CFDE Newsletter - March 2016

CFDE Director Message from the Director

Dear Faculty,

I hope you are all enjoying this very busy Spring semester.  

We in the CFDE continue our work in support of your teaching and scholarship. In particular, this semester we have created a series on Innovative Pedagogy co-hosted with the Coalition on the Liberal Arts. Emory offers many broad, interdisciplinary courses that cross traditional pedagogical boundaries, disciplines and schools, and integrate the liberal arts mission across the university. Faculty participating in these courses learn to teach in new and different ways, acquire specific tools and strategies, discover new conceptualizations, and perhaps find new resources that will infuse their future teaching and scholarship. Innovative Pedagogies conversations will highlight and reflect on the challenges and rewards of teaching across the university.

Our first event is a faculty panel discussion on Interdisciplinary Teaching on Thursday, March 3, at 4:15 in the Jones Room. Faculty from the College, School of Medicine, Center for Ethics, and Goizueta will reflect on the delight and challenges of interdisciplinary teaching. Other events through the semester will showcase teaching and technology, the work of art in teaching and learning, and the CoLA courses. Please look out for our flyers that will advertise each event. They are also described in more detail at this link.

Best Wishes,


How Interdisciplinary Teaching Transforms Teaching and Scholarship

Faculty Panel Discussion, March 3, 4:15-6:00 p.m., Jones Room of Woodruff Library. Panelists from medicine, Emory college, business, and ethics center.
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Connect with Teaching: Infusing Teaching with Technology

March 28, 1:00-2:30pm, Center for Ethics, Room 102. Faculty using technology in innovative ways in their classrooms will present, followed by small group discussions pairing faculty presenters and a technology specialist to address implementation.
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CFDE Hosts Visit of Doris Sommer, Cultural Agents Initiative, Harvard University

April 1-2: Doris Sommer, Harvard University. Professor Sommer is the founding director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard, and the designer of Pre-Texts, a train-the-trainers program that distills theoretical approaches to literature and community-based engagement strategies into a simple protocol that fosters close reading of texts and creativity.
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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Faculty Funding Opportunities

April 5, noon to 1:00 pm, Jones Room, Woodruff Library. Presentation and Q&A by a representative from DAAD, which offers opportunities that take scholars and researchers from many different disciplines and fields of study to German universities, libraries, archives, laboratories, etc., for research stays, guest lectureships, and more.
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Apr 14: Coalition of the Liberal Arts Courses

Faculty Panel Discussion, April 14, 5:15-7:00 p.m., Jones Room of Woodruff Library
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Apr 18-19: Meet the Editor and Agent

Two experts will discuss trends and expectations for faculty authors in the current environment of scholarly publishing. Public discussion and individual faculty consultations.
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Digital Mapping and the Humanities Series

The CFDE is co-sponsoring a series of workshops and lectures examining the growing ways humanities scholars are engaged in cutting-edge digital mapping projects. Visiting scholars talk and work with faculty and graduate students about their digital mapping and the humanities projects.
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Call for Proposals: Spring 2017 University Courses

Soliciting proposals from faculty from across the university who would like to teach an interdisciplinary collaborative course in Spring 2017 on a topic of their choosing, which will draw faculty and students from across the university.
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Fund for Innovative Teaching for 2016-17

Supporting transformation of undergraduate, graduate, and/or postgraduate classes. We will begin accepting proposals in April 2016. Click below for more details.
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Classroom Mini Grants for Fall 2016

Supporting faculty efforts to engage students outside of class or to support guest speakers. We will begin accepting proposals in April 2016. Click below for more details.
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Upcoming: Call for Academic Learning Communities

The CFDE will issue a call for proposals later in the spring semester. Academic Learning Communities are seminars that provide opportunities for faculty to discuss topics related to their research, teaching, and intellectual lives. These seminars meet 4-6 times a semester.
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Spring 2016 Reader: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

An overview of recent research and trends in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Topics include self-selection in service learning, designing and using learning objectives in clinical research, active learning, and medical education assessment.
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