of Ohio Opioid Challenge, NEH Summer Stipends and the NSF Career Award. 

Prestigious Fellowships in Arts and Humanities

Please share this announcement with your faculty

A number of prestigious fellowships in arts and humanities are now available online for review and application. Fellowships include American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Fulbright American, Guggenheim; National Humanities Center, among others.

Deadlines in the online listing vary so please be aware of upcoming deadlines and contact Kristina Ward, grants development specialist, with questions and assistance with proposal review.

2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

The 2018-19 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Program offers teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2018-19 academic year. Opportunities are available for faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, independent scholars and many others. Learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards.

For more information contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Ohio State campus representative for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2017.

Undergraduate E-Newsletter: Call for Submissions

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff 

Publication dates and content deadlines for the 2017–18 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 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.  

2017 College and University Deadlines

July 19: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop. RSVP required.

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


July 6, 2017

New ASC Chief Administrative Officer

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

I am pleased to announce that following a national search, Kimberly Kinsel has accepted the position of Chief Administrative Officer and will join the college on July 31. She will oversee all Fiscal, HR and IT functions of the college. Kinsel comes to us from Miami University where she has served as the associate vice president for auxiliaries since 2012. She has a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree from Miami University. 

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 19

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 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in room 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.

Useful Resources for Chairs and Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty. 

We want to draw your attention to some resources that are available for faculty and chair development. Tomorrow’s Professor is a newsletter with helpful short articles about a variety of issues, including time management and mentoring. One recent post, for example, highlights strategies for balancing caregiving and chairing.

The Department ChairA Resource for Academic Administrators is a journal that has a variety of articles of direct relevance to chairs and directors (available through the OSU Libraries - note that articles are available on-line 12 months after publication).

Tomorrow: Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Webinar 

Please share this announcement with your faculty

The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship program, formerly known as the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship (NSSEFF), is a prestigious single PI grant sponsored by the Basic Research Office of the Department of Defense (DoD). This funding opportunity calls for basic research in the following technical subject categories that are of critical interests of DoD : Engineering Biology; Quantum Information Science; Cognitive Neuroscience; Novel Engineered Materials; Applied Mathematics and Statistics; Manufacturing Science; and other fields of research. 

There will be a webinar on this new FOA on July 7, and the information is posted on the Basic Research Office webpage. Registration required.

P & T Dossier Submission Guidance for Fall 2017

An updated directions document for preparing and submitting fall promotion and tenure review materials has now been posted on the Appointments, Promotion and Tenure page on the college intranet (see “Promotion and Tenure Review Processes”; log-in required). Dossier preparation materials are also available on this page.

Please note that OAA has revised its Dossier Checklist to require that units record the number of peer evaluations of teaching required and submitted as well as the number of eligible faculty who are absent (excused or unexcused). Please use this updated version of the checklist as you prepare fall dossiers. 

2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

The 2018-19 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Program offers teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2018-19 academic year. Opportunities are available for faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, independent scholars and many others. Learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards.

For more information contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Ohio State campus representative for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2017.

Undergraduate E-Newsletter: Call for Submissions

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Publication dates and content deadlines for the 2017–18 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 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.

Funding Opportunities for ASC Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 23 opportunities due during the month of June, plus an additional 30 opportunities due by the end of August. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as deadlines. Examples include the Department of Defense MURI Program, State of Ohio Opioid Challenge, NEH Summer Stipends and the NSF Career Award. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

July 19: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop. RSVP required.

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.

Oct. 13: Recommended last date to schedule meetings of the eligible faculty for fall promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 16: Recommended start date for candidates’ 10-day comment period for promotion and tenure reviews

Oct. 26: Deadline for promotion and tenure candidate comment period (if starting Oct. 16)

Oct. 27: Deadline for submission of promotion and tenure dossiers to college


June 22, 2017

Autumn 2017 Courses Now Available on Carmen Landing Page

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As of Friday, June 16, instructors teaching during the autumn 2017 semester will see their courses listed on the Carmen Landing Page. Please note, courses listed will still need to be created before instructors and students can access them.

Please refer to this helpful guide from the ODEE Resource Center on how to create a course on the Carmen Landing page. Instructors needing assistance importing content to their Autumn course sites can refer to this guide from the Canvas Community or submit a Help Request to ASCTech for hands-on support.

Next Week: Introduction to Grant Writing Workshop

Please share this announcement with your faculty, postdocs and graduates

Join us for an interactive workshop on grant writing, June 29, 12-1:30 p.m., at Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Ave. Topics include best practices for seeking funding, including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources and examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear. Learn more and register.

Call for White Papers: July 17
DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to the Department of Defense (DoD). The program focuses on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interact to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to DoD. Typical annual funding per grant is in the $1.25 to $1.5 million range. Please contact Andrea Ward Ross with questions.  

Deadline for white papers: July 17, 2017
(See Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, N00014-17-S-F006)
Deadline for proposals: Nov. 1, 2017

P & T Dossier Submission Guidance for Fall 2017

An updated directions document for preparing and submitting fall promotion and tenure review materials has now been posted on the Appointments, Promotion and Tenure page on the college intranet (see “Promotion and Tenure Review Processes”; log-in required). Dossier preparation materials are also available on this page. Please note that OAA has revised its Dossier Checklist to require that units record the number of peer evaluations of teaching required and submitted as well as the number of eligible faculty who are absent (excused or unexcused). Please use this updated version of the checklist as you prepare fall dossiers.

2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

The 2018-19 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Program offers teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2018-19 academic year. Opportunities are available for faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, independent scholars and many others. Learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards.

For more information contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Ohio State campus representative for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2017.

Funding Opportunities for ASC Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 23 opportunities due during the month of June, plus an additional 30 opportunities due by the end of August. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as deadlines. Examples include the Department of Defense MURI Program, State of Ohio Opioid Challenge, NEH Summer Stipends and the NSF Career Award. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

July 1: Deadline for submission of annual reviews for assistant, associate and full professors (except fourth year reviews) to the college via Box.

Sept. 22: Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1: Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.


June 15, 2017

Workshop: Introduction to Grant Writing

Please share this announcement with your faculty, postdocs and graduates

Join us for an interactive workshop on grant writing, June 29, 12-1:30 p.m., at Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Ave. Topics include best practices for seeking funding, including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources and examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear. Learn more and register.

Call for White Papers: July 17
DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to the Department of Defense (DoD). The program focuses on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interact to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to DoD. Typical annual funding per grant is in the $1.25 to $1.5 million range. Please contact Andrea Ward Ross with questions.  

Deadline for white papers: July 17, 2017
(See Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, N00014-17-S-F006)
Deadline for proposals: Nov. 1, 2017

2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

The 2018-19 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Program offers teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in more than 125 countries for the 2018-19 academic year. Opportunities are available for faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, independent scholars and many others. Learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards.

For more information contact Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Ohio State campus representative for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2017.

Funding Opportunities for ASC Faculty

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 23 opportunities due during the month of June, plus an additional 30 opportunities due by the end of August. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as deadlines. Examples include the Department of Defense MURI Program, State of Ohio Opioid Challenge, NEH Summer Stipends and the NSF Career Award. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

July 1: 

Deadline for submission of annual reviews for assistant, associate and full professors (except fourth year reviews) to the college via Box. 

Sept. 22:

Deadline for submission of nominations for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards, to Susan Williams.

Oct. 1:

Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.


June 8, 2017

Workshop: Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool

Please share this announcement with your faculty, postdocs and graduates

Join us for a discussion on the information that researchers should be including in their data management plans, now required by many funding agencies, June 14, 2-3 p.m. at Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Ave. The discussion will be led by Sharon Sadvari and Amanda Rinehart, University Libraries Data Management Services. Learn more and register for the workshop.

Workshop: Introduction to Grant Writing

Please share this announcement with your faculty, postdocs and graduates

Join us for an interactive workshop on grant writing, June 29, 12-1:30 p.m., at Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Ave. Topics include best practices for seeking funding, including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources and examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear. Learn more and register.

Call for White Papers: July 17
Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to the Department of Defense (DoD). The program focuses on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interact to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to DoD. Typical annual funding per grant is in the $1.25 to $1.5 million range. Please contact Andrea Ward Ross with questions.  

Deadline for white papers: July 17, 2017
(See Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, N00014-17-S-F006)
Deadline for proposals: Nov. 1, 2017

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 19

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 19, 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.

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 23 opportunities due during the month of June, plus an additional 30 opportunities due by the end of August. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as deadlines. Examples include the Department of Defense MURI Program, State of Ohio Opioid Challenge, NEH Summer Stipends and the NSF Career Award. 

Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 22, 2017. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each are presented to outstanding tenured faculty in the arts and humanities who have been teaching at Ohio State for at least three years.

Eligible faculty have received an e-mail with further details about the teaching dossier required to apply for the award. Applicants submit the dossier to their chair, who provides a letter of support. Please encourage eligible faculty to apply and contact Susan Williams with questions.

Regional Campus Deadline for Fall Promotion and Tenure 

The deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU will be Oct. 1. The updated schedule for P&T reviews is posted online. The college deadline remains Oct. 27, but we will accept regional campus dossiers prior to the completion of the departmental comments period to accommodate the Oct. 1 deadline; the comments can then be added as soon as they are received. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

July 1: 
Deadline for submission of annual reviews for assistant, associate and full professors (except fourth year reviews) to the college via Box.

Oct. 1: 
Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.


June 1, 2017

Gremillion Appointed Chair of Anthropology

Kris Gremillion has been appointed chair of the Department of Anthropology. Her appointment begins June 1, 2017. Gremillion earned her PhD in anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1989 and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution before joining the anthropology faculty at Ohio State in 1991.

Workshop: Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool

Please share this announcement with your faculty, postdocs and graduates

Join us for a discussion on the information that researchers should be including in their data management plans, now required by many funding agencies, June 14, 2-3 p.m. at Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Ave. The discussion will be led by Sharon Sadvari and Amanda Rinehart, University Libraries Data Management Services. Learn more and register for the workshop.

