June 3, 2021 Volume 5 Issue 21

Call for Proposals: University Symposium on Slavery and Dispossession

In Fall 2021, Emory will host the university-wide symposium “In the Wake of Slavery and Dispossession: Emory, Racism, and the Journey Towards Restorative Justice,” set for September 29 through October 1. The symposium will highlight ongoing efforts and research in this area, encourage creative interpretations and dialogue, and reckon with Emory’s legacy of racism and its ongoing enduring effects. The deadline for proposal submissions is June 18. Click here to learn more details about the call for proposals.

The symposium will take place in a hybrid format on Emory’s Atlanta and Oxford campuses, with in-person and virtual sessions, as well as physical and digital exhibits. Sessions and content will focus primarily on the perspectives of Black, Native American, and Indigenous peoples, but other perspectives and experiences will be welcome.

Proposals can come from students, staff, artists, scholars, and community members at Emory and the broader community who are all encouraged to contribute to and participate in a creative space of active learning, dialogue and collaboration in pursuit of healing and restoration.

Social Justice Fellows: Faculty Applications Due Friday

Emory Arts and the Center for Ethics are excited to announce the call for faculty participation in the 2021-22 cohort of the Emory Arts & Social Justice Fellows program. The deadline to apply for the 2021-22 cohort is Friday, June 4. Further information about the program and how to apply can be found on the project website, www.emoryasj.org.

Launched in the summer of 2020 amidst a global pandemic and a national reckoning on race, the program pairs six Emory faculty with six Atlanta artists to inspire conversations about race, equity, and social justice through the medium of creative collaboration. Faculty participants will partner with artists to design and incorporate creative projects into an existing fall class on any subject.

Artist fellows receive a summer stipend and salary in the fall. Faculty/artist partnerships are provided with funds to support the development and completion of creative projects. Contact Kevin Karnes, associate dean for the arts, with any questions about the program.

Staff Evaluations Due June 4

All department chairs, program directors, and other staff supervisors are reminded to complete and submit online, via HR PeopleSoft, their department and program staff evaluations by Friday, June 4. Requests for new or reinstated staff lines, staff reclassifications, equity reviews and/or promotions of staff should be sent to ECAS-merit@emory.edu using the “ECAS Staff Reclassification, Promotion or Staff Line Request Form” found on our website.

Department and Program Reporting System Open Until June 30

The Online Annual Report System (OARS) for departments and programs is now open and will close on Wednesday, June 30. Your departmental report is available here. We understand that you may need to streamline your approach for department-level reporting this year. If you have trouble accessing OARS, please contact Marc Theune at OARS System Administrator. If you have questions about the report or data, please contact Lane DeNicola (lane.denicola@emory.edu) or Lori Cavagnaro (lcavagn@emory.edu).

Connecting Globally: Project Proposals Due July 1

Emory University has partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, and Spelman College, and Kennesaw State University to form the Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative (AGREC). AGREC seeks to build and strengthen collaborative networks of multi-institutional scholars and practitioners to support global research and education initiatives in greater Atlanta. 

AGREC invites scholars to submit collaborative projects across disciplines, institutions, and universities that address a need in our global and local communities. Submit a proposal by July 1. At Emory, the AGREC partnership is stewarded by Atlanta Global Partnerships in the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives. For more info, please email Obse Ababiya, assistant director, Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives, obse.ababiya@emory.edu. Visit the AGREC site for details and links.

Honor Council Faculty Advisor Recruitment

The Emory College Honor Council is seeking faculty advisors for the 2021-2022 academic year. Faculty who serve on the Honor Council support the student Honor Council in adjudicating cases of academic misconduct. Faculty investigate reported cases alongside a student partner, review reported cases at Honor Council hearings, and serve on the Appeal Panel. Interested faculty should email Blaire Wilson, Associate Director of the Honor Council (blaire.wilson@emory.edu).

Course Planning: Religious Holidays

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life provides a comprehensive list of religious holidays to help prevent scheduling conflicts that could impact large populations in the campus community. Emory College faculty and instructors are encouraged to consider major religious observances when planning and scheduling coursework and exams in their syllabi for the upcoming academic year. According to university policy, students should work with their faculty members as early as possible to arrange reasonable accommodations for their particular religious observances. Academic deans, ORSL, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are also available for consultation.

Nominate Students for Dean's Achievement Scholarship

Did you have a remarkable first-year student in class this year? Encourage them to apply for the Dean’s Achievement Scholarship! The DAS process allows rising sophomores in Emory College or Oxford to apply for the Woodruff DAS, which provides a full scholarship, and other merit-based Dean’s Achievement Scholarships of various amounts. This year’s application deadline is Wednesday, August 1. Please direct students to the Emory College Woodruff Scholars Program website for detailed information about eligibility and the application process.

COVID-19 Updates

University Vaccination Tracking

Emory is tracking faculty, staff, and students vaccinated through Emory on the COVID-19 dashboard. If you received your COVID-19 vaccine outside of the Emory system, please upload your vaccine card to the Emory H.O.M.E health portal. This information will ensure we have an accurate representation of our vaccinated community. 

Get Your Vaccine: Registration Process for Faculty and Staff

All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to get a vaccine and can follow the registration process outlined below. 

You may sign into your Employee Health Portal and complete your COVID-19 vaccination consent. After your vaccination consent is complete, and when appointments are available, you will receive an email from noreplywebchart@med-web.com where a link will be provided to schedule your appointment through Emory Healthcare. 

Check the Emory Forward site regularly for the latest information on vaccine availability and distribution for the Emory community.

Emory Forward

For the latest Emory University COVID-19 guidelines and information, visit the Emory Forward website.

Have a Great Summer!

This edition of Faculty Focus marks the final issue for this academic year. We will resume publication again in early August. Any questions? Contact Emory College Director of Communications Beverly Cox Clark, beverly.clark@emory.edu.