Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School
Graduate Associate Stipend Increase
The stipend for the 2019-20 academic year will be $17,280 for nine-month, 50 percent GA appointments ($1,920/month). This increase was originally announced alongside last year’s GA stipend increase on April 23, 2018.
The increases help us advance Ohio State’s goal of providing nationally competitive compensation and benefits to our graduate associates while recognizing the contribution of their efforts to our teaching and research enterprise.
APR 01 | Preparing Future Faculty
APR 12 | Final examinations and Report forms due, spring
APR 19 | Final theses and dissertations due, spring
see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars
MAR 26 | CARE Panel: Research in Humanities Crises
MAR 26 | Decision Sciences Research Forum
MAR 26 | GTA Toolkit March Breakfast: Critical Thinking
MAR 26 | Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation
MAR 26 | Qualtrics Show and Tell: Survey Email Best Practices
MAR 26 | Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online
MAR 27 | Decoding the Disciplines: Moving Novices to Experts
APR 03 | Accessibility: Common Issues and Solutions
APR 08 | Empowering Student Learning: An In-Depth Look at the Explain Everything and Notability Apps
APR 08 | Ken Campbell Lecture, A Conversation with Judy Heumann: Looking Back to Think Ahead
APR 09 | Decision Sciences Speaker: Muriel Niederle
APR 09 | Digital Humanities Showcase
APR 10 | Academic Integrity: Best Practices and Tools
APR 11 | Government & Civic Engagement Career Expo
MAY 23 | Russel Sage Foundation Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context
—— | STEAM Factory Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Program
Post-Degree and Graduate Non-Degree
Beginning autumn 2019, students who have completed their degree or are on leave of absence from a degree-granting program (and will not complete their degree) and who wish to take courses will be reactivated as Graduate Non-Degree students.
This replaces the previous category of Post-Degree students. Post-degree students were required to be reactivate under the program they previously attended, a program affiliation that often did not make academic sense and was confusing to students and staff. Programs will no longer need to approve such student’s enrollment.
The Graduate School is also expanding the transfer of Graduate Non-Degree credit hours. Students can now transfer seven hours of GNDG credit into each program they are admitted to. Previously students could transfer seven hours in total to all programs.
Contact: Samuel Jordan, Director, Registration Services
Student Campus Climate Survey
Deadline: April 12
For the fourth year, Ohio State is conducting a climate survey of all students. Faculty and staff are encouraged to be aware and supportive of students in completing the survey. Information collected will allow the university to inform and further enhance Buckeyes ACT, Ohio State’s comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct. The survey is now available and will remain open through April 12. Participation is voluntary, and once the survey is submitted, responses are completely anonymous.
15 Ohio State graduate programs ranked in top 10 by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report 2020 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools ranks 15 of Ohio State’s programs in the top 10 and three ranked best in the nation.
2019 President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Announced
The 2019 cohort of President’s Postdoctoral Scholars have been announced. The recipients were selected from a diverse and highly competitive pool of national and international applicants with wide-ranging research interests. The President’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program, supported by the Office of the President, was launched in January 2018 to attract and retain highly qualified early career scholars as postdoctoral trainees who will become leaders in their fields.
Alumni Awards Nominations
Deadline: March 31
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Alumni Awards. Buckeye alumni can be nominated in eight award categories that acknowledge numerous achievement areas.
Russell Sage Foundation Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context
Deadline: May 23
The Russell Sage Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for a new special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context that will support innovative research on decision making across the social sciences including scholars in psychology, political science, sociology, and other social science fields. The program has special interest in the following research areas: biases and misperceptions; motivations and incentives; habits and behavior change; affect and emotions; and networks and contexts.
STEAM Factory Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Program
Beginning April 1, the STEAM Factory is inviting applications from early career scholars for the inaugural Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research program. The program offers a two-year postdoctoral opportunity for scholars focused one of two themes: the future of mobility & smart cities, or sustainable urban systems. They are seeking applicants whose work focuses on ambitious endeavors, spans multiple disciplines, and connects with public outreach and engagement.
CARE Panel: Research in Humanitarian Crises
A panel discussion on the challenges of conducting research during and after humanitarian crises. Among the questions under discussion are: how can such research avoid exploitation? What counts as good evidence of efficacy? What sort of risks can we expect research participants to sign up for? Is informed consent possible? Are there conditions under which research is not appropriate and the sole priority should be providing aid?
