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October 2022 Faculty Newsletter
 Monthly updates from the Office of the Provost
Georgetown University is in the planning phase of a new academic building to be built south of Regents Hall. Please submit your suggestions for the new building at the building model display case in the ICC atrium or at this link.
Campus Climate Survey

Please complete the cultural climate survey sent to faculty on October 12 by President DeGioia. This survey will enable the University to gain a better understanding of the faculty’s work experience in the community and includes questions about work environment, mentorship, professional development and the University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action for more details on the survey.
FACULTY AFFAIRS

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professors Nominations due January 16
  • The Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professors program recognizes fast-rising associate professors who are notable for remarkable achievements in research and teaching at an early stage of their career. Providing a term-limited honorific title is one way to recognize their accomplishments. Nominations may only be made by unit heads, department chairs or deans. Guidelines for this award are available here and nominations may be submitted here.
Faculty Ombuds Digital Research and Innovation (DRI) Pilot Program
  • Georgetown University Library and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) are pleased to announce the launch of the Digital Research and Innovation (DRI) pilot program. This program offers faculty the opportunity to enhance their research with digital tools and methodologies; experiment with emerging technologies; and develop new modes of inquiry, scholarship, and creative production. Faculty are invited to submit proposals for scholarly digital projects at all scales that engage in research, pedagogy, experiential learning, and innovation. As part of this new program, accepted proposals will be supported by CNDLS and the Library through expert staff consultation, project planning and development, or other types of support. Please submit proposals by November 14.
Dependent Care Funds for Short-term Research Travel for Tenure-line Faculty
  • The  Dependent  Care  Fund  for  Short-term Research Travel  is  available  to  support  tenure-track faculty while attending academic and research conferences or engaging in brief (less than 2 weeks) travel directly related to research. These funds are for faculty who have child care or adult dependent care responsibilities and are designed to help defray incremental costs due to added child and adult dependent care needs resulting from travel for research purposes. Details on eligible expenses and the application is available at this link.
Rank and Tenure Dossier Preparation Workshop
Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Resource Group

The Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group (AAAPI ERG) welcomes participation from faculty across the university! The AAAPI ERG seeks to build community and celebrate the breadth of pan-Asian cultural heritages. To learn more, please fill out the general interest form.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
  • December 1: Sabbatical applications are due in GMS; Voluntary Phased Retirement applications due (apply in GMS); regular rank and tenure review dossier due in Provost’s Office.
  • January 16: Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor nominations due.
RESEARCH
 
Provost's Internal Research Grants and Research Leave
American Cancer Society Pilot Research Grants Open to Main Campus Faculty
  • Applications from Main Campus faculty for pilot grants of up to $30,000 funded through Georgetown's Lombardi Institutional Research Grant are being accepted through November 14th. Please read the announcement for more details.
  • Please note that "submission of proposals from allied fields and disciplines outside of oncology/medicine, and from a range of perspectives that help broadly contribute to our understanding of cancer prevention, causation, treatment, or survivorship-related issues, are strongly encouraged."  
External Awards
  • A total of $6.05M was awarded to Main Campus faculty in September.
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
 
New Academic Program Approval Process Workshops
  • The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with other university offices, is scheduled to hold a series of one-on-one workshops for new academic program developers on Tuesday, November 15th from 11:30-1:30pm. The workshops are designed to assist faculty and administrators with the creation of new academic programs and the program approval process to ensure compliance with federal, local, and accreditation guidelines. For more information, please visit the New Academic Program Approval Process website. Additional questions can be answered by contacting the Director of Education and Academic Affairs, Tammi Damas.
The Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC) is hosting its annual Vet Ally seminar for faculty and staff at the Healey Family Student Center social room on November 9th. The seminar creates a network of knowledgeable supporters of military-connected students, describes the challenges and characteristics of Georgetown’s military-connected students, and allows participants to work through real-world student scenarios. Participants who complete the training are given a decal to display in their office to highlight that the space is military-friendly. Please register here.

New Episodes of the Provost's Podcast

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Professor Sarah Johnson, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor Gerry George, McDonough School of Business
Professor Keir Lieber, Walsh School of Foreign Service

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