The CFI offers individual, group, and departmental consultations about career planning, organizational development, scholarship, and teaching. All interactions, discussions, and/or data are confidential.

Individual and small group consultations are available to faculty on a wide variety of topics related to faculty success and development. Consultants work with faculty through their questions and provide referrals to other resources on and off campus as needed.

We can also provide tailored departmental consultations for units and programs to meet disciplinary or departmental needs.

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Career Consultations

Career consultations are personalized and designed to connect faculty—individually or in small groups—to resources and support for professional goal setting and career planning. Regardless of rank, level of experience, or area of interest or need, faculty will be matched with members of the JMU community who have knowledge and expertise in helping address faculty professional development. 

Scholarship Consultations

The Scholarship consultations connect faculty to the on-campus resources necessary to advance scholarship projects and agendas. Regardless of the stage of a scholarly process—envisioning, research design, drafting manuscripts, revising/editing a manuscript, celebrating success—participants will be matched with people on campus (e.g. statisticians, librarians, grant experts, methodologists) who will help toward advancing needs and agendas.  

Teaching Consultations

We collaborate with instructors in a variety of areas, such as designing a course, developing learning objectives, assessing student learning, actively engaging students, managing a large class, designing effective assignments, creating rubrics, and reviewing course evaluations.
As partners in the consultation process, the CFI consultant and faculty member(s) work through the teaching or learning question with assistance from evidence-based resources and their collective expertise. 


The CFI provides on-demand professional development opportunities for academic units and programs. Unlike the CFI’s general workshops and roundtables, which are targeted to all instructional faculty, these targeted initiatives allow our CFI faculty to tailor outcomes to meet disciplinary or departmental needs. 

Click here for a list of initiatives that the CFI is poised to host.

If you are interested in scheduling a professional development opportunity for next semester please use the request button above. We will review requests on a rolling basis; some inquiries may be deferred depending on the availability of our faculty consultants.

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