Here was the agenda for my meeting today…NO JOKE!
I) OSU Email is the preferred service.
A) Checking you email
1) If you have your OSU email forwarded to another account always check your SPAM/Junk folder. There are no excuses for missing an email because it was in your SPAM/Junk Folder.
2) Employees of the University (GRA, GTA, GAA, or fellows) need to check your email at least once a day, Monday through Friday.
In addition to checking your email please read the email thoroughly. If there is an attachment you might want to consider opening it and reading it.
B) Responding to an email is just as important as reading it.
1)When there is a question posed to you in the course of an email please respond
2) If something is asked of you, please make sure that you reply to this email.
3) In certain circumstances an email will be sent to you directly from the Graduate School asking for your response. Under that scenario please respond immediately and copy Darla and me.
A) Graduate School and Registrar-Their deadlines are beyond our control. If you miss their deadlines we will do anything for you
B) Internal Deadlines- These are written in places like the Graduate Handbook. We also send reminders concerning due dates. When you fail to meet these deadlines you may think that you are in the clear, but in reality they will be taken into consideration for things like funding.
A) The windows to register open months prior to the start of the next term.
B) Please register when your window opens. If you are waiting for your TA assignment then please register immediately after you receive the assignment.
C) When registering for Independent Study, remember to register for the correct course (5193=MA/MS, 7193=pre-candidacy PhD, and 8999=post-candidacy PhD). A failure to register for the correct class post-AU13 leads to your Independent Study Proposal and Update being marked as incomplete. This harkens back to reading your email.
IV) Degree Requirements
A) Know them, they are located in the handbook
A) Do not make them. They are usually ridiculous, without merit, and no one wants to hear them.