Professional Development

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 jsucus@jsums.edu.

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.

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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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.  

Flyer, information replicated in text.Tuesday, March 28, 2017
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Holden Reading Room, 4th Floor of H.T. Sampson Library

Workshop Topic: Just Add Google (Scholar) – Exploiting Digital Capabilities for Fast Lit Reviews

These monthly meetings help faculty "get in the mood" and focus singularly on their writing.  They allow faculty to come together and commit to writing in a common space for a certain number of hours with no external distractions.  During these monthly meetings, the Center facilitates the formation of small writing groups of like-minded colleagues with similar projects or writing goals. 

Learn more about #ScholarsWrite activities.

Registration is requested, but not required.

 

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
10:00 – 11:15 AM
Library Auditorium, 2nd Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Dr. Kathy Bryant presents her Teaching Tuesdays Talk—The Successful Integration of Technology: Using Mobile Devices to Support Content, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Comprehension.  Dr. Bryant, an assistant professor of elementary and early childhood education, represents the College of Education & Human Development in the Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlight Series.

This series showcases the innovative teaching strategies and methods employed by Jackson State University faculty.  The teaching acumen of the presenters has been recognized by their deans, chairs, students and, sometimes, external actors.  Dr. Bryant will give an engaging presentation followed by the lively give-and-take of questions and answers.