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News from the Graduate School, August 29, 2017

Scott Herness, Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Interim Dean of the Graduate School

2017–18 Graduate Student Guide

Scott Herness
Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Interim Dean of the Graduate School

We have a small, pocket-sized guide to help graduate students find the Ohio State resources they need and to keep track of academic milestones. The 2017–18 Graduate Student Guide provides essential information about GA and fellow appointments, funding opportunities, career and professional development resources, degree options, financial services, and degree checklists. All new students who attended last week’s welcome events received a copy. The guide is handy for faculty and staff as well and is available here.

If you or your students would like a paper copy, stop by the Graduate School in University Hall, and we’ll give you one while they last.


Application to Graduate, autumn (more)—September 8

Committee Approval of Master’s and Doctoral Examination Report Forms—November 22

Final Approved Theses/Dissertation (more)—December 1 

see full graduation calendar


Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities—September 8

Career & Internship Fair—September 12–13

Enterprise Project: Architect Phase Community Forum—September 21

Commencement (more)—December 17

Correction: the Graduate School Newsletter from August 29 misstated the date of autumn commencement; the date of autumn commencement is December 17, not December 1.


see full event calendar

Funding Deadlines

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (more)—October 1

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (more)—October 1

Graduate School Website

After a recent overhaul, search on the Graduate School’s website is all new. If you used the search earlier and found it wanting, you'll find the relevance of the results much improved.

Contact: Ben Reder, Communications Coordinator

New Graduate Minor, English

The Department of English offers a flexible graduate minor for graduate students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who are interested in developing a supporting program that complements their main research area or furthers their professional planning.


Contact: English Graduate Program

Ohio State offers many graduate minors, interdisciplinary specializations, and certificates. See them all .

Enterprise Project:

Architect Phase Community Forum

September 21
2–3:30 p.m

The Enterprise Project’s executive sponsors and leadership team will host an Architect Phase Community Forum on September 21.

The Enterprise Project is a business transformation and system implementation project that will leverage Workday to enable Ohio State’s teaching, research, service and patient care missions. For student services professionals, that means it will help you support student success more effectively through a seamless, more modern technology experience.

Contact and register: Enterprise Project

Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship

Due: October 16 (autumn)
Due: March 19 (spring)

Applications are now being accepted for the autumn 2017 round of the Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship.

The Graduate School’s AGGRS program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support dissertation and thesis research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates.

Contact: Ben Reder, Communications Coordinator

Graduate Teaching Associate Award Nominations Open

Due: November 13, midnight

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017–18 Graduate Teaching Associate Award (GATA). Nominations are due November 13. Eligible nominees will be notified in late autumn and invited to submit an application in the spring.

The Graduate Associate Teaching Award is Ohio State’s highest recognition of the exceptional teaching provided by graduate students serving as Graduate Teaching Associates.

Contact: Ben Reder, Communications Coordinator

Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair

September 12–13
1–5 p.m.
Ohio Union
Buckeye Careers is hosting the annual campus-wide career fair on September 12 and 13 (September 14, interview day). The Career Fair connects Ohio State students across all majors, graduate programs, and degree levels with employers seeking to recruit them for career employment and internships.


In advance of the Career and Internship Fair, Buckeye Careers is hosting a series of events of interest to graduate students.

Converting CV to Resume and Career Fair Tips
August 30, 2–4 p.m.
RSVP Preferred

Mastering the Application Process on
Thursday, September 7, 5:30–7:00 p.m. Younkin 250, Dennis Learning Center
RSVP Required

Multicultural Student and Employer Meet and Greet
Monday, September 11, 6–7:30 p.m.
Ohio Union, Cartoon Room
RSVP Preferred

Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities Colloquium

Friday, September 8
5–7 p.m.
Senate Chamber, Ohio Union

The Department of Comparative Studies]( is hosting a colloquium on “Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humaniities.” Romand Coles, professor of Political Theory and Practice, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University, will present “Hybrid Publics and Alternative PhD’s: Reflections on Vocation, Higher Education and Demos in a Time of Catastrophe.”

Contact: Comparative Studies

Research Commons Workshops

IRB Training for Graduate Students
August 30, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
The Office of Responsible Research Practices guides graduate students on navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process.

The Writing Center
September 6, 4–6 p.m.
Writing Center staff provide an overview of services. Come with questions that arise in your role as a GTA, and your own writing needs.

September 13, 4–6 p.m.
Institute staff and partnering offices will focus on topics that will enhance your teaching, including strategies for enlivening class discussion, creating assignments, designing assessments to meet course learning objectives, and documenting teaching.

The Research Commons is a space where researchers can connect with each other and with services that support and enable their work. They offer group study room rentals, research consultations, and more.