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Faculty Focus


April 28, 2020Volume 4 Issue 16

Today's Issue

Today’s issue of the Faculty Focus includes many deadline reminders, information on Faculty 180 training sessions, and Canvas webinars. The next issue of the Faculty Focus will be sent Tuesday, May 5.

OUE: Grade Deadlines and Reminders

Grade Deadlines for Spring 2020 are as follows:

  • 10 a.m., Thursday, May 7 for graduating seniors with exams taken before May 6.
  • 10 a.m., Friday, May 8 for graduating seniors with exams held on May 6.
  • 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 13 for all other (non-senior) grades.

Remote Teaching Resources

Ongoing Canvas Training

The Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) team is hosting several useful Canvas trainings this week, including sessions on video best practices and using Canvas analytics to measure student engagement. You may view more details and sign up for these trainings on the TLT website here.

Faculty 180: Reporting Deadline Monday, June 1

This spring all tenure-track and lecturer-track faculty will enter their activity information encompassing the past year (May 2019 – May 2020) in Faculty 180 instead of through OFARs. Activity information will need to be entered and completed by all regular faculty by the extended deadline on Monday, June 1.

Faculty 180 Training Sessions

Your department chair may have already arranged for a department-specific session but there are also general training sessions available through Zoom. You can access the instruction guide to Faculty 180 on the Office of Faculty website.

The six remaining general sessions available are:

May 19
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
May 21
9 a.m. – 10a.m.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
May 27
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

These sessions will be posted on the Dean of Faculty Outlook calendar so faculty can go there to claim the session link(s). You may also RSVP to the Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu email and we will send you a calendar invite with the Zoom link information.

Department and Program Reporting Deadline June 30

As in past years, the Online Annual Reporting System (OARS) for department and program reporting and recordkeeping will open in late May and close June 30. Please contact Lori Cavagnaro, lcavagn@emory.edu, if you have questions.

Deadline Reminders: Heilbrun Program, Named Chairs, Hightower Funds

Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus Fellows Applications Due May 1

This marks the 20th year of competition for the Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus Fellowship. The program will support two fellowships in the amount of $10,000 each for the 2020-2021 academic year. Any faculty who have not previously received this award and have achieved emeritus status on or before September 1, 2020, are eligible to apply.

The criteria for selection will include:

  • The relationship of the proposed project to the candidate's previous research.
  • The feasibility of completing the project within the term of the Fellowship.
  • The overall value of the research to the applicant's field or discipline.

Fellowship recipients will be asked to agree to the following conditions:

  • Submission of a written report to the Committee upon completion of the Fellowship.
  • Formal acknowledgment of Fellowship support in any published work that results
  • Attendance at receptions and social gatherings sponsored by the Committee.

Application details:

  • Detailed description of the planned research project to be undertaken during the term of the fellowship
  • Budget detail of the research expenses
  • Curriculum vita that includes activities undertaken since gaining emeritus status

Applications should be sent to the email account Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu with “Heilbrun Fellowship” in the subject line and be received by Friday, May 1.(Deadline was April 1)

Named Chair Nominations Due May 15

It is the time of the year that you consider nominating your colleagues for a named chair. We are not certain how many such chairs we will be able to consider for the upcoming year, but your nominations play a crucial role in helping identify faculty deserving of further recommendation.

Three Winship Distinguished Research Awards are awarded every year. All nominations are kept on file for three years. In particular, nominations for the Dobbs and White chairs may be considered over several years, and new materials may be added to the file after the initial nomination. Generally speaking, nominees should not already be holders of named chairs.

Descriptions of Named Chairs and the Winship Award:

  • Samuel Candler Dobbs: Full professors who have shown extraordinary accomplishment and considerable future promise in research and teaching.
  • Goodrich C. White: Full professors who have distinguished themselves by extraordinary service to the university and by strong accomplishment in research and teaching.
  • Winship Distinguished Research Award: Tenured faculty who demonstrate singular accomplishments in research. Such recognition should honor achievement and further scholarly research and research-based teaching. Awarded for a three-year term.

To nominate a member of your faculty, 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 Friday, May 15. We encourage nominations that include letters of support (no more than one page) from more than one faculty member, although all nominations will be considered carefully.

Hightower Speaker Funds: Fall 2020 Applications Due May 15

Each year Emory College receives funds from the Hightower endowment, which memorializes the late Robert E. Hightower Sr. This endowment provides funds to bring outstanding visiting lecturers to Emory.

The College has typically committed funds of $75,000-$100,000 annually. These include small allocations for partial funding of a single speaker to large amounts to support conferences with several speakers. Applications for Fall 2020 events are currently being accepted. The deadline to submit the application is May 15.

More information about the application process can be found on the Office of Faculty website along with the Hightower Fund application.

Stay Connected

Arts at Emory: Bringing the Arts to You

Arts at Emory has recently compiled stories, events, and collaborative projects into their first Arts at Emory Digital Newsletter. The newsletter, which will go out the first and third Monday of the month, includes podcasts, virtual art galleries, exhibit tours, and more. To subscribe, sign up at the Arts at Emory email club.

Carlos at Home

Take a virtual visit to the Carlos Museum: The museum now hosts popular digital content online and will continue to update the page weekly with new ways to "Carlos from Home."

Emory College Social Media

Social media is providing an important tool for staying connected with our students and each other. If you or your department is active on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, please be sure to follow @emorycollege on your posts. Please share, comment, and like our posts as well to help build and support our virtual college community. Email April Hunt, april.hunt@emory.edu, with any questions.

The College Communications team also welcomes your ideas for stories or virtual events. Please email College communications director Beverly Clark, beverly.clark@emory.edu.

University Updates

Refer to the University’s COVID-19 Website for the latest University-wide updates, including useful information and resources specifically for faculty, staff, and students.

Quick Contacts List

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