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.
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)
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.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library
Join 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.
Registration is requested so we can plan for your presence.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Theater, 2nd Floor of the JSU Student Center
Join us for presentations by the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and a panel of experienced reviewers from various colleges. An informal question and answer session follows the presentations. The event's goals are (1) to familiarize faculty with department, college and university tenure and procedures and timelines; (2) to explore best practices for documentation and record-keeping; (3) to discuss approaches to compiling and organizing the tenure application and dossier; and (4) to consider optimal approaches to balancing conflict demands and allocating their time and resources.
This event is designed for probationary tenure-track faculty and associate professors seeking tenure and promotion. We encourage faculty applying for tenure and promotion in the 2016-2017 cycle and the 2017-2018 cycle.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
JSU INNOVATE, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library
This interest meeting acquaints participants with the learning strategies and opportunities offered by the Academy for Research & Scholarly Engagement. Faculty will be able to talk with personnel from the Center for University Scholars and Sponsored Programs about their research ideas, potential funding matches and best practices for compiling a compelling application for the Academy. Refreshments will be provided.
Jackson State University is designated as a "higher research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation.
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