January Institute 2021 will be Wednesday, January 12 at Festival Conference & Student Center.

Note: Formerly known as January Symposium, January Institute will build community and go deeply into a themed topic. In the years to come, January Institutes will laser focus on faculty programs that are in resonance with JMU Strategic priorities.

January Institutes are designed to help faculty progress toward some of following outcomes:


  • Discover a place and time for scholarship;
  • Develop collaborative networks;
  • Enhance scholarly productivity;
  • Advance scholarly skills;
  • Explore and secure funding; and
  • Appreciate the diversity of scholarship in higher education.

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