Office of Graduate Studies and Research Title Change
September 28, 2016
I am contacting you to let you know that some minor changes have been approved to the overarching organizational title of the units supervised by the Vice Provost of Research and Dean of Graduate Studies to reflect the increasing emphasis at AU on the integration of graduate education and research, scholarship and creative activities. Currently, our units are referred to by various campus stakeholders as the Office of Graduate Studies or as the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. We have decided to implement the use of the more accurate and inclusive title of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research to: promote the new co-location of the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in the Spring Valley Building (SVB) with other administrative and business offices providing comprehensive research support services to AU’s faculty and students; promote the integrated leadership of several previously separate offices; streamline communications with campus stakeholders; reduce confusion as to what the Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies manages for the university; and improve the branding and marketing of these operations, both internally and externally. These operations currently include: Office of Graduate Studies, Graduate and Professional Education Enrollment Management, Office of Research Integrity, and the Office of Sponsored Programs.
We do not anticipate any changes to the names of the individual departments but the proposed name change will involve minor revisions to organizational charts and some web pages.
Jonathan G Tubman Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies