Throughout the year, the Center for Faculty Innovation offers a variety of programming based on different needs and interests related to faculty scholarship.  The tailored and focused offerings of January Symposium 2019 encourage scholarly productivity in relationship to professional grant development and advancing scholarly projects.  We look forward to seeing you in January.

Professional Grant Development Institute, Thu, Jan 3 & Fri, Jan 4

Festival Conference & Student Center, Highlands room

Thu, Jan 3 from 1-5 PM & Fri, Jan 4 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

The focus will be on how to effectively tell the story that leads to funding, be it for the researcher in the sciences and social sciences, education, humanities, arts, or non-profit professional.  Differentiated instruction for NIH, NSF, and other types of grants (private foundation) will be provided.  Guidance will be offered on how to write graduate assistant support into grants.   Optional individual consultations will also be offered.  Participants will need to bring their own laptops.  In addition, bring a request for proposal (RFP) for a desired grant to the Professional Grant Development Institute.

This intensive 1.5 day application-based, grant proposal institute is geared for:

  1. those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and
  2. beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing, and winning proposals from various funding agencies.

Applications for Professional Grant Writing Institute are due by Tue, Nov 27 at 5 PM.  

Facilitator: Mathilda Harris, Ph. D., Grant Training Center 

This Institute is financially co-sponsored by the JMU Center for Faculty Innovation, the Office of Research and Scholarship, and the Graduate School.  

Write on Site, Fri, Jan 4

Rose Library Fourth Floor Study Space

Fri, Jan 4, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Need the time and space to advance or complete a scholarship project? This session provides an opportunity for faculty members who desire time and structure to focus on academic writing. Join colleagues in a common space, who will be independently working on their scholarship and leave with a productive start to your spring semester. Please bring your own laptop computers. Optional writing consultations are available as well.

Consultations, Fri, Jan 4

Rose Library Fourth Floor Study Rooms

30 minute increments Fri, Jan 4 between 8:30 AM-12:00 PM.

As a part of January Symposium 2019, the Center for Faculty Innovation will offer on-site, one-on-one scholarship consultation opportunities. The Scholarship Consultation Program connects faculty to the on-campus resources needed to advance scholarship projects and agendas. Regardless of the stage of a scholarly process—envisioning, research design, drafting manuscripts, revising/editing a manuscript, or celebrating success—participants will be matched with consultants who will assist them with advancing their scholarship projects and agendas.  


Consultations offered in 2019 January Symposium include the following:

Academic Writing Consultations

Consultant:  Jared Featherstone, M.F.A., University Writing Center

Methods and Data 

(CLOSED:FULL) Mixed Methods Consultant: Tim Ball, Ph.D., School of Communication Studies and Center for Faculty Innovation

Qualitative Methods Consultant: Lori Britt, Ph.D., School of Communication Studies

Scholarly Process (Managing projects, prioritizing time, collaboration, etc…)

Consultant: Ed Brantmeier, Ph.D., Center for Faculty Innovation and Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education

Library Resources for Research and Scholarship

Consultant: Liz Thompson, JMU Libraries

Pre-registration is required to ensure personalized consultations.  A few walk-in consultations may be available, dependent on consultant availability. 

Scholarly Networking Lunch, Fri, Jan 4

Rose Library Third Floor Flex Space

Fri, Jan 4, 12:00-1:00 PM

This networking lunch will serve as a community-building event at the 2019 January Symposium. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their academic interests and big questions while they share a meal with colleagues from across campus. 

See you at January Symposium 2019

Pre-registration has closed for Friday. 1/4/19.

You are welcome to still attend and participate.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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