February 9, 2023 Volume 8 Issue 13

Today's Issue

Information about this year’s faculty satisfaction COACHE survey, faculty mentors, new student funding from the Pathways Center, important award nomination deadlines and more can be found in today’s Faculty Focus.

COACHE Survey: Your Voice Matters

All full-time faculty, including those on the clinical, research, and teaching track, are invited to participate in this year’s anonymous faculty satisfaction survey. In the next two weeks, faculty will be offered the opportunity to participate in an independent, research-driven, comparative study of faculty satisfaction that allows benchmarking with peer institutions. It is administered in partnership with the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE). Your unique link to the survey will be sent to you from one of the following emails: coachefaculty@abtassoc.com or coache@gse.harvard.edu

This 25-minute survey can be completed in one sitting or saved allowing you the flexibility to complete it later. Due to previous faculty participation, the 2020 COACHE survey resulted in a new parental leave policy and more transparent compensation practices.

Visit COACHE Faculty Satisfaction Survey for more information.

Meet Your Faculty Mentors

ECAS has robust mentoring programs for tenure-track assistant professors and for assistant and associate teaching professors. Experienced senior faculty lead cross-disciplinary mentoring clusters, supporting faculty in their professional growth. Meet our current mentors.

If you would like to join this initiative, either as a mentor or as a member of a mentoring cluster, please email dean_of_faculty@emory.edu. Additional programming for associate professors is coming soon.

Faculty Workshops and Development Opportunities

From Writing Blocks to Building Blocks

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence will host a workshop from noon-1:30 p.m., February 23 that will focus on the common blocks that writers encounter: behaviors, beliefs, and feelings that frustrate your efforts at scholarly productivity. Participants will go through an exercise designed to help assess and understand individual experiences of writer’s block.

We will also identify and apply ways to chip away at a block and move beyond it. This workshop is presented by Allison Adams, director, scholarly writing and research, CFDE. Learn more and register on the CFDE webpage.

Cascade Website Maintenance Training Resources Available

Training resources are available to faculty and staff who edit and manage department websites via Cascade, the university’s content management system for our websites.

Resources include:

  • Writing for the Web: A 10-minute video reviewing the fundamentals of web writing.
  • Cascade Training Videos: Over 15 videos covering frequently used basic and complex web edits.
  • 1-on-1 Training: For those who prefer or need initial hands-on training. Available via Zoom or Microsoft TEAMS

Email the Emory College Web Team at ecas.comm@emory.edu with any questions and to access these online resources.

Undergraduate Announcements

Upcoming OUE Academic Deadlines

  • Extended Drop Deadline: Tuesday, February 14
  • Graduation Application Deadline: Friday, February 17 (Questions about the process can be directed to graduation@emory.edu)
  • Withdrawal Deadline: Friday, February 24
  • Letter Grade/ S-U Change Deadline: Friday, February 24

Pathways Internship Funding Awards Available Now

The Pathways Center is excited to announce the launch of the Pathways Internship Funding Awards. These one-time awards can assist students in saying yes to their dream summer internship. If you know of a student that has recently accepted an internship opportunity, please encourage them to apply. Applications are now open through the Spring semester.

Whether the internship is in the US or abroad, paid or unpaid, the Pathways Center can provide funding for expenses such as airfare, housing, commuting, and food. Emory Undergraduate students (first year – junior) can apply for the following:

  • The Pathways Domestic Award for US-based internships (up to $3,000)
  • The Pathways Global Award for international internships (up to $4,000)
  • The Liberal Arts Edge Award, which requires the completion of ECS-102 (up to $5,000)

Learn more about Pathways internship funding on our website.

It's Awards Season: Nominations Needed for Annual Commencement Honors

Nominations are now open for faculty and student awards given during the university’s Commencement and the Emory College graduation ceremony.

2022-2023 Cuttino Award for Mentoring

The Cuttino Award is named in honor of the late George Peddy Cuttino, a member of our history department from 1952 to 1984. The successful recipient of this prestigious award will be a regular member of the College faculty and should exhibit a similar record of exceptional mentoring of students.