Workshop: Introduction to Grant Writing

Please share this announcement with your faculty, postdocs and graduates

Join us for an interactive workshop on grant writing, June 29, 12-1:30 p.m., at Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Ave. Topics include best practices for seeking funding, including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources and examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear. Learn more and register.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 19

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 19, 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.

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 13 opportunities due by the end of July. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. Examples include the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship and the NSF Career Award. 
 
The Office of Research held a panel to provide more information on NSF CAREER Awards and purchased access to an NSF Career Award webinar.

Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 22, 2017. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each are presented to outstanding tenured faculty in the arts and humanities who have been teaching at Ohio State for at least three years.

Eligible faculty have received an e-mail with further details about the teaching dossier required to apply for the award. Applicants submit the dossier to their chair, who provides a letter of support. Please encourage eligible faculty to apply and contact Susan Williams with questions.

Regional Campus Deadline for Fall Promotion and Tenure 

The deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU will be Oct. 1. The updated schedule for P&T reviews is posted online. The college deadline remains Oct. 27, but we will accept regional campus dossiers prior to the completion of the departmental comments period to accommodate the Oct. 1 deadline; the comments can then be added as soon as they are received. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

July 1: 
Deadline for submission of annual reviews for assistant, associate and full professors (except fourth year reviews) to the college via Box.

Oct. 1: 
Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.


May 25, 2017

Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day: May 31

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff 

ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services will host its annual ASC Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Wednesday, May 31, 7:30-11:00 a.m., in 100 Stillman Hall. This annual event for faculty and staff is a recap of the undergraduate recruitment year, where you will learn of new enrollment plans and share best practices.

Executive Dean Manderscheid will address the value of diversity and engagement in the Arts and Sciences, and Steve Fink, associate executive dean, will give a general overview of the year’s undergraduate recruitment initiatives. We will provide a recap of undergraduate recruitment activities and yielding for the class of 2017 as well as college and unit messaging platforms. See full agenda.

Registration has been extended to Monday, May 29. 

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 19

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 19, 10-12 a.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.

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 20 opportunities due during the month of May and an additional 13 opportunities due by the end of July. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. Examples include the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship and the NSF Career Award. 
 
The Office of Research held a panel to provide more information on NSF CAREER Awards and purchased access to an NSF Career Award webinar.

Call for Applications: Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 22, 2017. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each are presented to outstanding tenured faculty in the arts and humanities who have been teaching at Ohio State for at least three years.

Eligible faculty have received an e-mail with further details about the teaching dossier required to apply for the award. Applicants submit the dossier to their chair, who provides a letter of support. Please encourage eligible faculty to apply and contact Susan Williams with questions.

Regional Campus Deadline for Fall Promotion and Tenure 

The deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU will be Oct. 1. The updated schedule for P&T reviews is posted online. The college deadline remains Oct. 27, but we will accept regional campus dossiers prior to the completion of the departmental comments period to accommodate the Oct. 1 deadline; the comments can then be added as soon as they are received. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin

July 1: 
Deadline for submission of annual reviews for assistant, associate and full professors (except fourth year reviews) to the college via Box.

Oct. 1: 
Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.


May 18, 2017

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 19

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 19, 10-12 a.m. in 035 Psychology Building. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative from your departmentRSVP required.

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 20 opportunities due during the month of May and an additional 13 opportunities due by the end of July. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. Examples include the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship and the NSF Career Award. 
 
The Office of Research held a panel to provide more information on NSF CAREER Awards. A recording of this panel can be found at Access. The office of research also purchased access to an NSF Career Award webinar.

Call for Applications: Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 22, 2017. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each are presented to outstanding tenured faculty in the arts and humanities who have been teaching at Ohio State for at least three years.

Eligible faculty have received an e-mail with further details about the teaching dossier required to apply for the award. Applicants submit the dossier to their chair, who provides a letter of support. Please encourage eligible faculty to apply and contact Susan Williams with questions.

Regional Campus Deadline for Fall Promotion and Tenure 

The deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU will be October 1. The updated schedule for P&T reviews is posted online. The college deadline remains Oct. 27, but we will accept regional campus dossiers prior to the completion of the departmental comments period in order to accommodate the Oct. 1 deadline; the comments can then be added as soon as they are received. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

May 19: 
Deadline to submit forms requesting authorization of tenure-track faculty searches in 2017-18 
 
May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin

July 1: 
Deadline for submission of annual reviews for assistant, associate and full professors (except fourth year reviews) to the college via Box.

Oct. 1: 
Deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU.


May 11, 2017

School of Music Director Named

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff 

I am pleased to announce that William Ballenger has been appointed to serve as director of the School of Music. His appointment begins on July 1, 2017. He previously served as director of the School of Music at Texas Tech University since fall 2004. Prior to his appointment there, he served for 12 years as department head of music at Oklahoma State University.

As Ohio State continues to make the visual and performing arts a centerpiece at the university, we look forward to William’s leadership and involvement with our students, faculty and alumni in the School of Music.

2017 Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Filing Deadline is May 17

Please share this announcement with your faculty, staff and students 

The Ohio State University requires certain faculty, staff and students to complete an annual financial disclosure to comply with federal and state conflict of interest (COI) regulations, accreditation requirements and Ohio State faculty and staff COI policies. All employees required to file a COI disclosure need to do so, online, before May 17, 2017.

Note that the research COI disclosure and the fiduciary responsibility COI disclosure processes have been merged into one. If you have any questions about the research COI process, contact Andrea Ward Ross. If you have any questions about the fiduciary responsibility COI disclosure process, contact Mark Miller.

Save the Date: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 19

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 19, 10-12 a.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.

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 20 opportunities due during the month of May and an additional 13 opportunities due by the end of July. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines.  Examples include the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship and the NSF Career Award. 
 
The Office of Research held a panel to provide more information on NSF CAREER Awards. A recording of this panel can be found at Access. The office of research also purchased access to an NSF Career Award webinar.

Call for Applications: Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 22, 2017. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each are presented to outstanding tenured faculty in the arts and humanities who have been teaching at Ohio State for at least three years.

Eligible faculty have received an e-mail with further details about the teaching dossier required to apply for the award. Applicants submit the dossier to their chair, who provides a letter of support. Please encourage eligible faculty to apply and contact Susan Williams with questions.

Regional Campus Deadline for Fall Promotion and Tenure 

As discussed at the April 11 all chairs meeting, the college has agreed that the deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU will be October 1. The updated schedule for P&T reviews is posted online.

The college deadline remains Oct. 27, but we will accept regional campus dossiers prior to the completion of the departmental comments period in order to accommodate the Oct. 1 deadline; the comments can then be added as soon as they are received. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

May 8: 
Deadline to submit nominations for the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Academic Leadership Program to Susan Williams.

May 19: 
Deadline to submit forms requesting authorization of tenure-track faculty searches in 2017-18 
 
May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin. 

July 1: 
Deadline for submission of annual reviews for assistant, associate and full professors (except fourth year reviews) to the college via Box.


May 4, 2017

General Education Review Session: May 11

Please share this announcement with your faculty

OAA is hosting a session for Arts and Sciences to discuss the review of the General Education program, Thursday, May 11, 9-10:30 a.m. in 220, Sullivant Hall. Input is being sought on the following:

  1. What should be the big-picture goals of Ohio State's General Education program?
  2. What should all Ohio State graduates know and be able to do?
  3. What General Education structure(s) will meet these goals, be coherent and serve student needs?

Randy Smith, vice-provost for OAA; and Faculty Fellows Larry Krissek, School of Earth Sciences, and Catherine Montalto, Department of Human Sciences, as well as members of the GE Review Committee, look forward to your ideas and input.
Please register

First Faculty Commercialization Summit: May 8

Please share this announcement with your faculty

The College of Arts and Sciences will host its first Faculty Commercialization Summit, Monday, May 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) on the third floor of Jennings Hall. Throughout the day, Arts and Sciences faculty will give brief talks about their work to other faculty and staff from the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Industry Liaison Office, the Corporate Engagement Office, the Technology Commercialization Office and the Drug Development Institute.

This interdisciplinary day of research is a pilot event focused on helping faculty find collaborators and assistance from central units. All faculty are invited to attend and listen to talks. For more information, please contact Andrea Ward Ross.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Program: Nominations Due May 8

Please share this announcement with your 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 Susan Williams by May 8. 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.

2017 Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Filing Deadline is May 17

Please share this announcement with your faculty, staff and students 

The Ohio State University requires certain faculty, staff and students to complete an annual financial disclosure to comply with federal and state conflict of interest (COI) regulations, accreditation requirements and Ohio State faculty and staff COI policies. All employees required to file a COI disclosure need to do so, online, before May 17, 2017.

Note that the research COI disclosure and the fiduciary responsibility COI disclosure processes have been merged into one. If you have any questions about the research COI process, contact Andrea Ward Ross. If you have any questions about the fiduciary responsibility COI disclosure process, contact Mark Miller.

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Ohio State's Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 20 opportunities due during the month of May and an additional 13 opportunities due by the end of July. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines.  Examples include the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship and the NSF Career Award. 

The Office of Research held a panel to provide more information on NSF CAREER Awards. A recording of this panel can be found at Access. The office of research also purchased access to an NSF Career Award webinar.

Save the Date: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 19

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 19, 10-12 a.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.

Call for Applications: Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 22, 2017. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each are presented to outstanding tenured faculty in the arts and humanities who have been teaching at Ohio State for at least three years.

Eligible faculty have received an e-mail with further details about the teaching dossier required to apply for the award. Applicants submit the dossier to their chair, who provides a letter of support. Please encourage eligible faculty to apply and contact Susan Williams with questions.

Regional Campus Deadline for Fall Promotion and Tenure 

As discussed at the April 11 all chairs meeting, the college has agreed that the deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU will be October 1. The updated schedule for P&T reviews is posted online.

