October 12, 2023 Volume 9 Issue 5

Today's Issue

The Spring 2024 syllabi deadline reminder, support while traveling abroad, the Academic Showcase this Friday, and many faculty development opportunities are included in this week’s Faculty Focus.

Your Valuable Input is Needed - University Market Research Survey

The University is conducting a comprehensive market research study in partnership with SimpsonScarborough, a higher education marketing research firm. Please check your inboxes for the invitation to take the online survey. The goal of this survey to explore attitudes and opinions about Emory and to better understand perceptions of Emory among our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as external audiences. Responses will be submitted directly to SimpsonScarborough and kept strictly confidential. Only aggregate data, and not individual responses, will be reported back to Emory.

Traveling Abroad? Register for International SOS

Due to recent international incidents, it remains a top priority to educate all Emory travelers on the importance and rationale for registering with International SOS.

International SOS Overview

Emory contracts with International SOS to provide security and medical evacuation services, and a variety of online health, safety, and security resources for the university community traveling abroad on university business or sponsored activities. When employees purchase plane tickets through an Emory travel agency (CTM, Maupin, Partners Travel Management/Cadence Travel), their air itinerary is automatically registered with International SOS as a benefit to Emory travelers. If a ticket is purchased through a non-Emory travel agency, employees much register via International SOS’ My Trips. Visit the Global Strategy and Initiatives website for more details.

Beginning Fall 2022, in addition to the evacuation coverage, Emory faculty, staff, and students on Emory-sponsored international travel (Emory business, study abroad, research, etc.) now have emergency medical insurance.

Emergency Preparedness: Be Emory Ready

At Emory, everyone is empowered to play a role in creating a safe and prepared community. The Emory READY campaign is a collective effort to drive greater preparedness and readiness across our campus community in the event of an emergency or critical event. Launched this fall, Emory READY is designed to help strengthen each person’s ability to be aware, prepared, and ready when on campus. 

There are five simple steps to become better prepared: 

Read more about emergency preparedness in Emory Report.

Undergraduate Announcements

Academic Showcase this Friday

This fall’s Academic Showcase takes place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., this Friday, October 13.

In the Emory Student Center Multipurpose Room. This event is an opportunity for first-year students (or any sophomores/juniors who have not yet declared a major) to connect with faculty in a department/program to ask questions or clarify requirements before declaring. All Emory College departments/programs, advising teams from the College, Goizueta and School of Nursing, the Pathways Center and Education Abroad will all be present. Please share with your students. 

Student Retention Resources

Faculty are on the front-line and may be aware of students who are struggling or uncertain about staying at Emory. The College administration is proactively working to help connect students to resources and opportunities at Emory. Faculty can help directly in two ways:

  • For Students thinking about transferring:

    OUE provides the Retention Alert Form and uses that information in advising meetings with students. Email: retention@emory.edu.

  • For Students who are having difficulties (academic, social, medical, personal):

    The Student of Concern Form can connect the student with academic resources through OUE, or non-academic resources through the Campus Life Student Intervention team. 

2024 Syllabi Due November 1

The Office of the Provost requests that all faculty members teaching undergraduate courses post their syllabi to the Course Atlas each semester. The goal of this request is to provide students with important course details that may inform the course registration process. More than 1,200 syllabi for College courses were available to students this fall. To maintain this momentum, faculty should continue to submit their syllabi for Spring 2024 undergraduate courses to their department. The deadline is Wednesday, November 1.

Faculty Funding and Development Opportunities

Emory College Chronos Faculty Fellowship: Applications Due November 1

Emory College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for the Chronos Faculty Fellowship for a tenured faculty member in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Honoring the critical importance of time in the scholarly work of research and writing, the Chronos Faculty Fellowship will support one academic year of leave (salary and $10,000 in research/travel funds). This opportunity was established to support creative and ambitious scholarship in the post-tenure period when time for immersive research/writing can be especially difficult to secure. The successful fellowship recipient will advance a bold research question and demonstrate the capacity to disseminate the results of that research through clear and compelling writing.

