Professional Development

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)
  • *  Critical aspects of managing grant finances
  • *  Procurement and disposition of property
  • * 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.

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.

Call for Teaching with Technology Demonstrations

October 7th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

On October 29, 2015, the Center will host a FEAP Workshop on Teaching with Online and Mobile Technologies and Tools.  As part of the workshop, we will have small group demonstrations of particular tools and techniques.  If you use a technology-based tool or technique in your instructional delivery, student assignments or teaching assessment, we would welcome your participation.  Please complete the call for demonstrations by October 23, 2015.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
JSU Innovate Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

This workshop helps participants to integrate research and scholarly agendas with teaching responsibilities, discover techniques to avoid or work through obstacles and develop collaborations and partnerships at the university and beyond.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Academy Working Session (Sept. 25)

September 20th, 2015 by Kenya Hudson

Flyer with information replicated in the text.Friday, September 25, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
4th Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

Join us to learn more about the Academy for Research and Scholarly Engagement and to find a funding opportunity that matches your great idea!  The Academy for Research and Scholarly Engagement assists faculty in developing and submitting competitive proposals for external funding.  Successful participants receive a $3,000 summer research stipend.