April 10, 2018

Nominations Needed for Named Chairs and Awards

The following named chairs and awards are now open for nominations from Emory College faculty.

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.

Nominations play a crucial role in helping to identify faculty deserving of such honors. Please consider nominating a colleague for one of the three Winship Distinguished Research Awards or for consideration as a Samuel Candler Dobbs or Goodrich C. White Chair.

Nominations that include letters of support from more than one faculty member are encouraged, although all nominations will be considered carefully. Send nominations to ECAS-Merit@emory.edu by Monday, April 30 for consideration.

Teaching Resources and Opportunities

Teaching Enhancement Fellowship 2018-19: Applications Due April 20

The Emory College Office of the Dean seeks early-career faculty interested in a special opportunity to develop their teaching skills as Teaching Enhancement Fellows. The program seeks to help Fellows develop as teachers and establish relationships with colleagues throughout the College.

Participants will meet weekly for 90 minutes over a meal during the 2018 fall semester to discuss the pedagogical literature, workshop instruction methods, and develop syllabi. Each Fellow will write a syllabus featuring innovative assignments for use in the spring semester. For that spring semester, the Fellows will debut their syllabi and reconvene for periodic follow-up meetings, visit peers’ classes and host visits from other Fellows.

This project will be led by Arri Eisen, Nat C. Robertson Distinguished Teaching Professor in Science & Society, and Tom Rogers, Arthur Blank/NEH Chair in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences.

Interested faculty should submit a one-page application to aeisen@emory.edu and tomrogers@emory.edu by April 20. Applications should include: name, affiliation, brief background in research and teaching, and a paragraph describing which particular course you are interested in developing.

CFDE Teaching/Pedagogy Grants Available

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence invites proposals for three grants for the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • Community-Engaged Learning Grants: Applications due Wednesday, April 18 Community-engaged learning grants, up to $1000, may be used to support activities related to well-structured community-engaged learning experiences in courses or academic programs. More information at this link.
  • Fund for Innovative Teaching (FIT) Grants: Application due Friday, April 27. The Fund for Innovative Teaching supports innovative undergraduate and/or graduate and postgraduate teaching at Emory. FIT grants are open to all full-time faculty members and may be awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $3000. More information at this link.
  • Classroom Mini-Grants: Application Due Friday, April 30. A classroom mini-grant should be used for an activity directly related to a class taught during the Fall 2018 semester. The request can be for up to $300. The application for this grant may be found at this link.

Call for Proposals: Spring 2019 University Courses

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence invites faculty proposals for University Courses in Spring 2019. Proposals are due April 20, 2018. Completed proposals should be submitted online here.

OUE Proctored Exam Service

To assist students who need to reschedule a final exam, the Office of Undergraduate Education is offering a limited proctored exam service during the final exam period. Faculty can submit an online request through the Faculty Resources tab on the OUE website.

Commencement 2018: Faculty Procession

Faculty members who intend to participate in the Commencement exercises Monday, May 14 are asked to line up in full regalia no later than 8:30 a.m. on Commencement morning. The faculty will line up at the Anne Register Jones Courtyard (located between the Jones Center and the Oxford Road building).

The procession, led by the Atlanta Pipe Band, and Chief University Marshal Bobbi Patterson, steps off promptly at 9 a.m. Faculty may contact Heather LaFleur at hlafleu@emory.edu for regalia rental and purchase options.

Upcoming Administrative Deadlines

Faculty Search Requests

Faculty chairs and program directors will be sent information about faculty hiring requests this week. Note that all requests will be due by Friday, May 4.

Due Dates for Senior Grades

Grades for graduating seniors are due from faculty on the following dates:

  • Final exams on or before May 8: Senior grades due 10 a.m., Thursday, May 10.
  • Final exams on May 9: Senior grades due 10 a.m., Friday, May 11.

If you have a final exam for a large class on May 8 with a significant number of seniors, contact Senior Associate Dean Joanne Brzinski (poljb@emory.edu) to request an extension on the reporting deadline as needed. If granted, senior grades will be due by 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11.

The deadline for all other grade submission is Sunday, May 20.

College Facilities Management: Space Updates

White Hall Feasibility Study: Emory College has commissioned a feasibility study for a reimagining of White Hall. A town hall meeting will be held 10:30-Noon, Friday, April 20 in White Hall 208 for all faculty, staff, and students interested in the future of the facility. There will be a short presentation from the project team followed by an open forum.

Classroom Renovations: In fall 2018, the Atwood Chemistry building will have a new 70-seat classroom, which can be reserved through the Registrar’s office. There will also be smaller, targeted renovations to classrooms across campus this summer.

Tracking Space Usage: The University is currently engaged in its space study to negotiate Facilities and Administration rates. Faculty with laboratory spaces need to verify their lab space and utilization by mid-April and should contact their department administrator for access to the online verification form. In addition, department administrators will be working with faculty to capture ALL events or meetings being held in classrooms and seminar rooms; this information is critical to making decisions about space upgrades.

Laptop Encryption: Check Your Status

It is Emory University policy that all laptop computers have an encrypted hard drive to ensure that potentially sensitive data cannot be accessed in the event the laptop is lost or stolen. Emory College IT now provisions all laptops with this encryption. If you have a laptop that has not been encrypted, or if you have any questions, contact ECAS IT at 7-5757 or echelp@emory.edu.

College Website Support

New Department Website Template: Content Review Requirement

The Emory College Office of Communications expects to begin moving College department websites to a new template this fall. As a prerequisite to move to the new template, all departments must conduct a ROT analysis of their current website to clean out Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial content. This will allow departments to refresh and clear out existing content and help ensure a smoother transition to the new template.

Once departments have conducted their review and taken all of the following actions on this ROT Analysis Checklist, they should contact Jill Hennecy (jill.hennecy@emory.edu or 7-9903) to review the analysis and be put in the queue for transfer to the new template. More information about how to conduct a ROT analysis is available on the Communications website.

Cascade Basic Training for New Users

The Emory College Office of Communications will host its last Basic Cascade 8 web training session this spring for staff and faculty website administrators from 2-4 p.m., April 17 in Room 314, Woodruff Library, Electronic Classroom (across from the Jones Room). Register for the class on the Emory College Office of Communications website. Contact senior web producer Jill Hennecy with any questions about the training.

Upcoming Meetings

Apr 19, 3:00 - 5:00 PM Tenure and Promotion FY19 Workshop

Location: Atwood 360

This meeting is for all department chairs and their faculty who are being reviewed for tenure or promotion in 2018-2019. Carla Freeman, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty, will lead the session with a member of the College Tenure and Promotion Committee.

Apr 20, 4:00 - 6:00 PM Reception for Retiring Faculty

Location: Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall

Apr 24, 3:00 - 6:00 PM Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Location: Math and Science Center Atrium

Apr 25, 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Apr 13, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Performance Evaluation Training Session for Supervisors of Staff

Location: White Hall 200

Apr 16, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Department Operations Meeting for Lead Staff

Location: Atwood 360

Apr 25, 4:00 - 5:30 PM College Faculty Senate Meeting

Location: N304, Math and Science Center