September 12, 2023 Volume 9 Issue 3

Today's Issue

Today’s issue includes important information about new mid-semester grades and multiple professional development and funding opportunities.

Undergraduate Announcements

Submit Mid-Semester Grades for Struggling Students 

Beginning this semester, faculty who are teaching 100- and 200-level courses are asked to submit mid-semester grades for any students who are earning a C minus or below. The purpose of mid-semester grades is to identify students who are struggling in individual classes early in the semester so that OUE can connect them with advising and support services. Midsemester grade rosters will be available in OPUS between September 25 and October 4. Grades for 300- and 400-level courses and grades higher than a C minus, do not need to be reported. Contact for questions. 


Add/Drop/Swap ended on September 6, but students may also petition to drop classes without penalty through September 26

Accommodated Exam Proctoring 

The Office for Undergraduate Education (OUE) Accommodated Testing Services (ACTS) will proctor exams for students with accommodations through the Department of Accessibility Services (DAS). Here are some reminders about this service:  

Emory Writing Center Now Open

The Emory Writing Center (EWC) is available to support faculty, staff, and student writers on a range of academic, creative, and professional composition projects (such as research papers, speeches, personal statements, etc.).  

EWC tutors are trained to meet with writers of all levels, at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final revisions. Tutors do not proofread or edit, but instead share skills and resources through dialogue and inquiry; they guide writers to revise and edit their own work.  

EWC services are available in multiple languages, and several tutors are ELL Specialists trained to support English Language Learners. Appointments occur in-person in Callaway N111 or by Zoom. Please visit the website to learn more. 

Faculty Funding and Development Opportunities

Engage with Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR) partners with schools and units across Emory University, to provide support for where mutual impact, interests, and strengths align with corporate entities and foundations.

The OCFR team embraces a holistic approach to engagement, serving as a central point of contact and external gateway for university-wide corporate and foundation partnerships. If you are interested in grant seeking and/or pursuing any foundation or corporate funding (not limited to the opportunities below) please reach out to Nicole Dancz-Bal to learn more about how OCFR can support you. 

Current opportunities and deadlines include:

Emory's Teaching Toolkit Fair September 15 

Join the Center for Faculty Development & Excellence and Center for AI Learning 
for Emory’s Teaching Toolkit Fair from 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, in Woodruff Library Suites 216 and 217.  Register now!

Emory’s Teaching Toolkit is a collection of teaching and learning resources from the CFDE, TLT, Libraries, Writing Center, and Office of Accessibility where faculty can learn about teaching, learning, technology, library and accessibility resources. Come participate in demonstrations, enter a book raffle, and enjoy some refreshments. 

CFDE Course Design and Pedagogy Fellows Program: Apply by September 15 

The new Course Design and Pedagogy Fellows program provides funding to instructors who want to improve their teaching through intensive professional development in learner-centered pedagogies, course (re)design best practices, instructional strategies, and reflective teaching practice. 

This program is especially useful for teaching projects that focus on: 

  • Developing or enhancing teaching practices in large-enrollment courses
  • Engaging students in active learning (e.g., collaborative learning, project-based learning)
  • Enhancing alignment between learning outcomes, learning assessments, and learning activities,
  • Scaffolding the learning process
  • Supporting learning experiences for diverse students (e.g., First Generation, English learners, and international students) 

New instructors and STEM instructors interested in active learning, and instructors redesigning a course are especially encouraged to apply for this program. As a fellow, you will collaborate with colleagues in a five-session workshop series. Applications are due September 15. For more information about the program and to apply, please visit this Center for Faculty Development and Excellence webpage. 

International Research Grants 

The Halle Institute-Tel Aviv University Collaborative Research Grant (CRG) is now open to all full-time faculty members. 

These grants primarily support mobility for innovative collaborative research projects between Emory faculty and faculty from our partner universities. Collaborative research may be in any field or discipline and take place in any country or region.  

Grant guidelines, the application process, and a full list of fall 2023 CRG opportunities can be found online 


  • University of Bonn – Monday, September 25 
  • Yonsei University – Monday, October 2 
  • Tel Aviv University – Monday, October 30

Call for Applications: 2024-25 ILA Interdisciplinary Teaching Fellows  

The Interdisciplinary Teaching Fellowship provides an opportunity for a full time Emory College faculty member at the level of senior lecturer, associate professor, or above, to spend one academic year immersed in the Institute for Liberal Arts (ILA). 

Through teaching, mentoring, and programming alongside the ILA faculty, the Fellow will engage in innovative and inclusive interdisciplinary practices in and out of the classroom that will continue to impact the Fellow’s professional and pedagogical trajectory beyond the fellowship year. The Fellow will be released from teaching and service responsibilities in the home department. In addition, the ILA will provide a research stipend of $4,000. 

For more information or to apply, visit the ILA website here. Applications are due Friday, October 20 by 5 p.m. EST. 

2023-2024 Workshop Schedules

2023-2024 College Chairs and Directors Workshop Schedule

Undergraduate Education Policies, Procedures, and Programs and Pathways Center  

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 27. Location: Psychology Building, Room 250

2023-2024 New Faculty Workshop Schedule

Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory and Emory Faculty Staff Assistance Program 

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, October 27. Location: Psychology Bldg. Room 220   

Workshops ONLY for departments that have been approved for searches in the 2023-2024 academic year 

Implicit Biases and Best Practices – Practical Application in Search Conversations  

All faculty search committee members should sign up for ONE of the specific sessions offered below - preferably as a group. 

Sessions led by Nahomi Ichino and Deboleena Roy. Please RSVP to

  • 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 18. Location: TBD 
  • 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 3. Location: TBD 

Upcoming Meetings

Sep 20, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Senate Meeting

Location: Robert W. Woodruff Library