News & Announcements
Meg Daly started her time in the Senate on the Steering committee before becoming Steering Chair. In this role, she joined the faculty leaders and learned how much of the shared governance process runs on shared information. With this perspective, Meg played in instrumental role in passing the University's new General Education program.Learn More
Tom joined the Senate during the 2018-19 school year as Chair of the University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC). USAC is an advisory body to university leadership that advocates on behalf of staff. Now, he is joining the Senate as one of five new voting Staff Senators. Tom's work helped to begin a new era in Ohio State's shared governance system.
For the first time since the establishment of University Senate at Ohio State in 1972, staff members will become voting members of the universitys central governing body. Under the new membership structure, University Senate consists of 71 faculty, 24 senior administrators, 41 students (26 undergraduate, 10 graduate and five professional students), and five staff members.
Teaching Support Program
A large-scale initiative to enhance teaching effectiveness was announced on Wednesday September 26, 2018 by President Michael Drake and Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce McPheron. The UITL Teaching Support Program is a three-part professional learning opportunity that is financially incentivized and is available to all tenure-track and non-tenure-track instructional faculty.
Faculty Council Statement on Abuse
Faculty Council has released a statement condemning domestic abuse and sexual misconduct. This statement expresses how the faculty envision the university as a “community where all our all of our members can learn, work and live with integrity, transparency, and trust.”
Digital Flagship Sets Sail
Last April, we concluded our Senate meetings of the year with a presentation from Michael Hofherr and Liv Gjestvang about the Digital Flagship Initiative. This fall semester, the Digital Flagship launched, providing innovate learning materials to a new group of Buckeyes.