Campus News

August 26, 2011

Welcome to Fall Semester

Guide to Emory Governance Groups

Employee Council

Key Events/Issues: This year's theme "Your Communication Connection 2011-12: Employees creating dialogue, finding solutions," was selected via a contest, the winner of which was Stacey Green in the Office of Grants and Contracts. The focus will be on constituent questions on the tobacco-free campus initiative, shuttle service, parking fees and the Employee Hardship Fund. President Jim Wagner and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Mike Mandl will speak at the first meeting Sept. 21.

When It Meets: Every third Wednesday at noon. Meetings are held at various locations across campus, as well as Oxford and Grady. The Council will supply dessert and drinks for brown bag lunch.

For More Information:; Jessica Perlove, president

University Senate

Key Events/Issues: Fall meetings will include updates on issues such as Emory's tobacco-free policy and the new health care facilities in the Clifton Corridor. The first meeting of the year on Sept. 20 is a special combined session with the Faculty Council to address allegations and demands from students regarding Emory's food service vendor, Sodexo. Representatives of Sodexo, the administration and the students will attend. President Jim Wagner will provide an update on the disposition of student arrests, the work of the Committee on Class and Labor and the work on the Committee on Dissent, Protest, and Community.

When It Meets: Fourth Tuesday of each month; 3:15 p.m.; Jones Room, Woodruff Library.

For More Information:; Erica Brownfield, president

Faculty Council

Key Events/Issues: Updates on last year's recommendations include the open access policy and faculty grievance policies. New discussion topics include the lifecycle of a faculty member and the future of liberal arts and research universities. Follow the Faculty Council on the blog Council Concerns.

When It Meets: Third Tuesday of each month; 3:15 p.m.; Jones Room, Woodruff Library. First meeting: a special joint meeting Sept. 20 with the University Senate.

For More Information:; Erica Brownfield, president

President's Commission on Race and Ethnicity

Key Events/Issues: The theme for the year is "Arts… The language which unites us all." Plans include an environmental diversity scan to increase the representation of minorities in the portraits, monuments, and names on buidings on campus; and partnering with the Pre Health Mentoring Office, School of Medicine departments of anesthesiology and emergency medicine to provide opportunities for underrepresented minority students to come into the operating rooms to observe and network. In the spirit of Emory's 175th anniversary, PCORE plans to recommend the commissioning of a permanent slave memorial on Emory main campus to honor known and unknown African and Native American slaves who worked to build the institution's foundation.

When It Meets: Third Monday of each month; 3 p.m. Jones Room, Woodruff Library.

For More Information:; Sheryl Heron and James Scott, co-chairs

President's Commission on Sexuality, Gender Diversity and Queer Equality

Key Events/Issues: The PCSGDQE will launch a campaign, "I Am…," to increase awareness of Emory University and Healthcare non-discrimination and equal opportunity policies through the stories of LGBTQ individuals and their allies. Also, continuing work on changing policy regarding transgender health care and vendor accountability.

When It Meets: Third Tuesday of each month; 3:30 p.m.;Location TBD.

For More Information:; Priyanka Sinha and Kristin Dunkle, co-chairs

President's Commission on the Status of Women

Key Events/Issues: The "Taking Charge" workshop series, initiated last year and open to all for women's professional development, will continue. Additional networking opportunities are also planned.

When It Meets: Third Thursday of each month, 3:30 p.m., Jones Room, Woodruff Library.

For More Information:; Felicia Bianchi and Adair Heyl, co-chairs

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