The college deadline remains Oct. 27, but we will accept regional campus dossiers prior to the completion of the departmental comments period in order to accommodate the Oct. 1 deadline; the comments can then be added as soon as they are received. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

May 8: 
Deadline to submit nominations for the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Academic Leadership Program to Susan Williams.

May 19: 
Deadline to submit forms requesting authorization of tenure-track faculty searches in 2017-18 
 
May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin.


April 27, 2017

General Education Review Sessions

Please share this announcement with your faculty

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) is hosting open sessions for Arts and Sciences faculty and personnel to discuss the review of the General Education program. Input is being sought on the following three questions:

1) What should be the big-picture goals of Ohio State's General Education program?
2) What should all Ohio State graduates know and be able to do?
3) What General Education structure(s) will meet these goals, be coherent and serve student needs?
 
Randy Smith, vice-provost for OAA and Faculty Fellows Larry Krissek, School of Earth Sciences, and Catherine Montalto, Department of Human Sciences as well as members of the GE Review Committee look forward to your ideas and input. Please register for one of the following sessions that best fits your schedule: Wednesday, May 3, 2 -3:30 p.m. or Thursday, May 11, 9-10:30 a.m. Both sessions will be held in room 220 Sullivant Hall.  

2017 Faculty Culture Survey

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Please help us improve our response rates to the university’s 2017 Faculty Culture Survey by urging your faculty to respond. Data generated from this survey are used in reviews of deans and in program reviews and are critical to understanding how we can best improve faculty support at the department, college and university levels. 
 
This year, the survey was released later in the semester than is usually the case, and the response rate is lower hoped for. On April 25, you should have received an invitation with your unique link to the survey. Please encourage your faculty to take the time to complete and submit the survey. 

Regional Campus Deadline for Fall Promotion and Tenure 

As discussed at the April 11 all chairs meeting, the college has agreed that the deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU will be October 1. The updated schedule for P and T reviews is posted online.

The college deadline remains October 27, but we will accept regional campus dossiers prior to the completion of the departmental comments period in order to accommodate the October 1 deadline; the comments can then be added as soon as they are received. 

2017 Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Process

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The Ohio State University requires certain faculty, staff and students to complete an annual financial disclosure to comply with federal and state conflict of interest (COI) regulations, accreditation requirements and Ohio State faculty and staff COI policies. The new disclosure period for this year began on April 17, 2017. All employees required to file a COI disclosure need to do so, online, before May 17, 2017.

Please encourage your faculty, staff and students to complete this process by the May deadline. Note that the research COI disclosure and the fiduciary responsibility COI disclosure processes have been merged into one. If you have any questions about the research COI process, contact Andrea Ward Ross. If you have any questions about the fiduciary responsibility COI disclosure process, contact Mark Miller.

Chronic Brain Injury Discovery Theme Sessions

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Chronic Brain Injury, a focus area of Discovery Themes, is hosting two upcoming events focusing on research, coursework and outreach activities at the intersection of neuroscience and the arts and humanities. The goal is to enhance new and existing projects that further the understanding and rehabilitation of brain injury, including traumatic brain injury, concussion and dementia. The following events are free and open to all faculty:

April 28 at 4:30 p.m., Columbus Downtown Hilton, a panel discussion around existing and future projects will take place, as part of the Global Brain Health & Performance Summit.

May 5 at 3:00 p.m., Research Commons Brainstorming Room, 18th Ave. Library, a town hall session will take place to develop a multidisciplinary approach to incubating, hosting workshops and funding innovative programming that meets the needs of various Buckeye communities. RSVP here. For questions, contact Kedar Hiremath.

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 23 opportunities due by the end of June. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. Examples include NIH Shared Instrumentation and High End Instrumentation Grants, the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts and the Gates Foundation.  

2017 College and University Deadlines

May 8: 
Deadline to submit nominations for the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Academic Leadership Program to Susan Williams.

May 19: 
Deadline to submit forms requesting authorization of tenure-track faculty searches in 2017-18.
 
May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin.


April 20, 2017

Regional Campus Deadline for Fall Promotion and Tenure 

As discussed at the April 11 all chairs meeting, the college has agreed that the deadline for regional campus deans and directors to submit cases for fall promotion and/or tenure reviews to the Columbus TIU will be October 1. The updated schedule for P and T reviews is posted online.

The college deadline remains October 27, but we will accept regional campus dossiers prior to the completion of the departmental comments period in order to accommodate the October 1 deadline; the comments can then be added as soon as they are received. 

Vita Workshops for ASC Faculty Reviewed for Promotion in Fall 2017

Two workshops targeted to ASC faculty who expect to be reviewed in fall 2017 will take place on Tuesday April 25 in the Research Commons in the 18th Avenue Library, 3rd floor. They are divided by discipline, to enhance focus on discipline-specific issues.

  • 9:30-11 a.m, NMS and SBS faculty. Register
  • 12-1:30 p.m., A&H faculty. Register

These workshops will be presented by ODEE staff, and Tina Henkin will be present to answer ASC-specific questions. The workshops will also be available through Carmen Connect. We plan to record them to be available later.

Please encourage your faculty who will be reviewed this fall to register and attend. Additional open workshops will be available through the ODEE site and opportunities for ASC-specific training for faculty who will not be reviewed in fall 2017 will be provided later.

2017 Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Process

Please share this announcement with your faculty, staff and students 

The Ohio State University requires certain faculty, staff and students to complete an annual financial disclosure to comply with federal and state conflict of interest (COI) regulations, accreditation requirements and Ohio State faculty and staff COI policies. The new disclosure period for this year began on April 17, 2017. All employees required to file a COI disclosure need to do so, online, before May 17, 2017.

Please encourage your faculty, staff and students to complete this process by the May deadline. Note that the research COI disclosure and the fiduciary responsibility COI disclosure processes have been merged into one. If you have any questions about the research COI process, contact Andrea Ward Ross. If you have any questions about the fiduciary responsibility COI disclosure process, contact Mark Miller.

Option to Forward Email to Non-OSU Domain Ends April 26

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Beginning Wednesday, April 26, you will no longer have the option to forward your email to a non-OSU domain. For those who are currently forwarding their emails, there will be a grace period until September 29, at which point that forwarding will no longer work. If you are currently forwarding your email, it is recommended that you discontinue this practice before the grace period ends in order to prevent any issues that may arise.

ASCTech is available to help. Contact them with questions or concerns, at 614-688-4447 or asctech@osu.edu. The ASC walk-in service desk is located in 09 Denney Hall and is open M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For questions about the policy and implementation, you may also contact Rich Nagle, associate director, Identity & Access Management.

Chronic Brain Injury Discovery Theme Focus Area Sessions

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

Chronic Brain Injury, a focus area of Discovery Themes, is hosting two upcoming events focusing on research, coursework and outreach activities at the intersection of neuroscience and the arts and humanities. The goal is to enhance new and existing projects that further the understanding and rehabilitation of brain injury, including traumatic brain injury, concussion and dementia. The following events are free and open to all faculty:

April 28 at 4:30 p.m., Columbus Downtown Hilton, a panel discussion around existing and future projects will take place, as part of the Global Brain Health & Performance Summit.

May 5 at 3:00 p.m., Research Commons Brainstorming Room, 18th Ave. Library, a town hall session will take place to develop a multidisciplinary approach to incubating, hosting workshops and funding innovative programming that meets the needs of various Buckeye communities. RSVP here.
 
For questions, contact Kedar Hiremath.

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 22 opportunities due during the month of April and an additional 23 opportunities due by the end of June. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. Examples include NIH Shared Instrumentation and High End Instrumentation Grants, the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts and the Gates Foundation.  

Writing Center Faculty Retreat: May 17-19

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The Writing Center is holding a faculty writing retreat, May 17–19 at the Research Commons. In addition to sharing resources on writing process and project planning, the retreat will offer a quiet space to work on writing projects. Resources will be on-hand from both the Libraries and the Writing Center for all stages of the research, planning and writing process. Faculty can register for one, two or all three days. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided.

2017 College and University Deadlines

May 8: 
Deadline to submit nominations for the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Academic Leadership Program to Susan Williams.

May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin


April 13, 2017

General Education Review 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

As you know, a university committee has been formed to review and recommend changes to the General Education curriculum. The College of Arts and Sciences is well represented on this committee — the roster is below — which is currently conducting “listening sessions” across campus to hear what members of the university community would like to see in a revised General Education curriculum.

Please encourage your faculty to contact the co-chairs or other members the committee directly with any questions, suggestions or information that they would like the committee to consider. In addition, faculty may contact Steve Fink, associate executive dean for curriculum and instruction.
 
General Education Review Coordinating Committee
Lawrence Krissek, School of Earth Sciences, Arts and Sciences
Catherine Montalto, College of Education and Human Ecology

Members:
Samer Abusway, Undergraduate Student Government, College of Engineering
Carol Anelli, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Janice Aski, Department of French and Italian, Arts and Sciences
Mario Belfiglio, Undergraduate Student Government,  Arts and Sciences
Wendy Bowles, College of Nursing
David Brakke, Department of History, Arts and Sciences
Carlos Castro, College of Engineering
Meg Daly, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Arts and Sciences
Susan Hadley, Department of Dance, Arts and Sciences
Ruth Kinder, Department of Chemistry, Arts and Sciences (Lima)
Nicole Kwiek, College of Pharmacy
Andrew Martin, Department of Sociology, Arts and Sciences
Matthew Mayhew, College of Education and Human Ecology
Beverly Moss, Department of English, Arts and Sciences
Raymond Noe, Fisher College of Business
Megan Simmons, Undergraduate, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
 
Ex Officio Representation:
Alison Armstrong, University Libraries
Kris Coleman, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Alan Kalish, University Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Anne Krabacher, University Honors & Scholars
Jack Miner, Office of the University Registrar
Cory Tressler, Office of Distance Education and e-Learning
John Wanzer, Office of Undergraduate Education

Commencement Banner Bearers Request

The Office of Commencement & Special Events needs five people, other than members of the graduating class, to serve as banner bearers for the College of Arts and Sciences at the May 7 Commencement. Banner bearers may be students, faculty or staff, whomever you designate. Currently, we have three volunteers; we need two more volunteers to represent the college.

