Quick update

Patrick S. Osmer — March 31, 2011

Pat Osmer

We are moving into our busiest time of the year, so I want to bring a few things to your attention.

First, the responses to my post on professionally oriented master's programs showed that there is clear interest across campus. To facilitate next steps, I am setting up a face-to-face forum for the graduate community to discuss professionally oriented master's programs. I will send out details next week.

On Friday, I will have an opportunity to discuss this and other topics with graduate dean colleagues at the Midwest Association for Graduate Schools meeting in Milwaukee. I was invited to the meeting to facilitiate a discussion with John Keller, graduate dean at the University of Iowa, about how the NRC report is being used at research universities.

Those of you who heard me talk about this when the report was released last fall know that Ohio State's answer is to question is "with caution and great care." We are well-aware of the shortcomings of the report and process. I will also make the point that the real value of the exercise was in the data set produced by the NRC and that our graduate programs are being encouraged to look at the data for variables that are useful to them in their efforts to improve program quality.

In a final note, I'm happy to say that one of our own students, Brandon Sullivan, a Presidential fellow in the Ohio State Biochemistry Program (OSBP), won MAGS' inaugural Excellence in Teaching Award in the doctoral student category. Brandon won one of our Graduate Associate Teaching Awards in 2010 and was nominated by the Graduate School for the MAGS award. Brandon received an honorarium and will speak about his teaching during the MAGS meeting.

I will share what I take away from the meeting in Milwaukee when I return.

Sincerely,

Pat

Patrick S. Osmer is vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the Graduate School at Ohio State. He is also currently serving as chair of the board of directors for the Council of Graduate Schools. Osmer was chair of the Ohio State astronomy department from 1993-2006.

Comments

arial mcardle
Re: Quick update
Mon April 18, 2011, 13:40:39
hi...my name is arial mcardle, i am working on a project for L/A. im looking for how may people have graduated from this shcool..im very happy for ohio state bacause of the athletics. i love the football team and the basketball team..thos are my two fav. sports. even though i am a girl i still plau both..if you couild do me a fovor i would be so thankful if you could make an easy was to find my answer? about how many people graduate from ohio state in honors?

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We could've done with that ignsiht early on.
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