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February 2 : Write on Site (Lockdown):

Location:  Rose Library room 3313 

Register Here

Write on Sites (formerly Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns) are offered on Tuesdays (12:30 PM-4:30 PM), and Fridays (8:30 AM-12:30 PM) throughout the semester. You may register for any of these sessions using the linked button above.


Need the space and time to advance or complete that writing project? Write on Site is an opportunity for faculty members who seek space and time to research and write during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working, in a common space in Rose Library.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Write on Site programs during the academic year. However, scholarship consultations are available on an ongoing basis and may be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request.  These requests need to be made a week in advance to ensure availability of a consultant during the Write on Site time frame.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward enhancing scholarly productivity.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 6 : Doing Educational Leave Well (Roundtable) :

Location:  Student Success Center room 4043.

Register Here

Lunch will be available at 11:30, so that the program can begin at 12:00.

Planning for an educational leave in the future, or thinking about applying for one? Research literature on educational leave (i.e. academic leave or sabbatical) suggests that it is an important part of overall faculty development, career success, work-life balance, and institutional goal attainment. Facilitators, all returning this semester from academic leave, will share highlights and challenges from their educational leave.  They will also discuss strategies for being effective and successful during planning, the leave period itself, and for reintegration after educational leave. Conversation will include a focus on overall career wellness. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Contemplating strategies for planning, doing, and returning from educational leave, and
  • Exploring the role of educational leave in relationship to overall career wellness.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes:

  • Enhancing scholarly productivity, and
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations.

Facilitators:

Debbie Sturm, Ph. D , Graduate Psychology

Carlos Alemán Ph. D., School of Communication Studies  

Ed Brantmeier, Ph. D., Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education and Center for Faculty Innovation 

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 6 : Write on Site (Lockdown):

Location:  Rose Library room 3313 

Register Here

Write on Sites (formerly Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns) are offered on Tuesdays (12:30 PM-4:30 PM), and Fridays (8:30 AM-12:30 PM) throughout the semester. You may register for any of these sessions using the linked button above.


Need the space and time to advance or complete that writing project? Write on Site is an opportunity for faculty members who seek space and time to research and write during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working, in a common space in Rose Library.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Write on Site programs during the academic year. However, scholarship consultations are available on an ongoing basis and may be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request.  These requests need to be made a week in advance to ensure availability of a consultant during the Write on Site time frame.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward enhancing scholarly productivity.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 8 : Strategies for Working with Student Survivors of Violence (Workshop):

Location:  Rose Library room 5211

Register Here

This workshop will also be offered on Fri, 09 Feb 2018, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM in SSC. 

You may register for either using the linked button above.


In this workshop, faculty will learn about the impact of trauma on their students, particularly those who have experienced sexual or intimate partner violence. Faculty are often faced with responding to students' disclosures or watching as students suddenly begin to struggle academically without knowing why. After this workshop, faculty attendees will have a better understanding of the impact sexual violence has on their students and some practical strategies for engaging with student survivors effectively and empathically while creating inclusive, trauma-informed classrooms.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Identifying the impact of sexual violence on student learning,
  • Applying trauma-informed approaches to teaching in the classroom, and
  • Utilizing trauma-informed responses to student survivors. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.

Facilitators:

Arianna Sessoms, Prevention Coordinator in the University Health Center's The Well.

Jackie Heiber, Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Advocacy in the University Health Center’s The Well.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 8 : #MeToo (Flashpoint):

Location: Madison Union room 256

The Flashpoint #MeToo, the first Flashpoint of the Spring 2018 semester, considers the impact of the October 2017 social media movement on our own campus and community, following national and international outcries concerning sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood film producer, Harvey Weinstein. Social activist, Tarana Burke, has long used the phrase "#MeToo" to help survivors realize the widespread and pervasive nature of sexual harassment and sexual assault. These survivors include members of our own JMU campus, among the millions who have come forward to share their experiences. Faculty panelists will discuss with our broad audience the effects of this national and international movement, and the campus climate today.

