June 23, 2020 Volume 4 Issue 22

Today's Issue

Today’s issue of the Faculty Focus includes information on supplementary ECOTS training, upcoming webinars exploring Juneteenth and developing as an ally, and business operations this summer.

ECOTS Supplementary Resources Available

ECOTS Week Four: Supplementary ECOTS workshops on the following topics will be offered in July:

  • First Year Writing
  • High Enrollment Courses
  • Lab Courses
  • Language Courses
  • Performance and Studio-Based Courses
  • Assessments and Exams

ECOTS Week Four will be hosted on Canvas and available to all current ECOTS participants (you do not need to enroll separately). There will be opportunities for synchronous and asynchronous discussion in each topic area throughout the beginning of July, and faculty may choose to participate in any relevant areas of interest. More information will be available to all ECOTS participants later this week. 

IT Open Office Hours: Faculty with IT questions (Zoom, Canvas, VoiceThread, etc.) may continue to visit Emory College Online Weekly Office Hours on Fridays at noon throughout July. 

Canvas Training: As Emory College faculty progress through the ECOTS training, please remember to take advantage of the supplementary technology trainings that are available:

  • Canvas Basics
  • Canvas 1, 2, 3 Series
  • Canvas Studio/Lecture Recording Tools

Access a full calendar of offerings and RSVP here.

CFDE Resources: The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence also will be offering a number of supplementary trainings throughout July. More information about those opportunities may be accessed here

Online Course Design Consultations: Faculty who would like to schedule a 1:1 consultation on their course design may register for a consult with Leah Chuchran-Davis here or Sara Jackson Wade here.

Becoming an Ally, Juneteenth Webinars Available This Week

All faculty and staff are invited to attend two events this week sponsored by Emory’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Religious and Spiritual Life, the Emory Alumni Association, and others.

Emory Explores: Become an Effective Ally

5 p.m., Wednesday, June 24
Emory Alumni Association Facebook Page
Register Here

EAA will host a conversation with LaNita Gregory Campbell, Ph.D., Director of The Office for Racial and Cultural Engagement (RACE) in Campus Life, and Alix Olson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Oxford College.

For those who want to show support but unsure what to do or say, this conversation will empower allies to support people of color and marginalized communities. We want to foster a community for allies to show support, hold each other accountable, and contribute to lasting systemic change.

Observing Juneteenth: The Conversation Continues 

Featuring Walter Rucker, Professor of African American Studies and History, and Carol E. Henderson, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 25
Zoom Webinar
Register for the webinar here.

Join us for “Observing Juneteenth: The Conversation Continues,” featuring Walter Rucker, Ph.D., Professor of African American Studies and History in the Department of African American Studies at Emory University, and Carol E. Henderson, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer of Emory University. Rucker is the author of “The River Flows On: Black Resistance Culture and Identity Formation in Early America” and “Gold Coast Diasporas: Identity, Culture, and Power.”

They will discuss Juneteenth through the lens of slavery and slave resistance, freedom and liberation, and will consider Emory University’s own legacies. Sponsored by the Emory University Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life. A video recording will be posted on the Emory OSRL YouTube page after the event.

Department and Program Reporting Deadline Extended

The Online Annual Report System (OARS) deadline has been extended to July 31. Your department report is available in the Online Annual Reporting System. If you have questions about the report or data, please contact Lane DeNicola, lane.denicola@emory.edu, or Lori Cavagnaro, lcavagn@emory.edu. If you have trouble accessing OARS, contact Marc Theune at OARS System Administrator.

Reminder: Return-to-Campus Requirements

If you are NOT part of the research ramp up but will be on campus this summer, even briefly, please send your name, department, proposed date to return to campus, and your 7-digit employee ID (if you know it) to ECAS_Connections@emory.edu. You will receive a follow-up email from Central HR informing you of the next steps in required onboarding to allow you campus access.

Please send any questions to ECAS_Connections@emory.edu.

Campus Services: Building temps, resources

College Facilities: The temperature in all College buildings will return to pre-COVID HVAC levels on August 1.

University Campus Services: Visit the Campus Services website for the most up to date information on resources for Emory College offices and departments during the phased return to campus this summer. Specifically, review the Campus Services Reopening communication regarding the actions, processes, and services provided by CS to support the return to campus.

Campus Services Contacts

Fall 2020 Updates

Comprehensive and current university information about the return to campus this fall can be found on the university’s recently launched Emory Forward website. 

Emory College Forward: FAQ’s for Faculty and Staff are available on the Emory College Forward website (formerly Emory College Remote) and will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.