Monthly Archives: January 2020

Course visit list Spring 2020

Every semester, Miami provides Admissions with a list of courses that prospective students (and sometimes, their parents) can attend.  We encourage you to consider whether you’d be willing to allow guests in your courses this spring semester. If you are willing to do so, please complete the Google doc entering the requested courses information.  Please make sure that the Google doc is on the CAS tab when entering your information.  

Spring 2020 Open Course List

Diversity and inclusion events Feb 2-12

1. Building Sacred Connections: Understanding How Implicit Biases Can Get In The Way Of Building Meaningful Relationships with Priya D. Klocek When: Sunday, February 2nd @ 2pm-3:30pm

Where: Interfaith Center, 16 South Campus Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056

Description: An event with an interactive session focused on cultured and unconscious bias, sponsored by MU META Collective (mini-grant), Hillel: Miami University, Center for American and World Cultures, Miami University Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, Interfaith Youth Core (micro-grant).

2. World Hijab Day

When: Tuesday, February 4th @ 10am-3pm

Where: Armstrong Student Center, Slant Walk Table 1, 550 E. Spring Street, Oxford, OH 45056

Description: This event is an informational session in support and solidarity of Muslim women who decide to wear or not wear respective hijabs.

3. We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

When: Wednesday, February 12th @ 7:30pm

Where: Hall Auditorium, 101 S. Campus Ave., Oxford, OH 45056

Description: This impactful event is a joyful celebration of music from across the African American music traditions inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sponsored by I am Miami, Jack Keegan, and MIA Restaurant + Studio. Tickets for this event cost $20 for adults, $19 for seniors, and $10 for youth/students.

Spring 2020 Make It Miami signups

Once again we are looking for faculty members to represent psychology at Make It Miami events this semester. Faculty attending the sessions are asked to arrive at Fritz Pavillon (top floor of Armstrong Center) by 11:20 am, and they will be on hand to answer questions until approximately 12:15 pm. The events usually run on Fridays or Mondays, and they are great opportunities to meet prospective students and their families, and answer questions about the major (and many questions involve the neuroscience co-major and “what can you do with a psychology degree?”). The sessions begin on February 14 and run through April 17. Please review the Make It Miami signup Google sheet and sign up if you feel that this is an event that plays to your strengths. We will need at least one person for each session (two is okay, but probably overkill). Thanks for your engagement in this important recruiting activity! You can review and add your name to the google doc:

NSF Career Award workshop on January 23, 2020

Faculty who are eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER Award may be interested in the following professional development sessions being offered on Thursday, January 23, 2020

  • 9:00am — A two-hour NSF CAREER Award seminar will be presented by Burr Zimmerman of UVG, Ltd. Continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30am and the seminar will begin at 9:00am. Registration is required.

  • 1:00pm — A one-hour NSF CAREER Award recipient panel will feature current or past CAREER awardees Mike Brudzinski of Geology & Environmental Earth Science and Dominik Konkolewicz, Gary Lorigan, and Rick Page, all of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Discussion will be moderated by Burr Zimmerman. Registration is required.

  • Afternoon — A very limited number of one-on-one consultations with Burr Zimmerman are available to eligible faculty who are planning to submit an NSF CAREER Award application in 2020. Reservations are required and are available on a first-come/first-served basis — click link below for desired appointment time:

Intro to Voices: Intergroup Dialogue program accepting applications through January 12

Intro to Voices: Intergroup Dialogue (ITV) is Miami’s free, abbreviated version of intergroup dialogue for students but is only available through faculty-sponsored courses. To register your spring course, please follow this link and answer the simple questions.

The ITV program is oversee by Dr. Tarah Trueblood, Director of Miami’s Center for American and World Cultures. For more information on ITV, please feel free to contact Tarah by email ( or by phone (513.529.1943).

Faculty of all disciplines are eligible to embed a co-curricular version of Miami’s Voices Intergroup Dialogue program, Intro to Voices (ITV), into their spring 2020 courses (graduate and undergraduate). The Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) offers ITV at no cost to faculty or students.


1. OFFER: Decide what course credit/points you will offer students who successfully complete ITV. The more substantial the credit the more likely your students will enroll in, and successfully complete, the program. Examples:

—Credit in lieu of an exam/paper
—Credit in lieu of a community engagement project
—Credit in lieu of required event attendance
—Some other point/course credit (excluding “Extra Credit”)
— Credit in lieu of a group project
—Credit in lieu of certain assigned readings —Credit via independent study (or +1)

2. ENROLL using the link above. The CAWC will prepare an editable draft description of the ITV Program tailored for your students, including how they will earn credit in your course upon successful completion.

3. PROMOTE: Class Visit and/or Syllabus Insert. If you wish, a member of the CAWC team will (a) come to your class during the first week to announce the program, answer questions, and encourage registration; and/or (b) craft an editable description of ITV with instructions on how your students can earn credit in your course for successful completion of ITV.

•  Student registration deadline: MONDAY February 10, 2020 (2/17/20 for Q term).

•  ITV runs the last 8 weeks of the semester (3/9/20 –5/6/20) from 6-8 pm (students choose M, T, or W).

• CAWC takes attendance and reports it to you weekly.

•  CAWC provides you with the names of your students who successfully complete ITV. You award earned course credit.

•  Your students receive suggested resume entry for ITV and a “Certificate of Completion” from CAWC.

Presidential Service Awards nominations due by 11 Feb

PRESIDENT’S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD (PDSA): presented to approximately 15 seniors whose contributions to campus and community life have been truly exemplary. Eligible students include December 2019 and January 2020 graduates and seniors preparing to graduate in May 2020 and August 2020. The PDSA highlights the spirit of being a citizen leader of uncommon quality, such as: 

1.     Taking a leadership role in initiating university policy or policy change

2.     Rising to and exercising a significant level of leadership, regardless of formal title, within a student organization, student governance, student research or civic action that positively affects a significant portion of the student body

3.     Employment competency far beyond what is required, which may literally transform the position

4.     Effectively and creatively leading outreach efforts in a community organization/entity

A written nomination letter is required for this award. All nominations are reviewed by the PDSA Reading Committee, comprised of faculty and staff from the Oxford, Middletown, and Hamilton campuses. Academic performance and student disciplinary records are considered during this process. The timing and significance of a violation of the Code of Student Conduct may impact eligibility to receive the award. Recipients are honored at a ceremony in April and receive a medallion to wear with their commencement robes. All nominees for the PDSA also receive the Senior Service Leadership Award.

SENIOR SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARD: honors graduating seniors who have demonstrated meritorious service in the areas of Campus Life, Community Service, Employee Service, and/or Intellectual & Cultural Leadership. Eligible students include December 2019 and January 2020 graduates and seniors preparing to graduate in May 2020 and August 2020. All nominated seniors will receive this award and be honored at a ceremony in early May, where they will receive a ribbon-medallion to be worn with their commencement robes.

EMPLOYEE SERVICE LEADERSHIP AWARD honors student workers who have demonstrated outstanding effort and accomplishments through student employment positions. Student employees are often the unsung heroes of any organization, contributing their talents daily to the successful operation of the department. This award recognizes those student employees who faithfully execute their responsibilities to ensure the mission of Miami is realized. All student employees, regardless of year at Miami, are eligible to receive this award. All students nominated will receive a pin in recognition of their service. Each senior nominated will also receive the Senior Service Leadership Award. 

Details regarding the nominations and the online nomination forms are available on the Parent & Family Programs website.All nominations must be submitted through this site.

Nominations are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020