Chair and Director Mailing

The Chair and Director Mailing will be issued each Thursday. Please submit listings to Liz Alcalde (alcalde.1@osu.edu) for inclusion by noon each Tuesday.

Circulation Information
Each Thursday morning 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


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

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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. 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 Initiative grant 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

2017

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 

Please share this announcement with your faculty, graduate program coordinators and graduate students

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 Initiative grant 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 Initiative grant 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 Initiative grant 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 Initiative grant 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

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 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

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

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 Initiative grant program. 


Feb. 2, 2017

Call for Proposals: Academic Tours Abroad for Alumni and Friends

Please share this announcement with your faculty 

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

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff. 

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

Please share this announcement with your faculty and staff

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

Please share this announcement with your faculty

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.

2016

Jan. 5, 2017

Writing Center Open House: Jan. 11

The Writing Center, at the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing in 4120 Smith Lab, is hosting an Open House for all faculty, staff and students, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2-5 p.m. Learn about the center’s new WCOnline scheduling and data analytics software and meet with center consultants. Enjoy snacks/refreshments in the center’s newly renovated space.

The center offers free help with writing at any stage of the writing process, from research papers to lab reports, dissertations, resumes, proposals, application materials and more. Consultants are available for in-person or online sessions as well as for groups, team projects and workshops.

Changes to Faculty Research Page

The ASC Research and Faculty Affairs teams have made several modifications to the “Support of Faculty Research” webpage. The webpage now includes links to: resources at Ohio State's Office of Research; a tailored list of research, scholarship and foundation opportunities for ASC faculty; and related ASC policies (e.g. cost-sharing, graduate tuition and fee requests). For further inquiries, please contact Stephen Petrill, associate dean for research.

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.

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.

Office of Outreach and Engagement Information Session: Jan. 17

An information session for the Spring 2017 Connect and Collaborate Grants will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library, 175 W. 18th Avenue). The information session can also be viewed via Carmen Connect. Deadline for grant pre-proposals is Feb 1.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Jan. 13, 2017: 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.


Dec. 22, 2016

Accelerator Awards Program: Applications Due Dec. 27

The Accelerator Awards program provides Ohio State researchers up to $100,000 to advance and further develop promising technologies and bring them closer to market. Concept development, prototyping, coding, market studies and customer validation efforts are eligible uses for this award.

The awards are available to all Ohio State researchers who have disclosed their inventions to the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO). Applications for this round of funding are due Tuesday (12/27).

Writing Center Open House: Jan. 11

The Writing Center, at the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing in 4120 Smith Lab, is hosting an Open House for all faculty, staff and students, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2-5 p.m. Learn about the center’s new WCOnline scheduling and data analytics software and meet with center consultants. Enjoy snacks/refreshments in the center’s newly renovated space.

The center offers free help with writing at any stage of the writing process, from research papers to lab reports, dissertations, resumes, proposals, application materials and more. Consultants are available for in-person or online sessions as well as for groups, team projects and workshops.

Promotion and Tenure Workshops

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 Professional Developmental Grants

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 2016-17 upcoming round of awards is Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 by 4 p.m. Contact Julia McGory with questions.

Please encourage your staff to consider applying for a 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.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Jan. 13, 2017: 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.


Dec. 15, 2016

Due Today - Faculty Comments on Distinguished College Professor Process

The college has finalized its proposed changes to the selection process and eligibility criteria for Distinguished College Professors. The next step is to solicit comments from the faculty on these changes.

This comment period is called for in section XVI of the POA. A document summarizing the revisions to nomination and appointment process is available online. A copy of the online comments form is available for faculty.

Promotion and Tenure Workshops: Spring Semester

Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will be offering two promotion and tenure workshops early in spring semester. The workshops are intended to help tenure track faculty better understand how the review process works at the department, college and university levels. The workshop will include policies, guidelines, tips and discussion of what's expected from you and how best to document and explain your accomplishments.

Two workshops will be offered. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24; 1:30–3:30 p.m. For current associate professors, the workshop will be held Monday, Jan. 30; 3–5 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Psychology Building Room 035 and will be live on Carmen Connect.

Please RSVP and/or indicate if you are interested in viewing the workshop from your home/office via Carmen Connect.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Dec. 15: Early application deadline for Wye Faculty Seminar.
Dec.18: Deadline to submit nominations for the Outstanding First Year Advocate Award
Jan. 13, 2017: 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.


Dec. 8, 2016

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.

Faculty Comments Due Dec. 15: Distinguished College Professor Selection Process

The college has finalized its proposed changes to the selection process and eligibility criteria for Distinguished College Professors. Since these changes require an amendment of the college’s Pattern of Administration (POA), the next step is to solicit comments from the faculty on these changes.

This comment period is called for in section XVI of the POA. A document summarizing the revisions to nomination and appointment process is available online. A copy of the complete amended POA is also available online. An online comments form is available for faculty.

Comments on the proposed changes must be received by December 15.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Dec. 15: Early application deadline for Wye Faculty Seminar.
Dec.18: Deadline to submit nominations for the Outstanding First Year Advocate Award
Jan. 13, 2017: 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.


Dec. 1, 2016

Dear Chairs and Directors,

I would like to share that Scott Self, Arts and Sciences’ chief advancement officer, has accepted the position of assistant vice chancellor of development at Vanderbilt University — his last day will be December 9. During the past three years, Scott has been a great champion for this college and has been a significant driver to help us reach and exceed our campaign goals, I am truly thankful for his partnership and wish him great success in his next role.

Assistant Vice President of Development Chris Delisio will serve as the interim chief advancement officer; a national search for his replacement will commence immediately.

-David

UCAT: Resources for Teaching in the Post-Election Classroom

In the days leading up to and following the presidential election, our country has seen discord and, in some unfortunate cases, verbal and physical violence. As part of the teaching community at Ohio State, the university Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) is committed to diverse, inclusive and civil classrooms. UCAT’s bibliography on teaching the election, which was assembled earlier this fall, is available. In addition, online resources for teaching in the post-election classroom are available.
 
As always, consultants from UCAT are available to work with you and/or your department to address these issues, and any other issues that may be shaping the teaching and learning environment in which we collectively strive for inclusive excellence.

Request for Faculty Comments: Distinguished College Professor Selection Process

Based on feedback from the faculty advisory council and discussion at the November chairs’ meeting, the college has finalized its proposed changes to the selection process and eligibility criteria for Distinguished College Professors. Since these changes require an amendment of the college’s Pattern of Administration (POA), the next step is to solicit comments from the faculty on these changes.

This comment period is called for in section XVI of the POA. A document summarizing the revisions to nomination and appointment process is available online. A copy of the complete amended POA is also available online. An online comments form is available for faculty. Comments on the proposed changes must be received by December 15.

Please share this request for feedback via e-mail with the faculty in your department or school.

President and Provost's Council on Women

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 Ohio State.

The PPCW is accepting nominations for new members from all faculty and staff through December 31. There are three positions to be filled and both faculty and staff nominations are encouraged. We appreciate your suggestions for new additions as we look forward to the upcoming academic year. For more information, contact Joanne Turner

Nominations for Wye Faculty Seminar: Early Deadline, Dec 15

The Aspen Institute is calling for nominations for faculty to participate in its annual Wye Faculty Seminar. The 2017 seminar, “Citizenship in the American and Global Polity,” will focus on the contemporary challenges of fostering civil discourse for a vibrant democracy in a globalizing world.

Thiis seminar is directed toward established and rising faculty leaders from all disciplines and uses a variety of classic and contemporary philosophical and literary texts as the basis for intensive, interactive round-table discussions led by a skilled moderator in small groups of 15-20 participants.

Application deadlines: Dec. 15, 2016 (early application) and February 2017 (regular application). Faculty interested in attending the seminar may be eligible for funding through the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme travel grant program.

ASC and EHE Cross-College Seed Grant Recipients

The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Human Ecology congratulate the following investigators who been awarded 2016-2017 Cross-College Seed Grants. These grants are designed to foster new and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations across the two colleges:

  • Ouliana (Human Sciences), Parquette (Chem/Biochem) and Nelson (Neuroscience), “Development of nanoscafold-delivery of insulin-sensitizing proteins to target diabetes.”
     
  • Ding (Teaching and Learning) and Krabjich (Psychology), “Discovery through the eyes of problem solvers:  Using eye-tracking technology to explore the mechanisms of successful and unsuccessful approaches to synthesis physics problems.”
     
  • Mills (Speech and Hearing) and Moore (Teaching and Learning), “Assessing students narrative language: Emic and etic perceptions.”
     
  • Smooth (Women’s, Gender and Sexuality) and Richardson (Teaching and Learning), “Girls of color as social change agents: Identifying pathways to leadership.”

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Dec.1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professor to college for screening
Dec. 15: Early application deadline for Wye Faculty Seminar.
Dec.18: Deadline to submit nominations for the Outstanding First Year Advocate Award
Jan. 13, 2017: 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.


Nov. 17, 2016

As We Move Forward

Last week saw the culmination of a highly contested presidential election. There has been a rise in activism and also in incidents of harassment and hate. It pains me to imagine the fear that these actions have created. Although we are dedicated to free expression, we cannot tolerate any activities or behaviors that hurt others.
 
In the College of Arts and Sciences, we embrace inclusion and diversity and are committed to sustaining a culture where all views are acknowledged and all individuals are treated with civility and respect. As we move forward,  we will be hosting many talks and events on topics addressing community, identity, democracy, diversity, inequality and inclusion — some are already scheduled and many more will be posted soon on our website.
 
Let me assure you that we are committed to everyone's safety and success; please be aware of the resources offered to safeguard this commitment.

Read the full message.

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 2017-18 have been posted on the ASC intranet. Faculty should complete these applications no later than Jan. 20, 2017.

Chairs and directors should plan to send rank-ordered FPL recommendations to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu no later than Feb. 6, 2017, along with a list of approved SAs. See the intranet site for more details. Questions should be directed to Susan Williams

ASC Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award 

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of any faculty member or team of faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences whose research, teaching and/or service/outreach activities promote diversity and support a culture that embraces and exhibits inclusive excellence, community and openness. Deadline for submission of nominations for the Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award is Feb. 1, 2017.

Nominations for Wye Faculty Seminar, July 16-21, 2017

The Aspen Institute is calling for nominations for faculty to participate in its annual Wye Faculty Seminar. The 2017 seminar, “Citizenship in the American and Global Polity,” will focus on the contemporary challenges of fostering civil discourse for a vibrant democracy in a globalizing world.

Co-sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, this seminar is directed toward established and rising faculty leaders from all disciplines and uses a variety of classic and contemporary philosophical and literary texts as the basis for intensive, interactive roundtable discussions led by a skilled moderator in small groups of 15-20 participants.

Application deadlines: Dec. 15, 2016 (early application) and February 2017 (regular application). Faculty interested in attending the seminar may be eligible for funding through the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme travel grant program.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Nov. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Service Award
​Deadline to submit application for D2L exception to ODEE
Nov. 21: Deadline to submit nominations for 2016 Innovator of the Year Award
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant
Nov. 23: Deadline to submit applications for funds to support research and creative activities of tenure-track faculty on regional campuses, for projects beginning Jan.1, 2017
Dec. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professor to college for screening
Dec. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for the Outstanding First Year Advocate Award 
Jan. 13, 2017: Deadline to submit nominations for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
Feb. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award 


Nov. 10, 2016

From Carmen to Canvas: Application for Exception Due Nov. 18

If you would like to use the Carmen (D2L) platform to teach academic courses during the 2017 spring semester, you must submit an application for exception by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) will make final decisions by Dec. 9.

As the migration from D2L (old Carmen) to Canvas (new Carmen) continues for ODEE, ASCTech is available to support faculty, staff and instructors successfully migrate or implement a new course within Canvas for spring term 2017.

If you would like to meet with ASCTech for a consult about a departmental plan or a customized training opportunity for your department, please contact Mike Kaylor.

ASC Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award 

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of any faculty member or team of faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences whose research, teaching and/or service/outreach activities promote diversity and support a culture that embraces and exhibits inclusive excellence, community and openness. Deadline for submission of nominations for the Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award is Feb. 1, 2017.

2016-2017 University and ASC Faculty Awards Deadlines 

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, including the university Innovator of the Year Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Nov. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Service Award
​Deadline to submit application for D2L exception to ODEE
Nov. 21: Deadline to submit nominations for 2016 Innovator of the Year Award
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant
Nov. 23: Deadline to submit applications for funds to support research and creative activities of tenure-track faculty on regional campuses, for projects beginning Jan.1, 2017
Dec. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professor to college for screening
Dec. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for the Outstanding First Year Advocate Award 
Jan. 13, 2017: Deadline to submit nominations for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
Feb. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award 


Nov. 3, 2016

Migrating from Carmen to Canvas

As the migration work from D2L (old Carmen) to Canvas (new Carmen) continues for the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), ASCTech is available to support faculty, staff and instructors successfully migrate or implement a new course within Canvas for spring term 2017. Spring semester courses will be available in Carmen in mid-November. The D2L instance of Carmen will be taken off-line at the end of spring term 2017 and all courses and content therein will no longer be available for use or download.

If instructors want to continue with D2L for one more semester, an exception form should be completed immediately. Instructors who expect to teach in D2L and have a completed, approved exception form, will have their courses created for them by the ODEE.

If you would like to meet with ASCTech for a consult about a departmental plan or a customized training opportunity for your department, please contact Mike Kaylor.

More information on the adoption of the Canvas learning management system is available online.

Funds For Regional Campus Faculty Research / Creative Activity

Funds intended to support research and creative activities of tenure-track faculty on regional campuses are available. Activities may include travel for research and research-related conferences, but may not be used to support activities related to teaching and service. The maximum amount that can be requested is $2,000 per year.

Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 23, for projects beginning Jan.1, 2017 through June 30, 2017; 
Applications are due Monday, April 3, 2017 for projects beginning July 1, 2017 through Dec.31, 2017. 

Before beginning your online application, have the following ready to be uploaded to the application.

  • Proposal with detailed research/creative activity plan (maximum of three pages)
  • Detailed budget for items requested in the grant, including any relevant documentation
  • Short CV (maximum of three pages)

Note: If special protocols (e.g., human subjects, animal use, etc.) are involved in your proposal, you will need to indicate that you have secured, or plan to secure approval for your project from the appropriate institutional board.

For questions, contact Andrea Ward Ross, assistant executive dean for research.

Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award: Nominations Due February 

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of any faculty member or team of faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences whose research, teaching and/or service/outreach activities promote diversity and support a culture that embraces and exhibits inclusive excellence, community and openness. Deadline for submission of nominations for the Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award is Feb. 1, 2017.

2016-2017 University and ASC Faculty Awards Deadlines 

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, including the university Innovator of the Year Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Nov. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Service Award
Nov. 21: Deadline to submit nominations for 2016 Innovator of the Year Award
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant
Nov. 23: Deadline to submit applications for funds to support research and creative activities of tenure-track faculty on regional campuses, for projects beginning Jan.1, 2017
Dec. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professor to college for screening
Dec. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for the Outstanding First Year Advocate Award 
Jan. 13, 2017: Deadline to submit nominations for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
Feb. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award 


Oct. 27, 2016

Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award: Nominations Due February 

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of any faculty member or team of faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences whose research, teaching and/or service/outreach activities promote diversity and support a culture that embraces and exhibits inclusive excellence, community and openness. Deadline for submission of nominations for the Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award is Feb. 1, 2017.

Faculty Fellows Program to Diversity the Professoriate

The Big Ten Academic Alliance is participating in the Faculty Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate, a collaborative effort of the alliance and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). The program places 30 new and/or recent PhD and terminal master’s degree recipients in the humanities, humanistic social sciences and the arts into tenure-track positions at ACM member colleges over a period of five to six years.  

Eligibility for Faculty Fellowships:

The Fellows Program is open to all qualified candidates 

  • from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders and/or first-generation college students;
  • 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
  • who have demonstrated a commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service and leadership in the academy. 

Register now to be considered for tenure-track faculty positions with one of the 14 liberal arts colleges of the ACM.

2016-2017 University and ASC Faculty Awards Deadlines 

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, including the university Innovator of the Year Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college
Nov. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service 
Nov. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Service Award
Nov. 21: Deadline to submit nominations for 2016 Innovator of the Year Award
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant
Dec. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professor to college for screening
Dec. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for the Outstanding First Year Advocate Award 
Jan. 13, 2017: Deadline to submit nominations for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
Feb. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award 


Oct. 20, 2016

NEW: Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of any faculty member or team of faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences whose research, teaching and/or service/outreach activities promote diversity and support a culture that embraces and exhibits inclusive excellence, community and openness. Deadline for submission of nominations for the Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award is Feb. 1, 2017.

TODAY: Private Foundation Funding Information Sessions

Leanda Rix, director of foundation relations, Ohio State's Office of Foundation Relations, will be hosting office hours today (10/20), 8 a.m. to noon, Sullivant Hall, Room 332 for those interested in exploring private foundation funding opportunities. The Office of Foundation Relations is Ohio State’s central resources advocating for units across campus. The team specializes in prospect identification, strategic planning, proposal development, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of private foundation funders. To schedule an appointment time outside of the designated standing appointment time frame contact rix.10@osu.edu.  

TODAY: ASC Invention and Commercialization Information Sessions

Jay Dahlman, a representative from Ohio State's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), will host open appointments today (Oct. 20), 8 a.m. to noon in room 332, Sullivant Hall, for faculty, staff, post-docs and students focused on innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship at Ohio State. Stop by if you have any questions related to innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. To schedule an appointment time with a TCO representative outside of the designated standing appointment, contact Dahlman.3@osu.edu

Emeritus Faculty Office/Lab Principles and Form 

Guiding principles and the administrative process regarding the allocation and assignment of facilities to emeritus faculty in the college are now available online. As discussed in the last Chairs and Directors’ meeting, we see this process as important to effectively engaging Emeritus Faculty while continuing to foster stewardship of our resources. The process will be collaborative and consultative. Please contact Sergio Soave, who will assist the chairs and directors in this process.

2016-2017 University and ASC Faculty Awards Deadlines 

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, including the university Innovator of the Year Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award.

Vita.OSU Faculty Information System

The new Vita.OSU faculty information system, which will replace Research in View, is currently in beta testing. Please ask your faculty to contact Tina Henkin with a description of any specific Research in View issues that arose during the fall P&T process, to ensure that these issues can be addressed in the new system prior to release.

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching

The director of Princeton’s University Center for Human Values invites nominations and applications for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching. The appointment enables a tenured faculty member with a record of outstanding teaching and scholarly accomplishment to spend an academic year at the center.

Faculty who have received a teaching award from their home institutions and who have been innovative in the classroom through their use of technology are especially encouraged to apply. The center has particular interest in faculty with expertise in teaching environmental ethics, political theory and human rights. Deadline is Nov. 18, 2016. 

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college
Nov. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the President and Provost's Award for Distinguished Faculty Service 
Nov. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Service Award
Nov. 21: Deadline to submit nominations for 2016 Innovator of the Year Award
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant
Dec. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professor to college for screening
Dec. 18: Deadline to submit nominations for the Outstanding First Year Advocate Award 
Jan. 13, 2017: Deadline to submit nominations for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award
Feb. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for the Arts and Sciences Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award 


Oct. 13, 2016

Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State

Translational Data Analytics @ Ohio State hosts the first annual Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State. The month-long series of workshops, lectures, student challenges and events, focusing on data analytics and decision science, runs Oct. 26 through Nov. 20. This is a partnership among nearly a dozen units across campus, including the Arts and Sciences, with the goal of raising awareness of the vast data resources and expertise at Ohio State. Events are free and open to staff, students and faculty.

Writing Center to Introduce New Appointment Process for Instructors and Faculty 

Beginning January 2017, The Writing Center at the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW) will be scheduling appointments for instructors and faculty via a new system, WCOnline. The new system offers text and email reminders, a digital wait-list for appointments and online consulting sessions.

The Writing Center offers free help to instructors and faculty with writing at any stage of the writing process; research papers, lab reports, grant proposals and application materials. The Writing Center provides in-class workshops and resources on topics related to writing instruction. The CSTW, and the Writing Across the Curriculum program, also regularly consult with individual instructors and faculty, as well as groups, about the teaching of writing, assignment development and assessment.

In January, the center will host an open house to introduce instructors, faculty and their students to WCOnline. Consultants will be on-hand to help you set up a WCOnline account and share information on services available through the CSTW.

Invitations to the January open house will arrive in your mailboxes next month! For more information, contact CSTW director Genie Giaimo or Chris Manion, Writing Across Curriculum coordinator. 

Fourth Year Review Guidance Document

Fourth Year Review Guidance Document for candidates to be reviewed in spring 2017 has been posted on the ASC APT intranet. These will be due to the college on April 3, 2017. Because of the transition from Research in View to the new Vita.OSU system, candidates may use either an RIV core dossier or a word document that follows the core dossier format. Note that all information in RIV will be transferred to the new system.  A revised set of Dossier Divider Templates for fourth year review is also available on the Dossier Preparation Materials section of the ASC APT intranet.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Oct. 15: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant
Dec. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professors to college for screening

Oct. 6, 2016

Nominations for Distinguished University Professors

Nominations for the 2017 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, 2017.

Best Practices for Faculty Recruitment Information Session

An informal brown-bag lunch discussion of best practices for faculty recruitment will be offered immediately after the Chairs and Directors Meeting on Oct. 11, 12-1 p.m. in Psychology 035. Vice Dean Susan Williams, Associate Dean Tina Henkin, and Assistant Dean Patrice Dickerson will be available to answer questions, and we invite all chairs and directors to participate. We hope to share information about problems and solutions that arose last year, and suggestions for successful recruitment this year.  

Fourth Year Review Guidance Document Now Available

Fourth Year Review Guidance Document for candidates to be reviewed in spring 2017 has been posted on the ASC APT intranet. These will be due to the college on April 3, 2017. Because of the transition from Research in View to the new Vita.OSU system, candidates may use either an RIV core dossier or a word document that follows the core dossier format. Note that all information in RIV will be transferred to the new system.  A revised set of Dossier Divider Templates for fourth year review is also available on the Dossier Preparation Materials section of the ASC APT intranet.

