November 13, 2018 Volume 3 Issue 4

New Online Course Evaluations: Deadlines and Reminders

Emory College of Arts and Sciences will conduct all standard course evaluations online this fall. With the exception of some department-level evaluations, no paper course evaluations will be used.

Important Deadline: If instructors want to narrow the window for course evaluation submissions for their individual sections, they can constrain it to specific dates (not times). Email requests for narrowed evaluation dates no later than this Thursday, Nov. 15 to Lane DeNicola, Emory College Director of Institutional Research, at

Faculty are encouraged to continue to set aside time in final class meetings for course evaluations, as has been done in the past.

Each instructor’s course evaluation will open online through EvaluationKIT in Canvas two weeks prior to the last meeting of their specific section as recorded in OPUS. Evaluations take place for most College courses from Monday, Nov. 26 until the day last day of fall classes on Tuesday, Dec.11.

  • Information and training sessions have taken place. The presentation is available online.

Faculty Senate Listening Sessions

The College Faculty Senate is hosting listening sessions as part of its review this year to gather feedback from all faculty members about how they think the Senate is functioning since its inception in 2015, as required by the College Senate bylaws. Listening sessions will take place at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 in White Hall 200, and 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 in White Hall 200.

Faculty Development: News & Opportunities

Two-Day OpEd Project Workshop Offered in Spring 2019

Emory College and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, with support from the Office of the Provost, will host the national OpEd Project's two-day intensive "Write to Change the World" workshop for Emory faculty May 15-16, 2019, for the first time on campus.

Faculty from across all disciplines, and especially women, are encouraged to apply. The OpEd Project provides professional training on how to craft and place op-eds, with a mission "to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world." Applications are due Thursday, Jan. 31, and can be found on the CFDE website.

New Faculty Orientation & Luncheon Series

The final luncheon this semester for new faculty will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 in the Rose Library, 10th floor of Woodruff Library. The luncheon will feature presentations and discussion about library resources available to Emory faculty.

Applications for QEP Workshop, Honorarium Open

As part of Emory’s Quality Enhancement Plan: The Nature of Evidence, faculty are invited to apply for the fifth, and final, Faculty Development Workshop on Evidence-Focused Seminars taking place May 15-17, 2019.

The application is open to any faculty member who will teach a First Year Seminar (FSEM) OR an upper level seminar in 2019-2020. Faculty may choose to develop a new course or re-develop an existing course into an Evidence-Focused Seminar. Faculty who complete the workshop and all requirements will receive an honorarium of $3,000.

More details about the workshop are available on the QEP website. Email for more information about the application process and requirements. Applications are due Jan. 14. Decisions and notifications about acceptance will be made by Jan. 25, 2019.

Hightower Funds Available for Spring 2019 Events

Each year Emory College receives funds from the Hightower endowment, which memorializes the late Robert E. Hightower Sr. This endowment provides funds to bring outstanding visiting lecturers to Emory and are limited to honoraria.

The College has typically committed funds of $75,000-$100,000 annually. These include small allocations for partial funding of a single speaker to larger amounts to support conferences with several speakers.

To apply, follow the directions on the Hightower Fund Application. Applications are due Thursday, Nov. 15 and should be submitted electronically to

Winship Awards for Senior Lecturers, Professors of Pedagogy

Emory College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a competition for the Winship Awards for Senior Lecturers and Professors of Pedagogy. The Winship Awards, typically one or two per academic year, will provide a one-semester leave (i.e. a release from both teaching and service) and a $1,500 budget for professional expenses during the year of the award. Winners of the Winship Awards for Senior Lecturers may take their leaves during either semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

More information about the application process can be found on the Office of Faculty website.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.

T&P Materials Due Dec. 1

Teaching portfolios, service materials, and other documents are due by Saturday, Dec. 1 for all tenure-track faculty undergoing pre-tenure, tenure, or promotion to full professor review during 2018-19. Upload to Interfolio RPT. Details are available here. Contact with questions.

2019 CFDE Writing Groups: Call for Participants

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence invites all faculty to participate in its annual program of writing groups. The groups are structured around participants' preferences for goals, groupings, frequency, and format. These groups will be small, with four to seven members each.

To participate, complete and submit the questionnaire at this link by Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. The writing groups begin meeting January 2019 for the spring semester and are given the option to continue into the following fall. For more information, contact Allison Adams, (, (404) 727-5269.

Undergraduate Education: News and Deadlines

Extended Withdrawal Deadline

The extended withdrawal deadline for new students (first-year, transfer or Oxford continuees) is this Friday, Nov. 16. Students are required to get the signature of their instructor on the withdrawal paperwork. Your signature on the paperwork does not indicate your approval of the student's decision, merely that they have had the conversation with you regarding their intentions. Students must submit their paperwork to White Hall 300 by 4 p.m., Nov. 16.

OUE Proctored Final Exams

The Office for Undergraduate Education will proctor final exams for students who are unable to take their exam at the regularly scheduled time. To reserve an exam time, instructors can submit a request through the Office for Undergraduate Education website. Reservations, exams and proctor instructions must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the exam. Please work with the Office of Accessibility Services for students who have accommodations.

Oxford Connections 2019

New Student Programs is preparing for this year's Oxford Connections event on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. This event marks the beginning of the transition to the Atlanta campus from the Oxford College campus.

As part of the event, students will meet with academic department representatives from 1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m. Departments are asked to schedule an informational session or drop-in open office hours. Departments are asked to fill out the Departmental RSVP form with their preference by Friday, Nov. 16. Email questions or concerns New Student Programs at

Upcoming Meetings

Nov 14, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Faculty Senate Meeting

Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Dec 5, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Faculty Senate Meeting

Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Nov 14, 9:30 AM College Senate Faculty Listening Session

Location: White Hall 200

Nov 19, 4:00 PM College Senate Faculty Listening Session

Location: White Hall 200

Dec 7, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM New Faculty Luncheon

Location: Rose Library, 10th Floor of Woodruff Library

Topic: Library Resources

Dec 10, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Department Chairs Meeting

Location: Ackerman Hall, Carlos Museum