Got an Interdisciplinary Research idea? GSIRI wants to fund it! Submit your ideas by September 25

The Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (GSIRI), funded by Dean Don Pope-Davis, offers EHE graduate students an opportunity to collaborate in interdisciplinary research. The chief mission of GSIRI is to enhance collaboration, creation, and contribution amongst diverse graduate student burgeoning expertise in order to address the pressing educational issues that exist in our society.

This is the 4th year of the program, and we once again have $10,000 available to foster graduate student-led interdisciplinary research across EHE. Former participants have described GSIRI as “the most formative academic experience” they’ve had during their time at OSU, and we want to extend the same opportunity to YOU! GSIRI provides a wonderful chance for you to accelerate the development of your research skills and pursue your passion projects. To read more about the program and to see what projects were funded in previous years go to https://u.osu.edu/ehegsiri/funded-projects/.

What do we need from you? Submit a short summary of a research idea that you would like to assemble an interdisciplinary team to work on and specify the types of skills and subject area specialties that you are looking to recruit. Alternatively, browse the list of submitted ideas to see if there’s a team you’re interested in joining and contact the team leader!

The deadline for idea submissions is September 25 (and submitting an idea before the proposal is required for your team to be considered for the grant). Submitting your idea prior to the deadline will give you greater exposure to potential team members and is highly recommended.

If you have any questions, please send your inquiries to Julie Fitz at fitz.49@osu.edu

Warm Regards,

The GSIRI Team

https://u.osu.edu/ehegsiri/

Ramseyer Safety Notice and Guidance for All ES Community Members

As many more faculty and students are returning to campus and working more regularly from on-campus locations, we want to make sure you are aware of some recent issues and offer guidance to help ensure the safety of our students, staff, faculty, and guests.

In the past year there has been repeated attempts to break in to the QualLab suite on the 3rd floor of Ramseyer (339/341) from both the main hallway and the Commons. You may recall a message from Judith last April about increased police presence in Ramseyer. This was due to previous break ins to the QualLab, and we are requesting again additional presence due to two break-in attempts within the last two weeks. Police will likely be making nightly rounds in/around Ramseyer. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to Mark Taylor, EHE Facilities Planner.

Because of these issues and the increased usage of campus spaces, we are asking everyone to:

  • Please pay attention to your surroundings and if any physical space looks out of place (e.g., a propped open door, a sleeping bag), please notify your building coordinator (in Ramseyer that is Judith Gordon; in PAES that is Emily Martini)
  • Please make it of habit of keeping keys with you and locking office and suite doors whenever you leave the space. For instance, if you are in Ramseyer 301 suite, it’s fine to have the main door unlocked while actively present. But if you leave to use the restroom or leave for the day, please ensure the main suite door is secured (locked). Please also make sure GAs using spaces also adhere to this.
  • Add the non-emergency Ohio State Police number to your phone and report any suspicious behavior on campus to 614-292-2121.

Open CGS Delegate Seat for Educational Studies

CGS Delegate Elections

___________________________________________

Application Period: Monday Sept 12 – Friday Sept. 16th, 2022

Voting: Noon(ET) Wednesday Sept. 21 until 5pm Wednesday Sept. 28 2022

The Council of Graduate Students (CGS) has vacant delegate seats for our 2022-2023 academic year!

CGS is the official student government that represents graduate students on the main and satellite campuses of the Ohio State University. Our purpose is working toward a continual improvement of the graduate student experience at The Ohio State University in all its facets: education, research, social, safety, and overall quality of life.

CGS Delegates serve as constant advocates in the process of crafting university policy-making decisions. Our competitive funding programs and graduate-centered programming and advocacy support the personal and professional development and needs of all graduate students.

CGS provides graduate students with the opportunity to participate in the executive level functions of the University by serving as delegates to the Council. We hope that you will apply to fill a vacancy to represent your program if this description fits your passions and academic/career goals! Terms begin immediately in Fall 2022, and continue through Summer 2023 (unless you graduate Spring 2023, or otherwise leave your degree program).

  • Applications will close on Friday Sept. 16. After applications close, emails will be sent with voting links and information on the voting process.
  • Voting will take place from noon on Wednesday Sept 21 through 5 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 28. Graduate students will only be able to vote for delegates running in their home department/degree program.
  • New delegates will be notified immediately and seated no later than Wednesday, October 6.

