Center for Faculty Innovation

Centering Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Participatory Research (Faculty Community)

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Group will meet online on Tuesdays 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. 
Applications for this fellowship are now closed

Do you explore issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) in your scholarship? Do your methods align with your JEDI goals? Participatory methods such as arts-based research, photo-eye, narrative inquiry, and digital archives can change the relationship between academic researchers, their participants, and the community. Engaging in participatory research involves careful reflection on methodological approaches, identifying ethical implications of our methodological choices, reconsidering what “counts” as data, and even rethinking how we disseminate our work. 

Join this community of faculty, in various stages of JEDI work, to advance a project.  This Madison Fellowship is a self-directed, online community focused on mentorship, connecting with campus resources, and mutual accountability. Participants will share their individual needs and define the group focus for the semester. Participants will meet twice a month this fall. After the first meeting, the group will define their goals for the semester and perhaps reach out to appropriate JMU campus entities, such as the JMU Office of Research and Scholarship, to get their needs met. The group could also choose to use the time to focus on advancing current projects. 

Facilitated by: Aaron Bodle, College of Education and CFI

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Advancing scholarship and/or writing projects during the academic year; and
  • Mutual mentoring of peers.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these scholarship outcomes:

  • Appreciating the diverse forms, purposes, and communication modes of scholarship in higher education;
  • Enhancing scholarly productivity;
  • Advancing scholarly skills; and
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship with teaching and other career aspirations.
Faculty participants will make progress toward this career planning outcome:
  • Developing and fostering productive mentoring and networking relationships

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a graduate student or administrator and would like to attend, please sign up and leave a note at the end of the survey.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us personally at Tiffany Runion, runiontt@jmu.edu or (540)860-0524.

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