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Emory’s Global Strategies

Phillip Wainwright, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Halle Institute for Global Learning at Emory, spoke about Emory’s Global Strategies. Central goals include: Initiatives that position Emory as a university noted for its global impact, and Integrating Emory’s international community into the life of the university.

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Provost’s Remarks on Emory’s Values

Provost Claire Sterk urged further discussion about the role of Emory faculty in promotion and tenure. “What should Emory’s practice be, what should Emory’s culture be?” she said. “This is a very important conversation and one that I actually think is perfect for the Faculty Council as a governance body to explore.” Sterk added that […]

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Quality Enhancement Plan Rolling Out

  At its February 18 meeting, the Faculty Council heard a report on the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a required part of the university’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaccreditation in 2014. A campuswide process in 2011-12 yielded a decision to select “The Nature of Evidence” (originally named “Primary Evidence”) […]

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The Future of the Liberal Arts

At its October 18 meeting, Provost Earl Lewis introduced the Council to a new university-wide structured inquiry about to launch: “Are we willing to spend some time looking ahead 25 years from now and asking what a liberal arts education at Emory should look like? What should be the interplay between the liberal arts curriculum […]

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President Leads Discussion on “Distinctiveness”

At the March meeting, President James Wagner continued a discussion he had begun in January on Emory’s particular distinctions. He explained why it is important to be able to articulate Emory’s uniqueness among its institutional peers. “We can do a better job in student recruiting and retention,” he said, “and in making our case to […]

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What Makes Emory Distinctive?

At the January 2011 meeting of the Faculty Council, University President James Wag- ner commented on the beginnings of a semester-long conversation taking place among several governance groups around the university on the question, “What makes Emory distinctive?” “There are times when it’s important for us to stop and see who we are, for the […]

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