Reach out to Katie Conner.280 (Vice President) with questions or for further information.

Apply at https://cgs.osu.edu/get-involved/delegate-application from Mon. Sept 12 – Fri Sept. 16.

Educational Studies Welcomes New Faculty for 2022!

We are excited to welcome four new faculty members as we start the autumn 2022 semester! Please join us in welcoming our new faculty!


Dr. Jasmine Abukar, Clinical Assistant Professor (HESA) and SPA Program Coordinator

  • What were you doing before your new role with Ed Studies/Where are you coming from?
    • I’m a recent graduate of EHE! I received my PhD from the Department of Teaching and Learning in Spring ’22.
  • What is a hobby of yours or a fun fact about you?
    • Fun fact: I once talked my way into a sold-out Adele concert in Barcelona.
  • What is something you are looking forward to in your new role?
    • I am a graduate of the HESA Program (MA ’14), so I’m looking forward to rejoining the community.

Dr. Venus Evans-Winters, Visiting Professor (Educational Policy and Qualitative Research)

 

  • What were you doing before your new role with Ed Studies/Where are you coming from?
    • Black Girls Research Initiatives Coordinator at AAPF and Clinical Therapist in Private Practice.
  • What is a hobby of yours or a fun fact about you?
    • I enjoy teaching mindfulness meditation to everyday people.
  • What is something you are looking forward to in your new role?
    • In my new role, I look forward to teaching and learning alongside colleagues and students alike to learn how educational research paradigms and methodologies can be used to serve and heal our nation’s most vulnerable individuals, families, and school communities.

Dr. Carly Gilsen, Associate Professor (Special Education)

 

  • What were you doing before your new role with Ed Studies/Where are you coming from?
    • Most recently, I was at Texas A&M University for the past five years as an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Educational Psychology. Before that, I was a middle school special education teacher in Atlanta prior to pursuing a Ph.D. in Special Education at Vanderbilt University.
  • What is a hobby of yours or a fun fact about you?
    • I love to run and do yoga! I have completed 7 marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2018 and most recently the Woodlands Marathon in Houston, Texas, in March 2022. The picture is from a 200-mile relay race I did from Chattanooga to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2015. I have also been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and am a certified yoga instructor.
  • What is something you are looking forward to in your new role?
    • I can’t wait to get to know my future colleagues and students at OSU! I’m also excited for my first Buckeye game because I heard the band is pretty decent. 🙂

Dr. Kamontá Heidelburg, Assistant Professor (School Psychology)

 

  • What were you doing before your new role with Ed Studies/Where are you coming from?
    • Assistant Professor at The University of Buffalo, SUNY.
  • What is a hobby of yours or a fun fact about you?
    • First Black man to graduate from UC’s School Psychology doctoral program.
  • What is something you are looking forward to in your new role?
    • In my new role, I am looking forward to increasing the number of Black men in School Psychology.

 

Welcome from the Chair

Dear Educational Studies Students,

WELCOME BACK to campus and to Autumn Semester 2022. I want to extend a hearty welcome to our new students who are joining us this year. I hope all of you had a great summer break and you are prepared for a wonderful academic year. As the year begins, I want to share the mission and vision at the forefront of teaching, research, service and administration in our Department:

Mission
Across our unique tapestry of academic specializations, we prepare equity-minded leaders, scholars, practitioners and global citizens and produce innovative research to transform schools, colleges and universities, non-profits, community agencies, and policy entities to effectively address the challenges of rapidly changing societies.

Vision
We work to equip students to serve all people, particularly those from historically marginalized groups. We strive to promote equity, inclusion, and social justice, to facilitate reciprocal, strategic partnerships, and to disrupt systemic oppression and educational inequities. Collectively, we endeavor to make a positive impact on the growth, vitality and wellness of children, adults, families, communities, and the workforce in Ohio and beyond through the application of our teaching, research and service.

I am excited about what we will accomplish together, guided by our mission and vision.

Over the academic year, we will do our very best to support you as you pursue your educational goals. We encourage you to ask questions, engage with your faculty advisors and instructors, learn about your academic programs, as well as extend your knowledge by learning about the other specializations in the department. If you are not aware, our department is extremely large, with 12 diverse academic specializations. Not only does this diversity make us unique, it also presents an opportunity for you to have a more robust educational experience.

