February 23, 2022 Volume 6 Issue 15

International Travel Protocols Update

International travel for fully vaccinated faculty and staff for the purposes of research, scholarship, training, professional development, or university business activities must be approved by the Dean of Faculty. Travelers are required to sign a vaccination attestation and risk acknowledgment form, which can be requested by contacting Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu.

Faculty and staff not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 require approval through the ETSC. Visit the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives website for ETSC permission request instructions.

Internationalizing the Classroom: Discussion with Emory College Faculty Feb. 25

Join Emory Online 12-1:15 p.m., Friday, February 25 as a panel of Emory College faculty share their experiences successfully internationalizing their classrooms. We will discuss examples of international collaboration with faculty and students abroad in a range of disciplines and courses as well as Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) pedagogy. COIL approaches may be applied to both in-person and online courses. Register for this Zoom session here

Featured Panelists:

  • Rachel Hall-Clifford
    Assistant Professor, Human Health & Sociology
  • Mizuki Mazzotta
    Lecturer, Russian and East Asian Languages & Cultures
  • Simona Muratore
    Senior Lecturer, Department of French & Italian
  • Leda Lozier
    ACLS Post-doctoral Fellow, Office of International & Summer Programs

College and University Award Nominations Due Soon

2022 Award of Distinction Nominations for staff due Feb. 28

Nominations are currently open for Emory University’s 2022 Award of Distinction, which is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The Award of Distinction Program recognizes staff members who are consistently outstanding in performing their jobs and who have made specific, exceptional contributions that have impacted their department/school or the university. The recognized honorees will be invited to a special dinner hosted by President Fenves (assuming health conditions are favorable) and receive a $1,000 award.

All current regular full- and part-time staff, who are employed for at least one year, are eligible to be nominated. Previous awardees are eligible for nomination. Emory Healthcare employees, faculty, faculty equivalents, librarians, and retirees are not eligible for the Award of Distinction.

Nominations should be based on consistent excellence in the performance of job duties and responsibilities and should cite examples of how the employee has demonstrated:

  • Service and contributions in the work environment that have been rendered above and beyond the call of duty; and/or
  • Exemplary personal qualities that have enhanced the overall effectiveness of, or public regard for, the services provided by the department or Emory University.

Nominations can be made by faculty or staff. Employees may not nominate themselves. A completed nomination form with required endorsements must accompany the written recommendation of no more than 500 words. A department, school, or division may submit one nomination for every 50 FTE regular staff.

All nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Monday, February 28. Further information is available at www.hr.emory.edu/AwardOfDistinction. If you have questions, please contact Melissa Morgan at melissa.morgan@emory.edu.

Cuttino Mentoring Award Nominations Due March 4

This award is named in honor of the late history professor George Peddy Cuttino, who was known among several generations of Emory students not only as a teacher, but also as an outstanding mentor beyond the classroom. The successful recipient of this prestigious award should exhibit a similar record of exceptional mentoring of students. One page nomination letters addressed to Senior Associate Dean Deboleena Roy, should be sent to the Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu email address with “Cuttino Award” in the subject line by Friday, March 4, and include specific information about the nominee’s record as a mentor. 

McMullan Award Nominations Due March 4

Emory College is soliciting nominations for the Lucius Lamar McMullan Award. The McMullan Award is meant to honor a graduating senior of uncommon stature in the eyes of the Emory community. Academic achievement is an important criterion, but not the sole measure of excellence. The recipient should also demonstrate outstanding citizenship, exceptional leadership, and singular qualities of mind and character. The winner of the McMullan Award will receive $30,000 at the time of graduation to be used for any purpose of their choosing. Nominations should be submitted via the nomination form by Friday, March 4. Please see the call for nominations or email Jason Ciejka, jciejka@emory.edu, for more information.

