Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Position Statement for Colleges of Education

Without question, there remains an urgent need for institutions of higher education in the United States to take a proactive stance with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This country and its many institutions have a devastating history with respect to racial oppression, religious persecution, discrimination, and systemic violence. Thus, schools and colleges of education, in particular, must take a critical, public stance against racism and in support of equitable, inclusive, anti-racist educational practices and spaces.


I invite you to read, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Position Statement for Colleges of Education,” share it with your networks, and visit our Facebook page (EHE Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement: OSU) to post specific action schools/colleges of education must take to truly engage in this important work. Read the statement and use this link to add your name, organization, and email to show support for it.


All my best,


Valerie Kinloch, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Professor, Literacy Studies

The Ohio State University

College of Education and Human Ecology


REMINDER! RSVP Today for the “Service Learning Literacy” Session

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 TODAY to Michael Harwick at harwick.1@osu.edu.


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

Call for Abstracts for 2017 Hayes Forum DUE November 10th

The Hayes Graduate Research Forum Committee is pleased to announce a

call for abstracts from graduate students at The Ohio State University to participate in the prestigious, 31st Edward F. Hayes Research Forum.

Cash prizes of over $14,000 will be awarded to top presenters in each academic area.

Abstracts will be accepted through November 10th


This exceptional showcase will be held March 3, 2017 and is dedicated to presenting outstanding research by graduate students from across the range of OSU’s academic areas.


To submit an abstract, please visit: https://cgs.osu.edu/hayes-forum/

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Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum The 30th Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum took place February 26th, 2016. To see this year’s winner’s visit the 2016 …


We strongly encourage you to review all abstract submission guidelines before submitting your abstract.


Questions? Contact Tracey Walterbusch: walterbusch.1@osu.edu
The Hayes Forum is co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the Graduate School, and the Office of Research.


Tracey Walterbusch, M.Ed.

Vice President

Council of Graduate Students

2008 Ohio Union

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Columbus, OH 43210



Doctoral Student, Higher Education Student Affairs Program

College of Education & Human Ecology

Department of Educational Studies

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Columbus, OH 43210


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RUOK? Buckeyes-Invitation to Participate

Dear Educational Studies Graduate Student,


We are writing to let you know that RUOK? Buckeyes is available to you again this year.  This is an initiative to enhance student wellness within the Graduate School and the College of ­­­­­­­­­­­­Education and Human Ecology.  Our goal is to help graduate students identify – and do something about – stress, anxiety, depression and other problems that can interfere with academic, social and personal functioning.


As you likely know from personal experience, pursing a graduate degree is filled with situations that produce stress. The stressors range from first year adjustment, self-doubt and accompanying anxiety, to sleep difficulties, relationship concerns, and depression. Throughout our professional careers, we are tested again and again, and at times the demands and resulting stress may seem difficult to manage.


RUOK? Buckeyes is a stress and depression questionnaire that provides graduate students with personalized feedback on their emotional well-being.  It is anonymous, confidential and voluntary.  Once you have completed the questionnaire, you will be linked to a professional counselor, who can assist you to secure any assistance, designed to help you increase academic, social and personal success.


Clicking the link at the bottom of this message will take you to a secure website where you have the option of completing the 10-minute online questionnaire, which you will submit using a self-assigned User ID.  This will be the only way your responses are identified, and thus, the process is entirely anonymous and confidential.


After you receive the counselor’s response, you will then have an opportunity to exchange online messages with the counselor through the anonymous dialogue feature, using only your User ID.  For a more detailed conversation, the counselor is available to arrange a phone conversation or an in-person meeting. There is no requirement to identify yourself at any time.


Completing the online questionnaire and making use of this service is completely voluntary, confidential, and anonymous. 


We encourage you to take advantage of this personalized service to find out if stress or depression may be affecting you.  The good news is that interventions for these concerns are available and highly effective.  Pro-actively addressing these concerns can help you be healthier, happier and more successful in your academic, social and personal pursuits.


If you have any questions about this service, please contact Deb Zabloudil (Zabloudil.1@osu.edu), our program contact, or ruokbuckeyes@osu.edu.


We hope all of you will take a few minutes now to go to the secure website, log in, and complete the RUOK? Buckeyes questionnaire. (The link is below the signatures)






Dr. Eric Anderman

Department Chair

Department of Educational Studies




Dr. Jan Nespor

Graduate Studies Committee Chair

Department of Educational Studies




Deb Zabloudil

Director of Student Service

Department of Educational Studies



To access the RU OK? Buckeyes Questionnaire, https://www.ruokbuckeyes.org/welcome.cfm?access=4_1_17