Recent News

September 12th @ 3pm – Mentoring Kickoff Meeting

September 24th – Junior Faculty interest forms for participation in Cohort 3 due

October 11th @ 2pm – Program Orientation for Cohort 3

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 University's three strategic pillars

Student centeredness 

Teamwork and collegiality

The pursuit of excellence 

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 2019-2020 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
E-Mail: jsucus@jsums.edu