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.
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)
"Drawing Noise," an innovative multimedia piece, made its world premiere at the International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition (IFIMPaC) at Leeds College of Music in Leeds, England, United Kingdom. IFIMPaC attracts innovative musical compositions and performances from composers throughout Europe and North America. Its paper presentations and performances explore the latest innovations in production techniques, electronic music composition, image sonification, multichannel soundscape compositions, impulse responses in an audio-visual live performance, electronic and digital instrument-building practices and expressive diffusion.
Dr. Ivan Elezovic, assistant professor in the Department of Music, represented the collaborative team that created "Drawing Noise" at IFIMPaC 2015. Elezovic served as the composer and sound engineer for the project. Visual artist and assistant professor in the Department of Art, Prof. Chung-Fan Chang served as its art director and principal performer. Prof. Mark Geil, photographer and assistant professor in the Department of Art, served as the director of photography. The ideas inspiring "Drawing Noise" developed from the talks given by Dr. Elezovic and Prof. Chang in the 2012-2013 year of the Brown Bag Research Talks Series. Subsequently, they presented the completed work during this academic year's Brown Bag Research Talks Series.
On February 5, 2015, the Center hosted a workshop to introduce the research support services available to faculty. In the file below, are the audio from three components: Grants and Contracts, Sponsored Programs and IRB.
Dr. Etta Morgan, chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and Dr. Otha Burton, director of the Institute of Government and a former chair, discuss the third-year review process, what counts as satisfactory progress and tips for compiling the dossier.
Dr. David Akombo and Prof. Andrew Lewis demonstrate elements of their research project, "Academic and Psychological Effects of Engaging Learners in Live Jazz Music Improvisation." (Dr. Taunjah Bell is a co-investigator.) This presentation was one of the Center's Brown Bag Research Talks featuring works-in-progress and recent research by Jackson State faculty members.
Jackson State University is designated as a "higher research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation.
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