The Center for Faculty Innovation offers teaching consultations with JMU faculty in areas related to teaching and learning. 

Idiosyncratic to faculty members’ unique needs, consultations can take two forms:

Individual Consultation

The CFI provides on-demand consultations with JMU instructional faculty on areas related to teaching and learning. We collaborate with instructors in a variety of areas, such as designing a course, developing learning objectives, assessing student learning, actively engaging students, managing a large class, designing effective assignments, creating rubrics, reviewing course evaluations, etc.

As partners in the consultation process, the CFI consultant and faculty member(s) work through the teaching or learning issue with assistance from evidence-based resources and their collective expertise. All interactions, discussions, and/or data are private. Consultations are available to individuals, teaching teams, and departments. The CFI will match you with a consultant who will contact you within a week of your request.

Submit a request

Departmental Consultation

The CFI provides on-demand professional development opportunities for academic units and programs. Unlike the CFI’s general workshops and roundtables, which are targeted to all instructional faculty, these targeted initiatives allow our CFI faculty to tailor outcomes to meet disciplinary or departmental needs.


Click here for a list of initiatives that the CFI is poised to host.


If you are interested in scheduling a professional development opportunity for next semester please use the request button below. We will review requests on a rolling basis; some inquiries may be deferred depending on the availability of our faculty consultants.

Submit a departmental request

Peer Observation

Peer Observations are designed to provide JMU faculty with supportive individualized feedback regarding their teaching. The consultation process includes three steps: a pre-observation conference, classroom observation, and a post-observation consultation. All interactions, discussions, and/or data are confidential.  Observations are available to individuals and teaching teams. The CFI will match you with a consultant who will contact you within a week of your request.

Submit a request

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