10-26-17- Weekly Three

October 25, 2017


Because it is so important, I want to remind everyone again that the deadline for the One Miami Campus Climate Survey is tomorrow, October 27.

Here’s the Weekly Three.

Retention and Graduation Rates – The Office of Institutional Research recently updated Miami’s retention and graduation rates. The six-year graduation rates for bachelor’s degree-seeking students increased on all three campuses (info is based on 2011 cohorts). The sophomore year retention rate (2016 cohorts) decreased on the Oxford and Hamilton campuses and increased on the Middletown campus. Thank you for your continued commitment to improving these outcomes and to the success of our students.

Graduation Rates
Oxford - 79.1% (from 78.4% in 2016)
Hamilton - 26.3% (from 23.8% in 2016)
Middletown - 25.4% (from 14.6% in 2016)

Retention Rates
Oxford - 90.9% (from 91.8% in 2016)
Hamilton - 63.1% (from 67.7% in 2016)
Middletown - 68.7% (from 63.1% in 2016)


  • Faculty Research Grants Program – The University Senate Committee on Faculty Research (CFR) has extended the deadline for the Faculty Research Grants Program to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017. Eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application info can be found here.
  • Advanced Writing Course Requirement– Beginning Fall, 2018, we will fully implement the “Advanced Writing” (AW) requirement of the Global Miami Plan. Departments have the option to design a course/course sequence to fulfill the AW requirement or to advise students to take one or more courses/sequences approved as AW already. Examples of some innovative and varied practices can be found here. The deadline for departments to submit an AW course proposal for the 2018-19 academic year is February 1. Given the winter break and winter-term timeline, the AW review committee encourages departments to submit proposals by their December 1 meeting. Faculty should work through their departments to submit proposals. Programs and majors who are not able to develop their own AW-approved courses, are encouraged to work with the English Department to determine the most effective courses for your majors. Please contact Elizabeth Wardle (wardleea@MiamiOH.edu) to discuss designing your own AW courses or Madelyn Detloff (detlofmm@MiamiOH.edu) to discuss English AW courses your majors might take.


  • The deadline for Open Enrollment for Benefits is Tuesday, October 31, 2017 to make changes to employee benefits effective beginning January 1, 2018.
  • Annual Oxford Campus Budget Presentation –Monday, November 6, 2017, 3:50-5:00 PM, in 102 Benton, with David Creamer, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Services. The annual budget presentations at the Regionals will be scheduled in April, 2018.

Until next week,

  • Academic Affairs by the Numbers

    On Miami’s campuses, more than 1,575 faculty and 750 staff in the Academic Affairs division are proud to provide the following academic opportunities to approximately 21,775 undergraduate and 2,725 graduate students:

    • 153 undergraduate majors and 188 minors
    • More than 60 Masters degrees
    • 13 Doctoral degrees
    • Countless certification and endorsement programs
    • More than 250 study abroad or away programs

    Office of the Provost

    209 Roudebush Hall
    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

West Chester
  • Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011



    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/regionals/emergency

  • Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042



    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/regionals/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069



    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/regionals/emergency

  • Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    501 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA


    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-8600
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency