Recognizing the synergistic potential for research collaborations between urban & regional planning and public health, Dr. Joan Wesley and Dr. Sophia Leggett developed collaborative research-based assignments for graduate students in their respective departments. Dr. Joan Wesley, the 2016 JSU Teacher of the Year, outlines the elements of these multi-year and multi-course collaborations including the learning and research outcomes for faculty and students. (Recorded on January 24, 2017)


Prof. Vershun McClain walks participants through designing, implementing and revising online courses. Based on her thoughtful and innovative teaching, Dr. McClain was chosen by her dean to represent the College of Business in the Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlight.

In a world where everyone is a photographer and images are quickly made and quickly forgotten, how do we help students cultivate their observation skills, discernment and appreciation for craft? Prof. Mark Geil discusses two assignments he uses that were inspired by William Eggleston's concept of photographing democratically. This is the inaugural talk for the Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlight Series. (Recorded September 20, 2016).

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. 

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) 

Adjunct Faculty Orientation Audio

September 17th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

Jackson State University presented the inaugural Adjunct Faculty Orientation on September 9, 2015.  Audio from the day and evening sessions is available below.

Click here for presentation slides from the Adjunct Faculty Orientation and the New Faculty Orientation (August 17, 2015) and resources for faculty links.

Audio Playlist: Research Services Workshop

February 7th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

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.