Candor and freedom of speech are essential to the life of a university. The
Academic Exchange was established in 1998 in response to repeated
calls from faculty members for a stronger, richer intellectual climate
at Emory and a more dynamic scholarly community. With its coverage
of research issues, pedagogical concerns, and university governance,
the Exchange strives to balance reporting and opinion on faculty
work and thought at Emory. It also offers information on selected
publications and campus events that might serve as a springboard
for community-wide discussion.
The Academic Exchange is first
and foremost a published forum for ongoing intellectual discourse
among faculty colleagues, where vigorous, candid, and civil engagement
on scholarly and academic pursuits may flourish. Published six
times per year, this journal consists of opinion and reporting on
issues of faculty life and thought at Emory. Faculty members are
invited and encouraged to contribute their perspectives via a range
of approaches and formats, from submitting a completed essay to
working with a writer to present ideas in interview format.
The Academic Exchange also has
an on-line component, with a web site that offers content not appearing
in the print publication, and a by-subscription listserv, AEWeekly,
a weekly email supplement to the publication during the academic
The Academic Exchange is also
devoted to enriching Emory's intellectual climate by co-sponsoring
special events, such as small-group faculty discussions on particular
topics with distinguished scholars visiting the campus. For more
Our policy is to turn frequently
to the community for topic suggestions for future issues. We invite
and encourage faculty colleagues to contribute their perspectives.
Letters in response to articles and essays are also welcome and
will not be published without the author's permission. Contact the
managing editor for particulars on deadlines and submissions.
Because its primary audience is
Emory faculty, this publication will strive for an intelligent common
language that is neither jargon-ridden and technical nor overly
popularizing and reductive. Our goal is to strike a balance between
precision and accessibility. Similarly, discourse in the Academic
Exchange will reach toward dialogue rather than dichotomy. We request
that contributors attend to disagreements in a context of mutual
respect and civility.
We hope readers of the Academic
Exchange will use the publication to participate in thoughtful
and spirited inquiry that will help grow and sustain a lively intellectual
The Academic Exchange is distributed
free to all Emory University faculty.
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to contribute their ideas and opinions to the Academic Exchange.
A range of approaches and formats is available to contributors,
from submitting a completed essay to working with a writer to
present ideas in interview format. Letters in response to articles
and essays are also welcome and will not be published without
the author's permission. Contact the managing editor for particulars
on deadlines and submissions.
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