Assessment Conference

This year’s Assessment Conference is Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 at the Fawcett Center. As usual we want at least one representative from each academic unit, as well as one from each interdisciplinary program, to attend. Departments and programs in NMS and SBS should contact Deborah Haddad; departments and programs in arts and humanities should contact Garett Heysel.

Database of College Scholarship Information

The college is developing a database of college scholarship information so that we may:

  • help our students identify sources of available funding
  • identify unit contacts
  • better communicate to our various publics (including prospective students), the dollars that are awarded annually in support of our students
  • share best practices across the college

In order to help facilitate this process, we will be contacting department chairs/center directors and providing a list of funds that fall within your unit and have been identified by ASC Advancement as student financial aid. We ask that you provide the requested information by the listed deadline.  

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Through Oct. 7: P&T Office Hours with Susan Williams and Tina Henkin. Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Oct. 3: Deadline to apply for Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program (internal deadline).
Oct. 17: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant
Dec. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professors to college for screening


Sept. 29, 2016

Best Practices for Faculty Recruitment

An informal discussion of best practices for faculty recruitment will be offered immediately after the Chairs and Directors meeting, Oct. 11, 12-1 p.m., in Psychology 035. Vice Dean Susan Williams, Associate Dean Tina Henkin and Assistant Dean Patrice Dickerson will be available to answer questions, and we invite all chairs and directors to participate. We hope to share information about problems and solutions that arose last year, and suggestions for successful recruitment this year.

Versatile PhD Workshops for Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff

Paula Chambers, founder and CEO of The Versatile PhD, will present two interactive workshops, Tuesday, Oct. 4. The morning workshop, 9-11 a.m., "From Skills to Results: Describing Your PhD Skills to Non-Academic Employers." The afternoon workshop, 1-2:30 p.m., “Mentoring Doctoral Students for Non-Academic Careers.”

Both sessions are free and will be held in the Grand Lounge, Faculty Club. Breakfast will be provided at the morning session; light snacks in the afternoon. Registration required.

Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program: Internal Deadline

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program supports faculty in the humanities and the social sciences by providing $200,000 individual research grants for projects on challenges to democracy and international order. Special topics in 2017 are strengthening U.S. democracy; technology and cultural creativity: potential and perils; global connections and global perils; and environments: natural and human. Universities invited to participate may nominate one junior faculty member as well as one faculty member who is more than 10 years post-PhD. Faculty interested in being considered for nomination by Ohio State should apply by Oct. 3, 2016. Questions should be directed to Jeff Agnoli, Ohio State Office of Research.

Nominations for Distinguished University Professors

Nominations for the 2017 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, 2017.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Through Oct. 7: P&T Office Hours with Susan Williams and Tina Henkin. Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sept. 30: Deadline to apply to the Office of  Research to be considered for Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program 
Sept. 30: Deadline to submit nominations to OAA for 2017 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer.
Sept. 30: Deadline to submit proposals for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants.
Oct. 3: Deadline to apply for Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program (internal deadline)
Oct. 17: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant
Dec. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professors to college for screening


Sept. 22, 2016

Versatile PhD Workshops for Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff

Paula Chambers, founder and CEO of The Versatile PhD, will present two interactive workshops, Tuesday, Oct. 4, both focused on alternative careers for PhDs.

The morning workshop, 9-11 a.m., "From Skills to Results: Describing Your PhD Skills to Non-Academic Employers." The afternoon workshop, 1-2:30 p.m., “Mentoring Doctoral Students for Non-Academic Careers.”

Both sessions are free and will be held in the Grand Lounge, Faculty Club. Breakfast will be provided at the morning session; light snacks in the afternoon. Registration required.

Resources for Recruiting a Diverse Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences Resources for Recruiting a Diverse Faculty is now available online. Information includes general resources and pool data, candidate databases, purchased resources (candidate databases and position posting), job posting sites and journals.

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training and mentoring community of more than 89,000 graduate students, post-docs and faculty members. The NCFDD supports academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. Their multifaceted menu of professional development training and programs provides mentoring, including tips for supervisors/chairs, networking and a host of other resources.
 
Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the College of Food Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering, purchased an institutional membership with the NCFDD to provide unlimited access to the NCFDD programming for all our graduate students, postdocs, and faculty (all ranks). Please encourage your faculty, graduate students, or post docs to become NCFDD members under our institutional membership and consider registering yourself. Register online.

Directors of Graduate Studies and Graduate Program Coordinators Meeting

Please join divisional dean Jan Box-Steffensmeier for an informational meeting about graduate program matters. She will highlight important developments, discuss upcoming plans for the year, and encourage participants to share best practices among departments. Register for one of the sessions below with Kayla Daniel. All meetings will take place in 156 University Hall.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5,  9-10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct.18, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ideally, we would like to have both the DGS and the Graduate Program Coordinator from the department attend the same session.

Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty Applications

Applications for Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, are now being accepted. The program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities. Junior faculty entering their third year are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Deadline is Oct. 28, 2016. 

Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities: Deadline Sept. 23

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 23. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each, are presented to outstanding faculty teachers in the arts and humanities. All required materials should be sent as a single PDF to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu. Alternatively, hard copies of all materials may be delivered to Susan Williams, vice dean, 186 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210.

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research and Study Abroad Fund Deadlines

Sept. 23: Social and Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Grants
Oct. 3: Keith and Linda Monda International Experiences Scholarships
Oct. 6: Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Oct. 14: Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund
Oct. 14: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
Nov. 21: John Fergus Family Fund
Feb. 1: William and Dolly (Ardath) Saxbe Endowed Fund for the Arts

More information is available on undergraduate research and creative activity fundingstudy abroad and travel funding. Some funds will have a second deadline spring semester.

Paper and Bytes Workshop: Oct. 10

This two hour in person workshop will help participants become more knowledgeable about university policies, legal requirements and best practices concerning the retention, management and disposition of records in their care. The session is 9-11 a.m., Suite 430, 1590 N. High Street (Gateway Building C). Registration required.

Arts and Humanities Larger Grants Program

The Arts and Humanities Larger Grants Program applications are due Monday, Oct. 24. The program funds individual and collaborative scholarship in the Arts and Humanities. The program supports tenure track faculty conducting research in the arts or humanities or creative activity. The Larger Grants are divided into three sub-categories:

  1. New Project Grants
    Individual faculty grants – up to $10,000
    Collaborative faculty grants – up to $20,000
  2. Completion Grants
    Individual faculty grants – up to $7,500
  3. Conference Support Grants
    Faculty grants – up to $20,000

For questions, please contact Valarie Williams.

College Screening Process for Nominations for Distinguished University Professors

The college has set its screening process for 2017 nominations for Distinguished University Professor. Nominations will be 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, 2017. In 2016, arts and sciences received two of the Distinguished University Professorships that were awarded for the university.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Through Oct. 7: P&T Office Hours with Susan Williams and Tina Henkin. Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sept. 23: Deadline to apply for Ratner Award for Distinguished Teaching 
Sept. 30: Deadline to apply to the Office of  Research to be considered for Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program 
Sept. 30: Deadline to submit nominations to OAA for 2017 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer.
Sept. 30: Deadline to submit proposals for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants.
Oct. 17: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant
Dec. 1: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished University Professors to college for screening

 

Sept. 15, 2016

Team Teaching Proposals: Deadline Extended to Sept. 21

The deadline to submit proposals for new, interdisciplinary undergraduate team teaching courses in the Arts and Sciences has been extended to Sept. 21, with the expectation that approved courses will be first offered during the 2017-18 academic year.

Proposed courses should be undergraduate or dual career courses. The courses will be cross-listed and fully accredited within both instructors' departments. Questions should be directed to Steve Fink, associate executive dean. 

Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities: Deadline Sept. 23

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 23. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each, are presented to outstanding faculty teachers in the arts and humanities.

The awards are available to associate and full professors who have achieved tenure and who have a minimum of three years teaching experience at Ohio State. They recognize faculty for developing new courses, original materials, and/or innovative methods and venues for delivery, as well as for making a difference in students’ educations, lives and careers. Candidates will be chosen for creative teaching and for exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students.

All required materials should be sent as a single PDF to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu. Alternatively, hard copies of all materials may be delivered to Susan Williams, vice dean, 186 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210.

Call for Proposals: Freshman Seminars

Proposals to the ASC Freshman Seminar program are due Oct. 7. The Freshman Seminar program was inaugurated in 2004, in order to provide unique learning experiences for first-year students.

  • All Freshman Seminars are 1 credit hour. They may be offered as letter-graded courses or S/U.
  • Seminars meet once a week for 55 minutes (full semester) or twice a week for 110 minutes (seven-week session).
  • The maximum enrollment is 18 students for a seminar; the minimum enrollment required to avoid the possibility of cancellation is 12 students for a seminar.
  • Payment for teaching a seminar is $3,000 for AU16/SP17. An additional $1,000 is included for new course development.

 To submit a course proposal, e-mail a draft syllabus and proposal form to Dawn Nolen. You may also mail your materials to Freshman Seminar Program, 100 Denney Hall, 164 Annie and John Glenn Avenue.

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) will work with faculty on seminar development. Please call 614/292-3644.

BuckeyePass

Beginning Sept. 12, all university employees are required to use BuckeyePass along with their university username and password to log in to Employee Self Service (ESS). There are numerous resources to help individuals learn how to quickly and easily enroll. A dedicated email address, BuckeyePass@osu.edu, will field questions. You can also reach the IT Service Desk for assistance by email or by phone at 614-688-HELP (4357).

Reappointment Process for Endowed Chairs and Professorships

The Office of Academic Affairs policy on faculty appointments states that endowed chairs or professorships must be appointed to terms not to exceed five years, at which time the appointment will be up for renewal. The College of Arts and Sciences, in consultation with current endowed chairs and eminent scholars, has developed a Reappointment Process for Endowed Chairs and Professorships and Eminent Scholars. TIU heads of departments in which individuals are due for review in 2016-2017 have been contacted by their divisional dean.

Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) Grants

The RFP is now open for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants, a cross-campus partnership that funds and supports instructors who want to replace their conventional textbooks with open educational resources or low-cost alternatives. Through Sept. 30, ALX is accepting proposals from instructors who want to incorporate free or low-cost textbook alternatives into their courses.

Ohio State Inaugural Leadership Summit: Oct. 5

The university is hosting an Inaugural Leadership Summit, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive. Jim Kouzes, co-author of the book, The Leadership Challenge and Learning Leadership, is the keynote speaker. Panelists include the Honorable Yvette McGhee Brown, partner, Jones Day and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice; Cheryl Krueger, founder of Cheryl & Co., and member, University Board of Trustees; Bruce McPheron, Ohio State executive vice president and provost; and Gene Smith, senior vice president and Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director. More information is available. Registration required. Contact Jared Morrision or Anne Johnson with questions.

Student Research Grants

The Ohio State chapter of Sigma XI is accepting applications from undergraduate (up to $500) and graduate students (up to $1,000) for Grants-in-Aid of Research. The chapter supports research in all areas of science and engineering, both basic and applied. Proposal requirements can be found on the website.

What We're Reading . . . 

Good News Liberal-Arts Majors: Your Peers Probably Won't Out-Earn You Forever
Wall Street Journal

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Through Sept. 30: P&T Office Hours with Susan Williams and Tina Henkin. Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sept. 16: Morning OAA P&T Workshop for TIU Teams
Sept. 19: Deadline to apply for 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (contact Susan Williams prior to deadline to review application statements and general assistance).
Sept. 21: Deadline to submit proposals for arts and sciences for team teaching courses
Sept. 23: Deadline to apply for Ratner Award for Distinguished Teaching 
Sept. 30: Deadline to apply to the Office of  Research to be considered for Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program 
Sept. 30: Deadline to submit nominations to OAA for 2017 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer.
Sept. 30: Deadline to submit proposals for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants 
Oct. 17: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant

Sept. 8, 2016

Need to Update Undergrad Education Abroad Funding

The college administers several education abroad funds. In order to help our undergraduate students access funding opportunities, we also maintain a list of ASC unit funds on this same web page. To ensure this list is up to date, please send the URL link for your education abroad funds to Ann Rottersman.

We would also like to help you be most strategic with your funds. If your unit offers undergraduate education abroad funding and you would like to know who will receive support from the college, please send a contact name.# to Rottersman.1@osu.edu. This would include information on Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarship recipients. These need-based scholarships often cover a significant portion of a student’s program costs.

Call for Nominations: Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2017 Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards, to be presented at the annual awards dinner on April 21, 2017. 

  • The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes arts and sciences alumni whose work and contributions have been nationally or internationally recognized as outstanding in their fields. 
  • The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus/a, 35 years old and younger, who has demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career or civic involvement or both.
  • The Distinguished Service Award honors exemplary service to the College of Arts and Sciences, its faculty, students, prospective students or programs.

I encourage you and your faculty members to submit nominations. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. If you have questions, contact Madeline Khurma.

Team Teaching Proposals: Deadline Extended to Sept. 21

The deadline to submit proposals for new, interdisciplinary undergraduate team teaching coursesin the Arts and Sciences has been extended to Sept. 21, with the expectation that approved courses will be first offered during the 2017-18 academic year.

Proposed courses should be undergraduate or dual career courses. The courses will be cross-listed and fully accredited within both instructors' departments. Questions should be directed to Steve Fink, associate executive dean. 

Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards in Arts and Humanities: Deadline Sept. 23

Applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards are due Sept. 23, 2016. Each year, up to five awards of $20,000 each, are presented to outstanding faculty teachers in the arts and humanities.

The awards are available to associate and full professors who have achieved tenure and who have a minimum of three years teaching experience at Ohio State. They recognize faculty for developing new courses, original materials, and/or innovative methods and venues for delivery, as well as for making a difference in students’ educations, lives and careers. Candidates will be chosen for creative teaching and for exemplary records of engaging, motivating and inspiring students.

All required materials should be sent as a single PDF to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu. Alternatively, hard copies of all materials may be delivered to Susan Williams, vice dean, 186 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210.

What Does What for Chairs and Directors

A college Who Does What document outlining the appropriate contacts and processes has been posted on the Resources for Chairs and Directors section of the college Arts and Sciences website.

Joint Seed Grant Program with EHE

The College of Arts and Sciences Office of Research announces a joint seed grant program with the College of Education and Human Ecology. The purpose is to foster faculty collaboration and interdisciplinary research across the two colleges. The full announcement and application materials can be downloaded. Please contact Stephen Petrill, associate dean for research, with any questions.

What We're Reading . . . 

Meet the parents who won't let their children study literature
(Forcing college kids to ignore the liberal arts won't help them in a competitive economy)
The Washington Post

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Through Sept. 30: P&T Office Hours with Susan Williams and Tina Henkin. Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sept. 12: Afternoon OAA P&T Workshop for TIU Teams
Sept. 16: Morning OAA P&T Workshop for TIU Teams
Sept. 19: Deadline to apply for 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (contact Susan Williams prior to deadline to review application statements and general assistance).
Sept. 21: Deadline to submit proposals for arts and sciences for team teaching courses
Sept. 23: Deadline to apply for Ratner Award for Distinguished Teaching 
Sept. 30: Deadline to apply to the Office of  Research to be considered for Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program 
Sept. 30: Deadline to submit nominations to OAA for 2017 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer.
Oct. 17: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant


Sept. 1, 2016

2017 BETHA Grants

Proposals for the 2017 Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Grants are due Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. 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).
 
Selection Criteria
The BETHA Endowment seeks outstanding projects that examine the relationship between science and technology and its impact on broader social and cultural issues.

  • Projects that bring together expertise from two or more disciplines or institutional partners, and those that envision collaborative opportunities for faculty, students and community members are encouraged
  • Projects that address engineering-related topics or feature collaborations between engineering and the social sciences or arts/humanities are particularly welcomed
  • Proposals that involve pure research or seek only to acquire or use technology (e.g., to purchase computers or other equipment) rather than explore its impact on broader social issues, are not generally competitive

Award Amounts
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. Please contact Andrea Ward Ross.

Submissions of Proposals
Instructions and forms for submission of grant proposals are now available.

Contact for Information
BETHA Endowment Coordinator, Ohio State Office of Research, betha@research.osu.edu.

New Pathway to Law Program

The College of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Moritz College of Law, is launching a new 3+3 “Pathway to Law Program” in 2017. Arts and Sciences students who are able to design a degree plan in which all major and GE courses can be completed by the end of their third year in ASC will be welcome to apply. The 1L law school curriculum will count as elective coursework toward the final undergraduate year, allowing them to earn their bachelor degree upon the successful conclusion of the first year in law school.
 
Current NFYS students will be invited to apply to the “Undergraduate 3” in spring semester 2017. Those accepted will spend their second and third years participating in co-curricular programming designed to prepare them for the academic challenge of law school and provide them with an appreciation of the legal profession and the role of lawyers in society.  Students who successfully complete this programming will then be invited to apply to the law school in spring semester 2019. Acceptance into the “Undergraduate 3” will not guarantee admission to Moritz, as students will be required to take the LSAT and submit the complete law school application. The successful law school applicant will present with a strong undergraduate GPA and LSAT score among other criteria, and as part of the co-curricular programming will have developed a working relationship with the law school’s admissions staff.
 
The official announcement and rollout of the Pathway to Law program is slated for October 2016, prior to the Rank 1 course registration window. Information will be provided to students through survey courses, departmental and related email, information sessions and other resources.  

For questions, please contact Kevin Freeman, program manager, Politics, Society and Law Scholars Program.

P&T Workshops

OAA will offer two sessions of the same P&T workshop for TIU Teams (TIU chair, chair of eligible faculty, Procedures Oversight Designee) on Sept. 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Sept. 16, 8:30-10:30 a.m. 

Sept. 12: Register for OAA P&T Workshop for TIU Teams
Sept. 16: Register for OAA P&T Workshop for TIU Teams

Updated Consolidated Calendar for Chairs and Directors

Updated calendars for chairs and directors have been posted on the Resources for Chairs and Directors section of the college website. A 2016 calendar and a 2017 calendar are posted.

P&T Office Hours

Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation on Thursdays (2:30-4:30 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Aug. 25 to Sept. 30, and Oct. 7; the time for Sept. 1 is 3:30-4:30 p.m., to accommodate the ASC Welcome Address. 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.

What Does What for Chairs and Directors

A college Who Does What document outlining the appropriate contacts and processes has been posted on the Resources for Chairs and Directors section of the college Arts and Sciences website.

Calendar of Award Deadlines

Calendar of Awards Deadlines for major university and for college awards has been posted in the Resources for Chairs and Directors section of the college website. This calendar will be updated as new deadlines are announced.

College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus is the state of Ohio’s program that allows students to earn transcripted college credit before graduating from high school. This program offers several opportunities for students to take college classes on campus, online or at the high school at no cost to the student or parents.

The state is encouraging partnerships between K-12 school districts and Institutions of Higher Education and Ohio State has developed a policy for working with the College Credit Plus program. We have a three-pronged approach: The university's Academy Program, which allows highly qualified students the chance to take classes on campus based on their individual interests and abilities; specific school partnerships in targeted academic disciplines that are for a cohort of students; and on line general education courses.

Academic departments who are contacted by a school district or who would like to reach out to school districts should work with Michele Brown, program director, College Credit Plus Programs to ensure these partnerships are compliant with both state law and university policies.   

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Through Sept. 30: P&T Office Hours with Susan Williams and Tina Henkin. Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Sept 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Sept. 12: Afternoon OAA P&T Workshop for TIU Teams
Sept. 16: Morning OAA P&T Workshop for TIU Teams
Sept. 19: Deadline to apply for 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (contact Susan Williams prior to deadline to review application statements and general assistance).
Sept. 23: Deadline to apply for Ratner Award for Distinguished Teaching 
Sept. 30: Deadline to apply to the Office of  Research to be considered for Andew Carnegie Fellows Program 
Sept. 30: Deadline to submit nominations to OAA for 2017 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer
Oct. 17: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college
Nov. 22: Deadline to apply for 2017 BETHA Grant


Aug. 25, 2016

RSVP: ASC Welcome Address and Reception

The 2nd Annual Arts and Sciences Welcome Address and Reception is Thursday, Sept. 1, 1:30-3 p.m., in Hughes Hall Auditorium. We will be sharing some points of pride from the past year and key focus areas for the coming year; then, we’ll kick off the new academic year together at the reception. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 

New Environmental Humanities Program

A new Environmental Humanities Program has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Divisional Grant Program and the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme. Developed by Thomas Davis (English); Mary Thomas (women’s, gender and sexuality studies); and Chris Otter (history), the program will forge campus connections between scientists, engineers, humanities scholars and artists.

Meet with Davis, Thomas and Otter at the next Arts and the Humanities Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Research Commons, 3rd floor, 18th Ave. Library, to learn about collaborative opportunities and upcoming events sponsored by the new program. 

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Changes

The Department of Labor’s updated regulations will expand the number of employees who are eligible for overtime pay. Effective Dec. 1, 2016, employees who make less than $47,476 per year in base salary will be eligible to receive overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a week, except for those excluded by the statute. Ohio State will transition exempt (salaried) employees below the new minimum threshold to non-exempt (overtime eligible) appointments effective Oct. 30.

Please work with your unit manager on the implementation plan for your unit. Requests for FLSA-related equity increases or reclassifications are due to your divisional HR manager by 5 p.m.,  Aug. 25. Information regarding the FLSA rule changes is available on the Office of Human Resources website. Questions should be addressed by email to your divisional HR manager.

Communicating Cross-College Issues of Importance

As we begin another semester, we want to remind everyone of the importance of timely and strategic communication with appropriate colleagues in both divisional matters and cross-college matters. In this way we can share expertise within the college, avoid re-inventing the proverbial wheel and reinforce our one-college efforts to external units. 

For example: 

  • If you are seeking information that involves data and business intelligence, please contact Deborah Haddad, who along with Ren Leaflight, directs those efforts across the college. 
  • For all global engagement (education abroad, international agreements, exchanges, etc.) issues, contact Garett Heysel, who directs global engagement efforts across the college.
  • For all recruitment and diversity issues, please contact Patrice Dickerson, as she directs that office. 

