Professional Development

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10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library


Designed to help faculty find ways to balance the demands of teaching, research and service, this workshop addresses the following topics:  integrating research interests and techniques into teaching, creating structured research time, carefully choosing service commitments that complement teaching philosophy and/or research agendas, learning to say "no" to service requests, applying for fellowships and grants that reduce teaching loads, and periodically assessing the balance one has achieved.

Light refreshments will be provided.  


The Center for University Scholars will host the White House Initiatives for HBCUs: Federal Funding Opportunities at the National Endowment for Humanities Webinar.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Central Time
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

The webinar will cover the types of NEH grant programs in a variety of areas (e.g. education, research, public access and preservation); optimal proposal writing practices; and the proposal submission and review process.  Participants will be able to ask questions.  


Workshop: Completing the IRB Application (Jan. 21)

January 12th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library


Designed to help investigators understand the IRB application process for research involving human subjects, this workshop addresses the following topics:  detailed examination of the IRB protocol application; information for mentoring students who are preparing IRB applications; creating compliant recruitment ads, consent forms and assent forms; and IRB applications that involve multiple cooperating institutions.

Light refreshments will be provided, please register by January 20, 2016, so we can properly prepare for your presence.


Workshop: Successfully Managing Your Grant

November 13th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

Thursday, November 19, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

JSU Innovate, 1st Floor of H.T. Sampson Library

Designed for new and aspiring principal investigators, this workshop demonstrates how to successfully set-up and manage all aspects of federal and foundation grants.  Successful grant managers and personnel from Grants and Contracts will address the following topics:

  • *  Organizational requirements for solid grant management
  • *  Roles and responsibilities of members of a grant management team
  • *  Pre-award activities that establish solid foundations for your grant
  • *  Essential post-award functions involved in start-up, operation and closeout
  • *  Steps to take to ensure compliance with funder requirements (including policies and circulars)
  • *  Crticial aspects of managing grant finances
  • *  Procurement and disposition of proerty
  • * Determination and management of indirect costs

There will be light refreshments.  Please register so that we can plan properly for your participation.


Saturday Writing Retreat (Nov. 14)

October 27th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

Saturday, November 14, 2015
9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Cups–An Espresso Cafe, 
2757 Old Canton Rd, Jackson, MS 39216

Retreat off-campus to work on your writing project and discover potential multi-faculty collaborations.  Light refreshments (i.e. coffee, pastries and fruit) will be provided.  This retreat will occur at Cups–An Espresso Cafe.  Space is limited.  Please register so we can plan properly for your participation.

This activity is hosted by the Center for University Scholars and JSU ADVANCE.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
JSU Innovate Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

This workshop introduces faculty to JSU's efforts to develop a digital education ecosystem for students and focuses on the role of digital textbooks.  Participants will learn how to work with JSU Cyberlearning to create their own iBooks and discuss ways that faculty are using iBooks in their courses.  Light refreshments will be provided.