NAVIGATING OSU
What’s Happening Now?• Overview of the University’s Structure• Understanding with whom and how you should  interact within...
Infinity itself looks flat and uninteresting.Looking up into the night sky is lookinginto infinity—distance isincomprehens...
Act 1: The IdeaLet’s say you have an idea for an event, policychange, program or life-changing, mind-blowing rollercoaster...
Aiming Your IdeaTreat Your Idea Like a News Story  • What – is that you want to do  • Who – benefits and needs to be invol...
___________Start Here.  __________ Obviously.
Aiming Your Idea• Who – benefits and needs to be involved• How – what is needed to complete your project  • Stakeholders  ...
Aiming Your Idea -Example
Parts of OSU     Academics       Student Life                                         Admini-                             ...
Structure of OhioState we care?Why should • Changes happen through channels of the   structure that affect all of us • Ena...
OrganizationalCharts                    Board of Trustees                             President       Senior              ...
Senior ManagementCouncilVice President for Student LifeExecutive Vice President and Provost                               ...
Using Org Charts • Can be found on most division/offices websites • Aim just below the top for first contact • Remember, t...
Caveats• Sometimes groups do similar/overlapping things  • FOD & FML• Not everything appears online/on an org chart  • Ask...
ASK!
First Meeting• Set it up letting them know the topic• Come with some sort of take away   • Try to have as many questions a...
Routes toCompletion
Policy                      • Petitions, Benchmarking…          Support     • Collaborators                      • Univers...
Project/Event                  • Plan      Ideation    • Collaborators                  • Academic Unit/Administration    ...
Types of Money• Donations – Earmarked, usually• Revenue – Athletics, Intellectual Property, Sales• Fees – Student Activity...
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Presenter: James DeFrance.

Tips on moving a project idea through the bureaucracy of Ohio State.

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Navigating OSU

  1. 1. NAVIGATING OSU
  2. 2. What’s Happening Now?• Overview of the University’s Structure• Understanding with whom and how you should interact within that structure• How to make friends and influence people at the University
  3. 3. Infinity itself looks flat and uninteresting.Looking up into the night sky is lookinginto infinity—distance isincomprehensible and thereforemeaningless…. [It] was anything butinfinite, it was just very very very big,so big that it gave the impression ofinfinity far better than infinity itself. -Douglas Adams; The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy
  4. 4. Act 1: The IdeaLet’s say you have an idea for an event, policychange, program or life-changing, mind-blowing rollercoaster ride of an initiative ofone sort or another.Where do you start with this idea?
  5. 5. Aiming Your IdeaTreat Your Idea Like a News Story • What – is that you want to do • Who – benefits and needs to be involved • When – what is the timeline • How – what is needed to complete your project
  6. 6. ___________Start Here. __________ Obviously.
  7. 7. Aiming Your Idea• Who – benefits and needs to be involved• How – what is needed to complete your project • Stakeholders • Responsible Parties • Interested Parties • Collaborators • Beneficiaries
  8. 8. Aiming Your Idea -Example
  9. 9. Parts of OSU Academics Student Life Admini- stration University Athletics Governance Community
  10. 10. Structure of OhioState we care?Why should • Changes happen through channels of the structure that affect all of us • Enable project and event planning • Gain support in useful areas • Create contacts to help oneself and one’s organization
  11. 11. OrganizationalCharts Board of Trustees President Senior University Presidential Management Senate Councils Council Senate Council of Deans Committees
  12. 12. Senior ManagementCouncilVice President for Student LifeExecutive Vice President and Provost Vice President for Outreach and Engagement Vice President and Executive Dean CFAESAdministrative Director and Assistant Special Assistant to the PresidentSenior Vice President of Government Relations Senior Vice President for University CommunicationsCounselor to the President Senior Vice President for Administration and PlanningSenior Vice President for Business and Finance Vice Provost for the Office of Diversity and InclusionChief Financial Officer Vice President and Enterprise Executive for Energy andVice President for University Communications the EnvironmentSenior Vice President and General Counsel Vice President for Human ResourcesVice President for Strategic Enrollment Planning Chief Information OfficerSenior Vice President for Health Sciences Special Assistant to the PresidentChief Executive Officer, Wexner Medical Center Vice President of Government AffairsSenior Vice President for Alumni Relations Joint Vice President, Institutional Affairs for Battelle andPresident/CEO OSU Alumni Association, Inc. Ohio State UniversitySecretary, Board of Trustees Vice President for ResearchPresident, The Ohio State University FoundationSenior Vice President for Advancement
  13. 13. Using Org Charts • Can be found on most division/offices websites • Aim just below the top for first contact • Remember, there may be charts within charts
  14. 14. Caveats• Sometimes groups do similar/overlapping things • FOD & FML• Not everything appears online/on an org chart • Ask in your first meeting• Sometimes there will be other interested student groups/academic units = collaborators
  15. 15. ASK!
  16. 16. First Meeting• Set it up letting them know the topic• Come with some sort of take away • Try to have as many questions already answered• Have an agenda, but be flexible• Leave with a to-do list
  17. 17. Routes toCompletion
  18. 18. Policy • Petitions, Benchmarking… Support • Collaborators • University Senate Committee Committees • Other Committees • University Senate/Senior Mgmt Passage • Board of Trustees
  19. 19. Project/Event • Plan Ideation • Collaborators • Academic Unit/Administration Support • Funding • Getting it done Execution
  20. 20. Types of Money• Donations – Earmarked, usually• Revenue – Athletics, Intellectual Property, Sales• Fees – Student Activity, Residence Hall Activity…• General Fund

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