Please share this information within your departments and centers as appropriate.

Updated Consolidated Calendar for Chairs and Directors

Updated calendars for chairs and directors have been posted on the Resources for Chairs and Directors section of the college website. A 2016 calendar and a 2017 calendar are posted.

Updated Discovery Themes Faculty Review Process

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

P&T Office Hours

Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation on Thursdays (2:30-4:30 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Aug. 25 to Sept. 30, and Oct. 7; the time for Sept. 1 is 3:30-4:30 p.m., to accommodate the ASC Welcome Address. 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.

Who Does What for Chairs and Directors

A college Who Does What document outlining the appropriate contacts and processes has been posted on the Resources for Chairs and Directors section of the college Arts and Sciences website.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Aug. 25 to Sept. 30: P&T Office Hours with Susan Williams and Tina Henkin. Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Sept 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Deadline to submit nominations to OAA for 2017 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer
Sept. 19: Deadline to apply for 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (contact Susan Williams prior to deadline to review application statements and general assistance).
Sept. 23: Deadline to apply for Ratner Award for Distinguished Teaching 
Sept. 30: Deadline to apply to the Office of  Research to be considered for Andew Carnegie Fellows Program 
Oct. 17: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


Aug. 18, 2016

Leadership Update: Associate Executive Dean, Space and Infrastructure

Sergio Soave has been appointed associate executive dean for space and infrastructure, effective Sept. 1, 2016. Since January 2016, Soave, former chair of the Department of Art (2005-13), has served as an administrative faculty fellow in the college, serving as special assistant for facilities and planning.

In this new role, Soave will provide guidance to the executive dean and the divisional deans regarding effective and efficient use of space across the college for research and teaching. He also will work with department chairs, center directors and ASC offices to assess space needs, including developing a broader cooperation between chairs and the college on space utilization. This replaces the role currently held by Rich Hall.

Soave will oversee logistics and strategic planning for three major projects: the renovations of Oxley/Pomerene; the development of the Materials Corridor; and the Arts District. In addition, he will help to negotiate shared space between units; assist with capital planning; represent the college to and coordinate with the office of Facilities Operation and Development and of Physical Planning and Real Estate; provide guidance to college leadership regarding infrastructure issues; and work closely with the college staff who assist with space management and provide oversight to the OSHA coordinators.

Soave’s appointment continues through August 20, 2020.

2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship: Deadline to Apply Sept. 19

The application for the 2017 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 is Sept. 19, 2016. As explained in the online guide, the foundation solicits reference letters based on names submitted by this deadline; work examples in support of the application are due by Nov. 15, 2016.

Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact Susan Williams, 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.

ACLS Fellowship and Grant Programs

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 2016-17 competitions are now open. The ACLS offers fellowship and grant programs that promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research and support scholars at the advanced graduate student level through all stages of the academic career.

Fellowship and grant programs and their respective applications deadlines vary by program. You will need to click through to specific programs for details and eligibility criteria.

The first deadline is Sept. 28: ACLS Fellowships (the central program); ACLS Collaborative Research FellowshipsFrederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars (including opportunities designated for liberal arts college faculty).

The ACLS is the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities. In the 2015-16 competition year, ACLS awarded over $18 million to more than 300 scholars worldwide.

P&T Office Hours

Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation on Thursdays (2:30-4:30 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Aug. 25-Sept. 30, and Oct. 7; the time for Sept. 1 is 3:30-4:30 p.m., to accommodate the ASC Welcome Address. 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.

Faculty Information System

The university’s new Faculty Information System, which will replace Research In View, is scheduled to be released on April 3, 2017. Beta testing will begin in early September. This was delayed from the Aug. 1 start, to ensure that the system is ready, and to allow the production team in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning to focus on the fall release of the new Canvas system (which is replacing Carmen). Teams of beta testers representing a range of disciplines in ASC have been assembled; suggestions for additional testers should be sent to Tina Henkin.

Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program Internal Deadline

The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program supports faculty in the humanities and the social sciences by providing $200,000 individual research grants for projects on challenges to democracy and international order. Universities invited to participate may nominate no more than one fellow per year. Faculty interested in being considered for nomination by Ohio State should apply by Sept. 30, 2016. Questions should be directed to Jeff Agnoli, Ohio State Office of Research.

Call for Nominations: 2017 University Awards for Distinguished Teaching 

OAA is currently accepting nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer. Deadline is Sept. 30, 2016. 

Last year, half of the Alumni Awards and the majority of the lecturer awards went to faculty in the arts and sciences. 

Sexual Misconduct Policy Training: Sept. 13

Learn how to stop sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, eliminate hostile environments and remedy its discriminatory effects in this two-hour, in person workshop, Sept. 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1590 N. High St. Gateway C. Registration requested. 

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Aug. 25-Sept. 30: P&T Office Hours with Susan Williams and Tina Henkin. Thursdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Sept 1, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Deadline to submit nominations to OAA for 2017 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost's Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer 
Sept. 19: Deadline to apply for 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (contact Susan Williams) prior to deadline to review application statements and general assistance)
Sept. 23: Deadline to apply for Ratner Award for Distinguished Teaching 
Sept. 30: Deadline to apply to the Office of  Research to be considered for Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program 
Oct. 17: Deadline to submit nominations for Distinguished Scholar Award
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


Aug. 11, 2016

New Login To Access Paycheck and Benefits Information

Beginning Sept. 12, all university employees will be required to use BuckeyePass along with their Ohio State username and password to access Human Resources’ Employee Self Service (ESS) system. As an extra incentive to sign up early, any employee who registers between Aug. 22 and Sept. 9 will be automatically entered into a drawing to win an iPad. Users who need help technical help using BuckeyePass can contact the IT Service Desk at (614) 688-HELP (4357).

Course Syllabus Requirement

Please remind all faculty and instructors of the ASC syllabus requirement, as delineated in the ASC Pattern of Administration, “Academic Rights and Responsibilities:”

“By the first class session of every course, the instructor must provide students with a course syllabus (either electronically or in printed form) specifying course assignments, expectations, due dates, grading criteria and any other information necessary for the successful completion of the course. A sample syllabus template is included in the Arts and Sciences Curriculum and Assessment Operations Manual [pdf]. Instructors directing independent studies courses must also provide students by the first day of class with a clear and thorough written statement (either electronically or in printed form) of course expectations and requirements for the successful completion of the course."

Note that all programs should be collecting all course syllabi each semester and archiving them in some form. This will be especially crucial this academic year, when the university will be undergoing re-accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission, and we will need to have syllabi available upon request during the review team’s site visit in the spring. Collecting and archiving syllabi should also be standard practice.

Annual Review Letters

Copies of annual review letters that were sent to associate and full professors were due to the college on July 29. If you haven’t done so already, please get these uploaded into the appropriate folder on Buckeye Box. Contact Meg Piasecki with questions on the upload process.
 
Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will hold office hours for promotion and tenure dossier preparation on Thursdays (2:30-4:30 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Aug. 25-Sept. 30, and Oct. 7; the time for Sept. 1 is 3:30-4:30 p.m., to accommodate the ASC Welcome Address. 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.

New On-Line Grade Assignment or Change Form

Over the past several months, the University Registrar piloted a new Online Grade Assignment or Change Form. The process improved accuracy, consistency and reduced processing time. Because of the success of the pilot, the online form will now be the preferred method for submitting a Grade Assignment or Change Form.

Moving forward, the Registrar is asking that any grade assignments, changes, or extensions of incomplete now be submitted through the Online Grade Assignment or Change Form. Please note that in the near future, the paper Grade Assignment or Change Form will no longer be accepted.  

Access to the online form and instructions continues to be through the University Registrar website. Grade rosters and the normal grade posting process will remain unchanged. Please refer to the SIS Instructions and Carmen Instructions for the grade roster process.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Executive Dean/College Secretary Mary Ellen Jenkins.

ASC Undergraduate E-Newsletter: Submissions Deadlines

The publication dates and content deadlines for the 2016-2017 ASC undergrad e-newsletter are now available. The undergraduate newsletter is published monthly, August through April.

If you have content you would like to have included or anyone in your department would like to be added to the mailing list, contact Ann Rottersman, director of student programs. Because this newsletter goes out to all of our undergraduate majors, content that would have a broad appeal would be particularly appropriate.

Distinguished Scholar Award: Nominations Due Oct. 17

Nominations for the Ohio State's Distinguished Scholar Award are due Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The award 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 Ohio State. Recipients receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity.

Join Us at The Student Involvement Fair: Aug. 21

Arts and Sciences will be on the Oval greeting new students at the Annual Student Involvement Fair, Sunday, Aug. 21, 4-7 p.m. Consider stopping by for a few minutes to chat with new students and help them get acquainted with the arts and sciences. If you are interested in participating, contact Molly Kime, arts and sciences communications.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


Aug. 4, 2016

GA Minimum Stipend Increase: Action Required

Minimum stipend for graduate associates will be increased to $15,000 for nine-month, 50 percent appointments beginning fall semester (the equivalent of $1,666.67 per month), and that cash funding will be provided from the Graduate School for one year to off-set the additional costs related to increasing the minimum. 
 
Appointing units will need to initiate these pay rate increases in order to remain in compliance with HR regulations. Prior to the August payroll deadline, GA appointing units must:

  • Identify autumn 2016 GAs who were offered a stipend below the new minimum. Students appointed with non-standard FTEs (anything other than 50% FTE) should be included if the proration of their pay rate is below the pro-rated minimum.
  • Initiate pay rate changes for the identified GAs to bring them up to the new minimum, as of the start of autumn semester (effective date: 8/16/2016). 

In order to secure funding from the Graduate School, each college will need to complete the GA Minimum Stipend spreadsheet to indicate which students were brought up to the minimum including their original offered pay rate for AU16 and the funding source that is being charged to bring them up to the new minimum. The funding source listed will be where the Graduate School will transfer cash to fund the increase for AU16 (Please only modify khaki-colored cells; all others are formula driven).

Spreadsheets must be submitted by Sept. 2 to Lori Bowman, Graduate School human resources/finance manager.

Training for Faculty Teaching Online or Hybrid-Courses

The Distance Education Learning and Teach Academy (DELTA) is hosting Autumn Kickstart Week, Aug. 8-11, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kickstart Week is a set of related workshops that will prepare you to design for and teach in online and hybrid settings. Each day focuses on a different set of skills and pedagogies.

Register for the entire week or for days that cover their specific questions or interests.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


July 28, 2016

2017 Guggenheim Competition

The application for the 2017 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 is Sept. 19, 2016. As explained in the online guide, the foundation solicits reference letters based on names submitted by this deadline; work examples in support of the application are due by Nov. 15, 2016.

Faculty interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to contact Susan Williams, 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.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


July 21, 2016

ASC Intranet Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Web Page Updates

The ASC intranet Appointments, Promotion and Tenure web page has been reorganized and updated to make it easier to find key information. This includes an updated version of the P&T Guidance document with changes that align with new OAA policies; updated dossier preparation materials; and materials from the P&T dossier preparation workshop. Please direct faculty and staff to this site for information and resources.

What We're Reading . . .

Why America's Business Majors are in Desperate Need of a Liberal Arts Education
The Atlantic

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


July 14, 2016

Reminder: ASC Staff Appreciation Day

The Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council is hosting its annual Staff Appreciation Day, Friday, July 29, 2-4:30 p.m. on the South Oval.

Please plan ahead to ensure that all of your staff can enjoy the festivities with their families.

What We're Reading . . .

Your To-Do List as Chair
The five responsibilities you will face in leading your department
Chronicle of Higher Education

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


July 7, 2016

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop Next Week

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

University Teaching Orientation for New Faculty

The university's Institute for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring an orientation and kick-off event for its inaugural faculty development program, Faculty FIT, on Aug. 18, 2016, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event is open to all new full-time faculty, including lecturers and visiting professors. New tenure-track faculty have already received information about the program.

The Office of Academic Affairs is calling for nominations of new full-time lecturers and visiting faculty who would like to participate. Chairs and directors should nominate up to two new associated faculty. Nominations are due no later than July 11.

Hosting an Alumni Open House

The annual Arts and Sciences Homecoming Tailgate will take place Saturday, Oct. 1, 9-11:30 a.m. on the North Oval, in front of University Hall. If departments would like to host an open house from 8-9 a.m., immediately preceding the tailgate, please contact Annie Gordon.

Ohio State Staff Appreciation Week July 24-30

Staff Appreciation Week is a celebration to thank Ohio State staff members for their contributions to the university. This year's activities will take place July 24-30. The week will start with a special Staff Appreciation Columbus Clippers game on July 24, with discount tickets available for the 4:05 p.m. game. On Monday, July 25, the annual Ice Cream Social will be held on the Oval from 1-4 p.m. with a brief program around 2 p.m.

Please make sure that you share this information with your faculty and staff.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

July 12: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop. RSVP required.
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


June 30, 2016

Call for Nominations: 2017 Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2017 Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards: Distinguished Alumni Achievement; Young Alumni Achievement; and Distinguished Service, to be presented at the annual awards dinner on April 21, 2017. 

  • The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes arts and sciences alumni whose work and contributions have been nationally or internationally recognized as outstanding in their fields. 
  • The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus/a, 35 years old and younger, who has demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career or civic involvement or both.
  • The Distinguished Service Award honors exemplary service to the College of Arts and Sciences, its faculty, students, prospective students or programs.

I encourage you and your faculty members to submit nominations. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept.16, 2016. If you have questions, contact Madeline Khurma.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 12

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Tuesday, July 12, 10-12 a.m. in the Sullivant Hall Collaboratory. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative of your department. RSVP is required.

ASC SAC Staff Appreciation Day

The Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council's Annual Staff Appreciation Day is Friday, July 29, 2-4:30 p.m. on the South Oval. I encourage you to support your staff in attending this important event.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

July 12: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop. RSVP is required.
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college.
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college.


June 23, 2016

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 12

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Tuesday, July 12, 10-12 a.m. in the Sullivant Hall Collaboratory. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative of your department. RSVP required.

External Hire P&T Review Process

A document describing the process for handling promotion and tenure reviews for external hires is now available. This includes information about what is needed for both college and OAA review.

Faculty Elected to ASC Faculty Advisory Council

The following arts and sciences faculty members have been elected to a three-year term on the ASC Faculty Advisory Council, beginning September 2016: 

  • Heather Allen, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Kate Calder, Department of Statistics
  • Doug Downey, Department of Sociology
  • Jay Hollick, Department of Molecular Genetics        
  • Darla Munroe, Department of Geography
  • Alex Thompson, Department of Political Science
  • Trisha Van Zandt, Department of Psychology 
  • Michael White, Department of Linguistics   

The first meeting of the full council is September 23.

On behalf of the college, I would like to express my gratitude to Jenny Crocker; Peter Culicover; Mike Edwards; David Ewoldson; Tom Hawkins; Tina Henkin; Laura Kubatko; Steve MacEachern; and Michael Slater for their years on the council. They provided an invaluable service to the college and it is very much appreciated. 

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

July 12: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop. RSVP required.
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


June 16, 2016

TODAY: Invention and Commercialization Assistance Available

Today (Thursday, June 16), from 8 a.m. to noon, Jay Dahlman, a representative from the Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), will be available at 104 Aronoff to address questions from faculty, staff, post-docs and students focused on innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. To schedule an appointment time with a TCO representative outside of the designated standing appointment, contact Jay Dahlman.

Setting Time Periods in Research in View

As clarified in the college’s Directions for Preparing and Submitting Promotion and Tenure Review Materials for 2016-17, Research in View continues to be required for all assistant professors being considered for promotion and tenure and for those associate professors who have used it in previous promotion/annual reviews. At the May chairs’ and directors’ meeting, a question was raised about the possibility of setting different time parameters for different activities reported within RIV. The Office of the CIO has provided step-by-step screenshots to demonstrate how to set different time parameters (e.g., last five years of teaching activities for associate professors being considered for promotion; or all research activities but teaching and service since time of appointment for assistant professors). The “documentation” section of Appointments, Promotion and Tenure documents provides specific information about time periods agreed to by individual TIUs.

ASC Dossier Prep Workshop July 12

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Tuesday, July 12, 10-12 a.m. in the Sullivant Hall Collaboratory. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Please plan to send at least one representative of your department. RSVP required.

Office of Human Resources Workshop
Workplace Culture: Identifying and Addressing Implicit Bias

Build foundational knowledge and skills to understand, identify and address implicit bias in the workplace. This two-hour, in-person workshop includes interactive activities and discussion to learn about the science behind implicit bias, how minds work and how to make small changes to align good intentions and behavior.

Register in BuckeyeLearn for this workshop on Friday, June 24, 9-11 a.m. at the Office of Human Resources, 1590 N. High St.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

July 12: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop. RSVP required.
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


June 9, 2016

Arts and Sciences Welcome Address and Reception: Sept. 1

Mark your calendars for the second annual Arts and Sciences Welcome Address and Reception Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 1:30-3 p.m., Hughes Auditorium. Join us to learn more about the college’s strategic roadmap to support the vision pillars shared last year and an update on new initiatives in Career Services to enhance professional development and increase successful outcomes for our graduates.

Translational Data Analytics Faculty Director Announced

The Office of Academic Affairs has announced that Raghu Machiraju has been named interim faculty director and co-lead of the Translational Data Analytics (TDA) program, a foundational component of the Discovery Themes initiative. Machiraju, a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, succeeds Philip Payne, who has accepted a position at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Philip Payne will continue to assist with annual reviews for faculty members hired with cost-sharing from TDA until he leaves the university at the end of this month.

Call for Nominations: Hans Kilian Award

Nominations are solicited for the 2017 Hans Kilian Award. This award is directed to individuals who bring together theories, methods and data from psychology and psychoanalysis, psychiatry and other medical sciences, sociology, history, social and cultural anthropology, as well as from other disciplines of social and cultural study. Special consideration will be given to those who explore historical and (inter-/trans-)cultural dimensions. Nominations are due June 30. Please contact Tina Henkin if you intend to nominate someone so we can coordinate with the Office of Research.

What We're Reading . . .

Only 40 percent of college seniors say school prepared them for a career
(McGraw-Hill Education Workforce Readiness Survey)
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


June 2, 2016

P & T Submission Guidance 2016-17

An updated process document for fall 2017 promotion and tenure reviews has been posted (Directions for Preparing and Submitting Promotion and Tenure Review Materials, 2016-2017). Note that the dossier order has changed to facilitate insertion of internal review letters at the end of the file as the review process proceeds.

Save the Date: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop: July 12

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Tuesday, July 12, 10-12 a.m. in the Sullivant Hall Collaboratory. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. 

Please plan to send at least one representative of your department. RSVP required.

Carmen Now Run by Canvas: ASCTech Support is Available

Carmen is now run by Canvas and ASCTech is ready to help with the migration. ASCTech will host walk-in hours Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fri., 12-3 p.m. in 060 Denney. Additional help is available, by phone, (614) 688-4447; email; and virtual office canvas support.

What We're Reading . . .

Top 9 cities for new college grads (Columbus is #5)
CBS Moneywatch

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


May 26, 2016

Pelotonia 16: Team ASC Meeting June 2

Once again, Team ASC, a group of faculty, staff and friends from around the College of Arts and Sciences will ride, raise funds and volunteer for Pelotonia 16, Aug. 5-7, with 100 percent of every dollar raised going directly to cancer research at Ohio State

Join Team ASC for an information session, Thursday, June 2, noon to 1 p.m., Smith Seminar Room (Room 1080), Physics Research Building, 191 W. Woodruff Ave. Lunch provided. RSVP to Terry Bradley by May 31.

Upcoming College and University Deadlines

June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


May 19, 2016

Data and Specimen Repositories Workshops

The Office of Responsible Research Practices (ORRP) is offering workshops on data and specimen repositories. These workshops will focus on regulatory requirements, IRB review considerations and scenarios where repositories may be appropriate.

The May session will be tailored to social and behavioral sciences researchers and the June session will be tailored to medical researchers. Anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome to attend either session.

The May workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 3-4 p.m., in the Research Commons, 3rd Floor 18th Avenue Library, 175 West 18th Avenue. The June workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 8-9 a.m., in the Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center, Room 620, Prior Health Sciences Library, 376 West Tenth Avenue.

Registration is required: May registrationJune registration

Contact: Sandra Meadows.

Joint Seed Grant Program with EHE

The College of Arts and Sciences Office of Research announces a joint seed grant program with the College of Education and Human Ecology. The purpose of this mechanism is to foster faculty collaboration and interdisciplinary research across the two colleges. Access the full announcement and seed grant application materials. Contact Stephen Petrill, associate dean for research.

Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Fellowship: Call for Submissions

The Whiting Foundation has invited Ohio State to participate in the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship program. Successful applicants will outline a project that embraces public engagement and contributes to public understanding. A fellowship of $40,000 will be provided to fund six consecutive months of leave, and an additional stipend of up to $10,000 will be made available to cover project costs such as travel, collaboration, technology and training. Projects must have direct and significant impact on a specific public outside the academy. Preliminary proposals are due June 20. Contact Jeff Agnoli.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

May 23: Deadline for nominations to Susan Williams, for CIC Academic Leadership Program
May 23: Deadline for nominations to Tina Henkin, for CIC Department Executive Officer Program
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
May 24: Deadline for 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards nominations to Jenifer Rasor
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


May 12, 2016

TODAY: Arts and Sciences Invention and Commercialization Assistance

Today (5/12), from noon to 4 p.m., Jay Dahlman, from Ohio State's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), will be in room 206D Righmire Hall to address questions from faculty, staff, post-docs and students on innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Feel free to stop by; no appointment is necessary. To schedule an appointment with a TCO representative for a time after today's office hours, contact Jay Dahlman.

Annual Review Letters for Faculty

As indicated on the Promotion and Tenure Important Dates, copies of annual review letters for assistant professors are due to the college May 13, 2016, and annual review letters for associate professors (including newly promoted assistant professors) and full professors are due to the college July 29, 2016. These reviews should be sent to the candidate by the department and copies uploaded directly into the "Faculty Annual Reviews 2015-16” folder on Buckeye Box. Reviews of regional campus faculty do not need to be submitted.

