Lunch and Learn Session on iPads

The CFAES eTeam would like to announce a Lunch and Learn series this semester where we will touch on various topics of using technology in online and face-to-face classes and extension events.  All Lunch and Learn sessions will be delivered via zoom so you can participate from a location that best suits you and your schedule.  We will also record sessions for later viewing.

Most sessions will have opportunities for you to practice the tool or approach that the speaker is presenting on. Everyone is welcome to attend – faculty, staff, students, etc. Contact Deana Namuth-Covert with any questions you may have. We will be kick starting the series on Thursday, Sept 20 from noon – 1 p.m. (Eastern Time Zone) with:

iPads 101 – Using Noteability and Explain Everything for Online and Face-to-Face Classes and Professional Development Trainings
Do you want to look cool to all of your students? Do you want to learn about the latest apps used in education? If so, then come to our session on Notability and Explain Everything. Notability is a powerful note taking app in which you can combine handwriting, photos, typing, videos, and other materials to bring your notes to life. It also allows you to add and annotate PDFs, PowerPoint slides and other materials you utilize in your courses or for your work. Explain Everything is an interactive whiteboard where people can collaborate, share and create interactive presentations. It is an easy-to-use tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.

Notability will be presented by Abigail Burkey, who is a librarian at Ohio State ATI. Explain Everything will be presented by Valerie Childress, who is an instructional design specialist at Ohio State ATI.

Zoom Information for CFAES eTeam Lunch and Learn Series:
Sept. 20, 2018
Noon – 1 p.m., Eastern

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16468769923,938104260#  or +16699006833,938104260#
Or Telephone:
+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 938 104 260
International numbers available:

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
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Meeting ID: 938 104 260


GDSU Fall 2018 Seminar Series

The Grant Development Support Unit is hosting educational opportunities throughout the fall.

Making “Cents” of NIFA Budgets (Budget Basics)Register
Sept. 24, 3-4 p.m., Kottman Hall 244 (Columbus)
Oct. 1, 1-2 p.m., Research Services 130 (Wooster)

This workshop will provide an overview of the expenses most commonly requested in grant applications, specifically focusing on NIFA applications. We will also discuss critical issues associated with developing budgets, including direct costs, allowable costs, and budget justifications.
Presenter: Lori Kaser, Grants and Contracts Administrator

Introduction to the PI PortalRegister
Oct. 16, 1-2 p.m., FABE 200 (Wooster)
Oct. 17, 10-11 a.m., Agricultural Administration Building 250A (Columbus)

This workshop will provide an overview of the new, redesigned PI Portal, demonstrate its enhanced features, and address questions. In this session, you will learn tips on how to use the PI Portal system to manage financial aspects of a project, verify remaining balances, reconcile outstanding expenditures, monitor cost-share activity, and review commitments and personnel appointments. We will also review project deadlines, uploaded documents, invoices/payments, expenditure allocation, important alerts from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and how to use the Portal to close Purchase Orders.
Presenter: Angie LeMaster, CFAES Finance

Navigating the CFAES Research EnterpriseRegister
Oct. 31, 10-11 a.m.
Video-linked: Parker Food Science and Technology Building 120 (Columbus) and 122 Gerlaugh Hall (Wooster)

Join us to learn the different responsibilities of the Primary Investigator, Grant Development Support Unit, and the Office of Sponsored Programs when working on sponsored project proposals and throughout the life of a project.
Presenters: Lori Kaser, Grants and Contracts Administrator and Traci Aquara, Senior Sponsored Program Officer

Communicating ScienceRegister
Nov. 13, 1-2 p.m., Kottman Hall 244 (Columbus)
Nov. 16, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., FABE 200 (Wooster)

It is incredibly important that scientists are able to communicate their research in ways that the general public can understand. In this session, we will discuss tips on how to communicate your work to non-scientists, including how to write compelling impact statements.
Presenter: Kayla Arnold, Administrative Associate, Office for Research and Graduate Education

Working with the Private SectorRegister
Dec. 6, 2-3 p.m.
Video-linked: 130 Research Services (Wooster) and Agricultural Administration Building 250A (Columbus)

The university interacts with industry partners in many ways. In this session, we will consider the opportunities and advantages of engaging with private sector companies, non-profits, commodity groups, and philanthropic organizations and entrepreneurship early and often in your academic career.
Presenter: Shauna Brummet, President of BioHio

Junior Faculty Development Conference

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and Dean Kress are excited to announce a new opportunity for Assistant Professors. On Thursday, Sept. 27, please join us for the CFAES Junior Faculty Development Conference – for Assistant Professors ONLY!

This event will replace the monthly First Tuesdays meetings and provide an opportunity for assistant professors (tenure-track, clinical or professional practice, and research assistant professors) to ask questions and network with their peers.

The event will include a message from Dean Kress, faculty networking, and concurrent learning sessions relating to a variety of topics. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided, and the event will be followed by a networking happy hour. Attendees will also receive resource packets, CFAES swag, and have a chance to win an iPad! For more information, please see the attached agenda.

CFAES Junior Faculty Development Conference Schedule

Date: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Refreshments and lunch will be provided)
Location: The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center

Transportation from Wooster to Columbus will be provided. For those attending from other locations, the Dean’s Office will provide mileage reimbursement.

