Professional Development

Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Room 3213, Third Floor of the JSU Student Center

This interactive workshop will assist faculty in identifying their research and scholarly goals, designing pathways to achieve them, developing research streams and maintaining productivity over time. All faculty are welcome to participate.

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The deadline for application to the Academy has been extended to Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Participants who successfully submit will receive an iPad and $3,000 in summer support to pursue their scholarly agendas. (Please note that the application cannot be saved in-progress, but needs to be completed in one session.)

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Dr. Evelyn Leggette, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, provides an overview of the tenure and promotion processes at JSU. Her presentation is followed by talks about best practices by recently tenured and/or promoted faculty: Janice Brockley, Himangshu Das, Wayne Nix, Ingrad Smith and Joan Wesley. Dr. Thomas Calhoun, interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, offers concluding remarks.

Dr. Thomas Calhoun, then Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, leads a general discussion of best practices for crafting, compiling and organizing the tenure and/or promotion portfolio. [This talk was originally given on March 27, 2014.]

Deadline for Faculty GA Requests: August 29, 2014

August 22nd, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

The Center will award 2014-2015 AY graduate assistantships to faculty based on the applications received by August 29, 2014. Full-time faculty should apply by that deadline for consideration.

>> On-Line Application Form

Time Parameters Change for Faculty Travel Awards

August 22nd, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

Effective October 1, 2014, the Center will provide up to $1,250 per faculty member to present at scholarly and professional conferences over a twelve month period consistent with our grant’s fiscal year. Specifically, each full-time faculty member can request up to $1,250 for the above described travel for the period of October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. We will honor requests as long as funds are available. (The travel period is based on the dates of travel not the date of request.)

If the Center for University Scholars has subsidized some portion of your travel in the last twelve months, you are still eligible for up to $1,250 in travel subsidy for the period of October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

>> Read more about our travel grant policies.
>> Apply for a travel grant.

Research Compliance and IRB Workshop on April 8

March 26th, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

Staff members of the Division of Research and Federal Relations will present a workshop on research compliance procedures including the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process.  Join us on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library Auditorium on the second floor of the H.T. Sampson Library.  Please register for the workshop using the form below.

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Flyer for Tenure and Promotion WorkshopJoin us for an overview of the tenure and promotion processes at Jackson State University on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Senate Chamber (Room 3250) of the JSU Student Center.  (The Senate Chamber is on the third floor to the left of the main elevators.)  This discussion is designed for probationary faculty and faculty seeking a refresher.  


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On March 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., the Center will sponsor a Third Year Review Workshop for new and probationary faculty. It will feature Thomas Calhoun, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Ricardo Brown, dean of the College of Public Service. The workshop will occur in the Senate Chamber (Room 3250) of the JSU Student Center. (The room is on the third floor of the JSU Student Center.)

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NEH Awards for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

We invite you to apply for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship program specifically for faculty at historically black colleges and universities pursuing scholarly research projects in the humanities with value to scholars, general audiences or students in the humanities. The fellowship supports six to twelve months of full-time research with a stipend of $4,200 per month. Suggested products of the fellowship are articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions or other scholarly tools. Fellows may also re-design existing courses. The deadline for projects beginning in 2015 is April 15, 2014.