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Faculty Development for Student Success @Center for University Scholars



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.



Faculty Development for Student Success @Center for University Scholars


1400 John R. Lynch Street
H.T. Sampson Library, Suite 4108 (Fourth Floor)
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 17091
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS 39217

Tel: (601) 979-6949
Fax: (601) 979-6950