September 11, 2018 Volume 3 Issue 2

One Emory: Learn More About the Strategic Framework

Last week, Emory University launched a new strategic framework – One Emory: Engaged for Impact – that will guide decisions for the next decade. This new strategic framework focuses on academic eminence, and it is comprised of four pillars with accompanying aspirations and goals. Visit, an internal website, to learn about the developing initiatives under this framework, opportunities for community members to become involved, to comment and ask questions, and to find out about upcoming meetings and events.

New Online Course Evaluations Debut this Fall

Emory College of Arts and Sciences will pilot a new online course evaluation system this semester. All course evaluations will take place through Canvas via EvaluationKIT, a cloud-based application solution for administering and reporting on course evaluations.

The online evaluations are expected to be more time and energy efficient for faculty, staff, and students, while providing deeper and more thorough data analysis for departments. The new EvaluationKIT program will offer several key advantages not available under the old paper system, including:

  • Evaluative flexibility: The system can accommodate a variety of different instruments and reporting schemes, host department- or course-specific supplements, and manage independent survey administrations and schedules.
  • A streamlined, user-friendly experience for students and faculty: The system will be fully integrated with Canvas so that the user interface is kept familiar, email traffic is minimized, and the data entry required by students and faculty is reduced. (Note: Even if an instructor is not using Canvas, all courses have a Canvas site).
  • Incentivized engagement: Many features are in place to keep response rates high by simplifying the process for instructors and administrators, and incentivizing student response. 
  • University-wide support: EvaluationKIT has been selected as the lone course evaluation system to be integrated with Canvas, offering a uniform experience to students throughout their academic careers at Emory.

Learn more

For more information, see the EvaluationKIT FAQ. If you have a question not addressed by the FAQ, email Lane DeNicola, Emory College Director of Institutional Research,

A presentation on the new online evaluation system and process will take place during the DUS Meeting Sept. 26, and more presentations are being scheduled. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your area, contact  Brandy Noelle Hughes
Training & Communications Manager, Emory Undergraduate Project at

New Timeline for Promotion to Full Professor

Degree Tracker Launches Oct. 1

The Emory Degree Tracker is a tool within OPUS, which will allow undergraduate students, advisors, and administrators the ability to monitor student progress towards fulfillment of major, minor, and concentration requirements. Ultimately, this will better position Emory undergraduate students to realize more successful advisement engagement and clearer pathways to on-time completion. Core features will be available starting Oct. 1 with additional features and options available later this Fall and Spring terms. More information is available on the Office of the University Registrar website.

Faculty Development

New Faculty Orientation & Luncheon Series

Monthly luncheons will be held for new faculty throughout fall semester and will feature speakers from key areas of the University and College. The next luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel. Joanne Brzinski, senior associate dean for undergraduate education, will speak. The full schedule can be found on the Office of Faculty website.

Orientation Sessions for New Department Chairs

The Emory College administration hosts several orientation sessions for new department chairs and program directors to assist them in their development as academic administrators. The next session, “Department Management,” will be held 4-5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Rich Building 211. The full schedule can be found on the Office of Faculty website, and sessions are open to all chairs and directors.

Research and Grant Support Opportunities

Rose Library Teaching Fellowship

Applications are open for the Rose Library Faculty Teaching Fellowship. The fellowship provides instructional and financial support to faculty who wish to develop a new course or redesign an existing course which makes significant and regular use of the collections and resources within the Rose Library.

Applicants must be full-time employees of Emory and will teach their archives-based course during the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellowship is open to all University teaching faculty, both tenure-track and non-tenure track. 

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The selection committee will review applications and notify applicants by Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.  Apply online. For more information or to schedule a consultation in advance of your application, contact Gabrielle M. Dudley at

Call for PERS grant proposals

The Program to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PERS) will consider proposals from regular Emory College faculty for modest seed funding for new research, research travel, other research related activities, and matches for equipment grants. The Fall 2018 deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12. Proposals must demonstrate, where appropriate, efforts to seek other sources of funding, and will be evaluated on the basis of merit and need.

