May 7, 2019 Volume 3 Issue 10

Emory Commencement: Faculty Procession, Awards

Emory University’s 174th Commencement exercises will take place Monday, May 13 starting at 9 a.m. Faculty members who intend to participate in the Commencement exercises are asked to line up in full regalia no later than 8:30 a.m. on Commencement morning. The faculty will line up at the Anne Register Jones Courtyard (located between the Jones Center and the Oxford Road building).

The procession, led by the Atlanta Pipe Band and Chief University Marshal Bobbi Patterson, steps off promptly at 9 a.m. The Emory College of Arts and Sciences Diploma Ceremony will follow at 10:45 a.m. on the Quad.

College Faculty Awards

Several Emory College of Arts & Sciences faculty will be honored during the central Commencement exercises and College graduation ceremony. They include:

George P. Cuttino Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and the Department of Religion

Emory Williams Awards for Distinguished Teaching

  • Cassandra Quave, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Human Health
  • Eri Saikawa, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences
  • Dianne Marie Stewart, Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies

Emory College Award for Academic Advising

Berry J. Brosi, Winship Distinguished Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences

Spring Final Exams & Deadlines for Senior Grades

Final exams are currently underway through Wednesday, May 8. Faculty are reminded that grades for graduating seniors are due by the following dates:

  • For final exams taking place on or before May 7, senior grades are due to be submitted by 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 9.
  • For final exams that took place on May 8, senior grades are due to be submitted by 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10.
  • If you had a final exam for a large class on May 7 with a significant number of seniors, you may contact Dean Jason Ciejka ( to request an extension on the reporting deadline. If granted, grades will be due by 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10.
  • The deadline for regular grade submission is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.

Spring 2019 Incomplete Grades

A student may be granted formal permission by a dean in the Office for Undergraduate Education, in consultation with the course instructor, to defer the final examination or other parts of a course. To be eligible, a student must:

  • Complete at least 50 percent of the course work;
  • Be able to pass the course upon completion of the remaining work; and
  • Be able to complete the remaining work independently (apart from the administration of any missed quizzes or exams).

Approval of incomplete grades can only be given by the Office for Undergraduate Education and is based on information provided by the instructor as well as documentation provided to a dean by the student of the specific health or personal circumstances.

The submission deadline for incomplete work for Spring 2019 is Friday, September 13, unless otherwise agreed by the instructor and OUE. Questions regarding this policy can be directed to and the full policy is available in the Emory College Catalog.

Free Safety App Available to Emory Community

The University recommends that members of the Emory Community download the "LiveSafe" app to their mobile devices. LiveSafe is a personal safety mobile app that Emory University is providing to all students, faculty, and staff to download for free.

The app provides a quick, convenient, and discreet way to communicate directly with Emory safety officials, enhancing your overall safety and allowing Emory University Police to better protect you. Learn more about the app and how to download it on the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) website.

Further details on safety initiatives including resources, training opportunities, and new initiatives can be found on the CEPAR main website.

Classroom Updates Scheduled for Summer

In an effort to enhance the student and faculty teaching experience, the College will update classrooms this summer. These updates will include new furniture and, where necessary, new carpet/paint and audio-visual equipment.

In some cases the room capacity may change to allow for more appropriate square footage per occupant. The new seating capacity information will be updated on the Registrar's website once the updates have been completed. Questions? Contact Bryan Falgout, Assistant Registrar, 404-727-4342.

Faculty Impact Forum Call for Proposals

Emory College faculty are invited to propose themes for the 2019-2020 Faculty Impact Forums hosted by the Office of the Provost. Faculty Impact Forums are intended to convene faculty from across Emory schools, departments, and disciplines, so consider themes and questions that will draw faculty with a wide range of perspectives and areas of expertise. Proposals may be centered around completed research projects or new and developing areas for research and scholarship that are of interest to our University community.

Proposals are due Monday, July 15. More information about the proposal process, recent forum topics, and application to propose a topic for the 2019-2020 season can be found on the Office of the Provost website. Contact Caroline Driebe,, with any questions about the proposal process.

Reminder: Evaluation and Department Report Deadlines

Faculty evaluations are due Friday, May 17.

Staff evaluations are due Friday, May 31.

Department Online Annual Reports are due Friday, June 28.

Save the Date! College Staff Service Awards August 22

The College Staff Service Award Ceremony and Reception for 2018-2019 will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, August 22 in the Atwood Chemistry Building, second floor atrium area.

In 2006, Emory College instituted the Emory College Service Awards to be presented each year in recognition of College employees who complete milestone years of service (multiples of 5 years) at Emory University.

In this annual event, held at the end of the summer each year, the Dean of the College publicly recognizes service milestone recipients with monetary service awards and an ice cream reception. All current and retired College staff and faculty are invited to attend this event.

Upcoming Meetings

Jun 17, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Lead Staff Department Operations Meeting

Location: 360 Atwood Chemistry Building