November 16, 2022 Volume 7 Issue 8

Prepare for Fall 2022 Course Evaluations

Fall 2022 online course evaluations for most courses in Emory College will launch at 8 a.m., Monday, November 28, and remain open through Wednesday, December 7. All evaluations will be open for submission during this time unless an instructor or department administrator has made changes to deployment times. During this period, faculty are encouraged to set aside time in final class meetings for course evaluations.

Instructors and department staff may still customize evaluations as follows:

  • Instructors’ course evaluation customization access ends at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, November 18.
  • Department staff will continue to have access through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22
  • The third and final Configuration Workshop (for department staff only) will be held via Zoom, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. this Friday, November 18. Interested participants can register here and will receive a Zoom link.

Questions about the course evaluation process may be emailed to

OUE Final Exam Proctoring

The Office for Undergraduate Education will proctor final exams for students who 1) cannot take their exam at the scheduled time due to conflicting exams, or 2) have testing accommodations through DAS. Faculty can request that OUE proctor a final exam for students in these categories by completing the appropriate form on the Faculty Resources page on the OUE website. Please submit questions to

Faculty Funding Opportunities

Winship Award Applications for Teaching Faculty Now Open

Emory College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Winship Awards for Associate Teaching Professors and Teaching Professors (formerly 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 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 applications is 5 p.m., Friday, December 9. Questions about applications for the Winship Awards for Teaching Faculty may be sent to Deboleena Roy, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, at

Call for Proposals: Spring 2023 Community-Engaged Learning Grants

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, under the direction of Director of Engaged Learning Vialla Hartfield-Méndez, is now accepting applications on a rolling basis (while funds last) for Community-Engaged Learning through Friday, December 9.

Proposals should explain how community-engaged pedagogy will address critical community needs in the metro Atlanta area. Proposals may present projects in the early stages of community partnership. Eligible applicants include graduate students, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty, lecturers, and tenure track faculty who seek to work with neighborhood groups, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, or other similar organizations. Grants offer up to $1,500 in funding to support project components. The application review begins Friday, November 18. For more information on grant guidelines and to apply, please visit this CFDE webpage.

Grants Available for Emory Projects Supporting Black Communities, Women and Girls

Alumni and donors have come together to provide funding for Emory students, staff, and faculty. The Black Emory and Women of Emory Impact Circles invite funding proposals for Emory projects and programs that advance the causes of their respective communities of interest on campus, in the city, and beyond.

Current Emory employees or students are eligible to apply on behalf of departments, offices, programs, and/or registered student organizations. Learn more about grant eligibility and submit your application for the Black Emory Impact Circle or the Women of Emory Impact Circle. Applications will be accepted online through January 27, 2023, with funds to be used during the 2023-2024 academic year. Contact Julie Earnhart ( with any questions.

ILA Accepting Proposals for Spring 2023 Sidecar Courses

The Institute for Liberal Arts invites applications from Emory College faculty members interested in developing a sidecar course as part of a team that includes a faculty member in another department or discipline and two IDEAS fellows.

If you are interested but you don’t have a partner, please email Kim Loudermilk ( and Peter Wakefield ( If you don’t know any IDEAS fellows, we will match you with fellows.

Each faculty member in the team receives $1,000 (before taxes). No more than six sidecar courses will be funded in Spring 2023. Proposals are due Friday, November 18, 2022. Please visit the webpage for more details.

Faculty Promotion Info Due Soon

Department chairs should notify the Office of Faculty ( by January 15, 2023 about any tenure-track faculty members who plan to be reviewed for promotion to full professor and/or teaching-track faculty members who plan to be reviewed for promotion to teaching professor during 2023-24. More information is available for tenure track and for teaching track.

All Eyes on Georgia: The Senate Runoff Election & 2022 Midterm Postmortem

Join Emory’s nationally renowned election experts and Emory College interim Dean Carla Freeman for an online moderated discussion on the Dec. 6 Senate runoff election in Georgia, post-midterm election analysis, and what’s next for American democracy. The online webinar takes place at 7 p.m., Monday, November 28. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Dean Freeman will moderate the discussion with members of Emory College’s Department of Political Science, including:

  • Alan Abramowitz, Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science Emeritus;
  • Bernard Fraga, Associate Professor of Political Science; and
  • Andra Gillespie, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference.

Join the 'First Fridays' Lecture, Faculty Reception Thursday, Dec. 1

Emory College’s next “First Fridays at 4 p.m.”— designed to build intellectual community and highlight groundbreaking faculty scholarship in a wide variety of topics related to race, ethnicity, and social justice — takes place Thursday, Dec. 1 with Valerie Babb, the Andrew Mellon Professor of the Humanities in the departments of African American studies and English, whose research explores African American literature and culture. Professor Babb will give a brief lecture on “This I Accomplish: Harriet Powers and Finding the Black Interior” followed by a lively faculty reception and social hour.

The James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference and Emory College launched the First Fridays series in early 2021 as a way to build community and conversation informed by new faculty research across disciplines.

Holiday Giving

Trade the Malls for Walls

Emory College faculty, staff and administrators have participated in the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence “Trade the Malls for Walls” program since it began in 2008. This program helps families using the center’s services have a better holiday. Common items families request include bedding, kitchen goods, and cleaning supplies. We are also asked to help with winter clothing as needed and gifts for each family member.

Please follow the links below to purchase items for one or more families. Each mother created Target gift registries of items they need. Purchases from the family’s list are delivered directly to the family from Target. Families we are supporting include:

Whether you can purchase one or a few items, your contribution will make a huge impact on a family celebrating their first holiday safe from abuse.

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Another giving opportunity is with the Atlanta Community Food Bank ( This organization is always appreciative of a financial donation but especially so at this time of the year. Donate today.

Upcoming Meetings

Nov 16, 4:00 PM Emory College Senate

Location: Jones Room or Zoom (

Dec 2, 8:30 AM Chairs/Directors Workshop: Business Operations

Location: TBD

Overview/Strategic Allocation for Resources

Dec 2, 11:30 AM New Faculty Workshop: Emory Library and Museums

Location: TBD

Dec 5, 4:00 PM Department Chair Meeting

Location: Ackerman Hall, 3rd Floor Carlos Museum

Dec 12, 2:00 PM Department Operations Meeting (staff)

Location: TBD