Professional Development

Thursday, November 3, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

JSU INNOVATE, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Learn how to identify external funding opportunities for research and to develop strategies for matching your research interests with potential funders.  The workshop walks participants through use of and the Foundation Center's databases to find opportunities.  A panel of principal investigators and representatives from the Division of Research & Federal Relations will provide insight into how to turn your search results into a actionable short-list of funders.

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Oct. 25: ScholarsWrite Writing Group

October 24th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Flyer for Writing Group Meeting, Information Replicated in textTuesday, October 25, 2016
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Holden Reading Room, 4th Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Leverage the power of writing groups to increase your scholarly productivity!  Dr. Kathi Griffin, Director of the Richard Wright Center for Writing, Rhetoric & Research, explains how you to set-up, maintain and optimize writing groups.  

>>Learn more about the ScholarsWrite project and for tips on establishing writing!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM OR 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Computer Lab (Room 111), J.Y. Woodard Building

Learn how to use CAYUSE, an online system for developing, internal routing and submitting of grant proposals to federal agencies for federal funding.  CAYUSE streamlines many of the processes associated with grant-writing.   The Division of Research & Federal Relations will begin requiring the use of CAYUSE for all grant proposal submissions in January 2017.  Current and prospective principal investigators are strongly encouraged to participate in this hands-on workshop.

Space is limited.  Please register so that we can plan for your participation.

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Want Success As An Academic Writer? Build A Writing Circle

September 27th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Audio: Tenure & Promotion Overview and Panel Discussion

September 18th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Dr. Thomas Calhoun, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, gives an overview of procedures, timelines and expectations for tenure and promotion at JSU. Following him are insights from Dr. Farshad Amini, Professor and Chair in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Dr. Pamela Banks, Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology; and Dr. Joan Wesley, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning. Recorded September 8, 2016. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:20 AM
JSU INNOVATE, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

This event provides an in-depth overview of the functions and procedures of Jackson State University's Institutional Review Board.  Included are an overview of requirements and procedures for securing approval of human subjects research and an examination of the types of research that require IRB review.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about thorny or difficult cases. 

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For more information contact us by telephone at (601) 979-6949 or by e-mail at This activity is a part of the Faculty Engagement and Advancement Program (FEAP).  FEAP promotes faculty excellence in teaching and research and facilitates career advancement.

Audio: Undergraduate Research: Does the Mentor Matter?

September 15th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Dr. Erin Dolan, the Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Innovative Science Education at the University of Georgia, presents research that explores the impact of the type of mentor, i.e. faculty member or post-graduate trainee (doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows) on outcomes for undergraduate students in research experiences. This talk is a part of the Faculty Engagement & Advancement Program, which is co-sponsored by the Center for University Scholars, Division of Academic & Student Affairs and Division of Research & Federal Relations at Jackson State University. (Recorded on September 15, 2016)