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Public scholarship focus of faculty workshops

By Leslie King | Emory Report | Sep. 26, 2012

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) is hosting workshops and discussions to examine issues and develop skills related to public scholarship.

Public scholarship sessions include:

  • "Writing as a Public Scholar: On Publishing, Proposals, and Platforms," Thursday, Oct. 4, 4 p.m. in 102 Center for Ethics.

  • "Public Scholarship Behind the Podium and on the Screen," Wednesday, Oct. 10, noon in Goizueta Foundation Center W320.

  • In partnership with the Center for Women, the "Public Scholarship in the Sciences" is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at noon with the location to be announced.

"With this programming, the CFDE hopes to open up conversations about the challenges and rewards of public scholarship — scholarly or creative activity integral to a faculty member's academic area that contributes to the public good, as well as offer some pragmatic training and advice on how to practice it," says Donna Troka, CFDE associate director.  

The CFDE, along with its university partners, kicked off fall semester activities with a Sept. 17 session on "Public Scholarship as Professional Capital."  The event featured a discussion by a panel of professors who talked about some of the challenges within academe in the pursuit of public scholarship and some strategies for addressing those challenges.

Faculty grants available  

The deadline to apply for the Classroom Mini Grants program is Friday, Sept. 28.

CFDE invites anyone currently teaching at Emory to apply, including graduate students, adjunct faculty, visiting faculty, lecturers or tenure-track faculty.

A grant request can be up to $200 for an activity directly related to a class taught during this fall semester.  

The fund supports honoraria for non-Emory in-class guest presenters and food and travel expenses for off-campus class visits, excluding conference travel or expenses.

Send a paragraph to Jamie Weems at jdweems@emory.edu by the deadline describing use for the grant and include course number, name and semester the course is offered.         

The Fund for Innovative Teaching (FIT) provides grants ranging from $500 to $3,000.  

The deadline to apply for small grants to support innovative undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching is Friday, Oct. 5.    

FIT grants are open to all full-time faculty, both tenure and non-tenure track, and both individual faculty members and those working as teams. Funds will support courses that use new research topics and new pedagogical methods as well as new interdisciplinary courses and those that involve collaborative teaching.  

Send a proposal to Jamie Weems at jdweems@emory.edu describing the proposed innovation, course outline or proposed syllabus, budget and semester the course is intended to be taught.