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.

Thee Smith, co-chair Associate Professor, Religion, Emory College
Ruth Parker, co-chair Professor, General Medicine, School of Medicine
Richard Prior Sr Lecturer/Director, Orchestral Studies, Emory College
Michael Rich Associate Professor, Political Science, Emory College
Pat Marstellar Professor of Practice, Center for Science Education, Emory College
Henry Bayerle Assistant Professor, Latin, Oxford College
Jenny Foster Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Juan Leon Assistant Professor, Global Health, School of Public health
Mary Dudziak Asa Griggs Candler Professor, Law School
Jan Barton Associate Professor, Accounting, Business School
Brooks Holifield Professor Emeritus, Theology
Dona Yarbrough Associate Vice Provost for Community and Diversity
Vialla Hartfield-Mendez Professor of Pedagogy, Spanish and Portuguese, and Director of Engaged Learning, Center for Community Partnerships
Paul Fowler Executive Director, Career Service, Emory College
Sharon Semmens Alumni
Elizabeth Jordan Davies Undergraduate student, Emory College
Mashadi Matabane Graduate Student, ILA, 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. How do we create more permeable boundaries across units

a. How can we better integrate across undergraduate, graduate and professional education to create more exciting learning environments?

b. How do we create intellectual community across units for faculty and students?

2. How can we better leverage being in Atlanta?

a. Creating better links to our neighbor institutions, including the HBCUs, including integrated programs, research and teaching?

b. Creating better outreach and community partnerships within the city, including student internships

3. How can we better integrate across generations

a. better integration of emeritus, life-long learning

b. better integration of graduate and professional education with undergraduate education

4. How can we create better global communities?

a. More and more diverse study abroad experiences

b. Facilitation of international research opportunities