Ohio University George V.

Voinovich School

Student Orientation Manual

Academic Year 2012-2013

Contents Introduction to the Voinovich School ............................................................................................. 3  Voinovich School Purpose.......................................................................................................... 4  Frequently Asked Questions ....................................................................................................... 7  Appalachia Ohio - A Brief Overview ......................................................................................... 9  Map of the Appalachian Service Area ...................................................................................... 12  News Articles ............................................................................................................................ 13  Office of Student and Academic Services ................................................................................ 16  Policy and Procedural Issues ........................................................................................................ 17  Hours of Work, Paydays and Holidays ..................................................................................... 18  Office Decorum and Procedures ............................................................................................... 20  Use of Voinovich School Computer Labs ................................................................................ 22  Fire Evacuation Procedures ...................................................................................................... 24  Forms and Handouts ..................................................................................................................... 25  Voinovich School Faculty and Staff Contact............................................................................ 26 


Section 1

Introduction to the Voinovich School


Voinovich School Purpose
The Voinovich School represents Ohio University’s expanding commitment to leadership and public affairs education. At the School, students, faculty and professional staff participate in a unique multidisciplinary model of higher education, one that blends rigorous classroom instruction and scholarship with hands-on, applied service to the region, the state, and the nation in three critical program areas -- Energy and the Environment, Policy Innovation and Strategic Leadership, and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development. Each area is characterized by integrated applied center/institute and academic programs. Academic programs include the Master in Public Administration (MPA) and Ohio Executive Master in Public Administration (OUEMPA), Leadership and Public Affairs (LPA) and Honors Tutorial College (HTC) Scholars, Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES) and the Environmental Studies Certificate. For more information about the Voinovich School, see www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool

Center for Entrepreneurship
The Center for Entrepreneurship is a partnership of Ohio University’s College of Business and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and builds upon longstanding efforts at the university and throughout the region to provide entrepreneurial education, business assistance services, and investment capital for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. By coordinating University resources, the center is creating exciting new opportunities for: Internationally competitive entrepreneurial studies & experiences Enhanced commercialization of faculty research Coordinated support for entrepreneurship, business development, and job creation

Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment (CE3)
The Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment (CE3) was formed at Ohio University in 2005 to facilitate innovative applied research related to increasing Ohio’s investment in energy, the environment and our economic future. CE3 is a partnership between Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the Russ College of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences and includes linkages to the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Air Quality, the Ohio Coal Research Center, the Appalachian Watershed Research Group, the Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies (OCEES), and the Office of Sustainability. At CE3, faculty, staff, and students work together with local, state, and federal government officials, industry representatives, and Ohio nonprofit groups to develop solutions to energy and environmental problems that promote economic growth and sustainability. For more information about the CE3, see www.ohio.edu/ce3


Environmental Studies Program
An interdisciplinary program of coursework and research that invites students to apply their concerns for the environment to theoretical and practical scholarship. One of the few degrees of its kind in the country, students and faculty work together on Voinovich School projects through which they gain experience in applied and basic research. Degree programs offered: • Master of Science in Environmental Studies • Undergraduate Environmental Studies Certificate • Environmental Sustainability Graduate Certificate For more information about the Environmental Studies program, see www.ohio.edu/envstu

Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute (OUELI)
The Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute (OUELI) offers professional development courses for public and nonprofit managers and executives in strategic leadership that focus on public value, strategy, change and performance. The OUELI curriculum draws on the expertise and experience of leading thinkers, practitioners, and researchers in public management, strategy, change, organizational dynamics, political communication, and performance measurement. With these highly regarded faculty and nationally recognized speakers, the OUELI provides a dynamic learning experience that includes case studies, group exercises, and presentations from practitioner and expert faculty. OUELI is home to the Voinovich School Senior Policy Fellows and the HTC/VS Undergraduate Research Scholars programs. Education programs include: • Leading with Vision, Value & Strategy • Courage and Compromise in Public Leadership • Aligning Performance Measures, Strategy and Politics For more information about the Executive Leadership Institute, see www.ohio.edu/executiveleadership

Master of Public Administration
The Ohio University Master of Public Administration Program is an interdisciplinary two-year program offered through the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Offered in two flexible formats, the MPA program is designed to be responsive to students at all levels (from novice to career-service professionals), students in disparate geographic locations, and students in various employment circumstances. The program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to address difficult social problems, meet complex challenges, and enhance public value. The traditional on-campus program is designed to provide students with a sound combination of theoretical knowledge and applied learning to build competency in administrative management and policy analysis. A signature part of the on-campus program is a year-long practicum 5|Page

experience where pre-service students are provided with unique opportunities to engage in project-based work alongside professional staff at the School. Projects vary in size and scope and students often work directly with area nonprofit organizations and local government.

