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The Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence 2022–2023

The Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence program aims to bring diversity, in all its forms, to the JMU campus and to provide opportunities for students to engage with artists from multiple disciplines. CCAiR was established in 2007–2008 as a collaboration between the Office of Diversity and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and the College of Visual and Performing Arts Council on Diversity encourage proposals that will enhance the diversity of thought, perspective, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status and background, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural experiences.

2023-2024 CCAiR Proposals due January 25, 2023 - Application Form

Faculty Recognition Awards

The College of Visual and Performing Arts is proud of the accomplishments and commitment of its faculty. In recognition of superlative achievements, the college gives five honors: Distinguished TeacherMadison ScholarDistinguished Service, Outstanding Junior Faculty and Outstanding Student Mentor.  See nomination forms, guidelines and past honorees.


Faculty Development Awards

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at James Madison University offers Faculty Development Awards of up to $5,000 to stimulate and assist teaching effectiveness, advance creative or scholarly agendas, or assist in developing service activities.

Proposals may be submitted individually or on behalf of a team; the principal investigator must be a full-time CVPA faculty member (including academic unit heads). Faculty members may be part of multiple Faculty Development Award proposals as a research team member, and/or serve as a mentor for Undergraduate Development Award proposals; however, they will only be eligible to receive one Faculty Development Award as a principal investigator in each academic year. Faculty members are able to apply for and earn these awards annually; junior faculty members are particularly encouraged to apply.

Proposals will be reviewed two times a year by the CVPA Research Support Committee. Proposals should be submitted by 5:00 pm on September 16, 2022 for the fall, or January 13, 2023 for the spring.

CVPA Faculty Development Awards Guidelines AY2023

CVPA Development Award Budget Template

Educational Leave

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University offers Educational Leaves to provide faculty members with opportunities to expand their research and/or teaching abilities and/or to foster intellectual growth. The ultimate purpose of these leaves is to sustain vigor, especially in the College's academic instructional programs, and to ensure that faculty members have the opportunity for professional development.

Written application for Educational Leave must be submitted on the attached forms and forwarded to the applicant’s school director in advance of the due date. The proposal must be reviewed and endorsed by the school director. The original application and endorsement must be submitted electronically starting Monday, September 5, 2022 and no later than by 4 pm Friday, October 21, 2022. Only applications received by this date will be accepted for consideration by the CVPA Research Support Committee.

CVPA Educational Leave Guidelines AY2023

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