Advancing C&R's goals

Since Choices & Responsibility was published in 1994, a number of activities and initiatives have helped advance its goals of improving teaching and research, encouraging interdisciplinary scholarship, building community, strengthening infrastructure and extending external relations. Examples include:

*The University Commission on Teaching

*The University Teaching Fund to support teaching quality and innovation

*Emory College Center for Teaching and Curriculum to promote and reward excellent teaching

*The Undergraduate Council, consisting of the president, provost, vice president for Campus Life, and deans of the undergraduate schools, to coordinate undergraduate education

*An annual campus-wide luncheon series, this year focusing on how to improve teaching

*New guidelines for hiring, reviewing and promoting non-tenure track faculty (lecturers and senior lecturers)

*New or continuing support for interdisciplinary programs, including the Center for Ethics in Public Policy and the Professions; Center for Health, Culture and Society; Center for Injury Control; Asian studies; International Studies; and Environmental Studies

*New disciplinary clusters that promote collaboration among, for example, dance, film studies, music and theater studies and among biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and physics, known as Science 2000

*The Theory-Practice Learning project in the Department of Religion and the Center for Ethics

*Expanded study abroad, including programs sponsored by the new Emory College Center for International Programs Abroad and more than 15 exchanges and alliances of the Goizueta Business School

*The Carter Center Faculty Liaison Program

*Improved communication through Town Hall meetings, Management Symposium seminars, Learnlink and videoconferencing facilities

*Connection for the entire campus to the internet, local area networks and cable television

*Partnership in the National Digital Library Federation, a consortium of 14 top universities, to promote development of the "digital library"

*The Digital Information Resources Council and "superfund" to promote development and University-wide access to digital information resources.

*Woodruff Library addition to contain the Center for Library and Information resources, in progress

*The Seretean Center for Health Promotion

*A new child care center for employees of the University, the hospitals and the Clinic, in progress

*Appointment of the first vice president for research to enhance external federal, foundation, and industrial support of faculty research

*Appointment of the first associate vice president for Government and Community Affairs to strengthen the University's role in garnering federal research support

*Work related to The Atlanta Project, including the School of Nursing program in adolescent health care at Washington High School, and the Law School and Carter Center collaboration on the Affordable Housing Project

*Elementary Science Education Program, a liaison with area schools to improve instruction in science and mathematics

*Great Teacher Lecture Series for Emory and surrounding communities

*Expanded alumni and regional outreach programs

*Emory University System of Health Care including a major primary care network, managed care partnerships, a statewide network of affiliate hospitals and multi-specialty regional satellite centers

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