Ohio Executive Master of Public Administration
The Executive MPA program (OEMPA) provides mid-career students with disciplinary knowledge of public policy and administration, public service and leadership, and data management and applications. Our emphasis on combining theory and practice helps students to think critically and creatively, while engaging in problem solving activities that address both real and theoretical situations. The OEMPA program is a unique combination of residency-based classroom learning and on-line interaction. Regular face-to-face class meetings are held at monthly weekend residencies on the Athens campus, with the remainder of the coursework completed on-line. Guest speakers from the public sector are often invited to join classroom discussion or for lunch/dinner over the course of the program.

Additional services offered at the School include but are not limited to:
• • • • • • • • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Mapping Facilitation and Strategic Planning Data Mining and Statistics Survey Research IT, Database, and Web Development Performance Measurement and Evaluation Community Economic Development Services to Nonprofits through the Regional Nonprofit Alliance


Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs? The Voinovich School is an interdisciplinary school devoted to public administration, policy innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship, energy, and environmental mitigation. The Voinovich School engages students, faculty and professional staff in developing strategic solutions to challenges that face our region and the State. The School addresses areas of pressing concern, whether it be finding solutions to acid mine drainage, developing strong leadership in public agencies or finding methods to make the welfare-to-work transition successful. A central goal of the School is to give undergraduate and graduate students reallife experiences to complement their degrees while assisting Ohio's communities. 2. How big is the School? The Voinovich School is several major programs, including the Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute (OUELI), Center for Entrepreneurship, TechGROWTH Ohio, the Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment (CE3), Master’s in Public Administration (MPA), the Ohio Executive Master’s in Public Administration (OEMPA), and the Environmental Studies Program. All told, the School employs over 70 faculty and staff members and nearly 190 graduate and undergraduate students and works with countless faculty members from across campus on a regular basis. The School annually names several Senior Policy Fellows from throughout the nation who have distinguished careers in business, government or education. 3. When and how was the Voinovich School founded? Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs was changed from an academic center to a school on April 20th, 2007. The Voinovich Center was established in 1998 when the Ohio University Board of Trustees voted to rename and expand an existing academic center, which had been in operation for three years. The School was established in 1981 under a different name, the Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development. 4. How did it come to be named the Voinovich School? The School was named after U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich, a 1958 graduate of Ohio University, because of his distinguished career in public service. In addition to his formal elected positions, he was the only person ever to be chair or president of both the National Governors Association and the National League of Cities. For more biographical information, see http://www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool/news_info/about/george_voinovich.cfm


5. Who is in charge of running the School? Professor Mark Weinberg serves as the director of the School. 6. What types of activities go on at the School? In addition to classroom learning, the applied research and training, and technical and operational assistance provided by the Voinovich School encompasses projects in areas such as watershed management, leadership training, business development, community geographic information systems, public program evaluation and survey research to name a few. A distinctive key objective is providing students with significant professional experiences as part of the School's core mission. 7. Where is the School located? The Voinovich School is housed at The Ridges on Ohio University's Athens campus. The School houses faculty, staff and students in building 20, 21 and 22. Both building 20 and 21 are on the east side of The Ridges and Building 22 is found on the west side of The Ridges. 8. What is the history of the Voinovich School buildings? Patients occupied The Ridges (formerly the Athens Mental Health Center, among other names) from 1874 to 1991. The sprawling facilities housed more than 2,000 patients and operated on a self-sufficient basis with a dairy, an orchard and a farm until 1974. The Ridges property was transferred to Ohio University in 1988; today it houses many Ohio University initiatives, including the Voinovich School. The Voinovich School's many units are housed in Buildings 20, 21 and 22. Building 20 formerly served as a receiving hospital for incoming patients. Building 22 was built in 1903 and served as the children's wing of the mental institution. Building 21 was also built in 1903 and housed adult patients. The architecture of Buildings 21 and 22 reflects the thenpopular Georgian Revival style, a radical architectural solution to mental illness, which emphasized a family atmosphere, plenty of fresh air and increased recreation.