Please contact Linda Keith for more information and details. Also, please submit the names of those persons from your units who would be interested in volunteering to serve as a banner bearer to Linda no later than Thursday, April 20.

New Faculty Information System: Vita

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The new Vita system is now live. All faculty should have received an email announcement from ODEE that provides links to the system and to training opportunities. Information about ASC-specific training will be provided when it is available. 
 
Additional information about the transition between RIV and Vita is posted in an FAQ on the ASC APT intranet site. The initial efforts will focus on candidates for promotion in fall 2017, and will include help from ODEE to ensure that their dossiers are ready. Candidates for promotion in 2017 will have the option of using either RIV or Vita.

Nominations for Big 10  Academic Leadership Program: Due May 8

Nominations for the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Academic Leadership Program are due to Susan Williams by May 8. 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 Susan Williams and include 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.

Open Canvas Workshop: April 18

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As the date for the shutdown of D2L instructor access (May 14) grows nearer, ASCTech is working to ensure that instructors have the support they need to back up and migrate their course materials. ASCTech will host an Open Canvas workshop on Tuesday, April 18, noon to 2 p.m. in 346 Hopkins Hall. Any instructor in the Arts and Sciences can request help with Canvas. Email asctech@osu.edu or submit a scheduling survey at go.osu.edu/asccanvas.                             

Reports for Chairs on Buckeye Box

variety of reports that are useful for chairs are posted in Buckeye Box and upgraded regularly. Questions about the content of these reports, questions about modifying Box notifications and ideas about how the information might be organized in a way that is more useful to you, should be directed to Liana Crisan-Vandeborne. Questions about how you might use these reports should be directed to your divisional dean.

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 22 opportunities due during the month of April and an additional 23 opportunities due by the end of June. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. Examples include NIH Shared Instrumentation and High End Instrumentation Grants, the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts and the Gates Foundation.

Writing Center Faculty Retreat: May 17-19

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The Writing Center is holding a faculty writing retreat, May 17–19 at the Research Commons. In addition to sharing resources on writing process and project planning, the retreat will offer a quiet space to work on writing projects. Resources will be on-hand from both the Libraries and the Writing Center for all stages of the research, planning and writing process. Faculty can register for one, two or all three days. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided.    

2017 College and University Deadlines

April 14:
Deadline for nominations to the college of faculty to the President and Provost's Leadership Institute. Submit to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu 

May 8: 
Deadline to submit nominations for the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Academic Leadership Program to Susan Williams.

May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin


April 6, 2017

Call for Nominations: Big 10 Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program

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 Susan Williams by May 8. 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.

Open Canvas Workshop: April 18

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

As the date for the shutdown of D2L instructor access (May 14) grows nearer, ASCTech is working to ensure that instructors have the support they need to back up and migrate their course materials. To support instructors during the transition, ASCTech will host an Open Canvas workshop on Tuesday, April 18, noon to 2 p.m. in 346 Hopkins Hall. More information and registration details are available on ASCTech’s website. Any instructor in the Arts and Sciences can request help with Canvas. Email asctech@osu.edu or submit a scheduling survey at go.osu.edu/asccanvas.                                                                                                                           

Reports for Chairs on Buckeye Box

variety of reports that are useful for chairs are posted in Buckeye Box and upgraded regularly. Questions about the content of these reports, questions about modifying Box notifications and ideas about how the information might be organized in a way that is more useful to you, should be directed to Liana Crisan-Vandeborne. Questions about how you might use these reports should be directed to your divisional dean.

The Fisher Leadership Initiative: Applications Due April 24 

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The Fisher Leadership Initiative continues to accept applications for the interdisciplinary research program, which seeks to award $75,000 in grants for projects scheduled to be completed by the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.  Applications are due April 24 and may be submitted online at go.osu.edu/leadershipresearchgrant

Funding Opportunities for Arts and Sciences Faculty 

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 22 opportunities due during the month of April and an additional 23 opportunities due by the end of June. These include both limited submission deadlines as well as external deadlines. Examples include NIH Shared Instrumentation and High End Instrumentation Grants, the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts and the Gates Foundation.  

Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Fellowship: Call for Submissions

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The Whiting Foundation has invited Ohio State to participate in the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship program, which is intended to support humanities faculty who are embracing public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. Successful applicants will outline projects that are intended to have a direct and significant impact on a specific public outside the academy. Fellows receive an award of $50,000. Projects must have direct and significant impact on a specific public outside the academy. Assistant and associate professors interested in being considered for nomination should submit preliminary proposals by May 15. Contact Jeff Agnoli.

Faculty Development Resources

Please share this announcement with your faculty, staff and graduate students 

The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and the College of Engineering are co-sponsors of an institutional membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an online organization that provides accessible professional development for faculty, staff and graduate students. Anyone affiliated with our college can access the numerous free resources but you must register.

Writing Center Faculty Retreat: May 17-19

Please share this announcement with your faculty

The Writing Center is holding a faculty writing retreat, May 17–19 at the Research Commons. In addition to sharing resources on writing process and project planning, the retreat will offer a quiet space to work on writing projects. Resources will be on-hand from both the Libraries and the Writing Center for all stages of the research, planning and writing process. Faculty can register for one, two or all three days. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided.    

2017 College and University Deadlines

April 14:
Deadline for nominations to the college of faculty to the President and Provost's Leadership Institute. Submit to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu 

May 8: 
Deadline to submit nominations for the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Academic Leadership Program to Susan Williams.

May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin


March 23, 2017

Reports for Chairs on Buckeye Box

variety of reports that are useful for chairs are posted in Buckeye Box and upgraded regularly. Questions about the content of these reports, questions about modifying Box notifications and ideas about how the information might be organized in a way that is more useful to you, should be directed to Liana Crisan-Vandeborne. Questions about how you might use these reports should be directed to your divisional dean.

Broadening Participation in STEM Through Mentoring: April 18

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David Goldberg, director of the National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences will be addressing the lack of participation by underrepresented groups in STEM professions on Tuesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in Cockins Hall, Room 240. Goldberg will discuss the history, successes and challenges of the alliance, and what its future might hold. In addition, he will discuss scalability, as well as recent efforts to adapt some of the alliance structures successfully to other STEM disciplines. Join the discussion on ways Ohio State faculty and administration can join and add to these efforts.

RSVP requested. For any questions, please contact Thomas Kerler or Marcela Hernandez.

NSF Early CAREER Award Panel Discussion: April 5

Please reach out to your best faculty and encourage them to attend this session

On Wednesday, April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Office of Research will host a session featuring Ohio State faculty who have won the NSF Early CAREER award and other similar funding programs. The session will be held in the Smith Seminar Room, 1080 Physics Research Building. Learn about winning strategies to develop your proposal and how to access samples of winning proposals. 

Panelists - Early CAREER Awardees
Lisa Hall, assistant professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Arnab Nandi, assistant professor, Computer Science & Engineering
David Penneys, assistant professor, Mathematics
Shayne Piasta, associate professor, Teaching and Learning

Please RSVP for this event. 

President and Provost’s Leadership Institute: Nominations Due April 14

I encourage you to nominate an underrepresented faculty member to The President and Provost’s Leadership Institute (PPLI), an 18-month program designed to create a pool of potential leaders from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in significant leadership roles at the university. Chairs and directors should send nominations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu by Friday, April 14. Nominations must include:

Note that although the deadline posted on the PPLI call for nominations is April 26, because nominations need to go through the college, there is an earlier internal deadline. 

Faculty Writing Retreat: May 17-19

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The Writing Center is hosting a free writing retreat for all faculty, May 17-19, in the Research Commons at the 18th Ave. Library. In addition to sharing resources on writing process and project planning, the retreat will offer a quiet space to work on writing projects. Resources will be on-hand from both the Libraries and the Writing Center for all stages of the research, planning, and writing process. Faculty can register for one, two, or all three days. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided. RSVP is requested. For more information, please contact Genie Giaimo

Carmen (D2L): Unavailable as of May 14

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff 
 
Carmen (D2L) will be unavailable as of May 14, 2017. All academic courses taught in Carmen will be using the Canvas LMS instead of D2L. Please be aware, there may be older or inactive courses hosted on D2L that your instructors want to reuse, or there may be content they would like to keep for future courses. This content must be saved prior to May 14. Please ensure that you reach out to adjunct teaching staff in your departments as well with this information.

ODEE offers a wide range of resources to help your faculty and staff prepare:

If you have any questions, please contact carmen@osu.edu.

Personal Information Update

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The university is auditing and updating its records and needs your assistance to ensure that your information is accurate. The information on your electronic personnel record is used to generate your benefit statements, tax documents, and to accurately represent the diverse university community. Also, an emergency contact should be listed. Please use Employee Self Service to review and update your personal information. You will need to be enrolled in BuckeyePass to authenticate your log in before signing into your profile.

Employees may update their personal mailing address, phone number, email address, ethnicity, disability status or emergency contact information. Once signed into the portal, employees navigate to Employee Self Service – Personal Information or Time and Pay section. If you updated your personal address,remember to update your W4 by using the” W4 Tax Information” link because your taxing location will not update automatically on the system.

Faculty Development Resources

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The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering are co-sponsors of an institutional membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an online organization that provides accessible professional development for faculty, staff and graduate students. Anyone affiliated with our college can access the numerous free resources but you must register.

