Emory Report
September 17, 2007
Volume 60, Number 4

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September 17, 2007
Guide to Emory governance groups

Six governance groups representing broad constituencies across the University play an important role in advising the campus administrators charged with charting Emory’s path. Elected representatives of each group are expected to carry information and points of discussion back to their constituencies.

Employee Council
What It Does: Facilitates communication between
employees and University administration and serves as an advisory body to the University president; advocates for issues of concern for all University employees.

When It Meets: Every third Wednesday from noon to
2 p.m., in a different campus location each month. First meeting: Sept. 19, Jones Room, Woodruff Library.

Key Events/Issues: The 2007–08 theme is “Discovering Emory” and the Council will explore both operational and academic issues at Emory. A Town Hall focusing on sustainability is planned for the spring.

For more information: Iruka Ndubuizu, president; www.employeecouncil.emory.edu

Faculty Council
What It Does: Discusses policies and matters of interest to all faculty of the University, provides faculty comment and perspective to the administrators responsible for various areas of work at the University, and collaborates with administrators in enhancing the quality of life for faculty at Emory.

When It Meets: 3:15 to 5 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 400. First meeting: Sept. 18.

Key Events/Issues: Re-envisioning the Faculty Council; addressing and moving forward the agendas associated with the Year of the Faculty Report; cosponsoring with the Provost’s Office the Life of the Mind Series.

For more information: Nadine Kaslow, chair; www.emory.edu/SENATE

University Senate
What it does: Represents every constituency of the University; serves as a forum for communication, discussion, review and consideration of initiatives and proposals that affect the University as a whole.

When It Meets: 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jones Room, Woodruff Library. First meeting: Sept. 25. Note that the first meeting is from 3–4:15 p.m. in the Cox Hall Ballroom and will precede President Jim Wagner’s State of the University Address.

Key Events/Issues: Re-envisioning the role of the Senate; enhancing communication within the Emory community; considering a community event.

For more information: Nadine Kaslow, chair; www.emory.edu/SENATE

President’s Commission on the Status of Women
What it Does: Serves as an advisory board to the president on issues related to Emory women and seeks to advance women’s interests at the University.

When It Meets: Third Wednesday of each month, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jones Room, Woodruff Library. First meeting: Sept. 19.

Key Events/Issues: “Women at Emory: Past, Present and Future,” on Oct. 4–5, the University’s first-ever women-centered symposium; completion of the first phase of the Oral History Project — 30 interviews with 30 notable Emory women are available on the PCSW Web site.

For more information: Susan Carini, chair; www.pcsw.emory.edu

President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Concerns
What It Does: Serves as a forum for matters of concern to LGBT persons across the University; advises the president on the implementation of their recommendations; develops and supports programs at Emory to reduce homophobia and heterosexism; and conducts studies as needed to address these concerns.

When It Meets: Third Monday of every month from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Jones Room, Woodruff Library. First meeting: Sept. 17.

Key Events/Issues: T.B.D.

For more information: Lynn Nester, co-chair; Rob Stephenson, co-chair; www.emory.edu/PCLGBTC/

President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity
What It Does: Serves as a forum for discussion and analysis of issues of race and ethnicity on campus and of national import; develops and supports activities that enhance the presence of persons of color and strengthen the community of color at Emory; studies the status of race and ethnicity at Emory; recommends to the president actions that improve the representation, development and success of people of color.

When It Meets: Third Monday of every month at 3 p.m. First meeting: Sept. 17 in Administration 400.

Key Events/Issues: This year’s theme is “the core of community is collaboration.” Activities will center on bringing the Emory community together collaboratively to affect positive change.

For more information: Jennifer Crabb, chair; www.pcore.emory.edu