12-15-17 Weekly Three

Colleagues,

Thank you for another productive semester. This is our final Weekly Three for the fall semester, and we will resume on Jan. 25, the week prior to the start of second semester. I wish you a peaceful winter break, safe travels and a wonderful New Year.

CLAAS Dean Search – As stipulated by the Board of Trustees Resolution R2011-52, the membership composition of search committees for a new College of Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences dean has been named and is chaired by Michael Dantley, Dean of the College of Education, Health and Society.

Faculty Members:
Elected: Helane Androne, Chair, Interdisciplinary & Communication Studies and David Berg, Biological Sciences

Appointed (with advice from CLAAS Chairs): Mert Bal, Engineering Technology and Janet Hurn, Sr. Director, Regional Campuses eLearning/ Sr. Instructor

Staff members:
All Elected: Megan Spanel (MUM) Regional Associate Director of Admission Operations, Jackie Webb (MUH) Program Associate, Regional Public Relations, and Carrie Chambers (at-large Staff) Coordinator e-Campus Student Engagement

Citizen Advisory Council:
All Appointed: Joshua Smith - HMT and Tricia M. Neeley - MDT

Undergraduate Student:
Selected by SGA: Monica Schwab (MUH) SGA President

The search firm, Storbeck Pimentel and Associates, has been hired to assist with the process. Assistant Provost for Academic Personnel Ruth Groom and Executive Assistant to the Provost Stacy Kawamura will serve as non-voting support to the committee.

Course Evaluations - We continue to seek ways to increase the return rate for course evaluations. This semester we sent targeted emails to faculty with information about how to increase return rates. I am pleased to report that for the Fall 2017 semester, we had the highest return rate of course evaluations (60.4%) since we moved to the online format. Thank you to Associate Provost Jeff Wanko and Academic Application Technology Specialist Nkosi Shanga for their continuing work on this project. Below are overall rates from AY2012 to present.

Course Evaluation Return Rates
Academic Year Fall Spring
2017-18 60.4% --
2016-17 56.5% 55.0%
2015-16 55.6% 57.0%
2014-15 52.3% 54.5%
2013-14 55.0% 57.1%
2012-13 53.7% 50.8%
2011-12 58.4% 59.1%

Reminders

  • Grades: It is important that you submit student grades by the deadline of 12:00 noon on Tuesday, December 19. The University's one-week closure limits the time available for staff in the Registrar's Office to enter and make grades available to students and graduates. Thank you for submitting your grades on time.
    • For assistance with web grading, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 513-529-8703 during business hours or by email (registrar@miamioh.edu) at any time. For assistance with Two-Factor authentication, contact IT Services Support Desk at 513-529-7900
    • Incomplete grades may be assigned only in instances where the instructor and student have agreed upon a course of action for completion of the work. If a student stopped attending or never attended but did not drop the course, a grade of incomplete is not appropriate.

Thank you,
Phyllis

  • Academic Affairs

    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
    513-529-6721
    academicaffairs@miamioh.edu

Locations
Oxford
Hamilton
Middletown
West Chester
Luxembourg
  • Oxford
    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
    Directions

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

  • Hamilton
    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


    MiamiOH.edu/regionals

    Directions

    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

    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


    MiamiOH.edu/regionals

    Directions

    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
     

    MiamiOH.edu/regionals

    Directions

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

  • Luxembourg
    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
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

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

    Directions

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