2017 College and University Deadlines

March 31: 
Deadline to submit requests to extend tenure clock for probationary faculty scheduled for mandatory review in fall 2017; requests are due to the college March 31 to meet the OAA deadline

April 3:
Deadline to submit grant applications to the Fisher Leadership Initiativegrant program
Deadline to submit 4th year review dossiers to the college

April 14:
Deadline for nominations to the college of faculty to the President and Provost's Leadership Institute. Submit to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu 

May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin


March 23, 2017

President and Provost’s Leadership Institute: Nominations Due April 14

I encourage you to nominate an underrepresented faculty member to The President and Provost’s Leadership Institute (PPLI), an 18-month program that immerses participants in a series of facilitated discussions with university leaders, experiential workshops and self-assessments, to demystify the path to becoming an academic leader while expanding the pipeline of future administrative talent.

The PPLI — which was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education —  is designed to create a pool of potential leaders from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in significant leadership roles at the university. According to The Chronicle, the pool of potential academic leaders is shrinking.

With so many brilliant faculty here in the Arts and Sciences, it is critical that we cultivate our talented and diverse faculty to prepare them for leadership roles within the university. The PPLI, sponsored by the Women’s Place and the Office of Human Resources, offers such an experience, focusing on long-term faculty leadership development to prepare for roles such at department chairs and school directors.

Chairs and directors should send nominations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu by Friday, April 14. Nominations must include:

Please note that although the deadline posted on the PPLI call for nominations is April 26, because nominations need to go through the college, there is an earlier internal deadline. 

Welcome New ASC Team Members

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Charles (Charlie) Gbur (gbur.9@osu.edu) has joined the Arts and Sciences International Initiatives team and is supported by a collaborative agreement between the college and the Office of International Affairs. He will serve as a program coordinator for a number of faculty-led education abroad programs. Charlie graduated from Ohio State in 2014 with a BA in history of art. Before returning to Ohio State, Charlie lived and worked in Melbourne, Australia, and as a financial solutions specialist at First Commonwealth Bank in Columbus, Ohio. Gbur is a third-generation buckeye.

Jared Port (port.4@osu.edu) joined the Arts and Sciences as assistant director in January. He is currently helping department managers tackle challenges in the day-to-day administration of research projects, as well as helping the college pro-actively look its big picture needs and develop tools to help make decisions more quickly and efficiently. Prior to this, Jared worked as a sponsored program officer for four years in Ohio State's Office of Sponsored Programs. Jared graduated from Ohio State in 2010 with a BS in political science.

Please join me in welcoming Charlie and Jared to the college.

Spring Recognition Ceremony

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The Arts and Sciences annual Spring Recognition Ceremony will be held Monday, April 3, 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 March 27. Faculty have received individual invitations, but we hope that you will remind them about the event and join us.

NSF Early CAREER Award Panel Discussion: April 5

Please reach out to your best faculty and encourage them to attend this session

On Wednesday, April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Office of Research will host a session featuring Ohio State faculty who have won the NSF Early CAREER award and other similar funding programs. The session will be held in the Smith Seminar Room, 1080 Physics Research Building.

Objectives  
Learn about winning strategies to develop your proposal.
Ask questions of your colleagues to get personalized information.
Hear applicant perspectives regarding successful proposals.
Learn how to access samples of winning proposals.

Moderator
Mary Juhas, associate vice president Ohio State ADVANCE and clinical professor, Materials Science and Engineering (Mary served a two-year rotation as the inaugural program director for Diversity and Outreach in the Directorate for Engineering at the NSF, 2006-08).

Panelists - Early CAREER Awardees
Lisa Hall, assistant professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Arnab Nandi, assistant professor, Computer Science & Engineering
David Penneys, assistant professor, Mathematics
Shayne Piasta, associate professor, Teaching and Learning

Please RSVP for this event. sponsored by the Steam Factory.

Faculty Development Resources

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering are co-sponsors of an institutional membership for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an online organization that provides accessible professional development for faculty, staff and graduate students. Anyone affiliated with our college can access the numerous free resources. The following resources are part of our membership, but you must register.

  • The Monday Motivator-weekly message to encourage your writing and research whether you are working on a dissertation, an article or a grant.
  • Access to the Core Curriculum: How to Thrive in the Academy webinars
  • FREE webinars featuring guest experts
  • FREE Multi-Week Courses (archived)
  • The discussion forum a place where you can network virtually with others
  • Members-only library of webinars with downloads; topical areas include: Academic Publishing, Diversity, External Funding, Job Search Advice, Teaching, Writing and Research Productivity, Work-life Balance, Incivility on Campus, and How To Be a Public Intellectual

Other opportunities include: 

4th Year Review Dossiers: Office Hours with Tina Henkin

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Tina Henkin will be available for assistance in preparation of 4th year review dossiers on Thursday March 30, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 186 University Hall. This is intended for staff, P&T chairs and/or procedures oversight designees, and no appointment is required. 

RIV to Vita Transition

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An FAQ containing information about the Research In View to Vita transition has been posted on the ASC APT intranet page. Please contact Tina Henkin with questions.

Discovery Themes Faculty Annual Review Process

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The Discovery Themes faculty hiring process includes a requirement for obtaining feedback from the Discovery Themes faculty focus area leader. An Annual Review Process for Discovery Themes Faculty document is available.

2017 College and University Deadlines

March 31: 
Deadline to submit requests to extend tenure clock for probationary faculty scheduled for mandatory review in fall 2017; requests are due to the college March 31 to meet the OAA deadline

April 3:
Deadline to submit grant applications to the Fisher Leadership Initiativegrant program
Deadline to submit 4th year review dossiers to the college

April 14:
Deadline for nominations to the college of faculty to the President and Provost's Leadership Institute. Submit to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu 

May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin


March 16, 2017

External Evaluator Process

The process for obtaining college approval of potential evaluators is posted on the ASC intranet. This section also includes template letters (in docx format) that can be used for letter solicitation, with variants for regional faculty and flexible pathway to full professor; a template that can be used for solicitation of informational letters from collaborators is also available. Lists of evaluators should be submitted to Tina Henkin by May 26, 2017. Subsequent requests for revisions to the approved lists should include information about which reviewers have already agreed to provide letters.
 
TIUs specify what information is sent to external evaluators. This can include the core dossier or a CV, plus an appropriate selection of scholarship materials. If a CV is used, many reviewers appreciate inclusion of a short (1-2 page) research statement from the candidate, similar to the statement provided by the candidate in the core dossier. For candidates following the flexible path to promotion to full professor, additional materials documenting significant service and/or contributions may be appropriate. A description of the materials that are sent should be included in the letter of invitation, and a sample invitation letter is included in the final dossier.

4th Year Review Dossiers and Annual Review:
Confirm/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.

4th Year Review Dossiers: Office Hours Tomorrow with Tina Henkin

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Tina Henkin will be available for assistance in preparation of 4th year review dossiers on Friday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 186 University Hall. This meeting is intended for staff, P&T chairs and/or procedures oversight designees. 

RIV to Vita Transition

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An FAQ containing information about the Research In View to Vita transition has been posted on the ASC APT intranet page. Please contact Tina Henkin with questions.

Presentation on NSF Funding in the Social Sciences 

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All faculty and graduate students with research interests in the NSF Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences are invited to join Program Officer Tim Nokken on Monday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Derby 3136, for a presentation on NSF funding in the social sciences. There will be time for a question and answer session.

If you would like to meet with Professor Nokken in a one-on-one meeting, he would be pleased to do so; he will be available for 30 minute meetings 1:30-5 p.m., on the same day. Contact Jen Rasor if you would like an individual meeting.    

Extension of Tenure Clock

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Probationary faculty scheduled for a mandatory tenure review in fall 2017 who wish to request an exclusion of service time (extension of the clock) must do so by March 31. If the request is due to child birth or adoption, the faculty member must fill out OAA form 111. This form is used to notify OAA that the faculty member wishes to take this exclusion and should be signed by the TIU head and the associate dean for faculty affairs to indicate that they are aware of the request; this form should be submitted by the TIU head to Tina Henkin. A request for exclusion of time for birth or adoption of a child is automatically granted as long as it is filed with OAA within a year of the childbirth/adoption and no later than April 1 of the year of the mandatory review. The relevant section of faculty rules is in section 3335-6-03 paragraph D.

If the request is for a reason other than childbirth or adoption, the faculty member must fill out OAA Form 112. The request must be be approved at the departmental (TIU head in consultation with the P&T committee) and college levels (divisional dean and regional dean if applicable) prior to submission to OAA; this form should be submitted by the TIU head to the divisional dean by March 31. 

Research Funding Opportunities

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The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities. There are 11 opportunities due during the month of March and an additional 26 opportunities due by the end of May. Please share this link with your faculty for more information
 
There are also two internal seed grant opportunities: Translational Data Analytics (letter of intent due March 21 and the Institute for Population Research (applications due April 19).
 
The Office of Research will hold an NSF CAREER proposal workshop on Wednesday, April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:p.m. in the Smith Seminar Room (Physics Research Building). Contact Jeff Agnoli to register. 

2017 College and University Deadlines

March 31: 
Deadline to submit requests to extend tenure clock for probationary faculty scheduled for mandatory review in fall 2017; requests are due to the college March 31 to meet the OAA deadline

April 3:
Deadline to submit grant applications to the Fisher Leadership Initiativegrant program
Deadline to submit 4th year review dossiers to the college

May 26:
Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin


March 9, 2017

Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings: Deadlines for Agenda Items

Any items that require Board of Trustees approval (for example, approval of emeritus faculty status) must be submitted to OAA by March 13 for inclusion on the Board of Trustees meeting agenda for the April 7 meeting. The next board meeting after that is on June 9; the deadline for materials for that meeting is May 15. 

Please consult the Who Does What for Chairs and Directors for the appropriate contact person; for emeritus faculty requests, submit to the divisional dean’s assistant.

RIV to Vita Transition

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An FAQ containing information about the Research In View to Vita transition has been posted on the ASC APT intranet page. Please contact Tina Henkin with questions.