Questions about the submissions process should be directed to the ASC faculty affairs program manager, Meg Piasecki.

Ohio Ethics Law Workshops

The Office of University Compliance and Integrity offers a two-hour case-study based workshop on the Ohio Ethics law that all chairs should plan to attend. It is important that we all be able to guide faculty and staff about the legal requirements regarding conflicts of interest and supplemental compensation, among other topics. Workshops currently scheduled:
 
Friday, May 20, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8, 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13, 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, August 18, 9-11 a.m.

All workshops will be held at 1590 N. High Street, Suite 430

Facilitators:
Chris Hanson, University Compliance and Integrity
Jan Neiger, Office of Academic Affairs
Kathleen Ojala, Wexner Medical Center Compliance

Register to attend a workshop (Buckeye Learn).

ASCTech Offers Support on New Learning Management System

In follow-up to the announcement by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) on the transition to the new learning management system (LMS), Canvas, ASCTech will help coordinate department meetings with ODEE for either a custom workshop or roadshow presentation.

ASCTech will also be available to help with the transition of courses to the new system by hosting staffed and virtual walk-in hours via Carmen Connect. They can answer specific support questions and guide faculty and staff to the right resources. Walk-in dates and hours to be announced shortly. Contact Mike Kaylor to schedule a workshop.

Call for Nominations: CIC Academic Leadership Program

OAA is calling for nominations for the CIC 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.

Chairs should send nominations (including self-nominations) to Susan Williams by May 23. Nomination materials consist of a CV and a brief one to two paragraph description of the reason for the nomination. The divisional deans will review the nominations and coordinate submission of the materials to OAA.

Mary Anne Beecher and Glenn Martinez are the current fellows from ASC.

Call for Nominations: CIC Department Executive Officer Program

Department chairs who are interested in participating in the CIC Department Executive Officer Program, Oct. 6-8, 2016, should contact Tina Henkin by May 23.

Each year approximately 65 department heads and chairs from CIC universities come together for a unique leadership development seminar. Topics at this three-day event  range from conflict resolution and time management to faculty development, performance reviews and group problem solving.

OAA sponsors five chairs for this program, and the college will compile nominations for submission to OAA.

What We're Reading . . . 

Follow the leaders: the best social media accounts for academics
The Guardian

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

May 13: Faculty planning proposals and detailed position requests due to divisional deans via Betsy Ludwig (Arts and Humanities); Beth VanGundy (NMS) and Jenifer Rasor (SBS)
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 23: Deadline for nominations to Susan Williams, for CIC Academic Leadership Program
May 23: Deadline for nominations to Tina Henkin, for CIC Department Executive Officer Program
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
May 24: Deadline for 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards nominations to Jenifer Rasor
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


May 5, 2016

Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day: May 23

I hope you will join me at the annual Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day on Monday, May 23, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Psychology Building Room 0002. Learn more about best practices in undergraduate recruitment and the college’s Enrollment Plan, 2015-2020. RSVP required. For additional information, please contact Chinwe Okpalaoka.

Call for Nominations: 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertations Awards

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and ProQuest have announced the 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award competition. The two fields for this year’s awards are: Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering; and Social Sciences.

Interdisciplinary dissertations are eligible with the stipulation that a major portion of the dissertation must fall into one of the disciplines in the two broad fields. The winner of each award will receive an honorarium of $2,000 plus travel expenses to attend the 2016 CGS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. 

Nomination forms, along with an abstract of the nominee's dissertation; three letters of recommendation; and the nominee's CV, should be emailed to Jenifer Rasor by May 24. 

Call for Nominations: CIC Academic Leadership Program

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has opened the nomination process for the CIC 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.

Chairs should send nominations (including self-nominations) to Susan Williams by May 23. Nomination materials consist of a CV and a brief one to two paragraph description of the reason for the nomination. The divisional deans will review the nominations and coordinate submission of the materials to OAA.

Mary Anne Beecher and Glenn Martinez are the current fellows from ASC.

Call for Nominations: CIC Department Executive Officer Program

Nominations are being sought for department chairs who are interested in participating in the CIC Department Executive Officer Program, Oct. 6-8, 2016. Each year approximately 65 department heads and chairs from CIC universities come together for a unique leadership development seminar. Topics at this three-day event  range from conflict resolution and time management to faculty development, performance reviews and group problem solving.

OAA sponsors five chairs for this program, and the college will compile nominations for submission to OAA. Contact Tina Henkin by May 23, if you would like to participate.

Promotion and Tenure Workshop

OAA will hold a Promotion and Tenure workshop for TIU Teams (TIU chair; chair of eligible faculty; procedures oversight designee), May 17, 2-4 p.m., Ohio 4-H Center, International Room, 110. Registration required.

Save the Date: ASC Dossier Prep Workshop

The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a dossier preparation workshop for department administrative staff, P&T committee chairs and procedure oversight designees, Tuesday, July 12, 10-12 a.m. This workshop will focus on dossier forms and assembly. Venue to be announced.

Please plan to send at least one representative of your department. RSVP required.

"The Rivals Challenge" Incentives for Colleges

On May 2, Your Plan for Health (YP4H) launched "The Rivals Challenge," developed in partnership with the University of Michigan, to encourage participants to achieve the highest average daily minutes per participant logged through June 26.

  • The top three colleges with the highest average total minutes will earn up to $1,500 in wellness funds to use towards purchasing health and wellness items/equipment or other approved activities.
  • The college with the highest overall participation percentage will earn $500 in wellness funds.
  • Individual participants will also be able to earn YP4H points and win prizes.

If you're not already, I encourage you to become actively involved in helping to make Ohio State an even healthier workplace. If you have any questions, contact the YP4H team.

Summer Hours at the Writing Center

If you know undergraduate or graduate (even post-doc and faculty) writers who are working on projects this summer, please let them know about summer hours at the Writing Center. Beginning May 17, hours are: 

  • Scheduled appointments at 4120A Smith Lab: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fri., 1-4 p.m.
  • Scheduled online appointments: Mon., 1-5 p.m.; Tues., 3-5 p.m.
  • Walk-in sessions at 4120A Smith Lab: Tue. and Thurs., 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m.; Wed: 10 a.m. to noon.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

May 13: Faculty planning proposals and detailed position requests due to divisional deans via Betsy Ludwig (Arts and Humanities); Beth VanGundy (NMS) and Jenifer Rasor (SBS)
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 23: Deadline for nominations to Susan Williams, for CIC Academic Leadership Program
May 23: Deadline for nominations to Tina Henkin, for CIC Department Executive Officer Program
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
May 24: Deadline for 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards nominations to Jenifer Rasor
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


April 28, 2016

Recruiting Diverse Faculty: For Chairs and Faculty Search Committee Members

The College of Engineering has graciously extended an invitation to ASC chairs and faculty search committee members to attend a lecture on Strategies for Improving Diverse Faculty Recruitment and Success, Monday, May 2, 4-5:30 p.m., Scott Lab, room E100. Ansley Abraham, director, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), State Doctoral Scholars Program, will present. RSVP requested.

Ohio State University Entrepreneurs Bootcamp: May 4

Please encourage your faculty to attend the Entrepreneurs Bootcamp, a free, one-day program, Wednesday, May 4, 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., The Ohio Union (Student-Alumni Council Room). Topics will include forming and organizing 11startups and founders stock; intellectual property (patents and licensing); and business plans and fundraising. RSVP required.

Staff Professional Grants: Deadline to Apply, May 6

Please encourage your staff to apply for professional development funding through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. The grant assists with costs such as:

  • Expenses for participation in seminars, workshops, conferences, training programs or meetings
  • Books, software or materials related to the area of professional development
  • Equipment that broadens or deepens skills or advances an applicant’s professional development or career aspirations
  • Child/elder care expenses necessary for participation in professional development opportunities/activities

The third and final deadline for the 2015-16 academic year is Friday, May 6 by 4 p.m. All regular (.50-1.00FTE) staff members of the college who have been employed for at least two years are eligible to apply.

Privilege Symposium: May 12

Join me and The Women's Place for the Privilege Symposium: White Men & Partners for Inclusive Excellence, a conversation and workshop around privilege and how you can create a more inclusive culture in your unit, May 12, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hale Hall (MLK Lounge). Interim Provost Bruce McPheron, Vice President Legal Affairs Gates Garrity-Rokous and Engineering Dean, David Williams, will join the conversation. RSVP by April 29.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

May 13: Faculty planning proposals and detailed position requests due to divisional deans via Betsy Ludwig (Arts and Humanities), Beth VanGundy (NMS) and Jenifer Rasor (SBS)
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


April 21, 2016

New: The President's Prize

Please share with your faculty, staff and students the exciting news on the new President’s Prize, that provides two graduating seniors crucial connections and financial support to advance innovative ideas for projects to make the world a better place. Each recipient will receive a $50,000 living stipend and up to $50,000 in startup funding to implement his/her project and more. Applications due for round one on July 15, 2016. 

To learn more, attend an information session on Tuesday, April 26, 3-4 p.m., Thompson Library, Conference Room 204. RSVP requested.

P and T Workshop Materials and Videos Online

Two workshops were held recently to assist faculty in navigating the promotion and tenure process. Please alert your faculty members (including those at regional campuses) that the P and T materials and recordings are available online, in the Workshops section and to contact Meg Piasecki for assistance or questions.

2016 Consolidated Calendar for Chairs/Directors

Consolidated Calendar for Chairs/Directors is now available online. This document will be updated regularly, and is intended to help chairs and directors to be aware of upcoming deadlines.

HHMI Professors Program Competition Now Open

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) 2017 Professors Program competition is now open. HHMI professors are accomplished research scientists who also are deeply committed to making science more engaging for undergraduates.
 
Faculty may apply to be appointed HHMI professors and receive grants to foster innovations in education. Deadline to submit a letter of intent to apply is July 1, 2016. Those who meet eligibility requirements will be invited to submit applications before Oct. 6, 2016.

Research Development and Grant Writing News

The April 2016 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News is now available. Topics include: How Readers Read Your Proposal; Organizing the Proposal Narrative; Help For Junior Faculty: Successful Models; Proposal Flaws; and New Funding Opportunities.

Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award Nominations Deadline: Sept. 23

The submission deadline for applications for the Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards has been extended to Sept. 23, 2016. An updated application form and instructions are now available. The Ratners graciously agreed to extend the deadline after their visit last week, where they had the opportunity to engage with faculty recipients of the 2014 and the 2015 awards.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

April 22: Final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School
May 13: Faculty planning proposals and detailed position requests due to divisional deans via Betsy Ludwig (Arts and Humanities); Beth VanGundy (NMS) and Jenifer Rasor (SBS)
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


April 14, 2016

TODAY: Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Meeting 

Jay Dahlman, a representative from Ohio State's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), will hold open appointments today from 8 a.m. to noon in room 215, CBEC, for faculty, staff, post-docs and students interested in innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Feel free to stop by or schedule an appointment with a TCO representative outside of the designated standing appointment time frame, by contacting Dahlman.3@osu.edu.

Statistics and Microbiology Top Performers in Efforts Toward Gender Equality

Congratulations go out to the Department of Statistics and the Department of Microbiology for being singled out as top performers in the effort toward gender equality among faculty, in the 2016 Status Report on Women at Ohio State. Statistics increased gender equity 27 percent between 2000-2015; microbiology experienced a 20 percent increase over the same period.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

April 15: Master's and doctoral report forms due to the Graduate School
April 22: Final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School
May 13: Faculty planning proposals and detailed position requests due to divisional deans via Betsy Ludwig (Arts and Humanities); Beth VanGundy (NMS) and Jenifer Rasor (SBS)
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


April 7, 2016

ASC Spring Recognition Reception: RSVP Due April 11

Please encourage your faculty to attend the College of Arts and Sciences Spring Recognition Reception, Monday, April 18, 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Club. The awards ceremony will take place in the Grand Lounge with a reception to follow at Colleagues, Lower Level. Join me, Susan Williams and the divisional deans as we honor the following recipients:

  • Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award
    Amanda Simcox, Molecular Genetics
  • Honors Faculty Service Award
    Daniel Reff, Comparative Studies
  • Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award
    Leila Elaqad, Undergraduate Student in Sociology
  • Outstanding Teaching Award
    Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Sociology
  • Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award
    Winner:  Geoffrey R. O. Durso, Psychology
    Finalist: Jennifer Shafer, Music
  • Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award 
    Elizabeth Kolkovich, English 
    Birgitte Soland, History
  • Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring
    Kris Paulsen, History of Art
    Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Linguistics (2014-2015)
  • The Virginia Hull Research Award 
    Christa Teston, English
  • Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Award
    Eric Healy, Speech and Hearing Science
    Marcus Kurtz, Political Science
    Ellen Peters, Psychology

RSVP by April 11.

ASC Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day: May 23

Encourage your faculty and staff to join me and the ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services (RDS) staff for the annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day, Monday, May 23, 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Psychology Building Room 0002.

This event will serve as an opportunity for ASC faculty and staff to explore topics and best practices in undergraduate recruitment, undergraduate recruitment activities and yield results for the year. Associate Executive Dean Steve Fink will join me to kick off the event with discussions on the college’s Enrollment Plan 2015-2020 and the importance of enrollment management for the college.

Please RSVP. For additional information, contact Chinwe Okpalaoka.

April Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee

The next Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee is April 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 102, Center for Applied Plant Sciences (CAPS), Rightmire Hall. Ken Rinaldo, professor of art, will discuss the symbiotic relationship between art, science and sustainability. This seminar will highlight the developing partnership between CAPS and the Department of Art.

The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee series fosters dialogue on national topics in higher education and the liberal arts. For more information, contact Bethany Dickens

Staff Professional Development Grants

College of Arts and Sciences staff members are encouraged to apply for professional development funding through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. The third and final deadline for the 2015-16 academic year is Friday, May 6, 2016 by 4 p.m. 

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

April 15: Master's and doctoral report forms due to the Graduate School
April 22: Final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School
May 13: Faculty planning proposals and detailed position requests due to divisional deans via Betsy Ludwig (Arts and Humanities); Beth VanGundy (NMS) and Jenifer Rasor (SBS)
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college
Oct. 28: Deadline for submission of all 2016-17 Promotion and Tenure dossiers to the college


March 31, 2016

Annual Review Letters for Faculty

As indicated on the Promotion and Tenure Important Dates, annual review letters for assistant professors are due to the college by May 13, 2016, and annual review letters for associate professors and full professors are due to the college by July 29, 2016. Department chairs and school directors should upload the reviews directly into the “Faculty Annual Reviews” folder on Buckeye Box.

Each review should be uploaded as a single pdf file into your departmental folder (using the appropriate sub-folder) with the following identifier: lastname, firstname. Please send an email to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu and identify who in your unit will be uploading the files to Buckeye Box so that the appropriate permissions can be granted.

New Resource for Chairs and Directors

A new resource section specifically for department chairs and center/school directors has been added to the college website. An archive of the Chair and Director mailings is also included.

In addition, the section includes a listing of the survey topics and questions that are used for evaluation during the reappointment process. This survey was developed with input from the faculty advisory committee and is generally conducted in the fall of the final year of the chair or director's term. The survey is subject to modification based on discussion with your divisional dean. Additional materials will be posted as they are completed.

Guidelines for Utilization of Endowed Scholar Funds for Chairs and Professorships

Chair and Professorship endowment funds are intended to be maintained in perpetuity and to be used to recruit, retain and support outstanding faculty. Please review the university's guidelines for utilizing chair and professorship funds. 

NSF Early CAREER Award Panel Discussion: April 13

Learn about winning strategies to develop your proposal for a NSF CAREER Award at the NSF Early CAREER panel discussion, Wednesday, April 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Smith Seminar Room, Physics Building. Ask questions of your colleagues; hear applicant perspectives on successful CAREER proposals and access samples of winning proposals. Mary Juhas, associate vice president, gender initiatives, STEMM; clinical professor, Materials Science and Engineering, will moderate the panel. Juhas served as program director, Diversity and Outreach in the Directorate for Engineering at the NSF, 2006-08.

Registration is required. Contact Steve Petrill, associate dean of research, with questions. 

Call for Nominations: Harvard Three-Year Junior Fellowships

The Society of Fellows, Harvard University, is now accepting nominations for three-year Junior Fellowships, beginning July 1, 2017.

To be eligible for a Junior Fellowship, a candidate must be at an early stage of his or her scholarly career. Men and women interested in any field of study are eligible; they should be truly extraordinary scholars of the highest caliber of intellectual achievement, comparable to the most successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities. Candidates are nominated by those under whom they have studied.

Nominations are due Aug. 12, 2016.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

April 1: Deadline for Request for Exclusion of Service Time From Tenure Probationary Period
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
April 15: Master's and doctoral report forms due to the Graduate School
April 22: Final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to Tina Henkin for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college


March 24, 2016

ASC Graduate Programs Rank Among the Nation's Top

Five graduate disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences are newly ranked among the nation’s top, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” These five graduate programs and specialty areas join 16 others in the College of Arts and Sciences that are currently ranked. 

Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards: Call for Applications 

Associate and full professors in the division of arts and humanities are encouraged to apply for one of five Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards. The awards recognize faculty for developing new courses, original materials and/or innovative methods and venues for delivery, as well as for making a difference in students’ educations, lives and careers.

Each $20,000 Ratner Award will be presented as a $10,000 cash prize plus a $10,000 teaching account to fund future innovation and student impact in the form of curricular development, teaching, or service-learning projects.

Applications are due by Friday, April 29, 2016.  Questions can be directed to Susan Williams. Read about the 2015 awardees.

March Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee 

The next Mobile Coffee is Thursday, March 31, 4:30 p.m. at Hillel, 46 East 16th Ave. The discussion, “Library Spaces as 21st Century Hubs for Experiential Learning," will be lead by Patricia Cunningham, director, Department of Social Change, Office of Student Life. For more information, contact Bethany Dickens

April Mobile Coffee: April 29: "Blending Expertise: Exploring the Symbiotic Relationship Between Art, Science and Sustainability."

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

March 25: Applications for Presidential Fellowships due to the Graduate School
April 1: Deadline for Request for Exclusion of Service Time From Tenure Probationary Period 
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
April 15: Master's and doctoral report forms due to the Graduate School
April 22: Final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college


March 17, 2016

The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Coffee Series

The next Mobile Coffee is Thursday, March 31, 4:30 p.m. at Hillel, 46 East 16th Avenue. The topic is “Library Spaces as 21st Century Hubs for Experiential Learning," hosted by Ohio State's Office of Student Life. Patricia Cunningham, director, Department of Social Change, Office of Student Life, will lead the discussion on literacy in the 21st century and the roles a university can play in local library systems. She and her team will also share with at they have learned through the library initiatives of the Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection.

The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee series fosters dialogue on national topics in higher education and the liberal arts. For more information, contact Bethany Dickens

Mark Your Calendars: The next Mobile Coffee is April 29: "Blending Expertise: Exploring the Symbiotic Relationship Between Art, Science and Sustainability."

Title IX Training, Faculty, Staff and Student Resources

Online training focused on preventing and responding to sexual misconduct and relationship violence was made available this fall for faculty, staff and students. If you have not already, you are strongly encouraged to take the training as well as to remind faculty, staff and students in your area to complete the training as soon as possible. Per university policy, all faculty, staff and student employees must report instances of sexual assault. This training provides the necessary information to fulfill this obligation.

This training is part of Buckeyes ACT, a comprehensive effort to combat these issues on our campus. The Office of University Compliance and Integrity's Title IX website provides more information about the training, as well as the link for faculty and staff to access the training.

A flyer of summary points to discuss training is available as well as a faculty/staff reference guide to assist students who report sexual misconduct. 

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

March 25: Applications for Presidential Fellowships due to the Graduate School
April 1: Deadline for Request for Exclusion of Service Time From Tenure Probationary Period 
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
April 15: Master's and doctoral report forms due to the Graduate School
April 22: Final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college


March 10, 2016

P and T Workshops for Assistant and Associate Professors

Susan Williams and Tina Henkin will be holding two workshops for assistant and associate professors on the promotion and tenure process. The workshops will provide an overview of the review process at the department, college and university level and will include discussion and tips regarding expectations and how best to document and explain accomplishments.

Two workshops will be offered. For current assistant professors, the workshop will be Thursday, March 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; for current associate professors, the workshop will be Monday, March 28, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Both workshops will be held in Psychology Building Room 035. These events also will be live on Carmen Connect.

RSVP is required. Please indicate if you are interested in viewing the workshop from your home/office via Carmen Connect.

NSF CAREER Application Panel Discussion

The Arts and Sciences Research Team will be hosting a panel to assist faculty who plan to submit an NSF CAREER application. Please ask your faculty to contact Stephen Petrill, associate dean for research, if interested in attending the panel discussion.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

March 25: Applications for Presidential Fellowships due to the Graduate School
April 1: Deadline for Request for Exclusion of Service Time From Tenure Probationary Period 
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
April 15: Master's and doctoral report forms due to the Graduate School
April 22: Final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college


March 3, 2016

Call for Team-Teaching Proposals

I am again issuing a call for proposals for team-taught courses, led by professors from different disciplines, to showcase innovative teaching, promote the goal of interdisciplinary teaching and encourage interdisciplinary research. For students, these courses would provide the broadest understanding of liberal arts education by conveying within a single classroom, the breadth of perspectives and interconnectivity that is inherent in academia.
 
Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAO queue in curriculum.osu.edu by Sept. 1, with the expectation that approved courses will be first offered during the 2017-18 academic year. Questions can be directed to Associate Executive Dean Steve Fink.

Submit Potential Reviewers for Promotion and Tenure Cases

As previously announced, lists of potential external reviewers for promotion and tenure cases to be reviewed in fall 2016 should be submitted to the college for approval by May 24, 2016.  A document describing this process is posted here.
 
Please contact Tina Henkin with any questions.

Clarification on External Evaluator Letters for Fourth-Year Reviews

In response to the discussion at the Feb. 9 Chairs and Directors meeting, I have decided to retain the current policy in the ASC Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (APT) document, which states that external evaluator letters are optional for fourth-year reviews.
 
