Professional Development

Thursday, September 10, 2015
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Senate Chamber (Room 3250), 3rd Floor of the JSU Student Center

This workshop helps participants to identify and match their research interests to private foundation and corporate giving programs, to understand funders' points of view and how foundations and corporations make funding decisions and to tailor their grant writing styles to the proposal types requested by private/corporate funders.

Faculty and staff interested in developing external funding for their projects are encouraged to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.

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Workshop: Tenure and Promotion (Sept. 3)

August 31st, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015 
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: Senate Chamber (Room 3250), JSU Student Center


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August 19, 2015  |  9:30 – 10:30 AM OR 1:30 – 2:30 PM
August 21, 2015  |  
9:30 – 10:30 AM OR 1:30 – 2:30 PM
JSU Innovate Classroom on the 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Auditorium (Room 100), Engineering Building


XSEDE Flyer Supercomputers, big data sets and new technological tools are used by scientists, engineers, social scientists and humanists every day. The NSF-funded Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) integrates these advanced digital resources and services and facilitates collaboration and sharing of computing resources, data and expertise. In order to broaden participation and increase accessibility of these resources, XSEDE representatives will introduce the program and conduct workshops on how people can participate. Faculty and research staff from the arts, humanities and social sciences are particularly encouraged to participate. There will be a session dedicated to how humanities scholars can use XSEDE resources.

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April 9, 2015 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
Room 3213, Third Floor of the JSU Student Center

Co-sponsored with JSU ADVANCE and the College of Public Service, this workshop explores the ways that participants can organize their summers to advance their scholarly goals particularly publication and grant-writing.  The workshop will feature Kimberly Jacob Arriola, M.P.H., Ph.D.; a multi-faceted investigator, scholar and teacher at Emory University.

Dr. Arriola is an associate professor and director of graduate studies for the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.  Her research focuses on improving the health of marginalized populations and communities of color.  She has published numerous journal articles and co-edited the book, Health Issues among Incarcerated Women.  She is principle investigator for a a NIH-funded project to develop and test a culturally-sensitive organ and tissue donation intervention for African American adults and co-investigator for two national multi-site studies that evaluate new services for HIV-infected jail and prison inmates transitioning to community living.

This workshop is designed for early career faculty and faculty new to Jackson State University.  However, all faculty are welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.


March 26, 2015 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
JSU INNOVATE, First Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

This workshop introduces participants to the Blackboard Learn teaching and learning environment.  It includes an introduction to the basic elements of the course environment and demonstration of the ways that its communication and collaboration tools can be used for online and hybrid courses.  This workshop is designed for early career faculty.  However, all faculty are welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be provided.