Appalachia Ohio - A Brief Overview
"The idea of Appalachia is a bit like wild honey—it is hard to get a hold of, but it sure does stick around a long time. People have been trying to understand Appalachia for over a hundred years, and they're still trying." Dr. Ron Eller, University of Kentucky

The Voinovich School's primary service area consists of the 32 counties defined as Appalachian Ohio. The term "Appalachia" carries many images and connotations, some accurate and some inaccurate. Appalachia and "Appalachians" have received renewed interest in recent years. Nationally, Reverend Jesse Jackson and others have reminded people of the plight of the Appalachian region. In Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court's school funding decision and the Columbus Dispatch’s attention to the region have contributed to a renewed awareness of the Appalachian counties and their collective situation. So what is Appalachia and what does it mean for our work? The Place Appalachia, as defined by the federal legislation that created the Appalachian Regional Commission, is a 200,000 square mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi. It includes all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Ohio, in the northern portion of Appalachia, consists of a section of 32 counties in the southeastern part of the state. Until recently, only 29 Ohio counties were considered part of Appalachia, but during 2008 three others were added. Most of Ohio is generally thought of as a large agricultural/industrial state in the Midwest. The southeastern part, however, has different terrain, settlement patterns, and economic characteristics. Geographically, it is the unglaciated section of the Allegheny Plateau. It is very hilly, with many steep ridges that often make infrastructure development more costly. The 32 counties represent just over one-third of the state's land, but only slightly more than one-tenth of its population. Appalachian Ohio is typified as a rural area with villages and small to mid-sized communities. Southern Ohio is the most densely forested part of the state and is home to large tracts of state and national forest lands. Appalachian Ohio's abundant natural resources shaped its settlement and economic situation. Large iron and coal reserves helped draw people to the region. Many small communities in the area were once prosperous mining towns. The extraction industries are typically "boom and bust" industries, so most mining has ended. Because the ownership of the extraction industries was often from outside the region, the wealth was not typically reinvested here. Because of its rugged terrain, dependence on the extraction industries largely controlled by outside owners, and many other factors, the Appalachian counties in Ohio lag behind the rest of the state in such areas as income, employment, and educational attainment. 9|Page

The People An Appalachian, technically, is anyone who was born or whose parents were born in the region defined by Congress as Appalachia. From a cultural perspective, anyone who is part of the traditional culture of the Appalachian Mountains can be defined as Appalachian. The people who settled the Appalachian mountains and foothills were among North America's first non-native settlers. They were the first to "move west." One characteristic they shared was an intense desire for freedom--freedom to live as they pleased with lots of space to themselves. "Elbow room," as Appalachian Daniel Boone used to say. The rough terrain played an important role in shaping the culture. Steep ridges kept outsiders out and insiders close to home. The region today is not isolated, but still lags behind much of the nation in transportation and communications infrastructure. Not all the people who could be defined as Ohio Appalachians live in the 32 Appalachian Ohio counties. In fact, there are more Appalachians living in such urban centers as Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Akron. These people are referred to as Appalachian migrants or "Urban Appalachians," many having come to urban areas in search of employment from such places as Kentucky, West Virginia, and southeast Ohio. Part of the traditional culture of the Appalachian region is an intense connection to the land or "homeplace," so many Urban Appalachians return home on weekends. Since the War on Poverty, Appalachian people have been the subject of much study and discussion, a large portion of it well meaning, and some of it exploitive. Documentaries have focused on the plight of the people. Many government programs came and went and did not have the intended effect for a complex set of reasons. Because of the portrayal of Appalachia and the stereotypes that many hold about the region, there is sometimes a distrust and wariness about the intentions of others. It is difficult for people outside the region to get a good picture of the complex nature of the region and its residents, so many rely on stereotypes and images that are often exaggerated or inaccurate. Largely because of the economic situation of the region as compared to the rest of the state, the term "Appalachian" in Ohio often evokes negative images of poor and uneducated people in poor communities. This is a very narrow image, as Appalachian Ohio is also comprised of abundant natural beauty, unique and thriving communities, and innovative and forward-thinking people who are committed to moving the region forward. While living and working in Appalachian Ohio, or in any region with some shared history and identity, it is important to recognize and acknowledge the unique characteristics in order to work more effectively with people and understand their situation. However, it is not important or appropriate to try to collectively define a group of people based on a label, such as "Appalachian," or a set of cultural traits that have been listed by someone else. In general, good practices for living and working in this or any 10 | P a g e

