Monthly Archives: April 2014

Faculty Dining Room Future Discussed

  At its April 15 meeting, Dave Furhman, senior director of food services administration, reported to the Council on plans to convert the Faculty Dining Room in the Dobbs University Center over the summer into a “campus convenience store.” The dining room currently serves “a small group of repeat customers of about 40 to 45 […]

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Council Chair Reflects on Year’s Work

  Outgoing Faculty Council chair Deb Houry took several minutes of the final meeting of 2013-14 to review the Council’s work throughout the year. Among the highlights: In early fall, the Council conducted a faculty governance survey based on the AAUP  “Indicators of Sound Governance” instrument. The Faculty Handbook was thoroughly reviewed and revised with […]

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Campuswide Faculty Grievance & Hearing Processes Considered

  James Hughes, chair of the Faculty Hearing Committee, reported on his review of grievance processes across the university, from school-based processes and policies to the purview of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs. While a 2012 committee recommended the appointment of a university ombudsperson to mediate grievances that “fall through the cracks,” Hughes concluded […]

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College Considers New Governance Structure

  At its March 18 meeting, the Faculty Council heard a report on two committees addressing faculty governance currently in the college. In the wake of the restructuring of several departments and programs announced in fall 2012, the College formed one committee to review the processes leading to those decisions (Process Review Committee) and a […]

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Seeking Feedback on Emory Barnes & Noble Bookstore

  In March, Bruce Covey, senior director of campus life technology and bookstore relations, along with Paul Byrnes, director of business services, solicited the Council’s feedback on Emory’s bookstores. Covey reported that the bookstore space in the Oxford Road building has gotten “rave reviews,” especially in student surveys. Sales are up in every area but […]

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Graduate School Executive Council Chair Reports on Priorities

  As the newly appointed chair of the Executive Council of the Laney Graduate School, Professor of Environmental Health Barry Ryan presented a report on the current status of the graduate school. In his overview, he mentioned that the school presently enrolls some 1900 students, that it offers more than 40 degree programs, and that […]

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