Professional Development

Thursday, March 23, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:50 PM
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, ist Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

From the classroom, to committee work to research, we increasingly find ourselves in a world that values team-work and collaboration.  Dr. Jenn Jones will lead us in a series of activities designed to help us build and cultivate teams and communicate effectively.   These activities may lead to self-discovery about how you work best in teams or provide source material to inform your classroom activities or improve the dynamics of your administrative and research collaborations.

Dr. Jen Jones is an assistant professor of communication at Seton Hill University.  She has designed and facilitated team-building and leadership development programs for corporate clients and in academic settings.

Refreshments will be available.  This workshop is designed for faculty, staff and administrators.  Participation is limited to 25 participants.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
10:00 – 11:20 AM
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, ist Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

This workshop will demonstrate how principal investigators can successfully set-up and manage all aspects of federal and foundation grants.  It will also introduc faculty to resources to protect, patent and commercialize their intellectual property.

Light refreshments will be available.

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Friday, February 10, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 PM
4th Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library (Division of Research Satellite Office)

Dr. Claudia Rankins, Program Director at the National Science Foundation, will discuss NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the natural and life sciences and the social and behavioral sciences.  She will send her presentation slides in advance, so that the webinar should be more of a free-flowing discussion rather than just a presentation overview.  Please sign-up below so we can send you a copy of those slides.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Holden Reading Room, 4th Floor of H.T. Sampson Library

 

This month's meeting focuses on Wendy Belcher's book, Writing A Journal Article in 12 Weeks.

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.  We provide coffee, tea and cookies to fuel your work and collaboration with fellow faculty.   During these monthly meetings, the Center facilitates the formation of small writing groups of like-minded colleagues with similar projects or writing goals. 

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Registration is requested, but not required.

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Feb. 21: Teaching Tuesdays with Dr. Vershun L. McClain

February 1st, 2017 by Kenya Hudson

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
10:00 – 11:15 AM
Room 144, College of Business Building

Dr. Vershun L. McClain presents her Teaching Tuesdays Talk, "Best Practices in Online Teaching."  Dr. McClain, an assistant professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, represents the College of Business in the Teaching Tuesdays Faculty Spotlights 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. McClain will give an engaging presentation followed by the lively give-and-take of questions and answers.

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Flyer, information replicated in text.Wednesday, February 8, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:20 PM 
Division of Research & Federal Relations Satellite Office
4th Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Do you want to supplement your face-to-face, online or hybrid courses with video?  Video can perform a variety of functions that enhance instruction:  welcome or introduction to the course; step-by-step tutorials for specific techniques or methods; demonstrations of play sequences, social interactions or diverse perspectives; and lectures as part of flipped classrooms or as supplements to classroom activities.  This workshop will help faculty plan, shoot, edit and disseminate instructional video.

Light refreshments will be available.

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Jan. 31: ScholarsWrite Writing Groups Meeting

January 23rd, 2017 by Kenya Hudson

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Holden Reading Room, 4th Floor of H.T. Sampson Library

 

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.  We provide coffee, tea and cookies to fuel your work and collaboration with fellow faculty.   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.

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