Letters of this type are not encouraged, but may be justified under certain situations. Departments should follow their APT documents as to whether these letters are allowed; if departmental practice is to never solicit them, amendment of the corresponding section of the APT document should be considered to specify this. If the goal is to obtain specific information about the candidate’s field or about collaborations outside of Ohio State, an alternative is for the chair to solicit a letter from an expert in the field or collaborator to provide that information, without evaluation of the candidate’s progress toward promotion. Letters of this type can be included in the dossier as an appendix.

Fellowships to Provide Opportunities for Humanities Postdocs

Four new postdoctoral fellowships in the Humanities will provide recent PhDs with opportunities for growth in their area of research as well as hands-on experience in teaching and curriculum development.

The two-year fellowships, made possible by a highly competitive grant from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme, have been awarded in the following areas:

  • Late Ancient Near East (200-900 AD), co-hosted by the Departments of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, with faculty mentors Kevin von Bladel, David Brakke and Anthony Kaldellis. Learn more.
  • Pre-Modern Islamic Art (700-1700 AD), hosted by the Department of History of Art, with faculty mentors Mark Fullerton, Scott Levi and Jane Hathaway. Learn more.
  • Global Science and Technology Studies, hosted by the Department of Comparative Studies, with faculty mentors David Horn and Noah Tomarkin. Learn more.
  • Computational Pragmatics, hosted by the Department of Linguistics, with faculty mentors Catherine de Marneffe and Judith Tonhauser. Learn more

Beginning in fall 2016, this fellowship opportunity will provide a cohort experience for the four postdocs, who will be chosen through searches conducted by the units listed above. We look forward to welcoming these new postdocs to the Ohio State community.

Seeking Input to Guide New Faculty Information System

Please provide names to Tina Henkin by March 7 for faculty to serve in user groups to help in development of the new Faculty Information System, which will replace Research In View. Ideal candidates are those who have recently used RIV for promotion, more senior faculty who have reviewed many promotion and tenure dossiers and anyone interested in the ability to extract data from the system (e.g. for reports). The goal is to generate a system that works for everyone, across all disciplines. The groups will meet during fall semester.

Predatory Publishing, Solicitation Scams and Unethical Publishing Practices: A Panel Discussion

Join an informal presentation and discussion about the alarming increase of predatory publishing and other scams on Thursday, April 7, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Research Commons of the 18th Avenue Library. This session will focus on the quality and integrity of the publishing process, responsible editorial policies, transparency and ethical manuscript review and things authors should look out for when assessing a journal. Presenters will share resources on both the potentials and pitfalls of open access publishing and where to go for additional information when it comes time to publish your research. This session is open to all members of the university community. Register here.

What We're Reading . . . 

The arts and sciences, or STEM?
The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

March 4: Deadline to nominate a staff member for the ASC Outstanding Staff Award
April 1: Deadline for Request for Exclusion of Service Time From Tenure Probationary Period
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college


Feb. 25, 2016

Reminder: Fourth Year Review Packets Due April 1

In preparation for submission of fourth year review packets to the college (due April 1) and next fall's promotion and tenure cases, please verify that the peer review of teaching requirement for your unit in your unit’s APT matches that in the summary.

If you want to revise the relevant section of your APT document or would like to receive some sample peer evaluation forms, please contact Tina Henkin.

ASC Outstanding Staff Awards: Nominations Due March 4

The College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Staff Awards recognize staff members whose performance demonstrates sustained excellence in overall job performance and has improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students, and/or the university. Special consideration will be given to staff who have enhanced the visibility of the college through interdisciplinary connections and/or university community service. 

Funding for this program supports up to six awards with each recipient receiving a $1,000 one-time cash award and an increase of $500 to his or her base salary. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 4, 2016 by 4 p.m.

I encourage you to nominate a deserving staff member for one of these awards. 

Graduate Student Workshop

Please encourage your students to attend the Graduate Student Workshop on Wednesday, March 2, 4-5:30 p.m., Smith Seminar Room, Physics Research Building. The workshop will focus on how to find and apply for graduate fellowships and other funding opportunities. RSVP is requested. For questions, contact Marcela Hernandez, director, graduate/STEM diversity.

Travel Policies

Please remind your faculty to get pre-approval from their chair prior to leaving town; this policy also applies to travel for students and staff. This should be done through eTravel if any expenses will be charged through Ohio State accounting, and can be done as Business Leave for faculty if all expenses will be paid from by external sources (e.g., another university).

Car rental must use a contracted vendor to ensure that proper insurance coverage is provided. For international travel, please plan ahead and consider the requirements of the source of funds; some external entities require pre-approval for non-domestic travel. The Ohio State travel policy should be reviewed.

Comprehensive Energy Management Project Update

For more than a year, the university has been evaluating whether a possible partnership would help meet its sustainability goals. A decision has been made to move forward into the third stage of the evaluation of the Comprehensive Energy Management Project.The next step is to fully define the details of how a partnership might work. Feedback from past meetings as well as questions and answers are available for review.

What We're Reading . . . 

A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding
The New York Times

Save Our Public Universities
Harper's Magazine

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college


Feb. 18, 2016

The Value of an Arts and Sciences Education 

In the most recent issue of the College of Arts and Sciences' INSIGHT, we advocate for the lasting power of an arts and sciences education. Faculty, students and alumni share their insights and perspectives on the value of an arts and sciences education. I encourage you to take a few moments to read this important and timely piece and share with your faculty, staff and students. 

Fourth Year Review Process

As discussed at the Chairs and Directors’ meeting on Feb. 9, all fourth year review dossiers will be reviewed by the divisional P&T committees. A document describing the process for submission of fourth year reviews has been posted. Please refer to this document, and contact Tina Henkin with any questions.

For Our Students: Spring Career Fair

The Spring Career Fair takes place Wednesday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom and Performance Hall spaces, Ohio Union. The event is open to all current Ohio State students and recent graduates interested in internships and career opportunities.

There will be a large number of private sector companies recruiting for business and technical functions such as communications, business analysis, logistics, retail management, general management, graphic design, human resources, marketing, sales and financial planning. In addition, there are opportunities in science and technology areas such as laboratory-based research and development in medical and industrial settings, as well as computer science and engineering roles. Federal and State government agencies will also be well represented offering opportunities in administration, fiscal management, technology, diplomacy and law enforcement and security related functions.

Students can research the registered organizations through the event website. For questions, contact Stephanie Ford, director, Arts and Sciences Career Services.  

Ohio Ethics Law Workshop

The College of Arts and Sciences is partnering with the College of Engineering on a new workshop aimed at providing researchers involved in commercialization or research interests that involve outside entities, information on how to navigate the potential conflicts and Ohio law considerations. 

The Ohio Ethics Law Workshop will take place Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 3-4:15 p.m., E100 Scott Lab. Chris Hanson, University Compliance and Integrity, and Jan Neiger, Office of Academic Affairs, will facilitate the workshop.

Contact Andrea Ward Ross if you plan to attend.

ASC Invention and Commercialization Assistance Office Hours

On Feb. 18, Jay Dahlman, a representative from the university's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), will be on hand from 8 a.m. to noon at 104 Aronoff Laboratory to address questions from faculty, staff, post-docs and students on innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship at Ohio State. To schedule an appointment with a TCO representative outside of this time frame, contact Dahlman.3@osu.edu

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals
April 1: Deadline for Request for Exclusion of Service Time From Tenure Probationary Period 
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college


Feb. 11, 2016

ASC Communications Update: Messaging Strategy Development

To support college messaging and recruitment efforts, ASC Communications Services has engaged Ologie, a local marketing agency with national reach, to develop a strategic messaging platform to identify key messages and stories to differentiate the College of Arts and Sciences and to provide messaging and support for our departments, schools and programs.

This messaging will be designed for all communications needs, but with particular focus on improving traditional undergraduate admissions yield. Libby Eckhardt, Chief Communications Officer, has prepared a high-level overview and FAQs for reference and will be providing a more in-depth look at the project at the March Chair’s meeting. Please contact her with any questions that you might have.

Request For Exclusion of Service Time From Tenure Probationary Period

Probationary faculty scheduled for a mandatory tenure review in fall 2016, 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 level (TIU head in consultation with the P&T committee) and college level (divisional dean and regional dean if applicable) prior to submission to OAA.

If the request is due to childbirth 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 1 of the year of the mandatory review. 

The relevant section of faculty rules is 3335-6-03, paragraph D.

The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee 

The next Mobile Coffee is Thursday, Feb. 25, 3-4:30 p.m., in the Research Commons, 18th Avenue Library. The topic is “Digital Scholarship and Data in the Arts and Humanities.”

Columbus Business First, Forty Under 40 Awards

Nominations are open for the 2016 Columbus Business First Forty Under 40 Award for young professionals who are shaping our community’s future. Nominations are due to Columbus Business First by Feb. 26, 2016. 

Opportunity to Promote Research with The Conversation

Ohio State is a Founding Member of The Conversation, a website that features faculty members from top universities around the world writing about their research to the public. Arts and sciences faculty and researchers are invited to a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16, noon to 1 p.m. in 385 Bricker Hall to learn more about how to become a contributor to the website. Jay Zagorsky, a research scientist with the Center for Human Resource Research, economist and regular columnist at The Conversation will present at the meeting.

Space is limited. Please RSVP soon.

Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant

The Whiting Foundation has established a new program, the Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant, offering $35,000 to as many as three works in progress, to enable scholars to complete their books. Whiting welcomes submissions for works of history, the sciences, cultural or political reportage, biography, memoir, criticism, among other categories. 

All creative nonfiction writers under contract with a publisher and at least two years into heir work are encouraged to apply by May 1, 2016. 

Contact for Postdoctoral Researchers/Fellows Inquiries

For questions or inquiries related to postdoctoral researchers or fellows, the Postdoctoral Advisory Council (PAC) is the unit to contact. Please do not contact the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) for official matters as they are a volunteer postdoc organization. The Arts and Sciences PAC contact is Marcela Hernandez.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Feb 16: Nominations due for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college


Feb. 4, 2016

The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Coffee Series

The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme is hosting a Mobile Coffee series to foster dialogues on national topics in higher education and the liberal arts. The coffees highlight new scholarly and creative projects, resources and opportunities and provide a forum for discussing the ongoing impact and value of the humanities and the arts. 

The next Mobile Coffee is Tuesday, Feb. 9, noon to 1 p.m., at the AAAS Community Extension Center. The topic is “Contributions of African Studies to Productive Dialogue and Solutions.”
 
Dialogue with faculty Simone Drake and Devin Fergus, associate professors, African American and African Studies (AAAS); and Sonia BasSheva Manjon, associate professor, arts administration, education and policy and director, Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise. Discussion facilitator will be Linda James Myers, professor, African American and African Studies and director, AAAS Community Extension Center. Please RSVP to Andre Williams. A light lunch will be provided. Free transportation to and from campus. For more information please call (614) 292-3922.

Nominations Due: Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards

The University Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards program recognizes faculty, staff, students and community partners. Awards are given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, staff, student, student group and community partner categories. A total of $21,000 will be awarded. Applications are due Feb. 16.

Of particular attention is the need for submissions in the following International Engagement Awards categories: 

  • Distinguished International Engagement Award ($3,000)
  • Emerging International Engagement Award ($1,000) 

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Feb 16: Nominations due for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college


Jan. 28, 2016

Applications Due March 1: Service Learning Course Grant

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.

To apply for an ASC grant, faculty must complete an ASC Service-Learning Grant Application Form and submit it via e-mail together with all the required supplementary materials as a single PDF document to Linda Hood. The deadline is March 1, 2016.

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

Call for Nominations: Bower Award and Prize in Science

Nominations are solicited for the Franklin Institute 2017 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, which this year will focus on “Perturbations of Natural Systems in the Anthropocene."  This prestigious prize is directed to individuals who have made significant contributions to understanding and quantifying perturbations of natural systems within the biosphere, atmosphere or hydrosphere in the age of the Anthropocene. Nominations should recognize fundamental contributions that emphasize large-scale modeling or synthesis of observational data in order to provide insights into these systems within the recent past and into the near future. 

To facilitate coordination with the university, please notify Tina Henkin by April 8 if you plan to nominate someone.

Guidelines for Employee Events and Holiday Celebrations

Effective Jan. 25, 2016, the ASC Guidelines for Employee Recognition Events and Holiday Gatherings, are available on the faculty and staff policies pages of the college website. These guidelines apply to employee recognition events throughout the year and to celebrations over the holidays.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines 

Jan. 29: Nominations due for Harlan Hatcher Distinguished Faculty Award; Susan Harmann Mentoring and Leadership Award; and Honors Faculty Service Award.
​Feb 1: Suggested deadline for faculty to submit annual review materials to chairs and directors
Feb 1: Nominations due for 2016 Balzan Prize to Tina Henkin
Feb 1: Deadline to RSVP, Comprehensive Energy Management campus meeting
Feb. 1: Faculty Teaching Assignment Inventories due to Ren Leaflight
Feb 16: Nominations due for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
April 8: Notification due to Tina Henkin, Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science


Jan. 21, 2016

Special Opportunity Faculty Hires: Guidelines

The strategic vision of the college calls out our continuing commitment to the value of inclusion, diversity, community and openness and to making proactive efforts to nurture and realize those values. In line with this vision, the college has created guidelines to assist chairs and directors who are interested in pursuing special opportunity hires for faculty in their unit. In some cases, these might be opportunities to pursue a targeted search for a faculty member who fulfills a unit need, either in experience or expertise, and also possesses attributes that will contribute to the unit’s diversity initiatives. In others, they might be opportunities that arise out of a national search, either because there is the desire to make an offer to more than one candidate or because a candidate has emerged through the process who has expertise in a related field of need.

Questions about these guidelines may be directed to Susan Williams.

Augmented Funding for Arts and Humanities Small Grants

As part of its ongoing mission to support faculty and graduate student research and creative activity, the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme will augment funds for College of Arts and Science’s Arts and Humanities Small Grants during the 2015-2016 fiscal year. These grants are reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis, and over the past several years, funds for this program have run out before the end of the fiscal year. The support from the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme constitutes a 25 percent increase and will enable a greater number of faculty and students to benefit from the program.

For more information, contact Bethany Dickens, program manager, Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme.

Comprehensive Energy Management Plan Invitation

Ohio State is considering an innovative energy strategy that also could provide new resources for our academic mission, including energy conservation; energy supply; operations and support for teaching, learning and research. Three advisory groups — made up of students, faculty and staff — have evaluated and commented on the progress, and information has been shared with the university community.

Before the university makes a decision on whether to move forward with the third, and final, phase of the evaluation, OAA is hosting two meetings for faculty, staff and students, to share a project update and solicit feedback. 

When: Thursday, Feb. 4, 10-11 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: The Blackwell Inn Ballroom

Please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 1 with the time slot you would like to attend.

Reminder: Minor Participants Policy and Registration 

In order to promote the safety and welfare of minors entrusted to the university's care, Ohio State created the Activities and Programs with Minor Participants policy. This policy requires annual registration of programs and activities that involve minors.

Registration of programs is required in advance of the program's start date. Registration should be completed 60 days in advance, but must be completed before the activity or program begins. Summer programs and activities should be registered by March 2016.

Contact Lindsay Meyer Bond, Youth Policy and Special Projects Coordinator, with questions.

Call for Nominations: 2016 Balzan Prizes

Nominations are solicited for the 2016 Balzan Prizes. 2016 Balzan Prizes will be awarded in the following fields: 

  • Comparative Literature
  • International Relations: History and Theory
  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, including neurodegenerative and developmental aspects
  • Applied Photonics

Nominations need to be approved by department chairs, and will be coordinated at the college level by Tina Henkin. Nominations are due to Henkin by Feb. 1, 2016 (nominations are due to the General Prize Committee by March 15). 

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines 

Jan. 25: Applications due for Faculty Professional Leave (FPL) and Special Assignments
Jan. 29: Nominations due for Harlan Hatcher Distinguished Faculty Award; Susan Harmann Mentoring and Leadership Award; and Honors Faculty Service Award
​Feb. 1: Suggested deadline for faculty to submit annual review materials to chairs and directors
Feb. 1: Nominations due for 2016 Balzan Prize to Tina Henkin
Feb. 1: Deadline to RSVP, Comprehensive Energy Management campus meeting
Feb. 1: Faculty Teaching Assignment Inventories due to Ren Leaflight
Feb 16: Nominations due for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals


Jan. 14, 2016

Special Assistant for Facilities and Planning

Sergio Soave has been appointed as an administrative faculty fellow in the college, serving as Special Assistant for Facilities and Planning. In this half-time role, he will provide guidance to college leadership regarding the effective and strategic use of space for research and teaching. This replaces the associate executive dean role previously held by Rich Hall. Soave’s appointment as faculty fellow began with the start of spring semester, on Jan. 11, and will continue through summer 2016.

Nominations Due: Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life

Nominations for Richman Distinguished Fellow in Public Life are due on March 1, 2016. Richman Fellows are selected from among individuals active in American public life whose record of accomplishments and contributions have had a significant impact on improving American society, strengthening democratic institutions, advancing social justice or increasing opportunities for all citizens to realize and share the promise of the United States.

Appointment as a Richman Fellow includes an honorarium of $25,000 and requires the individual selected to spend two to three days on the Brandeis University campus, during the academic year, meeting with students and faculty and participating in other activities.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines 

Jan. 15: Proposals due for Conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Jan. 25: Applications due for Faculty Professional Leave (FPL) and Special Assignments
Jan. 29: Nominations due for Harlan Hatcher Distinguished Faculty Award; Susan Harmann Mentoring and Leadership Award; and Honors Faculty Service Award.
​Feb 1: Suggested deadline for faculty to submit annual review materials to chairs and directors
Feb. 1: Faculty Teaching Assignment Inventories due to the college (Ren Leaflight)
Feb 16: Nominations due for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals

What We're Reading . . .

Manifesto for the Humanities
Inside Higher Ed

Cheer up, my academic colleagues! We're so lucky to do this job
The Guardian


Jan. 7, 2016

Summer Term 2016 Update

President Drake has prioritized access and affordability as a central component of our academic planning. A significant part of that comprehensive effort is a reconsideration of the summer term structure and tuition schedule. 

Beginning May 2016, Ohio State will offer multiple sessions and course work options for summer term. Ohio State's 12-week summer term will have multiple (coursework) options, which include:

  • 1 twelve-week term
  • 2 six-week sessions
  • 3 four-week sessions
  • 2 eight-week overlapping (1st and 2nd four-week, or 2nd and 3rd four-week) sessions

As in previous years, Ohio State will provide a tuition credit for up to three credit hours of course work for the first 4-week session for students who meet the criteria. As was the case for the past three years, this tuition credit will be available to students who are enrolled full-time (12 credits for undergraduate students; eight credits for graduate or graduate-professional students) during spring semester, and who are not graduating (with the exception of students earning an associate degree, students in a dual-degree program and students enrolled in multiple-degree programs).

For questions, contact Associate Dean Steve Fink.

Transition in Offices of Legal Affairs/Academic Affairs

The Office of Legal Affairs has announced that Jan Neiger, formerly associate general counsel of the university, has been appointed assistant vice provost in the Office of Academic Affairs, effective Jan. 1. In his new role, Neiger will assist Vice Provost Kay Wolf with faculty, graduate student and postdoctoral student issues and policies and will also assist with academic leadership training. During the transition, Alexandra Schimmer is the new point of contact for issues that Jan Neiger previously handled.

Chairs and directors with legal questions should first contact Grace Chanfrau, college human resources director, who will assist you with determining next steps. 

Staff Professional Development Grants

Please encourage your staff members to consider applying for an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. The next deadline is Jan. 22, by 4 p.m. 

Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award

This award recognizes full professors who have truly exceptional records in teaching, research and service. Department chairs may submit nominations. Nomination deadline: Jan. 29, 2016.

Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award

This award recognizes an individual within the college (student, staff, or faculty) who has generously and unselfishly served others in an effort to promote equity, fairness and equal opportunities for all members of the university community. Students, faculty and staff members may submit a nomination.  Nomination deadline: Jan. 29, 2016. 

Honors Faculty Service Award

This award recognizes excellence in honors advising, honors instruction, honors committee work, and other honors initiatives and responsibilities which have enhanced the quality of education available to honors students in the liberal arts. Department chairs may submit nominations of one of their faculty members. Nomination deadline: Jan. 29, 2016.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Jan. 15: Proposals due for Conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Jan. 25: Applications due for Faculty Professional Leave (FPL) and Special Assignments
Jan. 29: Nominations due for Harlan Hatcher Distinguished Faculty Award; Susan Harmann Mentoring and Leadership Award; and Honors Faculty Service Award
​Feb 1: Suggested deadline for faculty to submit annual review materials to chairs and directors
Feb. 1: Faculty Teaching Assignment Inventories due to the college (Ren Leaflight)
Feb 16: Nominations due for University Outreach and Engagement Awards
March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals
April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
April 1: Deadline for candidates to request exclusions of the probationary period for candidates scheduled for mandatory tenure review in 2016-17
May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
May 24: Proposed list of external reviewers for 2016-17 P and T cases due to divisional deans' offices for approval
June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
July 29: deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college

What We're Reading . . . 

The Humanities as Service Departments: Facing the Budget Logic
Modern Language Association of America

2015

Dec. 17, 2015

NOTE: Because of the holidays, the Chair and Director Mailing will not be published again until Jan. 7, 2016.

Annual Review Process for Faculty

Guidelines, an optional template and other information about faculty annual review processes have been added to the college's Faculty Resources page. As you plan for spring semester, please keep in mind the timetable below. More specific information about college submission processes will be provided closer to the spring deadlines. Questions can be directed to Susan Williams.

  • Feb. 1: Suggested deadline for faculty to submit annual review materials to chairs and directors
  • April 1: Deadline for fourth-year review dossiers for assistant professors to be submitted to the college
  • May 13: Deadline for copies of annual reviews for all other assistant professors to be submitted to the college
  • June 1: Deadline to report any non-renewals of assistant professors to the Office of Academic Affairs
  • July 29: deadline for copies of annual reviews for all associate and full professors to be submitted to the college

Course Release Buy-Out Rates

The college's course release buy-out rates have been updated [pdf]. The purpose of the update is to clarify the distinction between buy outs that are external to the college and those that are funded from within the college. Please note that all buy outs count as course equivalents for the purposes of calculating faculty teaching assignments and overall departmental teaching yields. Direct questions about the buy-out rates to John Nisbet.