other region include: Acknowledging and respecting the history and collective situation of the people, but not assuming that every person or community will have similar characteristics. In Appalachian Ohio, there is much diversity from community to community, and certainly from person to person. Caution should be exercised to avoid perpetuating negative stereotypes and images. Building relationships with people and getting to know communities is important. Although the region’s problems may need to be described, the assets and strengths of the communities and people should remain a focus.

Sources Appalachia: Journal of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Winter/Spring 1995, Vol.28, No. 1&2. Tribe, Deanna L., Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited, October 1995. Urban Appalachian Council, How Do You Know if You're an Appalachian and What Does That Mean Anyhow? For more information: Visit the Appalachian Regional Commission's website at http://www.arc.gov.

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Map of the Appalachian Service Area

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News Articles

OHIO Today, Fall/Winter 2008

A New Era:
Armed with its new status, the Voinovich School forges ahead
By Monica Chapman

Jennifer Bowman (far right), an environmental project manager at GVS, conducts a water quality training for the Delaware (Ohio) Soil and Water Conservation District.


y most student standards, 8 a.m. is a time best spent snoozing after late-night study sessions or drinking a

coffee in the cozy Front Room — but you wouldn’t know that judging by the activity at the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. It’s bright and early, and yet, there are no bleary-eyed students meandering through the halls, awaiting classes with energy drinks in hand. The aura is much more command center than Court Street, as students zip past on assignments and buzz with talk about the state’s public benefits or air quality. They sit at computer stations, barely breaking concentration as they analyze data, set up research projects and otherwise go about the business of helping businesses and agencies operate more effectively. These students are constantly busy, and with reason. They are at the heart of what makes the Voinovich School, the newest of the university’s 20 schools, so influential. After 26 years of operating as a center, it received school status in 2007 and has already made its mark for its contributions to the region and as a national model for applied learning.

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Among policy schools, the Voinovich School is unique in its approach to the hands-on experience students receive: There are no traditional lecture halls or classrooms. Nor are there any course syllabi to guide understanding of the day-to-day operations. So what becomes of the school’s 150 students, 70 staff members and 40-some affiliated faculty? They put academic lessons to work in the most practical of settings.

Experiential learning


estled in the vestiges of the transformed state mental institution at The Ridges, the Voinovich School’s

progressive focus — on applied research, leadership development and learning across colleges — stands in stark contrast to its historical setting. An example is Room 294, one of three student labs where undergraduates, graduate students and doctoral candidates conduct research on and for the regional businesses and government agencies with whom the school contracts. Here, brightly colored walls negate the institutional demeanor, creating an unconventional mix of old architecture and new technology. Social work graduate student Justin Wheeler is all business, working on a proposal for the Columbus Kids Project. His task is to find out and quantify how well its early-childhood literacy intervention is working. It’s a far cry from his first GVS stint analyzing the operations of a local HIV consortium on behalf of the Ohio Department of Health. But as many students will say, switching gears is essential to surviving the GVS experience. “GVS is one of the best-kept secrets at OU for students entering the human services fields,” Wheeler says, adding that his assignments supplement rather than fulfill his degree requirements. “The work I do here has been invaluable.” At the top of one of The Ridges’ highest hills sits the Russ College of Engineering and Technology Air Quality Monitoring Site. Here, GVS students collaborate with Professor Kevin Crist to manage the state’s only supersite monitoring airborne particulates that have the potential to pollute. This is the only site in Ohio measuring mercury, which positions Ohio University at the forefront of contamination study and control. To address another statewide issue, GVS is working with The Ohio Benefits Bank, which connects low- and moderate-income Ohioans with economic support, such as tax credits and public assistance. Hired to assess the bank’s impact, the Voinovich School employs master of public administration student Josh Phillips, who pounds out research questions at his station. One row back, Megan Sheehan designs an assessment questionnaire for a separate study exploring how states have structured services for faith-based and nonprofit organizations. A Massachusetts native, Sheehan says Ohio wasn’t an obvious destination for graduate school, but GVS helped tip the scales in favor of Ohio University. “I was looking for something that had a nice body of class work to it but also wanted something where I could get my hands dirty and work as well,” she says. These diverse projects have plenty in common through their connection to the GVS, which fills the assessment gap that is so critical to the success of agencies, businesses and nonprofits hoping to improve services. In fact, it’s in the mission of the Voinovich School — so named to honor alumnus Sen. George Voinovich’s dedication to public service — to “make a difference in Appalachian Ohio and the state.”

