Scholarship Programs intend to create a vibrant, scholarly community engaged in mindful, scholarly pursuits, both individually and collectively. The Center for Faculty innovation (CFI) respects the diversity of scholarship that JMU faculty engage in and seeks to be responsive to that diversity by offering inclusive, evidence-based enrichment opportunities and foster inclusive communities that enhance scholarly productivity through high impact practices.

Programs are offered during the academic year and over the summer to meet the changing needs of faculty. The scholarship outcomes that follow are achieved through flexible and attuned programmatic offerings.

Dayna Henry is the assistant director who oversees the scholarship area in CFI. You may contact Dayna at and learn more about her background and interest through our staff page.

Programs related to the scholarship areas below are offered by CFI throughout the year. Click on the links or the sidebar nav for more details.

Scholarly Writing encompass a range of configurations and styles of engagement in which faculty empower faculty in extended dialog, inquiry, and discovery around a topic of common concern, interest, or relevance to the community participants.

Following are the types of scholarly writing opportunities provided with varying scope, scale, and intensity

While participating in a scholarly writing, faculty will

  • Form meaningful connections with colleagues
  • Have the opportunity to explore a topic of common concern, interest, or relevance
  • Have the opportunity to apply what is learned to their scholarship

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Scholarship programs are designed for faculty to make progress towards the following outcomes
  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity
  • Forming collaborative scholarly projects with students, faculty, & staff at JMU and other institutions
  • Advancing scholarly skills
  • Exploring & securing funding opportunities to support scholarly activities
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations

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