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About The Center for Faculty Innovation

The Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI) provides comprehensive professional development opportunities for JMU instructional faculty at all levels and stages of their careers.  CFI initiatives are designed to enhance academic culture and support innovations in teaching, scholarship, and career planning.  The CFI is staffed by tenured and tenure-track instructional faculty who, as teacher scholars in their academic disciplines, are committed to creating a sense of shared community grounded in academic excellence.

The CFI pursues its vision of comprehensive professional development for all faculty through collaborative partnerships with the JMU community by implementing and assessing of a range of scholarly-based programs. Further, the CFI embraces issues that transcend the individual faculty role, striving to make meaningful contributions to local dialogues and global dynamics.  Finally, the CFI strives to enhance academic culture through scholarly initiatives that reflect on the quality and changing nature of higher education.


The Center for Faculty Innovation enhances academic culture through professional development experiences designed to encourage excellence in teaching, scholarship, and career planning for JMU faculty.


We aim to be a widely respected professional development center where faculty empower faculty using evidence-based, integrative practices.