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Think tank on the hill


ssessment is but one tool used by the Voinovich School to redefine business. Known for its abundance of

natural resources, Southeast Ohio long defined economic opportunity in terms of coal. But in recent years, a new face of business has emerged as intellectually driven enterprises find their niche in the traditional, resource-driven economy. “What we bring to the region is a knowledge-based infrastructure,” says Voinovich School Director Mark Weinberg. “We organize talent and organizational capability to deal with these problems in a region where there’s not a huge number of large businesses or nonprofits that can do this.” As examples, he cites a collaboration with alumnus David Wilhelm, AB ’77, to develop a regional venture capital fund and Associate Professor of Political Science Judy Millesen’s Regional Nonprofit Alliance, which will build talent for area nonprofits. This year alone, 150-plus contracts will give way to hundreds of student-led projects in the school’s three key areas: public service and leadership, environment and energy, and entrepreneurship and competitiveness. The multidisciplinary nature of these projects sets the Voinovich School apart. “If you went to a different university, you might find these three pieces, but they wouldn’t be in the same entity,” Weinberg says. The promise of “an MBA and three years of experience” — the intended equivalent of the GVS workload — was part of the draw for Joni Lockridge, a graduate student in a joint MBA/ MSA program offered by the College of Business and College of Health and Human Services. During her first year at GVS, she juggled two to four projects at a time, including a collaboration with The Wilds, a local wildlife conservation center. Lockridge and a team of MBA students used a technique called ecological footprinting to shape the company’s business plan, ensuring that its resort aspirations would mesh with its mission of conservation. Although her involvement officially ended last spring, Lockridge is still in contact with her former clients, and many of her proposed ideas are being implemented. The result of her work has been both meaningful and rewarding. “Most of the businesses we work with are small and family-owned, so we’re talking about their children’s future and their future,” Lockridge says. It also means something to the university, evidenced by the Board of Trustees’ decision to award the center school status. In his 32 years at Ohio University, Weinberg has nurtured the Voinovich School from a concept to its innovative position among policy schools. The change serves to underpin the conviction that “(the Voinovich School) is really a part of the academic fabric of the university.” With such a broad mission and diverse “curriculum,” one might think of the Voinovich School as the university’s think tank on the hill. It’s a place where widespread research and student collaboration are combining to make a lasting mark on Ohio’s economic future.
Monica Chapman, BSJ ’02, is a writer for University Communications and Marketing.

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Office of Student Academic Services
The Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS) at the Voinovich School is the gateway for all students to best meet their academic needs and the University requirements in the context of applied research and projects approach at the Voinovich School. Contact information: The office is located in Building 22, Room 119 Phone: 593-9381

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Section 2

Policy and Procedural Issues

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Hours of Work, Paydays and Holidays
Hours of Work The number of hours of work each week is determined by each individual student's contract. Students are required to fulfill these hours. Make-up hours or changes in the normal work schedule should be discussed in advance with the appropriate supervisor. Your schedule must be finalized with your supervisor by the end of the 1st week of classes each semester. If you find you must be absent from work, you must notify your supervisor. Paydays Payday for contract staff is the last day of the month; graduate assistantships pay is on a bi-monthly pay cycle and hourly staff, and students not on graduate assistantships are paid every other Friday. Direct deposit is highly recommended (see page 19), otherwise your check will be mailed to the address you have on file with the University. See the University Bi-weekly payroll calendar at: http://www.ohio.edu/finance/payroll/employee.cfm for dates for the Ohio University 2012-2013 bi-weekly payroll and refer to the Who, What, Where of Getting Paid section in this manual for more information. (see page 19) At the end of each pay period, students must submit their electronic timesheets by the following Monday at noon. Holidays University holidays observed during 2012-2013 are: July 4 September 3 November 11 November 22 & 23 December 24 & 25 January 1 January 20 May 27 Fourth of July Labor Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving & Columbus Day Christmas Day & Presidents Day New Year's Day Martin Luther King Day Memorial Day

