5-16-19 Weekly Three


Before I get to this week’s Three, I want to thank each one of you. My 31-year tenure at Miami University has been a privilege and a joy. I’ve taught and mentored many wonderful students who have both impressed and inspired me, and I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside incredibly dedicated, collaborative, and professional staff and faculty. I’m especially thankful for the support I’ve received as Provost...the insights and assistance you’ve provided, the innovative spirit always evident regardless of the circumstances, and the deep commitment each of you has to Miami, to your profession, and to our students. Thank you.

Now, here is my final Weekly Three:

Commencement – This Saturday, the University will award 4,498 degrees (105 certificates, 92 associates, 3,904 bachelor’s, 381 master’s and 16 doctorates). Thank you for everything you have done for these Miami graduates and all of our students this year. Details about the 1:30 pm ceremony at Yager Stadium and the weekend’s divisional ceremonies can be found here.

Summer Registration – Below is a summary of Miami’s Summer term enrollment data (as of 5.14.19):

  • 671 faculty and staff will teach 1,285 on-campus and online courses offered by all campuses
  • 6,589 students are registered for 34,235 credit hours
  • 1,620 are registered for one or more classes that meet in classrooms/labs (i.e., non-independent study, not online)
  • 917 students will participate in 54 study abroad/study away (30 countries and 7 states) opportunities led by 69 Miami faculty and staff. An additional 85 students are studying through third party opportunities.

Important Dates and Reminders:

  • Final Grades - The deadline for posting 2nd semester grades for full-term courses via BannerWeb or Canvas is 12:00 N on Tuesday, May 21st.
  • Graduate School Hooding Ceremony - The Graduate School Hooding Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, August 16, 2019 (4:00 pm) in the Taylor Auditorium - Farmer School of Business.
  • Convocation - The Convocation ceremony with our first-year students will take place on Sunday, August 25th (3:00 pm) in Millet Hall. PLEASE NOTE: the Summer Reading Program book discussions will occur on Friday, August 23rd (11:15 am) following the academic divisions’ Welcome for New Students. There is still time to sign up to be a discussion facilitator for discussions via this sign-up link.
  • 2019-20 Academic Calendar - the official 2019-20 calendar can be found here.

Have a wonderful and productive summer. It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with you over the years, and I wish you well.

Love and Honor,