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Faculty Affairs Newsletter

Volume 7 • Issue 4 • Apr. 2023

Message from the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Greetings from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. I hope that your spring semester is concluding in a positive manner.

In this edition you will see that we are highlighting some of our colleagues who have been recognized for their achievements in teaching, scholarship, creative works, and service. I hope you will click on the link provided so that you can learn more about all of the award recipients and the impact of their work.

In addition to this group, I would like to extend my thanks and sincere appreciation for all that you do for our Temple community. This has been a challenging year which has required all of us to adhere to our motto "Perseverance Conquers" as we continue to navigate the challenges currently confronting our institution.

Please know that your efforts and commitment to the mission of Temple is more important now than ever as we look ahead. What you do as a faculty member is impactful, especially for our students, so thank you for all that you do.

I hope that the summer provides opportunity for rest and reflection as we look forward to the next academic year.


Jeremy S. Jordan
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Great Teacher Award Winners!

Portraits of Andrea Monroe, Professor, Beasley School of Law and Matt Wray, Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts

The Great Teacher Award was created in 1988 by the Board of Trustees and recognizes outstanding faculty members for their continuous excellence and contributions to teaching. Congratulations to Andrea Monroe, Matt Wray, and to all our faculty award recipients!

Faculty Accomplishments

Portrait of Professor Parsaoran Hutapea

Parsaoran Hutapea, Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering, was selected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Mechanical Engineering professor granted selective ASME Fellow distinction

Still from the short film Maria Schneider, 1983 of two women smiling at each other

Elisabeth Subrin, Professor of Film and Media Arts in the School of Film and Media Arts, was recognized with France’s highest film honor. Her short film, Maria Schneider, 1983, won best short documentary at the César Awards.
Temple's Elisabeth Subrin wins César Award for short film 'Maria Schneider, 1983'

Avi Kaplan, Professor of Psychological Studies in Education in the College of Education and Human Development, was selected as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
Temple College of Education & Human Development Well Represented at AERA

Tom Lin, Professor of Law and Jack E. Feinberg Chair in Litigation in the Beasley School of Law, received the Axiom Business Book Awards Silver Medal for his book The Capitalist and the Activist.
Axiom 2023 Medalists

Managing AI in Our Classrooms

There has been a lot of discussion about the intersection of generative AI tools (such as ChatGPT) and education. The CAT has been working both internally and with others across the university to explore ways to manage these tools in learning contexts. As with other teaching decisions that we make (e.g. policies about attendance), the use of AI in our classes will be individual or departmental decisions that may differ from those of other Temple colleagues. We urge you to become familiar with AI tools so that you can make informed decisions, and participate in one of the following opportunities now available at the CAT. 

  • Register for Considering the Impact of ChatGPT on Learning: A CAT and SSC-facilitated Pop-Up Discussion (Hosted Online), April 21, 2023, 12:00pm-1:15pm 
  • Follow our EdVice Exchange Blog and Cat Tips Video Series Using P.I. to Manage A.I.
  • Include a statement in your syllabus clarifying the permitted use of generative AI tools, using these sample syllabus statements to guide you. 
  • Coming Soon: Look for an application for the Teaching Circle on Using ChatGPT Intentionally for Teaching and Learning. Participants will develop assignments that use AI and assess their effectiveness.


Rite of Swing Jazz Café: Tim Warfield Ensemble

Thursday, April 27, 2023
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Temple Performing Arts Center lobby

Enjoy an opportunity to meet with colleagues, hear great live music, and relax at this free performance in the lobby at Temple Performing Arts Center on Main Campus. Contact Boyer Assistant Dean David Brown at 215-204-8392 or david.brown@temple.edu to reserve a table.

The Rite of Swing Jazz Café is a series of free jazz performances by guest artists, students and faculty from the Boyer College of Music and Dance on select Thursdays throughout the semester. For future semesters, find the lineup and all personnel on TPAC’s Jazz Near You page.


5th Annual SPEECH Regional Cancer Health Disparity Conference

Thursday, May 18, 2023
9:00 am
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Medical Education and Research Building

The Synergistic Partnership for Enhancing Equity in Cancer Health (SPEECH), a NIH funded regional comprehensive cancer health disparities partnership between Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center and Hunter College (TUFCCC/HC). We invite students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty to submit abstracts for poster presentation. The purpose of this conference is to promote the advancement of research in cancer health disparities.


Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
350 Carnell Hall
1803 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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