Sept. 28 Tenure and Promotion Discussion

September 20th, 2017 by Kenya Hudson

Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Theater, 2nd Floor of the JSU Student Center


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Sept. 21: Writers Anonymous

September 18th, 2017 by Kenya Hudson

Flyer, Information replicated in text.Thursday, September 21, 2017
2:30 – 3:30 PM
JSU INNOVATE (Common Area), 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library


Join us for this faculty writing support group!  It will feature peer accountability, talks about academic writing and publication and collegial discussion.

Sept. 14: Undergraduate Reseach Lessons Workshop

September 11th, 2017 by Kenya Hudson

Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Research Satellite Office, 4th Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

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Aug. 16: Adjunct Faculty Orientation

August 14th, 2017 by Kenya Hudson

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Senate Chamber (Room 3250), 3rd Floor of the JSU Student Center

Faculty will have the opportunity to talk with representatives of units that support faculty instruction and units to which faculty can refer students for assistance.  Dr. Thomas Calhoun, Associate Provost, will discuss academic policies and the university’s expectations of faculty.

Confirmed Academic Fair Participants:
  • Academic Information Technology  [E-Mail, JSU PAWS, Wireless Internet Access]
  • Alice Varnado Harden Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning
  • Cyberlearning  [iPad Initiative, JSU CREATE and JSU INNOVATE]
  • Latasha Norman Center for Counseling
  • Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center
  • Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric and Research


For more information please contact us at (601) 979-0691 or (601) 979-6949 or at

Completing the Faculty Research Assistance Request

Deadline:  May 5, 2017 at 11:45 p.m.

Main Takeaways
  • *  This program focuses on faculty research productivity and how it advances the faculty member’s research agenda and career.
  • *  Review tends to privilege tenure-track early career faculty and faculty who have not recently received Center-funded graduate assistantships.
  • *  Specificity and clarity about the research project (and, if applicable, results of previous Center-funded research assistance) helps us to better understand your request.



Annually, we receives scores of requests for typically 10-15 graduate assistantships per year.  Unfortunately, we cannot offer a graduate assistantship to every faculty member who deserves it.  We make awards to faculty members based on (1) the potential for the research project to advance the faculty member’s research agenda and career, (2) clarity about the research project and feasibility of its timeline and (3) the demonstrated research productivity of faculty members who have previously received Center-funded assistantships.

E-Mail Address.  Please use an e-mail address that you check or monitor.  If we have questions about your application, we will use the address on your form.

Research Description.  Focus on the faculty applicant’s research project and expected research products.  Summarize its purpose, methods or tasks, potential contribution to your discipline and career and the timeline for completion.  Be as specific and succinct as possible.  If you are writing grant proposals, please include the agencies/foundations to which you are applying.

Graduate Assistant Tasks.  List the specific tasks that you expect the graduate assistant to complete.  Clerical work is not a focus of this program.

Research Products from Previous Funding.  Faculty members who have received Center-funded assistantships in the last five years should complete this section.  Again, our focus is on faculty research products and faculty-student collaborations.

  • * If there are publications or presentations, please include a complete citation for each.
  • * If there are grant submissions, please include the agency name, directorate/program name and dates of submission.
  • * If there are funded grants or fellowships, please include the agency name, directorate/program name, dates of the grant and grant number.
  • * If there are manuscripts under review, please include the name of the journal or press.


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Apr. 7: Academy Culminating Presentations

April 6th, 2017 by Kenya Hudson

Participants in the Academy for Research & Scholarly Engagement will present their grant proposals.  The entire university community is invited to attend.

Friday, April 7, 2017
2:00 – 5:00 PM
Library Auditorium, 2nd Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Javis Knott, Ph.D.
Department of Healthcare Administration

Shirley Burnett, Ed.D.
Undergraduate Studies & Cyberlearning

Barbara Howard, Ed.D.
School of Lifelong Learning

Catherine Kyeyune, Ph.D.
School of Lifelong Learning

Lisa Beckley-Roberts, Ph.D.
Department of Music

Mark Bernhardt, Ph.D.
Department of History & Philosophy

Athena King, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science

Melinda Todd, Ph.D. 
Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology

Yu Zhang, Ph.D.
Department of Criminal Justice & Sociology

Sravanthi Joginipelli, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
1:00 – 2:30 PM
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Dr. Lenice T. Smith will lead participants through a series of activities to help participants design scholarship of teaching & learning (SoTL) research for publication.