Click here to RSVP.

Please direct any questions to Joshua Hayes.

2019 Community Engagement Conference – Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for Ohio State’s second annual Community Engagement Conference, Jan. 23-24, 2019, at the Ohio Union. The conference will bring together faculty, staff, students, and community partners to focus on professional development and making connections, while exploring new potential engagement partnerships.

The theme of this year’s conference is Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future. Proposals are due by Oct. 3, 2018. All accepted presentations and posters will receive a citable URL in Engaged Scholars (the conference proceedings).

Click here to learn more and submit a proposal.

Ohio State Releases Active Aggressor Video

It’s scary to think about, but an active aggressor could strike any place, at any time. That’s why Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety has released a new “Surviving an Active Aggressor” video to educate the campus community.

The nine-minute video provides important updates to the university’s original safety tutorial released in 2015. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority and we encourage all Buckeyes to watch.

Click here for more information and to view the video.

SEEDS Faculty RFP Informational Sessions

The FY 19 Request for Proposals for SEEDS: The Research Competitive Grants Program is available online.

Faculty proposals are due Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at 5 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend informational sessions on the SEEDS faculty RFP. The dates and times of these sessions are:

Tuesday, September 11
250A Ag. Admin (Columbus)
10 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, September 12
250A Ag. Admin (Columbus)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 13
130 Research Services (Wooster)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, September 13
130 Research Services (Wooster)
1 – 2 p.m.

Fallfest Tailgate

It’s that time of year again when our alumni head back to campus to celebrate Ohio State’s Homecoming activities. CFAES is once again hosting our Fallfest Tailgate on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, and would like to invite faculty and staff to attend this annual event.

Tickets are $35 per guest and can be purchased with a personal credit card by phoning the Alumni Association Customer Service Center at 614-292-2281.  They are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Registration ends Wednesday, Sept. 26. We are sold out of game tickets, but still have room at the tailgate!

Note – We are moving back to the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center for this year’s event.  We hope to see you at the tailgate!  Direct any questions to

IT Transformation Project September Update

Several areas throughout our college spent the better part of August gearing up for a new academic year.  Likewise, IT teams within the OCIO and CFAES were hard at work during this period, collaborating to move units within the college to new Managed IT Services, and provide solutions for unique mission-specific requests.

Network improvements will drive many solutions, and continue to be a main first focus within CFAES – we are excited about the implementations that have taken place, and well as others slated to take place over the next few months.

As a follow-up to our last update, we are continuing to examine the question of “How will we pay for these services?”  A Cost Allocation Strategy workgroup has been established within our college, and will meet several times over the next few months to continue shaping options and recommendations.

Attached is the September update of our progress with the CFAES IT Transformation Project. As a reminder, updates on the CFAES IT Transformation can be found at

CFAES IT Transformation September Update

BuckeyePass to Protect eLeave, eTimesheet, Carmen and Vita

OCIO’s highest priority is protecting our data – whether the information belongs to you, the university, students, or customers. Ohio State is expanding its use of multi-factor authentication to increase the level of protection that prevents unauthorized individuals from accessing your information.

To continue to improve security, OCIO plans to add BuckeyePass multifactor authentication to eLeave and eTimesheet on Sept. 30.

BuckeyePass will be enabled for Carmen during Autumn Break on Thursday, Oct. 11. At this time, BuckeyePass will also be enabled for Vita, which faculty may be using to manage and track scholarly activity. Adding BuckeyePass to the login process for the Carmen learning management system not only reduces the risk of credential theft, but also helps address academic misconduct.

BuckeyePass is a self-service tool. That means employees can add, modify, and remove devices at any time as needed. OCIO recommends having at least two devices registered, in case your primary device is lost, damaged or stolen. Click here for more information on how to make changes and manage your devices.

Affordable Learning Exchange

The RFP is now open for Affordable Learning Exchange (ALX) grants! ALX is a cross-campus partnership between the Office of Distance Education and eLearning, University Libraries, Undergraduate Student Government, and the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Our mission is to reduce the cost of textbooks and other course materials at Ohio State by advocating for open educational resources and other low-cost alternatives. These goals are directly in line with President Drake’s 2020 Vision. We have already funded 48 projects and are on track to save students $10M by 2020.

Grant award amounts range from $1,000-$24,000 per project. We are looking for projects of all sizes, from high-enrollment GE courses to small seminars and everything in between. Our goal is to continue to support the excellent and innovative teaching and learning practices of our faculty, while providing significant savings for our students in the process. Award amounts are flexible based on a project’s needs, and there are varying levels of support available. Grants may require matching funds from your department.

This first phase of the application process will remain open throughout Sept. 12, and is meant to simply collect your ideas. All you need to supply is some basic information and we’ll be in touch to help you through the next phase, where you’ll complete the full proposal.

Proposals can be submitted on the website.

Books and Brews: CFAES Alumni Society Scholarship Fundraiser

Join the CFAES Alumni Society for a unique and fun scholarship fundraiser at Land-Grant Brewing Company to not only network with fellow alums, but also raise money for CFAES scholarships!  The event takes place after the Career Expo so we hope to see many out-of-town alumni in attendance as well.

Click here for more information and to RSVP. You also can RSVP by emailing