There are many JMU offices and services that support all aspects of your responsibilities as a faculty member.

Use the list below to explore some of the offices, departments and other resources that impact your faculty service at JMU.

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Faculty Resources

4-VA (568-7447, - a collaborative partnership between six Virginia universities that is powered by 4 initiatives. Our mission is to promote collaborations that leverage the strengths of each partner university and improve efficiencies in higher education across the Commonwealth of Virginia. 4-VA at JMU Request for Proposals.

Card Services (568-6446, - The JMU Card Services office provides the official identification card, JACard, which permits access to most university services and facilities.

Career & Academic Planning (568-6555, - Assists faculty in guiding and encouraging students in their academic and out- of-class experiences as they navigate their way toward a rewarding career.

Center for Assessment & Research Studies (568-6706, - Provides support for all assessment of student learning outcomes at JMU, fosters scholarship on higher education assessment, and sets a high standard for assessment and measurement practices.

Center for Faculty Innovation (568-4846, - Designs and implements faculty-driven programs and services to support faculty in their multidimensional roles as teachers, scholars, leaders, and advisers.

City Bus Schedule (540-432-0492, - Bus system offered in conjunction with the City of Harrisonburg with routes on and off campus.

Community Service Learning (568-6366, - Information to help identify and coordinate service-learning opportunities for faculty and students

Computer Purchases (568-3555, - Academic unit and personal computer purchases.

Computing at JMU (568-3555, - Accounts, JMU email, Windows 365, SharePoint, Lynda, computing policies, security, getting connected, help desk, computer labs and more.

Counseling & Student Development Center (568-6552, - Provides information and support to help faculty respond to student behavior that may cause uncertainty, concern, and/or alarm.

Dean of Students (568-6468, - Assists students who are withdrawing from the University and notifies faculty of extended absences when a student is incapacitated or experiencing extraordinary circumstances over the course of several days.

Faculty Ombudsperson (2018-2019, Charles Blake -- – Wine-Price 3047) - The Ombudsperson is an independent and neutral third party on campus for faculty members with questions, disputes or other concerns. FAQs.

General Education Program (568-2852, - The core academic program of James Madison University. It is required of all students regardless of their major or professional program. Gen Ed Planner pdfGen Ed Newsletter

Honors College (568-6953, - Offers a setting in which students who share a similar enthusiasm for learning are brought together in intellectual fellowship.

Human Resources (568-3825, - Benefit information, retirement, on-boarding, and more.

  • Dual Career and Community Resources Program is a program offered by the Office of Human Resources which supports the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff who are new to the area.
  • Find Your HR Consultant. To allow for direct access, consistent communication, and targeted customer service, an HR Consultant from the team is assigned to a department or unit on campus to serve, assist, and advise customers as needed.
  • Community and Campus Resources listings compiled by JMU HR.

Information Technology Help Desk ( - The central point of contact for the computing support needs of the JMU community. Contact: (540) 568-3555,, go to the IT Service Portal, or the 4th floor, Student Success Center.

The Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue ( - ICAD helps advance productive conversation skills on campus and in the community by designing conversations that matter and training students as facilitators. ICAD can bring deliberation into your classroom or partner with you on campus events that encourage talking about difficult and complex issues.

Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (540-568-2642, - IIHHS brings together faculty, students, and community members to address health and human service needs of vulnerable communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Faculty from across the University are invited to collaborate with Institute programs and partners to create learning opportunities for their students, and to conduct community-engaged scholarship.

JMU Learning Centers (568-2932, - Supports the diverse learning and scholarship needs of students, faculty, and staff through integrated academic support services in a learner-centered and supportive environment. These programs and services include Communication Center, English Language Learner Services, Science & Math Learning Center, Peer Assisted Study Sessions, and University Writing Center.

JMU Libraries (568-6150, - Provides resources, services, and spaces to support you and your students with accessing and using information and technology resources in the classroom and your research. (

  • Classroom Technology ( - Supports mediated teaching classrooms available in multiple locations.  Provides classroom key distribution and information regarding classroom equipment. 
  • Innovation Services (568-7061, – Supports the integration of technology into teaching and learning at JMU by sharing information, developing faculty skills, providing resources, developing new technologies, and managing instructional technology systems. 
  • Liaison Libraries ( - A liaison librarian is assigned to each academic program to ensure that library services and collections meet the needs of the students and faculty.

Madison Caucus for Gender Equality (568-7998, The caucus reaches out to all professional women and men on campus, understanding that gender based workplace bias affects not only women but men and families as well.

Madison Hispanic Caucus ( An organization whose purpose is to be an advocate for Latino issues in higher education, including the educational welfare and advancement of Latinos/as at our University.

MyMadison – ( - Web-based employee service center to access payroll, training and other employment information.

Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices (OSARP) (568-6218, - details the rights and responsibilities of students, reviewing cases involving disciplinary matters and, when necessary, imposing sanctions for violations in accordance with the policies laid out in the JMU Student Handbook.   

Office of Disability Services (568-6705, - Assists the university in creating an accessible community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in their educational experience. These programs and services include Assistive Technology Computer Labs, Disability Services, Learning Strategies Instruction, and Screening and Assessment Services.

Office of Research and Scholarship (568-2700, - Support and development of innovative opportunities to promote scholarly activities for the university community and advance economic development for the state and region.

Office of Research Integrity (ORI)(568-7025, - ORI promotes a culture of compliance, research integrity, and high quality research within the University community.

Office of Sponsored Programs (568-6872, - Support with grants, proposal and budget development, funding searches and more. OSP services. OSP Quick Guide.

Parking Services (568-3300, - Parking permits, maps, and more. FAQs for faculty & staff

Professional & Continuing Education (568-4253, - PCE (formerly Outreach & Engagement) serves non-traditional students, offering access to higher education for multiple audiences including certificate, non-degree, and youth programs.

Registrar (568-6281, - MyMadison login, academic calendar, final exam times, posting grades and more.

Statistical Consulting Center (568-6184, - Provides statistical expertise to faculty, staff or students.

Talent Development (568-3845, - Serves administrative and professional faculty as well as classified staff and wage employees with performance improvement opportunities that contribute to the achievement of the university’s mission.

Transportation at JMU ( Links and listing of buses, shuttles, taxi, ride sharing, and biking resources maintained by JMU transportation services.

University Advising (568-7350, – Comprehensive resources to help you advise JMU students through their undergraduate career. University Advising coordinates advising support for academic units, provides training and support to faculty advisors, oversees the development of advising technology delivery systems, and coordinates new transfer student advising. Advising provides essential academic information, regardless of major, to assist in understanding JMU’s graduation requirements.

University Programs (568-2852) - provides oversight and support for large academic programs that involve multiple colleges and departments.  These include the General Education Program, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (IdLS), Center for Assessment and Research Studies, Pre-Professional Health Advising, Outreach & Engagement, and University Advising.  University Programs also functions as the dean’s office for undeclared students and coordinates some university-wide academic projects, including the honor code test, summer session, and the registration of new first year and transfer students into appropriate first-semester schedules.

University Recreation Center (UREC) (568-8732, - Campus fitness center with a swimming pools, fitness classes, adventure courses, state of the art workout equipment, a climbing wall, equipment rental, and more.

Young Children's Program (568-6292, - an early learning program operated by the College of Education.  Its curriculum, environment, and organization are based on professional standards and research related to learning and development of young children.  The program operates M-F with AM & full days for 3-4 year olds. PDF brochure.

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