Professional Development

Sept. 8: FEAP: Tenure & Promotion Discussion

August 29th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Thursday, September 8, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Theater, 2nd Floor of the JSU Student Center

Join us for presentations by the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and a panel of experienced reviewers from various colleges.  An informal question and answer session follows the presentations.  The event's goals are (1) to familiarize faculty with department, college and university tenure and procedures and timelines; (2) to explore best practices for documentation and record-keeping; (3) to discuss approaches to compiling and organizing the tenure application and dossier; and (4) to consider optimal approaches to balancing conflict demands and allocating their time and resources.

This event is designed for probationary tenure-track faculty and associate professors seeking tenure and promotion.  We encourage faculty applying for tenure and promotion in the 2016-2017 cycle and the 2017-2018 cycle.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
JSU INNOVATE, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

This interest meeting acquaints participants with the learning strategies and opportunities offered by the Academy for Research & Scholarly Engagement.  Faculty will be able to talk with personnel from the Center for University Scholars and Sponsored Programs about their research ideas, potential funding matches and best practices for compiling a compelling application for the Academy.  Refreshments will be provided.

Workshop: Planning Productive Summers (Apr. 7)

March 24th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Flyer, Information replicated on text.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

 

Designed to help faculty think through their goals and activities for the upcoming summer term, this workshop covers the difference between goals for the summer and those during the academic year; types of experiences including summer programs, conferences or institutes that impacted your productivity; impact of summers on your energy and enthusiasm for research and teaching; and on- and off-campus collaborations for the summer.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

 

Flyer, Information replicated in text.Thursday, March 31, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
JSU INNOVATE Classroom, 1st Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

 

Designed to help mid-career faculty understand and consider positions of academic leadership (e.g. departmental chair and program or center director), this workshop explores the traditional and "people" skills needed for success as an academic leader, considerations in strategically selecting service and leadership roles that can lead to success in future academic leadership positions, duties and responsibilities of departmental chairs, the workload of departmental chairs and the challenge of maintaining work-life balance, the extent to which faculty can and do maintain their own active research/creative agendas while in academic leadership positions, and changes in relationships with colleagues who one now supervises and/or evaluates.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Brown Bag Research Talk: Digital Pedagogy (Mar. 22)

March 22nd, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Holden Reading Room, 4th Floor of the H.T. Sampson Library

 

Join us for Dr. Ingrad Smith's research talk, "Digital Pedagogy: There Is A Difference."  Dr. Smith is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership.  Join us for an engaging talk and light refreshments!


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Workshop: Mentoring Undergraduate Students (Mar. 3)

February 29th, 2016 by Kenya Hudson

Flyer, Information reflected in text.Thursday, March 3, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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

Designed to help faculty understand how to tailor research assistantship and other mentoring experiences to today's undergraduate student, this workshop addresses the following topics:  opportunities available via the Center for Undergraduate Research, differences between mentoring and advising, impact of mentoring on students' and faculty's research, the mechanics of tailoring mentoring experiences and introduction of the research process to undergraduates.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Flyer - Information reflected in the text.Thursday, February 11, 2016
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.