Sexual Harassment Training

As part of the university’s comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence, Ohio State is providing online training, "Building a Supportive Community: Preventing Sexual Misconduct." User tip: enable pop-ups on your browser.

In addition, the college has arranged several training sessions, facilitated by the University’s Office of Human Resources. Visit the following links to sign up for a university-facilitated training session:

I strongly encourage you to sign up for the online and/or university-facilitated training and to share this information with your faculty and staff. 

While all faculty and anyone in a supervisory role have been required by university policy to report instances of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct or sexual violence, the university recently expanded its reporting requirements. Effective Sept. 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation governed by Ohio State policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university. 

Visit the Office of University Compliance and Integrity Title IX website where you will find information on best practices in Title IX training. In addition, for faculty who wish to include information on sexual misconduct in their class syllabus, the university's Statement of Title IX can be found at the bottom of the Course Syllabus Recommendations pages of the Office of Undergraduate Education website.

Call for Proposals: Conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Ohio State University's Academy of Teaching will be hosting the 10th annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning on Wednesday, May 4 at the Fawcett Center. The purpose of the conference is to be a venue for members of the university to share innovative and interesting, evidence-based ideas for the improvement of teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. This year's conference theme is "Making Teaching Matter at a Research University."

All who teach at Ohio State may submit a proposal on any topic related to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of university teaching and student learning. Proposals due Jan. 15.

University Outreach and Engagement Grants: Applications Due Feb. 16

The Offices of Outreach and Engagement, International Affairs, Service-Learning, Student Life and Undergraduate Education have joined together to recognize faculty, staff, students and community partners with the University Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards program. Awards will be given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, staff, student, student group and community partner categories. Applications are due Feb. 16. 

Writing Groups for Spring Semester

The Center for the Study of Teaching and Writing (CSTW) is once again offering an array of writing groups for graduate and undergraduate students; post-docs and junior faculty.  Writing areas include dissertation writing; grant writing; master's thesis; creative; undergraduate thesis; STEP; personal statement; post-doc and open genre. Applications are now being accepted for all of the groups. For more information, contact Dickie Selfe. 


Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines
 

Jan. 15: Proposals due for Conference on Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Jan. 25: Applications due for Faculty Professional Leave (FPL) and Special Assignments
Feb 16: Nominations due for University Outreach and Engagement Awards.
March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals


Dec. 10, 2015

Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative Proposals: Due Dec. 18

The Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme, in coordination with ASC Arts and Humanities, has been awarded a grant from the American Council for Learned Societies’ Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative to augment the cost of hosting postdoctoral fellows in the humanities. The initiative is a new program to provide new humanities scholars with mentorship opportunities and bring value to the hosting institutions.
 
Funds from the award, with a match from the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme, will support two recent PhDs in the humanities. These fellows will begin their two-year appointments in fall 2016.

Ohio State is one of only 10 institutions nationwide to have been invited to participate. The other award recipients are Brown University; Columbia University; Northwestern University; Rice University; Stanford University; University of California, Davis; University of Notre Dame; University of Southern California and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Contact Bethany Dickens for details on the preliminary proposals, which are due Dec. 18.

ASC Service-Learning Course Proposals: Due March 1

I am pleased to issue a call for proposals for the development of new undergraduate service-learning courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. Service-learning is widely recognized as a “high-impact” educational practice, creating a mutually beneficial collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global).

To apply for an ASC Service-Learning Grant, faculty must complete an ASC Service-Learning Grant Application Form and submit it via e-mail together with all the required supplementary materials as a single PDF document to Linda Keith. The deadline for grant proposals to be reviewed during the 2015-2016 review cycle is Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Special Assignment Applications

Chairs and directors who wish to use a form for soliciting special assignment applications as part of their course assignment planning for 2016-17 can use an optional template. This template may be modified if needed. This same site also has information about Faculty Professional Leaves as well as general information about course planning for 2016-17. 

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Jan. 25: Applications due for Faculty Professional Leave (FPL) and Special Assignments
March 1: Due date for Service-Learning Course Proposals


Dec. 3, 2015

Faculty Professional Leave Deadline: Jan. 25

The college deadline for applications for Faculty Professional Leave (FPL) has been extended to Jan. 25, 2016. Complete details about eligibility, terms of the leave and about the application and review process are now available. The college recommends that chairs and directors ask faculty to submit applications no later than Jan. 15 in order to give time for departmental review. Questions may be directed to Susan Williams.

ASC Technology Services Restructure 

The college is restructuring its computing services, staffing and support to provide the very best IT environment for faculty, staff and students. Beginning January 2016, ASC Technology Services will assume a much larger role in providing shared computing services and managing and coordinating local IT support to address unit needs and identify new support opportunities. The college also is forming a new shared faculty governance committee that will provide direction for this college-wide IT effort. Contact: Tim Smith.

What We're Reading . . . 

Four tough things columnists should do before writing about universities
The Washington Post

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Dec. 4: Submission of final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School
Dec. 9: Applications due for NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants
Jan. 25, 2016: Applications due for Faculty Professional Leave (FPL)


Nov. 18, 2015

Online Training on Sexual Misconduct

Ensuring a safe and healthy campus climate for our students and for all members of the university community is a top priority at Ohio State. As part of the university’s comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence, Ohio State is providing online training, "Building a Supportive Community: Preventing Sexual Misconduct." User tip: enable pop-ups on your browser.

I strongly encourage you to make every effort to complete this training as soon as possible and to share this information with your faculty and staff. While all faculty and anyone in a supervisory role have been required by university policy to report instances of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct or sexual violence, the university recently expanded its reporting requirements. Effective Sept. 1, 2015, every faculty and staff member, regardless of title or supervisory role, now has an obligation governed by Ohio State policy to report instances of sexual assault to the university. 

I also encourage you to visit the Office of University Compliance and Integrity Title IX website where you will find information on best practices in Title IX training. In addition, for faculty who wish to include information on sexual misconduct in their class syllabus, the university's Statement of Title IX can be found at the bottom of the Course Syllabus Recommendations pages of the Office of Undergraduate Education website. 

Benefits Confirmation Statements Available Thru Nov. 20

Faculty and staff 2016 Benefits Confirmation Statements are available online, via Employee Self Service, through Nov. 20. They also have been sent to the home addresses of faculty and staff. The statements reflect enrollment elections in university-sponsored benefits for 2016. This is the final opportunity, outside of a qualifying event, to change 2016 elections. You can view your statements and make changes online. 

Emails were sent about this on Nov. 16 to benefits-eligible faculty and staff.

Enrollment Opening for Spring Term Dependent Tuition Assistance

The Ohio State University offers eligible employees and their dependents the opportunity to advance their education at Ohio State. Applications for dependent tuition assistance must be submitted each term, either online or in person. Spring 2016 term enrollment window opened Nov. 16.  

NEH: Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants

Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Projects must be undertaken by at least one editor or translator and one other collaborating scholar. Apply online by Dec. 9, 2015.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines


Nov. 12, 2015

Henkin and Petrill Named Associate Deans

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Petrill, professor of psychology, as the new associate dean for research and Tina Henkin, professor of microbiology and the Robert W. and Estelle S. Bingham Professor of Biological Sciences, as the new associate dean for faculty affairs.

As associate dean for research, Petrill will work closely with the college administration and faculty to promote the strategic planning, development, administration, success and effectiveness of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship and sponsored research, both internally and with external funding sources as well as with industry. 

As associate dean for faculty affairs, Henkin will work with the vice dean and divisional deans to coordinate faculty recruitment, promotion and tenure policies and processes, along with faculty resources and development across the college. These responsibilities will specifically include promotion of faculty mentoring and recognition through internal and national/international awards as well as serving as a resource and conduit for college department chairs and school directors. 

Henkin’s and Petrill’s appointments will commence Jan. 1, 2016 and continue through June 30, 2019.

2015-16 Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme Block Grants

These new block grants support collaborative projects that recognize and contribute toward the humanities and arts at Ohio State.

Mobile Coffee Grants, for faculty and staff, to host “mobile coffee” sessions that bring interdisciplinary groups together to discuss national trends in higher education and how they are impacting Ohio State. Up to $1,000 per proposed session.
 
Public Celebrations Grants, for arts and humanities departments, for public celebrations in coordination with the 50 year anniversaries of the NEH and NEA. Up to $10,000 will be available for each department that applies.
 
Best Practices Travel Grants, for groups of faculty, staff and/or students, to travel to conferences and other universities to learn best practices and connect with other faculty, students, and professionals. Up to $10,000 for travel expenses for three to five individuals. 

Read full RFPs, deadline and proposal template information.

2016 CIC-Smithsonian Institute Fellowship

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution are accepting applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. 

Students must have completed all course work for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation in order to qualify. 

Applications must be submitted before Dec. 1, 2015.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Nov. 25: Committee approval of master's and PhD exam report forms due the Graduate School
Dec. 1: Submissions due for Humanities and Arts Mobile Coffee Grants, priority consideration
Dec. 4: Submission of final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School


Nov. 5, 2015

Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme Mobile Coffee

The Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme is kicking off a conversation series on national topics in higher education and liberal arts in the 21st century. The first sessions will take place Tuesday, Nov 17, 1:30-3 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19, 3-4:30 p.m. in the ABCD Room at the Faculty Club.
 
The November sessions will also introduce Ohio State’s Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme. Michael Boehm and  Susan Williams, who are leading this new initiative on behalf of the Office of Academic Affairs, will discuss first-year goals and programs.
 
All faculty, students and staff are invited. RSVP by Nov. 13, 2015. For more information, contact Bethany Dickens, program manager, Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme.

Communications Liaisons for Departments and Centers

Arts and Sciences Communications is dedicated to providing units with creative solutions to connect with key audiences and successfully promote your department, center, initiative, program or event.

Each ASC department and center has an assigned liaison to strengthen partnerships; enhance responsiveness and to help identify and share our great stories student, faculty and staff stories. In coming weeks liaisons will be reaching out to connect with each unit. You can find the liaison list online.

Training: How to Survive an Active Shooter Incident

The safety of faculty, staff and students is a top priority for the College of Arts and Sciences. The college has arranged for a safety training session with Adam Tabor, Active Shooter Preparedness expert and university law enforcement officer, Monday, Dec.14, 3-4 p.m. in 360 Journalism Building. Tabor will provide safety tips and help attendees develop a plan of action to survive an active shooter incident.

The Ohio State Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the Office of Student Life, has released a video, Surviving an Active Shooter, to help educate the campus community.

Training for Arts and Sciences DTI Searches

The final Discovery Themes Initiatives (DTI) search committee training session for ASC search committee members involved in DTI faculty searches will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 3-4 p.m., 201 Hale Hall. Please register online. For more information, contact Patrice Dickerson, assistant dean.

Info Session: Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

Lorraine Beach, from the College Board, will be on campus, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 3-4:30 p.m. in 412 Bolz Hall, to share important information related to AP exams, including the following:

  • Emerging data on the relationship between AP performance and undergraduate completion, first year GPA, choice of college major and credit hours accumulation
  • Recent changes to AP courses and exams, including information about the re-designed process; new courses in AP Computer Science and the AP Capstone

Please encourage your directors and advisors in undergraduate studies and/or faculty representatives to attend this meeting. RSVP to Linda Hood.

Faculty Participation Call for Autumn Commencement

Autumn Commencement will take place Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Jerome Schottenstein Center. Faculty members who wish to participate in the Commencement processional should notify their divisional dean by Dec. 4. Each college will send up to 10 faculty members to the ceremony. All participating faculty are expected to remain for the entire ceremony.

Connect and Collaborate Grants Program

The 2015-16 Connect and Collaborate Grants Program provides funding for Ohio State students, faculty and staff for collaborative teaching and research that addresses compelling 21st century challenges. Teams are encouraged to seek opportunities that create sustainable, lasting change through proposed projects which may align with the Discovery Themes.

Information and application materials are available at the Connect and Collaborate Grants Program webpage. In addition, an information session will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m., room 110A, Hale Hall, 154 West 12th Avenue.

What We're Reading . . . 

The Needless Complexity of Academic Writing
The Atlantic

Why Scientists Should Study Art and Literature
Forbes

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Nov. 9: Nominations for Graduate Teaching Award due to the Graduate School
Nov. 25: Committee approval of master's and PhD exam report forms due the Graduate School
Dec. 4: Submission of final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School


Oct. 29, 2015

Faculty Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate 

As a member of the Consortium the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Ohio State participates in the Faculty Fellows Program to Diversify the Professoriate, a collaborative effort of the CIC and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), to recruit candidates interested in pursuing a career in undergraduate teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts institution. 

The program is open to current graduate students and recent PhD or terminal master’s degree recipients and encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups; first-generation college students; individuals who have followed nontraditional pathways to college; and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service and leadership in the academy.

Register now to be considered for tenure-track faculty positions with member institutions of the ACM. 

ASC Continuous Enrollment Tuition Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences Continuous Enrollment Tuition Award provides funds for 3 credit hours of Departmental Research hours (8999) and general and instructional fees for each qualifying resident student who is actively pursuing research away from the university under the terms of this program. 

Students who have obtained Ohio resident status and who have secured outside funding that does not qualify for the Gradate School’s Matching Tuition and Fee Award Program may apply for an ASC Tuition Award.

These funds are only available for fall or spring semesters. The next deadline is Nov. 1 (for spring semester).

Training with Department and Center Business Managers

In an effort to provide departments and centers with timely information and opportunities for training and development, business managers' meetings were shifted from quarterly to monthly and fiscal/HR teams are developing presentations to build collaboration across units. Training sessions have encompassed fiscal expectations and processing; Ohio Ethics Law and Compliance; policies; contracts; development funds and reporting.

Upcoming presentations will cover release time and HRAs; Title IX; purchasing update; reconciliation; and excel, journals, transfers and HR Accruals. Contact John Nisbet for suggestions for more upcoming topics and schedules.

Gateway to Learning

Ohio State's Office of Human Resources' Gateway to Learning is a new robust website to support faculty and staff professional growth. Gateway to Learning offers resources for career planning and growth, managing and leading others, handling change, mentoring and many other topics. It also includes descriptions of training in BuckeyeLearn and links to learning opportunities across campus.

What We're Reading . . .

Professorial Anger, Then and Now
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Humanities research is groundbreaking, life-changing … and ignored
The Guardian

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Oct. 30: Applications due for Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty
Oct. 30: Submissions due for Ohio State P12 Partnership Survey
Nov. 1: Nominations for President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service
Nov. 1: Applications due for ASC Continuous Enrollment Tuition Awards for spring 2016
Nov. 2: Application for Arts and Humanities Larger Grants due to arthumgrants@osu.edu 
Nov. 2: Letters of nominations and CVs due to divisional deans to be screened as college nominees for Distinguished University Professor
Nov. 4: Promotion and tenure dossiers due to the college
Nov. 9: Nominations for Graduate Teaching Award due to the Graduate School
Nov. 25: Committee approval of master's and PhD exam report forms due the Graduate School
Dec. 4: Submission of final approved theses/dissertations due to the Graduate School


Oct. 22, 2015

Search Committee Training for Arts and Sciences DTI Searches

Discovery Themes Initiatives (DTI) search committee training sessions are available for Arts and Sciences search committee members involved in DTI faculty searches. Training is mandatory for all search committee members who have previously not attended.

Friday, Oct. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 201 Hale Hall (Arts and Sciences and Engineering)
Monday, Nov. 2, 3-4 p.m., 263 Dreese Lab (open to Arts and Sciences; primarily Computer Science and Engineering)
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 3-4 p.m., 201 Hale Hall (Arts and Sciences only)
Thursday, Nov. 19, 3-4 p.m., 201 Hale Hall (Arts and Sciences only)    

Register for any one of the sessions. For more information, contact Patrice Dickerson, assistant dean.

Graduate and Professional School Fair

The 2015 OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair will be held Nov. 5, 4:30-6 p.m., in the Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Rooms 1 and 2.  Admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State programs, pre-law and pre-health advisors, and arts and sciences career counselors will be available to answer questions. Please encourage your undergraduates to attend. 

Apply to Participate in 2016 TEDxOhioStateUniversity

Arts and sciences faculty, staff and students are encouraged to apply as a speaker or performer at the 2016 TEDxOhioStateUniversityReconstructing Reality, March 5, 2016 in Mershon Auditorium. Speaker applications close Oct. 24, 2015 and performer applications close Nov. 30, 2015.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Oct. 30: Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty applications deadline
Oct. 30: Submissions due for Ohio State P12 Partnership Survey
Nov. 1: Nominations for President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service
Nov. 2: Application for Arts and Humanities Larger Grants due to arthumgrants@osu.edu
Nov. 2: Letters of nominations and CVs due to divisional deans to be screened as college nominees for Distinguished University Professor
Nov. 4: Promotion and tenure dossiers due to the college

What We're Reading . . . 

Lecture Me. Really.
The New York Times 


Oct. 15, 2015

2015 Ohio State P12 Partnership Survey

Please encourage your faculty and staff, who are engaged in P12 partnerships through research, programming and other activities, to participate in this year’s Ohio State P12 Partnership Survey. We want to ensure that activities of the College of Arts and Sciences are reported and represented in the university wide data. Please complete the survey by Oct. 30. Results will be available in the spring of 2016.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Oct. 30: Applications due for Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty

Nov. 1: Nominations for President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service
 
Nov. 2: Application for Arts and Humanities Larger Grants due to arthumgrants@osu.edu
 
Nov. 2: Letters of nominations and CVs due to divisional deans to be screened as college nominees for Distinguished University Professor
 
Nov. 4: Promotion and tenure dossiers due to the college


Oct. 8, 2015

Current Tenure-Track Faculty Searches

The Faculty Resources page of the college website now contains links to all of our current tenure-track faculty searches. This page is updated regularly.

You can review the full Ohio State slate on Academic Jobs Online (type “Ohio State” in the “Find by ID# or keyword” box in the upper right corner). You also can view our slate of positions on Insidehighered.

Ohio State is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which lists jobs in higher education across the country. Our regional HERC board is an important tool for helping dual career couples identify available positions in the area.

Submitting Promotion and Tenure Dossiers to the College

Promotion and tenure dossiers are due to the college on Nov. 4, 2015. Departments should upload a pdf of the complete dossier into the “Promotion and Tenure Dossiers” folder in Buckeye Box.

Each dossier should be uploaded as a single file into your departmental folder with the following identifier: ASC-Department/School Name-lastname, firstname.pdf (for example: ASC-Economics-Smith, Jacqueline.pdf). This aids in storing and sorting files and will be the same files that are forwarded to OAA. Also, a paper copy should be forwarded to the assistant to your divisional dean.

Further information is available in Directions for Submitting Promotion and Tenure Materials. If you did not do so during the submission period for faculty annual review letters, or if there has been any change, please send an email to Kristy Sturm and identify who in your unit will be uploading the files to Buckeye Box so that the appropriate permissions can be granted.

Online Training for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct

Beginning in mid-Oct.,Ohio State will provide online training focused on preventing and responding to sexual misconduct and relationship violence. Per university policy, all faculty, staff and student employees must report instances of sexual assault. This training will provide the necessary information to fulfill this obligation. At Ohio State, there is no place for sexual misconduct or violence of any kind and this training is part of Buckeyes ACT, a comprehensive effort to combat these issues on our campus.

Arts and Sciences/Tech Commercialization Office Hours

Arts and Sciences Technology Commercialization Office is holding office hours at Aronoff Lab, 8 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 14. For questions, contact Jason Dahlman, PhD licensing manager.

Arts and Sciences Hackathon: What's Next?

The College of Arts and Sciences invites students, faculty and staff from across the university to come together for a two-day hackathon brainstorming experience. Explore the intersection of all types of subject matter and envision them in the form of apps, software, an experience, a product or a movement. Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., CBEC Building, 151 W. Woodruff. Registration and participation are free. For more information, contact Andrea Ward-Ross.


Oct. 1, 2015

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Native Alaskans), and other junior faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities, breaking down stereotypes and promoting cross-racial understanding in core fields of the arts and sciences.  
 
The fellowships include a maximum $30,000 stipend, a $1,500 research, travel or publication grant and funding to attend the Annual Retreat.

Applicants should be in the third year of the tenure-track teaching appointment at the time of application; teach in one of the eligible academic fields; and be able to accept the award for the 2016-2017 academic year.
 
Applications are due Oct. 30, 2015.

Buckeye Learn New Video: Surviving an Active Shooter

Buckeye Learn has published the Surviving an Active Shooter video in an effort to educate the campus community on this important safety issue. Your safety and the safety of all of our faculty, staff and students, is our number one priority, so please take a moment to watch and share with your units.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Oct. 30: Applications due for Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty
Nov. 1: Nominations for President and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Faculty Service
Nov. 2: Application for Arts and Humanities Larger Grants due to arthumgrants@osu.edu
Nov. 2: Letters of nominations and CVs due to divisional deans to be screened as college nominees for Distinguished University Professor
Nov. 4: Promotion and tenure dossiers due to the college


Sept. 24, 2015

Revised Faculty Retention Policy

The Faculty Retention Policy, in the Administrative Operating Guidelines section on the Policies webpage, has been updated to reflect the guidelines recently announced at the ASC Chairs and Directors meeting. The update includes guidelines and expectations for cost-sharing the required funding of those retention efforts.

College Screening Process for Nominations for Distinguished University Professor

The college has set its screening process for 2016 nominations for Distinguished University Professor. Nominations will be due to divisional deans’ assistants no later than Nov. 2. 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, 2016. In 2015, arts and sciences faculty received all three of the Distinguished University Professorships that were awarded for the university.

