Read the committee’s final report here (download .pdf).

Download the PowerPoint presentation of this committee’s preliminary recommendations, presented on April 30, 2014, at the Commission’s Spring Forum.

Hiram Maxim,co-chair Professor, German Studies, Emory College
Jacques Galipeau,co-chair Professor, School of Medicine
Jim Grimsley Senior Writer in Residence, Emory College
Peggy Barlett Goodrich C White Professor, Anthropology, Emory College
Justin Gallivan Associate Professor, Chemistry, Emory College
Jeff Galle Director, Center for Academic Excellence
Drenna Waldrop-Valverde Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Usha Ramakrisnan Associate Professor, Global Health, School of Public health
Martha Fineman Robert W. Woodruff Professor, Law School
Eve Rosenzweig Associate Professor, Information Systems & Operation, Business School
Steven Kraftchick Director, Gen & Adv Programs/Associate Professor, Theology
Rosemary Magee VP & Secretary of the University
David Stephens Professor, School of Medicine
Susan Cruse Senior VP, Dev & Alumni Relations
Dirk Brown alumni
Davion Ziere Colbert Undergraduate student, Emory College
Kira Laine Newman Graduate Student, Epidemiology, Laney Graduate School

Sub-Committee Mandate

We provide a set of more specific questions and ideas as a starting point for your discussions.  Committees are encouraged to seek information from key stakeholders as they engage in their discussions.  Committees may also decide to divide into working groups, and appoint new members to these groups, but each committee is responsible for coordinating these working groups and providing an integrated summary of the work. 
1. Curricular structures and processes

a. Is the current structure the best model? Is evidence, research and innovation formally or informally embedded across the curriculum?
b. Are the current honors programs sufficient?
c. Are there ways to enhance experiential or application based learning for all undergraduates through research and innovation?

2. Infrastructure and culture for research and innovation

a. Does the current infrastructure for innovation and research support one-stop-shopping for access to an  integrated academic home for information, direction, core resources, the latest technologies, institutional review board navigation, research certifications and training, team-building assistance, and funding opportunities

i.     Is there a listing of all research and innovative activities at Emory University
ii.     Is there a matching system for students to assist with finding faculty with whom to work

b. Are team-oriented resources available and valued through promotion and tenure?

c. Is there an infrastructure in place that helps facilitate taking innovation from mind to market?

d. Are there relationships and processes in place that foster the conduct of research  relevant to the community setting?

e. Do we have an adequate formal infrastructure for ethics training and a culture that incorporates ethics case studies in research team meetings?

3. Innovation and credits

a. How can we best allocate mentorship in innovation and research “credit” for faculty?

b. How can we allocate innovation and research “credit” across units to allow more flexible interdisciplinary innovation across units?

c. How can we allocate “credit” for team innovation or research?

d. How can we better integrate undergraduates and graduate and professional students into our innovation and research mission?


a. Should we develop university wide principles of mentorship in innovation and research

b. How can we best integrate undergraduates, graduate students and professional students into mentoring relationships?

c. How do we allocate “credit” to mentors?  And how do we evaluate mentoring?