September SEOH News

Fall Q-sprint

The fall Q-sprint is up and running, and our first online live session class meetings will be next Saturday, September 12. Please refer to your course schedule for the live session time of each course.  See our website for future 20-21 live sessions dates

Consistent with the Miami University Graduate Student Handbook, “Every student is expected to attend every class session for which the student is duly registered.” Because there are so few class meetings/live sessions, the importance of them is more significant than in traditional courses. 

Instructors may choose to incorporate various types of course activities during the sessions, thus any absence from these sessions diminishes the learning opportunity for students and may impact the final grade for the course. Consult the SEOH student handbook for the program attendance policy and your responsibilities regarding absences.

Library Resources

Whether you're returning for another semester or just beginning your program, University Libraries are available to connect you with whatever resources and guidance you'll need to succeed this fall and beyond.

They have made some changes to services and developed some all-new services to give everyone more options and opportunities to access the Libraries’ materials and tools. A sampling:

  • Limited Online Library Access (LOLA)
    • Provides a method to request secure, read-only digital access to physical library materials through Canvas
    • An alternative particularly for students who are remote and unable to use in-person or curbside pickup
  • Home delivery
    • For students who aren't on campus, delivery of physical materials may be available through USPS
  • Virtual computer lab
    • Library computers are equipped with specialty software like SPSS, AutoCAD, the Adobe Creative Suite, and more
    • Students can log in remotely to a pool of these computers to use their computing power and software from wherever you are
  • Virtual chat reference
    • Librarians are available for live chat during open hours
    • Librarians help students find sources, manage citations, hone research, navigate searches and resources, and more
    • Students can also schedule virtual research consultations with librarians for more in-depth guidance

Graduate Student Professional Development Opportunity

Student Counseling Service offers a number of services aimed at facilitating student success and psychological well-being. This Friday there will be an online graduate student group workshop on the topic of resilience. You may join the 1 hour Zoom meeting at 12 noon. Additional weekly, 30 minute webinar topics and schedule may be found on their workshop webpage.

September Crucial Conversations

Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile will continue hosting crucial conversations this month with scholar-activists on a series of topics related to the struggle against systemic racism. These events are held every other Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 on Zoom. All are welcome to join in, listen, and ask questions. Follow the link to register.

Session 2: What Does It Mean to Be Human? 
Featuring Dr. Michael Dantley 
September 2, 7:8:30 pm

Session 3: White Supremacy and Its Centripetal Force 
Featuring Dr. Rodney Coates 
September 16, 7:00-8:30 pm

Session 4: The Challenge of Anti-Blackness 
Featuring Dr. Nathaniel Bryan
September 30, 7:00-8:30 pm

Winter Registration

Students are encouraged to register well-before the winter term begins on January 2, 2021. Registration should be available now for all continuing students though dates and times are subject to change. Students are advised to view their registration time ticket in BannerWeb for their personal registration dates/times. Any registration issue must be resolved by contacting the One Stop office.

Job Search

Students interested in career services are encouraged to register with and upload their resumes to Handshake. Handshake is an internship/job search platform created for students to use in their career development. It lists available positions and serves as the portal through which students schedule available services. Handshake is also the place to go for spring educators job fair information and other career-related events on campus or online.