CFDE Newsletter - January 2017

CFDE Director Message from the Director

Dear Faculty,
Welcome to the Spring Semester. We have an exciting set of events and programs planned. Here, I want to congratulate the fabulous staff of the CFDE who continue to do such stellar work in expanding and deepen our offerings to faculty. In particular, I appreciate the energy devoted recently to producing knowledge about faculty development. Since our last newsletter last fall, Allison Adams’s article on "Helping Professors Find Time to Think" was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education; Vialla Hartfield-Méndez presented at the Modern Languages Association on our new Pre-Texts initiative; Stephanie Parisi gave two presentations at the Online Learning Consortium International conference; and Donna Troka co-authored an article in the journal Radical Teacher titled "The Challenges of Teaching About the Black Lives Matter Movement: A Dialogue." In addition, the ILA sidecar class she co-taught with Professor Dianne Stewart on “The Power of Black Self Love” has received a lot of attention, including coverage in Teen Vogue and an interview on the GPB program On Second Thought.

We look forward to working with you in 2017!

Feb 6: Feast of Words Celebration of Faculty Books in 2016

On Monday, February 6, 2017, the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, together with the Emory University Bookstore and Emory Libraries and Information Technology, will host the annual celebration of Emory faculty books published in 2016.
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Feb 10: Pedagogical Strategies for Conflict in the Classroom

Participants will explore both proactive and reactive strategies for working constructively with disagreement in the classroom. With Ellen Ott Marshall, Associate Professor, Candler School of Theology, 11:30-1:00pm.
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Feb 15: Applying for Fulbrights

A day of free Fulbright information sessions on Wednesday, February 15, for those interested in applying for Fulbright grants.
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Preparing students and faculty for productive and effective community engagement

The Engaged Learning Program is promoting learning and teaching strategies that have worked in community-based settings for learning on campus
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Mar 20: From Failure to Success: A Practical Guide

Eminent senior faculty will talk about the grants they didn't get, book contracts that fell through, challenges they ran into when writing and/or researching¿and what they gained from those failures. Noon to 1pm.
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Sit Down and Write with the CFDE continues in Spring Semester

Do you need to make headway on a writing project this semester? Sit Down and Write with the CFDE! Tuesdays 11 am in Kaldi's, Fridays in Peet's, and virtually on Facebook.
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University Learning Community Piloted

In Spring 2017, the CFDE and the Center for Civic and Community Engagement (Campus Life) will facilitate a pilot University Learning Community focused on the Buford Highway Corridor and organized around the theme of art and social transformation.
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Apr 11-12: Meet the Editors and Agent

The CFDE welcomes two university press editors and a literary agent to campus in the spring for two days of workshops and individual consultations.
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Three Spring 2017 Academic Learning Communities

These opportunities for faculty to discuss topics related to their research, teaching, and intellectual lives range from the environmental humanities to experiential learning in religion and public health.
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New Emory Coursera Courses Added

New massive open online courses on the Coursera platform address finance for non-financial managers, foundations of marketing analytics, and health in complex humanitarian emergencies.
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Mini, FIT, and Engaged Learning Grants Awarded to Support Teaching

Twenty-five Classroom Mini Grants and 13 Community Engaged Learning Grants were awarded for spring 2017, and 15 FIT Grants were awarded for the year.
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First "CFDE Shorts" Video Addresses Good Writing Habits

The CFDE has released the first of its occasional series of "CFDE Shorts," videos with quick tips for faculty life and work. The first is "Five Things You Can Do To Develop Good Writing Habits."
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Spring 2017 University Courses underway

The three University Courses underway this semester are "Eating Ethics," "Disability, Resilience, and the Mortal Self," and "Global Security and Leadership in a Complex World."
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2017 Cohort of CFDE Writing Groups Launched

Seven new writing groups -- including one that is "meeting" via email only -- launched this month for the spring semester with 37 faculty participants.
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CFDE Featured Faculty Members

Congratulations to Karen Andes and Peter Höyng, our first CFDE Featured Faculty Members.

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