Office for Undergraduate Education: Important Dates

Letter Grade/Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading Basis Change Deadline

Students have until Friday, Sept. 14 to make changes to the grading basis for their courses this semester. All courses at Emory College are student choice regarding the grading basis, except for those courses that the Curriculum Committee has provided approval to be strictly letter graded or S/U only. The full grading basis policy can be found in the Course Catalog

Incomplete Deadline for Spring 2018

The incomplete deadline for Spring 2018 coursework is Friday, Sept. 14. After this date, any student with an “I” in a Spring 2018 course will receive “IF” in OPUS except for those courses where an additional extension has been granted. OUE has communicated with affected students encouraging them to work with their faculty members to complete their work on time, or request an extension. If you are working with a student and agree to an extension beyond Sept. 14, email Charrie Collins ( the new due date as soon as possible.

Fall Degree Applications

The Degree Application deadline for students intending to graduate in Fall 2018 is Friday, Sept. 14. Faculty may have advisees coming to request sign-off on their major/minor paperwork for graduation.

College Connect

OUE has recently launched a new student scheduling tool titled “College Connect.” This tool replaces ASST and is the central hub for student appointment scheduling in all OUE program areas. If you have students you are directing to OUE for services, they can find the new online portal at

Reminder: Finance Year-End Close Dates

Fiscal Year-End is upon us. Below are three important dates.

  • FY18 First Close:      Tuesday, September 11
  • FY18 Second Close:  Friday, September 21
  • FY18 Final Close:     Thursday, September 27

College deadlines are five business days prior to ensure transactions complete the approval process prior to the established University Deadlines.

The ECAS Finance and CAPS RAS teams are reviewing Department Operating Accounts, Non-Sponsored Projects, and Sponsored Projects and will reach out to ADAs/Department Accountants if there are any questions or action items. Additional fiscal year-end information has been forwarded to ADAs/Department Accountants. 

FY19 Budgets Now Available

FY19 Departmental non-personnel budgets and personnel information have been made available in Emory Box for review by chairs, directors, and ADAs. If you have questions regarding the information, here are your contacts:

E&G/Unrestricted Operating Budget: Your College Finance Representative
Faculty Salary Sheets:   Carla Freeman (
Staff Salary Sheets: Laura Papotto (
Access to Budget Information in Box:  Bonnie E. Miller (

Emory College Website Support

Emory College’s Office of Communications offers website maintenance, development, and  support for all academic departments. Due to recent staff transitions, contact communications director Beverly Clark, or 404-712-5448, until further notice with requests for assistance. Departments will be updated later this fall on the status and schedule for new web templates.

Emory College Social Media: Share Your Events

Emory College is active on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat (mobile only, @emorycollege). Follow us for updates and news around campus. Need help promoting an event? Send your event flyers (PDF’s) and photos for promotion to College Communications Manager April Hunt at at least 10 days in advance of your event.

Reception for New and Promoted Faculty

All Emory College faculty are invited to join Dean Michael A. Elliott on Friday, Sept. 21 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the atrium of the Mathematics & Science Center to honor new faculty, promoted faculty, and named chairs.

Upcoming Meetings

Sep 12, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Faculty Senate Meeting

Location: PAIS 230

Oct 17, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Faculty Senate Meeting

Location: PAIS 230

Sep 21, 4:00 - 6:00 PM Reception Honoring New and Promoted Faculty

Location: Math & Science Center Lobby

Sep 25, 4:00 - 5:00 PM College Chairs and Program Directors Orientation

Location: White Hall 200

Speakers: Carla Freeman, Laura Papotto

Sep 27, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM New Faculty Luncheon

Location: Brooks Commons, Cannon Chapel

Speaker: Joanne Brzinski, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Oct 24, 4:00 - 5:30 PM All College Faculty Meeting

Location: ANTH 303