Panelists: to be confirmed.

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February 9 : Write on Site (Lockdown):

Location:  Rose Library room 3313 

Register Here

Write on Sites (formerly Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns) are offered on Tuesdays (12:30 PM-4:30 PM), and Fridays (8:30 AM-12:30 PM) throughout the semester. You may register for any of these sessions using the linked button above.


Need the space and time to advance or complete that writing project? Write on Site is an opportunity for faculty members who seek space and time to research and write during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working, in a common space in Rose Library.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Write on Site programs during the academic year. However, scholarship consultations are available on an ongoing basis and may be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request.  These requests need to be made a week in advance to ensure availability of a consultant during the Write on Site time frame.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward enhancing scholarly productivity.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 9 : Strategies for Working with Student Survivors of Violence (Workshop):

Location:  Student Success Center room 4043, lunch will be provided at 12.

Register Here

This workshop will also be offered on Thu, 08 Feb 2018, 8:00 AM-9:15 AM in Rose. 

You may register for either using the linked button above.


In this workshop, faculty will learn about the impact of trauma on their students, particularly those who have experienced sexual or intimate partner violence. Faculty are often faced with responding to students' disclosures or watching as students suddenly begin to struggle academically without knowing why. After this workshop, faculty attendees will have a better understanding of the impact sexual violence has on their students and some practical strategies for engaging with student survivors effectively and empathically while creating inclusive, trauma-informed classrooms.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Identifying the impact of sexual violence on student learning,
  • Applying trauma-informed approaches to teaching in the classroom, and
  • Utilizing trauma-informed responses to student survivors. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.

Facilitators:

Arianna Sessoms, Prevention Coordinator in the University Health Center's The Well.

Jackie Heiber, Assistant Director for Sexual Violence Prevention and Survivor Advocacy in the University Health Center’s The Well.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 12 : May Symposium: Call for Proposals:

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for May Symposium Conference Day sessions in the areas of academic culture, career planning, scholarship and/or teaching.  Conference Day will be held on Wednesday, May 9.  Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis until Monday, February 12 at 9 AM. Early submission is encouraged. 

Submit a Proposal

Click here for a PDF preview of the submission form.

About CFI’s May Symposium. In an effort to support the ongoing development of JMU faculty as a teachers and scholars, the JMU Center for Faculty Innovation offers May Symposium Conference Day to faculty during the week after May Commencement. The annual May Symposium compiles a variety of roundtables, speakers, gatherings, and workshops on various topics such as learner-centered teaching, course design, and information literacy. Poster presentations are an added feature to this year’s Conference Day.  These presentations offer graphic representations of emerging theory, research, practice, models, concepts, programs or initiatives.  There will be an opportunity for short but engaging question and feedback exchanges with the presenter and interested members of the audience. This exciting collaborative effort provides full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and academic unit leaders with opportunities to focus on teaching, scholarship, career planning, service and/or leadership. Click here for a May Symposium 2017 schedule.

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February 13 : Write on Site (Lockdown):

Location:  Rose Library room 3313 

Register Here

Write on Sites (formerly Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns) are offered on Tuesdays (12:30 PM-4:30 PM), and Fridays (8:30 AM-12:30 PM) throughout the semester. You may register for any of these sessions using the linked button above.


Need the space and time to advance or complete that writing project? Write on Site is an opportunity for faculty members who seek space and time to research and write during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working, in a common space in Rose Library.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Write on Site programs during the academic year. However, scholarship consultations are available on an ongoing basis and may be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request.  These requests need to be made a week in advance to ensure availability of a consultant during the Write on Site time frame.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward enhancing scholarly productivity.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 14 : Apply for the Finish Your Writing Project (Faculty Community):

Group will meet on alternating Wednesdays; 02/21/2018, 03/14/2018, 03/28/2018, 04/11/2018 and 04/25/2018 from 12:30-3:30 PM in SSC room 4049.

