Professional Development

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.

Event: Developing Research Agendas Workshop

October 7th, 2013 by Kenya Hudson

Friday, October 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Auditorium of the Engineering Building


Join your faculty colleagues interested in developing and re-designing their research agendas with an interactive workshop led by Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young! Dr. Young who received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University served as a program director at the National Science Foundation within the Directorate of Education and Human Resource Development.  She is the recipient of the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Mentoring and the U.S. Black Engineer of the Year Education Award.  Dr. Crumpton-Young's career combines extensive research experience with a focus on mentoring faculty colleagues and students across disciplines. 

This workshop is free and open to all Jackson State University faculty members.  Faculty members who register will receive an e-mail confirmation of their enrollment, reminder of the workshop and, if available, copies of workshop materials.

Academy Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 20

September 20th, 2013 by Kenya Hudson

Due to overwhelming demand, the deadline for application to the Research and Scholarly Engagement Academy has been extended to Friday, September 27, 2013. The Academy invites applications from all faculty for this intensive year-long series of activities including workshops, mentoring, coaching and engagement with foundations and federal agencies. For more information, please contact the Center for University Scholars by e-mail at or by phone at (601) 979-6949 or (601) 979-0691.

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Tenure and Promotion Workshop on September 12, 2013

September 9th, 2013 by Kenya Hudson

Tenure and Promotion Workshop

The Center for University Scholars will host its semi-annual Tenure and Promotion Workshop for faculty members on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Senate Chamber (Room 3250) of the JSU Student Center. This workshop is geared toward assisting faculty submitting their applications this year.






Join us in one of our two annual tenure and promotion workshops. This one focuses on completing the application and tracking the status of the application throughout the review process. All faculty are invited to join us!


Event:  Tenure and Promotion Discussion: Completing the Application and Next Steps
When: September 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM
Where: Senate Chamber (Room 3250) of the JSU Student Center

Dr. Michelle Deardorff discussed ways that applicants can build tenure and/or promotion portfolios that minimize the opportunities for reviewer bias. Dr. Michelle Deardorff is a professor in JSU’s Department of Political Science. She is joined by Dr. Jean-Claude Assad, director of business graduate programs at JSU.