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November 2016

November 18: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library 5th floor, CFI Suite, Innovation Hub & Resource Rooms

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Register for any of this semester's Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns using the link above.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, writing consultations are available and must be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here .  These requests need to be made a week in advance.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda, and
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes: 

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.



If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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November 18: Creating an EPIC Teaching Experience (Roundtable):

Location:  Rose Library room 5211

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Thursday's session at SSC has been canceled.

The EPIC (Enhancing Pedagogy through Innovative Classrooms) Center within the Student Success Center is now in its third year of operation. In this facilitated roundtable discussion, participants will explore the ways in which JMU faculty have used the EPIC classrooms and identify strategies to make traditional classrooms feel more innovative. The session will begin with a short presentation detailing the findings of a mixed methods research study of JMU faculty experiences teaching in EPIC. Discussion will emerge around best EPIC practices and features. To conclude, participants will brainstorm specific ways to bring EPIC-like strategies to traditional classroom spaces.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Identifying common themes related to the experience of teaching in an EPIC Center classroom, and
  • Identifying strategies to bring the best of EPIC classrooms to traditional classroom spaces.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes: 

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices, and
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.

Facilitators:

Tiffany Runion, M.S. Ed.; CFI

Stephanie Stockwell, Ph.D.; Integrated Science and Technology and CFI

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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November 28: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown:

Location:  Rose Library 5th floor, CFI Suite, Innovation Hub & Resource Rooms

Click to register

Register for any of this semester's Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns using the link above.


Need the time and space to advance or complete that writing project? Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns provide an opportunity to faculty members who desire time and a place to focus on scholarly writing during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working on their own writing, in a common space.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Scholarly Writers’ Lockdowns during the academic year. However, writing consultations are available and must be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request here .  These requests need to be made a week in advance.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Advancing your scholarship agenda, and
  • Advancing a current scholarly writing project.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes: 

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity.



If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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November 30: Call for Faculty Associate in Career Planning:

Please consider joining a dynamic, innovative team of instructional faculty who are dedicated to enhancing academic culture at JMU.  Apply today!

Applications are now being accepted for a Faculty Associate position in the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI). The CFI works to enhance academic culture by encouraging excellence in teaching, scholarship, and career planning for JMU faculty.  Faculty Associates contribute substantially to the development, delivery, and evaluation of programs that support the development of JMU faculty.

 We are seeking candidates interested in joining our Career Planning Area Team to support faculty at all stages of their careers to set clear goals, identify concrete action plans, and document effectiveness and excellence as part of continuous improvement in faculty growth and success. We encourage faculty with a wide range of interests to apply, including those who are interested in programming for part-time faculty, diversity and inclusion in faculty careers, as well as work-life balance. While faculty at all stages of their careers are welcome to apply, we particularly encourage those with extended experience at JMU to send us their applications.

The candidates will be selected in December 2016 and will begin in the spring upon negotiation of duties with each of the candidate’s academic unit head.  Faculty Associates receive a course release per semester (negotiated with the academic unit head) or a $3,000 stipend for their work. 

Application Materials

  1. Cover letter, indicating relevant experience and/or interest.
  2. Current Curriculum Vita.
  3. Letter of nomination (generally nominations are provided by peers or administrators with knowledge of your work and strengths as a faculty member).
  4. Endorsement statement from your Academic Unit Head (AUH). Endorsements need only indicate support and can take the form of the following:

"I support  ___________________'s application for the position of CFI Faculty Associate.
Name: __________
Title: ___________"

Application Process

Submit items 1 and 2 to cfi@jmu.edu by November 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm.  Ensure that items 3 and 4 are also submitted by the deadline. For cases in which the AUH is also the nominator, the AUH should submit each document separately, but may supply both as part of the same email.  Questions may be directed to Andreas Broscheid, Associate Director for the Career Planning Area at broschax@jmu.edu 

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December 2016

December 1: Cultural Dexterity: What Is It and How Can It Help My Teaching? (Roundtable) MORE >

December 2: Scholarly Writers' Lockdown MORE >

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