Apply Here

Applications are due by Wed Feb 14 at 5:00 PM.

Click here for a PDF preview of the application.

Commit weekly time to your scholarly projects in a sustained and supportive writing group.  This facilitated scholarship community offers faculty a space to: develop collaborative support with fellow writers; advance in a writing project plan; dedicate consistent time to writing and editing; brainstorm around challenges; and celebrate successes together. Whether working on a manuscript, book project, or other scholarly project, this experience will help scholars move toward project completion in a collaborative writing group. Participants will commit to being present for five 3-hour meetings (2/21, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11 and 4/25) and will also have the opportunity to write collectively either in-person or via Google hangout (or a similar virtual meeting tool) on alternate Wednesdays. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Advancing a scholarly writing project, and
  • Building a faculty writing community.

Faculty participants will make progress toward enhancing scholarly productivity.

Facilitator: Becca Howes-Mischel, Ph.D., Sociology/ Anthropology

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations.

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February 16 : Write on Site (Lockdown):

Location:  Rose Library room 3313 

Register Here

Write on Sites (formerly Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns) are offered on Tuesdays (12:30 PM-4:30 PM), and Fridays (8:30 AM-12:30 PM) throughout the semester. You may register for any of these sessions using the linked button above.


Need the space and time to advance or complete that writing project? Write on Site is an opportunity for faculty members who seek space and time to research and write during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working, in a common space in Rose Library.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Write on Site programs during the academic year. However, scholarship consultations are available on an ongoing basis and may be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request.  These requests need to be made a week in advance to ensure availability of a consultant during the Write on Site time frame.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward enhancing scholarly productivity.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 20 : Write on Site (Lockdown):

Location:  Rose Library room 3313 

Register Here

Write on Sites (formerly Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns) are offered on Tuesdays (12:30 PM-4:30 PM), and Fridays (8:30 AM-12:30 PM) throughout the semester. You may register for any of these sessions using the linked button above.


Need the space and time to advance or complete that writing project? Write on Site is an opportunity for faculty members who seek space and time to research and write during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working, in a common space in Rose Library.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Write on Site programs during the academic year. However, scholarship consultations are available on an ongoing basis and may be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request.  These requests need to be made a week in advance to ensure availability of a consultant during the Write on Site time frame.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward enhancing scholarly productivity.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 23 : Write on Site (Lockdown):

Location:  Rose Library room 3313 

Register Here

Write on Sites (formerly Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns) are offered on Tuesdays (12:30 PM-4:30 PM), and Fridays (8:30 AM-12:30 PM) throughout the semester. You may register for any of these sessions using the linked button above.


Need the space and time to advance or complete that writing project? Write on Site is an opportunity for faculty members who seek space and time to research and write during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working, in a common space in Rose Library.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Write on Site programs during the academic year. However, scholarship consultations are available on an ongoing basis and may be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request.  These requests need to be made a week in advance to ensure availability of a consultant during the Write on Site time frame.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward enhancing scholarly productivity.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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February 27 : Write on Site (Lockdown):

Location:  Rose Library room 3313 

Register Here

Write on Sites (formerly Scholarly Writers' Lockdowns) are offered on Tuesdays (12:30 PM-4:30 PM), and Fridays (8:30 AM-12:30 PM) throughout the semester. You may register for any of these sessions using the linked button above.


Need the space and time to advance or complete that writing project? Write on Site is an opportunity for faculty members who seek space and time to research and write during the academic year.  Join colleagues, who will be independently working, in a common space in Rose Library.  Leave with a sense of accomplishment and with increased scholarly productivity. 

Note:  Coffee is available for purchase at Starbucks. A CFI consultant will not be present during Write on Site programs during the academic year. However, scholarship consultations are available on an ongoing basis and may be requested in advance by submitting a Scholarship Consultation request.  These requests need to be made a week in advance to ensure availability of a consultant during the Write on Site time frame.  

Faculty participants will make progress toward enhancing scholarly productivity.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at cfi@jmu.edu or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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