Submit Potential Reviewers for Promotion and Tenure Cases for Fall 2017

Lists of potential external reviewers for all promotion and promotion and tenure cases to be reviewed in fall 2017 should be submitted to the college for approval by May 26, 2017. A document describing this process is posted on the ASC APT intranet site under External Evaluator materials. Optional template letters for requesting external review letters are also posted. Please send lists to Tina Henkin, along with any questions. 

Extension of Tenure Clock

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Probationary faculty scheduled for a mandatory tenure review in fall 2017 who wish to request an exclusion of service time (extension of the clock) must do so by March 31. If the request is due to child birth or adoption, the faculty member must fill out OAA form 111. This form is used to notify OAA that the faculty member wishes to take this exclusion and should be signed by the TIU head and the associate dean for faculty affairs to indicate that they are aware of the request; this form should be submitted by the TIU head to Tina Henkin. A request for exclusion of time for birth or adoption of a child is automatically granted as long as it is filed with OAA within a year of the childbirth/adoption and no later than April 1 of the year of the mandatory review. The relevant section of faculty rules is in section 3335-6-03 paragraph D.

If the request is for a reason other than childbirth or adoption, the faculty member must fill out OAA Form 112. The request must be be approved at the departmental (TIU head in consultation with the P&T committee) and college levels (divisional dean and regional dean if applicable) prior to submission to OAA; this form should be submitted by the TIU head to the divisional dean by March 31. 

Summer Appointments for Lecturers, Graduate Associates and Student Associates

The ASC Office of Human Resources has issued guidelines for summer 2017 appointments for lecturers, graduate associates and student associates, including circumstances under which graduate students may be hired as lecturers. Human Resource Action (HRA) requests for these hires must be submitted by March 24, 2017 to ensure that they are complete prior to the start of the summer semester.

Departmental managers and HR staff have received this information in a separate mailing. Questions may be directed to Grace Chanfrau.  

Research Funding Opportunities

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The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 11 opportunities due during the month of March and an additional 26 opportunities due by the end of May. Examples include the Department of Justice Programs, NSF High-End Instrumentation Grants, the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. Please share this link with your faculty for more information. 
 
There are also two internal seed grant opportunities: Translational Data Analytics (letter of intent due March 21 and the Institute for Population Research (applications due April 19).
 
The Office of Research will hold an NSF CAREER proposal workshop on Wednesday, April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:p.m. in the Smith Seminar Room (Physics Research Building). Contact Jeff Agnoli to register. 

4th Year Review Dossiers: Office Hours for Tina Henkin

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The following office hours are being offered by Tina Henkin for assistance in preparation of 4th year review dossiers, which are due April 3:

Friday, March 10, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m..

No appointment is required, location is 186 University Hall. These meeting times are intended for staff, P&T chairs and/or procedures oversight designees. Additional time slots will be added if needed.

2017 College and University Deadlines

March 31: Deadline to submit requests to extend tenure clock for probationary faculty scheduled for mandatory review in fall 2017; requests are due to the college March 31 to meet the OAA deadline

April 3: Deadline to submit grant applications to the Fisher Leadership Initiativegrant program
April 3: Deadline to submit 4th year review dossiers to the college

May 26: Deadline to submit lists of proposed external reviewers to Tina Henkin


March 2, 2017

Strategic Planning Workshops

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Please encourage your faculty and staff to sign up for a strategic planning workshop — cross-college participation is essential for a successful planning process and helps set our path forward. Details and registration information are online.

Extension of Tenure Clock

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Probationary faculty scheduled for a mandatory tenure review in fall 2017 who wish to request an exclusion of service time (extension of the clock) must do so by March 31. If the request is due to child birth or adoption, the faculty member must fill out OAA form 111.This form is used to notify OAA that the faculty member wishes to take this exclusion and should be signed by the TIU head and the associate dean for faculty affairs to indicate that they are aware of the request; this form should be submitted by the TIU head to Tina Henkin. A request for exclusion of time for birth or adoption of a child is automatically granted as long as it is filed with OAA within a year of the childbirth/adoption and no later than April 1 of the year of the mandatory review. The relevant section of faculty rules is in section 3335-6-03 paragraph D.

If the request is for a reason other than childbirth or adoption, the faculty member must fill out OAA Form 112. The request must be be approved at the departmental (TIU head in consultation with the P&T committee) and college levels (divisional dean and regional dean if applicable) prior to submission to OAA; this form should be submitted by the TIU head to the divisional dean by March 31. 

4th Year Review Dossiers: Office Hours for Tina Henkin

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The following office hours are being offered by Tina Henkin for assistance in preparation of 4th year review dossiers, which are due April 3:

Friday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7, 9-11 a.m.
Friday, March 10, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m..

No appointment is required, location is 186 University Hall. These meeting times are intended for staff, P&T chairs and/or procedures oversight designees. Additional time slots will be added if needed.

New Research Data Available in BuckeyeBox

On March 1, a new data folder will be available in BuckeyeBox. Data and charts showing research funding by top sponsor groups for departments and centers will be available. The charts show trends over a five-year period.

The research team is interested in making these reports as useful as possible to department and center leadership. Please provide feedback to Andrea Ward Ross.

RIV/Vita Transition

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Because of the transition between RIV and Vita, OAA has decided that faculty who will be reviewed for promotion to associate or full professor in fall 2017 will have the option of using either RIV or the new Vita system. This is a change from the previously stated policy, which was that everyone would be required to use Vita. Please send names of faculty you expect to be reviewed in fall 2017 to Tina Henkin, so that they can get prioritization for dossier preparation in Vita; fourth-year reviews in spring 2017 may be prepared either in RIV or as a Word document that follows the OAA dossier outline format.

ASC IdeaFest: Call for Mentors 

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The College of Arts and Sciences will host its second IdeaFest, Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, on the first floor of the CBEC building at 151 W. Woodruff Ave. IdeaFest is a What’s Next? brainstorming event open to all Ohio State students. Students select ideas and form teams to envision an app, software, an experience, a product, a performance or a movement and win great prizes!

Faculty and staff are needed to serve as mentors. This is a two-day event, but mentors do not need to be present for the duration of the event. Register as a mentor and encourage your students to sign up to participate in the event. Contact Andrea Ward Ross with questions.

Funding Opportunities

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The Institute for Population Research (IPR) call for seed grant proposals supports research projects consistent with IPR's mission to promote population science research. IPR favors multidisciplinary collaboration and encourages applications from junior faculty and faculty new to population and health research. Priority is given to research in one or more of IPR's four thematic areas: fertility and reproductive health; union formation/dissolution; health and development through the life course; and migration. Deadline: April 19.

Translational Data Analytics 2017 TDA Seed Grants support teams that wish to form new, interdisciplinary teams to generate preliminary study concepts, technologies, data and results encompassing data analytics. These proposals will support the creation of a community of scholars dedicated to identifying, sharply defining and providing solutions to problems within the scope of TDA. Letter of Intent deadline is Tuesday, March 21. Earliest possible start date will be fall semester 2017. 

TDA@OSU Seeking Faculty to Visit Nagoya Univeristy

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TDA@OSU and the Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University, in Nagoya, Japan, are entering into agreements that will allow for Ohio State faculty to visit Nagoya University.    
Nagoya has identified specific “hosting” scholars in their faculty ranks with interests in Fundamentals and Applications of Informatics. This group of faculty will host Ohio State faculty with similar interests. The following topics are considered: Bioinformatics; Machine Learning; Pattern Recognition and Digital Humanities.
 
Visits will last for a duration of 3-6 months, and Nagoya would like to begin as soon as possible; the summer semester or even earlier would be ideal. The faculty visitor will receive ample financial support (including travel, salary at Nagoya, etc.) from Nagoya and Ohio State. Interested faculty members can meet with the Nagoya principals on March 9. Please contact Raghu Machiraju or David Mongeau with questions.

The Arts Initiative: Call for Entries for Hopkins Hall Gallery 

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The Arts Initiative is accepting new exhibition proposals for Hopkins Hall Gallery for summer 2017. This call is open to all Ohio State faculty, staff, alumni and students. During the Summer Series the gallery functions as a short-term exhibitions, special projects and performance space. Deadline: Monday, March 13 by 5 p.m.

2017 College and University Deadlines

March 31: Deadline to submit requests to extend tenure clock for probationary faculty scheduled for mandatory review in fall 2017; requests are due to the college March 31 to meet the OAA deadline
April 3: Deadline to submit grant applications to the Fisher Leadership Initiativegrant program
April 3: Deadline to submit 4th year review dossiers to the college


Feb. 23, 2017

ACLS Funding Opportunities

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has announced the following funding opportunities:

The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program places recent humanities PhDs in two-year, career-building fellowships in top nonprofit and government organizations. This year’s application deadline is March 22. Current graduate students in the humanities who will defend and file their dissertations by April 6 and receive their degrees by June 18 of this year are eligible to apply.

The Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs offers fellowships for scholars and grants for universities in support of efforts to link research on religion (in any humanities or social science field) with journalism and media. The deadline for grant applications is March 23. 

4th Year Review Dossiers: Office Hours for Tina Henkin

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Office hours will be offered by Tina Henkin at the following times for assistance in preparation of 4th year review dossiers, which are due to the college on April 4:

Friday, Feb 24, 9-11 a.m.
Friday, Mar 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar 7, 9-11 a.m.
Friday, March 10, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m..

No appointment is required, location is 186 University Hall. These meeting times are intended for staff, P&T chairs and/or procedures oversight designees. Additional time slots will be added if needed.

RIV/Vita Transition

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Because of the transition between RIV and Vita, OAA has decided that faculty who will be reviewed for promotion to associate or full professor in fall 2017 will have the option of using either RIV or the new Vita system. This is a change from the previously stated policy, which was that everyone would be required to use Vita.

