GradSem “Service Learning Literacy” Session on Friday November 4

Please join the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies on Friday, November 4, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in 311 Denney Hall, for our next meeting.


The session is called “Service Learning Literacy.” Service learning seeks to increase awareness of civic duty by combining guided classroom instruction with community service, often by promoting literacy. What are some of the common approaches? Who benefits and how? What kinds of reading and writing are valued? All students with an interest in the study of literacy are invited to a roundtable featuring a trio of guests experienced in service learning initiatives.


Lunch will be provided by LiteracyStudies@OSU. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 1 to Michael Harwick at


Our discussion will also build on a lecture by Kolleen Guy on Monday, October 31, co-sponsored by Literacy Studies and the Department of History.


If you can’t come to this meeting, but want to stay in the loop, drop Michael a line, and we will add you to the GradSem listserv.


See you soon,

Michael Harwick, Maryna Matlock, Susan Strayer, and Jamie Teeple


2016 – 2017 GradSem Co-Chairs

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity from the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at Indiana University

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of social science and humanities fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Media and Communications, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. This fellowship is designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining mentoring from CRRES affiliates and faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.

Applications are due by Nov. 10, 2016. For more information, visit:




Martin Joseph Ponce
Associate Professor, English Department
Coordinator, Sexuality Studies Program
The Ohio State University

545 Denney Hall


Call for Proposals! HERA Annual Conference Due January 10, 2017

Dear Colleague,

The Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA] is having its annual conference in San Diego, 1-4 March 2017 on Local Voices to Global Visions: Exploring Identity in the Humanities

HERA is an interdisciplinary organization that includes all the arts and sciences. Please inform your faculty about HERA’s conference by emailing them a copy of the attached conference poster and displaying the poster in your department office.  The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2017.

Thank you for your commitment to the Humanities.


Marcia Green

HERA is a 501(c)(3) not for profit Humanities organization.


In keeping with HERA’s mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2017 conference. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the conference include but are not limited to Aesthetics, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Classics, Communication Studies, Composition, Cultural Studies, Dance, Design, Digital Technology, Education, Environmental Issues, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Family, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Globalization, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Museum Studies, Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sexuality, Sociology, Theater and all sciences relevant to the topic.


Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including advanced graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities.


Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops (150-200 words) must be submitted through the conference web portal on the HERA website at


Questions may be directed to the conference organizer, Marcia Green (


Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes.


Deadline for submission: no later than January 10, 2017



EHE RMC Methodology Leadership Series and Software Saturday Series


Generalized Item Response and Factor Trees with Dr. Paul De Boeck, OSU Professor of Psychology

Thursday, October 27, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

EHE College Commons, Ramseyer Hall 260



The RMC Strongly Agrees that you can get more information from your survey data!


Do you use surveys for your research?  While many of us rely on Likert Scales (Strongly Agree, Agree, etc.) to collect data, most of us don’t really know how to analyze these data.  Are they interval level?  Ordinal?  How you can properly deal with “Neutral” or “Undecided” responses?


Join Paul De Boeck as he discusses the true nature of Likert-type data and provides real-world examples of how these data can best be analyzed.  After this workshop, you will have new options for analysis that can help you get more information from your survey data!


Click here to sign up! 

Introduction to R with Mine Dogucu

Thursday, October 27, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

PAES 110






Bring your data!  Bring your questions!  Come for a review! QREM doctoral candidate Mine Dogucu will provide an introduction to the R computing environment.  This is a smart investment in your computing future, so don’t miss it! This session is geared to folks with little or no experience with R, but students with more advanced questions are welcome!


Click here to sign up! 


Introduction to STATA with Nivedita Bhaktha

Friday, October 28, 9:00am – 12:00pm

PAES 110





Are you new to STATA?  Are your skills a bit rusty?  Are you just looking for a gentle introduction to get you back into the swing of data analysis?


Please join the RMC for this introduction to STATA.  QREM doctoral student Nivedita Bhakta will introduce you to the STATA environment, teach you how to get your data into STATA, and how to prepare it for analysis.  Nivedita’s workshop is hands-on so you will get a chance to work with the software on real (messy) data sets that we provide!


Click here to sign up!



These events are FREE and open to all OSU Faculty, Students, Researchers, and Staff. 


Light refreshments will be provided.


Please contact Sandy Reed ( if you have any questions or require additional information!



New Resources for Graduate Students

CGS Occasional Paper Series

The Council of Graduate Schools Occasional Paper Series includes case studies that highlight the achievements, best practices, and lessons learned of CGS awardees and grant recipients as well as research studies focused on graduate education. The Occasional Paper Series reflects the diverse institutional, disciplinary, and demographic differences of CGS member institutions.

While these papers foreground the perspectives and achievements of particular individuals and universities, we publish these case study narratives and strategies to inspire and inform institutions in their mission to improve and advance graduate education.

Authors are responsible for the content of this Occasional Paper. The views and interpretations expressed are not necessarily those of CGS. Questions regarding these papers should be directed to the author(s).


Great Mentoring in Graduate School: A quick start guide for protégés

Laura Gail Lunsford and Vicki L. Baker, 2016

Great Mentoring provides a practical, student-oriented perspective informed by the authors’ experience and research on mentoring. We hope this new publication, Great Mentoring in Graduate School: A quick start guide for protégés will help your graduate students identify quality mentors and serve as helpful peer mentors to others. We also hope the guide will inform discussions on your campus about graduate student mentoring.