January 12, 2022 Volume 6 Issue 12

Reminder: Boosters and Attestation Deadline Jan. 19

All faculty, staff and students are required to receive a COVID-19 booster by Wednesday January 19. Instructions for students, faculty, and staff can be found on the Emory Forward vaccine page. Those not eligible for the booster, per CDC guidelines, by January 19 must get boosted within two weeks of becoming eligible.

You will need to fill out the University’s attestation form that you have received the booster. Please note: If you have previously uploaded your updated vaccine card with your booster information to the Emory HOME portal, you will still need to fill out the attestation form. You will need your Emory ID and password to log in to fill out the form. You should then receive an email (check your spam folder) confirming your attestation from “Emory Covid Vaccine.”

COVID-19 Screening Tests Available

All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to take regular advantage of the free and available COVID-19 screening tests offered Monday-Friday at various locations around campus. For more information and to schedule a test, please see the Emory Forward website.

January Deadlines

Faculty Promotion Info Due This Friday

Chairs should notify the Office of Faculty (dean_of_faculty@emory.edu) by Friday, January 15 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 (dean_of_faculty@emory.edu) by January 15 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.

Fox Center 2022-2023 Senior Fellows Program Applications 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.

URC Grant Requests Due Jan. 14

The University Research Committee (URC) is currently accepting applications for 2022-2023 URC grant funding. Regular, continuing full-time faculty are eligible to apply for a URC grant. Policies, guidelines and the application form can be found at URC Policies and Guidelines | Emory University | Atlanta GA. The deadline for submission is January 14, 2022.

WE Impact Circle Accepting Funding Proposals

The Women of Emory (WE) Impact Circle invites faculty, staff, and students to submit funding proposal, for Emory projects and programs that advance the causes of women and girls on campus, in Atlanta, and beyond. Learn more about grant eligibility and submit your application HERE. Applications will be accepted online through Thursday, January 27, with funds to be used in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Faculty Leave Requests Due Jan. 31

All faculty requesting a leave of absence in 2022-2023 (pre-tenure, regular, special, parental, medical, sabbatical, and post-tenure – including those that are externally funded or unpaid) need to complete a Qualtrics survey by January 31. The Faculty Leave Request Survey is available here.

The guidelines for leave applications are available on the Office of Faculty website. Please note that the guidelines include an explanation of the requirement that faculty applying for regular sabbaticals and those undergoing tenure review anticipating leaves must also apply for funding from a source external to Emory. A research abstract and a copy of the external application materials will be required as part of the leave request. The guidelines also include a procedure, in exceptional cases, for requesting a waiver from this policy. Please send questions to Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu.

Pedagogy Mini-grants Available

Emory College offers mini-grants to support Emory College faculty teaching. A mini-grant should be used for an activity directly related to a class you are teaching during the semester. Anyone currently teaching in Emory College is eligible, including tenure-track faculty, lecture-track, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty and graduate students. The request can be up to $350. The link to request funds is Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management.

Call for Temporary Faculty for 2022-2023

Reminder to Department Chairs and Directors: Please submit your temporary faculty requests for next year by Tuesday, February 15. The Qualtrics link to complete for each instructor is Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions. Please email Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu with questions.

Brittain Award Nominations Due Feb. 18

The 2022 M.L. Brittain Award nomination process is now open. The award is given annually at Commencement to one undergraduate and one graduate student who have performed the most “significant, meritorious, and devoted service to Emory University.” Fall 2021 or spring 2022 graduates are eligible for nomination. Nomination letters should be submitted to Sandra Edwards, sandra.edwards@emory.edu, by Friday, February 18. Please see the call for nominations for more information about the award.

Inclement Weather Reminder

In the event of harsh winter weather, please call the Emory Closing information/inclement weather hotline, 404-727-1234, for the latest University information. Closings and delayed openings also will be posted to the main Emory web homepage, www.emory.edu and across the University’s social media channels.

Department staff and chairs should discuss how closing information to their staff and faculty will be handled should a closing occur. For more information regarding emergency preparedness and response, see the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) website.

Reminder: Add/Drop/Swap Modifications

Add/Drop/Swap (A/D/S) is now underway and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18.  Please note that some students will need to make changes after Add/Drop/Swap formally ends due to challenges they may have with the remote start. College staff will work with them on late changes through January 24 to help ensure academic continuity. Any late changes will be subject to space availability.  

Upcoming Meetings

Jan 14, 8:30 - 10:30 AM Chair session with tenure-track faculty on tenure process

Location: TBD

Email: dean_of_faculty@emory.edu

Jan 28, 8:30 - 10:00 AM Chair/Director session with lecturer-track faculty on LTF process

Location: TBD

Email: dean_of_faculty@emory.edu