September 13, 2017

Reception this Friday for New and Promoted Faculty

All Emory College faculty are invited to join Dean Michael A. Elliott on Friday, Sept. 15 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Mathematics & Science Center to honor new faculty, newly promoted faculty and new named chairs. 

Campus Closure - Making Up Class Meetings

With the closure of the University for two days this week, there are options available for Emory College faculty to make up class meetings:

  1. Faculty can post materials online for students to work on in place of a lecture. This might include a video of a lecture, discussion groups in Canvas on assigned material, or other approaches to covering the course material. Many faculty successfully used this approach when Emory was last closed for an extended period.
  2. Faculty can schedule make-up courses on evenings or weekends. The Office of Undergraduate Education can help schedule classrooms and help faculty film lectures for students who can't attend at the make-up time.

Contact for any assistance.

Support Resources after Irma

Campus Life is actively reaching out to those students from the regions in Irma’s path.  

College faculty or staff who have concerns about the wellbeing of a particular student may contact the Office for Undergraduate Education through the Student Concern Form found on the faculty resources page or call Student Intervention Services at 404-430-1120.

In addition, the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides support for employees, including daytime emergency appointments and on-call, after-hours services. The emergency services webpage can be found at here or call 404-727-9355(WELL).

DACA Aid Policies

Last year, Emory anticipated the possibility that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) might be ended, and created a robust set of policies designed to ensure all undocumented students have the need-based financial resources necessary to complete their Emory educations.

This commitment to our students remains firm; students who have received need-based aid from Emory, but no longer have DACA status, will continue to receive financial aid, and Emory will continue to meet 100% of their demonstrated financial need. More about the policy here:

Data Backup and Working Remotely

Emory has created an infrastructure that provides secure remote access for data, email and  other information to ensure faculty and staff can continue to work on or off campus from any location. To confirm that access and data is backed up and available, check the following steps provided by Emory College IT Desktop support, available here: 

Public Scholarship Opportunities

Workshop: Talking to the Media About Science

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE), in partnership with the Rollins School of Public Health, will host a public scholarship workshop for faculty on "Talking to the Media about Science," at Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Rita Anne Collins Room of the Rollins School of Public Health. Two University communications professionals skilled in media training for scientists and two scientists who have looked closely at how science is represented in the media will offer their best advice for researchers speaking publicly about their work through the news.

Panelists include:
• Myra Oviatt,
Director of Communications, Rollins School of Public Health
• Carol Clark, Senior Science Writer, University Communications
• Cecile Janssens, Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health
• Scott Lilienfeld, Professor of Psychology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

“What Is Your Project?”: A Workshop Series in Scholarly Project Formation

Co-presented by CFDE and the Digital Publishing in the Humanities initiative, the first workshop in a yearlong series on scholarly projects and digital publication takes place Sept. 18, Noon-3 p.m. in the Center for Ethics, Room 102, with featured speaker Cheryl Ball, associate professor of digital publishing studies at the University of West Virginia. She will give a one-hour talk followed by a two-hour workshop focused on developing a research question within a digital environment. Lunch will be served. Register here for the workshop.

Beyond the Holodeck: A Talk by Janet Murray

The Digital Publishing in the Humanities initiative welcomes Janet Murray to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library to deliver a talk entitled "Beyond the Holodeck: Toward a Transformational Digital Storytelling."

Murray is the Ivan Allen College Professor of Digital Media and Associate Dean for Research in the Ivan College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech. An internationally recognized interaction designer, specializing in digital narrative and digital humanities, she is also a member of the Steering Committee and Project Director of the Mellon Foundation grant for Georgia Tech’s Digital Integrated Liberal Arts Center. This year MIT Press issued an updated edition of her groundbreaking book, "Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace," to mark the twentieth anniversary of its publication.

The Scholarly Writing and Publishing Fund

The CFDE offers the Scholarly Writing and Publishing (SWAP) fund, a grant program designed to help faculty seeking professional editorial support for projects in development across a range of serious scholarly works, including book manuscripts, article manuscripts, grant writing, and digital scholarship.

The SWAP Fund for 2017-18 is now accepting proposals. A limited number of grants from this fund for up to $2500 are available. These grants are intended to support Emory faculty members facing the often-difficult challenges of scholarly writing at any stage of their careers and to provide funds for hiring editorial support or a writing coach.

For more information, including criteria, eligibility, and links for application materials, visit this link.

Teaching Resources

Teaching with Rose Library Portal

The Teaching with Rose Library Portal is a resource for faculty interested in teaching with archival collections in the Rose Library. It is designed to inspire faculty to enhance and expand their current teaching practices and to promote a pedagogical culture of teaching with archives. Offered in the portal are sample assignments across disciplines, examples of in-session exercises, FAQs for faculty and students, and information about scheduling an instruction session. All of the assignments have been previously used in a class and were developed by either Emory faculty/graduate students or Rose Library staff.

Building an Inclusive Classroom

Emory University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion offers a 2017 Faculty Workshop Series on “Inclusive Classrooms.” The next workshop, “Teaching International Students: A Student Panel,” will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 12-1:30 p.m., Room 101, School of Nursing, with facilitators Pamela Scully, assistant vice provost of academic innovation, and Philip Wainwright, vice provost for global strategies and initiatives. More information here.

Emory College Website Support

Website Training for College Departments

The Emory College Office of Communications will hold several basic Cascade web training sessions this fall for staff and faculty who maintain department websites. These sessions are especially good for people new to website work or who need a refresher.

Cascade Basic Training for Beginners

  • Oct. 11, 1-3 p.m.
  • Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Dec. 4, 1-3 p.m.

All classes take place in Room 314, Woodruff Library, Electronic Classroom (across from the Jones Room). Register for the class on the Emory College Office of Communications website. Contact senior web producer Jill Hennecy with any questions about the training.

Upcoming Meetings

Sep 13, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Faculty Senate Meeting

Location: PAIS 230

Sep 15, 4:00 - 6:00 PM Reception Honoring New and Promoted Faculty

Location: Mathematics and Science Center Atrium

Sep 20, 4:00 - 5:00 PM New Chair/Director Orientation on Department Staff Management

Location: White Hall, Room 200

Leader: Laura Papotto

Sep 27, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Department Chair and Program Director Meeting

Location: 3rd Floor, Carlos Museum

Provost Dwight McBride will speak.

Oct 3, 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM State of The College with Dean Michael Elliott (For Staff)

Location: Harland Cinema

Oct 4, 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM All College Faculty Meeting

Location: White Hall 208

Oct 11, 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM New Chair/Director orientation on College Business Operations

Location: Rich Building 104

Leaders: Carol King, Bonnie Miller, Kady Weingart, Steve Kutzer, Dwight Raby

Oct 16, 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM College Department Operations Meeting (for lead staff)

Location: TBD