Named Chair Nominations Due March 15

Faculty department chairs and program directors are encouraged to nominate their colleagues for consideration as named chairs. Nominations play a crucial role in helping to identify faculty deserving of recognition. All nominations are kept on file for three years. In particular, nominations for the Dobbs and White chairs may be considered over several years, and new materials may be added to the file after the initial nomination. Nominees should not already be holders of named chairs.

To nominate a faculty member, please submit a brief letter of nomination (no more than one page) and a copy of their detailed CV to Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu by Tuesday, March 15. Nominations that include letters of support (no more than one page) from more than one faculty member are encouraged, although all nominations will be considered carefully.

Descriptions of Named Chairs and the Winship Award include:
Samuel Candler Dobbs: Full professors who have shown extraordinary accomplishment and considerable future promise in research and teaching.

Goodrich C. White: Full professors who have distinguished themselves by extraordinary service to the university and by strong accomplishment in research and teaching.

Winship Distinguished Research Award: Three are awarded annually. Tenured faculty who demonstrate singular accomplishments in research. Such recognition should honor achievement and further scholarly research and research-based teaching. Awarded for a three-year term.

Masse-Martin NEH Professorship: Awarded to tenured faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with a record of exemplary teaching and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical rigor and innovation. Three-year term.

Hightower Speaker Funds: Fall Requests Due April 1

Each year Emory College receive funds from the Hightower endowment, which memorializes the late Robert E. Hightower Sr. This endowment provides funds to bring outstanding visiting lecturers to Emory.

The College has typically committed funds of $75,000-$100,000 annually. These include small allocations for partial funding of a single speaker to large amounts to support conferences with several speakers. Applications for Spring and Summer events are currently being accepted.

The deadline to submit applications for Spring events is Friday, April 1. More information about the application process can be found on the Office of Faculty website. Applications should be submitted electronically to Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu.

Save the Date: First Fridays @4 March 4

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 on a wide variety of topics related to the study of race, difference, and social justice. Join us via Zoom at 4 p.m., Friday, March 4 to hear Cahoon Professor of History Malinda Maynor Lowery discuss "The Violence of Natural Law: Race, Indigeneity, and Citizenship." Lowery, a historian of identity and sovereignty in American Indian nations, will talk with WGSS Associate Professor Falguni Sheth, a political philosopher of race and gender, about the invention of natural law in the 17th and 18th centuries and how its ramifications are felt today. Register for the Zoom event here.

Office for Undergraduate Education Updates

Faculty Resources Hub

Did you know there is a Faculty Resource Hub on the OUE Website? The Hub provides faculty with easy to access information on policies, procedures and support documents for the work you are undertaking. On the Hub you can find details on the Student Concern Form process, COVID-19 student isolation/quarantine information, Important Dates for Faculty calendar, and more.

Student of Concern Form

If you have concerns about any of your students, please complete the Student of Concern Form. The OUE team is proactively working with students to connect them with resources and other support tools to aid them in their academic pursuits. Your partnership in this process is vital. Please also use the student concern form if a student notifies you that they have are isolating or quarantining.

COVID-19 Reminders

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, see the Emory Forward website.

Employees who are symptomatic, exposed, or infected with COVID-19 should follow the revised self-service instructions on Emory Forward's What Do I Do If page for guidance on reporting and contact tracing. Instructors should consult with their department chairs if they need to move a class online or have someone cover their course.

Should a student disclose that they have received a positive COVID-19 test result, or that they are currently in isolation or quarantine, please continue to follow the steps as outlined in the Guidance for Instructors Teaching In-Person with Students in Isolation or Quarantine. This is an important step in ensuring academic continuity and support for the student.

FSAP Services Available for Emotional/Mental Health

Need help with setting intentions for self-care, coping, or your general emotional/mental health? Reach out to the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 404-727-WELL (9355) or efsap@emory.edu for free coaching, counseling, or a well-being check-in consultation, or join one of FSAP’s weekly/monthly offerings. Currently all services are held virtually via Zoom.

Upcoming Meetings

Mar 15, 12:00 - 1:30 PM Third Tuesday Tacos - Faculty Event

More information to come....