OSU Engages February 2023 Newsletter

OSU Engages February Newsletter

OSU Engages

Stories and Opportunities for Ohio State's Outreach and Engagement Community

Dear Colleagues,

When the Office of Outreach and Engagement started its monthly newsletter, the goal was to raise awareness of the impactful work done by our faculty and staff, share resources and facilitate connections across the university. I hope we have been able to accomplish this and that you have found the content helpful in your day-to-day work. This month, youll see much of same!

I want to specifically draw your attention to the awards being offered by the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC). The 2023 conference will be held in Michigan and there are a number of opportunities to submit your work for recognition and/or presentation. More information on grants from ESC will be coming soon.

Beginning next month, well start highlighting how we are focusing on the academic plan with specific strategies being developed. Im looking forward to sharing more of this with you and engaging you in this work.

Ryan Schmiesing
Senior Vice Provost, External Engagement


Engaged Scholar Q&A: Harvey Miller

Harvey Miller's research and teaching are at the intersection of geospatial data analytics, urban science and sustainability science. A particular focus is sustainable mobility, resilient communities and the relationships between human mobility, environmental justice and wellness.

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Submit a proposal for an Engagement Grant

The Office of Outreach and Engagement provides funding to faculty and/or faculty-led teams, and university staff that hold PI status with the annual Engagement Grants program. Grants are awarded at a maximum amount of $20,000 to support development of impact reports for programs, performances or exhibits; development of a public policy document or impact report; development or implementation of a program, performance, exhibition, or initiative based upon previous research, assessment, or public input; or enhance or expand a program that extends community access to the university, broadly defined. Proposals are due March 6.

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Nominations sought for inaugural Ohio State Artist Laureate

The Office of Academic Affairs is seeking nominations for the inaugural Ohio State Artist Laureate. The program is designed to help the university achieve one of the main goals of its academic plan: to enhance impact through external engagement. The goal is to bring the arts to underserved communities across the state and to engage with those communities in shared experiences that will, ideally, enrich and inform audience and Laureate alike. Nominations are due March 6.

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Leading into the new year

In her first installment for 2023 of Academic Voices: A Provosts Blog, Executive Vice President and Provost Melissa Gilliam focuses on the important role of local leadership across the academic enterprise. At each of Ohio States colleges, campuses, departments, libraries and units, these dedicated leaders are in the early phases of working collaboratively to help the Office of Academic Affairs bring the Academic Plan to life.

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Applications due Feb. 10 for annual OSEP awards

In collaboration with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), the Office of Academic Affairs has opened a call for grant proposals that align with the universitys sustainability goals; advance diversity, equity and inclusion goals; or provide research opportunities to students who have had limited exposure to undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities. Submissions are due February 10. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.

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New Generation Rx scholarship honors Nicole Kwiek

A new scholarship was established to honor the legacy, leadership and outreach efforts of Nicole Kwiek during her tenure as director of Generation Rx. Kwiek, associate dean for undergraduate studies and clinical professor of pharmacy education and innovation, co-founded the organization with Ken Hale, former professor of pharmacy practice, to promote safe medication use.

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Engagement Scholarship Consortium: call for proposals and more opportunities

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium seeks proposals for its annual conference on October 4-5, 2023 in East Lansing, Michigan. The 2023 conference theme will be "Mobilizing Change through Engaged Scholarship." Proposals are due March 31.

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ESC 2023 Awards: The 2023 ESC Awards of Excellence in Engaged Scholarship will recognize exemplary institutional programs in the following categories: Student, Faculty, Staff, Community Partner, and Institution. New this year, ESC is accepting applications for the Distinguished Dissertation Award. Nominations are due March 25.

Learn More and Submit a Nomination

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop: This workshop is part of the ESC 2023 pre-conference program, taking place Oct. 2-3. The intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community-engaged scholarship. Applications are due March 31.

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Submit a proposal for a Student Academic Success Research Grant

Student Academic Excellence is requesting proposals for the 2023 Student Academic Success Research Grants program. Proposals are sought for research or creative arts projects that focus on improving, expanding and/or revising student success programs and services. Grants will be between $5,000 - $25,000 with typical project timelines of one to two years. The submission deadline is March 17.

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Global Arts + Humanities 2023-24 funding opportunities

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Themes 2023 funding brochure contains opportunities for faculty, staff and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Ohio State. These include leadership positions, Society of Fellows fellowships, small grants, Discovery Field School Teaching Grants, co-sponsorship opportunities and Graduate Professional Development Grants. The first wave of application deadlines is Feb. 14.

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Join a Campus Compact community of practice

Communities of Practice (CoPs) provide a unique opportunity for Campus Compact members to join peers across the country to dig deeper into specific areas of engagement practice. Through discussions, joint activities, resource sharing and relationship building, participants develop a repertoire of resources, skills and knowledge to use in their practice. Above all, the CoPs provide a great space to communicate and share strategies with like-minded individuals from all across the country.

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Make connections with the Outreach and Engagement listserv

Did you know you can connect with colleagues through the Outreach and Engagement listserv? You can share your work and events, look for partnerships and much more by emailing the list at outreach@lists.osu.edu.

Learn More and Register

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