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  • Fall 2022 Writing Accountability Group Schedule (Check your email or the Canvas course for Zoom links:
    • Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 7 - 9 a.m.
    • Thursdays from 1:45-3:45 p.m.
    • Fridays from 3-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11 a.m. via Zoom
    • "Find Your Tribe: Networking Event for Academic Researchers"
  • Thursday, January 19th @ 10 a.m.
    • "The Elevator Pitch: Sharing Your Research and Finding Collaborators"
  • Week of February 13, 2023- presentation and small group workshops
    • "The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Strengthening Your Research Portfolio with SoTL"
  • Week of February 27, 2023 - Workshop
    • "Writing a Winning Grant Proposal"
  • Week of March 20, 2023 - Presentation
    • "Research Development Support at JSU"
  • Week of April 3, 2023 - Presentation
    • "Planning for a Productive Summer"
    • P&T Dossier Building Workshop (May and June)
    • Write a Journal Article in 12 Weeks (May - August)
  • Friday, August 24, 2023, 3 p.m
    • Presentation of CDPs to Deans and Chairs
    • In pereson in the H.T. Sampson Library Instructional Classroom

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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