November 30, 2022 Volume 7 Issue 9

Join the 'First Fridays' Lecture and 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.

Feast of Words Dec. 6: Celebrate Emory Faculty Books Published in 2021-22

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory Libraries, and the Emory Barnes and Noble Bookstore will host The Feast of Words, an annual event to celebrate the Emory faculty who have written or edited books in the prior year, from 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, December 6 in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library. In the 19 years of the event, we have celebrated nearly 2,000 titles. For more information, please visit this CFDE webpage.

Emory Arts and Social Justice Fellows Event Dec. 6

Emory College faculty and staff are invited to to the unveiling and celebration of the 2022 Arts and Social Justice Fellows Program and the completion of projects done in collaboration with the Fellows and Emory students and faculty. The celebration will be held from 6-9p.m., Tuesday, December 6, at Switchyards Downtown Club (151 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA). 

Created at a moment of crisis in our nation and inspired by faith in the power of art to open spaces for conversation, community-making, and collective action, the Arts and Social Justice Fellows program brings Atlanta artists dedicated to working toward social justice into Emory classrooms, to help students translate their learning into creative action and activism. We invite you to join us in discussion and learning as the program’s third cohort shares the results of their collaboration with the community.

Please click here to register for the event in person. For additional information  please email

Fall 2022 Course Evaluations Underway

Fall 2022 online course evaluations for most courses in Emory College have launched and will remain open through Wednesday, December 7 (unless an instructor or department administrator has already made changes to deployment times).

During this period, all faculty and instructors are encouraged to set aside time in final class meetings for course evaluations and/or to remind students to take time to complete them. Instructors can also consult the desktop of any classroom podium computer in the College for guidance on monitoring their individual response rates. Questions about the course evaluation process may be emailed to

Office for Undergraduate Education Announcements

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

Fall 2022 Grade Deadlines

  • 10 a.m., Thursday, December 15: December graduates and Oxford students
  • 10 a.m., Friday, December, 16: December graduates and Oxford students with 12/14 exams
  • 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, December 20: All grades due

Reminders about grading:

  • Save senior grades. Approve the roster once all grades have been entered. See grade entry instructions here.
    • Grades must be entered for all sections of cross-listed   
    • Remember to enter grades for all rosters assigned to you, including research, supervised reading, internships, etc. Rosters where all students have withdrawn must still be approved.
  • Enter the grade that the student earned for the course. Incompletes should only be entered if there is an incomplete form on file with the OUE and OUE Advisor. IP grades should not be used unless the course is designed to extend beyond one semester (e.g., Honors Thesis).

Changes to Student Incomplete Process

Faculty should only assign incomplete grades with the approval of OUE. When a student requests an incomplete from OUE, faculty will receive an online form asking about the remaining work and any special deadlines. Faculty will also need to provide the student’s current grade in the class factoring in all incomplete work as a zero. This is necessary in the event that the student does not complete the missing work by the incomplete deadline, but still has earned enough credit to pass the class.

Faculty Funding Opportunities

Winship Award Applications for Teaching Faculty Due Dec. 9

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

Fox Center Senior Fellowship Applications Now Open

The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry announces up to four annual internal Fellowships available to tenured members of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences faculty for an academic year of study and residence at the Center. The FCHI Senior Fellows Program is designed to offer research opportunities both to members of humanities departments as traditionally defined and to other scholars working with humanistic issues. The purpose of the FCHI Senior Fellows Program is to stimulate and support humanistic research by providing faculty with the necessary time, space, and other resources.

Applications are due Thursday, January 19, 2023. FCHI Senior Fellows will be released from their university teaching and service commitments for the academic year. In addition, faculty of Emory College of Arts and Sciences will receive a research fund from the Center. For more information and to apply, go here.

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 here or the Women of Emory Impact Circle here. 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.

Faculty Promotion Info Due Jan. 15

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 here for tenure track and here for teaching track.

Call for Leaves of Absence Due January 31  

Faculty can now complete their individual leave requests through a Qualtrics Faculty Leave Request  survey. Requests are due by Tuesday, January 31, 2023. 

This survey is to be used for all leaves of absence already approved or planned for the 2023-2024 year – pre-tenure, regular, special, parental leave, medical, sabbatical, and post-tenure – including those that are externally funded or unpaid.

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. If you have questions, please send them to

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 no later than Sunday, Dec. 18. 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.

Take a Break from Holiday Stress in Campus Quiet Spaces

According to the American Psychological Association about 50% of women and 30% of men said they had increased stress during the holidays. The increased stress can impact wellbeing and productivity, especially while at work. Encourage employees take a walk or take a break away from their desk in one of Emory’s quiet spaces across campus.

Upcoming Meetings

Dec 2, 8:30 AM Chairs/Directors Workshop: Business Operations Overview/Strategic Allocation for Resources

Location: Psychology (PAIS) Building, Room 225

Dec 2, 11:30 AM New Faculty Workshop: Emory Libraries and the Museum

Location: Jones Room in Woodruff Library

Dec 9, 8:30 AM Chairs Workshop: Tenure-Track, Promotion, Mentoring, and Retention (for chairs who have tenure-track faculty)

Location: Candler Library, Room 114