Center for Faculty Innovation


Mon, 13 Jun 2016 9:00 AM - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:00 PM

Location:  Student Success Center, EPIC Classrooms

Acceptances have already been sent for Summer 2016.

jmUDESIGN encompasses an array of initiatives designed to guide participants through the instructional design and redesign processes.  jmUDESIGN begins with an intensive, 5-day summer institute succeeded by optional on-demand consultations.  The summer institute will provide participants with the skills, knowledge, and support necessary to foster a learner-centered environment. 

During jmUDESIGN, a team of experienced facilitators will assist participants in the principles, methods, and strategies of backward design and course alignment.  Each phase of the facilitation process is designed to model diverse pedagogical principles, ranging from learner-centered teaching to team-based learning (TBL). Participants are placed in a small group learning community for the duration of the institute, allowing for rich exchange and collaboration amongst peers.

 Participants completing jmUDESIGN will make progress toward many outcomes, such as:

  • Designing instruction that aligns learning objectives, assessments, and activities;
  • Articulating and justifying design and pedagogical choices; and
  • Fostering relationships amongst colleagues across disciplines, colleges, and ranks.

Lead Facilitators:

  • Carole Nash, Ph.D., Integrated Science and Technology, Center for Faculty Innovation
  • Stephanie Stockwell, Ph.D., Integrated Science and Technology, Center for Faculty Innovation

Group Learning Facilitators:

  • Indigo Eriksen, M.F.A., English, NVCC
  • Bill Hawk, Ph.D., Philosophy and Religion, Madison Collaborative
  • Jeanne Horst, Ph.D., Graduate Psychology, Center for Assessment and Research Studies
  • Carol Hurney, Ph.D., Biology, Center for Faculty Innovation
  • Michael Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Smita Mathur, Ph.D., Early, Elementary, and Reading Education, Center for Faculty Innovation
  • Chris Mayfield, Ph.D., Computer Science
  • Cara Meixner, Ph.D., Graduate Psychology, Center for Faculty Innovation
  • Kurt Schick, Ph.D., Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication; Learning Centers

Sponsors/ Partners:  

  • 4-VA,
  • EPIC, Student Success Center,
  • Madison Collaborative,
  • Learning Centers.

Directions to the Student Success Center

Questions about jmUDESIGN or about participating in a future cohort, contact the JMU's Center for Faculty Innovation at

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