2-1-18 Weekly Three

February 1, 2018


To start the spring semester, this week’s Three has two extra topics:

Campus Health Concerns - As you know, the 2017-18 flu season is reported to be one of the worst in recent years, and the Greater Cincinnati region is among the areas experiencing a significant increase in cases. In Miami’s communication to campus via your mymiami page, we describe flu symptoms and encourage students, staff, and faculty to take every precaution to prevent the spread of the virus.

One important recommendation is to stay home and rest at the onset of symptoms. Stemming the spread of the disease in a close-quarters environment like a university campus is vitally important. I urge faculty and staff to be supportive of these precautions, and to make every effort to allow students to be absent from class when needed and the opportunity to make up any work or exams. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

Science Friday - As part of our Performing Arts Series schedule of events, Miami will be hosting a taping of the Public Radio International’s Science Friday program with its host, Ira Flatow, on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Hall Auditorium. Faculty who encourage attendance at the event in their course(s) will receive complimentary tickets to the taping and half-price tickets for your students. Details can be found here.

Winter Term - I’m pleased to report the following information from the Winter Term:

  • 5,033 students registered for 449 course sections taught by 332 faculty and staff.
  • Of those 449 course sections, 69% were online or hybrid courses.
  • 82% of courses were offered by the Oxford campus and 18% by the Regionals
  • 767 students participated in 44 study abroad/study away opportunities led by 75 faculty and staff members.

Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Program - In partnership with other universities in the MAC, up to three Miami faculty will be selected to participate in a year-long leadership program. Each academic dean will nominate one person for the program, and faculty are invited to self-nominate by submitting an application directly to Carolyn Haynes, Associate Provost, haynesca@miamioh.edu by March 1, 2018. The Executive Committee of University Senate will review nominations and select the three participants for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Award Nomination Deadlines - The following award nominations are due in February:

  • E. Phillips Knox Distinguished Teaching Award - Feb 1
  • Academic Advising Excellence Award - February 2
  • University Assessment Award - Feb 9
  • Affordable Education Leader Award - Feb 16

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

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  • 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