9-27-18 Weekly Three


Here is this week’s Three:

University Accreditation - This year, Miami will be preparing for its fourth-year accreditation review for the Higher Learning Commission. This step, which will be led by Associate Provost Carolyn Haynes, entails creating narratives and presenting evidence for all five of the accreditation criteria and their core components. These narratives will be presented and reviewed fully online this summer, and here are some ways that you can assist:

  1. Update your departmental or office web pages, including listing outcomes for all academic degree programs or majors, posting your articulation agreements using the University template, and ensuring that all faculty are listed with their highest degree earned.
  2. Submit yourassessment reports on time, and be sure to take into consideration feedback offered on your assessment activity in the past.
  3. Follow the guidelines for hiring faculty with appropriate qualifications.
  4. If the Office of the Provost contacts you for information, kindly respond to the request for information in a timely manner.
  5. Please contact Associate Provost Haynes ( for additional information.

University Awards - Please consider nominating eligible persons or departments for the following University Awards. All nominations are due this semester and more information can be found via the links provided:

  • Affordable Education Leader Award is given annually to a continuing Miami faculty member (tenure-track, tenured, TCPL faculty, instructor) on any campus who demonstrates compelling and significant impact in areas related to affordable and open educational resources. Nominations are due by December 14, 2018.
  • Benjamin Harrison Medallion is given annually to a faculty member for extraordinary contributions related to teaching, research, and service. Nominations are due by November 1.
  • Distinguished Scholar Award and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards honor faculty whose excellence in research or other creative activity has brought them prominence or potential promise in their fields. Nominations are due by December 7, 2018.
  • E. Phillips Knox Distinguished Teaching Award recognizes continuing faculty members who demonstrate creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level. Nominations are due by October 15.
  • University Distinguished Professor is given to a faculty member at the rank of professor who is not only a teacher of demonstrated excellence and a contributor to the life and mission of Miami University but most importantly a distinguished scholar of national and international stature with demonstrated recognition and with projected high-level of scholarly productivity in the future. Nominations are due by November 1.
  • University Assessment Award recognizes outstanding contributions, commitments, and efforts that academic and academic support programs have made to their improvement through full-cycle assessment. Nominations are due by November 16.


Until next week,