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Faculty Involvement

From living in residence halls to offering a program on a residence hall floor, Residence Life & Housing encourages faculty members to explore opportunities to engage students in the residence halls. Some of our dedicated faculty members are currently serving as Faculty-In-Residence at Clairmont Campus, teaching classes in the Second Year at Emory program, working with residence hall leaders to offer programs to students, conducting study groups in residence halls, and teaching themed Freshman Seminars. Since the variety of opportunities that exist in the residence halls vary widely, Residence Life staff work with faculty to identify options that fit with the interest of faculty members.

The following options are currently available for faculty members to collaborate with the Office of Residence Life & Housing:

Faculty-in-Residence Program
Teaching in Residence Halls
Program Partnerships
Drop-in Office Hours

Faculty members interested in any of the above options should contact Dr.Frank Gaertner, Director of Programming and Learning Initiatives, at 404.727.1695 or fgaertn@emory.edu.

 

Faculty-in-Residence Program
Residing at Clairmont Campus, four regular, full-time faculty members engage students through ongoing programs and interactions. Faculty In Residence (FIRs), selected through an application process, offer a program series based on topics that enrich the residential experience. Field trips, speakers, and open discussions provide opportunities for FIRs to live and to learn with students. Click here for a current list of Faculty in Residence.

Faculty members interested in becoming a Faculty-in-Residence may download an application packet here. We anticipate two vacancies for Fall 2014.

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Teaching in Residence Halls
Faculty can choose to teach classes in high-tech classrooms located in residential buildings. Perfect for a seminar or lecture format, faculty may reserve classroom space in Woodruff Residential Center, the Student Activity and Academic Center at Clairmont Campus, and Few Hall. Additional information about these spaces may be found here.

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Program Partnerships
Leading review sessions, facilitating discussions on current events, or dining with residents, Residence Life staff actively recruit faculty members to engage with residents through one-time or ongoing programs. Examples include Dr. Tracy Morkin’s review sessions for chemistry, Dr. Alan Abramowitz’s discussion on presidential debates, and Dr. Kate Barrett’s sleep program.

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Drop-In Office Hours
Some faculty members offer office hours in the residence halls especially during high-volume advising and testing periods. Faculty wishing to hold office hours in nontraditional spaces may reserve office space in Few Hall, Woodruff Residential Center, Clarimont Campus, Alabama Hall, and Harris Hall.

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