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Date to propose University Course now May 9

The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence has extended its deadline for faculty proposals for a University Course to be offered next spring 2015 to Friday, May 9.

The University Course encourages multidisciplinary examination of issues and topics of interest to faculty and students across the university. Any and all proposed topics will be considered; however, they should be broad enough to be approached by a variety of disciplines, says Donna Troka, associate director of the CFDE. The CFDE hopes that participants in the course will represent at least four of the Emory schools.

For the course:

  • All class formats will be considered but historically the class has met for three hours once a week.
  • Multiple guest presenters are recommended for a diverse disciplinary perspective on the course topic.
  • Course leaders should include a community aspect to the course.
  • The CFDE will provide a budget of $2,000 for the course in order to cover stipends for course leaders, guest lecturers, and any outside speakers.

Interested faculty should submit a one-two page summary of a proposal to Troka with a justification of the topic as a University Course, a working summary of topics and perspectives to be covered during the class, and the names and school or department affiliations for the faculty that are interested in being guest lecturers.

The CFDE will not provide funding for faculty course releases, but many departments allow for this course to be a part of the faculty member's normal teaching load. For more information on the proposal, contact Troka and find information on past offerings of the University Course.

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