Holidays scheduled are available at http://www.ohio.edu/hr/timeoff/paid/holidays.cfm

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Who, What, Where of Getting Paid Student Hourly Employees Ohio University utilizes an online system to track hours and pay hourly employees and students. This system can be accessed anywhere that you can access the internet. The system can be accessed by following the below instructions: Go to: http://www.ohio.edu/students/ and then click on “My OHIO” link Click on the “Timesheet” link Enter your OHIO ID and password WARNING: You must be able to access/receive your OHIO e-mail in order to use the system. At the end of each two-week time period submit your electronic time sheet. Please have your time sheet submitted by noon on the Monday following the work week at the latest. Time sheets that have not been submitted will not be sent to payroll. If you require training on the system or have questions please contact your supervisor and they will direct you to the appropriate contact for assistance. Graduate Students on Stipends Graduate Stipends are paid bi-monthly and your first check will arrive on September 15th. For questions, please contact OSAS at 740-593-9381. Direct Deposit Your paycheck will be deposited directly into your checking account. To arrange this, take a deposit slip from your checkbook to the HDL Center, room 214, and complete a direct deposit payroll form. Questions? Contact your supervisor

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Office Decorum and Procedures
Changes in Address or Telephone Number Please notify your supervisor and the Voinovich School Office of Student and Academic Services when you have a change of address or telephone number. Mail and Mailboxes/Mail trays Each building has an area for mail pick-up and delivery. Students can pick up their mail from the general student mailbox in the building in which they work. Please check your mailbox regularly! Building 20 Incoming campus and US Mail is delivered to Room 174 in Building 20 each morning. There is a tray for outgoing mail (for mail going to buildings 21 and 22, campus mail and U.S. Mail) in Room 174 Center for Entrepreneurship students can pick up their mail in the general student mailbox in Room 174. Building 21 All mailboxes and mail trays are in room 205. There is a tray for outgoing mail (for mail going to buildings 20 and 22, campus mail and U.S. Mail) Building 22 Campus and U.S. Mail is delivered and picked up from Room 102 at 10:00 a.m. daily. Incoming mail is sorted and delivered to general student mailboxes (there are three mailboxes divided alphabetically) located in the foyer outside of room 219. File Drawers File drawers are available on a limited basis. Ask your supervisor if you would like file drawer space. Keep all your work in your file drawer when not working. Your supervisor will have access to your file drawer to retrieve project information. Keys and Equipment Please check with your supervisor to see if you will need a key. If so, obtain a Key Request Form from Trenia Twyman in Building 20. Complete the form, have it signed by your supervisor and submit to Trenia to obtain your key. Failure to return keys will result in the bursar holding the students grades until payment is received. Use of Voinovich School equipment for non-Voinovich School projects is prohibited. Use of the office and equipment after hours is permitted only with the knowledge of the administrative contact in your building and your immediate supervisor.

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Electronic Time Sheets for Hourly Students Time sheets are to be filled out when arriving and upon leaving work each day. In order to receive a paycheck, time sheets must be submitted at the end of each pay period. See the following "Who, What, Where of Getting Paid" in this orientation manual. E-mail E-mail will be sent to your OHIO account Please check your e-mail regularly. This is very important because e-mail is a primary means of communication for Voinovich School teams. Dress Please dress appropriately for work and keep your appearance neat and clean. Be aware that the Voinovich School is often visited by members of the faculty as well as representatives of federal, state, and local governments. Please be courteous and cooperative with all students, staff, faculty and visitors. Tobacco Policy In accordance with the established Ohio University policy http://www.ohio.edu/policy/44-113.html, there shall be no tobacco use in university owned buildings and vehicles. Ohio University prohibits smoking in all Ohio University buildings; on appurtenant rooftops and terraces; in public buildings directly or indirectly under the control of Ohio University; and within 10 feet of University buildings, including windows and ventilation intake openings.

