October 10, 2017

All-Faculty Meeting Nov. 1

Emory College and the College Faculty Senate will hold the only all-faculty meeting for fall semester at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1, in 208 White Hall. Provost Dwight McBride will speak and take questions. In addition, faculty are scheduled to vote on a change to the College Faculty Senate By-laws that will change the conditions under which faculty can vote electronically. A quorum of at least 123 faculty members is necessary to vote on the change. For more information, contact Emory College Faculty Senate President Kim Wallen, kim@emory.edu.

Upcoming Deadlines

PERS Applications Due Oct. 12

The Program to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PERS) will consider proposals from Emory College faculty for modest seed funding for new research, research travel, bridge funding, and matches for equipment grants. A limited amount of funding is also available to presenters at international and national research conferences.

More information on PERS grants, and access to the application can be found here.

Student Withdrawal Deadline

The Partial Withdrawal Deadline for Fall 2017 is 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13. Students will be seeking appointments to sign their withdrawal paperwork. Also, if faculty or staff have concerns about students based on their performance or behavior, contact the Office of Undergraduate Education by submitting the Student Concerns Form on the OUE Faculty Resource Page.

Donating for Disaster Relief

Campus Life’s Office of Student Success Services and Programs and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life are sponsoring a University relief drive to assist with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, as well as the recent earthquake in Mexico. More information on how to participate can be found here. The donation drive runs through Oct. 21.

OAS Relocation

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) has relocated permanently to the SAAC on the Clairmont Campus, 1946 Starvine Way, Suite 310. This move has been made to accommodate the growing number of students registered for accessibility services. The new location has multiple testing rooms that are equipped with video monitoring in order to ensure academic integrity.

OAS will continue to work with faculty on administering and returning exams as quickly as possible, whether via scan and email or hand delivery. All exams should reach OAS within 24 hours of the exam administration. Any exam or quiz that is submitted the day of administration will only be accepted via email (oas_testing@emory.edu), fax (404.727.1126), or hand delivery.

OAS also offers a Faculty Toolkit which features many of the forms students use to request services, as well as some frequently asked questions and resources.

Public Scholarship Opportunities

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 $2,500 are available. These grants are intended to support Emory faculty members facing the 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

QEP Mini-Grants Available

Emory College’s Quality Enhancement Project has allocated funds for classes that primarily enroll first-year students to support learning about evidence connected to a class experience. Full information on how to apply can be found here.

The mini-grants seek to promote evidence-focused co-curricular activities connected to classroom content. Any instructor of an Emory College course that enrolls primarily first-year students (e.g. first-year seminars, 100-level courses) may apply. Many courses may be eligible, depending on the composition of students in your class. If you are not sure if your course qualifies, email qep.director@emory.edu.

Resources for Inclusive Pedagogy

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) has curated a collection of resources and programming on the topic of inclusive pedagogy. This pedagogy represents an approach to teaching that values diversity, promotes social justice, and supports student engagement and academic growth.

The resources include a document created by CFDE staff to offer an overview of some of the key topics and current debates related to inclusive pedagogy, regular scheduled events on the topic; teaching consultations, and more. To view these resources, visit the Inclusive Pedagogy page of the CFDE website.

In addition, Emory University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion continues its 2017 Faculty Workshop Series on “Inclusive Classrooms.” The next workshop, “White Privilege in the Classroom,” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 12-1:30 p.m., in the Jones Room, Woodruff Library with facilitator George Yancy, professor of philosophy. More information here.

Emory College Website Updates

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.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

All faculty and staff are invited to the Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, which features student work in all fields (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and creative and performing arts). The symposium takes place in the Math and Science Building Atrium from 3 – 5 p.m., Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. – Noon, Oct. 21.

Upcoming Meetings

Oct 11, 4:00 - 5:00 PM New Chair/Director Session on College Business Operations

Location: Rich Building room 104

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

Oct 16, 2:00 - 3:30 PM College Department Operations Meeting (lead staff)

Location: Chemistry 360

Oct 18, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Faculty Senate Meeting

Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Oct 26, 5:30 - 8:30 PM University Faculty Fall Reception

Location: The Carter Center

Nov 7, 3:00 - 5:00 PM New Tenure and Promotion Standards Workshop

Location: Chemistry 360

This meeting is for all department chairs and their faculty who are being reviewed for tenure or promotion this year. Carla Freeman, senior associate dean for faculty, and Lynne Huffer, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and chair of T&P, will lead the session.