1-26-18 Message to Community

January 26, 2018


As we complete another productive winter term and prepare for the start of the spring semester, I have a few updates and reminders.

I want to acknowledge and thank faculty and staff across all divisions. During a time of increasing accountability and regulation (both internal and external), you have done an outstanding job of meeting new mandates:

  • 100% of academic units completed their unclassified job descriptions on time.
  • More than 80% of academic staff and faculty have completed the online accessibility training.
  • The majority of departments have submitted their annual assessment reports for the 2017 calendar year.
  • Miami has completed over 90% of the course matches for Career Technical and Transfer Assurance Guides.

These requirements are important, and I know they take the efforts and time of many to accomplish. Thank you for your contributions and hard work.

Here are a few reminders for the coming semester:

  • Spring semester classes begin on Monday, January 29 and end on Saturday, May 12. Classes are to be held on all regularly scheduled dates. In particular, Miami’s Spring Break starts on Monday, March 19 and concludes on Sunday, March 25. All classes should meet at the scheduled times the week prior and following Spring Break. The full academic calendar is available at https://miamioh.edu/_files/documents/events/2017-2018_Academic_Calendar_508.pdf.
  • Final exams are scheduled for the week of May 14-19. Please remember to include information about final exams in course syllabi. The full schedule for final exams is available at https://miamioh.edu/onestop/your-records/academic-records/final-exams/final-exam-schedule/index.html#/.
  • University Commencement is 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Divisional Recognition Ceremonies are scheduled on May 19 and 20. Faculty are encouraged to participate in these events. The full Commencement Weekend schedule is available at http://miamioh.edu/commencement/.
  • When assigning textbooks for courses, please confirm the correct textbooks are listed for your courses via the Bookstore’s ecampus site  and/or provide information about textbooks to students prior to the start of the semester via Canvas or email. If they are unable to pre-order textbooks, students may not have them in time for the first week of classes.
  • Finally, as you plan speakers, events and activities for the spring semester or the 2018-19 academic year, please remember to check the Miami University Events Calendar and list of religious holidays before finalizing dates. Doing so may identify a conflicting event and will assist in attracting a larger, more inclusive audience.

Thank you,


  • Academic Affairs by the Numbers

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    • 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

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    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.

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    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



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    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



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    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



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    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

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    501 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA


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