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Use of Voinovich School Computer Labs
Internet use must be related to your work activities. If use a media from outside the Voinovich School labs, please scan using our antivirus software. If you are not sure how to do a scan, please ask your supervisor. When you leave your computer or workspace for the day, please leave your area tidy. Use the student filing cabinets for your papers and work materials. Other students and visitors to the Voinovich School who use the labs will appreciate this. No food or drink is permitted in the computer labs. There is an eating area in each of the three buildings. Please make sure telephone cords do not cross a walkway. If you wish to listen to music while you work, please use headphones for private listening. The last person out at or near 5 p.m. is asked to close the windows, turn off the lights and make sure the door is locked. Please check your e-mail regularly. Your supervisor and project team members will use e-mail to communicate with you, so it is very important that you check your Ohio University e-mail account on a regular basis. If you plan to forward your Oak e-mail to a non-University account, please be aware that many commercial e-mail providers do not handle forwarded mail very well. The Voinovich School reserves the right to limit, restrict or extend computing privileges and access to its resources. Access is a privilege and requires that individual users act in a responsible and acceptable manner. If you have any questions, need assistance, or need to report a problem with a computer or printer, please contact one of the staff members listed below or one of the IT Student Assistants. The IT office is located in building 22, room 219. Taeil Kim OIT Service Desk Voinovich School IT Office 597-1692 592-1222 593-9729 kimt@ohio.edu

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Parking and Transportation Information
Many students walk or bike to The Ridges but those who wish to park at The Ridges will be required to purchase a parking permit pass from Parking Services, located at 100 Factory Street. You will need photo identification upon to purchase a permit. For campus and in-town residents, a parking permit for The Ridges only is $52.50 per semester or $105 per year. Students will need a letter from their department stating that they are a student employee. If you are commuting and will be purchasing a commuter parking pass, it is good for both the main campus and The Ridges. Commuter permits run $105, and they are valid for the year (fall & spring semesters as well as winter and spring breaks). You must meet the requirements to obtain a commuter permit. You have to live more than a mile from campus, and not in an apartment complex that has a shuttle service. You are also required to bring proof of residency when you come to buy a permit. Commuter permits are valid in any of the purple commuter lots only. If you have not purchased your parking permit, please be advised to do this as soon as you can. Starting the first week of each quarter, campus security will be ticketing. All fees can be billed to students’ account as long as they are enrolled in classes. Also, as a reminder, please do not park in visitor parking spaces or any restricted spaces. You will be ticketed. If you purchase a Ridges pass you must park in the lower level (Lot #201) across from the Kennedy Museum. If you have any questions regarding parking permits, please contact the Building 20 office manager, Trenia Twyman. http://www.facilities.ohiou.edu/parking/other_permits.htm

Ohio University Campus Area Transit Service “CATS” (formerly the Bobcat Express)
The CATS schedule can be found on the transportation website at: http://www.facilities.ohiou.edu/cats/

Stops are offered every hour with the first pickup at the New University Baker Center. The Ridges bus will come and pick up riders at any CATS bus stop location and take them to one of the two Ridges locations either The Kennedy Museum or the Mailroom. The Red Loop (Ridges) picks up at the ridges and takes students to the top of Baker center where they can catch the West Union I & II loops to take them to their desired location.

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Fire Evacuation Procedures
Use C-A-R-E C A R E Close your window and door Alert your coworkers Report the emergency (dial 911) if the alarm is not already ringing Evacuate the building

A building map is located in the entranceway of each building. Please locate your work location and plan an escape route through the nearest exit. In the event of an emergency, evacuate through the nearest exit and meet in the designated meeting location for your building. Meeting locations are as follows: Building 20 - Visitor parking in the front of the building Building 21 - Handicap parking to the left as you exit the building Building 22 - Parking lot in the front of the building Once at your meeting location, your designated administrative contact will take roll call. Please remain calm and cooperative to assist in the facilitation of the process. DO NOT RE-ENTER THE BUILDING UNTIL A REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING HAS OFFICIALLY NOTIFIED YOU: Athens Fire Department, Ridges Maintenance or OU Fire Safety Crew These procedures are to be followed any time the fire alarm sounds.

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Section 3 Forms and Handouts

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Voinovich School Faculty and Staff Contact
Phone List - http://intranet.voinovichschool.ohio.edu Professional Staff Biographies - http://www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool/contact/staff.cfm Faculty Biographies - http://www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool/contact/faculty.cfm

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