Faculty in Residence (FIR)
The (FIR) program was created to house a university professor in the residence halls in the hopes of increasing interaction between students and educators. We hope that this becomes an opportunity for students in the hall to have many casual encounters with the faculty member that lead to moments of mentoring and learning.
We house five FIRs in the following residence halls: Chesapeake Hall, Potomac Hall, Shenandoah Hall, Eagle Hall, and Wayland Hall.
- Increase informal interaction between students and faculty.
- Increase opportunities for student out-of-classroom learning.
- Increase faculty involvement in out-of-classroom student life.
The Office of Residence Life at JMU strives to provide a living and learning environment for our residential students. The Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) program furthers this endeavor by creating an opportunity for a faculty member to bridge the gap between classroom and living experiences.
This program offers benefits for both the student and faculty member in residence. Students have the opportunity to make contact with Faculty who can assist them in their own academic or personal development. Research shows that informal student/faculty contact has a positive effect on college student’s personal and intellectual development. The faculty member can benefit from sharing their area of expertise and/or their personal interests. Their work as educators can be enhanced through the residential living experience.
For more information, contact Kathleen Campbell
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