Recent News

Spring 2022 Writing Accountability Group Schedule (Check your email or the Canvas course for Zoom links:
Wednesdays from 7-9 a.m.
Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m.
Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.
Fridays from 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6th @ 12 pm – Lightening Extremem Spring Break Presentations. Please support your colleagues–5 current and 3 former mentoring program participants will be making presentations. Stop in to hear a few of these brief (15 minute) talks!

Monday, April 11th @ 4pm – Planning for a Productive Summer (via Zoom)

Friday, April 22nd @ 3 pm – Final Presentation to Deans and Chairs, in the H.T. Sampson Library Instructional Classroom

-P&T Dossier Building Workshop
-Write a Journal Article in 12 Weeks (links coming soon!)

Past Events
-December 15th @ 11 am – Find Your Tribe: Faculty Networking Event
-March 4, 2022 – Career Development Plan drafts due!
-Extreme Spring Break Proposal Review – Monday, February 21st @ 2 pm (Final Proposal due by Feb. 25th on this link
-Thursday, March 31st @ 3 pm – JSUOnline Workshop (via Zoom)

Books Ordered

List of Books Ordered


Established in 2003, the Center for University Scholars was renamed and refocused in 2017 with activities that specifically supported the development of tenure-track junior faculty through the support of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III program. The new Faculty Development for Student Success (FDSS) program, has two major aims: 

To improve teaching and learning through innovative curriculum design  

To increase faculty development opportunities and create a model working                                environment for faculty development  

Through the FDSS program, we have connected junior faculty to experienced mentors and introduced them to academic life at Jackson State. On our website, we provide support to faculty members in different disciplines and at different stages of their careers to help them excel as researchers and instructors. The FDSS program contributes to the four of the University’s strategic priorities

Student Success

Academic Prominence

Research Excellence 

Improving Campus Culture 

Through our commitment to cultivating faculty excellence in scholarship and teaching, fostering intellectual and trans-disciplinary dialogue, and nurturing the next generation of world-class scholars, faculty at JSU enjoy campus-wide support for their development in teaching, research, and professional service.  




Are you interested in finding a mentor? Then complete our application for the 2021-2022 Junior Faculty Mentoring Program.


Contact Us

Physical Location: H.T. Sampson Library, Suite 4108 (Fourth Floor)
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 17091, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217
Tel: (601) 979-6949
Fax: (601) 979-6950