November 26, 2001
Faculty council briefed on budget, searches
By Michael Terrazas email@example.com
History Professor Patrick Allitt opened the Nov. 13 Faculty Council meeting
with remarks on teaching gleaned from his soon-to-be-published book on
the subject. Allitt said he challenged himself to write 1,000 words a
day on the daily dynamics of a course he taught last spring, then edited
the work down to a book.
Allitt spoke of how he developed rules for himselfsuch as his goal
not to become his students friend, but rather remain
their teacherand then promptly broke those rules. The messy
reality of students lives intrudes, Allitt said, often making
it impossible not to develop personal relationships with them.
Next, Interim Provost Woody Hunter and Senior Vice Provost Charlotte
Johnson gave a presentation on the Universitys ongoing budget deliberations,
briefing the council on the main cost drivers that determine
the shape of Emorys Education and General Budget. Many of the councils
questions centered on comparative salary data between Emory and its peer
institutions, and Hunter said his office would make such data available
to departments and/or individual faculty members.
Council chair Frank Vandall announced that he has named the memberships
of two ad hoc committees for the year, one on tenure policy and the other
on budget advisory matters. The former will be headed by chemistrys
Lou Marzilli and public healths Huiman Barnhart, while the latter
will include the business schools George Benston and Shehzad Mian.
President Bill Chace updated the council on searches under way to fill
various high administrative positions, and he said the search for a new
law school dean was nearly complete. Chace also said he hopes to have
completed a search for a new director of the Carlos Museum by the end
of the academic year.
Chace also informed the council of the new Committee on Academic Integrity,
which he is co-chairing this year along with John Ford, senior vice president
of Campus Life, and Jim Fowler, director of the Center for Ethics. Chace
said the committee will study the state of academic integrity at Emory,
with hopes of producing a report and recommendations by the end of next
The next Faculty Council meeting will held Jan. 15 at 3:15 p.m. in 400
If you have a question or concern for Faculty Council, e-mail Vandall at firstname.lastname@example.org.