January 11, 2023 Volume 8 Issue 11

Welcome Back!

In today’s issue, find information on important undergraduate deadlines and opportunities, teaching resources, leave deadlines, multiple fellowship and grant opportunities, and Dean of Faculty Office Hours. And if you haven’t already, take a look at the new Emory College website, which debuted just before break.

Undergraduate Announcements

Course Registration Deadlines

Please note the following deadlines related to course registration:

  • Monday 1/16, 11:59 p.m. Waitlist ends for ECAS courses
  • Tuesday 1/24, 11:59 p.m. End of Add/Drop/Swap
  • Tuesday 2/14, 11:59 p.m. Extended Drop Deadline

Applications open for SURE 2023

Please encourage your research students to apply for the 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at Emory. The SURE program is a ten-week summer program during which undergraduate research fellows conduct full-time independent research under the direction of a faculty mentor.

Our summer researchers receive a housing award for residence on the Emory campus and a stipend to support their full-time attention to research training and professional development. Student researchers benefit from hands-on research, mentorship, networking opportunities, and graduate school preparation. SURE students come from all backgrounds and disciplines including the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences, physical sciences and engineering.

More information can be found here. The application deadline is January 16, 2023.

The Sophomore Summit + New Pathways Center Initiatives

The Pathways Center will host its inaugural Sophomore Summit February 17-18 at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA. This free, overnight career retreat provides all Emory sophomore students in Atlanta and Oxford a safe space to connect with peers, hear from professors and alumni, and discover concrete next steps for their future.

If you know sophomore students that may benefit from this unique opportunity, please encourage them to attend. Registration is now open.

Additional Pathways Center initiatives beginning this spring include a NYC Career Trek focused on business, visual arts and performing arts; the Media and Entertainment Pathways Scholars Program in Los Angeles, and the Summer Internship Fund, awarding undergraduate students up to $4,000 for summer internships. More information can be found on the Pathways Center website .

If you have any questions, please reach out to pathwayscenter@emory.edu .

Teaching Resources from Emory Online

Spring 2023 Mini-Sessions Recordings Available

All recordings are available through the refreshed Emory College Online & Learning Design Faculty Hub. Sessions include:

  • Voicethread Workshop (passcode: spring23eco1234!): Do you want to increase asynchronous engagement between you and your students? Join this 30-min session to discover how Voicethread can support learning and engagement in your classroom through the use of audio and video discussions and presentations.
  • Panopto Video Workshop (panopto1234!): In the fall of 2022, Emory College adopted Panopto as its comprehensive video management tool to provide teaching teams a secure resource to capture, edit, and deliver engaging content to students. Panopto is integrated with Canvas and may be used by instructors and students to createvideo content. Join us for this session to learn more about the many features Panopto offers you and your classroom.
  • Productive Chatter: Engaging Student Talk through Backchannel Communications (backchannel1234!): During the pandemic, instructors used online resources to foster engaging student discussions. Many instructors found that Zoom’s Chat function enriched their classroom participation and offered students a unique platform to engage in discussion. This session will explore how teachers can bring the advantages of backchannel communication into their on-campus classrooms.

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 spring 2023 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 echelp@emory.edu (for technical assistance) or emorycollegeonline@emory.edu (for instructional design assistance).

Faculty Promotion Info Due Jan. 15

Department chairs should notify the Office of Faculty (dean_of_faculty@emory.edu) by January 15 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.

Leave of Absence Requests 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.

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 Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu.

Faculty Development + Funding Opportunities

Call for Associate Professor Completion Leaves – Deadline January 31

The College administration is once again offering a very limited number of competitive leave opportunities for associate professors who have a major project nearing completion. These one-semester leaves, funded by the College, are intended for associate professors who have been in rank at least four years and who will be able to use this semester to complete a major piece of scholarship that will help to make a strong case for promotion.

Time since previous leave of absence will be part of the consideration. Only those faculty members who can complete the project within a year from being on leave should apply. If the project is not completed within one year following the completion leave, the sabbatical clock will be reset, such that the faculty member may be eligible for the next sabbatical after six years of additional service. These leaves are not intended to take the place of externally funded leaves, and they may be combined with externally funded leaves to create a full-year’s leave. They may not, however, be combined with a regular sabbatical or with any leave that requires funding from the College. In addition, we have typically not awarded completion leaves to faculty who are already eligible for a regular sabbatical. As with all leaves funded by the College, applicants must agree to return to Emory for at least one year following the leave.

