Professional Development

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.

A panel of senior Jackson State faculty and typical reviewers of tenure and promotion applications suggest best practices and strategies for successfully navigating the tenure and promotion processes. They also answer questions about proposed guideline changes.

Video: Tenure and Promotions Discussion – Best Practices

September 21st, 2010 by Kenya Hudson

A panel of senior Jackson State faculty and typical reviewers of tenure and promotion applications suggest best practices and strategies for successfully navigating the tenure and promotion processes.