As Department Chair, I look forward to connecting with you during our Student Welcome Back event on August 25 at noon. Additionally, I hope you will attend our Chat with the Chair gatherings and other department and campus events. Oftentimes, students experience campus administrators as distant or inaccessible. I want your experience to be the opposite. Use the Chat with the Chair to get to know me and other leaders and staff within Educational Studies, to get questions answered, and to be in community with your peers. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and read this newsletter weekly to keep up with what is going on in the department and ways to stay connected.

I wish you the very best as the academic year commences. I speak on behalf of our faculty and staff in welcoming you and sending positive energy throughout the year!!

Dr. Lori Patton Davis
Chair, Department of Educational Studies

Submit Your Autumn 2022 Graduation Application

Apply by Friday, September 9 in GRADFORMS

  • Schedule an appointment with your faculty advisor.
  • Review program plan/degree audit making sure you meet all requirements for graduation.
  • Use your program plan/degree audit to guide your discussion during appointment.
  • Register and pay for 3 graduate credit hours.
  • Make sure that you have no missing grades, incompletes, EN grades or holds on your account.
  • Submit your program plan to the student services office via email at edstudies@osu.edu
  • Based on graduation review/clearance, your application to graduate is either approved or denied in GRADFORMS.

All PhD and EdD students

  • Submit signed program plans and annual reviews via email at Edstudies@osu.edu.
  • Email confirmations can be used in lieu of signatures for students and advisors.
  • All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your program plan and annual reviews. You will need to let student services know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
  • Final semester procedures for doctoral students can be found on the Graduate School web site for procedures for your final semester.

All MA, MLT and EdS students 

  • Submit one of the following via email at Edstudies@osu.edu. A) Program plan or B) PDF version of Degree Audit. Students only need to submit one or the other. Learn how to run your degree here.
  • Email confirmations can be in lieu of signatures for students and advisors.
  • Degree Audit Only-Advisor Review is the only requirement that can be incomplete prior to submitting your audit; no other missing requirements should be on your audit.
  • All course substitutions will need to be taken care of before submitting your program plan/degree audit. You will need to let student services know in advance what courses were approved to be taken. Documentation/approval from your advisor for the substitution must be on file in the student services office.
  • Final semester procedures for master students can be found on the Graduate School web site for procedures for your final semester.

Dates to keep in mind

  • September 9, 2022 >> ONLINE Applications to Graduate. Final date set by Graduate School.
  • November 23, 2022 >> Master Examination Report Forms must be submitted electronically by the student’s advisors. Doctoral Examinations Report Forms must be completed and submitted electronically on or before the given date.
  • December 2, 2022 >> Approved thesis and dissertation documents must be submitted and accepted. Students are encouraged to get the documents uploaded a day early in case they experience challenges with submissions.
  • December 18, 2022 >> Autumn 2022 Commencement
  • January 6, 2023 >> End of Semester deadline

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Applications Open

Applications for the academic year 2022-2023 Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) are now open and will close on September 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Starting in 2022, the AGGRS competition will be hosted in GradAwards, similar to the main Fellowship Competition and other Graduate School Award opportunities.

The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or theses.

The Graduate School Awards Committee is comprised of graduate faculty from across the disciplines. After reviewing AGGRS applications, the committee makes award recommendations to the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School for final decisions. Awards are based on merit, according to the following criteria:

  1. quality of the project
  2. qualifications of the applicant;
  3. the evaluation of the candidate and the project by the advisor; and
  4. budget and need.
    • Need is defined as having no other source of funding for work that is required for the completion of a dissertation or thesis.

Final application materials must be submitted as one single combined PDF document. The final packet may be uploaded by Program Coordinator to the GradAwards Nomination System, or they may be emailed directly to grad-schoolfellowships@osu.edu by the September 30, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time deadline. Any submission received after the deadline or containing multiple files will not be considered.

