Monthly Archives: October 2012

Calls to Strengthen Faculty Governance

A recurring theme resounded at the October Faculty Council from five representatives from Emory College and the Laney Graduate School who, in keeping with the practice of Council members reporting regularly on key issues from individual schools, summarized colleagues’ various responses to the restructuring recently announced in the two schools. “Many faculty understand that [Dean Robin […]

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Faculty Participation in Research Administration

David Wynes, vice president for research administration, presented to the Council in October about encouraging more faculty to participate in research administration. Research committees include Confict of Interest Review, Institutional Animal Care and Use (IACUC), the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and a number of health and safety committees. “We believe strongly that these committees should comprise […]

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A Provost’s Parting Thoughts

Earl Lewis addressed the Faculty Council for the final time as Emory provost, before his departure to become president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lewis identified several “macro-trends” he thinks will rise in significance in higher education in the next ten to thirty years—the durability of tenure and a shift in the profile of […]

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Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the 2012–13 academic year. This year’s Faculty Council will focus on three themes. The first is a look at Emory as a private research university, and the Council is sponsoring a series of guest speakers who will help us explore this topic. The first speaker is Ron Ehrenberg of Cornell on October 23, […]

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OpenEmory seeking “early adopters”

Created after last year’s vote of support from the Faculty Council, OpenEmory is an open access repository of faculty articles. It enables Emory faculty members to showcase their work by making articles freely available to the world. At the September 2012 Faculty Council meeting, Lisa Macklin, director of the scholarly communications office of the Uni- […]

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Faculty Council committees in 2012–13

At its September meeting, the Faculty Council heard news from each of the standing committees, including the Budget Committee, currently vacant; the Distinguished Fac- ulty Lecture committee, chaired by Debra Houry; the Faculty Counselors Committee, chaired by Erica Brownfield and consisting of faculty who sit on committees of the Board of Trustees; the Faculty Hearing […]

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