The Vita system is currently in beta testing, and will be available to all faculty on April 3. Data currently in RIV will be transferred to Vita for everyone, and individuals who plan to use it in fall 2017 will be prioritized for data curation and dossier preparation. Faculty can continue to enter data into RIV, but those who plan to use the new system should probably wait to enter new information until April. In particular, preparation of narrative sections should be done as a Word doc, which can then be easily pasted into the new system without loss of formatting; this is a major improvement over RIV.
 
Associate professors who were promoted before the RIV system was instituted, and who have never used that system, will continue to have the option of submitting a Word document that follows the OAA dossier outline format.

Please send names of faculty you expect to be reviewed in fall 2017 to Tina Henkin, so that they can get prioritization for dossier preparation in Vita. As announced previously, fourth year reviews in spring 2017 may be prepared either in RIV or as a Word document that follows the OAA dossier outline format.

TDA@OSU Seeking Faculty to Visit Nagoya Univeristy

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Over the past months, Translational Data Analytics at Ohio State (TDA@OSU) has been discussing opportunities with two universities, Nagoya and RIKEN@Tokyo U, and Fujitsu for various faculty, staff and student exchanges. Of the three, the agreement with Nagoya is further along.
 
TDA@OSU and the Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan are entering into agreements that will allow for Ohio State faculty to visit Nagoya University.    
Nagoya has identified specific “hosting” scholars in their faculty ranks with interests in Fundamentals and Applications of Informatics. This group of faculty will host Ohio State faculty with similar interests. The following topics have been mentioned for consideration:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Digital Humanities

Visits will last for a duration of 3-6 months and Nagoya would like to begin as soon as possible; the summer semester or even earlier would be ideal. This opportunity will be especially attractive to those considering sabbaticals or special research assignments. The faculty visitor will receive ample financial support (including travel, salary at Nagoya, etc.) from Nagoya and Ohio State.
 
Interested faculty members can meet with the Nagoya principals on March 9. Meanwhile, all interested faculty can also reach out to tda@osu.edu. Co-Leads Raghu Machiraju and David Mongeau will be able to provide necessary details.

New Appointments of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors

The process for nominations for new appointments of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors is posted online. To be eligible, full professors must not already hold a titled position, such as Eminent Scholar, Distinguished University Professor or an endowed chair or professorship, and will have generally served at full rank for at least five years at Ohio State or another peer university. Nominations come from department chairs or directors, divisional deans or the executive dean; submit nominations by April 1, to ASCFacultyAffairs@osu.edu.

Ohio Campus Compact Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

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Ohio Campus Compact invites faculty, staff and students to submit presentation proposals for its annual meeting to be hosted this year by Ohio State Aug. 3-4. The theme for this year’s conference is Advancing the Civic Purposes of Higher Education in a Changing Environment. Ohio Campus Compact is a statewide non-profit coalition of 42 college and university presidents and their campuses working to promote and develop the civic purposes of higher education. The proposal deadline is March 10.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Feb. 28: Deadline to submit autumn 2017 courses to Arts and Sciences Communications for web project
March 1: Deadline to submit a proposal for First-Year Seminars Program to Todd Bitters
April 1: Deadline to submit nominations for appointments of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors
April 3: Deadline to submit grant applications to the Fisher Leadership Initiative grant program
April 4: Deadline to submit 4th year review dossiers to the college


Feb. 16, 2017

New Appointments of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors

The process for nominations for new appointments of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors is posted online. To be eligible, full professors must not already hold a titled position, such as Eminent Scholar, Distinguished University Professor or an endowed chair or professorship, and will have generally served at full rank for at least five years at Ohio State or another peer university. 

Nominations come from department chairs or directors, divisional deans or the executive dean, and consist of a CV and letter of nomination (three pages maximum). Please submit nominations by April 1, 2017 to the attention of Tina Henkin, by email to ASCFacultyAffairs@osu.edu.

Workshop on Corporate Sponsorship of Research

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The Industry Liaison Office has scheduled a workshop for getting engaged with corporate sponsorship of research. The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
in the Research Commons, Third floor, 18th Ave. Library.

This workshop addresses the challenge of bridging the industry-university divide by providing researchers with a fundamental understanding of the value of industry engagement and the engagement continuum, tools for rapidly vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities and knowledge of the support resources at Ohio State that are key to helping secure and nurture industrial relationships.

Research Funding Opportunities

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The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 10 opportunities due during the month of February and an additional 10 opportunities due by the end of April.

Examples of upcoming research opportunities include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NIH Institutional Pre-doctoral Training Program, National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. Please share this link with your faculty for more information.

Transitioning from D2L to Canvas (New Carmen)

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As the university transitions from D2L (Old Carmen) to Canvas (New Carmen), ASCTech is ready to assist:

Please note: Instructor access to the Ohio State D2L system ends at the end of spring semester 2017. All access to the Ohio State D2L system ends at the end of summer 2017.

ASC Communications Offers Support for Recruitment Materials

Arts and Sciences Communication Services is offering departments up to 250 tri-fold brochures to help with undergraduate recruitment. This initial 250 quantity will be at no expense to the department.

Please contact your ASC Comm liaison to schedule a meeting to discuss the process and timeline.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Feb. 28: Deadline to submit autumn 2017 courses to Arts and Sciences Communications for web project

March 1: Deadline to submit a proposal for First-Year Seminars Program to Todd Bitters

April 1: Deadline to submit nominations for appointments of College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professors

April 3: Deadline to submit grant applications to the Fisher Leadership Initiativegrant program. 

Feb. 9, 2017

Faculty Writing Retreat

Faculty across the university are invited to join the Writing Center for a three-day writing retreat in the Research Commons at the 18th Ave. Library. In addition to sharing resources on writing process and project planning, the retreat will offer a quiet space to work on writing projects.

Resources will be on-hand from the libraries and the Writing Center for all stages of the research, planning and writing process. Faculty can register for one, two or all three days. Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Genie Giaimo, Writing Center director.

Research Funding Opportunities

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The ASC Research Team maintains a spreadsheet of research funding opportunities, in collaboration with Foundation Relations and the Office of Research. There are 10 opportunities due during the month of February and an additional 10 opportunities due by the end of April.

Examples pf upcoming research opportunities include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NIH Institutional Pre-doctoral Training Program, National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. Please share this link with your faculty for more information.

Faculty-Led Academic Tours Abroad for Alumni and Friends: Proposals Due May 1

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The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes proposals from academic units for academic tours abroad for alumni and friends. By May 1 of each year, chairs, directors and faculty who are interested in leading or offering such an experience during the following 24 months should submit a concise, preliminary proposal. The college will facilitate a select number of academic tours abroad for alumni and friends each year.

Proposals should be submitted to Linda Hood by May 1. Questions can be directed to Assistant Dean Garett Heysel.

Fisher College Leadership Initiative Research Grant Program

The Fisher Leadership Initiative in the Fisher College of Business has launched a research grant program for the study of leadership. The initiative plans on awarding $75,000 in grants for research that will be completed by the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

Proposals from outside the Fisher College are especially encouraged, as are proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries. Potential grant applicants are encouraged to contact Timothy Judge, executive director, Fisher Leadership Initiative, for advice on how to make your application as strong as possible. 

All grant applications must be submitted online by April 3.

2017 College and University Deadlines

Feb. 28: Deadline to submit autumn 2017 courses to Arts and Sciences Communications for web project

March 1: Deadline to submit a proposal for First-Year Seminars Program to Todd Bitters

April 3: Deadline to submit grant applications to the Fisher Leadership Initiativegrant program. 


Feb. 2, 2017

Call for Proposals: Academic Tours Abroad for Alumni and Friends

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The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes proposals from academic units for academic tours abroad for alumni and friends. The success and high academic impact of our faculty-led education abroad experiences for undergraduates demonstrates our potential to offer tailored, faculty-led educational programs for alumni and friends. Such programs have considerable potential for outreach, advancement and lifelong learning.

By May 1 of each year, chairs, directors and faculty who are interested in leading or offering such an experience during the following 24 months should submit a concise, preliminary proposal. The college will facilitate a select number of academic tours abroad for alumni and friends each year.

Proposals should be submitted to Linda Hood by May 1. Questions can be directed to Assistant Dean Garett Heysel.

Autumn 2017 Featured Courses Project 

For some time, we've been hearing from instructors that they'd like to find new ways to promote courses; this spring we are piloting a new approach and will feature select Autumn 2017 courses on the College of Arts and Sciences website.
 
Since the website was launched in fall 2015, we've been closely watching site traffic and have been seeing particularly high traffic on a few key student pages during scheduling windows. Our plan is to create a "bulletin board" on the college website with a listing of featured courses and to promote these to students who are already on our site; we will also utilize email
marketing, ads on CABS buses and digital posters in the Union and Main Library.
 
We would like to have broad representation from across the college. An email will be going out next week to faculty and academic advisors inviting online submissions.

The deadline is Feb. 28, and the listing will go live on March 20 in time for the autumn scheduling window. Contact asccomm@osu.edu with any questions.

First-Year Seminars Program: Proposals Due March 1

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Faculty from all academic units are invited to submit a First-Year Seminars program proposal for a 1 credit-hour seminar targeted to first-year students. Enrollment is capped at 18 students and interdisciplinary seminars are encouraged. Payment for teaching a seminar is $3,000 for AU17/SP18; an additional $1,000 is included for new course development. Information on how to propose a seminarsample syllabicourse proposal form and repeat proposal form are all available online.

Proposals for autumn 2017 seminars must be submitted by March 1 to Todd Bitters

Guidelines for Scholarships Management document

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The college’s Guidelines for Scholarships Management document, which was presented at the January 17 chairs’ meeting, has been finalized and posted to the ASC intrane. This document provides guidance on awarding, processing and reporting the $2 million in scholarships that the college annually awards to nearly 1,500 students. Questions may be directed Ann Rottersman.

