want to get beyond the notion that excellence in research must
preclude excellence in teaching and that universities cannot support,
evaluate, and reward teaching and research in equivalent ways.
at Emory, Emory University's Commission on Teaching
UACT meets monthly to:
• Consider issues and aspects of teaching that reach across individual
• Assist individual schools in the development of their own teaching
resources, centers, or offices of instructional development; and
• Promote discussion and reflection on teaching across the university.
offers and co-sponsors events and programs to Emory faculty throughout
the year, such as roundtable luncheons, faculty development workshops,
annual events like the Master Teacher Program (MTP), and a visiting
speaker scheduled for each semester. Past events include a roundtable
lunch "Inclusive Teaching and Diversity in the Sciences and Professional
Schools" and lectures by Jane Elliot and screenings of her film
"A Class Divided". Visiting speakers include Lee Shulman,
President of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,
Beverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman College, and Dr. Larry Altman,
New York Times Science Times reporter.
UACT's goal is to provide faculty and administrators with a comprehensive
view of teaching at Emory, both in and of itself and within the larger
context of the ideals and activities of a modern research university.
For more information on UACTs structure and goals, please read
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