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News from the Graduate School, December 21, 2016
Nearly 700 Graduate Students Receive Degrees
Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Interim Dean of the Graduate School
Congratulations to the nearly 700 master’s and doctoral students who graduated during last Sunday’s commencement. As ever, I am inspired by the drive and creativity of these graduate students. They are a tremendous testimony to what we do at Ohio State, and their work as alumni will continue to reflect well on them and everyone who helped them prepare for their next steps. Encourage them to stay in touch and to let us know about the work that they are doing.
End-of-Semester deadline (autumn)—January 6
Application to graduate (spring)—January 27
Committee approval of master's and doctoral examination report forms (spring)—April 14
Final approved dissertations/theses due (spring)—April 21
see full academic calendar
Commencement (spring)—May 7
see full event calendar
Micah and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship (info)—January 6, 20
AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships (info)—January 10
Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (spring 2017) (info)—March 13
Autumn 2016 AGGRS Recipients Announced
The Graduate School Awards Committee recently awarded the autumn 2016 Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship. Twenty-three graduate students from a variety of disciplines were awarded a total of nearly $74,000.
The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) Program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or theses.
The spring deadline is March 13.
Contact: Ben Reder, Communications Coordinator
Bartow J. Elmore Wins 2016 Arlt Award in the Humanities
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has awarded the 2016 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities to Dr. Bartow J. Elmore, assistant professor of environmental history at Ohio State. The awards ceremony was held during the CGS 56th Annual Meeting.
The Arlt Award is given annually to a young scholar-teacher who has written a book deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to scholarship in the humanities.
Graduation Services at the Graduate School has worked closely with the the OCIO to implement a new feature in GRADFORMS : maintenance screens.
These screens serve two important functions.
- The contacts maintenance section allows programs to maintain the list of important contacts in their program, and
- The faculty maintenance section provides an up-to-date list of a program's graduate faculty
The information on these screens is foundational to GRADFORMS workflows, so it is important for programs to keep this information up to date.
Preparing Future Faculty
Deadline: March 13, 5 p.m.
Applications for the 2017–18 Preparing Future Faculty program are now being accepted. Please encourage your students to apply.
The Preparing Future Faculty program is a mentorship and career development program that helps graduate students from any discipline discern whether they are interested in pursuing faculty careers in liberal arts colleges or small universities.
Request for SP17 Funding for Minimum Stipend Increase
Deadline: January 20
Appointing units need to complete and return the GA Minimum Stipend Support Template with Benefits spreadsheet by January 20 in order to secure funding for SP17 GAs from the Graduate School to subsidize the minimum stipend increase that was instituted effective AU16.
The spreadsheet must include students who were brought up to the new mandated minimum, their original offered pay rate for SP17, and the funding source that is being charged to bring them up to the new minimum. Only modify khaki-colored cells; all others are formula driven. Submit one spreadsheet per college to Lori Bowman .
Appointing units are required to pay the minimum stipend upfront and then submit the spreadsheet to request cash to cover the difference between each GA's offered amount and the new minimum. The Graduate School will transfer cash to the funding source as indicated on the spreadsheet.
Spring 2017 is the last term that the Graduate School will subsidize the increase.
Contact: Lori Bowman, HR/Finance Manager
Tuition Structure, Summer 2017
No change to GA summer fee authorization policy
Provost Bruce McPheron has announced the tuition structure for summer 2017. Summer term update
We want to clarify that there is no change to the Graduate School's policy on summer fee authorizations. That benefit remains the same:
"Graduate students holding a 50 percent or greater GA appointment for two consecutive semesters are entitled to a full fee authorization during the immediately following summer term without being on appointment. Students holding a 25 percent or less GA appointment for two consecutive semesters are entitled to a summer fee authorization at half the full fee authorization rate." Graduate School Handbook, 9.5.2 .
Contact: Samuel Jordan, Director, Registration Services
Master of Health Care Innovation
New Degree Approved
The Master of Health Care Innovation degree was approved by the University Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
This is a 34-35 credit hour master’s degree administered by the College of Nursing that requires two practicum experiences and a final capstone project. It is an online program.
New Graduate School Website Update
Handbook Index & Fellowship Guidelines PDF
The PDF version of the Graduate School Handbook now includes an index.
Contact: Ben Reder, Communications Coordinator
Deadline: January 27
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports PhD students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from four to nine months.