Fellowship Writing in the Arts and Humanities Panel Discussion

Join us for an informal conversation with successful fellowship applicants and reviewers who will discuss the application process and overall approach/strategy used to develop their project, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Colloquia Room, Research Commons, 3rd floor, 18th Ave Library. Panelists include: Nicholas Breyfogle (history), Gregory Jusdanis (classics) and Mytheli Sreenivas (history). Susan Williams will moderate the panel discussion.

RSVP is required

2017 College and University Deadlines

Feb. 6:
Deadline for rank-ordered FPL applications due to the college
Deadline for special assignment applications due to college

March 1: Deadline to submit a proposal for First-Year Seminars Program to Todd Bitters


Jan. 26, 2017

Welcome ASC Business Intelligence Analyst Liana Crisan-Vandeborne

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Liana Crisan-Vandeborne (crisan-vandeborne.1) has joined the ASC team as the new business intelligence analyst. Liana brings a wealth of experience with data management and analyses. For the last six years she has been in a similar position with the university’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning. Please join me in welcoming Liana to the college. 

Call for Proposals: First-Year Seminars Program

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Faculty from all academic units are invited to submit a First-Year Seminars program proposal for a 1 credit-hour seminar targeted to first-year students. Enrollment is capped at 18 students and interdisciplinary seminars are encouraged. Payment for teaching a seminar is $3,000 for AU17/SP18; an additional $1,000 is included for new course development. Information on how to propose a seminarsample syllabicourse proposal form and repeat proposal form are all available online.

Proposals for autumn 2017 seminars must be submitted by March 1 to Todd Bitters

Please note that we significantly increased the teaching stipend this academic year (2016-17) from $2,000 to $3,000, to adapt to the increased number of class sessions as a consequence of our conversion from quarters to semesters (while retaining the additional stipend for new course development).               

Fellowship Writing in the Arts and Humanities: A Panel Discussion

Join us for an informal panel discussion featuring successful fellowship applicants and reviewers who will discuss the application process and overall approach/strategy used to develop their project, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Colloquia Room, Research Commons, 3rd floor, 18th Ave Library. Panelists include: Nicholas Breyfogle (history), Gregory Jusdanis (classics) and Mytheli Sreenivas (history). Susan Williams will moderate the panel discussion.

RSVP is required. 

Expedited Promotion and Tenure Reviews

A document describing the process for expedited promotion and tenure reviews for retention of faculty who have received external offers at a higher rank has been posted on the ASC intranet site. A template letter for requesting external evaluation letters is also posted.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Feb. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the following awards: 

Feb 6: Deadline for rank-ordered FPL applications due to the college. Deadline for special assignment applications due to college.


Jan. 19, 2017

Expedited Promotion and Tenure Reviews

A document describing the process for expedited promotion and tenure reviews for retention of faculty who have received external offers at a higher rank has been posted on the ASC intranet site. A template letter for requesting external evaluation letters is also posted.

Call for Proposals: Political Networks Conference at Ohio State

The Tenth Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops will be held June 14-17, 2017, at Ohio State. Proposals for individual papers, posters and organized panels that engage in rigorous theoretical and/or empirical research on the application of networks to politics and policy are now being accepted. Methodological approaches may include, but are not limited to, statistical studies, laboratory and field experiments, ethnography, formal models, and computer simulations. 

Scholars in political science or other related disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals, by Feb. 15, 2017. For questions, contact any member of the Ohio State host committee: Alison CraigSkyler Cranmer or Jan Box-Steffensmeier.

Technology Commercialization Office/Foundation Relations Office Hours for ASC

On Jan 27, from 12-4 p.m, in the Physics Building’s first floor auditorium, the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) and the Office of Foundation Relations (FR) will host office hours for faculty, staff, post-docs and students of the Arts and Sciences. Jay Dahlman (TCO) will address questions focused on innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Leanda Rix (FR) will answer questions about prospect identification, strategic planning, proposal development, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of private foundation prospects.   

To schedule an appointment outside of the designated time frame, contact either Jay Dahlman or Leanda Rix.

Additional upcoming dates/times for ASC office hours are listed below.

  • Jan. 27, 12-4 p.m., Physics Bldg., 1st floor Auditorium
  • Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., CBEC, room 215
  • March 16, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pressey Hall, room 24. Please note that this meeting space is located in a locked area of the building. You will need to go to room 110 to request access.
  • April 20, 12-4 p.m., Sullivant Hall, ACCAD Conference Room 332
  • May 18, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., CBEC, room 215
  • Aug. 17, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., CBEC, room 215

Book Publishing in the Humanities Workshop: Feb. 2

This announcement was sent to faculty via News and Updates and through direct e-mail to assistant professors in the humanities. The session was organized in response to a request from several chairs, and we include it here for your information.

Arts and Sciences and the Ohio State University Press will be hosting a workshop on scholarly book publishing in the humanities, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2-4 p.m in the Research Commons Colloquia Space (room 340), 175 West. 18th Avenue. It will be facilitated by Tony Sanfilippo, director of the press, and will feature Kristen Ellias Rowley, the editor-in chief at the press, and Jim Phelan, professor of English. Topics covered will include the acquisitions process; peer review; tips for working with your editor; subventions; and the production timeline and process. Vice Dean Susan Williams will also talk about the relation between the publishing process and promotion and tenure reviews.

Registration is requested. Materials from the workshop will be posted to the ASC research support website after the event.

Global Mobility Project Grants 

The Global Mobility Project at Ohio State, funded by the Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme, invites applications for the newly-established grants for research and creative work on the topic of global mobility. We shall consider research and creative project proposals on all aspects of mobility and migration, regardless of geographical, historical or thematic focus. There are three tiers of grants: undergraduate research and mentorship grants (in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Research), grad student grants and faculty grants.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Feb. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the following awards: 

Feb 6: Deadline for rank-ordered FPL applications due to the college. Deadline for special assignment applications due to college.


Jan. 12, 2017

Faculty-Led Undergraduate Research Abroad Pilot Program: Deadline Jan. 16

The College of Arts and Sciences, the Undergraduate Research Office and the Office of International Affairs are sponsoring a new grant competition to engage faculty and increase their involvement in proposing and implementing new faculty-led undergraduate research abroad programs.

This pilot program supports proposals from full-time faculty, within the College of Arts and Sciences, for proposed research abroad undergraduate programs. Group and individual student activities are subject to university requirements and policies regarding travel to risk-designated countries. Candidates working closely with their undergraduate curricular committees and reflecting the curricular plans will receive priority consideration.

The competition will fund three proposals of ≈$13,000-$15,000 each. Each faculty member will receive $2,000-$4,000 (amount will vary based upon actual travel costs outlined in the budget) to support his/her travel-related site-visit and feasibility costs including travel and per diem. The Undergraduate Research Office will contribute $10,000, to each program to support undergraduate students’ future travel and research-related costs abroad.

The earliest start date for this program is May 2018 and proposals must meet expected curricular and programmatic guidelines.

Applications are due Jan. 16 to Garett Heysel with a copy to Lorraine Wallace.

ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services Workshops

A trio of one-hour workshops to build core competencies for departmental staff involved in undergraduate recruitment will be held in February, from 1-2 p.m.

  • How to discuss and think about value in higher education, Feb. 13, room 090, 18th Avenue Library
  • Effective counseling skills with prospective students and families, Feb. 21, Room 090, 18th Avenue Library
  • Strategies for building connections and relationships with key admissions stakeholders, Feb. 28, Room 090, 18th Avenue Library

Registration required. For additional information, contact Chinwe Okpalaoka

Promotion and Tenure Workshops: Jan. 24 and Jan. 30

Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will host two promotion and tenure workshops in early spring semester. The workshop will include policies, guidelines, and tips on documenting and explaining activities and accomplishments. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be Monday, Jan. 30, 3–5 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Psychology Building Room 035. 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.

Staff Development Grants: Application Deadline Jan. 31

The Staff Career Development Grant provides staff with an opportunity to further their growth and development. Awards up to $1,000 for individuals and $1,500 for groups are available to support professional development, education or training costs related to job and/or career goals. Applications can be submitted [pdf] through Jan 31, 2017. 

Please encourage your staff to consider applying for a career development grant. 

Transition from RIV to Vita

The transition from RIV to Vita is expected to take place in time for the fall 2017 P&T reviews. The Vita system is currently in beta testing. Individuals who will be reviewed at that time will receive priority for transfer of their data from RIV. They may choose to update their information in RIV now, but waiting until the system is available in the spring is preferred. A good option is to draft content (e.g., narrative statements) in a word document, which will allow a simple copy-and-paste into the new system. 

The college already has the names of all faculty undergoing mandatory review in fall 2017 and will ensure that those faculty receive priority for data transfer. Names of faculty who are likely to be considered for early promotion and tenure or promotion to full professor in fall 2017 should be sent to Tina Henkin.

Candidates for fourth year reviews in spring 2017 may prepare their core dossier using either RIV or a Word document that follows the OAA dossier outline; information is provided in the Fourth Year Review Guidance Document on the ASC APT intranet. Questions should be directed to Tina Henkin.

University Engagement Recognition Awards

The university is seeking nominations of outstanding engagement partnerships for the 2017 University Engagement Recognition Awards. We are looking for partnerships that demonstrate how colleges and universities have redesigned their learning, discovery and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities. Those interested in applying for any of these awards must submit an abstract by Feb. 28, 2017. If you have questions, contact the Office of Outreach and Engagement.

Funding Available for Faculty, Staff and Student Engagement

The Connect and Collaborate Grants Program for faculty, staff, students and their public/private sector community partners supports pre-proposals which have the potential to catalyze engaged, collaborative teaching and research activities benefiting the community and university. Grants up to $70,000 are available. Pre-proposals are due Wednesday, Feb. 1. An information session will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the Research Commons and can also be viewed online

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Jan. 13: Deadline to submit nominations for university Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award and Distinguished Staff Awards
Feb. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the following awards: 

Feb 6: Deadline for rank-ordered FPL applications due to the college. Deadline for special assignment applications due to college.