Audio: Tenure & Promotion Overview and Panel Discussion

September 18th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Dr. Thomas Calhoun, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, gives an overview of procedures, timelines and expectations for tenure and promotion at JSU. Following him are insights from Dr. Farshad Amini, Professor and Chair in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Dr. Pamela Banks, Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology; and Dr. Joan Wesley, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning. Recorded September 8, 2016. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:20 AM
JSU INNOVATE, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

This event provides an in-depth overview of the functions and procedures of Jackson State University's Institutional Review Board.  Included are an overview of requirements and procedures for securing approval of human subjects research and an examination of the types of research that require IRB review.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about thorny or difficult cases. 

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For more information contact us by telephone at (601) 979-6949 or by e-mail at This activity is a part of the Faculty Engagement and Advancement Program (FEAP).  FEAP promotes faculty excellence in teaching and research and facilitates career advancement.

Sept. 27: #ScholarsWrite Writing Circle Meeting

September 17th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM (Drop in anytime!)
Holden Reading Room, 4th Floor of H.T. Sampson Library


These monthly meetings help faculty "get in the mood" and focus singularly on their writing.  They allow faculty to come together and commit to writing in a common space for a certain number of hours with no external distractions.  We provide coffee, tea and cookies to fuel your work and collaboration with fellow faculty.   During these monthly meetings, the Center facilitates the formation of small writing groups of like-minded colleagues with similar projects or writing goals. 

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Audio: Undergraduate Research: Does the Mentor Matter?

September 15th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Dr. Erin Dolan, the Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education at the University of Georgia, presents research that explores the impact of the type of mentor, i.e. faculty member or post-graduate trainee (doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows) on outcomes for undergraduate students in research experiences. This talk is a part of the Faculty Engagement & Advancement Program, which is co-sponsored by the Center for University Scholars, Division of Academic & Student Affairs and Division of Research & Federal Relations at Jackson State University. (Recorded on September 15, 2016) 

[Post Updated: September 21, 2017 at 2:17PM]

This workshop has been cancelled.  Please contact Sponsored Programs at (601) 979-2318 regarding future Cayuse training opportunities.

Sept. 20: Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlight: Mark Geil

September 12th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Room 146, Robinson College of Liberal Arts Building

This series spotlights the innovative teaching strategies and methods employed by Jackson State University faculty.  The teaching acumen of the presenters has been recognized by their deans, chairs, students and, sometimes, external actors.  Professor Geil will give an engaging presentation followed by the lively give-and-take of questions and answers.

Professor Mark Geil
Department of Art, College of Liberal Arts

Photographing Democratically When Everyone Is A Photographer

If everyone is a photographer, what makes a “good” photograph?  Increasingly, photography serves a fundamental and accessible form of expression in every dimension of life including education.  Being able to make a strong, compelling photograph is more important than ever. At the same time, being able to read a photograph and, more broadly, being able to read imagery is integral to critical thinking. As a teacher of photographer, one of Professor Geil's most significant challenges is finding ways to radically change the way students already photograph in their daily lives.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Photo of Erin DolanJoin us as we explore approaches to and methods of mentoring undergraduates as part of course-based and extracurricular undergraduate research programs. Erin Dolan is the Georgia Athletic Association Professor in Innovative Science Education in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department at the University of Georgia.  Her research group investigates scalable ways of engaging students in science research and mentoring of undergraduate researchers from a social capital perspective.  

She is PI or Co-PI on more than $6 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and other agencies as well as Editor-in-Chief of CBE-Life Sciences Education, the leading biology education journal.  Dolan was the founding director of the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Sciences, an undergraduate teaching initiative of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas Austin.

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