Guidance on safe and healthy behaviors; planning for larger classes; summer events and programming.
OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Monday, April 5, 2021
This weekly newsletter for academic leaders is designed to share information of interest to the university community.
Three key messages to amplify
Happy April and the start of the 13th week of spring semester. We hope the instructional break provided an opportunity to decompress as we head into the final three weeks of spring 2021 classes. Please amplify these messages with your areas of the university community.
Organizers can consider in-person programming after commencement. Guidance has been issued about the approval process to hold in-person events and programming on or after May 10. Key among them: All events and gatherings must follow state, local and university protocols to protect all involved.
Graduate and professional programs receive high marks
Congratulations to the many graduate and professional programs who were recognized last week by U.S. News & World Report. Sixteen programs ranked in the top 10 nationally, representing seven colleges. Some programs are not ranked by U.S. News and other highly ranked programs did not receive new marks this year.
Register for the Research and Innovation Showcase
The virtual 2021 Research and Innovation Showcase will take place at noon on Thursday, April 15. Senior leaders will highlight research and innovation achievements as well as plans for the university moving forward. Researchers will share inspiring spotlight talks, with the event culminating in the awarding of Ohio State's Innovators of the Year.
At 9 a.m. Wednesday (April 7), the "Learning Analytics to Support Inclusive Instruction" session will focus on the use of Institutional Research data to support student success. This session is presented by two partner institutions in the Ohio Professional Development Consortium.
At 11 a.m. Wednesday (April 7), "Teaching Global Writers in U.S. Classroom" will present research and strategies to help instructors address some of the challenges international students face when writing for American colleges and universities.
At 6 p.m. Wednesday (April 7), Jordan Gerton, a University of Utah faculty member and director of the Utah Pathways to STEM Initiative, will present "Leveraging an Interdisciplinary Multi-Institutional Faculty Learning Community to Advance Equity and Inclusion for Science and Mathematics Education." This event is part of the Our Inclusive Path Forward: Addressing Inequities in STEM Education series.