CFDE Newsletter, September 2018

CFDE Director Message from the Director

Dear Faculty:


Welcome from the CFDE director! I started in this position in July 1, 2018, but vowed that I would stop using the phrase “new CFDE director” as of September, so now I am just the director. Briefly about me: I’m a physics professor, and I’ve been at Emory since 2001.


Pamela Scully, the past CFDE director, left the CFDE in great shape, and it is an honor to follow in her footsteps. She stepped down as director this summer to begin her new job as Emory’s Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.


The other news is that this is the CFDE’s ten-year anniversary. Looking through my email archives I found the original announcement of the formation of the CFDE back in February 2008. My first involvement with the CFDE was attending two teaching tables in Spring 2009, organized by Donna Troka. Donna is still organizing many of our teaching and pedagogy workshops. Fast forward to Fall 2018, and we at CFDE are working on a display for the Woodruff Library to celebrate our first decade. By the end of October this should be up in the gallery space right outside the center, on the 2nd floor of the Woodruff Library. We’re all looking forward to 2018-19, the start of our second decade!


Best wishes for a happy and productive fall semester,

Eric Weeks

Professor of Physics

Director, CFDE 

Sept 17: Emory Foundations for Online Teaching

A new Emory Foundations for Online Teaching Module Begins
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Sept 19: Claiming Your Expertise

A Panel of Experts on How They Overcame "Impostor Syndrome" and Claimed Their Expertise
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Sept 26: Wikipedia in Higher Education

This daylong symposium and workshop will explore teaching with Wikipedia and editing it in an academic context.
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Teaching Consultations

Interested in working on your teaching this year? Want to talk about course development? Look for a call for participants in late September 2018.
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Scholarly Writing and Publishing Fund

A grant program designed to help faculty seeking professional editorial support for projects in development across a range of serious scholarly works
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Emory Conference Center Subvention Fund

A grant program designed to offset the costs of hosting high-profile, intellectually significant events at the Emory Conference Center
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Multi-lingual Engaged Learning Opportunities

The Engaged Learning Program and the Emory College Language Center are co-sponsoring a year-long series on community engaged pedagogy, community engagement for students of languages other than English, and approaches to successful community-university partnerships that integrate language learning or content in multiple languages.
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University-Partner Learning Communities

The CFDE Engaged Learning Program collaborates with the Community Building and Social Change Fellows Program in Campus Life to organize University-Partner Learning Communities
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Oct 24: Webinar Viewing Party in the CFDE

Bring your lunch and join us at noon in the CFDE to watch "Writing for a Broader Audience: How to Convey Complex Ideas in Clear, Accessible Prose," a webinar with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
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Welcoming the new CFDE Teaching Fellows

Six Emory faculty are serving this year as CFDE Teaching Fellows, to support teaching in the undergraduate curriculum as part of wider effort to bolster the undergraduate academic experience at Emory.
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Summer Visit to Legacy Museum & Memorial

A group of faculty, staff, and graduate students involved in the CFDE's Academic Learning Community on incarceration in the south (Spring 2019) visited the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL.
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2018 Summer Teaching Intensive a Success

The two-day workshop comprised eight modules across a range of topics that averaged 40 participants each.
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CFDE Inaugurates Emory Public Scholars Institute

In Fall 2018, the CFDE, in partnership with Emory's Division of Communications and Public Affairs,is offering a new Emory Public Scholars Institute.
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Two Academic Learning Communities in Fall 2018

Faculty will gather to discuss "Assessment in Action: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Student Learning" and "Bias-In Bias Out: The Injustice/Ambiguity of Algorithms."
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New Online Faculty Development Resource

Through the Office of the Provost, Emory has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD offers an online core curriculum consisting of webinars from their own and other faculty experts on topics such as planning each semester, mastering academic time management, cultivating mentors, and learning to engage in conflict for transformation.

Explore the NCFDD