This weekly newsletter for academic leaders is designed to share information of interest to the university community.
Incoming Provost Gilliam to start Aug. 1
We are excited to welcome Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH, to Ohio State as our next executive vice president and provost, effective Aug. 1. Dr. Gilliam will be joining us from the University of Chicago, where she serves as vice provost.
Dr. Gilliam says Ohio State is "one of the most respected and academically robust academic communities in the world."
"I look forward to engaging with the entire Ohio State community, especially the outstanding faculty, staff, students and partners that drive our academic mission," she said.
Learn more about Dr. Gilliam through Ohio State News.
How to support Pelotonia
If you haven't signed up to participate in Pelotonia yet, there are a variety of ways to demonstrate your leadership — and you do not have to be a cyclist. You can also create your own fundraising "challenge," volunteer, and encourage members of your academic area to join Team Buckeye. Every dollar raised supports cancer research – and most colleges receive funding through Pelotonia. Sign up through Pelotonia and be sure to register with Team Buckeye. The Team Buckeye staff is happy to answer questions.
Juneteenth celebration planned
Save the date for the upcoming virtual Juneteenth celebration, hosted by the Diversity Council, from 11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. The event will feature a drum call with local artists and remarks from several Ohio State leaders. Register for the event. Several campuses and colleges are also sponsoring events in their communities.
Library ends quarantine policy
As of June 1, University Libraries has ended the quarantine of returned library materials. This allows materials to be processed immediately and shorten wait times for requested materials. Libraries will also resume course reserves for Autumn semester. Instructors can visit the Libraries' course reserves webpage for more information about incorporating course reserves into classes.
Outreach and Engagement grants awarded
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has awarded more than $215,000 to 23 recipients of 2021 Outreach and Engagement grants . Grants of up to $10,000 were awarded to support development of impact reports for programs, performances or exhibits; development of a public policy document or report; or support for a team to develop a grant proposal or finalize a manuscript for publication submission.
New PHI & HIPAA Policy enacted
The new Protected Health Information (PHI) & HIPAA Policy, which establishes a comprehensive policy to address PHI and HIPAA compliance across the university and the medical center, is now in effect. If your role doesn't involve the use of patient information, the policy does not change what you've been doing. For questions, contact the Compliance Integrity and Privacy Office at 614-293-4477 or email@example.com.
- Starting Wednesday (June 9), a Teaching Information Literacy cohort will begin, meeting through July 1. Participants will receive guidance for using information literacy skills to improve student learning and identify gaps in student knowledge related to research, scholarship and information use.
- At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 9), Recording Lecture Video: Best Practices and Tools will explore using CarmenZoom, Mediasite and PowerPoint. This session will also cover video production from start to finish.
- At noon Thursday (June 10), Strategies for Helping Students to Identify and Read Scholarly Articles will explore activities meant to help students identify and engage with scholarly sources.
- At 10 a.m. Tuesday (June 15), Planning for Your Online Course will offer strategies for creating supportive learning environments and meaningful student engagement.
- At noon the Thursday (June 17) Strategies for Teaching Ethical Information Practices will offer strategies for minimizing plagiarism and that emphasize the value of information sources and citations.
- At 10:30 a.m. Thursday (June 24), Exploring CarmenZoom: The Basics will demonstrate how to set up a Zoom meeting, from creating passwords to recording a class session or lecture.
- At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 30), Exploring CarmenZoom: Engage Your Students will offer tips for gauging student understanding in synchronous Zoom class sessions, including how to use the polling and reaction features.