August 24, 2022 Volume 7 Issue 2

Welcome: New Additions to College leadership

The Emory College leadership team is excited to welcome three new members this year, who include:

  • Anita Corbet, Samuel C. Dobbs Professor of Biology and co-director of the MD/PhD program in the Emory School of Medicine, joins the College administration as senior associate dean for research with the retirement of Ron Calabrese. In this role, she coordinates efforts to promote and support research by the faculty in the arts and sciences. She also works to support and promote research by Emory College students.
  • Branden Grimmett joins the College as associate dean and vice provost for career and professional development. He will lead the new Pathways Center for student professional development as part of the university’s student flourishing initiative. The Pathways Center will integrate existing resources and programs as well as create new initiatives to support purposeful professional development and career exploration across the entire undergraduate experience.
  • Ed Lee joins the College as the senior director of inclusivity. Lee works directly with academic unit chairs to develop and facilitate department/program level programming and discussion on DEI-related issues across the College. He previously served as senior director in Campus Life of the Barkley Forum for Debate Deliberation, and Dialogue, which houses Emory’s nationally acclaimed debate team and dialogue programs.

Faculty Resources

Fall 2022 ECAS Teaching Workshop Recordings

Recordings are now available for the ECAS Teaching Workshops offered last week:

  • ECAS Teaching Tech Tools for Fall 2022 (passcode: fall22ecas!): This session provides a short overview of new features available in a few of Emory's popular educational technology tools (Zoom whiteboard, VoiceThread, PollEverywhere, & Panopto).
  • Productive Chatter: Engaging Student Talk through Backchannel Communications (passcode: fall22ecas!): During remote learning, many instructors found that Zoom’s Chat function enriched their classroom participation and offered students a unique platform to engage in discussion in online courses. This session explores how teachers can use Microsoft Teams to bring the advantages of backchannel communication into their on-campus classrooms.
  • Panopto Creator Training: Panopto-led training for ECAS faculty interested in creating and managing video through the tool.

Lecture Capture & Video Management

Panopto is a comprehensive video management and lecture-capture tool that is integrated with Canvas and may be used by Emory College instructors and students to create and manage videos. To schedule Panopto lecture-capture for your fall 2022 course, please complete this request form. Visit the Panopto Faculty Resource Hub to access important support information as you begin using Panopto in your courses. If you have any questions, please reach out to (for technical assistance) or (for instructional design assistance).

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 the College is eligible, including tenure-track, lecture-track, adjunct, and visiting faculty as well as graduate students. The request can be up to $350. The link to request funds is Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management.

Faculty Series: The Honor Code

This fall, faculty are invited to join Jason Ciejka and Blaire Wilson from OUE for a series of discussions about the Honor Code and academic integrity. Last spring, the Emory College student body voted to adopt a new Undergraduate Academic Honor Code that applies to all students in Emory College, Goizueta Business School, and Oxford College and takes effect this fall semester. The first session, ”The Teachable Moment: Talking to Your Class about the Importance of Academic Integrity” takes place from noon-1 p.m., Friday, September 30, in White Hall 200. To RSVP for this session, click here.

Workshop on Faculty Recruitment for Excellence and Diversity Aug. 31

The FY23 Workshop on Faculty Recruitment for Excellence and Diversity will be held 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, August 31 in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library. All department chairs, lead staff, and search committee chairs involved in FY23 searches should attend. Search committee members are also welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Reminder to anyone involved in a 2022-2023 faculty search that detailed information on the process and required forms can be found on the Office of Faculty website.

Reminder: Add/Drop/Swap Extended Deadline

Emory University has extended the course add/drop/swap period, among a variety of additional changes, for all undergraduate students. The primary changes that will affect faculty are as follows:

  • Add/Drop/Swap will end on Wednesday, September 7 for Fall 2022.
  • An extended ‘drop only’ period will be in effect until Tuesday, September 27 for Fall 2022. Students will be required to petition through OUE for an extended drop to ensure that such actions won’t drop them below full-time enrollment or detrimentally affect progress to graduation.
  • Wednesday, October 12 will be the partial withdrawal deadline and S/U Change deadline for Fall 2022.

The full academic calendar for fall 2022 can be found on the OUE Website. Additional important dates for faculty can be found on “Important Dates for Faculty” document.

Nominations Open for International Awards

The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI) invites nominations for three prestigious awards from Emory University. The international awards honor the achievements of a faculty member, an international alumnus/a, and a staff member, and they recognize the extraordinary work that enriches Emory University’s global impact. These awards include the Marion V. Creekmore Award for Internationalization, the Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award, and the International Outreach Award. Visit the GSI website to submit a nomination and view the lists of previous award winners. Please submit nominations by Friday, September 30, 2022.

Featured Event: "I, Too" documentary premiere with Carol Anderson Sept. 7

From the mind of Professor Carol Anderson, “I, Too” explores historical connections to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Join Anderson and WABE’s Rose Scott on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at The Carter Center for the documentary premiere, followed by conversation. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the screening will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Learn more and register.

Upcoming Meetings

Sep 2, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM New Faculty Workshop

Location: Candler Library, Room 114

Office of Undergraduate Education - Leader: Joanne Brzinski

Sep 9, 9:00 - 10:00 AM Chairs/Directors Workshop

Location: PAIS 225 (Psychology Building)

First Semester Transitions and Challenges (for new Chairs and Directors Only) - Leader: Deboleena Roy

Sep 23, 8:30 - 10:00 AM Chairs/Directors Workshop

Location: TBD

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