May 11, 2022 Volume 6 Issue 20

New Date! Emory College Staff Consortium Picnic May 18

Please join your fellow Emory College staff colleagues for a lunch gathering to celebrate each other and the end of a successful academic year on Wednesday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Quad. Lunch will be catered by Sweet Auburn Barbecue (vegetarian options available), Simply Done Donuts, and King of Pops. Food truck check-in will be located by White Hall. Please RSVP by Friday, May 13 at this link. See you there!

New Student Orientation: Faculty Connection Panels - Save The Date!

Please save the date and time for the First-Year Faculty Connections Mentor Panels on Tuesday, August 23 during Emory College Summer Orientation. The First-Year Faculty Connection Panels are scheduled from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The panel meetings will all be on Zoom. Student moderators will prep students from 2:30-2:45 p.m., and the faculty panel/breakout sessions will take the remaining 45 minutes. Look for more details later this summer.

Emory College Faculty Retirements for 2021-22

At the end of every academic year, we celebrate our collective endeavor — the work that we do as scholars, teachers, citizens — by recognizing the members of our faculty who are retiring. Read more about our colleagues and take a moment to celebrate their tremendous contributions to Emory and beyond.

Upcoming Deadlines

Final Grades

Grade rosters are currently open in OPUS for grade entry. Final grades for ALL students are due at 11:59 p.m., Thursday, May 12. Instructions on grade entry can be found on the University Registrar’s website.

Annual Reviews for Staff, Merit Recommendation for Faculty

All 2021-2022 performance reviews for staff are due by Friday, June 3.

Chairs and Directors need to have faculty merit recommendations submitted by Friday, May 20 using the ECAS Merit Tool.

Questions about the performance or merit process can be directed to

Lecture-Track Promotions

The 2022-2023 review process for promotion from lecturer to senior lecturer begins soon. Chairs and directors should email by Wednesday, June 1, with the names of any faculty from their departments or programs who wish to be reviewed for promotion to senior lecturer during the upcoming academic year. More information about the promotion process and deadlines is available here.

Department and Program Reporting

The Online Annual Report System (OARS) for departments and programs will open Wednesday, May 11, and will close on June 30, 2022. Your departmental report is available here. Departments and programs may need to streamline their approach to department/program 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 ( or Lori Cavagnaro (

Apply Now: July 2022 Faculty Writing Retreat

The Office of the Provost is sponsoring an in-person, residential faculty writing retreat Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28, at Dahlonega Resort in the Northeast Georgia mountains, less than two hours from the Emory campus. 

The structure of the retreat will be flexible to allow participants to "take what they need" from the three days: long stretches of writing/focus/deep concentration time and little else; work with a writing coach to develop a sustainable and productive writing practice; or focus on building a writing practice within a community of other faculty writers and establish a writing group. 

All regular, full-time faculty members (both tenure and non-tenure-track) are welcome to apply. Participating faculty must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All participants must also able to commit to attending the full four days of the retreat. All expenses will be paid except for transportation to and from the retreat.

Space is limited; participants will be selected by the Office of the Provost. The application deadline is June 15. Applicants will be notified of selection status no later than June 27. Application Form

For more information, contact Allison Adams, director, research and scholarship, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence,

ECS 101 Facilitator Applications are Open

Apply now to be an ECS 101 facilitator for Fall 2022! ECS 101 is a 1-credit course that meets weekly throughout the fall semester and is designed to help first-year students with their transition to Emory. In Fall 2022, 50 sections (capped at 30 students) will be offered, each led by two facilitators. Facilitators will be paired with someone from different parts of the University. Please see Facilitator Qualifications.pdf and Facilitator Job Description.pdf for more information.

All facilitators will receive up to $500 extra-duty pay at the end of the Fall 2022 term. If you have additional questions regarding this opportunity, please reach out to Tina McDowell at

HSC Learning Outcomes Assessment Report Now Available

The Curriculum, Assessment, and Educational Policy Committee recently completed an assessment of the learning outcomes for the History, Society, Cultures General Education Requirement. Faculty teaching HSC courses in the Fall 2021 semester submitted data about the degree to which students achieved the learning outcomes for their courses. Faculty also reported on changes and improvements they are planning in response to what they learned through the assessment. An executive summary of the HSC assessment may be found here.

University Staff Fest this Friday

Staff Fest is for current Emory University staff, faculty and retirees. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. There is still time to sign up for:

  • Fun Run/Fun Walk (check in starts at 9:45 am, race starts at 10:30)
  • Volleyball Tournament (games start at 10:30)
  • Chalk the Walk (teams may start as early as 8 am and must be finished by noon)

More details can be found at

Save the Date!

College Staff Service Award Ceremony, Thursday, August 18, 10 - 11 a.m.