The Chronos Faculty Fellowship is funded through a generous grant by the Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation. In concert with this generous gift, the College will fund a Visiting Assistant Professorship (or similar instructional opportunity) in the successful Chronos Fellowship recipient’s field.

Fellowship applications should include the following:

  • CV
  • A research/writing proposal no longer than 3 single spaced pages
  • A brief letter of endorsement from the department chair
  • Courses to be released during the academic year of leave

Proposals should be submitted by email (Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu) no later than Wednesday, November 1.

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, 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:  

Call for Proposals: Spring 2024 Community-Engaged Learning Grants

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) is now accepting applications through Friday, November 3 for Spring 2024 Community-Engaged Learning Grants.

Anyone currently teaching at Emory is eligible. Vialla Hartfield-Méndez, Director of Engaged Learning, is available for teaching consultations about community engaged pedagogy, syllabus development, partnership cultivation, and general related questions.

Grants may be used to support activities related to well-structured community engaged experiences in courses or academic programs. Proposals should address how community engaged pedagogy is leveraged to assist organizations with addressing critical community needs in the metro Atlanta area.

Community Engaged Learning Grants cover amounts up to $1,500 and are intended to support both new or ongoing opportunities for faculty to incorporate community engaged learning (service learning) into their courses or programs. For more information and to apply, please visit this CFDE webpage.

Fall 2023 Atlanta Interdisciplinary AI Network Seed Grants

The Atlanta Interdisciplinary AI (AIAI) Network is offering seed grants of up to $5,000 to support projects and professional development that will help to expand the AIAI Network.

They are eager to expand the AIAI Network by supporting:

  • New projects and other research collaborations at the intersection of AI and the humanities that are taking place in and around Atlanta
  • New projects and collaborations about the intersection of AI and Atlanta
  • Professional development funds to enable new AIAI members to support events of their own, such as reading groups, training workshops, speaker series, community events, etc.

Project teams must include at least one humanities researcher and must be situated in one or both of the following areas: AI and the humanities, and AI and Atlanta.

For more information and to apply, please visit this AIAI Network webpage.

Upcoming CFDE Teaching and Pedagogy Programs

Centering Inclusivity to Diversify International Education with Dr. Devin Walker
1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday, October 19, Jones Room, Woodruff Library

Devin Walker, PhD is dedicated to creating transformative educational opportunities that empower students, particularly racially minoritized students, to embrace their identities through international education. Walker’s accomplishments include an academic and teaching background, research contributions, and extensive leadership in global education and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Register at this link.

Disability Workshop I: Disability 101
10:30 a.m. to Noon, Friday, October 20, Hybrid

What is disability, and how does it influence learning for students and shape interactions in the classroom? This workshop will present an introduction to disability, including models for understanding its social, cultural, environmental, and embodied dimensions. Learn more and register here.

Inclusive Pedagogy and Equity-Minded Teaching
1:30 p.m. – 3: 00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24, Hybrid

This session will use Tracie Marcella Addy’s (et al, 2021) book What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles for Excellence in College Teaching and Isis Artze-Vega's The Norton Guide to Equity-Minded Teaching (et al, 2023) as a jump off point for a discussion of what inclusive teaching/equity-minded teaching is and how different people do it. At the center of our discussion will be the question, “how do we shift and repurpose structures and frameworks when occupying our current positions within higher education.” Learn more and register here.

2023-2024 Department Chair, New Faculty Workshop Schedules

2023-2024 College Chairs and Directors Workshop Schedule

Undergraduate Education Policies, Procedures, and Programs and Pathways Center

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

2023-2024 New Faculty Workshop Schedule

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

Friday, October 27
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Psychology Bldg. Room 220
Leaders: Eric Weeks & Paula Gomes


Annual Benefits Enrollment

Emory’s Annual Benefits Enrollment period is October 23 – November 6, 2023. Find out what is new and how to enrollment at Annual Benefits Enrollment.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Food Truck

The Faculty Food Truck returns Noon-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 31. Invite coming out soon!

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

All Emory College staff are invited to an Emory College Staff Appreciation Luncheon Wednesday, November 1. An invite was sent from ECAS Dean email; please RSVP by Friday, October 27.