Applications for Associate Professor Completion Leaves should include a two-three page description of your project that includes specific details about the progress you’ve already made on this project and a schedule for completion. Your application should also include a list of your recent leaves, and a brief letter of support from your chair attesting to the progress you’ve already made and explaining the department’s plan for covering your courses during the leave. Departments must agree to cover at least one of the courses without requesting money for temporary faculty. Applications for leaves during the 2023-2024 academic year are due Tuesday, January 31. They should be sent to the Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu email address with the subject line “Completion Leaves.”

If you have questions about this opportunity, please send them to Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu.

Provost’s Office Offers Racial Justice/Racial Equity Seed Funding

In support of the Office of the President’s enterprise-wide commitment to Racial and Social Justice, the Office of the Provost announces a request for proposals to fund research that broadly addresses Racial Justice/Racial Inequity.

Social inequities along racial lines have deep historical and systemic roots and span many areas, including but not limited to education, housing, health, economic security, voting and political participation, and the criminal justice system. Understanding racial inequalities that exist in our society and identifying mechanisms to address them is critical to achieving a more equitable society.

The Racial Justice/Racial Equity Seed Funding opportunity seeks to identify and support research proposals from current, full-time members of the Emory faculty whose research, scholarly efforts, and creative activities address racial justice/racial equity. At Emory, racial justice means making sure our society works for every citizen. Specifically, it is about working toward equity for individuals and groups systematically excluded and disadvantaged in the United States, whether that exclusion has historic origins or stems from current biased practices.

The application deadline is Tuesday, January 31. View the RFP at this link.

Fox Center Senior Fellowship Applications Due January 19

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. 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 with funds to be used during the 2023-2024 academic year. Contact Julie Earnhart ( julie.earnhart@emory.edu) with any questions.

ILA’s LINC Symposium & Info Session February 3

All Emory College faculty are invited to attend the ILA’s HHMI LINC Initiative Symposium at 2 p.m., Friday, February 3 in Callaway S420 to learn more about LINC courses, the LINC faculty workshop in May, and how to apply to develop a LINC course. LINC (Learning Through Inclusive Collaboration) courses seek to leverage existing independent courses by pairing faculty from different disciplines to create points of intersection, convergences, or links, between the two courses. This event will also feature presentations from past LINC participants and a reception.

Applications for the LINC Faculty Workshop on May 12-13 are due Friday, March 3. Participation in the workshop will lead directly to faculty teaching a paired LINC course during the 2023-24 academic year. Faculty selected for the workshop will receive a $2,000 stipend. For more information, see the ILA website or email Rose Deighton-Mohammed, rose.deighton@emory.edu.

Inclement Weather Reminder

Please remind your department about the Emory Closing information/inclement weather hotline, 404-727-1234. Closings and delayed openings also will be posted to the main Emory web homepage, www.emory.edu and across the University’s social media channels.

Please discuss with your department how you will distribute closing information to your staff and faculty should a closing occur. For more information regarding emergency preparedness and response, see the Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR) website.

Dean of Faculty Open Office Hours Available this Semester

Dean of Faculty Deboleena Roy will host regular office hours via Zoom throughout the semester for tenure track and teaching track faculty. Dates and times are below. The Zoom Link for Open Office Hours is available here.

January 2023

Fridays, 3-4 p.m.

January 20: Tenure Track faculty

January 27: Teaching Track faculty


February 2023  

Tenure Track Faculty

February 3: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

February 10: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  

February 17: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Teaching Track Faculty

February 24: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.  


March 2023  

Fridays, 3 – 4 p.m.

March 3, 10, 17, 24 -- Tenure Track Faculty:

March 31 -- Teaching Faculty


April 2023  

Fridays, 3 - 4 p.m.

April 7, 14 - Tenure Track Faculty

April 28 -- Teaching Track Faculty


May 2023  

Fridays, 3 – 4 p.m.

May 5, 12, 19 -- Tenure Track Faculty

May 26 -- Teaching Faculty

Upcoming Meetings

Jan 13, 8:30 - 10:30 AM Session with Chairs and their Tenure-Track Faculty: Tenure, Promotion, and Mentoring Faculty Meeting

Location: White Hall, Room 206

Leaders: Dean Deboleena Roy, John Lysaker, and Becky Gunter

Jan 27, 8:30 - 10:00 AM Session with Chairs, Directors, and their Teaching-Track Faculty: Teaching-Track Reappointment, Promotion, and Mentoring Faculty Meeting

Location: Chemistry Atwood, Room 215

Leaders: Dean Deboleena Roy and Becky Gunter