Distinguished Scholar Award Nominations

The Office of Research is seeking nominations for the 2016 University Distinguished ScholarAward, which recognizes exceptional achievement in six faculty members’ scholarly activity, research, or other creative works. Nomination packets are due by Oct. 15, 2015. Half of last year’s recipients were from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Reminder: Upcoming College and University Deadlines

Sept. 30: Date for employees to complete PHA to access most cost-effective health plans
Sept. 30: Team teaching proposals due to curriculum.osu.edu
Oct. 1: Nominations due for Alumni Award for Distinguished University Teaching and Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching for a Lecturer
Oct. 1: Applications due for Affordable Learning Exchange Grants
Oct. 14: Applications due for Learning Analytics Seed Grants from Translational Data Analytics @ Ohio State
Oct. 15: Letters of intent due for Sustainable and Resilient Economy Seed Grants
Oct. 15: Nominations due for Distinguished Scholar Award 
Oct. 19: Recommended final date for completion of all departmental promotion and tenure committee reviews

What We're Reading . . .

The Secret of Good Humanities  
Chronicle of Higher Education


Sept. 17, 2015

Call for Nominations: Two Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nominations for the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer are due to the Office of Academic Affairs by Oct. 1, 2015. Faculty, staff and students should use the same online form for either award nomination.

The faculty in arts and sciences have a strong history of recognition for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, garnering approximately two-thirds of the distinguished scholar, service and distinguished university professor awards and more than half of the alumni awards for distinguished teaching, since their inception. Last year, arts and sciences faculty were selected for eight of 13 awards in the teaching categories.   

Read an overview of the nomination process and deadlines for all university-wide awards, including, Distinguished Scholar; Distinguished Service; Distinguished Staff; Distinguished University Professor; Distinguished Diversity Enhancement; and Distinguished Faculty Service.

Fostering International Programs Workshop

Ohio State Global Gateways is hosting a workshop, Fostering International Programs: Study, Research and Internships, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1-4 p.m., in 156 Thompson Library.

This workshop will consist of four sessions:

  • 1:05 - 1:35 p.m. – Initiating International Partnerships
  • 1:40 - 2:25 p.m. – Research Partnerships
  • 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. – How to Develop a Study Abroad Program
  • 3:20 - 3:50 p.m. – International Internship Panel

Capacity is limited at the sessions and it is not necessary for you to attend all. Reception to follow. Registration for one or all sessions is required.

Provost Discovery Themes Lecturer: Gro Harlem Brundtland

The Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer featuring Gro Harlem Brundtland will take place on Monday, Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m., in Mershon Auditorium. Brundtland, the former Prime Minister of Norway and former director-general, World Health Organization, will speak on "Our Common Future: Global Sustainability in the 21st Century." Co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Human Values and Sustainability COMPAS.

Deadline to Complete Your PHA: Sept 30

The critical date for PHA completion is Sept. 30. Employees must obtain their biometric health values and complete the PHA in order to access the most cost-effective health plans or Prime Care plans. To confirm that you have completed all the requirements for earning plan choice and premium credit, visit yp4h.osu.edu for a step-by step guide to verification.

Applications for Affordable Learning Exchange Grants

The Affordable Learning Exchange, a partnership between the Office of Distance Education and eLearning; University Libraries; University Center for the Advancement of Teaching; Undergraduate Student Government; and the Office of Academic Affairs, is now accepting grant applications from faculty who are interested in using excellent, free and/or low-cost teaching and learning materials that will result in increased access and lowered costs for students at Ohio State. Applications are due Oct. 1, 2015.


Sept. 11, 2015

Learning Analytics Seed Grant

To foster a dynamic and interactive community of data analytics research, teaching and innovation at Ohio State, Translational Data Analytics @ Ohio State — TDA@OhioState — is launching a seed grant program focusing on the use of analytic techniques to help target instructional, curricular and support resources to support the achievement of specific learning goals. 

TDA@OhioState is seeking proposals from transdisciplinary teams that wish to curate, analyze, report upon and share novel data sets and predictive methods. The primary objective of the seed grant is to catalyze the formation of new, interdisciplinary teams that can generate preliminary technologies, data and findings on learning analytics.  

Send applications to tda@osu.edu by Oct. 14, 2015.

Team Teaching Proposal Deadline Extended 

In my address to the college last week, I called attention to some of the successful interdisciplinary team-taught courses sponsored by college grants. In order to assure that all interested faculty have an opportunity to submit proposals, the deadline for applications for the ASC interdisciplinary team-teaching grants has been extended to Sept. 30. Direct questions to Associate Dean Steve Fink.

Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship: Call for Whitepapers

The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting whitepapers for the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship limited submission process. These fellowships fund up to $50,000 for recently-tenured humanities faculty to design projects that compel and inform specific audiences outside of the academy. Selected fellows will engage the general public in intellectually rich research and innovative programming.

White papers are due by 11:59 p.m., Sept. 21, 2015 to Jeff Agnoli, staff training and development coordinator, Office of Academic Affairs.


Sept. 3, 2015

Discovery Themes Linkage and Leverage Seed Grants

Request for proposals for 2015-16 Linkage and Leverage Grants are available from two Discovery Themes programs: The Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation (InFACT) and Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE). These grants provide opportunities for transdisciplinary Ohio State teams to leverage their talents, expertise, partnerships and resources and create novel solutions to compelling societal challenges by integrating science, technology, education, policy and culture. Contact: Mark McCann, Office of Outreach and Engagement.


Aug. 27, 2015

Reminder: RSVP for Welcome Address and Reception

Please encourage your staff to attend the Arts and Sciences Welcome Address and Reception, Thursday, Sept. 3, 1:30-3 p.m., in Hughes Hall Auditorium. We'll kick-off the new academic year and celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences. I look forward to seeing all of you there. RSVP by Aug. 31.

Guidance Document for Promotion and Tenure Dossiers

A guidance document with directions for submitting promotion and tenure dossiers to the college has been posted on the ASC website. These directions apply to all departments and schools in the college. Please share this information with P and T chairs, procedures oversight designees (PODs), and any staff who assist you with dossiers. Deadline for submission to the college is Nov. 4, 2015. Please direct any questions to Vice Dean Susan Williams.

Call for Nominations: Distinguished Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes six faculty members who demonstrate scholarly activity, research or creative works which represent exceptional achievements in their fields and who have brought distinction to Ohio State. Recipients of the award receive a $20,000 research grant and a $3,000 honorarium to pursue their scholarly activity. Nominations must be made by departmental committees convened by the department chair (or his/her designee). Nominations are due Oct. 15, 2015. Questions should be directed to Cheryl Cahlander.

What We Are Reading . . .

The Neoliberal Arts: How college sold its soul to the market
Harper's


Aug. 20, 2015

New Arts and Sciences Website Goes Live

On Monday, the new Arts and Sciences website went live. The site is live but no announcements outside of the college are being made until the beginning of classes; this is considered the “soft launch” phase while link and content review and optimization continues. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to share with ASC Communications.

The new site shifts more focus to student-centered content to support student communications and recruitment, while also working to more fully engage all of our key audiences; has been developed based on user analytics and insights learned through focus groups; and is fully responsive for mobile viewing. Some key new additions on the site include: Explore our ProgramsFacilitiesHonors & RecognitionASC SpotlightsSocial Media Directory.

News and Updates Deadline and New Guidelines

With the school year starting next week, we want to remind you that submissions for News and Updates are due each Monday, by noon. Your staff can now send submissions via an online form on the new website, located at the bottom of the Faculty & Staff page, where they will find updated guidelines for the publication and other communications resources.


Aug. 13, 2015

Save the Date! Welcome Address and Reception; Sept. 3, 1:30-3 p.m., Hughes Hall Auditorium

Join Executive Dean Manderscheid for the first annual Arts and Sciences Welcome Address and Reception to kick off the school year and celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences. We’ll take some time to look back at how far we’ve come, where we are today and to talk about the college's new strategic vision and roadmap. Emails with an RSVP will be sent next week.

Call for Applications: ASC Associate Deans

As part of the ongoing redefining of leadership roles and structure in the College of Arts and Sciences, divisional, associate and assistant deans are taking on college-wide roles that support particular areas of our academic mission. As a result, three recently-vacated associate deanships will be redefined and faculty will be appointed to new positions that will provide support to all of our academic departments and schools as part of a cross-functional team. 

Executive Dean Manderscheid is now calling for applications from full professors in the college who are interested in serving as an associate dean. There are two positions open: Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure (100% appointment) and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs(75% appointment).

Interested candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Linda Keith by Tuesday, Sep.1. This letter should be no longer than two pages and should explain how the candidate’s experiences and interests match the duties of the desired position. The start date is negotiable but will be no later than Jan. 2, 2016 with an expectation of at least a part-time commitment in the fall. Appointments will be based on input from the vice and divisional deans.

Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme Update

Planning for the Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme got under way July 27, when five faculty planning leaders gathered for a day-long meeting. Angus Fletcher (English), Susan Melsop (Design), Margaret Newell (History), Lisa Shabel (Philosophy) and Norah Zuniga-Shaw (Dance) were chosen to provide initial leadership for planning by Susan Williams, vice dean of arts and sciences, and Mike Boehm, vice provost for academic and strategic planning.

Williams and Boehm are serving as the Theme’s co-architects. The faculty planning leaders will be gathering additional information and meeting throughout August to develop a plan for launching a year of conversations about the humanities and arts as well as a process for an internal grants program, to start in autumn 2015.

University Libraries Program Encourages Returns: Sept. 4 Changes

The University Libraries' Triple R Program, which encourages faculty and staff to return to the libraries long checked-out materials they are no longer using, is in its final month.

Beginning Sept. 4, the threshold for blocking borrowing privileges will be reduced from the current $75 to $50 for all library customers, including faculty and staff. In addition, faculty and staff with long overdue items will be billed through the University Bursar.

What We're Reading ...

What are Universities For?
Time


Aug. 6, 2015

Call for Nominations: Innovators of the Year

The Office of Research has issued a call for nominations for the 2015 Innovator of the Year Awards; Arts and Sciences is permitted two nominations for each of the three categories. If you would like to nominate eligible faculty or students for these awards, please work with your department chair to submit a short nomination by Aug. 14, 2015 to Beth VanGundy. All submissions will be evaluated and full nominations will be prepared for submission to the Office of Research to meet its Sept. 15, 2015 deadline.

Interdisciplinary Team-Taught Courses Proposals Due Sept. 1

Please encourage your faculty to apply for the next round of ASC grants supporting new interdisciplinary team-taught courses. The full Call for Proposals was sent to chairs and directors in May.

Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must reach the ASCCAS (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue by Sept. 1, 2015 with the expectation that approved courses will be first offered during the 2016-17 academic year. Questions should be directed to Bernadette Vankeerbergen, director of ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services or ASC Associate Executive Dean Steve Fink.

What We're Reading . . .

STEM Or Liberal Arts? A Trick Question For College Students 
Forbes


July 30, 2015

Campus Update Day

Undergraduate Admissions, University Orientation and First Year Experience will be hosting the annual Campus Update Day to share information on changes and initiatives impacting undergraduate admissions, the University Enrollment Plan and first year programming. The event takes place Monday, Aug. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Performance Hall, Ohio Union.

RSVP requested by Aug. 12. Enter access code CUD15.

What We're Reading ...

That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket
Forbes


July 23, 2015

Chair Training Opportunity: Sexual Harassment Policy Basics

The Office of Human Resources is offering Sexual Harassment Policy Basics, a workshop dedicated to university policies and procedures related to sexual harassment, Wednesday,  July 29, 9:30-11 a.m. or Wednesday, Sept. 2, 9-10:30 a.m. This training is open to all Ohio State employees. Register for a workshop (scroll down to the bottom of the page).


July 16, 2015

Promotion and Tenure FAQ

The college’s faculty affairs team has compiled a promotion and tenure FAQ [pdf] with information that is relevant to all of the divisions and information about preparation of the core dossier, departmental and school review processes and external letters of evaluation.

Please take the time to review it in advance of the fall promotion and tenure cycle and share it with your P and T chairs. Questions should be directed to Vice Dean Susan Williams.

Call for Submissions: ASC Undergraduate Newsletter

The Arts and Sciences undergraduate newsletter is emailed monthly to all ASC undergraduate majors and ASC staff who work directly with students. It provides our students with information on our majors, college funding opportunities, new program offerings, college events, student organizations, opportunities to meet with faculty, resources and much more. 

If your unit is planning an event to highlight majors, minors, study abroad and other opportunities of interest to ASC majors, please submit information to Ann Rottersman, director of student programs and copy the relevant curricular A-Dean. If anyone in your unit would like to be added to the newsletter distribution list also contact Ann. Publication schedule [pdf] for 2015-16.

Women's Place Job Opening

The Office of Academic Affairs is currently searching for the next director of The Women’s Place. Interested applicants should send materials by email, to Bobbie Houser, administrative manager, Office of Academic Affairs or deliver to 386 Bricker Hall, 190 North Oval Mall.

What We're Reading ...

Do Student Evaluations of Teaching Really Get an "F"?

Rice Center for Teaching Excellence


July 9, 2015

Requesting Graduate School Tuition and Fee Awards

Departments requesting a matching Graduate School Tuition and Fee Award [pdf] for an externally funded graduate school fellowship or for a grant proposal will need to secure pre-approval through the arts and sciences college office.

Assistant Dean Andrea Ward Ross will be the point of contact for all departments. She will be responsible for collecting all application information. Divisional Dean Janet Box-Steffensmeier will review all requests with the help of the research team and determine which ones may go forward to the Graduate School with a supporting ASC letter.

If a department is notified that its request has been pre-approved, the department is responsible for notifying the Graduate School and working through the established graduate student appointment

What We're Reading ...

The Frenzy About High-Tech Talent

New York Times Review of Books


July 2, 2015

Updates on New Discovery Theme in Humanities and Arts

Call for Summer Planning Leaders (ASC)

Vice Provost Mike Boehm and Vice Dean Susan Williams are calling for applications from faculty interested in participating in the initial planning stages of the Discovery Theme in Humanities and Arts. Up to five faculty members will be appointed to begin the week of July 20. Those appointed will be expected to participate in extended planning sessions on July 27 and August 21 and to work on specific tasks in between. Off duty compensation equivalent to 1/9 of base salary will be provided for this summer work.

The summer faculty planning leaders will provide initial leadership in:

  • Developing a series of short-term grants and programs to be piloted during the upcoming academic year;
  • Framing a university-wide, inclusive conversation on the humanities and arts at Ohio State, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts; and
  • Envisioning an inclusive and structured planning process for identifying and implementing areas of targeted faculty growth.

Interested faculty should submit an application online or as a Word document to Susan Williams by July 10, 2015. Faculty already receiving off duty pay are not eligible.

Program Manager Position for Discovery Theme in Humanities and Arts

A job posting for a program manager for the new Discovery Theme in Humanities and Arts has been posted. This person will help Susan Williams and Mike Boehm with launching the planning for this new initiative. This is a term position that will be appointed and supported within OAA and will report to both Susan and Mike.

It is critical to the success of this new initiative that we have someone who can help with research and planning on a full time basis; this position is a key first step in moving forward on an effort that will be of great benefit to the college and the university. I encourage you to share this job posting with those in your area who may be candidates.

Call for Nominations: Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking nominations for the 2016 Arts and Sciences Alumni Awards: Distinguished Alumni Achievement; Young Alumni Achievement and Alumni Distinguished Service, to be presented at the annual awards dinner on April 15, 2016.

  • The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes arts and sciences alumni whose work and contributions have been nationally or internationally recognized as outstanding in their fields.
  • The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an alumnus/a, 35 years old and younger, who has demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career or civic involvement or both.
  • The Distinguished Service Award honors exemplary service by an alumnus/a to the College of Arts and Sciences, its faculty, students, prospective students or programs

I encourage you to nominate a deserving arts and sciences alumnus/a for one or more of these awards. All nominations must be submitted by September 15, 2015. For more information, contact Annie Gordon.

Annual Arts and Sciences Staff Appreciation Day

The Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council will be hosting the annual ASC Staff Appreciation Day Friday, August 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m. on the South Oval. I encourage you to support staff participation in this event and plan accordingly.


June 25, 2015

Call for Nominations: The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announces nominations are being accepted for The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award, recognizing graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master's degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible.

A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. Nominations are due October 1, 2015.

For questions, contact Suzanne Hyers.


June 18, 2015

Annual Review Letters of Associate and Full Professors

As indicated on the college listing of important dates, annual review letters for associate and full professors are due July 31, 2015. Department chairs and school directors should upload the reviews directly into the “Faculty Annual Reviews” folder in Buckeye Box. Each review should be uploaded as a single pdf file into your departmental folder with the following identifier: lastname, firstname.

If you did not do so during the submission period for the annual review letters for assistant professors, please send an email to Kristy Sturm and identify who in your unit will be uploading the files to Buckeye Box so that the appropriate permissions can be granted.

Ohio State Summer WellFest and Dress-Down Day

Faculty and staff have been invited by Ohio State's Office of Human Resources to participate in the second annual Summer WellFest and Dress-Down Day, Friday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wexner Center Medical Plaza. I encourage you to support faculty and staff attendance and participation and plan accordingly.

What We're Reading . . .

College is not a Commodity. Stop Treating it Like One
Washington Post

Poor Grades from the Public
Inside Higher Ed


June 11, 2015

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June 4, 2015

Workshop for Researchers: GIS for the Rest of Us

A team of instructors will provide an overview of both Google and Esri platforms and showcase examples of how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used for research and education in a one-day workshop on July 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thompson Library. This workshop is designed for university researchers from all disciplines, community members and all educators. Breakout sessions will provide training for various levels of experience. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own devices.

Sponsored by Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center; University Libraries; and the Department of Geography. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

What We're Reading . . .

Social Sciences Produce Leaders
Inside Higher Ed

Debate sharpens over proposed criteria for NSF grants
Science


May 28, 2015

There are no entries this holiday week.


May 21, 2015

Training Opportunity: Sexual Harassment Policy

On June 2, faculty and staff can attend Sexual Harassment Policy Basics, a workshop dedicated to university policies and procedures related to sexual harassment. This training opportunity is open to all Ohio State employees who are interested in learning more about the university’s sexual harassment policy. Employees can register for this training online. Contact ohrc@hr.osu.edu or (614) 292-2800 with any questions.

What We're Reading . . .

Why America's Obsession with STEM Education is Dangerous
Washington Post


May 14, 2015

Managing Records

Ohio State's Office of Human Resources will host the workshop, Paper and Bytes: Policies, Best Practices and Resources for Managing Ohio State Records, May 18, 2-4 p.m., Gateway Suite 430, 1590 North High Street. Participants will learn about university policies, legal requirements and best practices concerning records retention, management and disposition. Registration required.

ASC Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day

There is still time to register for the annual ASC Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day, May 28, 8:30-11 a.m., 002 Psychology Building. This event should be of great interest to 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. I will be on hand, along with Executive Dean Steve Fink and Chief Administrative Officer John Nisbet to discuss the role of enrollment revenue on the college's operating budget and the enrollment planning process for Arts and Sciences. Please register.

What We're Reading . . .

The Future of History
edwired

Chemistry Departments Try to Attract More Students By Retooling the Major
Wall Street Journal


May 7, 2015

ASC Interdisciplinary Team-Taught Courses: Applications Being Accepted

Please encourage your faculty to apply for the next round of ASC grants supporting new interdisciplinary team-taught courses [pdf]. The full Call for Proposals was sent to chairs and directors earlier in the week. Completed course proposals, including all of the required supplementary materials, must have reached the ASCCAS (ASC Curriculum and Assessment Services) queue by Sept. 1, 2015 with the expectation that approved courses will be first offered during the 2016-17 academic year.

Learning and Development: Performance Review Session

Managers can get tips and strategies for conducting effective and meaningful performance reviews with staff at the Learning and Development Conversation: Performance Review session, Thursday, May 14, noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Office of Human Resources, Gateway. Participants will have the opportunity to practice a performance review conversation. RSVP required.

Faculty Workshop on Promotion and Tenure

The Office of Outreach and Engagement, the Engagement Scholarship Consortium and Ohio Campus Compact are co-sponsoring a workshop, “Engaged Scholarship: Making the Case for Promotion and Tenure,” on May 18, 2015, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Hale Hall. Register by Friday, May 15, 2015.

One-on-One NSF CAREER Proposal Assistance

Faculty applying for NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grants can schedule individual meetings to discuss their proposal with Chris Andersen. Read more about the NSF CAREER program on the STEM Initiatives website.

What We're Reading ...

On the folly of rewarding A, while hoping for B [pdf]
The Academy of Management Executive

The Day the Purpose of the College Changed
The Chronicle of Higher Education


April 30, 2015

Smith Appointed CIO for the College of Arts and Sciences

Timothy Smith has been appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the College of Arts and Sciences; he has been serving as interim CIO since July 2014. Smith will be responsible for the technology services, support and operations that support the strategic goals of the College. Smith began his career in 1994, providing technical support for the College of Humanities. Prior to his appointment as interim CIO, Smith was director of Infrastructure, Operations and Application Development for Arts and Sciences.

Input Requested on University Sustainability Goal Development

President Michael V. Drake and Provost Joseph E. Steinmetz have charged the President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability to develop strategic sustainability goals to make Ohio State a global model of sustainable operations and practices. Four work groups are seeking input from faculty, staff and students to recommend sustainability goals in each of the university’s overarching core goals: teaching and learning; research and innovation; outreach and engagement; and resource stewardship. Please encourage your faculty, staff and students to submit ideas.

What We're Reading . . .

Money Talk
Inside Higher Ed


April 23, 2015

Reminder: Spring Semester Final Exams

As we prepare for the end of spring semester, please remember that the university’s Faculty Rules stipulate that chairs must approve any deviations from the university’s final exam schedule [pdf], in consultation with the office of the university registrar, which shall have the power to resolve all conflicts. The rule can be found here, along with other rules regarding instruction, including class scheduling, exams, grades and records retention.

Registration Open for Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day

You can now register for Recruitment and Diversity Services' annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day, May 28, 8:30-11 a.m., 0002 Psychology Building. Arts and Sciences faculty and staff are invited to explore topics and best practices in undergraduate recruitment and learn about recruitment activities and yield results for the year.

