Thank an Emory faculty or staff member with new web-based tool

By Erin Long | May 5, 2020

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Since the COVID-19 crisis began, many faculty and staff have gone above and beyond to help the university. Learn how you can submit a “thank you” message and read messages submitted by others.

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, many faculty and staff have had to jump into action, immediately change course and take some extraordinary measures to ensure the university could continue to maintain its operations and deliver its mission.

To recognize some of the incredible efforts undertaken by faculty and staff, Human Resources partnered with Communications and Public Affairs to launch a new web-based tool that allows people to offer a public “shout out” to those going above and beyond their normal duties to help the university in these difficult times.

“So many people are working very hard to get the university through this challenging period in our history,” says Kay Manning, manager of recognition. “We are delighted to be able to provide an opportunity for this kind of peer-to-peer recognition at Emory.”

The concept of creating a recognition webpage was borrowed from the School of Medicine’s “Thank a Health Hero” web tool that has been incredibly popular. That tool was created by Lauren Powers, senior marketing manager, and Katie Plaia, communications specialist, in the SOM’s Department of Medicine, as a way for people to share notes of encouragement or thanks to those working on the front lines of COVID-19.

The HR version uses the same technology to allow a similar level of peer recognition for university faculty and staff who are rising to the occasion in their various roles, whether it’s teaching, helping students, campus operations, administration or research.

Recognitions can be submitted anonymously or you can provide your name. All submissions will be reviewed by HR and will be posted on the website (allow up to two days before submissions post). 

To submit a shout-out, use this web form.  

To view messages, visit the website.