Emory Report
March 3, 2008
Volume 60, Number 22


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March 3, 2008
Take Note

Pedagogy is institute’s focus
The goal is to improve pedagogical practices and focus on pedagogies that enhance a liberal arts-intensive learning environment. The vehicle is the second annual Institute for Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts May 12-16 at Oxford College.

This year’s institute includes four tracks:

• Case-based learning;

•Pedagogies of integration, engagement and international awareness;

•Speaking in the classroom: Teaching, assigning and evaluating oral presentations;

•Blended learning: Teaching, learning and information technology.

IPLA is open to all Emory faculty, and each participant receives $1,000 in faculty development funds.
Faculty members participate in two of the four tracks; participation is limited to 20.

Contact David Gowler, Pierce Professor of Religion, Oxford College, at dgowler@emory.edu. Review of applications begins March 17.

Members sought for commissions
The University’s presidential commissions are seeking nominations for the 2008-09 year.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni who have a background or interest in the issues of any of the three commissions are encouraged to apply. Self-nominations, as well as nominations, are invited by:

•President’s Commission on the Status of Women: Women and men to serve the cause of advancing women’s interests. See www.pcsw.emory.edu or contact Mary Wilson at 404-727-9639 or mkwilso@emory.edu.

•President’s Commission on LGBT Concerns: Voice for concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons across the University. See www.emory.edu/PCLGBTC/ or email pclgbtc@emory.edu.

•President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity: Forum for discussing and addressing issues of race and ethnicity. See www.pcore.emory.edu.

Stay healthy at Wellness Fairs
The next Wellness Fair is set for March 20 at The Carter Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Faculty and staff participants can get assistance with completing a HealthQ. Also on offer are screenings for blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, and BMI measurements.

Wellness Fairs, sponsored by Step Up Emory and the Faculty Staff Assistance Program, will continue to be offered at various locations throughout the spring and summer.

For more information, contact FSAP at 404-727-WELL or http://fsap-ts1.fsap.emory.edu/.