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Get Involved with the Madison Collaborative

You can learn about and be involved in the effort to teach ethical reasoning skills to the JMU campus community in multiple ways.

Learn About Ethical Reasoning

Register for an Upcoming Workshop

Read the Madison Collaborative blog

Submit a Blog Idea

        The Madison Collaborative blog is a space for MC staff and the JMU community to share stories and ideas related to ethical reasoning. Please share your story or idea with us a mc@jmu.edu.

Apply for a Research or Program Innovation Grant

The Madison Collaborative offers two grants to support new research and programming efforts focused on ethical reasoning as applied to personal, professional, and civic life. This support will encourage ongoing renewed engagement with ethical reasoning content and will broaden participation among JMU faculty and staff, and students with a faculty or staff sponsor. Grant applications are due June 30th of every year, and awards are made in July. In mid-April, applications are posted in the "Resources" section on the home page.

Apply for a Faculty or Student Affairs Fellowship

The MC offers a one- to two-year fellowship to at least one full-time faculty member and one full-time Student Affairs professional who engage with MC leadership, MC Council members, faculty, students, and staff through a wide range of activities and serve as liaisons to the campus community. Future candidates will wish to deepen their understanding of ethical reasoning in action and extend the MC educational efforts on campus and beyond. Responsibilities will be negotiated with the Madison Collaborative Chair to achieve a balance between the needs of the MC and expertise of the Fellow.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the MC faculty fellows are Holly McCartney, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Early, Elementary, and Reading department in the College of Education and Tim Ball, Ph.D., faculty in the School of Communication Studies and GCOM Basic Course Director. Shelly Laurenzo, a career and academic advisor in Career and Academic Planning is the MC Student Affairs fellow for 2014-2016.

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be posted in the fall with a mid-December due date. Please email mc@jmu.edu with your interest or questions in the meantime.

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