We invite nominations from any regular faculty member of Emory College. Your one-page nomination letter should include specific information about the nominee’s record as a mentor at Emory. Send your letter to the Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu account with Cuttino Award in the subject line. Nominations are due by Friday, March 3, 2023. Those not chosen for the award this year will be held and reconsidered for three years.

Please take time to identify people most deserving of this important honor.

McMullan Award

Emory College is soliciting nominations for the Lucius Lamar McMullan Award. The McMullan Award is meant to honor a graduating senior of uncommon stature in the eyes of the Emory community. Academic achievement is an important criterion, but not the sole measure of excellence.

The recipient should also demonstrate outstanding citizenship, exceptional leadership, and singular qualities of mind and character. The winner of the McMullan Award will receive $30,000 at the time of graduation to be used for any purpose of their choosing.

Nominations should be submitted via the nomination form by Thursday, March 2. Please see the call for nominations or email Robert Torre, rtorre@emory.edu, for more information.

Brittain Award

The 2023 M.L. Brittain Award nomination process led by Campus Life is now open. The award is given annually at Commencement to one undergraduate and one graduate student who have performed the most “significant, meritorious and devoted service to Emory University.” Fall 2023 or spring 2023 graduates are eligible for nomination.

Nomination letters should be submitted to Sandra Edwards, sandra.edwards@emory.edu, by Friday, February 17. Please see the call for nominations for more information about the award.

Emory University 2023 Award of Distinction

The Award of Distinction Program recognizes staff members who have consistently demonstrated outstanding job performance and who have made specific contributions that have impacted their department/school or the university. The recognized honorees will be invited to a special dinner hosted by President Fenves and receive a $1,000 award. 

All regular full-time and part-time staff or post-docs, who have been employed for at least one year are eligible to be nominated for the Award of Distinction. Emory Healthcare employees, faculty, faculty equivalents, librarians and retirees are not eligible.

All nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Monday, February 13. More information, full criteria, and how to submit nominations are available on the Human Resources website. If you have questions, please contact Melissa Morgan at melissa.morgan@emory.edu.

Call for Named Chairs and Awards

Please consider nominating your colleagues for consideration as named chairs in 2023-2024. Nominations play a crucial role in helping identify faculty deserving of further recommendation. In particular, there are three Winship Distinguished Research Awards available.

Generally speaking, nominees should not already be holders of named chairs. If you wish to nominate a member of your faculty, please submit a brief letter of nomination (no more than one page) and a copy of their detailed CV to Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu by Wednesday, March 1.

Nominations that include letters of support (no more than one page) from more than one faculty are encouraged, although all nominations will be considered carefully. For more information on available named chairs please see Funding & Awards (emory.edu) on the Office of Faculty website.

ILA's LINC Symposium

Applications for the LINC Symposium May 9 and the Faculty Workshop on May 10-11 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.

Pedagogy Mini-Grant Requests

Emory College offers mini-grants to support 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 ECAS is eligible, including tenure-track faculty, teaching-track, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty and graduate students. The request can be up to $350. Apply online.

Please contact Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu for any inquiries.

Call for Temporary Faculty for 2023-24

Reminder to Department Chairs and Directors: Please submit your temporary faculty requests for next year by Tuesday, February 28. The Qualtrics link to complete for each instructor is Online Survey Software | Qualtrics Survey Solutions. Please refer to an email from Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu that you received on January 24 for more details on the process and information required or email Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu with questions.

Dean of Faculty Office Hours for Spring 2023

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.

February 2023

Tenure Track Faculty

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

Feb 10, 8:30 - 10:00 AM Chairs/Directors Workshop: Funding Opportunities and Grant Culture

Location: Candler Library, Room 114

Leaders: Anita Corbett, Gayathri Srinivasan, Chryssi Laguines, Kate Lawlor, Beverly Cox, Kelly Richmond-Yates

Feb 13, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Department Chair Meeting

Location: Ackerman Hall, 3rd Floor Carlos Museum