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Events

  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
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Events

  • Apr 17: Madison Commemorative Debate and Citizen Forum
  • Apr 25: Logic and Reasoning Institute Colloquium
  • May 2: Final examinations
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News

Events

  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
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News

Events

  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
  • More >

News

Events

  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
  • More >

News

Events

  • May 9: Graduate Commencement Ceremony
  • May 9: University Commencement Ceremony
  • May 10: College Commencement Ceremonies
  • More >

CFI Academic Culture Programs

Academic Culture


Enhancing the academic culture at JMU is core to the mission of the Center for Faculty Innovation.  The CFI strives to reflect upon and respond to the changing needs of JMU faculty, the academic culture at JMU, global changes in higher education, and other issues that impact the academy.  Faculty teaching in the 21st century must be more innovative in all aspects of their careers, cross boundaries in the emerging collaborative culture, and transcend collegial and managerial cultures to support the needs of the changing student body.  Through varied program offerings the CFI is moving in from the margins to engage with the JMU, local, and global academic communities on issues ranging from academic rigor, impact of course evaluations on teaching, effective forms of mid-semester course evaluations, and changing needs of the professoriate. 

All CFI programs, especially programs that support the enhancement of academic culture at JMU, are designed for faculty to make progress toward the following outcomes:

  • feel an increased sense of belonging to the JMU community;
  • enhance diversity and inclusivity through teaching, scholarship, and career development;
  • engage in reflective practices about their faculty roles;
  • establish and strengthen relationships with colleagues across disciplines, colleges, and ranks that support teaching, scholarship and/or career development; and
  • develop holistic, integrated, and satisfying agendas in teaching, scholarship, and career development that align with the values of academic units and discipline(s).