Graduate Students and University Libraries

University Libraries offers you:

Information

  • Access to hundreds of research databases offering free, full-text journal articles go.osu.edu/databases
  • Free digital delivery of articles through the “Article Express” services go.osu.edu/articleexpress
  • Interlibrary services go.osu.edu/ill; for items not available through the Ohio State Catalog library.ohio-state.edu or OhioLINK catalogs olc1.ohiolink.edu/search
  • A print collection of more than seven million volumes
  • Loan periods of 17 weeks with unlimited renewals for books from the University Libraries collection go.osu.edu/libcirc
  • Delivery of items to on-campus office addresses or the central campus library of your choice
  • Off-campus access to most databases and full-text journals and books
  • Special Collections that offer unique research opportunities library.osu.edu/special-collections
  • Free bibliographic management software (RefWorks™, Zotero™, etc.) go.osu.edu/citation
  • Materials may be requested through the online catalog by visiting library.osu.edu

 

Experts

  • Subject librarians with expertise in every area of study who are available to help you with your research needs go.osu.edu/librarians
  • Faculty and staff at the Research Commons provide research support in the areas of Data Management and Visualization, Digital Humanities, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Research Impact library.osu.edu/researchcommons
  • Experts in Copyright Services that provide education and guidance on the application of copyright law to facilitate teaching, research and scholarship go.osu.edu/copyright

 

Research Commons

Located on the 3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library, Research Commons features a suite of services and enriched technology for graduate, postdoc and faculty research. Whether you want to reserve a room for collaborative projects, schedule a consultation with a research support expert, participate in a workshop, explore new software in the computer lab or find a quiet place to focus on your work, Research Commons is the spot for you.

 

Other places to conduct research

 

OhioLINK

University Libraries is a member of OhioLINK ohiolink.edu, a group of libraries across the state that share resources. Through OhioLINK, you have access to:

  • More than 100 electronic research databases
  • The Electronic Journal Center, with nearly 10,000 scholarly journal titles across a wide range of disciplines
  • The Digital Resource Commons, with a variety of multimedia material
  • More than 50 million library items statewide, with more than 13 million unique titles

Hale Black Cultural Center GRA Positions for 2022-2023

The Hale Black Cultural Center has (1) .50 Graduate Research assistantship (R46134) and (3) .25 Graduate Research assistantship (R46127) for the 2022-2023 academic year. See details below. Contact Dr. Andre Brown with any questions.


Job Description

Graduate Research Assistant (R46134)

Department:

Diversity and Inclusion | Administration-JM

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide on-site supervision of events to oversee facilities use, arrangements, and compliance with policies and assist in problem resolution
    • Support the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Frank W. Hale Black Cultural Center through program advisement, training, and student leadership development
    • As assigned, assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating student activity/ campus life programs, campus events, and celebrations
    • Assist in the delivery of new student orientation and student leadership programs
    • Assist in the onboarding, training, and development of HBCC work study students
    • Attend all meetings and agreed upon HBCC programs and activities
    • Support and supervise work study students in the planning, marketing, and
      execution of events, as well as areas of professional development
    • Model and exercise appropriate and effective techniques for supervising student staff related to
      issues of morale, behavioral expectations, conflict resolution, and performance issues
    • Model and exercise appropriate and effective techniques for supervising student staff related to
      issues of morale, behavioral expectations, conflict resolution, and performance issues
    • Work closely with the Program Coordinators to brainstorm, plan, and implement new, innovative opportunities to engage the University community
    • Display familiarity with the HBCC daily calendar reservation system of the HBCC Space Reservation Policy & Facility use policy
    • Develop initiatives and work collaboratively with other staff to assist students in connecting and involvement with activities, organizations, and small groups
    • Utilization of technology available to aid presentations and publicize events.
    • Develop communication with the campus community to facilitate coordination of programs
    • Responsible for a thorough knowledge of state, University, and departmental policies and regulations regarding public events, purchasing, building operation, safety, contract negotiations, and advising others of the same
    •  Monitor compliance with all policies and procedures and report violations
    •  May be assigned special projects as needed

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • As a result of the successful completion of the Frank W. Hale, Jr.  Black Cultural Center assistantship, the graduate assistant will be able to:
    • Demonstrate advising and helping skills related to analyzing group dynamics, facilitating group decision-making and goal-setting, managing conflict, appropriately mentoring students and student staff and exhibiting strong active listening skills
    • Identify systematic barriers to equity and inclusiveness to advocate for and implement means of addressing obstacles
    • Explain how one’s professional practice aligns with both one’s personal code of ethics and ethical statements in the field of Higher Education
    • Model and exercise appropriate and effective techniques for supervising student staff related to issues of morale, behavioral expectations, conflict resolution, and performance issues
    • Apply advanced leadership skills pertaining to motivating, influencing, inspiring, and empowering others to contribute to the effectiveness and success of an organization
    • Effectively utilize skills learned to navigate multiple levels of conflict