Survey: Columbus Campus Bike-Share Locations

Ohio State plans to adopt a bike-share system at the Columbus campus and is seeking your input regarding possible bicycle station locations. Preliminary plans call for 15 strategically-placed campus stations to provide an alternative transportation option for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Your input is important and I encourage you to take to the survey. Please complete by May 4.

What We're Reading . . .

Starving for Wisdom
The New York Times

For the Humanities, Some Good News is Mixed With the Bad
The Chronicle of Higher Education


April 16, 2015

Annual Review Letters of Assistant Professors

As indicated on the college listing of important dates, annual review letters for assistant professors are due to the college May 15, 2015. Department chairs and school directors should upload the reviews directly into the “Faculty Annual Reviews” folder on Buckeye Box.

Each review should be uploaded as a single pdf file into your departmental folder with the following identifier: lastname, firstname. Please send an email to Kristy Sturm and identify who in your unit will be uploading the files to Buckeye Box so that the appropriate permissions can be granted. This year we will also ask you to submit copies of the annual reviews for your associate and full professors; these are due on July 31.

President and Provost's Council on Women Seeking Nominations for Next Term

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 Ohio State and provides leadership for the development of policies and practices that positively affect the working environment for women employed at Ohio State.

Please encourage faculty and staff who are interested in serving as a member of PPCW to nominate themselves or someone else interested in the advancement of women at Ohio State. Nominations are due by April 27. Wendy Smooth, associate professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and senior research fellow, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, is former PPCW chair and current nominations committee chair.

What We're Reading ...

Public Colleges' Revenue Shift
Inside Higher Ed

Is 'Design Thinking' the New Liberal Arts?
The Chronicle of Higher Education


April 9, 2015

CIC and ACM Awarded $8.1 Million from Mellon Foundation

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) have been awarded an $8.1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to launch a program for strengthening diversity on their campuses and addressing the challenges of diversifying the professoriate. The 14 colleges and universities of the ACM and the 15 research universities of the CIC will participate in the seven-year initiative, called the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate.

This unique endeavor gathers institutions from two sectors on an unusual scale, allowing the consortia to launch a program that encourages students from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in graduate school preparation and to consider careers teaching at liberal arts colleges. The program will offer college students internships at research universities in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and the arts. It will also help colleges to attract new PhD’s interested in helping the colleges strengthen diversity on their campuses through a new program of teaching fellowships. Funds will also underwrite workshops to help colleges use inclusive hiring practices.

Graduate Stories for Spring Commencement

The Office of the President is looking for a few compelling graduate stories that President Drake will include in his remarks during the upcoming spring commencement ceremony on May 10, 2015. If you have any human interest stories about your department's graduates and/or their families, or outstanding student achievements that could be noted, send your information to Liz Alcalde by April 22 .Students should not be told they are being recommended, as only a few will make it into the actual ceremony script.

Annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day: May 28

ASC Recruitment and Diversity Services (RDS) is hosting its Annual Undergraduate Recruitment Update Day, May 28, 8:30-11 a.m. for faculty and staff to explore topics and best practices in undergraduate recruitment, recruitment activities and yield results for the year. Executive Dean David Manderscheid, Associate Executive Dean Steve Fink, and Chief Administrative Officer John Nisbet will help kick off the event with discussions on the role of enrollment revenue on the college's operating budget and the enrollment planning process. More information, including registration details and venue, will be coming soon. Contact Chinwe Okpalaoka.

For Instructors: The Arts and Sciences Technology Showcase

ASC Technology Services hosts a technology showcase, April 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 142 and 160 Hagerty. Explore all of the services ASCTech offers; media production, online teaching, desktop support, application development.

ASC SAC Call for Members

The ASC Staff Advisory Council is accepting applications from staff to serve on the council for the July 2015-June 2017 term. Please encourage your staff to consider applying for membership to the SAC. Deadline to submit a member application is May 8.

What We're Reading . . .

What is a Moral University in the 21st Century?
JeffreySachs.org

University of Phoenix has lost half its students
CNN Money


April 2, 2015

Promotion and Tenure Due Dates Online

College-wide due dates for submission of promotion and tenure materials, annual reviews, and FPLs for 2015-16 are now posted on the college website. Please keep this calendar in mind as you begin to plan meetings for next fall and spring and to set departmental due dates.

Staff Develpment Grants

Please encourage your staff to consider applying for professional development funding through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. Deadline to apply is May 1 by 4 p.m.

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Study Abroad Awards

ASC study abroad award recipients have been finalized for the following: Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships; the Roth Family Endowment; the International Study Abroad Fund and seven study abroad funds for students pursuing a major in the humanities. If your unit offers undergraduate study abroad awards and you would like to know who will receive support from these ASC funds, send contact name.# to Ann Rottersman. If you would like your undergraduate study abroad funds to be listed under the Departmental Funding Opportunities, send the URL linking to a description of your study abroad funds to Ann Rottersman.

Navigating Academia with Tina Gunsalus

The Women's Place at Ohio State cordially invites chairs and directors to attend the following workshops on Thursday, April 9, presented by Tina Gunsalus, nationally known speaker and coach on academic leadership and bully-proofing departments. The workshops will take place in E100 Scott Laboratory. The “Survival Skills for Administrators” workshop will take place at 9 a.m. (2-3 hours); this highly interactive event involves participants in individual exercises, small group discussions, case studies, role plays, and other short activities.

The “Negotiating within Academia for Faculty and Academic Leaders,” workshop will take place at 1:30 p.m. (2-3 hours); it will deal with negotiating with individual faculty, tension between units, and tension between faculty and upper administration. As with the morning workshop, this event is highly interactive and also involves participants in individual exercises, small group discussions, case studies, role plays and other short activities

Smaller group discussions with Gunsalus over lunch will take place at noon.

Please note that, for now, this invitation is limited to chairs and directors.

Register by April 5.

What We're Reading . . .

Rights to Scholarly Work
Inside Higher Ed


March 26, 2015

Tickets Available for President's Investiture

The Investiture of Michael V. Drake, MD, 15th President of The Ohio State University, will take place on Tue., March 31 at 1:30 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium. A limited number of tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Request a ticket.The ceremony will be live streamed and available to watch after the ceremony.

What We're Reading . . .

Do Humans Still Need to Study the Humanities?
New Republic

Why are the Humanities Deteriorating?
First Things


March 19, 2015

The Investiture of Michael V. Drake, MD

The Investiture of Michael V. Drake, MD, 15th President of The Ohio State University, will take place on Tue., March 31 at 1:30 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium. The ceremony will be live streamed and available to watch after the ceremony. I encourage you and your staff to take the time to watch this historical event.

A Message from Ohio State Human Resources

During the week of March 23, you will receive a message from AJ Douglass, senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources, giving you the option to log into Employee Self Service to voluntarily indicate whether or not you are an employee with a disability.

Please note that this information will not be used against you in any way. It will be kept by the Office of Human Resources to meet federal requirements regarding the collection of such information and will remain confidential. The information will only be presented in summary form for reports required by the federal government. Also, know that this is a voluntary request from the university and that you are not required to disclose your disability status.

It is important for Ohio State to measure its successes and challenges in the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment areas, which include programs that support our institutional value of diversity. The university has reliable information on women, minorities and veterans who are currently employed by Ohio State; to more accurately represent its diverse community, Ohio State needs additional information about individuals employed by the university who currently identify as disabled or have had a disability.

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more detailed information regarding this request. You may also contact the Office of Human Resources Customer Service Center.

NSF CAREER Workshop

Faculty considering submitting a proposal for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award are invited to a session on Wed, April 1, 13 p.m., Smith Seminar Room, 1080 Physics Research Building. The workshop will focus on the outreach/education/diversity portion of the CAREER proposal. Register online.


March 12, 2015

Reminder: Peer Evaluation of Teaching for Next Promotion and Tenure Cycle

Now is the time to arrange any remaining peer evaluations of teaching for assistant and associate professors being considered for promotion in 2015-16. An overview of the File current policies regarding peer review of teaching [pptx] is available in the workshop presentation that Vice Dean Susan Williams and UCAT Director Alan Kalish gave last month. Anyone with questions about peer reviews or wishing to receive handouts from the workshop should contact Susan Williams.

Nominations Sought for Sullivant Medal Award

The Graduate School is calling for nominations for the Sullivant Medal [pdf], one of the highest honors Ohio State grants to any of its former students or its faculty.

In 1920, Thomas C. Mendenhall, the first member of the original university faculty, endowed a fund to award a medal for “a really notable piece of work in either the Liberal, the Fine, or the Mechanic Arts, the Pure or Applied Sciences, including the various branches of engineering.” The Sullivant Medal was named for Joseph Sullivant, a member of the university’s first Board of Trustees. This medal, awarded every five years, will be presented in 2015 during an appropriate university ceremony. The recipient will also receive a $10,000 cash award.

A nomination may be initiated by any faculty member. The nominating packet must include a completed nomination form, a detailed letter of nomination, three letters of support from qualified persons on or off campus, and a current curriculum vitae of the nominee. The deadline for nomination is May 1, 2015. The final award will be made by the President. For questions, contact Assistant Dean Ann Salimbene.

What We're Reading. . .

The Carnegie Unit: A Century-Old Standard in a Changing Education Landscape
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching


March 5, 2015

Discovery Themes Initiative to Invest in the Arts and Humanities

In case you missed it, last week Provost Steinmetz made an important announcement for Arts and Sciences in his address to the University Senate [pdf] After taking time to recognize that the “arts and humanities make up a significant part of our academic core and have added significantly to the reputation of this institution,” he announced the addition of a fourth Discovery Themes Initiative to invest in the arts and humanities. During the next five years, a $5M commitment from OAA will include $2.5M in recurring dollars and $2.5M in cash. The Provost also identified three top-line goals for this initiative: 1) enhance the worldwide presence of Ohio State outside of Columbus; 2) enhance student engagement and faculty collaborations; and 3) contribute to the reversal of a national downturn in arts and humanities enrollments. Vice Dean Susan Williams will be working with Vice Provost Mike Boehm to define and lead this new unprecedented opportunity to be national leaders on this topic.

NSF CAREER Proposal Webinar March 24

STEM Initiatives will host a viewing site for the Academic Research Funding Strategies' webinar on writing NSF CAREER proposals, March 24, 1:45-4 p.m., 156 University Hall. Register online.

Retention and Counter Offers: Updated Guidelines

The college has updated its guidelines regarding faculty retention and counter offers [pdf]. The updated document provides principles that will be helpful to chairs and directors in deciding whether to counter offers from other institutions. It also contains important details about processes for requesting and implementing such offers.

Reminder: Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions

As part of Ohio State's Self-Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Policy [pdf], all current faculty, staff, graduate associates and student employees, appointees, volunteers and staff provided by third party vendors are required to self-disclose criminal convictions that occur within three business days of the conviction.

Associated faculty who have a break in service of less than 12 months must disclose any convictions that occurred during the break within three business days of returning to university employment. Criminal convictions will not necessarily bar continued employment. Once a conviction is disclosed, a determination regarding suitability for continued employment will be made based on the information received and collected regarding the conviction.

For a disclosure form, contact Grace Chanfrau or the Office of Human Resources Employee and Labor Relations team. For policy clarification, contact the OHR Background Check Coordinator.

What We're Reading ...

We don't need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training.
The Washington Post


Feb. 26, 2015

IES Abroad Faculty Development Opportunities

The following IES Abroad opportunities are open to faculty:

  • Research Associate Grants that allow research associates to be in residence at any IES Abroad Center for up to one month. Associates will be invited to give one or two guest lectures and to participate in the life of the center. IES Abroad will provide transportation, a housing allowance and assistance with research contacts.
  • Host an IES Abroad faculty member for up to two weeks. Visiting faculty will serve as guest lecturers in courses and participate in faculty discussions or other activities on campus. IES Abroad will provide transportation and a stipend.

I urge you to nominate a colleague for a teaching grant or research associate position. Submit nomination by March 1, 2015 for fall 2015 and June 1, 2015 for spring or summer 2016. For more information, contact Garett Heysel

STEM Initiatives Supports NSF CAREER Grant Applicants

STEM Initiatives offers a series of events to help faculty applying for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant program. On March 10, STEM Initiatives will host a panel discussion with NSF CAREER grant recipients and former NSF program directors, and, on March 24, a webinar on how to write a winning proposal.


February 19, 2015

COMPAS 2015-16 Focus is on Sustainability

Ohio State’s Center for Ethics and Human Values has selected the theme of Sustainability for its 2015-2016 COMPAS program. The Sustainability COMPAS will adopt a different focus each semester of the academic year. Fall 2015 addresses “Thinking Globally;” spring 2016 will focus on "Acting Locally.” Please encourage faculty, administrators and program officers interested in participating in the program to contact COMPAS director Don Hubin.

NSF NRT Planning Session Feb. 25

The National Science Foundation's NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program provides funding for graduate education in STEM fields. A proposal planning session will be held Feb. 25, 1:45-2:30 p.m., 156 University Hall. Please RSVP.


February 12, 2015

April 1: Deadline for Requesting Extensions to Tenure Clock

April 1 is the deadline for assistant professors scheduled to be reviewed for tenure and promotion in 2015-16 to submit any requests to delay the review. Ohio State’s faculty rules allow probationary faculty to request to extend the clock if they are on less than full-time appointments; if they have caregiving responsibilities associated with the birth of a child or adoption of a child under the age of six; or if they have had personal illness, care of a seriously ill or injured person, an unpaid leave of absence, or other factors beyond their control that hinder the performance of their usual range of duties. Further details can be found in section 3335-6-03 (D) of the faculty rules

NSF Training Session Feb. 24

The National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides funding for scholarships, fellowships, stipends, and academic programs for students to pursue K–12 teacher licensure in STEM fields and experienced STEM teachers to become master teachers in high-need schools. A planning session will be held Feb. 24, noon-1 p.m.,156 University Hall. PleaseRSVP.

Improving College Information Technology Security Compliance and Risk Management

In 2010, the university adopted the policy on Information Technology (IT) Security [pdf], placing specific responsibilities and requirements on all university constituencies, including this college. In support of this policy, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) assembled a team of IT professionals to build a comprehensive IT security and risk framework for the university and issued more than 160 pages of specific security and risk control requirements, covering all aspects of instructional, research and administrative computing at the university.

I have charged ASC Technology Services (ASCTech) to coordinate the effort to comply with these requirements, and I encourage chairs and directors to direct their local IT staff to cooperate and assist with ASCTech’s work. It is incumbent on us as a college that we make our IT environment as secure and risk-reduced as possible by protecting our data and systems from loss or compromise, and maintaining our continuity of business in teaching, research and administration.

Council of Graduate Schools Award Competitions

The Council of Graduate Schools has announced three award competitions. Ohio State is eligible to submit one nomination for each competition. ASC Nominations must be submitted to Mike Bourke one month before each deadline below.


February 5, 2015

The New Decision Sciences Collaborative

Ohio State’s Behavioral Decision Making (BDM) initiative has a new name: The Decision Sciences Collaborative.“This name change more accurately reflects the interdisciplinary nature of our community of scholars,” says Ellen Peters, professor of psychology and director of the collaborative. “Our mission is to foster research partnerships that span traditional academic boundaries and grow an intellectual community focused on the science of decision making to solve critical issues for individuals, companies and society.”

The Decision Sciences Collaborative consists of researchers and scholars from Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences (communication, economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science and psychology); business; education and human ecology; engineering; environment and natural resources; law, medicine; nursing; public health and public policy.

For more information, contact Ellen Peters.

Graduate Ed and Career Horizons in Humanities

Jim Grossman, PhD, executive director, American Historical Association and former vice president for research and education, Newberry Library, will speak on what graduate students can do to prepare for broader careers that honor their graduate training and intellectual interests and how graduate programs can prepare students for these broader horizons and maintain what’s required to create first-rate scholars. Feb 17, 3:30 p.m., Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre. Register to attend.

Ohio State Alumni Association Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the Ohio State Alumni Awards. I strongly encourage you to consider nominating an alumnus, prospect, friend or family member who has given extra time, service and support to students and/or Ohio State. Nominations are due by March 31, 2015. For more information or questions, contact Alyssa Grovemiller.


January 22, 2015

Commercialization Workshops

Workshops to be held January-August 2015 have been designed to educate faculty and staff about the commercialization process and how to frame their invention for the market.

Each interactive workshop will have subject matter experts discussing key topics while referencing a technology from Ohio State that has been commercialized.

Each workshop will be available three separate times during the month to provide as many opportunities as possible for faculty and staff to attend. Read details and register.

Nominations Invited: Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor of Distinguished Teaching

The director of Princeton’s University Center for Human Values invites nominations and applications for this visiting professorship. The appointment enables a tenured faculty member with a record of outstanding teaching and scholarly accomplishment to spend an academic year at the center. Faculty who have received a teaching award from their home institutions and who have been innovative in the classroom through their use of technology are especially encouraged to apply. Submit nominations by Feb. 13, 2015.

SROP Applications Accepted Through Feb. 10

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers at CIC universities. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.

I encourage you to share this information with your faculty, advisors and students and encourage students to apply for this summer program. Deadline to apply is Feb. 10, 2015.

Updated Family and Medical Leave Policy

Ohio State, including the Wexner Medical Center, provides Family and Medical Leave (FML) to eligible faculty and staff for up to 12 work weeks of annual leave based on qualifying events.

On Feb. 1, 2015 changes to FML will take effect, including eligibility, adding student employees and modifying immediate family-member definitions to be consistent with federal guidelines.

Contact Ohio State Human Resources for more information/questions.

What We're Reading . . .

Is College Still Worth It?
Christopher Newfield on Aspiring Adults Adrift
Los Angeles Review of Books


January 15, 2015

Seeking Feedback: Reappointment for Divisional Dean of Arts and Humanities

Mark Shanda’s current term as divisional dean of Arts and Humanities ends on May 31, 2015. As part of his reappointment review, Executive Dean Manderscheid is seeking feedback about his performance over the past five years.

If you would like to provide insights, please visit the survey and review Dean Shanda’s self-evaluation. The survey is password protected (university username and password) and anonymous. It can be taken anytime before February 3.

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

Ohio State's job postings are now included in the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia HERC database. Chairs looking to assist faculty and staff seeking positions for partners and spouses can point them to this resource for identifying available openings at other colleges and universities in the region.

Questions about the database can be addressed to Jenny Heckscher, chair of the advisory board for the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia HERC and program director of Ohio State's Gender Initiatives in STEMM.

Outstanding Staff Awards

ASC Outstanding Staff Awards recognize staff members whose performance demonstrates sustained excellence in overall job performance and has improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students and/or the university. Special consideration will be given to staff who have enhanced the visibility of the college through interdisciplinary connections and/or university community service. Nomination deadline is Feb. 20, 2015.

What We're Reading . . .

Curb the Cost of College
The Columbus Dispatch

The Future of History
edwired


January 8, 2015

New: Accelerator Awards for Inventors

Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office has launched the Accelerator Awards, to provide a small amount of fast and flexible capital to Ohio State researchers to further develop and validate their inventions, software and technologies. The awards— to be distributed in amounts up to $50,000 are available to all Ohio State researchers for the development of technologies. These awards will be granted twice each year. The next deadline to apply is Jan. 23, 2015. Application information is available now.

English Verification for J-1 Scholars

The Department of State (DOS) has published a final rule revising J Subpart A of 22 CFR Part 62, which governs the Exchange Visitor Program. This announcement specifically addresses the new English language proficiency requirement as it will impact units when inviting new Exchange Visitors. The final rule promulgated on October 6, 2014 goes into effect on January 5, 2015.

The new rule requires sponsors to verify that every exchange visitor possesses sufficient proficiency in the English language, as determined by an objective measurement of English language proficiency, successfully to participate in his or her program and to function on a day-to-day basis. A sponsor must verify an applicant’s English language proficiency through:

  • A recognized English language test;
  • Signed document from an academic institution or English language school; or
  • Through a documented interview conducted by the sponsor either in-person or by videoconferencing, or by telephone if videoconferencing is not a viable option.

Units sponsoring visitors will need to measure visitors' English proficiency and be satisfied that scholars possess sufficient proficiency to successfully participate in the program to which they are being invited. This will require the faculty or faculty committee who had contact with the individual to make the determination to the best of their ability using one of the three DOS categories.

In order to facilitate this process and comply with the new rule, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) has provided an PDF icon "English Verification for J-1 Scholars" form [pdf] to indicate the measure that was used to assess a scholar’s English language proficiency. This completed certification form must be submitted with your HRA to request the visa and hire. OIA is not able to issue a visa eligibility document (Form DS-2019) to the visiting scholar without completion of this step.

Contact your Human Resources Manager, if you have any questions or need assistance regarding this new process.

College Governance Documents Approved

The college's revised Pattern of Administration (POA) [pdf] and the revised Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (APT) documents have been approved by the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA).

Please note that the revised APT document states that assistant professors being reviewed for tenure and promotion are required to have a minimum of five peer evaluations of teaching and that associate professors should be reviewed at least once every other year.

Chairs and directors who are revising their documents should keep these stipulations in mind. Please direct questions about governance documents to Susan Williams and submit any revisions to unit documents to her before sending to OAA.

ASC Awards - Call for Nominations

Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award

This award is intended to recognize full professors who have truly exceptional records in teaching, research, and service. Department chairs may submit nominations of one of their faculty members. Nomination deadline: Jan. 30, 2015.

Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award

This award recognizes an individual within the College of Arts and Sciences (student, staff, or faculty), irrespective of gender, rank and status, who has generously and unselfishly served others in an effort to promote equity, fairness, and equal opportunities for all members of the university community. College of Arts and Sciences students, faculty, and staff members may submit a nomination. Nomination deadline: Jan. 30, 2015.

Honors Faculty Service Award

This award recognizes excellence in honors advising, honors instruction, honors committee work, and other honors initiatives and responsibilities which have enhanced the quality of education available to honors students in the liberal arts. Department Chairs may submit nominations of one of their faculty members. Nomination deadline: Jan. 30, 2015.

Staff Professional Development Grants

Please encourage your staff to consider applying for professional development funding through an ASC Staff Professional Development Grant. The next application deadline is Jan. 23, 2015.


See previous mailings in the 2014 archive.

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