This newsletter for academic leaders is designed to share information of interest to the university community.
How to assist the vaccination initiative
The university continues to reach out to students, faculty and staff who have not responded yet to the vaccination requirement to remind them about the process.
Academic leaders can help support this effort by sending messages to your college, campus or area that everyone has a role to play in protecting the health and safety of our community. Feel free to use the sample message that we have prepared as a starting point.
- Please note that all faculty and staff should check the Employee Reporting Form to make sure their vaccination information is in the correct system. Reports to previous collection systems will not meet the vaccination requirement because those data were collected under specific conditions.
- Students do not need to re-report if they have submitted their vaccination information to the Student Health Services My BuckMD health record.
As a reminder, the deadline for a first dose is Oct. 15. Anyone requesting an exemption must do so by Sept. 17 to ensure that the request can be reviewed before Oct. 15. For those receiving a two-dose vaccine, the second dose must be completed by Nov. 15.
For more information about the vaccination requirement and the exemption process, please refer people to the Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website.
Panel to discuss Education for Citizenship topic
There are several Education for Citizenship events planned this semester, including a signature event Thursday (Sept. 16) from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. that will focus on First Amendment issues. In this virtual discussion, national experts and Ohio State student moderators will address "Truth, Lies, and Social Media — A Conversation on the First Amendment in the Modern Age"
Registration information is available on the Education for Citizenship events page.
All faculty and academic units are encouraged to send events and programs that align with the Education for Citizenship initiative to Sara Childers in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for possible inclusion on the web page.
Grant opportunities for staff
Applications are due Sept. 30 for two new grants available for university staff:
- The Outreach and Engagement Community Programs and Events Grant provides staff the opportunity to create and implement community engaged programs.
- The Outreach and Engagement Professional Development Grant provides staff funding to further their career growth and development.
Grants are for a maximum of $500. See the Office of Outreach and Engagement website for more information.
- At noon today (Sept. 13), Peer Feedback for Health Sciences provides in-depth understanding of best practices in providing peer review and for teaching the principles of peer feedback.
- At 3 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 14) or Thursday (Sept. 16), part 1 of the Better Research through Better Mentoring workshop series can be used as part of an endorsement in Research Mentoring from the Drake Institute. See information about the Sept. 14 or Sept. 16 event.
- At noon Thursday (Sept. 16), Decoding Information Literacy Learning Bottlenecks will help instructors identify and overcome student learning bottlenecks related to information literacy.
- At noon Thursday (Sept. 16), graduate students and postdocs are invited to participate in Drafting DEIJ Statements which will assist individuals preparing for the academic job market in articulating their commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
- At 9:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 17), instructors can focus on developing and planning an instructional redesign portfolio as part of an IR writing workshop – section 2.
- At 12 p.m. next Monday (Sept. 20), Hindsight from 2020: Student Insights on Engagement in Challenging Instructional Contexts will focus on a small qualitative study that can shed light on how instructors can improve instructional practice.