5-3-18 Weekly Three


Here is the Weekly Three:

Campus Climate Survey Open Forums – Representatives from Rankin & Associates, the agency that conducted the One Miami Campus Climate Survey, are on campus this week, beginning this afternoon, to share survey findings with the Miami community. They will present high-level summaries and will identify themes found in the data at three scheduled open forums:

  • Today, May 3(3:00-4:30 pm) - 152 Shideler, Oxford Campus
  • Friday, May 4(9:00-10:30 am) - 1000 FSB, Oxford Campus
  • Friday, May 4(1:00-2:30 pm) - Seminar Room #3, Wilks Conference Center, Hamilton Campus (this forum will be available via live stream for the Middletown and VOALC campuses)

University Senate – University Senate has elected leadership for the 2018-2019 Senate Executive Committee:

  • Terri Barr (MKT), Current Chair-elect, will serve as Chair,
  • Dana Cox (MTH) was elected Chair-elect, and
  • Donald Ucci (ECE), Senator at-large.

Congratulations to each and I look forward to working with the Committee and members of Senate in the coming year. Also, I thank Shelly Jarrett Bromberg (Chair) and Helaine Alessio (Senator at-large) for their service on Senate’s Executive Committee this past year.


Commencement – Miami’s main Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 1:30 PM at Yager Stadium. The ceremony is an important one for graduates and their families, and I encourage faculty to register your participation by Friday, May 4. Details about the main and divisional ceremonies can be found here.

Partnerships – Miami University encourages and supports collaborative academic partnerships with educational, public and private organizations (i.e., high schools, colleges, community or government-based organizations, corporations, and foundations). I encourage you to consider ideas or opportunities that you might propose or that might facilitate a collaborative partnership. Please visit the Partnerships website for more information.

Effective partnerships might:

  • Conduct solutions-oriented research
  • Create new technologies or processes
  • Shape policy that improves quality of life or advances economic development
  • Prepare talented, diverse, and globally aware students to enter and contribute to the global workforce by serving the region, state, nation, or world

Until next week,