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree and full-time enrollment in a graduate degree program at The Ohio State University
    • Knowledge about challenges, cultures, histories, and issues of people of the African diaspora
    • Demonstrate a professional commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
    • Demonstrate ability to be attentive and provide detailed descriptions
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
    • Ability to create and maintain professional, creative, and flexible work environments
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple, competing priorities
    • Previous leadership experience and event planning experience
    • Experience with or deep knowledge around supervising students and/or student organizations
    • High degree of organization and strong administrative & communication skills
    •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Qualtrics

Additional Information:

Location:

Hale Hall (0085)

Position Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:

20

Shift:

First Shift

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

Thank you for your interest in positions at The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center. Once you have applied, the most updated information on the status of your application can be found by visiting the Career application within Workday. Please view your submitted applications by logging in and reviewing your status. For answers to additional questions please review the frequently asked questions.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.

Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.


Graduate Research Assistant (R46127)

Department:

Diversity and Inclusion | Administration-JM

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide on-site supervision of events to oversee facilities use, arrangements, and compliance with policies and assist in problem resolution
    • As assigned, assist with planning, implementing, and evaluating student activity/ campus life programs, campus events, and celebrations
    • Assist in the onboarding, training, new staff orientation, and development of HBCC work-study students
    • Attend all meetings and agreed upon HBCC programs and activities
    • Support and supervise work-study students in the planning, marketing, and
      execution of events, as well as areas of professional development
    • Model and exercise appropriate and effective techniques for supervising student staff related to
      issues of morale, behavioral expectations, conflict resolution, and performance issues
    • Model and exercise appropriate and effective techniques for supervising student staff related to
      issues of morale, behavioral expectations, conflict resolution, and performance issues
    • Work closely with the Program Coordinators to brainstorm, plan, and implement new, innovative opportunities to engage the University community
    • Display familiarity with the HBCC daily calendar reservation system of the HBCC Space Reservation Policy & Facility use policy
    • Develop initiatives and work collaboratively with other staff to assist students in connecting and involvement with activities, organizations, and small groups
    • Utilization of technology available to aid presentations and publicize events
    • Responsible for a thorough knowledge of state, University, and departmental policies and regulations regarding public events, purchasing, building operation, safety, contract negotiations, and advising others of the same
    •  Monitor compliance with all policies and procedures and report violations
    •  May be assigned special projects as needed

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    • As a result of the successful completion of the Frank W. Hale, Jr.  Black Cultural Center assistantship, the graduate assistant will be able to:
    • Demonstrate advising and helping skills related to analyzing group dynamics, facilitating group decision-making and goal-setting, managing conflict, appropriately mentoring students and student staff, and exhibiting strong, active listening skills
    • Identify systematic barriers to equity and inclusiveness to advocate for and implement means of addressing obstacles
    • Explain how one’s professional practice aligns with both one’s personal code of ethics and ethical statements in the field of Higher Education
    • Model and exercise appropriate and effective techniques for supervising student staff related to issues of morale, behavioral expectations, conflict resolution, and performance issues
    • Apply advanced leadership skills pertaining to motivating, influencing, inspiring, and empowering others to contribute to the effectiveness and success of an organization
    • Effectively utilize skills learned to navigate multiple levels of conflict

 QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree and full-time enrollment in a graduate degree program at The Ohio State University
    • Knowledge about the challenges, culture, histories, and issues of people of the African diaspora
    • Demonstrate a professional commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
    • Demonstrate ability to be attentive and provide detailed descriptions
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
    • Ability to create and maintain professional, creative, and flexible work environments
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple competing priorities
    • Previous leadership experience and event planning experience
    • Experience with or deep knowledge of supervising students and/or student organizations
    • High degree of organization and strong administrative & communication skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Qualtrics

Additional Information:

Location:

Hale Hall (0085)

Position Type:

Temporary (Fixed Term)

Scheduled Hours:

10

Shift:

First Shift

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

Thank you for your interest in positions at The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center. Once you have applied, the most updated information on the status of your application can be found by visiting the Career application within Workday. Please view your submitted applications by logging in and reviewing your status. For answers to additional questions please review the frequently asked questions.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.

Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.