December 1, 2021 Volume 6 Issue 9

Fall 2021 Course Evaluations Underway

The majority of Emory College’s course evaluations (both graduate and undergraduate) went live today at 8 a.m. In most cases, students will have until the end of the day on Wednesday, December 15 to submit, though this window may have been modified by the instructor or department staff.

In general, students should be able to complete evaluations (or formally opt-out) via Canvas, but as a backup, they may also use the individualized link they should have received in their email from Non-responding students will also receive a reminder 72 hours prior to the closure of each course’s individual submission window. Sections receiving evaluations from less than half their enrolled students will not yield full reports, so instructors are encouraged to devote some time in class to their completion. Instructors or staff with questions can email the College’s course evaluation team at

LGS Faculty Town Hall Dec. 13

Laney Graduate School Dean Kimberly Jacob Arriola invites all LGS faculty to a town hall meeting and listening session about the LGS faculty membership policy from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Monday, December 13. All LGS faculty should receive a Zoom link via email and a copy of the current drafted policy prior to the meeting.

Prior to the pandemic, much work went into developing a university-wide policy that would define Graduate Faculty membership and responsibilities. Dean Arriola will give a brief presentation of what is and is not included in the proposed policy and describe the review process, but will then spend most of the session taking questions and listening to faculty feedback about the policy draft before it is finalized early next year.

Take the University Transportation Survey

Transportation & Parking Services and the Office of Sustainability Initiatives request faculty and staff participation in a transportation survey. Your responses give Emory important data to calculate its greenhouse gas emissions inventory and help evaluate and improve transportation offerings throughout Emory and the Atlanta region.

All responses will remain confidential and participation is voluntary. The survey should take about 5 minutes to complete, and it will be open until Thursday, December 9, 2021. Take the Survey via the link. Any questions, please contact or

Faculty Development and Funding Opportunities

Winship Awards for Lecture-Track Faculty: Applications Due Dec. 10

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 academic year 2022-2023.

During this leave, the Winship award winners will pursue activities described in written proposals that accompany their applications. These activities should foster their professional development related to their teaching. Full details on how to apply are available on the Office of Faculty website.

Applications should be emailed to The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 p.m., Friday, December 10. Questions about applications for the Winship Awards for Lecture-Track Faculty should be addressed to Deboleena Roy, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, at

Applications Due Dec. 15 for Spring 2022 Emory Public Scholars Institute

In Spring 2022, the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and the Emory College Office of Communications will offer the Emory Public Scholars Institute, a four-session curriculum for faculty interested in engaging more deeply with various forms of traditional and new media and public audiences to heighten the profile and influence of their research and scholarship. The curriculum will be activity-oriented and participatory, with workshops focused on helping participants hone their expertise in each topic area. 

Emory College faculty are encouraged to apply to participate in the institute. Space is available for faculty from each school who have the potential and interest to contribute meaningfully to public discourses, and who would welcome and benefit from a structured program of guidance and support.

The institute will take place one Friday per month, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Apply online here by Wednesday, December 15. The institute’s four sessions include:

  • Communicating with a General Audience
    Friday, Jan 21, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Explore best practices for persuasive communication that makes messages memorable for non-specialist readers/audiences. Develop/practice delivery of a three-minute elevator pitch about your research and scholarship.
  • Your Online Identity and Finding Your Comfort Zone in Social Media
    Friday, February 18, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Online and social media strategies to extend the reach of research and scholarship and strategies for counteracting misinformation and managing online hostility.
  • Media Training (or, How to Become an “Expert”)
    Friday, March 18, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Strategies for working effectively with mainstream media outlets and with print/digital reporters. Will include mock interviews videotaped for feedback on everything from length of answers to posture to verbal and nonverbal tics.
  • Workshop with Dad’s Garage Theater
    Friday, April 22, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Learn to use improvisational theater techniques to engage non-expert audiences with research and ideas in live settings.

The first three institute sessions will be led by teams of experienced Emory faculty and skilled Emory communications professionals, while the fourth session will be led by theater professionals from Dad’s Garage.

The first three sessions will be offered in a hybrid format – both online and in-person (box lunches will be provided for in-person participants). The fourth session will be offered in-person only. If pandemic conditions necessitate, however, we will pivot to an online only format for all four sessions.

For more information, contact Allison Adams, associate director, research and scholarship, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence,, or Beverly Cox Clark, director of communications, Emory College of Arts and Science,

Applications for Fox Center 2022-2023 Senior Fellows Program Due Jan. 14

The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry announces up to four annual internal Fellowships available to tenured members of the Emory University faculty for an academic year of study and residence in the Center. FCHI Senior Fellows will be released from their university teaching and service commitments for the academic year, in addition to receiving a research budget from the Center.

The application deadline is January 14, 2022. The application and more information are available on the Fox Center website. Former Senior Fellowship recipients may reapply after an interval of ten years, although the selection committee will prioritize new applicants.

Fall 2022 Grade Deadlines

Grades for Fall 2022 courses are due as noted below:

  • 10 a.m., Thursday, December 16: Graduating seniors and Oxford students
  • 10 a.m., Friday, December 17: Graduating Seniors and Oxford Students whose exams were held on December 15.
  • 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, December 21: All other grades.

Faculty Promotion Info Due Jan. 15

Chairs should notify the Office of Faculty ( by January 15, 2022 about any tenure-track faculty members who plan to be reviewed for promotion to full Professor during 2022-23. More information is available here. Likewise, chairs and directors should notify the Office of Faculty ( by January 15, 2022 about any lecture-track faculty members who plan to be reviewed for promotion to Professor of Pedagogy during 2022-23. More information is available here.

First Fridays @4 Dec. 3 with AAS Professor Kali Gross

Emory College and the James Weldon Johnson Institute present the next “First Fridays at 4: Emory Faculty Scholarship on Race,” a program featuring the groundbreaking scholarship of Emory College faculty (many of them recent hires) on a wide variety of topics related to the study of race, difference, and social justice. Kali Gross, Professor of African American Studies, will continue the “First Fridays at 4” series this Friday, December 3 at 4 p.m.  She will discuss Maria: 1681, featuring her historical research and current book project on Black women and capital punishment. She will map historical disparities, touch upon research challenges, and explore the need for histories on difficult subjects. Register here for the Zoom event.

Reminder: Open Office Hours for Faculty with Dean Roy

Deboleena Roy, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, will hold open office hours twice a month during the remainder of the semester. New faculty are especially encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to speak with Dean Roy and meet other faculty in smaller group settings. Faculty may RSVP and receive meeting information by contacting Shannon DeMyers at Remaining office hours this fall include:

  • Thursday, Dec. 2, 1 – 2 p.m. (In person)
  • Friday, Dec. 10, 2 – 3 p.m. (Zoom)

Upcoming Meetings

Dec 3, 8:30 - 10:00 AM Chair/Directors Workshop: "Lecture-Track, Reappointment, and Promotion"

Location: Zoom - RSVP to

Dec 3, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM New Faculty Session: "Emory Library Sources"

Location: Zoom - RSVP to

Dec 10, 8:30 - 10:00 AM Chair/Directors Workshop: "Business Operations Overview/Strategic Allocation of Resources"

Location: Zoom - RSVP to

Dec 15, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Department Chair Meeting

Location: Convocation Hall, Room 208