Faculty Development and Support Committee


This college committee is composed of five members, one faculty representative from each COE department’s PAC . 


  • Solicit and review proposals and make recommendations to the Dean regarding recipients of faculty educational leaves, research grants and teaching grants.
  • Administer faculty development funds allocated from the college to support faculty research, teaching, collaborative endeavors and professional development.
  • Identify the Distinguished Teacher, Madison Scholar, and Distinguished Service Award recipient for the College.
  • Plan the annual faculty awards and recognition reception.
  • Serve as the body to solicit proposals and make recommendations to the Dean regarding special awards or recognition identified by the College (e.g., the Mosier Fellow).
  • Offer support and guidance as new faculty members adjust to life in the JMU College of Education.
  • Design professional development opportunities for new faculty around the issues of teaching, scholarship and service.
  • Serve as appeals committee for faculty in tenure/promotion decisions.
  • Coordinate with the assessment committee on faculty evaluation process.