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June 2022 Faculty Newsletter
 Monthly updates from the Office of the Provost
Join the BellRinger Charitable Bike Ride
October 21 - 22

Join BellRinger, a new charitable bike ride and community movement supporting cancer research at Georgetown Lombardi, this October. Check out the BellRinger teams from across the University - 320 registered riders from our Georgetown and DC communities with about $600,000 raised to date. For more information, please reach out to Jonathan Thomas, Senior Director of Development and Corporate Relations.
Public Health Update: Mask Optional Policy

Masks are now optional in University-owned or operated buildings, including libraries, offices, dining facilities, residential buildings and fitness centers. Exceptions to this policy include required class meetings, university-sponsored public transportation and health care facilities, where masks must be worn. For those in quarantine or isolation, masks must be worn for 10 days from the date of exposure or infection. Please read the announcement for more details on the policy.  

Faculty and staff who believe that the change in the mask policy may impact their health due to a specific medical condition may seek an appropriate accommodation from IDEAA, and students may seek an appropriate accommodation from the Academic Resource Center.
RESEARCH
 
New Research Administration Support Staff
  • The Research Administration Liaison Team, under the Vice Provost for Research, welcomes its fourth Grants Manager, Sen Adih. Sen will serve College and SFS faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences cluster.
  • Richard Cecil will join Georgetown as a Strategic Proposal Development Officer, providing faculty on both the Main Campus and GUMC with assistance on Federal and non-Federal grant proposals.
  • Please reach out to your Cluster Research Administrator if you need help with any pre- or post-award grant management.
2022 Research Awards - Call for Nominations
Externally Sponsored Research 
  • A total of $3.9M in research grants was awarded to Main Campus faculty in May.
FACULTY AFFAIRS

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Resources in Support of Summer Research
  • The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization provides online career development resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. It supports academic careers with workshops and intensive mentoring programs to increase research productivity and improve working relationships with department colleagues. Special attention is given to the challenges faced by underrepresented faculty.
  • Our institutional membership gives all faculty, graduate students, and postdocs a free membership with full access to a suite of online support resources, including:
    • Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars
    • Guest Expert Webinars and Multi-Week Courses
    • Library of All Prior Trainings
    • Monday Motivator
    • 14-Day Writing Challenge Each Semester
    • Dissertation Success Curriculum for Grad Students
    • Buddy Matching (by request)
  • Membership is free to individuals, but you must sign up on the NCFDD website to receive and access information and resources. 
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
2022 Provost Innovation in Teaching Award - Call for Nominations
  • The Office of the Provost invites nominations for the 2022 Provost Innovation in Teaching Award. The award will recognize a faculty member or faculty team who has exhibited exceptional creativity in the use of innovative approaches to promote student-centered learning. A wide variety of innovations will be considered. The award is open to all Main Campus full-time faculty in any discipline who teach undergraduate and/or graduate students in face-to-face courses, as well as blended and online learning formats at Georgetown University. Nominations may be made by Deans, Chairs or Unit Heads.
  • For complete information on the nominations packet, please visit the Provost’s Innovation in Teaching Award website. Nominations should be submitted to provost@georgetown.edu with the subject heading: PITA nomination. Applications are due in the Office of the Provost by Friday, June 24, 2022.

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