Thanks for the responses

Patrick S. Osmer — February 11, 2011

Pat Osmer

I'm pleased with how this experiment in direct communication is going. My first post generated thoughtful responses here on the blog and in direct emails to me. Topics raised include attrition, supply of Ph.D.s, recruitment, the form of graduate programs, how graduate programs compete with other options for post-baccaluareate training and employment, demands on faculty, and professionally oriented master's programs.  

All of these deserve more attention, and we'll get back to them. I'm working on my next post, which is focused on professionally oriented master's programs and what they might offer us at Ohio State.

I want to note that C. Patrick Woliver, in music, commented upon this topic in his response to the last post. I hope that he and others of you will offer your ideas about this next topic.

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

Joe Wheaton
Materials from 2/15 mtg
Fri February 18, 2011, 09:49:38
Where are the materials (particularly the GA fee information for semesters) from Tuesday's meeting? Thanks. Joe
Kathy Wallace
All materals are now posted
Thu February 24, 2011, 11:04:53
All of the materials from last week's meeting are now posted. They are at http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/graduate-school-quarterly-meetings.html
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