Ken Campbell Lecture
A Conversation with Judy Heumann:
Looking Back to Think Ahead
Judith E. Heumann will deliver the 2019 Ken Campbell Lecture on Disability Advocacy, Policy and Law. The Ken Campbell Lecture is a highlight of The Ohio State University’s annual Multiple Perspectives conference. Initiated by the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues in memory of Ken’s lifetime of service and advocacy the event focuses on the impact of disability advocacy, law, and policy. This event is free and open to the public.
Decision Sciences Research Forum
The awardees of Decision Sciences’ Small Research Grants for Faculty and Students will present their research at the annual DSC Spring Research Forum. The event includes talks and posters from faculty and students. Appetizers will be available during the poster session.
Learn more and register
Versatile PhD is an on-line community for grad students (and others) interested in exploring non-academic careers. It offers a knowledgeable, supportive online community, regular asynchronous panel discussions with PhDs who have pursued non-academic careers, and other content that supports successful job searches.
Through the Graduate School’s subscription, all Ohio State students, faculty, staff, and alumni have access to the full resources of the Versatile PhD, and their participation is completely confidential.
Preparing Future Faculty
Deadline: April 1
Applications are now being accepted for the Preparing Future Faculty program. The Preparing Future Faculty program is a mentorship and career development program that helps graduate students from any discipline discern whether they are interested in pursuing faculty careers in liberal arts colleges or small universities. The premier feature of the program is an arranged mentorship between PFF fellows and faculty teaching in the Graduate School’s partner colleges and universities in Ohio.
Government & Civic Engagement Career Expo
Graduate students and recent graduates are invited to attend the Government & Civic Engagement Career Expo on April 11. The event is open to all current Ohio State University students and recent graduates, and provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about career opportunities. Relevant Ohio State student organizations will also have tables at the event.
Decision Sciences Speaker: Muriel Niederle
Psychology Building, 035
Muriel Niederle (Professor of Economics, Stanford) will deliver a talk titled, “A Gender Agenda: From the Lab to the Field to Policy.”
Ohio State is transforming we do business to improve the faculty, staff and student experience and advance operational excellence. Through the Enterprise Project, Ohio State is implementing a cloud-based system (Workday), enhancing our human resources model and harnessing university data to better support decision-making. Faculty and staff will benefit from a single place to handle most Ohio State business needs, more self-service options and an easy mobile experience. Please subscribe to the Enterprise Project Digest to receive a monthly round-up of project news and updates.
Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops
Accessibility: Common Issues and Solutions
April 3, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Learn common accessibility issues and their solutions.
Empowering Student Learning: An In-Depth Look at the Explain Everything and Notability Apps
April 8, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Learn about two apps that can support you and your students with note making/taking, annotation, developing presentations and videos, and more.
Academic Integrity: Best Practices and Tools
April 10, 12–1:30 p.m.
Learn how to promote academic integrity and about Ohio-State supported eLearning tools that supplement best practices.
The Office of Distance Education and eLearning provides students with an enriched educational experience through technology-ready classrooms, centralized learning systems, innovations in technological pedagogy, and distance education opportunities
Research Commons Workshops
Qualtrics Show and Tell: Survey Email Best Practices
March 26, 12–1 p.m.
Learn to improve the chances that your survey invitations and reminders are seen by recipients (and how to keep them out of spam folders).
Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online
March 26, 3–4:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of making web maps with ArcGIS Online, including adding layers to a map, changing layer styles, and configuring pop-ups.
Digital Humanities Showcase
April 9, 3:30–5 p.m.
The Digital Humanities showcase will feature “lightning talks” by humanities and arts faculty and graduate students about their research projects.
The Research Commons is a space where researchers can connect with each other and with services that support and enable their work. It offers group study room rentals, research consultations, and more.
University Institute for Teaching and Learning Workshops
GTA Toolkit March Breakfast: Critical Thinking
March 26, 9–10:30 a.m.
Learn about stages of student learning development and skills that develop critical thinking.
Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation
March 26, 11:30–1 p.m.
Learn how to promote intrinsic motivation in students when they seem overly focused on grades.
Decoding the Disciplines: Moving Novices to Experts
March 27, 11:30–1 p.m.
Learn how to spot and overcome pedagogical bottlenecks in the classroom by analyzing how experts in any field think and perform.
The purpose of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning Workshops is to integrate and enhance ongoing efforts in teaching and learning at Ohio State, and to elevate discussion and the visibility and importance of such work to the institutional level.